Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 12
● By J. Chambless
ARREST MADE IN DUNKIN' DONUTS ROBBERY
The Dunkin' Donuts on East Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Township was the scene of a hold-up on Oct. 12 just after noon. Police said Stephen Matthew Cote, 25, of East Marlborough Township, implied having a weapon and escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Based on descriptions provided by the victims, police found Cote nearby within 30 minutes. He is scheduled to be charged with robbery and related charges. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
On Sept. 20, New Garden Township Police arrived in the 300 block of Cedar Springs Road for a report of drug activity. Police found two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, in possession of marijuana. While at the scene, police saw a car enter the parking lot and leave quickly. The car had been described by the caller who initially phoned in the complaint. A traffic stop was conducted on Baltimore Pike, and the driver, Ricardo Maldonado-Arcos, 21, of Kennett Square, was seen with a pill bottle between his leg and the car seat. The bottle contained more than 75 prescription Xanax pills, for which Maldonado-Arcos did not have a prescription. He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute, and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to Chester County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail. The juveniles were charged with possession of a controlled substance and released pending contact with the Juvenile Probation Office.
Kennett Square Police arrested Ray Jackson, 34, of Kennett Square, for two counts of simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after a call for a disturbance in the 400 block of Juniper Street on Sept. 20 at 8:19 a.m. He was found to have an outstanding bench warrant and was taken to Chester County Prison.
CAR WINDOWS BROKEN
On Sept. 13 between 3 and 7 a.m., the driver's-side window of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of South Walnut Street was smashed by vandals, according to a report from Kennett Square Police. Also on Sept. 13, between noon and 2:30 p.m., the back windshield of a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Magnolia Street was smashed by vandals or a hit-and-run accident, according to police.
DUI AND FLEEING CHARGES
Kennett Square Police arrested Saul Gonzalez-Mendiola, 21, of Kennett Square, for fleeing police, aggravated assault, DUI and traffic offenses on Sept. 20 at 1:30 a.m. after a pursuit, during which Gonzalez-Mendiola rear-ended a police vehicle. He was arraigned and bail was set at $25,000 cash. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to Chester County Prison.
Kennett Square Police arrested Brayan Torres (a.k.a. Bryan Torres-Gaytan), 21, of Kennett Square, for two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and traffic offenses after he ran into three parked cars in the 300 block of Linden Street on Sept. 18 at 8:26 p.m. He was released to a parent pending a summons from District Court.
Kennett Square Police arrested Jose Lemus, 19, of Kennett Square, with two counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses after a traffic stop on Sept. 11 at 12:51 p.m. in the 700 block of Wayne Avenue. He was released pending a summons from District Court.