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Police Blotter for the week of June 13

06/14/2016 10:41AM ● By J. Chambless

TEENS CHARGED WITH VANDALISM

Kennett Square Police have charged six young people with vandalism in connection with five incidents between April 18 and May 15 at the parking garage at 100 E. Linden Street in Kennett Square. In these incidents, fire extinguisher boxes were broken into and the extinguishers were set off. Arrested were a 14-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys, and two 12-year-old boys, all of whom live in Kennett Square. Charges were filed through the Juvenile Unit of the District Attorney's Office. Four additional juveniles were issued citations for disorderly conduct.

COUPLE CITED FOR SEX

Kennett Square Police cited James Heller, 30, of West Chester, and Melissa McCabe, 28, of Yardley, for disorderly conduct after they were seen having sex in a vehicle parked in the parking garage in Kenett Square on May 4.

PHONE SCAM

Kennett Square Police received a report from a resident of the 100 block of South Willow Street on May 18 that they had gotten a phone call from someone asking them to verify their address, Social Security number, place of employment, and their children's schools. The resident did not confirm any of the information, but told police that all the information was correct. The resident was told that they had won $250 in gift cards from the Melnet Company. A search revealed the caller's number, 610-268-9446, as a source of fraud-related calls.

CAR BREAK-INS

Several locked and unlocked cars parked at 35 Pennock Alley in London Grove Township were broken into overnight on May 31, and multiple items were stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.

COUNTERFEIT COUPONS

A 32-year-old Philadelphia woman was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on May 19 after passing counterfeit coupons at two Walgreen's stores. A police report said Samira Abuali Muhana used counterfeit coupons to receive about $300 worth of merchandise for $13 at a Walgreen's store at 2235 Baltimore Pike in East Nottingham Township, and again tried to use similar coupons in another Walgreen's store in London Grove Township. Anyone with more information, or who has been involved in similar incidents, is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

CASHIER ARRESTED

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Maria Teresa Huichapa, 42, of Oxford, for retail theft after she was seen giving items away to customers at the Oxford Walmart store.

FIRE AT SCHOOL

A 16-year-old girl admitted her involvement in starting a fire in a girl's bathroom at Avon Grove High School on May 20, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Charges of arson have been filed.

ASSAULT ARREST

Kenett Square Police arrested Nicholas Cerrato, Jr., 19, of Kennett Square, for simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and underage drinking after an incident that occurred on May 19 at 1 a.m. in the 100 block of West South Street. Cerrato was found to have several outstanding bench warrants and was released to constables for transport to Chester County Prison.

GO-KART STOLEN

Sometime between June 3 and June 6, someone stole a green Murray Explorer go-kart from outside a home at 16 Charles Drive in Oxford, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.

PROWLER THWARTED

On June 7 at 5 a.m., a 22-year-old man at a home on Kathleen Drive in Landenberg saw a person wearing a ski mask on his property. The masked person was chased away. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

COUNTERFEIT CASH

On June 7, a counterfeit $20 bill was passed at a Sunoco gas station at 305 E. Baltimore Pike, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The U.S. Secret Service was contacted and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding counterfeit currency in the area is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

ASSAULT ARREST

New Garden Township Police arrested Jose Zavala, 32, of Kennett Square, on May 30 after responding to a call about a domestic incident. The victim suffered injuries to her nose and face, and told police that Zavala had argued with her, punched her in the face and shoved her, causing more injuries to her face. Zavala was arrested for assault and released on $35,000 bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing.

CITED AFTER FIGHT

Kennett Square Police cited Jose Gutierrez-Quintino, 22, of Kennett Square, for disorderly conduct, and Clifton Richard, 29, of Kennett Square, for public drunkenness after police got a report of two men fighting in the 500 block of South Walnut Street on May 22 at 5:06 p.m.

FUGITIVE ARRESTED

On May 31 at 10:08 a.m., Kennett Square Police arrested Ricardo Reyes-Miguel (also known as Maximo Serrano-Martinez), 39, of Kennett Square, on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Arizona. Unable to post cash bail of $15,000, he was taken to Chester County Prison.

DUI

On the afternoon of June 3, New Garden Township Police responded to a call about a vehicle being driven on flat tires in the area of Scarlett Road and Hillendale Road. They found the car on the shoulder of the road, with the tires missing. The car had been driven for some distance, and the wheels were ground down to the brake pads. The driver, John Mancino, Jr., 86, of Coatesville, showed signs of intoxication, and a preliminary breath test indicated impairment. He was arrested for DUI and released pending a court appearance.

Kennett Square Police arrested Christina Wanner, 43, of Avondale, for DUI and traffic offenses after a traffic stop in the 700 block of West State Street on May 12 at 1:14 a.m. She was released at her home pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested Jason Duncan, 22, of Kennett Square, for DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses after a traffic stop at East South Street and Taylor Street on May 13 at 12:10 a.m. He was released pending a summons from District Court.

Kennett Square Police arrested Vanessa Ray, 25, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop in the 100 block of Race Street on May 14 at 9:39 p.m., after receiving a report of an erratic driver. She was released pending a summons from District Court.

Mayo Baratas, 36, of Toughkenamon, was arrested for DUI by Kennett Square Police after a traffic stop in the 100 block of Waterworks Drive on May 16 at 8:59 p.m. He was released at his home pending a summons from District Court.

Brianna Alicia Brennan, 26, of Lincoln University, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on June 3 at 12:27 a.m., after a traffic stop on Route 1, north of Newark Road.

Jeffrey Shane Posey, of Cisco, Texas, was stopped by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on June 5 for driving with a suspended license on Fourth Street in Oxford. He was later arrested for DUI.

Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Zamores, 36, of Toughkenamon, was arrested for his third DUI on June 7 on Newark Road at Maple Lane in New Garden Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of an open container after a traffic stop for an equipment violation.

Zachary Joseph Repetto of Lincoln University was stopped by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on June 7 for driving with a suspended license. He was later arrested for DUI-drug and possession of marijuana for sale.

New Garden Township Police arrested Rafael Ortega, 45, of New Castle, Del., on June 3 after seeing a car he was driving cross over the double yellow lines on Gap Newport Pike and drift onto the shoulder of the road. Ortega told police he was lost and hadn't realized he had entered Pennsylvania. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI, and a search revealed that he was in possession of a controlled substance.  

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