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Police Blotter for the week of June 20

06/20/2016 01:18PM ● By J. Chambless


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.


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 Kennett Square on May 4.


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.


On the evening of June 10, a 62-year-old Oxford man told Pennsylvania State Police Avondale that he forgot he put a box containing a firearm and other items on the hood of his car and drove away from his home. The box fell off on Baltimore Pike near his home, but when he returned later to check the area, the gun was missing.


On June 9, New Garden Township Police responded to a two-car crash at Newark and Starr roads. Officers found that one of the drivers, Zachary Dellavecchia, 22, of Landenberg, showed signs of intoxication, and he failed field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody for DUI. The driver of the other car was taken to Christiana Hospital with what New Garden Police described as serious injuries. Further traffic and criminal charges are expected against Dellavecchia.


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.

An unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway at 147 Tweed Road in Oxford was broken into between June 12 and 13 and a wallet containing gift cards was stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.


On June 11 at 8:40 p.m., New Garden Township Police at the St. Rocco's carnival responded to a disturbance involving three people. One of them, Luis Romero-Zurita, 18, of West Grove, was shouting profanity. Officers tried to escort him away from the scene, but he resisted and fought with officers. He was taken into custody and arrested for multiple counts of aggravated and simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of $7,500 cash bail.


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.

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