KENNETT SQUARE - A Kennett man was arrested after spat on a police officer, and then tried to bite him, police said.

On Dec. 23, 2018 at 11:23 p.m., officers were dispatched for a domestic disturbance between two males in the 700 block of Lafayette Street.

Once on location, the officers observed a man, later identified as David Aceto, yelling at the victim. Officers observed Aceto's hands to be bleeding. The victim stated Aceto was drinking, became irate and punched a window causing it to break.

The officers tried to get Aceto to calm down, but he continued to yell and physically struggle with the officers as they attempted to place him under arrest. Aceto then spit on and tried to bite an officer while being placed in the patrol car.

Aceto was transported back to Kennett Square Police Department for temporary holding. Aceto was then transported to Central Booking located at the Chester County Prison for arraignment on the charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and related charges.

Kennett Square


On Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, officers were dispatched for a report of a suspicious condition on East Cedar Street in Kennett Square. When the officers arrived on location, they could hear banging and yelling coming from inside the apartment. The officers observed damage to the door knob, door frame and the door to the apartment to be open. The victim was visibly upset and told the officers that Efrain Mendez-Hernandez was repeatedly knocking on the door before kicking it in and was not invited over or granted access to the residence. Once inside the apartment, Mendez-Hernandez punched the victim, striking her in the right hand, then threw her on the bed and held her down. The officers took Mendez-Hernandez into custody and transported him to Central Booking located at the Chester County Prison for arraignment on charges of burglary and assault.

Aggravated assault

On Jan. 1 at 12:20 am, officers observed a male, later identified as Matthew Muchow, unsteady on his feet and walking towards a restaurant. The officers had previously observed Muchow vomiting in the area but Muchow had fled the area on foot prior to the Officers apprehending him. The officers approached and advised Muchow to call for a ride and go home, due to his level of intoxication, or be arrested for public drunkenness. The officer attempted to guide Muchow in the direction he was being picked up and Muchow pushed back at the Officer. Matthew Muchow was taken into custody and escorted back to the Kennett Square Police Department. Muchow was placed in a temporary holding cell and he began kicking the holding cell door. The officers opened the cell door to speak with Muchow and check on his well-being. As the officers ended their conversation with Muchow and attempted to secure the holding cell door he then forced the door open and assaulted the two officers. Muchow was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses.

State police, Embreeville


At 5:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, Melissa Jones, 56, entered the Coin-Op Laundromat located along the 3800 block of Horseshoe Pike in Honey Brook Township and stole approximately $700 worth of clothing from multiple dryers, police said. The 29-year-old male victim of that crime contacted police.

Drug charges

Jeanine Tamru Washington, 43, of Coatesville was arrested Jan. 4 following a traffic stop on the 400 block of West Lincoln Highway in Valley Township. Police seized a small amount of marijuana.

Speeding, drug charges

Alexis Nicole Scott of Conestoga was arrested after she was speeding on the Route 30 Bypass in Caln Township on Dec. 9, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., police said. She was going 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. During the stop, police found Scott to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Indecent exposure

Robert John Shekpo, 52, of Frederick, Md., was arrested on Jan. 3 at 10:59 p.m. after he exposed himself to another male during a massage at a facility on General Boulevard in Charlestown Township. He removed the sheet that was covering him and exposed himself to the masseuse, police said.

Corruption of minors

Police are investigating an incident that occurred Jan. 1 between students at Owen J. Roberts High School. Police said an 18-year-old male sent messages to a 14-year-old female, soliciting sex. School administrators are working with state police on the incident. The identity of both the male and female is known.

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