John W. Harris

John W. Harris

KENNETT SQUARE—A 27-year-old Kennett Square man has been arrested in connection with a rape that occurred in June of this year.

John W. Harris, age 27, of Kennett Square was arrested and charged with rape and related offenses, following the investigation into a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in early June, in the 300 block of Cedar Springs Road, in New Garden Township, police said.

An arrest warrant was obtained and Harris was taken into custody. He was arraigned and was initially committed to the Chester County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail. He was released after posting bail the following day. The case is pending a preliminary hearing.

Police reports from across the region:

Coatesville

Shots fired

On Nov. 12 at 11:34 p.m., Coatesville Police were dispatched to the area of West Fifth Avenue and Charles Street. Upon arrival, officers located multiple shell casings and bullet damage to a vehicle parked in the area. Witnesses told police that they observed a small orange or red car with loud exhaust leaving the scene after firing five or six shots. Anyone who may have observed the shooting or the vehicle leaving the area is asked to contact Coatesville Police Department.

Westtown-East Goshen

Theft, loitering

On Nov. 5, 2018 at 2:15 a.m., Westtown-East Goshen Regional police officers responded to the 100 block of Lydia Lane, which is located in the Brandywine at Thornbury development in Thornbury Township, for a 911 call. A resident at that location reported hearing a car alarm activate along with multiple car doors closing in the area. Within minutes, responding officers arrived and located a white male, later identified as Michael Napolitano of Newark, Delaware, walking into a wooded area in close proximity to Lydia Lane. An officer found him hiding behind a tree. Upon further investigation, police found Napolitano was in possession of items that were stolen from vehicles parked in that neighborhood. Napolitano was then taken into custody and charged with Theft From Motor Vehicles, Loitering and Prowling at Night, Theft By Unlawful Taking, and Receiving Stolen Property. He was remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $10,000 cash bail. Any residents of the Brandywine at Thornbury development who believe items were taken from their vehicle during the early morning hours of Nov. 5, 2018, should contact Officer Steve Hiro at 610-692-9600.

West Whiteland

Retail theft

West Whiteland Township Police are investigating a theft from the Target store that happened on Nov. 7. A female suspect may be responsible for similar alleged thefts in surrounding counties. Police ask anyone with any information on the suspect to contact Det. Scott Pezick at 610-363-0200 ext. 1017 or spezick@westwhiteland.org.

Southern Chester County Regional Police

Drug charges

Simon S. Tague, 20, of Newark was charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, and with Corruption of Minors, in connection with an incident on July 30, in which he was found to be in possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia and is alleged to have been smoking same with two juvenile males. Police had been dispatched to the 300 block of Sunnydell Road, in New Garden Township for a report of four males in a field, smoking near large hay bales. When police arrived, three of the males fled but were later identified. Tague was detained at the scene. After further investigation, charges were filed on Oct. 18.

Terroristic threats

Eudosio Jaimes, 66, of Kennett Square was arrested and charged with Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct, following a neighbor dispute, during which Jaimes allegedly took up a shooting position and pointed a long dark object, believed to be a rifle, at the victim, while threatening to shoot him. The incident occurred on Oct. 17 at 2:17 p.m., in the 300 block of Pemberton Road, in New Garden Township. When police arrived on scene, Jaimes was seen pointing said object at officers. He eventually complied with verbal commands and was taken into custody. The object was found to be a 5-inch long section of rebar. Jaimes was processed and held for arraignment, after which he was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Drug charges

Jenna S. Brandow, 29, of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act , after she was found to be in possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia, following a traffic stop for an equipment violation. The incident occurred on Oct. 16 at 7:43 p.m., in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township.

Drug charges

Donald F. Waite, 24, of Wilmington, Del., was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia, following a traffic stop for an equipment violation. The incident occurred on Oct. 16 at 7:43 p.m., in the 8900 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township.

DUI, false ID

Elvin E. Reynoso, 24, of West Grove was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, as well as with providing False Identification to Law Enforcement, following a traffic stop for erratic driving. The incident occurred on Oct. 17 at 12:27 a.m., in the 1700 block of Baltimore Pike in New Garden Township. Reynoso exhibited indications of being intoxicated and field sobriety tests confirmed impairment. 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 .192 percent. When he was processed, it was discovered that he had provided a fictitious name to officers. Processing also revealed that he was wanted on an outstanding Bench Warrant.

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