Police Blotter for the week of July 11
By J. Chambless
A garage and barn at 132 Woodland Drive in Nottingham were broken into on June 6 between 4:20 and 6:40 p.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
About $8,000 worth of property was stolen during a residential burglary at 502 Fremont Road in Nottingham, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The burglary occurred overnight on July 3, between 12:30 and 8 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
On June 11, a 38-year-old Oxford woman and a 27-year-old Oxford man argued while driving, and the man was stabbed twice, once in the wrist and once in the hip, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The prosecution is ongoing.
THEFTS FROM CARS
Property was stolen from two unlocked vehicles at 1540 Fairville Road in Pennsbury Township overnight on June 21, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
A wallet was stolen after someone broke a window of a car parked at 142 Grant Street in East Nottingham Township overnight on June 25, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA POSSESSION
Catriena Lynn Grove, 24, of Oxford, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and seven summary traffic violations by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on July 2 after a traffic stop for emissions and inspection violations.
ARREST IN DIRT BIKE THEFT
Cornell D. Thompson, 21, of Coatesville, was charged with stealing a dirt bike from a home on Troop Road in West Fallowfield Township on July 2, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
On June 21 at 9:49 p.m., New Garden Township Police stopped a vehicle for several traffic violations on Newark Road. A passenger in the car, Jose Almanza, 30, of Avondale, was found to have multiple warrants. While he was being taken from the car, officers saw a yellow plastic wrapper where he had been seated that contained a white, powdery substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine. Almanza was taken to Chester County Prison for the outstanding warrants, pending a court appearance for drug and paraphernalia possession.
ARREST FOR ASSAULT
On June 27 at 3:12 a.m., New Garden Township Police responded to the 800 block of Penn Green Road for a reported assault. The victim told police that Lawrence Smith, 30, of Newark, Del., had argued with him over money, and that Smith punched the victim several times and threw him against a wall before the victim could escape and get help from a passing motorist. The victim suffered scrapes to his arms and shoulder. On June 27, Smith was arrested at his workplace and charged with simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned and released on $2,500 bail.
On July 1 at 1:10 a.m., New Garden Township Police responded to a one-car accident at Hillendale and Chambers roads. The driver, Cosme Cruz-Vazquez, 38, of Kennett Square, showed signs of intoxication, but became combative and resisted arrest. He was arrested for DUI and taken to the police station for testing and processing. He was arraigned and released on bail.