Police Blotter for the week of March 5
● By J. Chambless
TEENS ARRESTED FOR RAPE
A Jan. 27 party in Avondale where underage teens drank alcohol has resulted in charges of rape being filed against six boys. On Feb. 21, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale announced that Ernesto Rios-Segura, 18, of Avondale, had been arrested for his part in the rape of a 17-year-old West Grove girl at the party. Also charged, but not named due to their ages, were a 17-year-old from Chatham, a 16-year-old from West Grove, a 17-year-old from Oxford, a 17-year-old from Wilmington, and a 15-year-old from Kennett Square. Charges were filed and warrants were obtained on Feb. 15, and all six suspects were arrested on Feb. 16, according to police. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
DOG FIGHTING RING BUSTED
On Feb. 21, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale, acting on a search warrant, raided a home on East Doe Run Road, south of Lenape-Unionville Road in East Marlborough Township. They seized six pitbulls, four rabbits, about an ounce of cocaine, a pound of marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash, a .40 caliber pistol, several dog treadmills, IV kits for dogs and other medical supplies. Dowayne Molina, 39, of Coatesville, is accused of operating a dog-fighting operation.
CHARGES IN SEX ASSAULTS
Robert Dean Caesar of Oxford has been arrested for the indecent assault of an 11-year-old boy, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. He was previously charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. He is awaiting a hearing on both cases and was taken to Chester County Prison on an additional $500,000 bail.
Overnight on Nov. 27, two Jack Russel/pug mix puppies were stolen from a home in the 100 block of Delp Road in East Nottingham Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Each was valued at about $1,100.
BURGLARY AND PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS
On Jan. 25, Kennett Square Police arrested Carol Davis, 44, of Kennett Square, for burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and public drunkenness. Police said Davis entered a home in the 300 block of East State Street, took car keys and used the vehicle, broke the safety chain on the door and destroyed several items inside the home. She was arraigned and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale reported that a 59-year-old New London Township woman has been targeted with large amounts of spam emails to her account, as well as unfounded referrals to several drug rehabilitation facilities, which have been calling her phone number. Police are investigating.
SUMP PUMPS STOLEN
On Oct. 29, four sump pumps were stolen from the Lowe's store in London Grove Township. On Feb. 20, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale announced the arrest of Justin Dean Brooks, 22, of Oxford, for the thefts of the pumps, which were valued at $1,396.
A home at 41 S. Quarry Rd., West Nottingham Township, was burglarized on Feb. 6, and electronics and cash were stolen, according to Pennsylvnia State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
A home at 145 Talbot Drive in London Britain Township was burglarized on Feb. 7, and jewelry was stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Police arrested Jeffrey Scott Strengari, 41, of Elkton, after he had pawned several of the items at a pawn shop in Maryland.
Sometime between 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24 and 5 p.m. Jan. 25, tires were slashed on a vehicle parked in the 300 block of Walnut Court Way in Kennett Square, according to Kennett Square Police.
Kennett Square Police are investigating the report of a black man wearing a puffy jacket and blue jeans, about 30 years old, driving an older model sedan, who was opening packages left at properties in the 600 block of West Mulberry Street on Jan. 31 between 3:20 and 3:30 p.m. The investigation is continuing.
Police arrested Greg Miller, 34, of Landenberg, on Jan. 2 after he allegedly used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase items at the Giant store in Penn Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.