State Police

A 28-year-old male from Wilmington suffered a laceration and broken jaw when he was punched in the face in the 300 block of Kennett Pike in Kennett Township on May 18 at 9:20 p.m., police said.

Someone stole a tractor from Little Elk Creek Road in East Nottingham Township between May 16 and 19. The vin number is LV4210H220033, police said.

Someone stole the statue of a dog from the front lawn of a home on Meadow Drive in East Nottingham Township on May 19 at 3 p.m.

No one was injured in a one-car accident on Route 1 just north of Route 41 in London Grove Township on May 12 at 8:15 a.m. The crash occurred as the car was traveling east. The utility trailer it was hauling swung around and slid into a ditch. The trailer was hauling a construction vehicle, and it was found that it was not secured correctly. The driver, Pastor Ortiz, 41, of Avondale was cited for not securing the load properly, police said.

Someone broke a mailbox and scattered garbage in the driveway of a resident on Barnsgate Drive in Londonderry Township overnight on May 20, police said.

Someone broke a car window that was parked in the 100 block of Wilson Mill Road in East Nottingham Township on May 6 at about 3:03 p.m., police said.

Someone stole scrap metal from a business in the 300 block of Waterway Road in East Nottingham Township on May 19 at about 8:20 p.mn., police said.

Someone entered a home through an unlocked window in the 600 block of Jennersville Road in Londonderry Township on May 1 at 11:45 a.m. They left without disturbing anything, police said.

Tyler Burkhart Casperson, 19, of Nottingham was asked to leave a business in the 90 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Avondale on May 24 at 8:23 a.m. He left, but then he came back and caused a disturbance, police said

Someone destroyed a mailbox and burned what was inside in the 300 block of Indiantown Road in London Britain on May 10 at 10:09 p.m. , police said.

Someone made unwanted Facetime calls to a woman in the unit block of Victoria Lane in Franklin Township between February 1 and May 22, police said.

Karen Elizabeth Gourgous, 33, of Cochranville allegedly tried to stab a victim in the 20 block of Londonderry Court in Londonderry Township on May 23 at 5:03 a.m., police said.

Someone smashed three car windows and took things from inside at a used car lot in the 50 block of Old Baltimore Pike in Avondale on May 19 at about 5 p.m., police said.

A man removed a cell phone case from a store in the 500 block of Schoolhouse Road in East Marlborough Township on May 18 at about 3:42 p.m., police said.

Someone took a trailer license plate from a trailer in the 3300 block of Limestone Road in Highland Township between Oct. 10, 2013 and May 20, police said.

Someone took a 2005 Honda CRF-8-Fcc dirt bike from a garage in the 100 block of South Deer Run Drive in New London Township overnight on May 21, police said.

Someone made off with a vehicle that had the keys left in at the 1600 block of East Street Road in Pennsbury Township overnight on May 2. The vehicle was recovered in West Chester later the next day, police said.

David Elijah Price, 32, of Cochranville tried to run away from police who were there to take him into custody for a probation and parole warrant. After a brief foot pursuit, he was caught and taken to Chester County Prison, police said.

Someone stole the identity of a 36 year old female from Avondale, opened two accounts and purchased items totaling $2,377 on May 14, police said.

Thomas Buchanan Payne, 65, of Kennett Square is accused of pushing a victim onto a bed. He was charged with harassment, police said.

It is unknown if there were injuries when a Kia OPtima traveled off the side of the road and struck an guide rail on Boro Line Road at Old Stottsville Road in Highland Township on May 15 st 6:46 a.m. It was later determined that the vehicle was stolen out of Cochranville, police said.

A vehicle had disabling damage when the young driver lost control on Balmoral Drive south of Edinburgh Road in Kennett Township on May 20 at 8:50 p.m. and hit a boulder in a front yard. The driver was not injured, police said.

Dawn Rittenhouse, 48, of Wilmington suffered minor injuries when she lost control her car on wet Good Hope Road in London Britain Township on May 21 at 5:08 p.m. She hit an embankment and the car rolled onto its side. Then it rolled back on its wheels and continued down an embankment, police said.

Young drivers collided on Scarlett Road at its intersection with South Street in New Garden Township on May 24 at 5:40 p.m. One car was stopped ready to turn left on West South Street. The other was traveling north on Scarlett Road approaching West South Street. The first car made a left turn onto West South Street and failed to yield the right of way to the second car, striking it in the side. The driver of the struck car requested an ambulance, but was not taken to the hospital, police said.

Marissa Roman, 22, of Cochranville was cited for following too closely when her car struck the cone ahead on Homeville Road in West Fallowfield Township on May 24 at 2:45 p.m,, police said.

Jonathon Cassidy, 31, of Oxford suffered minor injuries after he blacked out while driving on Conner Road east of Limestone Road in Lower Oxford Township on May 26 at 12:52 p.m. The car traveled off the road, hit a wire fence, continued into a field, hit a concrete barrier and went into a ditch, police said.

John Scott, 69, of Kennett Square drove his truck that was too tall under the bridge on Norway Road at Burrows Run Road in Kennett Township on May 23 at 3:36 p.m. and hit the underpass. He was not injured, police said.

Two cars collided on Kelton Road in Pennsbury Township on May 22 at 4:19 p.m. after one drifted into oncoming traffic. The struck vehicle driver was not injured, but she lost control of the car and hit a wall, police said.

A car drove out of its lane on Limestone Road in Lower Oxford on May 23 at 12:32 p.m. and hit a mailbox, then continued on, police said.

Shannon McSweeney, 18, of Landenberg suffered minor injuries, as did Barbara Palmer, 58, of Lincoln University in a two-vehicle accident on Pennocks Bridge Road in New London Township on May 20 at 3:42 p.m. McSweeney was stopped at the stop sign and then pulled out in front of Palmer and collided. McSweeney was cited for failing to yield.

Minor injuries were reported in a one-vehicle accident on Dow Run Road at Marlborough Road on May 18 at 5:06 a.m. A young driver was distracted by the radio and failed to stop at a stop sign and struck an embankment. The vehicle sustained major damage, police said.

No one was injured on May 10 at 6:10 p.m. on Garden Station Road west of Ellicott when Hector Rojas, 25, of Avondale was driving too fast for conditions and crossed into oncoming traffic and collided. Rojas was cited for driving too fast for conditions, police said.

Two cars collided on State Road at Pennocks Bridge Road in New London Township on May 24 when one car pulled out from a stop sign without clearance, police said.

Gerald Hoover, 84, of Unionville suffered injuries after he pulled out of Schoolhouse Road onto Route 926 in East Marlborough Township on May 21 at 9:21 p.m. He pulled out in front of an oncoming car and collided, police said.

Sandra Bernal, 26, of Avondale was not injured when her car hit a street sign and utility pole on Hillendale Road in Kennett Township on May 24 at 4:05 a.m., police said.

Matthew Gilbert, 27, of Lincoln University was not injured when his car hit a guard rail on Route 1 in Lower Oxford Township on May 16 at 1:18 a.m., police said.

Joseph Fen, 21, of West Grove crossed the center line on State Road west of Wickerton Road in London Grove Township on May 14 at 7:25 p.m. and hit an oncoming car. Both cars were damaged, but no one was hurt, police said.

Amanda Babcock, 33, of Kirkwood attempted to steal a shopping cart full of merchandise at a store in the 800 block of Commons Boulevard in Oxford on May 14 at 12:11 p.m. She was distracted and feld the scene. She was later arrested for retail theft, police said.

No injuries were reported in a three-vehicle accident on New London Road at Walnut Glenn Road in Franklin Township on May 17 at 11:08 a.m. Garrett Compton, 18, of Landenberg attempted to pass on the right a car that was about to turn left, but hit its right rear, driving it into an oncoming vehicle. Compton was cited for careless driving, police said.

Someone fired a round into a bedroom while the residence was occupied in the 200 block of Upland Road in East Marlborough Township on May 14 at 9:45 p.m., police said.

Benito Morales Jr., 39, of Oxford pushed a cart of miniblinds and pet supplies out of a store without paying in the 800 block of Commons Drive in Lower Oxford on May 18 at about 3:13 p.m., police said.

Curtis Matthias, 21, of Cochranville and Samuel White, 20, of Landenberg were found to have marijuana and paraphernalia in their vehicles in the London Tract-White Clay Creek parking Lot in London Britain Township on May 16 at 7:19 p.m., police said.

Samuel James McKeith, 23, of London Grove Township was found to be in possessions of 100 empty heroin baggies and related paraphernalia in the 100 block of West London Grove Road in London Grove Township on May 17 at 11:04 a.m. Police went to pick him up as a wanted subject and found the objects. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Chester County Prison, police said.

William Laird, 42, of Lincoln University rear-ended another car that was stopped on Street Road in Pennsbury Township on May 16 at 12:50 p.m. because of a downed tree. no one was injured, police said.

Someone damaged driveway lights in the 600 block of Street Road in Londonderry Township between May 10 and 12, police said.

Someone stole a small purse containing $2,000, an iPhone and a debit card from an establishment bathroom in the 700 block of Garden Station Road in London Grove Township on May 12 at 12:45 p.m. The owner of the purse said she forget to take it out with her, and when she returned to get it, it was gone, police said.

A 19-year-old male was taking into custody and charged with retail theft in the 800 block of Commons Way in Lower Oxford Township on May 13 at 4:17 p.m., police said.

Carlo Lombardi, 41, of Chadds Ford was stopped at a stop sign on Balmoral Drive in Pennsbury Township on May 17 at 3 p.m. about to turn onto Route 52. He pulled out and failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle and crashed. The driver of the oncoming vehicle suffered minor injuries, police said.

Michael Wray, 56, of Quarryville was backing out of his driveway on Little Creek Road in East Nottingham Township on May 19 at 7:44 a.m. when the back of his vehicle struck an oncoming car. No one was injured, police said.

Alexandra Carter, 19, of Oxford was traveling west on Catamount Road in Upper Oxford Township on May 14 at 1:44 a.m. and fell asleep at the wheel, hitting two mailboxes, police said.

Someone took about $16,000 worth of inventory from a store in the 800 block of East Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Township overnight on May 18, police said.

Someone slashed a pool liner causing loss of many gallons of water in the 300 block of Elkdale Road iin Oxford in the early morning hours of May 26, police said.

German Tapia, 46, of Oxford was arrested for DUI on Newark Road at Corby Road in Upper Oxford Township on June 1 at midnight, police said.

Alexes Burdsall, 20, of New Castle, Delaware, was not hurt when her car struck a ditch and overturned after going off the road at Route 841 at Laramee Road in West Marlborough Township on May 26 at 7:32 p.m. She was cited for speeding, police said.

Someone knocked down a sign in the 800 block of Baltimore Pike in Penn Township overnight on April 27, police said.

Donald Ray Gentry, 23, of Quarryville, James Chappelle Washington, 29, of Atglen, and Valerie Sylvester, 28, of Atglen were found to be in possession of marijuana inside a vehicle at routes 10 and 926 in Upper Oxford at May 19 at 12:06 p.m., police said.

Christopher Folk, 25, of West Grove was taken into custody after police found a burnt marijuana cigarette in his car after he reported experiencing chest pains in the 400 block of Baltimore Pike in London Grove Township on May 27 at 11:25 p.m., police said.

Rogelio Alvarez-Sanchez, 44, of Kennett Square was arrested for DUI on Route 1 near Route 52 in Kennett Township on May 25 at 2:30 a.m., police said.

Kenneth Vanish, 65, of Sicklersville, N.J., was determined to be DUI at routes 1 and 52, on May 25 at 2:15 a.m., police said.

Someone forced entry into a work trailer but didnt take anything in the 80 block of Pleasant Drive in West Nottingham Township overnight on May 28, police said.