Police Blotter for the week of Sept. 14
● By J. Chambless
CAR CRASHES INTO MANURE
A 2011 Toyota Camry being driven by Chukwuemeka Amobi, 41, of Wilmington, Del., went off of Newark Road south of Pusey Mill Road on Sept. 3 at 2 a.m., hit a wooden fence, continued through a field and hit a barbed-wire fence and then a concrete curb, causing the car to go airborne. The car then struck another barbed-wire fence and then hit the concrete edge of a manure pit and fell into the pit. Pennsylvania State Police Avondale said the car was airborne for about 25 feet. The car was floating in the manure pit when police arrived. The driver had fled the scene, but was later apprehended. Police said he did not suffer any injuries.
GUNS STOLEN IN BURGLARY
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that a home in the 1700 block of Flint Hill Road in London Britain Township was burglarized on Sept. 3 between 6:30 a.m. and 12:55 p.m. Stolen were a .22 Ruger revolver, a 9MM Hi-Point semiautomatic handgun, about $2,400 in cash, a Barnett crossbow, a suede handgun holster and several pieces of jewelry. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
GUN FIRED AT PARTY
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that David Michael Petrella, 25, of West Grove, was to be charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct after he fired a pistol into the air at a party during a fight just after midnight on Sept. 7 at 129 E. Avondale Rd., London Grove Township. Charges are pending.
TEEN CRASHES CAR
A 16-year-old Landenberg teen driving a 2005 Audi crashed the car on Sept. 1 in Franklin Township and was taken to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital with injuries, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The report said that the teen was driving east on Thompson Circle in Franklin Township “at a high rate of speed” in the residential neighborhood when he drove off the right side of the road, struck a mailbox, shrub and tree at 100 Thompson Circle. The car had disabling damage. The teen was taken to the hospital with what were described as minor injuries. Police said he will be cited for driving without a license, speeding and other driving infractions.
Pennsylvania State Police charged Megan Brooke O'Connor, 43, of Kennett Square, with violating a protection from abuse order by going to the office of Eagle Energy Systems at 500 N. Walnut Road in East Marlborough Township on Sept. 3 and hanging “harassing messages” on the outside of the building, police said. A 46-year-old man who lives in Millsboro, Del., works at the office and has a PFA against the woman.
LAWN MOWER STOLEN
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that an unidentified man came to a home at 100 Olde Field Drive in Oxford and asked if he could have a lawn mower that was on the property. He was told he would have to return later to speak to the owner of the property. He left, but returned three hours later with a trailer attached to his car and remained at the site for about 25 minutes. The lawn mower was discovered missing shortly after that time. The investigation is ongoing.
STOLEN BIKE RECOVERED
On Sept. 6, New Garden Police got a call about a bike that was stolen out of a front yard in the 900 block of Penn Green Road. After checking surveillance video from a nearby business, police found a photo of a man stealing the bike. Police searching the area found Alexis Gonzalez-Mondragon, 20, of Avondale, riding the stolen bike. He admitted to stealing it and was arrested and processed. He was later turned over to constables for an unrelated warrant.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Regina Maria Yetman, of Oxford, for DUI after a traffic stop for speeding on Route 1 south of Route 10 on Sept. 6 at 10:42 p.m. She was also charged with possession of marijuana.
On Aug. 27 at 11:36 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a vehicle traveling north on Gap Newport Pike without rear lights. The vehicle also swerved over the center double line several times. After a traffic stop, the driver, Jose Rojas-Lopez, 31, of Oxford, was taken into custody for DUI and released pending a court appearance.
On Sept. 6 at 9:41 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police arrested Calixto Tomas, 24, of New Garden Township, for DUI after a traffic stop on Lake Road at Baltimore Pike in London Grove Township.
On Sept. 6 at 2:08 a.m., New Garden Township Police saw a vehicle being driven erratically in the 9100 block of Gap Newport Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, Adalberto Martinez, 42, from Avondale, was found to be DUI. He admitted to drinking alcohol. He was charged and released pending a court appearance.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Victor Okoduwa Kakulu, of Newark, Del., for DUI after a traffic stop on Sept. 12 at 10:13 p.m. on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township. He was also charged with having five grams of marijuana.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Steven Scott Larick, of Landenberg, for DUI on Sept. 12 at 12:36 a.m. on Route 1 southbound at Route 52.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Christopher Michael Lauletta, 24, of Landenberg, for DUI on Sept. 12 at 2:12 a.m. after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Heather Hill Drive in Franklin Township. He was taken to Jennersville Hospital for a blood test for intoxication and later processed at police headquarters in Avondale. He was charged with DUI and related traffic offenses.