VALLEYPolice are investigating after three armed men robbed the Golden Market in the 1000 block of West Lincoln Highway about 7:40 p.m. Thursday. No one was injured, but police said the robbers got away with an undetermined amount of cash. All three men were armed with guns while wearing dark scarves to cover their faces, as well as gloves. Police said all three men were also wearing blue jeans, dark hooded sweatshirts pulled up over their heads, and black shoes. The Valley Police Department asks anyone with information regarding the crime to contact police at 610-384-8133.


o State police at Lancaster are investigatinig a report of a propulsion of missiles that occurred Dec. 5 at 3:41 a.m. at the 5400 block of Lincoln Highway in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County. Police said William Edwin Brown, 60, of Downingtown, was traveling west on Lincoln Highway in a tractor-trailer when his windshield was struck with two large rocks. The rocks were the size of a softball and entered into the cab of his trick. He was not struck by either of the rocks, but was sprayed by broken glass and was transported to the hospital by Christiana EMS for possible glass in his eyes. Police are asking anyone with information to call 717-299-7650.


o Police arrested Curtis L. Self, 37, of Coatesville, after police responded to West Lincoln Highway and Strode Avenue about 9:20 p.m. Nov. 22 for the report of a fight. When police arrived Self was allegedly yelling while walking away from the area. Police reportedly stopped Self and asked him to show identification. Self reportedly continued to yell and officers reportedly smelled alcohol on his breath. During the ordeal police reportedly had to wrestle with Self in order to take him into custody. Once in custody, police reportedly discovered Self was in possession of a burnt marijuana cigarette and plastic baggy holding a leafy substance that later tested positive for marijuana. Police charged Self with resisting arrest, drug possession, public drunkenness and related charges.

o Police arrested Julio A. Mendez after responding to the 400 block of Walnut Street about 9:45 p.m. Nov. 28 for a harassment complaint. Upon arrival, police said Efrain Marrero claimed his ex-girlfriend's husband, Mendez, came to his home to drop off his child. When doing so, Mendez allegedly threatened to kill Marrero while holding what appeared to be a black handgun. About 10 minutes later, Mendez allegedly called Marrero and threatened to kill him again. After police arrived, Mendez allegedly returned to the scene where he was taken into custody. During a search, police allegedly found Mendez in possession of what later tested positive for marijuana. Police charged Mendez with terroristic threats, harassment, drug possession and related charges.

o Police arrested John Stevens, 40, of West Chester, and Michael P. Collas, 32, of Downing-town, after conducting a traffic stop at North 4th Avenue and Diamond Street just after midnight Nov. 29. Police stopped a four-door silver Pontiac, which had possibly been involved in a burglary. In the car were Stevens and Collas, police said. During the stop police reportedly saw a metal crack pipe in the car, after which police took Stevens into custody. Police reportedly received permission to search the vehicle, during which officers allegedly found two tools, a screw driver, metal crack pipe and plastic container with white residue that later tested positive for cocaine, a silver spoon with white residue and gold cale connector that appeared to have been pulled off of a wire.

Police charged both men with burglary, theft, drug possession and related charges.


o About 10 p.m. Dec. 3, police received a report of a crash involving a vehicle and deer on Strasburg Road. Police responded and found a vehicle on the side of the roadway. The vehicle sustained minor damage to the front driver side bumper. The vehicle was driven from the scene. Police notified the Game Commission to pick up the deer carcass.

o About 7 a.m. Dec. 2, police received a report of an overturned vehicle in the 200 block of Oaklyn Road. Police responded and found the driver lost control due to ice conditions. There were no injuries.

o Shortly before 8 a.m. Dec. 1, a resident in the 1st block of Maple Lane reported he and his neighbor were having a dispute over a shared right away and his neighbor parking his trailer too close to that right away. The resident reported his neighbor was outside his residence cursing at him and driving back and forth down the driveway. Police responded and spoke to the complainant who stated his neighbor has become very agitated and irate over the situation. The resident asked officers to speak to him so there was a de-escalation of the dispute between them. Police later spoke with the neighbor.


o About 1 a.m. Dec. 2, a resident in the 100 block of N. Brandywine Ave. reported to police she discovered that her vehicle's tires were flattened by unknown means. Police responded and investigated.


o About 6:20 a.m. East Fallowfield police responded to a crash involving a tractor trailer on Buck Run Road at Beaver Dam Road. A tractor trailer jackknifed due to ice on the road. East Fallowfield public works responded and assisted with cinders until PennDOT could get there. East Fallowfield police assisted until troopers arrived.

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