Police Blotter for the week of Aug. 17
By J. Chambless
A home at 426 W. Baltimore Pike in London Grove Township was entered by unknown intruders on Aug. 7 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., after a rear window was broken with a snow shovel. The intruder then left through a door. Pennsylvania State Police Avondale are investigating.
ARRESTS FOR TOSSING SHOPPING CART
Kennett Square Police arrested two 16-year-old boys, both from Kennett Square, for pushing a shopping cart off of the Kennett Square parking garage on June 21. The cart almost struck a pedestrian. The boys were seen on surveillance video. They were charged with recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.
On Aug. 7 at 10:28 p.m., New Garden Township Police responded to a report of an assault in the 800 block of Penn Green Road. The victim told police that her husband, Jose Juan Carbajal, 33, of Landenberg, had been intoxicated and had grabbed her by the hair and slammed her head down. She tried to flee with her children, ages 10 and 23 months, but Carbajal took her car keys, pulled her out of the car and began choking her. Neighbors heard her screams and came to help her. Carbajal fled before police arrived, but was seen during the investigation, standing at a distance. He resisted arrest, but was subdued by officers. He was charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, resisting arrest and other offenses. He was taken to Chester County Prison in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Uriel Ortiz-Perez, 26, of Kennett Township, for aggravated assault on Aug. 11 after he allegedly threw a 20-year-old woman down the stairs, injuring her. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
Betha White, 59, of New Castle, Del., was charged with retail theft on Aug. 8 after she put a television and other merchandise in her cart at the Oxford Walmart, cut the security tag off of the television and left the store without paying for the items. Pliers that were used to cut off the tag were found in White's purse when she was detained and taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
Several homes in the 200 block of Daleville Road in Londonderry Township were hit by paintballs on Aug. 5 at 9:40 p.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
Kennett Square Police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Kennett Square for possession with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage drinking on July 3 after police got a report of trespassing and underage drinking in the 100 block of Race Street. The teen was released to a parent pending charges filed with the Juvenile Unit of the District Attorney's Office. A 17-year-old boy from Kennett Square was also cited for underage drinking in this incident.
On July 17, a resident of the 200 block of Scarlett Avenue reported to Kennett Square Police that they had gotten a phone call from someone claiming to be a cousin coming to visit from Chicago who had been in an accident and needed $1,500 to fix their car. The resident sent the money but later called family and found out that no family member had called them. The resident tried to cancel the money order, but it had already been picked up. Police advise residents that this is a scam.
BASEBALL EQUIPMENT STOLEN
On July 17 between 10:30 and 11:10 p.m., several bags of baseball equipment and clothes were stolen from a car parked in the 300 block of Juniper Street, according to Kennett Square Police.
TEEN CHARGED WITH TAKING CAR
A 14-year-old boy from Kennett Square was arrested for taking a relative's car overnight on July 20. The car was recovered in New Garden. The boy was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license. The boy was released to a parent. On July 30, criminal charges were again filed against the boy after again taking the relative's car a second time. He was charged with two counts of theft for taking $200 in cash and a debit card, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving without a license. The car was recovered in Greenport, N.Y.
On Aug. 7 at 8:15 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car swerving northbound in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, Mauricio Martinez-Juarez, 22, of Wilmington, Del., was found in possession of marijuana and there was an odor of marijuana in the car. He was charged with drug possession and released pending a court appearance.
On Aug. 7 at 9 p.m., New Garden Township Police stopped a car with an equipment violation in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike. The driver, Oscar Gervacio-Ramirez, 35, of New Castle, Del., was found with a plastic bag of suspected marijuana in the car, and there was an odor of burned marijuana. He was charged with possession and released pending a court appearance.
Kennett Square Police arrested Alfonso Gasca-Torres, 28, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop in the 100 block of West Mulberry Street on July 26 at 11:49 p.m. He was released at his home pending a summons from District Court.
Kennett Square Police arrested Gabriel Castaneda, 23, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop on July 21 at 8:24 p.m. in the 500 block of South Union Street. He was released pending a summons from District Court.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Caitlin McCabe, 26, of Chadds Ford, for DUI and resisting arrest on Aug. 6 at 5:12 p.m. after McCabe's car rolled off of Green Valley Road and overturned. She was not injured but was found to be DUI, and she resisted arrest before being taken into custody.
Kennett Square Police arrested Shanise Bryant, 22, of West Grove, for driving under the influence of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on July 15 at 2:19 a.m. in the 200 block of West Cypress Street. She was released pending a summons from District Court. A passenger in her car, Joseph Doheny, 20, of Kennett Square, was cited for disorderly conduct.