Police Reports

Shawn Christie

NEW GARDEN

On May 31, at 1:57 a.m., police observed a vehicle northbound in the 800 block of Newark Road drift over the center double yellow several times. At times, the vehicle almost completely spanned the entire southbound lanes while in a curve. The officer observed that the vehicle was driving at a very slow rate of speed and frequently using the brakes. A traffic stop was conducted in the 1000 block of Newark Road.

Upon contact with the driver, Alexis Arizmendi-Nava, 29, of Kennett Square, his eyes appeared bloodshot and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. Arizmendi-Nava exhibited additional signs of intoxication, and while speaking to the officer he apologized for drinking too much. The officer then administered field sobriety tests, which he failed. Arizmendi-Nava was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. After a brief visit to the hospital for an unrelated matter, Arizmendi-Nava was released pending an appearance at district court, police said.

On June 1, at 1:36 a.m., New Garden police were advised by an officer from a neighboring jurisdiction (The officer was in the process of transporting a prisoner) of a possible impaired driver on Baltimore Pike. The officer described the operatorís actions as being very reckless. New Garden police requested the officer to conduct a traffic stop. The officer stopped the vehicle in the 1300 block of Newark Road.

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Upon New Garden police arrival, the following officer relayed additional observations which indicated signs of impaired driving. A New Garden police officer made contact with the driver who is identified as Shawn Christie, 36, of Kennett Square. The officer observed Christie to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. Christie was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI after failing field sobriety tests. Christie was released pending an appearance at district court, police said.

KENNETT SQUARE

Kennett Square police filed citations against Manuel Bedolla, 20, West Grove, and Jose Quintana 21, Kennett Square, for harassment and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred on Sunday.May 4, at 1:42 p.m. in the 200 block East State Street. A criminal complaint was filed against Rodrigo Bedolla, 30, West Grove for simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct. The 20-year-old victim stated to police that M. Bedolla and Quintanawere threatening him, wanting to fight him and that R. Bedolla pulled a knife on him, police said..

Kennett Square police filed a criminal complaint against Eric Melendez, 21, Kennett Square for two counts of harassment. On Monday, May 5, 4:40 p.m., the 18-year-old victim advised Police that Melendez has repeatedly contacted her even though he had been warned by police not to, police said.

Kennett Square police arrested Manuel Bedolla,20, of West Grove for two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found to be in possession of a syringe and a wax baggie following police contact on Monday, May 5, at 9:03 p.m. at West State and South Washington streets. Bedolla was released pending summons from district court, police said.

Kennett Square police filed a criminal complaint against Colbert Graffdunder, 23, Kennett Square for simple assault, harassment and two counts of recklessly endangering another person for an incident that occurred on Sunday, May 11, at 2:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Taylor Street. The 26-year-old victim stated to police that as she was driving with her one-year-old child in the vehicle, Graffunder grabbed her around her neck and was banging her head against the side window, police said.

Kennett Square police issued citations for underage drinking and public drunkenness to a 17-year-old male from West Grove on Sunday, May 11, at 7:02 p.m. after police received the report of a disturbance in the 400 block East Maple Alley. Juvenile was released to his parent, police said..

Investigating report of a scam. On Tuesday, May 13, the 28-year-old victim reported to police that on Monday, May 5, they found a vehicle located in Omaha, Nebraska, for sale on Craigslist for $4700. The victim was advised to wire transfer the money and that they would be notified when the vehicle was shipped in four to six days. Victim wired the money but never received the vehicle, police said.

Kennett Square police arrested Pedro Guerrero-Rojas, 21, Kennett Square for possession of marijuana, criminal trespass, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, obstructing highways and other public passages and two counts of sale or illegal use of certain solvents. On Thursday, May 15, at 4:41 p.m., police received the report of a male sitting on the railroad tracks near Grant Way huffing an unknown substance. Guerrero-Rojas was released pending summons from district court, police said.

On Friday, May 16, a 39-year-old resident of 600 block Ridge Avenue reported to police that her debit card was used for unauthorized purchases on Wednesday, May 14, police said.

Kennett Square police cited Samuel Lasorda, 57, Phoenixville for disorderly conduct following an incident on Wednesday, May 21,at 1:09 p.m. in the 100 block East State Street. Lasorda confronted a parking enforcement officer who was issuing his vehicle a parking ticket for violating PAVC3354(b), parking more than 12 inches from the curb. A passerby, who was in the area taking pictures, observed the argument to be increasingly heated so he turned his attention to the parking officer, and Lasorda and began taking pictures of them. Lasorda then became aggressive toward the passerby and the police were called to respond, police said.

Kennett Square police cited Ricardo Cuevas-Marquez, 22, of West Grove for disorderly conduct on Thursday, May 22, at 8:42 p.m. after he was observed playing his vehicle radio extremely loud in the 100 block North Broad Street.

STATE POLICE

A pet store in East Marlborough Township was broken into sometime between May 2 and May 3 in the 800 block of East Marlborough Pike. Police said someone pried open the businessís rear door and entered the property, but did not steal anything, police said.

Linda Lopez, 20, of Avondale rear-ended another car in the drive in at McDonalds on Baltimore Pike in Penn Township on May 11 at 3:02 p.m. The driver of the struck car suffered undetermined injuries, police said.

Ruth Ruggierello, 46, of Oxford got distracted on Elkdale Road in Lower Oxford Township on June 6 shortly after midnight and hit a stack of trees and shrubbery. She was not injured, police said.

Glenda Rodriguez, 48, of East Nottingham attempted to steal $140 worth of merchantise from a store in the 800 block of Commons Drive in Lower Oxford Township on June 5 at 2:59 p.m., police said.

An unknown driver swerved to the left while being passed on Hillendale Road in Pennsbury Township on June 4 at 4:33 p.m., hit the passing car, and then fled the scene, police said.