Police Blotter for the week of Jan. 1
● By J. Chambless
Sean W. Cooper, 20, of Landenberg, was charged by Southern Chester County Regional Police with simple assault and harassment after an incident on Dec. 9 in the 100 block of Hamilton Road in New Garden Township. At about 6:46 p.m., police were called to the residence for a report of a physical domestic disturbance. Cooper had struck a family member in the arm and back, and police saw evidence of a recent physical injury that corroborated the report. Cooper was taken into custody at the scene, but was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
A Kennett Square resident fell victim to a phone scam on Dec. 16, according to Kennett Square Police. The victim told police they got a Facebook message that they were a Publisher's Clearing House winner. The victim was told to friend a person named Robin Williams on Facebook and provide their date of birth, address, place of employment and their Facebook password. The resident was told to pay a handling fee. They sent $4,500 worth of iTunes gift cards through Facebook Messenger. The money promised did not arrive. The investigation is continuing.
Wilbert Noel, 52, of New Castle, Del., was cited for harassment by Southern Chester County Regional Police in connection with an incident on Nov. 20. Police were called to the 6600 block of Limestone Road in New Garden Township following an altercation in which Noel is accused of grabbing the victim by the hair and striking her on the head with an open hand.
On Dec. 17, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale investigated a report from a homeowner on China Circle in Penn Township that someone had taken two packages from the home's front step and cut them open. Nothing in the packages was taken, according to police.
Kennett Square Police arrested Daniel Vazquez-Bedolla, 33, of Kennett Square, for two counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, harassment and other charges in connection with an incident on Dec. 22 in the 500 block of Center Street. He was sent to Chester County Prison after failing to post $20,000 cash bail.
Kennett Square Police reported that a Chevrolet Cruz was stolen from a home in the 300 block of South Union Street overnight on Dec. 9. The vehicle was later found, wrecked, by Pennsylvania State Police in the 1000 block of Kaolin Road. The investigation is continuing.
Kennett Square Police reported that on the afternoon of Dec. 10, a car parked in the 100 block of Race Street had its window broken. Stolen from the car were two purses, $50 in cash, several ID cards and debit cards.
On Dec. 15 at 2:24 a.m., Kennett Square Police found Heather Weigner, 37, of Kennett Square, passed out on the sidewalk in the 100 block of West State Street. She was cited for public drunkenness and released at her residence.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale have arrested Alonso Rodriguez, 20, for indecent exposure. He was charged with performing lewd acts in the parking lot of the Walmart store in East Marlborough Township between Dec. 4 and 11.