KENNETT SQUARE—An anonymous police received through the Crime Watch network was responsible for the apprehension of a man wanted for robbery.
Emanuel Zavala-Zavala was captured April 9 as the result of a tip to Crime Watch. The community member recognized Zavala-Zavala from a mug shot posted on Crime Watch. He had an active arrest warrant for robbery and related charges. He was charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of simple assault, possession of a deadly weapon and recklessly endangering another person. He was remanded to Chester County Prison.
Police reports from across the region:
Police executed a search warrant along the rear apartment at 311 West Main Street at Strasburg Avenue, after an ongoing investigation by the Parkesburg Police Drug Enforcement Unit. The early morning raid on April 12 was carried out by the Parkesburg Police and members of Chester County Regional SWAT team. Arrested was Francisco Sanchez, who was taken into custody and arraigned on multiple offenses and remanded to the Chester County Prison. He was unable to post the $100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing has been set.
On March 24, a traffic stop was initiated on a white Ford Explorer for making a right turn from the left lane and for swerving approximately three quarters of a mile while the Officer followed the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Kristen Lotka. The officer detected an odor of alcoholic beverages coming from the interior of the vehicle and Lotka’s breath as she spoke to him. Kristen Lotka was asked to perform multiple Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to which she failed to complete satisfactorily. Lotka was arrested for suspicion of Driving Unider the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance.
On March 26, an officer was dispatched for a disturbance on West State Street. The oficer discovered there was a man, identified as Shawn Swartz, trying to enter the apartment building after the reporting party had asked Swartz to leave the property. The reporting party stated she did not want to press charges, only wanted Swartz removed from the property. On March 27, an officer was again dispatched for a disturbance at the same location on West State Street. Swartz was located inside one of the apartments after being told not to be there. Swartz was arrested for Criminal Trespass and transported to Central Booking located at Chester County Prison.
Southern Chester County Regional Police:
Nelson Lopez-Aguilar, 22, of Toughkenamon, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, as well as with giving false identification to law enforcement, a report said. The incident happened in the 100 block of Bancroft Road in New Garden Township on March 30, after police observed his vehicle swerve across the center and fog lines and nearly strike two telephone poles. Police said they noticed signs of intoxication and a chemical test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.186 percent. Once processed, police learned that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Police said Mikhail M. Lebron, 28, of West Chester, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64), along with a traffic offense, after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia, following traffic stop for a stop sign violation. The incident occurred on March 29 at Oakland and Rosehill Avenues, in West Grove Borough.
Lauren R. Guasperini, 30, of Morton, is wanted in connection with the theft and unauthorized use of a Lowes credit card, police said in a report. The card was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Penn Green Road, in New Garden Township. It was then used to make fraudulent purchases in the amount of $1,569.31, at Lowes stores in both Pennsylvania and Delaware on five occasions in September of 2018. Charges were filed and an arrest warrant was issued on March 29.