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Police Blotter for the week of Feb. 9

02/10/2015 11:50AM ● By J. Chambless



A Clifton Heights man was arrested last month on charges of impersonating a public servant and resisting arrest after an incident on Jan. 31.

On that date in the area of Toby Way and Dalton Road in Lower Oxford Township, an off-duty trooper noticed a suspicious vehicle, a white Crown Victoria, occuped by Kevin Michael Bayer of Clifton Heights, Pa., who identified himself as a state constable. The trooper identified himself asked to see Bayer's credentials. Bayer became belligerent, and was placed under arrest by other state troopers who arrived at the scene. He was arraigned on charges of impersonating a public servant and other related offenses. He posted bail on Feb. 1, and he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in District Court.


Pennsylvania State Police Avondale arrested Robert Allen Wheeler, Jr., 31, of Russellville, Tenn., and Brittany Nichole Smith, 23, of Bainbridge, Pa., on Feb. 6 after they were found having sex in their friend's vehicle which was parked along Reisler Road, north of State Road in Elk Township. They were arrested for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.


On the morning of Jan. 29, New Garden Township Police responded to a report of a theft in the 100 block of Main Street. The victim told police that a refill of 90 prescription pills had been stolen from her bedroom. About an hour later, police responded to a retail theft at the Giant store in the 300 block of Scarlett Road. Employees said a woman was putting items into her purse without paying for them. Police arrested Amanda Smith, 35, from Toughkenamon, and found evidence related to the theft report that Smith had made earlier. An investigation revealed that Smith knew that the prescription pills had been destroyed by a person concerned for her welfare, but had reported them stolen. Smith was charged with retail theft and making false reports to law enforcement. She was remanded to Chester County Prison in lieu of bail.


Sometime between Dec. 22 and Jan. 22, 10 to 15 temporary paper vehicle registration forms were stolen from a business in the 600 block of West Cypress Street in Kennett Square, according to police. The investigation is continuing.


Overnight on Jan. 23, a vehicle parked in the 100 block of South Walnut Street in Kennett Square had all its windows smashed and all its body panels dented, according to Kennett Square Police.


On Jan. 31, New Garden Township Police responded to the 1300 block of Newark Road for an assault that had been seen on video surveillance. The victim told police that he had been punched several times in the face by Hector Luis-Ortiz, 38, of Williamsport, Pa. Luis-Ortiz later confessed, saying that he had been upset about rumors that he believed the victim had been spreading. A summons was filed against Luis-Ortiz for harassment.


Kennett Square Police arrested Jose Villagomez-Herrera, 26, of Kennett Square, on Jan. 29 on two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal trespass and other charges. He was arrested after a report of a burglary on Jan. 29 at 9:52 a.m. in the 500 block of Center Street. The homeowners also told police that Villagomez-Herrera had stolen cash from their home about a month ago, but they did not report it. He was arraigned and released on bail.