Police Blotter for the week of Feb. 1
● By J. Chambless
OXFORD WALMART THEFTS
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested a 30-year-old employee of the Oxford Walmart store on Jan. 9 in connection with a series of thefts that totaled $4,724. According to police, the unnamed employee was seen on surveillance video stealing items from the electronics and wireless department from Dec. 24 to Jan. 9. She was confronted by the assistant store manager and interviewed on Jan. 9. She confessed to stealing 15 iPads, three iPods and two Canon DSLR cameras.
PACKAGE THIEF ARRESTED
The Kennett Township Police Department recently requested the public’s assistance with identifying a suspect who was wanted in connection with theft of package at a residence along East Baltimore Pike and Kennett Pike. With information from the public as well as information received from several Delaware law enforcement agencies, an arrest warrant for suspect Michael Krause was filed at the Kennett District Court on Jan. 5. Krause was taken into custody on Jan. 7 by Delaware authorities. Kennett Township Police are awaiting extradition of Krause, who is being held in Delaware until an upcoming preliminary hearing in Pennsylvania. Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Jeffrey Call at 610-388-2874, or by email (Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alan Cristian Herrera, of West Grove, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 17 after a traffic stop, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. He was charged with suspicion of DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
On Jan. 13, New Garden Township Police responded to a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Scarlett Road and West Baltimore Pike. The driver of the striking vehicle, Rebecca Cunane, 38, of West Chester, was found to be DUI. She was released to a family member pending a court appearance.
On the night of Jan. 16, New Garden Township Police saw a vehicle being driven erratically in the 1100 block of Newark Road, crossing the center line several times. After a traffic stop, the driver, Ivan Alvarez-Lopez, 33, of Wilmington, Del., was found to be DUI. He was processed and released pending a court appearance.
Jorge Luis Lopez-Caamargo, of West Grove, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 15 after a traffic stop on Pennsylvania Avenue in Avondale, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. He was arrested for DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Sandra Davalos Beltran, 23, of Oxford, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 18 after a traffic stop on Route 1 at Route 796, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
New Garden Township Police arrested Aaron Kakol, 24, of Purcellville, Va., for DUI on Dec. 28 at 1:51 a.m., after he was pulled over on Buttonwood Road for speeding and having an equipment violation. There was an odor of marijuana in his vehicle, and Kakol admitted to having marijuana in the center console. Police seized more than three grams of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Pennsylvania State Police arrested James Leonard Murphy, of Oxford, for DUI on Jan. 2 at the Walmart in Oxford after a traffic stop. Murphy was also charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
New Garden Township Police responded to a two-car collision on Jan. 3 at 12:03 a.m. on Broad Run Road, west of Eden Road. One car was in the road, and the other was in a nearby field. Police learned that the striking vehicle had been speeding and struck the oncoming vehicle on a curve. The driver of the striking vehicle, Matthew Munson, 21, of Landenberg, showed signs of intoxication and admitted to police at the scene that he had been drinking. He failed field sobriety tests, was arrested for DUI, and later released to his parents pending a court appearance.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Mitchell Roberts Devlin of Rockville, Md., for DUI on Jan. 2 at 12:20 a.m. on Route 1 at Route 841.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested James Isaac Myers, Jr., of Quarryville, for DUI on Jan. 1 at 9:45 p.m. after a traffic stop on Route 1 at Route 896.
Pennsylvania State Police responding to a crash on West Baltimore Pike west of Sunnyside Road on Jan. 1 at 6 a.m. found that the driver, Christian Gerardo Noriega-Lara, 26, of Oxford, was DUI. He was taken into custody and charged.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Lisa Ann Butterick, 41, of Swedesboro, N.J., for DUI on Jan. 18 at Lookout Circle and Auburn Road in Franklin Township.
April Louise Zaplinty of Kennett Square was arrested for DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on Jan. 16 at Route 1 and Route 82 in East Marlborough Township.