Police Reports, March 27



Kennett Square police arrested Fermin Gomez-Castillo, 18, Wilmington, Del., for DUI, controlled substances, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on March 4 at 12:35 am in the 400 block West State Street. Gomez-Castillo was released to a relative pending summons.

Outstanding warrant

On March 4 at 1 p.m. in the 100 block of North Broad Street, Kennett Square police detained Alando Joseph 49, Kennett Square, also known as Joseph Orlando, on an outstanding warrant out of Delaware County. Joseph was released to Delaware County sheriffs.

Public drunkenness

On March 4 at 9:56 pm in the 400 block of East South Street, Kennett Square police cited Charles Cornelius, 53, Kennett Square, for public drunkenness. Cornelius was released at this residence.

Simple assault

Kennett Square police arrested Rufino Victorino, 39, Kennett Square, for two counts of simple assault, one count recklessly endangering another person and three counts of harassment for an incident that occurred on March 5 at 9:15 pm in the 100 block North Willow Street. Victorino was arraigned by Kennett District Court and released on $3,000 unsecured bail.


Money stolen from purse

Kennett Square police said $40 was stolen from a woman’s purse at a residence located in the 800 block Hornblende Avenue while workmen were inside on March 7 between 8:15 am and 1:30 pm.

Outstanding warrant

Kennett Square police detained Grant Maxwell, 44, Kennett Square, for an outstanding warrant on March 8 at 1:56 am following a traffic stop at North Walnut and East State Streets. Maxwell was released to state police.

Aggravated assault

Kennett Square police arrested Maurice Reyes, 40, Kennett Square, for aggravated assault, simple assault-two counts, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct-two counts for an incident that occurred on March 8 at 3:20 am. Reyes was video-arraigned by the on-call District Court and bail was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, Reyes was released to constables for transport to Chester County Prison.



On March 14, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the New Garden Police Department received a call from the victim of a theft. The victim told police that Juan A. Faundez-Apablaza, 41 of Philadelphia was at their place of business in the 1000 block of Newark Road. Faundez-Apablaza had paid the business for services rendered on Jan. 14 involving an overturned tractor trailer. Faundez-Apablaza provided a cashier’s check to the business as payment and then notified the bank the check had been lost. The check was cancelled and the business was out the large sum of money. An arrest warrant was issued for Faundez-Apablaza; he was taken into custody without incident and arraigned. He was released on $1,000 cash bail.

Drug charges

On March 15, at 4:23 pm, the New Garden Police Department responded to the 300 block of Scarlett Road for the report of a retail theft in progress. The actor was described as a white male in his 20s with a camouflage hat and a green and black shirt. The actor was observed concealing an item in his jacket and in the process causing damage. The item was then discarded by the actor in another aisle and he left the store. Upon returning to the store, the actor was identified as Tyler Snyder, 23 of Landenberg, where he was taken into custody. Snyder admitted to taking the package valued at $33.99. During a search incident to arrest, Snyder was found to be in possession of contraband, preliminary tests identified the material as heroin.