Police Blotter for the week of May 14
By J. Chambless
FOUR ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY
On April 10 at 11:30 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested four people for burglarizing a camper that was parked in the driveway of 152 Mercer Mill Road in London Britain Township. Police reported that the group had been approaching several homes in the area but left when homeowners responded. At the last address, they got no response from the homeowner and tried to force their way into the home. After not succeeding, they broke into a camper in the driveay, removing a TV, soundbar and other items and putting them in their car. Officers from Southern Chester County Regional Police arrived, followed by officers from Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. All four were charged with burglary, theft and associated charges. One of the suspects also was charged with fleeing the scene. Arrested were Aaron Harrison of Elkton, Darryl Glasco of Kennett Square, Kevin Luna-Zavala of Kennett Square, and Mark Shorts of Kennett Square.
Maria G. Rosales-Estrada, 28, of New Castle, Del., was arrested by Southern Chester County Regional Police and charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident on March 28 at Newark and Starr roads in New Garden Township. At about 8:23 p.m., police were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident and learned that the at-fault driver had fled the scene without exchanging information with the other operator. A description of the striking vehicle and the operator was provided and the vehicle was located by police about 10 minutes later.
DRUG CHARGES AFTER DOMESTIC INCIDENT
On the evening of March 17, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale responded to a domestic incident at 107 Circle Drive in West Nottingham Township. A 35-year-old woman was locked inside the home and a man was outside with a baseball bat. The woman allowed troopers into the home to investigate. In the woman's bedroom, police found a glass smoking pipe on the floor, two digital scales, clear plastic bags and, inside the woman's purse, three bags containing a crystal substance, plastic wrap containing a white substance, a bag of marijuana, a glass pipe, two hypodermic needles, and a metal grinder. The woman is facing drug charges.
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.
NUDE PHOTOS OF MINOR
Pennsylvania State Police Avondale are investigating the case of a 12-year-old boy from West Grove who received nude photos of a 12-year-old girl from West Grove and saved them to his phone in early April. The incident is considered a sex offense.
Lenard E. Ruebeck, 26, of New Castle, Del., was charged with several theft offenses by Southern Chester County Regional Police following an investigation into a report that he scammed students at Kennett Middle School. Ruebeck allegedly got the students to make donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, only to deposit the donated money, totaling $123, into his own checking account. The school administration reported that between August and November of 2017, Ruebeck ran a fundraiser for the LLS by informing students about diseases, through seminars at the school.
CASH TAKEN FROM WALLET
On March 29, a 60-year-old West Chester man left a wallet and cellphone at a business in East Marlborough Township. When he returned to collect them, an employee told him that an elderly woman had turned in the wallet and phone after finding them. The man found that $1,000 in cash that was in the wallet was missing, according to Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.
Kennett Square Police reported that on April 10 between 10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., a vehicle parked at Elm and Linden streets in Kennett Square had its rear passenger-side window broken out. Nothing was missing from the vehicle, according to police.
A business in the 200 block of South Washington Street had glass in the front window broken and the front door bent overnight on April 4, according to Kennett Square Police. Nothing was stolen from the business.
Kennett Square Police arrested Luis Guzman-Rivera, 26, of Kennett Square, for assault, strangulation, recklessly endangerment, harassment and terroristic threats after an incident in the 200 block of South Walnut Street on the night of April 11. He was arraigned and bail was set at $25,000 cash. Unable to post bail, he was taken to Chester County Prison.
HEROIN DELIVERY ARREST
Jamie Billman, 40, of Lancaster, was charged by Southern Chester County Regional Police with drug violations and reckless endangerment after a nearly year-long investigation into the delivery of heroin into the Bowling Green Brandywine Treatment Center through the U.S. Mail. The incident occurred on April 11, 2017 at 1375 Newark Road in New Garden Township. Police were dispatched to the location for a medical emergency.
AFTER SUICIDE ATTEMPT
A 39-year-old West Grove woman was charged with DUI after she drove into a field in the early morning of Feb. 26. She had tried to commit suicide by drinking NyQuil and antifreeze. She was taken to Chester County Hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Kennett Square Police filed charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and several vehicle code violations for Andres Ceja, 20, of Landenberg, after a traffic stop on April 1 in the 100 block of South Willow Street. On April 12, Ceja turned himself in to police on the warrant for his arrest and was arraigned. Unable to pay the bail of $25,000, he was taken to Chester County Prison.
ASSAULT AT SCHOOL
A 13-year-old boy has been charged with assault by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale after an incident on Feb. 1 at Octorara Junior High School. According to police, the boy attacked the victim in a bathroom, punching him and throwing his personal items into the toilet and sink. The incident was recorded on video. The suspect will be charged with assault.
Michael K. Horkey, 33, of Newark, Del., was arrested by Southern Chester County Regional Police and faces drug charges and a traffic offense. The incident occurred on April 5 on Prospect Avenue in West Grove Borough. The 2004 Toyota that Horkey was driving was stopped for speeding. Police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search produced marijuana and related drug paraphernalia in several locations inside the vehicle.
THREATS AND HARASSMENT
Edward J. Ienner, Jr., 52, of Landenberg, was charged with terroristic threats and harassment following a series a threatening text messages and voicemails that he is alleged to have sent to a victim over a 13-hour period between March 28 and 29. The victim gave police the actual messages sent by Ienner. An arrest warrant was obtained and Ienner surrendered to Southern Chester County Police on March 30. He was arraigned and released on $10,000 unsecured bail pending a preliminary hearing.
Leonel Garcia-Garcia, 21, of West Grove, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses after the 2002 Chevrolet he was operating was stopped for erratic driving by Southern Chester County Regional Police. The incident occurred on April 1 in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with Garcia-Garcia, police saw indicators suggesting intoxication, and field sobriety tests confirmed impairment.
Zeiban Mondragon-Reza, 25, of Toughkenamon, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses by Southern Chester County Regional Police after the 2014 Chevrolet he was driving was stopped for swerving out of its lane of travel several times. The incident occurred on March 31 in the 1200 block of Baltimore Pike in New Garden Township. After stopping Mondragon-Reza, police saw marijuana smoke billowing from the car window.