Police Blotter for the week of May 22
● By J. Chambless
SUSPECT FLEES POLICE
On March 13, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale pursued a vehicle driven by Krystal Renee Chiveral, 33, of Elkton, Md., in connection with a retail theft. Chiveral refused to stop for police and a pursuit continued through Oxford Borough until it reached the Maryland state line. Charges of fleeing and eluding have been filed.
'SECRET SHOPPER' SCAM
In February, a 49-year-old Lincoln University man was the victim of an email scam. The email asked him to be a secret shopper for Walmart. He was mailed a check, which he cashed, and wired the money as part of the “Secret Shopper” agreement. The check bounced and the victim lost approximately $2,000, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information relating to this case, or similar cases, is asked to call Trooper Ryan Ard at 610-268-2022.
COPPER WIRE THEFT
On April 21, Chad Kenneth Williams, 38, of Conowingo, Md., stole coper wire from American Quality Electric in Lincoln University and sold it at a scrapyard. The wire was valued at $315.35. Theft charges have been filed, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
TOOLS STOLEN FROM SCHOOL
On May 15, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to the Pennock's Bridge Technical College in Penn Township to investigate the theft of hand tools that had been removed from the school and hidden in a vehicle. Theft charges are pending.
TEEN FOUND WITH DRUGS
A 15-year-old boy at the Avon Grove Charter School was found to have marijuana and tobacco products on March 7, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The items were found by school personnel, and the boy was brought to the police station to be interviewed and processed.
On April 29, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Michelle Lynn Price and Roger Lee Pierce, both of Nottingham, after they removed a shopping cart full of perishables from the Oxford Walmart without paying. They were charged with retail theft.
On April 14 at 10 p.m., Sean Michael Carter, 39, was charged with assault by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after he broke a car window and struck a 34-year-old Quarryville woman in the face, causing injury, at the McDonald's in Penn Township.
On April 23, the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department charged Spencer P. Papi, 24, of Kennett Square, with simple assault and harassment. According to police, at 11:24 p.m., police were dispatched to the 300 block of Newark Road for an assault that had occurred a short time before in the 300 block of Harvest Lane in New Garden Township. The female victim reported that, during an argument, she had been struck multiple times by Papi with a closed fist. Police said that her injuries corroborated her allegation.
On May 13, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale charged Jesse Lee Boyd, 26, of Oxford with simple assault after he struck an unidentified woman in the head and pushed her down the stairs.
On the morning of March 30, police responding to an auto accident at East Baltimore Pike and Baker Station Road in London Grove Township found an overturned dump truck. The driver, an unidentified 44-year-old Kennett Square man, was laying about 100 feet from the crash. He was arrested for DUI, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
DUI STOP LEADS TO ICE INVESTIGATION
On Feb. 21 at 2:23 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale stopped a vehicle being driven by Pedro Zavala-Mendez, 40, of Mexico, on Gap Newport Pike in London Grove Township. He was charged with DUI. Police also learned he was under investigation for entering the United States illegally. Charges have been filed, and ICE is investigating.
On May 2, two men entered the Lowe's store in London Grove Township and committed a fraudulent return of merchandise for $309.08, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. They left in a gray Chevrolet Impala or similar vehicle. The scam is believed to be linked to a theft ring targeting Lowe's stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Charges have been filed against Shamar Allah El-Shabazz, 52, of Wilmington, Del. Police are seeking another man in connection with this case.
HOUSE HIT WITH EGGS
On April 9, a home at 306 Manor Drive in East Marlborough Township was pelted with 24 eggs, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. There are no suspects at this time.
On May 4, someone tried to get into the rear of a home at 403 Southbank Rd., London Britain Township, by pushing their way through the rear door. Dogs inside the home may have deterred the would-be burglars. Pennsylvania State Police Avondale later learned that two men, ages 18 to 22, were seen walking in the victim's driveway and entering the backyard. Minutes later, they were seen leaving. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
WHEELS STOLEN FROM VEHICLE
On Jan. 15, a disabled vehicle at 190 Cemetery Road had its wheels and tires stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The car window was broken and the inside had been searched, but nothing inside appeared to have been stolen.
Sometime between Oct. 1 and May 12, a barn on Windy Hill Road in New London was entered and an electric trolling motor valued at $400 was stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
TEEN CHARGED WITH THEFT
On April 26, a 17-year-old from Oxford was charged with theft after a cell phone was reported missing from a classroom at Oxford Area High School. The phone was found hidden in the ceiling of the men's bathroom. The teen confessed and charges were filed, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.