Police Blotter for the week of March 14
● By J. Chambless
RESISTING ARREST AFTER TRAFFIC STOP
On Feb. 19 at 11:33 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale pulled over a car being driven by Jorge Cerritos-Villafuerte, 51, of Oxford, at routes 1 and 796 in Penn Township because the car's taillight was dangling from the car. He became combative and was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and three summary traffic offenses.
A shed behind AF Thomas Auto, at 110 Old Kennett Road in Kennett Square, was forced open by burglars sometime between Jan. 26 and 28, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
On March 4, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to a single-vehicle crash at 163 Rosehill Avenue in West Grove. The driver, Jildasio Vasquez of West Grove, had hit two parked cars and the home. He showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI. Police later found that Vasquez had an arrest warrant from New Garden Police dating back to 2011. He had been arrested in 12011 under a fake name and had failed to appear for his preliminary hearing. He was arraigned on the warrant and DUI charges and taken to Chester County Prison on $10,000 bail.
On Feb. 21 at 1:12 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale took Zeth Allen Houston, 26, of Oxford, into custody for DUI after a traffic stop on Route 1 at Route 796. He was processed and released.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale officers responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Feb. 14 at 2:45 p.m. at 416 Catamount Road in Upper Oxford Township, and found that the 61-year-old driver was intoxicated. The investigation is continuing.
On March 5 at 1:29 a.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car weaving slowly in its lane in the 8800 block of Gap Newport Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, Israel Salinas-Beltran, 37, of Oxford, failed field sobriety tests, was arrested for DUI and released pending a court appearance.
On March 5 at 11:33 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car being driven erratically and crossing into the oncoming lane in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, 34, of Wilmington, Del., failed field sobriety tests, was arrested for DUI and released pending a court appearance.
On Feb. 28 at 2:25 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale pulled over a car driven by Juan Antonio Mendoza of Baltimore, Md., for a traffic violation on Route 1 in East Nottingham Township. He was later arrested for driving under the influence, and possession of drugs and paraphernalia.
On Feb. 25 at 2:34 p.m., Gregory P. Swoyer, 63, of Downingtown, failed to yield the right of way to another vehicle and his car was struck at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Constitution Drive in Pennsbury Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. He was subsequently arrested for DUI.
On Feb. 24 at 6:32 p.m., David Santos-Sebastian, 25, of Quarryville, crashed his vehicle into the fence in the median of Route 1 in Penn Township, north of Route 796. He was subsequently arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Clemente Trigueros, 48, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop on March 9 at 12:29 p.m. on Baltimore Pike in New Garden Township.
On March 10 at midnight, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale pulled over a car driven by Shalil Mashay Reynolds of Wilmington, Del., for a traffic violation on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township. Reynolds was arrested for DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia.