A crash occurred at the Route 41 exit from Route 1 in London Grove Township on Sept. 17 at 10:42 a.m. A vehicle was waiting at the traffic light ready to turn right, when the other vehicle pulled up beside it to turn right as well. As they both turned right at the same time, the vehicle on the left struck the vehicle on the right, police said.
Wayne Warwick, 19, of Lincoln University, suffered unspecified injuries as his car traveled into the opposite lane of travel on Route 796 north of Route 896 in Penn Township on Sept. 18 at 7:06 p.m. His car struck a utility pole, rolled over, struck a fire hydrant then rolled over. He was taken to Christiana Hospital, police said.
New Garden Police were dispatched to a possible stabbing in the 1000 block of Newark Road on Sept. 9 at 10:46 p.m., police said. Upon arrival, police quickly ascertained that no subjects had been stabbed. Police learned that a physical altercation had taken place on a mushroom wharf. The following suspects were cited and released pending an appearance in district court:
Omar Lopez-Sosa, 22, of West Grove for disorderly conduct
Cesar Sanchez, 22 ,of Kennett Square for disorderly conduct
Hernan Camacho-Lopez, 19, of Kennett Square for underage drinking
Armando Camacho-Lopez, 18, of Kennett Square for underage drinking
A 14-year-oldjuvenile from Toughkenamon was also cited for underage drinking and turned over to parents.
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On Sept. 14, at 10:30 p.m. police observed a motor vehicle on Baltimore Pike cross the double yellow line and a stop was initiated at Bancroft Road. Roger Marrs, 45 of Kennett Square. Marrs was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Marrs was released pending an appearance in district court.
On Sept. 15, police responded to a report of a physical domestic in the 200 block of Line Road. Upon arrival, police discovered that Alejandro Leon, 22, of Kennett Square had been in an altercation with a family member. Leon was cited for harassment..
The New Garden Township Police Department is experiencing increased incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles throughout the township, according to Chief Gerald Simpson. The northeastern section of the township experienced the thefts overnight Tuesday Sept.10 into Wednesday, Sept. 11.
The southeastern section experienced several incidents overnight on Sunday Sept. 15 into Monday, Sept. 16. Not all vehicles that were entered had items taken. Loose change seemed to be the most common thing taken although electronics have also been stolen. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles, even when inside a garage. Vehicles should be locked, if possible, parked in a garage or underneath overhead lighting. Do not leave valuables or cash in the vehicle, especially in plain sight. Report any suspicious behavior immediately by calling 911 or 610-268-3171.
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On Thursday, Sept. 19, at approximately 6:33 pm, the New Garden Township Police Department responded to the 9100 block of Gap Newport Pike for a domestic related kidnapping.
Upon arriving at the scene, police officers located three victims; the mother of the baby, age 18 years along with additional family members. The victim told police that earlier today she moved out of her home in Newport, De. that she shared with her ex-boyfriend, Domingo Flores-Pajaro. The victim said that in the last several months, their relationship had deteriorated, so she decided to move in with her mother which is the location of the crime scene.
The victim said that the defendant arrived at her mother’s home and demanded entry into the residence. The victim states that they refused to allow Flores-Parajo to enter the home; however he forced his way in past a family member bracing the door. Once inside, Flores-Parajo said that he was not leaving the residence without his 2-month old baby. Flores-Parajo forced the baby out of the arms of his grandmother. As the victim attempted to contact the police Flores-Parajo ripped the cellular phone from the victim’s hand. Flores-Parajo then fled the residence towards Delaware.
Police alerted Delaware law enforcement of the incident. The police officers proceeded to notify our criminal investigator, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and Chester County Detectives to aid in the investigation.
At approximately 9:09 pm, law enforcement coordinated the child’s safe return with the cooperation of Flores-Parajo back to the crime scene. Flores-Parajo was taken into custody without incident.
Flores-Parajo was charged and arraigned on the following criminal charges: robbery, burglary, simple assault, reckless endangering, theft by unlawful taking, harassment and receiving stolen property.
Flores-Parajo was sent to the Chester County Prison in lieu of $15,000.00 cash bail.