Police log Aug. 29: Burglaries in Chadds Ford and Concord; 80-year-old assaulted

• State police are investigating the assault of an 80-year-old man in Concord Township. A police report said the suspect, an unknown white man, struck the victim in the face with a closed fist in an apparent road rage incident about 3 p.m. on Aug. 27 at PSP LogoEvergreen Drive and Maris Grove Way.

• Someone stole two Dell laptop computers from a home on Carriage Path Lane in Chadds ford Township on Aug. 27. A police report said the incident happened sometime between 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The unknown suspect gained entry into the home through a rear basement window. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police at 484-840-1000.

• An unknown suspect tried to burglarize a home on Foxtail Lane in Chadds Ford on Aug. 27. Police said the person tried to break into the home through a side door, but failed. The incident happened about 12:40 p.m.

• Someone stole cash and property from cars parked on Carriage Path Lane on Aug. 21. Police said two residences were involved. Two iPods and $300 in cash were reportedly stolen.

• A 52-year-old Wilmington man was transported to Crozer Hospital after sustaining injuries after sideswiping a car with his motorcycle on Creek Road just south of Route 1 in Chadds ford Township. According to police, Mark E. Melanson was riding 2002 Honda northbound when he crossed into the southbound lane to pass vehicles in front of him. He swerved to avoid oncoming traffic, police said, but sideswiped a southbound vehicle driven by John E. Panichella, 56, reportedly of Chadds Ford. Melanson lost control of his bike and was thrown off the roadway. Police said his injuries were not life threatening.

• Daniel S. Freas, 27, of West Chester, was charged with reckless driving after an accident on Route 1 and Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township on Aug. 24. According to police, both vehicles were stopped at the traffic light, with Freas in the left lane. When the light turned green, both vehicles moved forward, but Freas tried to turn right in front of the other car, striking the other car in the driver side. Police said Freas then fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

• A Newark woman was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana in Pennsbury Township on Aug. 16. A police report from Troop J, Avondale barracks, said Molly Telfer Daddona, 21, was arrested after a traffic stop on Cossart Road west of Fairville Road at 11:06 p.m.

• Police are investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of jewelry and antique rifles and pistols from a home on Cheyney Road in Concord Township. The incident happened sometime between Aug. 8 and Aug. 22.

• State policed reported that two unidentified men stole scrap metal from Heritage Moving on Conchester Road in Concord Township on Aug. 23.

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