Police Log - May 27, 2014

Anthony Deeds
Anthony Deeds
Isidro Tapia-Meza
Isidro Tapia-Meza



On May 12, at 11:58 p.m., a police officer observed a vehicle parked in the middle of a parking lot in the area of Newark Road and Baltimore Pike. The driver appeared to be slumped over in the seat. Upon checking on the well-being of the driver the vehicle was found to be running. The officer observed an open beer in the driverís right hand. The police officer removed the keys from the ignition and then took steps to waken the driver. The driver was identified as Isidro Tapia-Meza, 45, of Lincoln University. While speaking to the driver a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from the interior of vehicle and Tapia-Meza appeared in a confused state. Upon exiting the vehicle, Tapia-Meza displayed signs of impairment that continued during Field Sobriety Testing. Tapia-Meza was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Tapia-Meza was released pending an appearance at Magisterial District Court 15-4-04.

Trash thrown from car

On May 13, at 12:33 a.m., a police officer on patrol near the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Newark Road observed a silver Mazda mini-van travelling northbound on Newark Road. The right rear passenger was observed to throw trash out of the window onto the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted and contact made with the intoxicated passenger, Daniel Elliott, 28, of Wilmington, who admitted to the incident. Elliott was advised he would be receiving a citation for scattering rubbish before being released. The investigation is cleared by arrest.


On May 13, at 8:35 p.m, a police officer observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 800 block of Newark Road. The vehicle was observed to swerve to the far right side and off the roadway when approaching oncoming vehicles. The vehicle crossed the white fog line and yellow center lines on multiple occasions. A traffic stop was conducted in the 1000 block of Newark Road. The police officer contacted the driver, Juan Oseguera-Ortiz, 45, of Kennett Square. The officers further observed two additional passengers in the vehicle who were later identified as the driverís daughters, age 15 and 19. The police officer observed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle, along with Oseguera-Ortiz having bloodshot glassy eyes. Oseguera-Ortiz admitted to consuming threeor four drinks. Oseguera-Ortiz was taking into custody for suspicion of DUI after showing signs of impairment during Field Sobriety Tests. Oseguera-Ortiz was processed and released pending a criminal summons for DUI, reckless endangering and endangering the welfare of a child.

Man runs onto road

On May 15, at 6:58 p.m, officers responded to the 900 block of Newark Road for the report of a male running into traffic, appearing to intentionally try to get struck by a car. Upon arrival the male was observed running from another responding officer and into the side of a moving vehicle. Juan Bedolla-Lopez, 28, of Toughkenamon, was taken into custody and found to be under the influence. Bedolla-Lopez was cited and then transported home after being medically cleared.


Public drunkenness

On May 17, at 7:08 p.m, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Scarlett Road for the report of an intoxicated person in front of the business. Upon arrival contact was made with Modesto Bernal, 51, of Kennett Square. Bernal was found to be intoxicated and at a business he had been previously warned to stay away. Bernal was cited for public drunkenness and criminal trespass and dropped off at the Mission.

Marijuana charges

On May 18, at 1:43 a.m., a police officer on patrol in the 700 block of Newark Road observed an approaching southbound vehicle fail to dim its high beam lights. Additionally, the officer observed the vehicle to straddle the double yellow line so much so it forced the patrol vehicle to move to avoid contact. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle at the intersection of Newark and Laurel Heights Road. Upon contact with the driver, Anthony Deeds, 32, of Newark, Delaware, an odor of fresh marijuana was detected. A marijuana rolled cigar was in plain view on the driver side floor. Additional contraband was located inside the console, when the driver removed his paperwork. Deeds was arrested on numerous drug related charges. Deeds was processed and arraigned by Judge Michaels of Phoenixville; he was released on $15,000 bail.



Nanette Drake, 54, of Lincoln University, was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop on Thursday, April 24, at 9:25 p.m., in the 500 block West State Street, police said. Drakewas released to a friend pending summons from district court.

Disorderly conduct

Carl Bland was cited for disorderly conduct on April 25, at 10:32 a.m., in the 100 block West South Street following a traffic accident he was involved in, police said.

Public drunkenness

Humberto Guzman, 31, of Avondale, was cited for public drunkenness on April 26, at 5:30 p.m., in the 100 block North Walnut Street after it was reported he was passed out on the side of the road. Guzman was released at his residence.

Underage drinking

On April 26, at 6:25 p.m., Kennett Square police arrested a 16-year-old male from Kennett Square for resisting arrest, public drunkenness, underage drinking, criminal mischief and two counts of disorderly conduct. This incident, which started as an underage drinking incident, escalated when the juvenile was released to his parent, arrived home and broke a window and was yelling obscenities in the street. Hewas remanded to Chester County Youth Center.

A 15-year-old male, from Toughkenamon, was also on scene was cited for underage drinking and released to his parent.

Cash stolen

Sometime betwwen 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on April 30, $600 in cash was stolen from an apartment located in the 600 block Lafayette Street, Kennett Square.

Bicycle stolen

Sometime between 6:10 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. on May 1, a red, black and white BMX-style bike was stolen from the 400 block of Magnolia Street. The 10-year-old victim stated he had left it leaning against a tree while he played and when he went to retrieve it, it was gone.

Dog barking

On May 2, Kennett Square Police cited Susan Caroff, 54, of Kennett Square, for Borough Ordinance 3-5(a) prohibiting annoyance and disturbance after it was reported that her dog was barking constantly, beginning at 6 a.m.


On May 3, at 2:35 a.m., in the 600 block Cope Road, Kennett Square Police arrested Mark Burrell, Jr., 24, of Kennett Square, for resisting arrest, terroristic threats, harassment and two counts of disorderly conduct. Burrell charged at police, was pushed back but charged again then pushed the officer trying to get at the victim of the terroristic threats and harassment. Burrell was arraigned and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.


Maryellen Mischler, 47, of West Chester, was arrestred for DUI following a traffic stop at East Cypress Street and Exelon Way on May 3, at 10:40 p.m. Mischler was released to a friend pending summons.