On April 8, at 11:45 p.m,. an officer observed a vehicle travelling westbound on Baltimore Pike in the eastbound lane of travel. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in the 1700 block of Baltimore Pike. The officer contacted the driver, Juan Garcia-Posada, 23 of Wilmington. Garcia-Posada was observed to have bloodshot glassy eyes, slurred speech and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from the vehicle. Garcia-Posada exhibited signs of alcohol impairment during field sobriety tests, polcie said. He was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. During the investigation it was discovered that the vehicle Garcia-Posada had been operating had been entered as a stolen vehicle by New Castle County. Garcia-Posada was held for arraignment on charges of receiving stolen property and DUI. He was remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post bail, police said.
On April 9, at 4:41 pm, an officer observed a vehicle travelling on Newark Road make an abrupt stop and turn into a driveway in the 1000 block without the use of a turn signal. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was observed making furtive movements into back seat area of the truck. Contact was made with the driver, Cesar Ramirez, 32 of Toughkenamon. Ramirez handed the officer a Mexican ID card that contained what appeared to be powder cocaine on the bottom. Consent to the search the vehicle was obtained. The officer located a cigarette pack containing a small clear bag containing more suspected cocaine from the back seat. Ramirez was taken into custody without incident. Ramirez was released pending an appearance district court, police said.
On April 12, at 12:04 p.m., officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident in the 8700 block of Gap Newport Pike. The striking vehicle attempted to leave the scene but became stuck in the grass along the roadside, police said. Upon arrival, the driver of the striking vehicle was observed in the driver’s seat. Witnesses stated the vehicle travelled into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck the vehicle which had stopped in an attempt avoid a collision. Yordy Hernandez, 19 of Avondale was observed to have glassy eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected coming from his person. Hernandez was unable to stand on his own and was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Hernandez refused to submit to a chemical test of his breath and after being processed was released pending an appearance at district court, police said.