Police Blotter for the week of Dec. 12
● By J. Chambless
SERIAL BURGLAR ARRESTED
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale announced last week that they have made an arrest in 12 burglaries that have occurred throughout the region since August. Germon Soto-Moreno has been arrested in connection with eight burglaries within Pennsylvania State Police jurisdiction, and four in the New Garden Township Police jurisdiction. Burglaries have occurred in Penn Township, London Grove Township, East Nottingham Township, New Garden Township and Londonderry Township. After a three-month police investigation, Soto-Moreno was charged with 12 burglaries and one attempted burglary. He is in Chester County Prison on $100,000 bail that he is unable to post.
On Dec. 4, New Garden Township Police responded to a business in the 300 block of Scarlett Road after Nichole Kennedy, 42, of Kennett Square, had attempted to take an item from the business but was stopped by an employee. She then left, pushing a shopping cart containing other items. Police found Kennedy and she had no receipts for the items in the cart, which were valued at about $300. They had been taken from two businesses in New Garden. She was arrested and held for arraignment due to past convictions for retail theft. She was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Sometime between Nov. 22 and 30, a tire was punctured and sugar was poured into the gas tank of a 1995 GMC dump truck parked on Parsons Road in Franklin Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The damage was approximately $550.
An employee of the Walmart store in Oxford was arrested for stealing $2,483 in cash from the store between Oct. 21 and Dec. 2. Pennsylvania State Police Avondale said that Tyreal Andre Gross, 20, of New Castle, Del., was charged with the theft.
PICNIC TABLE BURNED
On Nov. 26, just before 3 p.m., someone tried to light a picnic table on fire at the Nottingham County Park, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
At a sobriety checkpoint operated by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on Nov. 26 at 1:59 a.m., Alexandria Nancy Haegle, 27, of West Chester, was stopped on Route 1 in Kennett Township and arrested for DUI, according to police.
Henry Albert Wilks, 22, of Landenberg, was pulled over by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale on Dec. 3 at 3:05 a.m. for traffic violations and was found to be DUI.
Armando Ramiro Arellano, of West Nottingham Township, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop on Gap-Newport Pike on Dec. 9 at 11:11 p.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.