Roy Kirchner
Roy Kirchner
William Roy
William Roy


Kennett Square Police Department received a request from a family member to do a wellbeing check on Robert T. Pfeifle on April 8 at 8:30 p.m. Police officers did not locate him at his residence but learned later that state police took him into custody at about 11:30 p.m.

Police received additional information giving reason to believe that Pfeifle had a stolen 38 caliber revolver at his residence. Kennett Square Police Department was given custody of Pfeifle from the State Police and during a search of his residence the stolen handgun was recovered and seized. Pfeifle was charged with the following crimes: Receiving stolen property and persons not to possess firearms, police said. He was arraigned and released on $10,000 unsecured bail, police said.

Kennett Square police arrested Earl Randolph, 55, Kennett Square, for DUI following a traffic stop in the 600 block Linden Circle on March 23 at 12:58 a.m. Randolph was released at his residence pending summons from District Court, police said.

Kennett Square police arrested a 16-year-old male, Kennett Square, for terroristic threats (two counts), simple assault (two counts), possessing instruments of crime (two counts) and harassment (two counts) for an incident that occurred on March 25 between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the 100 block North Broad Street. Victims stated that the juvenile threatened them with knives, pushed and shoved them and made threatening remarks. The juvenile has been referred to juvenile probation for these charges, police said.


Kennett Square police cited Abraham Flores-Velasquez, 25, Kennett Square, for an ordinance violation of prohibiting pets to run at large after it was reported his dog was running loose, barking, growling and showing its teeth in the 200 block Ridge Avenue on March 27 at 9 a.m., police said.

Kennett Square police said sometime between 4:52 a.m. and 5:02 a.m. on March 28, a business located in the 200 block East State Street was burglarized. The cash register and over $100 was stolen, police said.


On April 1, 2014 at 1:13 p.m., police officers responded to the 100 block of Main Street for the report of a domestic between father and daughter. Upon arrival contact was made with Amanda Smith, 34, and Steven Smith, 62, both of Toughkenamon. Both indicated that the other had struck them in the face during an argument about cleaning however neither showed signs of any injury. Both were advised they would be cited for harassment for the altercation. The investigation is cleared by arrest, police said.

On April 3 at 5:38 p.m., police officers responded to a 911 hang up in the 1200 block of Newark Road. While responding the call, it was upgraded to a domestic between family members. Upon arrival, the victim advised he had been struck by his brother in law. Harry London, 54, of Toughkenamon was found to be intoxicated on the floor of the residence, police said. Witnesses in the house confirmed the victimís account and London was relocated to his section of the house and advised he would be cited for harassment for the altercation. The investigation was cleared by arrest, police said.

On April 5 at 12:01 a.m., police officers responded to the 900 block of West Baltimore Pike for keys locked in a vehicle. Upon arrival the driver, Luis Gutierrez-Ortiz, 22, of Kennett Square advised he had locked his keys in the running vehicle. A plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance was observed on the passenger seat, police said. Gutierrez-Ortiz admitted the baggie contained marijuana and was his. The vehicle was opened without incident and once consent was obtained was searched further yielding paraphernalia. Gutierrez-Ortiz was taken into custody and once processed was released to another department for an outstanding warrant, police said.

On April 6 at 1:32 a.m., police officers responded to a silent alarm in the 300 block of Scarlett Road. Upon arrival the employees advised they pushed the alarm due to an intoxicated customer who refused to leave. The employees pointed out the subject who was walking on Scarlett Road. Officers made contact with Modesto Bernal, 51 of Toughkenamon who was visibly intoxicated and walking on the center lines of the roadway. Bernal was taken into custody and transported to his residence after being advised he would be cited for Public Drunkenness. The investigation is cleared by arrest, police said.

On April 6, 2014 at 3:49 p.m, police officers observed a vehicle abruptly pull off the roadway and partially block the southbound lane of Newark Road near the Route 1 southbound ramp. The driver activated the hazard lights and exited the vehicle. To assist and prevent an accident due to heavy traffic on the roadway, the officer activated his emergency lights. The driver was observed to get back into the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver, William Roy, 23 of Bear De., a clear plastic wrapper containing a white rock substance was observed in the cup holder.

Roy and the passenger, Roy Kirchner, 24 also of Bear were removed from the vehicle. Subsequent to a search, police officers recovered eleven new and unused clear baggies containing a blue wax paper and a brownish white powdery substance consistent with heroin were found in a cigarette pack. Also located were several used blue wax paper wrappers, three needles, a spoon, a shoe lace and a glass pipe with crack cocaine residue. Several loose pieces of crack cocaine were also found on the passenger side floor.

Both subjects were taken into custody. Roy and Kirchner were charged with violations of Act 64 and arraigned and later released on $10,000 unsecured bail, police said.