Adriana Reynaga

Adriana Reynaga

NEW GARDEN —Adriana Reynaga, 29, of Kennett Square was arrested on charges of Retail Theft, Corruption of Minors, and Receiving Stolen Property, in connection with the Aug. 7 theft of items from the CVS store located at 730 Newark Road, in New Garden Township. Surveillance footage captured Reynaga and her juvenile children taking items and placing them in Reynaga’s purse. She left without paying for the items and set off the alarm, as she was exiting the store, police said. After being shown the surveillance footage, police familiar with Reynaga were able to positively identify her as the suspect. She was taken into custody on Aug. 29. She was arraigned and released on $5,000 unsecured bail pending a preliminary hearing.

Drug charges

Joshua J. Cooper, 25 of Avondale was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64), after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped for an equipment violation. The incident occurred on Aug. 30 at 9:50 am, in the 100 block of Starr Road, in New Garden Township. Further investigation led to the recovery of THC oil and related paraphernalia. Cooper was taken into custody, processed, and released pending issuance of a summons.

Drug charges

Shannon C. Jennings, 30, of Avondale was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64), following traffic stop for an equipment violation. The incident occurred on Aug. 30 at 9:50 am, in the 100 block of Starr Road, in New Garden Township. Further investigation led to the recovery of pills that were found to be a Schedule III Controlled Substance, as well as suspected methamphetamine and related paraphernalia. She was taken into custody, processed, and released pending issuance of a summons.

DUI

Kevin Davis, 27, of Newark, Del. was arrested and charged with DUI (Controlled Substances) and related traffic offenses, as well as with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act following a traffic stop for a moving violation. The incident occurred on Aug. 30 at 12:47 a.m., in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with Davis, police observed indicators suggesting intoxication and a records check revealed that his driving privilege was DUI suspended. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced heroin loaded syringes and related paraphernalia. Davis was taken into custody and was transported to the hospital where he consented to a chemical test of his blood, the results of which are pending lab analysis. He was released pending issuance of a summons.

Retail theft

Mark D. McCoy, 40, of Philadelphia was charged with retail theft and related offenses, as well as with providing false identification to law enforcement, after a traffic stop for a moving violation, led to the recovery of nearly $2,800 of items that were found to have been stolen from Walgreens and CVS. An estimated additional $2,000 of recovered items were not claimed. The incident occurred on June 6 in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township. Evidence that connected McCoy and his accomplice to the thefts was gathered during the investigation that followed. Charges were filed and arrest warrants were issued for both on Aug. 29. McCoy was arraigned on Sept. 26 and was remanded to the Northampton County Prison, where he was being held on unrelated charges.

Retail theft, drug charges

Frocina Samuel Kuttab, 22, of Wyncote was charged with retail theft and related offenses, as well as with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64), after a traffic stop for a moving violation led to the recovery of marijuana and related paraphernalia, along with nearly $2,800 of items that were found to have been stolen from Walgreens and CVS. An estimated additional $2,000 of recovered items were not claimed. The incident occurred on June 6 in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township. Evidence that connected Kuttab and her accomplice to the thefts was gathered during the investigation that followed. Charges were filed and arrest warrants were issued for both on Aug. 29. Kuttab remains at large.

DUI, fugitive from justice

Matthew J. White, age 19, of Wilmington, Del. was arrested and charged with DUI (Controlled Substances) and related traffic offenses, as well as with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64), following a traffic stop for an equipment violation and a misused registration plate. The incident occurred on Aug. 28 at 8:57 p.m., in the 100 block of Hamilton Road, in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with White, police were met with smoke billowing from the inside the vehicle and observed several marijuana cigars in the ashtray. White exhibited indications of being under the influence of a controlled substance and police learned that his driving privilege was suspended. White was taken into custody and was given an opportunity to submit to a chemical test of his blood but refused. He was held for arraignment and released on $2,500 unsecured bail pending a preliminary hearing. White was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice after police learned that he was wanted by the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred on Aug. 29 at approx. 1:50 p.m. White had arrived at police headquarters to claim belongings, after his arrest the previous night. He was taken into custody, processed, and held pending extradition.

DUI

Santiago Lopez-Ramos, 18, of Kennett Square was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, as well as with Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property and recklessly endangering another person, following a hit and run crash. The incident occurred on Aug. 27 at 10:24 p.m., in the area of Baltimore Pike and Penn Green Road, in New Garden Township. While enroute, police were advised that the other motorist had followed the striking vehicle to the area of West South Street and Chandler Mill Road, in Kennett Township and had it blocked in. Upon arrival, police made contact with Lopez-Ramos, who was under the age of 21 and an unlicensed driver. He exhibited indicators suggesting intoxication and field sobriety tests confirmed impairment. He was taken into custody and submitted to a chemical test of his breath, resulting in a B.A.C. of .206 percent. He was committed to the Chester County Prison in lieu of posting bail.

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DUI

Joseph Paul Diviny, 59, of Exton was arrested for DUI after his car became disabled on Route 202 south in West Whiteland on Aug. 13 at 1:46 a.m.

Drug charges

Wilson Edward Weeks, 40, of Coatesville, was arrested following a traffic stop on September 29 on Route 322, east of Cupola Road in Honey Brook Township.

Counterfeit charges

Jorge Luis Rios-Santos, 29, of Coatesville was arrested Sept. 5 after police said he removed inspection stickers from new vehicles on Strasburg Road and sold them to someone out of state.

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