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Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 5

10/06/2015 12:18PM ● By J. Chambless


Todd James McKinney, 36, of Media, was stopped for speeding by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on Sept. 24 at 8:29 a.m. He was traveling 72 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone at Route 796 and Route 1 in Penn Township. He was also charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.


Several mailboxes in the Oxford area were damaged between Sept. 16 and 20, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Four mailboxes on Apin Drive and Waterway Road in East Nottingham Township were damaged between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.


Pennsylvania State Police Avondale investigating a one-car accident on Sept. 18 found that the driver was DUI. Police said Nina Susan Selmayr, 59, of Wassaic, N.Y., was driving south on Green Valley Road in East Marlborough Township at 10:20 p.m. when she lost control of the car and ran into a ditch. She failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.

New Garden Township Police arrested Otilio Magana-Luna, 34, of Boothwyn, Pa., for DUI on Sept. 22 at 3:46 p.m. after he was seen driving a car that ran a red light at Newark Road and Baltimore Pike. He was released pending a court appearance.

New Garden Township Police arrested Carlos Tomas-Juarez, 25, of Toughkenamon, for DUI on Sept. 26 after police saw him driving erratically on New Garden Road. He failed field sobriety tests, and was arrested and released pending a court appearance.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Thomas Lester Shepard, of Amerlia, Va., for DUI on Sept. 28 at 10:58 p.m. after a traffic stop at Route 1 and Route 896.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale charged two Philadelphia men for DUI and drug possession after a traffic stop on Sept. 29. Police stopped a car on Route 1, north of Route 41, for a traffic violation at 12:45 p.m. Richard Pekach of Philadelphia was arrested for DUI drug, and possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Passenger Henry James Hall of Philadelphia was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia, giving a false ID to law enforcement, tampering with evidence, and escape.

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