Police Reports


Patrick Wood, 73, rear-ended a vehicle that had slowed down and veered into a shoulder on Route 1 south of Pusey Mill Road in Penn Township on Sept. 9 at 7 a.m., police said.

Accident with injuries

The driver of a striking vehicle suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on East Street Road in Londonderry Township on Sept. 9 at 7:03 a.m. Meng Banh, 51, of Philadelphia was traveling north on Hood Road and attempting to turn right on Street Road, but proceeded without clearing and was struck by another vehicle, police said.

Two-vehicle accident

No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident on the off-ramp of Route 1 at Christine Road in West Nottingham Township on Sept. 4 at 5:19 p.m. Nathan Criswell, 30, of Nottingham pulled out from the ramp without clearance and was struck by an oncoming truck, police said.


Joseph Allen Gift, 49, of Kennett Square was arrested for DUI in the 300 block of Strickersville Road in Franklin Township on Sept. 8 at 3:56 p.m., police said.



Anthony Ciabattoni, 33, of Wilmington was arrested for simple assault and harassment stemming from a domestic incident in which he kicked his father-in-law in the head, threw his wife to the ground and punched his brother-in-law in the face on Blue Hen Court in London Britain Township on Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m., police said.

Car hits curb

Timothy Daddario, 22, of Cochranville was not injured when his car left Route 41 in London Grove Township and struck a curb on Sept. 9 at 10:04 p.m., police said.

Jewelry stolen

Someone took jewelry for a home in the 1300 block of Limestone Road in Upper Oxford Township on Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m., police said.


Series of thefts

The New Garden Police Department is investigating a series of thefts from unsecured motor vehicles in the Hartefeld development and nearby undeveloped communities near Bucktoe Manor.

The break-ins occurred during the overnight hours on Sept. 10 into Sept. 11. Police say residents should lock their vehicles (even in a garage), secure garage doors and park vehicles under lights. Also, ensure that any valuables left inside a vehicle are stores out of sight, preferably in the trunk area.

Anyone who sees suspicious behavior should call 911, or 610-268-3171.


Criminal mischief

Kennett Square police are investigating report of criminal mischief. Sometime overnight on Aug. 31, a residence in the 400 block Hessian Drive was egged. police said.

Scam in Kennett

On Sept. 4, a resident of the 500 block of Center Street reported to police that on Aug. 31 at 4:30 p.m., they received a phone call from a subject who stated they were with PECO. This subject advised the resident that their PECO bill was past due and their electric would be turned off if they did not pay the bill within the hour. The subject demanded the resident purchase a GreenDot MoneyPak in the amount of $500 and to call them with the access code. The resident purchased the GreenDot MoneyPak and gave the subject the access code. The subject advised that this card was no good and that the resident needed to purchase another GreenDot MoneyPak in the amount of $250 and call them with the access cod. The resident did this. The resident advised police that recently, a company was soliciting business to lower their electric bill and the resident gave them their PECO account information. The resident could not remember what business was soliciting. Police advised resident that this was a scam.


Kennett Square police are investigating report of theft. Sometime overnight on Sept. 3, a book bag containing textbooks, change and an iPad was taken from a vehicle parked in the 600 block West Linden Street. The book bag, missing one textbook, the change and the iPad, was recovered a short time later in the same area.

Cars broken into

Sometime between Sept. 1 and Sept. 4, several vehicles parked at a business located in the 400 block East State Street were broken in to. Two car radios and a scan tool were taken.


George Esterling IV, 22, of Hockessin, De, was arrested for DUI on Sept. 6 at 1:33 a.m. following a traffic stop in the 200 block South Union Street. Esterling was released to a relative pending summons from District Court.

GPS stolen

Sometime between 2 am. and 8 a.m. on Sept. 4, a GPS unit was taken from a vehicle parked in the 400 block West Linden Street, police said.


Sometime between 7:50 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on. Sept. 4, a piece of construction equipment parked in the 500 block South Broad Street was vandalized.