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Police Blotter for the week of July 4

07/05/2016 12:21PM ● By J. Chambless

FATAL CRASH

On June 28 at 8:34 p.m., a vehicle traveling north on Route 896, north of Stricklersville Road, went off the road into a wooded area. Several people in the car were injured, and an 18-year-old man from New Castle, Del., was reported dead at the scene, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. An investigation is continuing.

DRUGS STOLEN IN BURGLARY

On June 18 at 8 p.m., someone entered an unlocked home at 231 W. Ridge Road in West Nottingham and took 10 Azathioprine pills and $17 in cash before fleeing through an upstairs window, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.

HOME BURGLARY

A home at 23 Circle Drive in East Nottingham Township was burglarized sometime between 10 p.m. on June 27 and 1 p.m. On June 28, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

GRASS TRIMMERS STOLEN

On June 8 at 2:30 p.m., two grass trimmers that were sitting beside Chatham Road in West Marlborough Township were stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Two workers had left the tools by the road while they sheltered from a passing rainstorm, according to police.

CARS VANDALIZED WITH PAINT

Overnight on June 18, several vehicles parked in the 300 block of Chestnut Road in West Grove were spray-painted by vandals, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

TRUCK STOLEN AND CRASHED

On June 7, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was involved in a one-vehicle crash at 5504 Homeville Road in Upper Oxford Township. The vehicle was later found to have been stolen from a 35-year-old Oxford resident. Several thefts were also reported on the same street that night, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. There are no suspects at this time.

DISTRACTION BURGLARY

On June 15 at 3 p.m., a 69-year-old woman was distracted by someone who approached her outside her home at 137 State Road in West Grove while another person entered the home and stole money from a 71-year-old resident, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

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.

Martin Keith Lord, 52, of Wilmington, Del., was stopped by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale for several traffic violations on Spring Mill Road on June 25, was found to be DUI and was arrested.

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.

Elizabeth Joan Paxson, 28, of Kennett Square, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on June 4 on Barren Road, south of Chrome Road, for DUI, drug offenses and related traffic offenses.

Lauren Nicole Trout, 26, of Oxford, was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on June 8 for her third DUI, as well as possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, after a traffic stop.

On June 12 at 12:25 a.m., New Garden Township Police responded to a report of an impaired driver at Thompson Road and West Cypress Street. Police discovered that Lagoberto Espinoza-Reyes, 22, of Kennett Square, had blocked a vehicle belonging to a person at the scene, then assaulted two people. One had bruises, and the other had a cut and bloody nose. Espinoza-Reyes showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested for DUI and related offenses. He was remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.

Michael Anthony Shelley, 22, of Oxford, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after a traffic stop on June 15 at 9:24 a.m. on Route 1, north of Route 10.

Sergio Cruz-Torres, 25, of Kennett Square, was arrested for DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after a traffic stop on June 9 at at 10:45 p.m. on Route 1, west of Chambers Road in New Garden Township.

New Garden Township Police arrested Javier Pantoja-Guzman, 21, of Kennett Square, for DUI on June 18 after seeing him driving erratically in the 1300 block of Newark Road at 3 a.m. Police discovered that three juvenile passengers in the car had also consumed alcohol. They were taken home and released to their parents pending summons for underage drinking.


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