Police reports

Robert Grove
Modesto Bernal

NEW GARDEN

DUI

On May 3, at 1:43 a.m., New Garden police observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 900 block of Newark Road. The vehicle was observed to drive approximately 50 feet northbound in the southbound lanes. The vehicle then drifted onto the shoulder and almost struck the road bank. A traffic stop was conducted and contact made with the driver, Robert Grove, 56, of Coatesville. A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected and Grove was observed to have bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. An open can of beer was observed on the driverís side floor of the vehicle. Grove was given field sobriety tests, which revealed signs of impairment. Grove was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Grove was released pending an appearance at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04, police said.

Public drunkenness

On May 1, at 1:19 a.m., New Garden police responded to the 300 block of Scarlett Road for a report of a male refusing to leave the business. Upon arrival, officers contacted Modesto Bernal, 51, of Kennett Square. Bernal was observed lying prone in front of the store. Bernal exhibited signs of intoxication; he was unable to stand on his own, had an odor of an alcoholic beverage and was slurring his speech. Bernal was transported from the scene by the Ambulance Company for an injury unrelated to the call for service. A summons for public drunkenness was filed against Bernal, police said.

Trespass

On May 4, at 8:44 a.m., New Garden police responded to the 300 block of Scarlett Road for a subject refusing to the leave the business. Upon arrival contact was made with Modesto Bernal, 51, of Kennett Square. Bernal was sitting in lawn chairs that were for sale. Bernal was ordered to leave the premises and not to return. A summons for trespass was filed against Bernal, police said.

STATE POLICE

Expired inspection

Debra Ann Rader, 52, of Christiana, was stopped for expired inspection and emissions certifications at Pondís Edge Drive, West Nottingham on May 1. During the stop, she was found to be DUI, police said.

Mailbox damaged

Someone used a trash can to damage a mailbox in the 200 block of Country Drive in East Nottingham on May 4, police said.

One-vehicle accident

No one was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Route 1 in London Grove Township on May 2, at 12:53 p.m. The crash occurred as Barbara Worrilow, 71, of North East, Maryland, struck a rock in the middle of the road, damaging the right front axel of her vehicle, police said.

Lantern damaged

Someone damaged a copper light post lantern in the 200 block of Kelton road in Penn Township on May 4, in the early morning hours, police said.

Vehicle stolen

Someone stole a vehicle from the 400 block of Gum Tree road in Highland township in the morning hours of May 4, police said.

$1,000 stolen

Someone stole $1,000 from a business in the 100 block of Onix Drive in East Marlborough Township on May 2, at 11:27 p.m., police said.

Theft from vehicle

Money, a CD binder, 40 CDs, a key chain and a bottle of prescription medications were taken from a vehicle in the 400 block of Dartmouth Lane and the 200 block of Larchmont Lane in Penn Township overnight on April 27, police said.

Car crash

Police are investigating a crash that involves a car hitting a utility pole in the 3000 block of Limestone Road in West Fallowfield Township on April 30, at 7 p.m., police said.

Car windows damaged

Someone damaged car windows and took articles from cars in the White Clay Creek Preserve parking lot on London Tract Road in London Britain Township on May 11. A purse was taken from one car, and a leather bag containing money and prescription drugs was taken from another, police said.

Marijuana possession

Two juvenile males were arrested for possession of marijuana at Oxford High School in the 700 block of Waterway Road in East Nottingham township on May 9, at 3:02 p.m., police said.

Vacuum cleaner stolen

A sales consultant noticed that a display model Dyson vacuum cleaner was missing for a store in the 800 block of East Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Township on May 10, at 6:32 p.m., police said.

Mailbox smashed

Someone smashed a mailbox with a blunt object in the 10 block of Bramble Lane in London Grove Township on May 9 at about 7:30 p.m., police said.

KENNETT SQUARE

Drug charges

On March 23, at approximately 9:30 p.m., acting on a confidential tip, Kennett Square police officers arrested Collin Campbell, 21, and Eldon Ross, 20, both of Kennett Square, who together were in possession of over 220 individual packets of heroin, illegally possessed prescription medication, the drug ecstasy, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. This investigation involved the initial contact with the arrestees and a search of the blue Honda Accord they occupied (belonging to Ross) and continued with lab analysis of the illegal drugs and forensic work done on the suspectís cell phones, subsequently resulting in charges brought forth as follows against the suspects:

Campbell and Ross - Possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin, ciminal conspiracy to deliver heroin amd criminal use of a communication Facility.

Additional charges to Ross - possession of prescription medication, possession of ecstasy powder, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both were arraigned before Judge Maisano. Ross was released posting $9,000 cash bail. Campbell was committed to Chester County Prison in lieu of $3,000 cash bail, police said.

Egged

Between 8:45 and 8:51 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, an egg was thrown at an apartment window located in the 400 block Magnolia Street and at a residence located in the 200 block South Garfield Street. The investigation continues, police said.

Terroristic threats

Kennett Square police arrested Beto Hernandez-Gomez, 20, of Kennett Square, for three counts of terroristic threats, two counts of simple assault, one count of harassment and one count of underage drinking on Monday, April 14, at 9:36 p.m. in the 400 block South Walnut Street. The 20-year-old victim stated that Hernandez-Gomez threatened to kill him, punched him in the face with a closed fist and then threatened him with a knife. Hernandez-Gomez was arraigned at Kennett District Court. Bail was set at $5000.00 cash. Unable to post bail, Hernandez-Gomez was remanded to Chester County Prison, police said.

Graffiti

Sometime overnight on Sunday, April 13, graffiti was spray-painted on a building located in the 200 block West Cedar Street. The investigation continues, police said.

Residence egged

Sometime between 8 and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, a residence located in the 500 block Worrall Avenue was egged. The investigation continues, police said.

Burglary

Kennett Square police arrested Hugo Contreras-Pina, 30, of Toughkenamon, for aggravated assault, burglary, two counts of criminal trespass, two counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, three counts indecent assault, two counts unlawful restraint, terroristic threats and two counts of harassment for an incident that occurred on Wednesday, April 16, at 11:30 p.m. Contreras-Pina was arraigned at Kennett District Court and was released on $20,000, 10 percent bail, police said.

Drug charges

Kennett Square police arrested Alexander Perez, 23, of Kennett Square, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on Friday, April 18, at 1:20 a.m. in the 300 block Juniper Street. Perez was released pending summons from District Court, police said.

Mini-bike stolen

Sometime overnight on Friday, April 18, a blue and white Kawasaki mini-bike was stolen from an unlocked shed located in the 500 block Worrall Avenue. The investigation continues, police said.

Bench warrant

Kennett Square police detained Crystal Twyman, 39, of Kennett Square, for an outstanding bench warrant on Tuesday, April 22, at 12:23 p.m. in the 600 block South Broad Street. Twyman was released to constables, police said.

Drug charges

Kennett Square police detained Tony Fountain, 39, of Kennett Square, for an outstanding bench warrant out of Montgomery County on Tuesday, April 22, at 5:50 p.m. in the 300 block East State Street. Fountain was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and the Kennett Square Police Department has filed charges. Fountain was released to Montgomery County sheriffs.