Police Blotter for the week of April 16
By J. Chambless
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS CHARGES FOR MAN RESCUED BY POLICE
On April 13, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to calls for help from a quarry in the 800 block of Lake Road in London Grove Township and found a 55-year-old Avondale man clinging to a rock in the water, trying to stay afloat. Police rescued him and discovered he had consumed alcohol and taken his dog for a walk before falling into the water. Charges were filed for public drunkenness.
THREATS AT OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL
A 16-year-old Nottingham boy made several threats at Oxford High School on the morning of April 9, and Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded. Several students who heard the remarks gave written statements to the police. The boy was charged with making terroristic threats and harassment.
Sometime between Feb. 28 and March 10, a detached garage at 119 Hall Road in Lincoln University was burglarized and tools were taken, at a loss of $4,042.56, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.
CORRUPTION OF MINORS
Two 12-year-old girls from London Grove Township told Pennsylvania State Police Avondale that they had been chatting with an unknown person on Twitter and sent upskirt photos of themselves in their underwear to the person. An obscene video was returned to the girls, and they notified police. The investigation is continuing.
TWO BUSINESSES BURGLARIZED
Overnight on March 25, someone pried open the rear door of the A Cut Above Longwood hair salon at 107 School House Road in East Marlborough Township and removed cash from the register, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. They then broke through the drywall and entered the China Garden restaurant next door, taking an iPad and cash before fleeing.
NUDE PHOTOS SENT AT SCHOOL
On April 9, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale were called to investigate when nude pictures of a juvenile were being sent between students at Fred S. Engle Middle School in London Grove Township. The images were sent via text message to several juvenile students. All the students involved were contacted by police and their phones were seized. The investigation is continuing.
Cars parked at The Gables Restaurant in Pennsbury Township were broken into on April 7 at about 8:25 p.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Witnesses saw a man break into the vehicles of two patrons, steal two purses and then flee in a blue hatchback with unknown plates, according to police.
On the evening of March 5, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale got reports of someone driving erratically on Route 41 in the area of Route 1. The vehicle weaved in and out of lanes and swerved between other cars on Route 1. The driver struck another vehicle on Route 1 near Route 796 and then continued to his home. The unnamed 54-year-old driver was arrested at his home in London Grove Township and charged with DUI.
CRAIG'S LIST THEFT
On April 2, a 31-year-old Landenberg resident was contacted about some jewelry she was selling on Craigslist. The suspect convinced the woman to send the jewelry via overnight shipping and provided a false email saying that payment had been sent through Paypal. The jewelry was delivered, but the payment was not made, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
CASH STOLEN FROM WALLET
On March 29, a man from West Chester told Pennsylvania State Police Avondale that he left his wallet and phone at an East Marlborough Township business. When he returned to find them, an employee gave them to the man, saying an elderly woman had turned them in. The cash was missing from the wallet, according to the victim. The investigation is continuing.