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Police Blotter for the week of May 23

05/24/2016 10:04AM ● Published by J. Chambless

WIRELESS STORE ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

On May 17 at 5:58 p.m., an armed man entered the Reliable Communications wireless store at 739 W. Cypress Street in Kennett Square, brandished a black, semi-automatic handgun and dug through several drawers behind the counter. When confronted by the store owner, the armed man fled on foot towards Kennett Square Borough. New Garden Township Police said he was a white man in his early 20s, wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with a design on the back, dark blue jeans, black Vann-style sneakers with white soles and a black T-shirt wrapped around his face. He also wore aviator-style sunglasses with black frames. The police posted a video clip showing the robbery and are seeking the public's help. Call 610-268-2907, ext. 102, or email kcowdright@ngpd.org.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

A home at 650 Center Hill Road in Cochranville was the target of a burglary overnight on May 9. Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that a window was damaged and the residence was entered through an open door before someone unplugged several pieces of electronics and fled without taking anything. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

CHARGES IN FIGHT

On May 15, New Garden Township Police responded to the 100 block of Starr Road for an argument between two men. One man was bleeding from his left arm. He told police that he was arguing with his daughter's boyfriend, Zoilo Padua, 29, of Philadelphia, when Padua hit the victim with a rock. Padua was taken into custody after a brief confrontation. He was remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $10,000 cash bail.

HARASSMENT

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to a 911 call hang-up on May 10. While speaking with a resident there, they found that Timothy Wayne Hunnell, Jr., 30, of Nottingham, had grabbed the victim by the neck and pushed her around the home. He was cited for harassment through District Court.

On May 10, New Garden Township Police responded to a report of terroristic threats at a home in the 1300 block of Newark Road. The victim told police she had become friends with Eric Rivera, 24, of Kennett Square, but that when Rivera wanted to take their relationship further, she broke up with him. Rivera then gave a letter to the victim saying he would kill her if she did not renew their relationship. Rivera was taken into custody and charged with terroristic threats and harassment. He was remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $25,000 bail.

DUI

Jose De Jesus Hernandez-Garduno, 32, of Avondale, was arrested for DUI in his commercial vehicle after a traffic stop on March 29 at Route 41 and Glen Willow Road.

Kennett Square Police arrested Caleb Rodriguez, 25, of Ephrata, for DUI after a traffic stop on West Cypress Street on March 5 at 2:05 a.m. He was released to a friend pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested John Iliff, 23, of Unionville, for DUI after a traffic stop on Cypress Street on March 18 at 3:57 a.m. He was released at his residence pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested Jesus Morales-Villicana, 25, of Wilmington, Del., for DUI after a traffic stop on South Mill Road on March 13 at 10:32 p.m. He was released at a friend's house pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested Gustavo Castaneda-Mendoza, 23, of Toughkenamon, for DUI after a traffic stop on Ways Lane on March 10. He was found to have an active bench warrant and was taken to Chester County Prison.

On April 15 at 11:43 a.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car cross the double yellow line in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike and nearly hit a patrol vehicle. After a traffic stop, the driver, Samuel Espinosa-Delgado, 36, of Avondale, got out of the car and left the door open. Officers saw a large knife inside the car. He resisted arrest and tried to flee before being taken into custody for DUI and resisting arrest. He was later released to his wife pending a court appearance.

On March 26 at 2:28 a.m., New Garden Township Police stopped a car being driven erratically in the 800 block of Newark Road. The driver, Filadelfia Arreola-Aguilar, 30, of New Castle, Del., showed signs of impairment and was unable to perform field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI and later released to a friend pending a court appearance.

On March 27 at 11:30 p.m., New Garden Township Police saw a car being driven erratically in the 1500 block of Baltimore Pike. After a traffic stop, the driver, Alberto Castaneda-Velazco, 24, of West Grove, failed field sobriety tests and charged with DUI. His passenger, Ismael Bernal-Tapia, 24, of Toughkenamon, was seen trying to conceal something on the floor of the car. The item was later tested and found to be cocaine. He was taken into custody for drug possession and other related charges. Both men were later released pending a court appearance.

On March 31, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Luis Bernal-Castaneda, 39, of Rising Sun, Md., for DUI after a one-vehicle crash on Sylmar Road in West Nottingham Township.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale pulled over a car for a traffic violation on April 10 at Fifth Street and Grant Street in East Nottingham Township and found that the driver, Jason Anthony Sidote of Aldan, Pa., was DUI. His passenger, Franci Ann Shepherd of Oxford, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested William Vance Dougherty of Kirkwood for DUI on April 10 at 12:30 a.m. at Route 10 and Conner Road in Lower Oxford Township.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to an accident at Creek Road and Church Hill Road in Franklin Township on the morning of April 6 and found that the driver, Shawn Warholic, 30, of Landenberg, was DUI. He had been backing south on Creek Road when he hit a tree on the west side of the road, then drove forward up Creek Road, leaving the side of the road and getting stuck in the woods.

Kennett Square Police arrested Barbara Hamm, 50, of Kennett Square, for DUI on April 20 at 1:33 p.m. in the 100 block of West Cedar Street after getting a report of an erratic driver. She was released pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested Justin Taylor, 28, of Lincoln University, for DUI on April 13 at 11:28 p.m. after a traffic stop at South Broad and Birch streets. He was released at his home pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested Jennifer Webber, 43, of West Grove, for DUI on April 10 at 2:41 a.m. after a traffic stop in the 500 block of East Cypress Street. She was released at her home pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested John Hannon, 46, of Wilmington, Del., for DUI on April 8 at 8:47 p.m. in the 100 block of East South Street after getting a report of an erratic driver. He was released to a friend pending a summons from District Court.

Terrel Khalil Samuel of Nottingham was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop on April 25 at 12:40 a.m. on Route 10, north of Route 1.

Misael Benjamin Baranda-Tapia, 22, of West Grove, was seen driving without his taillights lit on April 24 at 2:36 a.m. on East Baltimore Pike at Lake Road, and was pulled over by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. He was found to be DUI.

On April 17 at 5:28 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to a report of a car sitting in a field with its four-way flashers on. The vehicle was off of Route 896, north of Pusey Mill Road. Police discovered that the driver, Clarence Jeffrey Pritchett, Jr., of Philadelphia, had run off the road and gotten stuck in the grass. He was taken into custody for DUI and related traffic offenses.

Jorge Saul Perez-Valladares of Avondale was arrested for DUI and traffic offenses after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on April 19 at 11:35 p.m. on Route 41 north of Route 1.

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale found Steven Toppin Spence, 28, of North East, Md., slumped behind the wheel of his parked vehicle at the Peacedale Preserve in Franklin Township on April 29 at 4:11 p.m. Police found 12 open containers of alcohol in his car. He was arrested for DUI.

On April 9 at 2:30 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Matthew Paranczak, 20, of Hockessin, Del., for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and having a false ID when he was pulled over on Route 896 north of State Road in New London Township.

Erica Marie Nye, 26, of Wilmington, Del., was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on April 13 at 1:39 a.m. at 622 Limestone Road in Lower Oxford Township.

Glenn Andrew Jones, of Parkesburg, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on April 23 at 10:40 p.m. on Route 1, a mile south of Route 472.

Coleman Grant Noon, of Nottingham, was arrested for DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on April 24 at 12:23 a.m. on Route 472, north of Third Street in Oxford.

On April 2 at 10:52 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to a domestic dispute at a home on Chesterville Road in Franklin Township and discovered that Toni Marie Gontarz, 34, of Franklin Township, had operated a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. She was charged with DUI.

Martin Escobar-Ortiz, 38, of Toughkenamon, was arrested for DUI on May 1 at 12:40 a.m. by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after a traffic stop.

Brendan Patrick Beck, 37, of Broomall, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 1 at 11:19 p.m. on Route 1 south of Lenape Road after a traffic stop for an inoperable headlight.

Miguel Gabriel-Vasquez, 19, of West Grove, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on April 29 at routes 41 and 1 after a traffic stop. He was found with four open beer bottles in his car, and was charged with DUI, recklessly endangering another person, giving false ID to police, and several traffic violations. His passenger, Luis Alberto Montejo-Perez, 25, of West Grove, was charged with giving false ID to law enforcement.

Shawn Michael Fisher, 21, of Atglen, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on April 29 at 12:27 a.m. on Route 1 south of Route 472. He struck another vehicle on Route 1, and subsequent investigation revealed that he was DUI.

Patricia Lynn Harper, 49, of Kennett Square, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police for DUI, aggravated assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct after a disturbance on May 8 at 801 Gap Newport Pike in London Grove Township.


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