Police Reports

Jacob Strain
Livan Herrera-Rojas

NEW GARDEN

On Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:57 p.m., the New Garden Township Police Department responded to a report of a physical domestic in the 300 block of Bucktoe Road. Upon arrival the victim related that her uncle threw her down on a bed in the living room area of the residence and pulled her hair, choked her and struck her in the face. The victim was observed to be bleeding from the mouth and had swelling in the face and neck areas. Police Officers collected property from the residence as it possibly contained physical evidence. The defendant, Joseph Miller, 52, of Avondale was taken into custody outside the residence. Miller was charged with aggravated assault and arraigned by Judge Farmer. Miller was remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post the $5000 cash bail, police said.

On Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:34 p.m., a New Garden Township Police Officer observed a vehicle in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike tailgating a tractor-trailer. The vehicle was observed swerving into the oncoming lane of travel on two occasions, appearing as if he was trying to look around the truck. A traffic stop was conducted in the 9100 block of Gap Newport Pike and contact made with the driver, William Welsh, 40, of Elizabethtown. Welsh had an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Welsh however denied drinking. During Field Sobriety Tests, Welsh showed additional signs of impairment; he was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Welsh was released pending a summons to appear at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04 for DUI and related traffic offenses, police said.

On Feb. 21, 2014 at 10:54 p.m., a New Garden Township Police Officer observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and failing to use a turn signal. The vehicle crossed over the double-yellow center line several times. A traffic stop was attempted at Ellicott and Cooper roads, however the driver continued into the 100 block of Ellicott Road. Upon stopping, the driver jumped into the rear passenger seat of the vehicle. The driver, Alberto Marquez III, 47, of Avondale was ordered out of the rear seat. Marquez had an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person along with red bloodshot glassy eyes. Due to icy and unsafe roadway conditions, field sobriety tests were not administered. A PBT showed a presence of alcohol, and Marquez was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Marquez was released pending a summons to appear at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04 for DUI and related traffic offenses, police said.

On Feb. 22, 2014 at 12:40 a.m., a New Garden Township Police Officer observed a northbound vehicle proceed through a steady red light into the intersection of Gap Newport Pike and Penn Green Road almost striking the police vehicle. The vehicle reversed and made a left turn onto Penn Green Road. The police officer followed and observed the vehicle to travel at speeds unsafe for the conditions on the secondary roadway. The vehicle was observed to commit additional violations, which resulted in an attempted traffic stop in the 100 block of Ellicott Road. The vehicle lost control and spun around facing the police vehicle. The driver of the vehicle attempted to back away but became stuck in the snowbank. Both the driver and passenger side doors opened. The driver, Fredy Flores-Ayllon, 20, of Avondale, exited the vehicle. Flores-Ayllon refused several requests to show his hands and lay on the ground. The passenger, Isaac Flores-Ortiz, 24, of Avondale was observed to be throwing items (later recovered and found to be evidence of alcohol consumption) over the fence on the property. Both subjects were taken into custody -- Flores-Ortiz for scattering rubbish and Flores-Ayllon for suspicion of DUI. Both subjects were released pending a summons to appear at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04 for DUI and related offenses, police said.

On Feb. 22, 2014 at 2:45 p.m., a New Garden Township police officer observed a vehicle with an unreadable registration plate at the intersection of Starr and Penn Green roads. A traffic stop was conducted in the 700 block of Penn Green Road. Upon contact with the driver, Marcos Garcia-Diaz, 22, of Wilmington Del., a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Garcia-Diaz also was observed to have bloodshot eyes. Garcia-Diaz was administered field sobriety tests and showed signs of impairment; he was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Garcia-Diaz was released pending a summons to appear at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04 for DUI and related traffic offenses, police said.

On Feb. 23, 2014 at 12:29 a.m., a New Garden Township police officer observed a vehicle swerving over the double-yellow lines and onto the shoulder of Gap Newport Pike between Penn Green Road and the township line. A traffic stop was conducted and contact made with Jacob Strain, 22, of Claymont, Del. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on his breath. Strain was also observed to have slurred speech and bloodshot eye; he was also found to be in possession of marijuana. Strain was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and possession of a controlled substance. Strain was released pending a summons to appear at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04 for DUI and related traffic offenses, police said.

On Feb. 23, 2014 at 6:35 a.m., a New Garden Township Police Officer was on patrol in the area of New Garden Road and Gap Newport Pike and observed a vehicle parked along the roadway. The vehicle was running and both the front and back driverís side windows were down. The driverís seat was reclined back and vomit was observed on the ground below the door. Vomit was also observed on the driverís jacket and mouth and he appeared to be asleep and was snoring. The driver, Livan Herrera-Rojas, , of Parkesburg was eventually awakened and observed to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage upon his breath. Field sobriety tests were completed which revealed additional signs of impairment. Herrera-Rojas was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Herrera-Rojas was released pending a summons to appear at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04 for DUI and related traffic offenses, police said.

On Feb. 23, 2014 at 3:10 p.m., a New Garden Township police officer observed a vehicle partially blocking the southbound lane of 200 Chambers Road. A traffic stop was conducted and upon contact with the driver, Nicolas Martinez, 27, of Kennett Square, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Martinez also had bloodshot eyes and slurred his speech. Officers observed a large pile of empty beer cans in plain sight visible on the passenger side floor. Due to his level of intoxication, Field sobriety tests could not be completed. Martinez was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. He was processed and released pending an appearance at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04. New Garden Township Police were contacted the next day by Immigration and Customs Enforcement about Martinez. They advised he had previously been arrested for DUI under the name Ricardo and had a warrant for failure to appear. Martinez was taken into custody and arraigned by Judge Maisano of Magisterial District Court 15-3-04 and remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $15,000.00 bail, police said.

KENNETT SQUARE

Kennett Square PD arrested Hector Santana-Peguero, 35, of Newark, Del., for fugitive from justice, for an active warrant out of Delaware, following a traffic stop on Sunday,. Jan. 19 at 9:22 p.m. in the 100 block South Broad Street. Santana-Peguero was video-arraigned by the on-call district court then released to constables for transport to Chester County Prison, police said.

Kennett Square Police cited Daniel Gaona-Renteria, 29, of Kennett Square for public drunkenness on Monday, Jan. 20, at 1:01 a.m. in the 300 block of East Maple Alley. Gaona-Renteria was released at his residence, police said.

Kennett Square Police arrested Manuel Loipez, 23, of Toughkenamon for fleeing or attempting to elude police following a brief vehicle pursuit and foot pursuit on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 8:52 a.m. that began at West Cypress and Meredith streets. Police also arrested Angel Cruz, 53, of Toughkenamon for false reports to law enforcement after he reported the vehicle Lopez was driving as stolen, police said.

Kennett Square Police cited Matthew Jeavons, 26, of Landenberg for criminal trespass for an incident that occurred on Saturday, Jan. 25, at .1:51 a.m. in the 300 block South Broad Street. Jeavons was released at a friendís residence, police said.

Kennett Square Police cited a 15-year-old male from Kennett Square for public drunkenness on Monday, Jan. 27, at 9:45 a.m. in the 100 block East South Street. Juvenile was released to his parent, police said.

Kennett Square Police arrested Edwin Perez-Lima, 26, of Kennett Square for DUI following two traffic accidents, one at West Cypress and Meredith streets and one at East Cypress and Race Streets, on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:23 p.m. Perez-Lima was released at his residence pending summons from District Court, police said.

Kennett Square Police arrested Vincent Falco, 20, of Avondale for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Cypress Street on Friday, Jan. 31, at 1:24 a.m. Falco was released to a friend pending summons from District Court, police said.

Investigating report of criminal mischief: Sometime between Friday, Jan. 10 and Friday, Jan. 31, everal tires on vehicles parked in a lot in the 100 block South Walnut Street were punctured, police said.

Kennett Square Police arrested Dagmar Dunn, 47, of Wilmington for DUI following a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Union Street on Monday, Feb. 3, at 12:04 a.m. Dunn was released to a friend pending summons from District Court, police said.

Investigating a report of an attempted theft: On Tuesday, Feb. 2, a resident of the 200 block Ridge Avenue reported that on Monday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m., they received a call from a subject who stated that they were with Publishers Clearing House and the resident had won several prizes such as an automobile and cash. The subject advised the resident to get a GreenDot money card for $500 from Wal-Mart to cover the legal costs for the prizes, and he would call them back to obtain the access code. Police advised the resident that this was a scam, police said.

Investigating a report of theft: Sometime between Thursday, Jan. 23 and Monday, Feb. 23, a white dinghy with black fabric trim was stolen from a lot located in the 300 block West Cedar Street. Investigation continues, police said.

Kennett Square Police arrested a 16-year-old male and Hernan Camacho-Lopez, 19, both of Kennett Square, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in the 500 block Center Street. Camacho-Lopez was released pending summons from District Court. The juvenile will be referred to juvenile probation for the charges and was released to a parent, police said.

Kennett Square Police cited Feliciano Rosales-Cruz, 32, Kennett Square for public drunkenness on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:22 p.m. at Birch and South Walnut streets. Rosales-Cruz was released at his residence, police said.