Police Blotter for the week of Sept. 28
By J. Chambless
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale are investigating an attempted burglary that occurred at 31 White Oak Road in London Britain Township between May 15 and Sept. 13. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
On Aug. 29, Kennett Square Police got a report that sometime between Aug. 5 and 29, a backpack sprayer, a Husquevarna trim saw, a Husquevarna chainsaw and a Stihl saw, valued at about $2,200, were stolen from a business in the 400 block of South Walnut Street. The investigation is continuing.
Kaitlin Nicole Hansen, 20, of Rising Sun, Md., was charged with forgery after Pennsylvania State Police Avondale said she made an unauthorized check transaction from an account belonging to a 51-year-old West Grove woman on Aug. 10.
Kennett Square Police arrested Carlos Pantoja-Duran, 19, of Kennett Square, on Sept. 3 at 7:40 p.m. In the 100 block of South Willow Street. He was charged with possessing instruments of crime, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arraigned and bail was set at $3,000 cash. Unable to post bail, he was taken to Chester County Prison.
Kennett Square Police arrested Adrian Avila, Jr., 22, of Kennett Square, on Aug. 30 at 12:34 a.m. in the 500 block of South Broad Street. He was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was released pending a summons from District Court.
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.
On Sept. 4 at 2:35 p.m., Kennett Square Police cited Jenice Jackson, 47, of Kennett Square, for public drunkenness after getting a report of a woman passed out in the 400 block of Center Street. She was released at her home.
Also on Sept. 4 at 8:20 p.m., Kennett Square Police cited Sharon Johnston, 38, of Kennett Square, for public drunkenness in the 100 block of East South Street. She was released to a friend.
CAR CRASHES AFTER POLICE CHASE
On Sept. 20 at 1:30 a.m., a Mercury Cougar was seen driving fast along Newark Road before it left the roadway north of Line Road and hit a utility pole. The driver, Saul Gonzalez-Mendiola, 21, of Kennett Square, sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Jennersville Hospital. His car was being pursued by cars from Kennett Square Police, New Garden Police and the Pennsylvania State Police. Police said Gonzalez-Medina showed signs of alcohol impairment after the crash. The incident is being investigated by Kennett Square Police.
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.
On Sept. 12 at 3:35 a.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car being driven erratically in the 1000 block of Newark Road. After a traffic stop, the driver, Christopher O'Brien, 50, of Coatesville, placed an open bottle of beer on the rear floor of the vehicle, and showed signs of impairment. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. He was released pending a court appearance.
On Sept. 12 at 10:26 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a vehicle turn west onto Hillendale Road without headlights or tail lights. After a traffic stop, the driver, Kathleen Bowman, 42, of Lincoln University, showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI and released pending a court appearance.
Francisco Bautista, 24, of Oxford, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after he parked his car on Route 1 on Sept. 19 at 3:14 a.m. near the intersection with School House Road.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Anibal Perez-Reynoso, 21, of West Grove, for DUI and related offenses after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Route 1 on Sept. 16 at 8:10 p.m.
Kennett Square Police arrested Diego Bedolla-Lopez, 22, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop at West Mulberry and Meredith streets on Aug. 27 at 11:45 p.m. He was released at his home pending a summons from District Court.
Kennett Square Police arrested Rodrigo Flores-Lopez, 20, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop in the 300 block of East State Street on Sept. 5 at 10:48 p.m. He was released to his spouse pending a summons from District Court.
New Garden Township Police arrested Lorenzo Jeronimo-Ramos, 26, of Toughkenamon, for DUI on Sept. 17 at 12:10 a.m. He was pulled over after police saw him speeding and driving erratically on Baltimore Pike and West Cypress Street. He was processed and released pending an appearance at District Court.
New Garden Township Police arrested Jose Garcia-Zavala, 40, of Kennett Square, for DUI on Sept. 19 at 9:26 p.m. He was pulled over after police saw his car being driven erratically on Pemberton Road. He was processed and released pending an appearance at District Court.
On Sept. 20 at 12:51 a.m., New Garden Township Police saw a vehicle swerving in the northbound lanes of the 1200 block of Newark Road. Police attempted a traffic stop, and the vehicle struck an embankment. The driver, Miguel DeJesus, 30, of Coatesville, was arrested for DUI and released pending an appearance at District Court.