WEST GROVE—An Avondale man who fled the scene of an accident on foot was captured by police a short while later after being attacked by a coyote.
The incident began Feb. 6 at 7:49 p.m. following a traffic collision in the 100 block of West Evergreen Street in West Grove.
Police said a 2007 Lincoln driven by Oliver Escobar-Perez, 24, of Avondale struck the rear of a 2007 Chevrolet. His car then crossed the roadway and struck a Toyota that was parked in a private driveway. Police said a witness saw the driver, later identified as Escobar Perez, exit the driver’s seat of the Lincoln and flee on foot.
Escobar-Perez, police said, failed to render aid to his two passengers, who were both injured and failed to provide his information to the other involved motorist and property owner, as required by law. A resident called 911 and alerted officers to a man who was requesting medical assistance and said he was attacked by a coyote.
Officers searched the area and located Escobar-Perez hiding in a shed. He was covered in mud and exhibited indications of being intoxicated. He admitted to having smoked crystal methamphetamine that day. Escobar-Perez was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and for the accident related offenses. He was transported to the hospital, where he was given an opportunity to submit to a chemical test of his blood, but he refused to give consent.
Escobar-Perez was arrested and charged with accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed, DUI-controlled substances, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property, recklessly endangering another person, giving false ID to law enforcement, and several additional traffic offenses. The
He was then transported to central booking where he was processed and held for arraignment. He was committed to the Chester County Prison in lieu of posting $10,000 bail.
Police reports from across the region:
Police have charged James Edward McCarraher after police initiated a vehicle stop in the 400 block of West Main Street, because the vehicle McCarraher was operating was displaying the wrong registration. McCarraher exited the vehicle against police commands and attempted to flee the area on foot. After a brief foot pursuit and physically fighting with the officer, McCarraher was taken into custody. Police determined that McCarraher also had active criminal warrants for his arrest.
Desiree Key was charged Feb. 3 after an incident in the 100 block of Chestnut Street. Police found the defendant sleeping in a vehicle after being called to the area for a suspicious vehicle and its driver slumped-over behind the wheel. Police did discover the driver was in possession of suspected methamphetamine and charged.
Flight to avoid prosecution
Anthony Schweitzer was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his girlfriend, which fled police during a criminal investigation and traffic violations. Schweitzer was captured after their vehicle became disabled in Atglen Borough. Schweitzer active outstanding criminal warrants for felonious drug possession and reportedly directed the driver (his girlfriend) to flee police at a high rate of speed.
Flight to avoid prosecution
The defendant has been charged with multiple offenses after fleeing police during an investigation into serious criminal activity reported at State and Main Streets. The defendant and co-defendant fled the area at a high rate of speed, disregarding police and traffic laws. Police captured both actors as their vehicle became disabled in Atglen Borough. The driver stated that she fled police at the direction of the co-defendant, because he (her boyfriend) has active criminal warrants for felony drug possession.
The West Whiteland Township Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred at the Carter’s store, located at 125 East Swedesford Road, Exton, in West Whiteland Twp. on Dec. 8, 2019. On that date a man and woman entered the store, selected items and concealed them in Macy’s bags which they brought into the store. The man and woman selected and failed to pay for $270 in merchandise. They were seen leaving the area in a white sedan with possible Delaware registration.
Keith Patterson, 63, of Downingtown was arrested for harassment in connection with a dispute following a car accident on Fisherville Road in Caln Township in September of last year. Police said Patterson was driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance. He was harassed a man, 41, and a woman, 44, both of Coatesville, police said.
West Goshen Police took a theft report that occurred at the Wawa on Pottstown Pike in August of last year. Terrence Oakes, 32, of Newtown Square, was seen on surveillance footage walking into the store and walking out of an emergency exit with four cases of Red Bull energy drinks, police said. Oakes never approached the register to pay for the items. Oakes was recently identified after police reviewed surveillance footage of the theft.
Southern Chester County Regional
Benjamin Lopez-Almanza, 26, of West Grove was arrested and charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Mischief, in connection with the forced entry burglary of an occupied residence. The incident occurred on Feb. 7 at 12:15 p.m., in the 200 block of West Summit Avenue, in West Grove Borough. The investigation revealed that entry to the residence was gained by breaking a basement window. When the victim confronted the actor inside the residence, he left on foot without incident. Lopez-Almanza was quickly identified as the suspect and within hours was taken into custody at his residence. He was subsequently transported to Central Booking where he was processed and held for arraignment. He was committed to the Chester County Prison in lieu of posting $20,000 bail.
Juan L. Torres-Cortes, 46, of West Grove was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, following a traffic stop for moving violations. The incident occurred on Feb. 11 at 11:38 p.m., in the 9100 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with Torres-Cortes, police observed indicators suggesting intoxication. Field sobriety tests were attempted but could not be completed. He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and submitted to a chemical test of his breath, resulting in a B.A.C. of .211 percent.
Alicia M. Papa, age 34, of Wilmington, Del. was arrested and charged with DUI and a related traffic offense, following a traffic stop for erratic driving. The incident occurred on Feb. 9 at 12:23 a.m, in the 100 block of Sheehan Road, in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with Papa, police observed indicators suggesting intoxication and field sobriety tests showed impairment. She was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and submitted to a chemical test of her breath, resulting in a B.A.C. of .175 percent.