Police Blotter for the week of April 23
● By J. Chambless
On March 29, several cars throughout Kennett Square were entered and searched for valuables, according to Kennett Square Police. Cars were broken into in the 200 block of North Washington Street, the 100 and 300 blocks of North Lincoln Street, the 400 block of East South Street, and the 400 block of Chestnut Street. Change was stolen from two of the vehicles, police said.
On March 26, a Kennett Square resident told Kennett Square Police that they had been the victim of identity theft. They said they got a call saying there was a late payment of $13,331.80 due on an auto loan for a 2017 Dodge Challenger out of Bedford, Texas. They were also told that a Dodge Charger valued at $39,484 was purchased using their information, also in Bedford, Texas. On April 2, the resident was told there was a Sprint account in the amount of $4,297 open in their name. The investigation is continuing.
On April 17, someone trying to steal batteries from a school bus parked on Mount Pleasant Road in East Nottingham Township cut several wires, causing about $600 in damages, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The batteries were not successfully removed.
On April 17, a lock was cut on a construction trailer parked on Cooper Lane in East Nottingham Township, and about $2,000 worth of tools were stolen, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. The investigation is continuing.
On April 17 at 10:45 p.m., a car with a loud exhaust pulled up to a residence at 180 Woods Road in Oxford and someone threw a cinderblock through ther windshield of a car parked there, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Ryan Ard at 610-268-2022.
On April 19, a resident of Londonderry Township was convinced by a caller claiming to be from iTunes tech support to buy an iTunes gift card for $100 and give the caller the account number, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. Anyone who has gotten similar calls is asked to call police at 610-268-2022
ATTEMPTED CAR THEFT
On March 31 at about 2:43 a.m., someone driving a light-colored sedan with a loud exhaust opened a 1992 Honda Accord parked at 15 Wooded Way in New London Township and damaged the steering column while trying to start the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.