Police log Feb. 19: Extortion, DUI, theft

PSP Logo • State police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating a case of extortion against a Concord Township man. A report said the victim had been engaging in “explicit activities” via    social media with a Web cam, without realizing the suspect was recording the activity. The suspect, identity unknown, then reportedly extorted money in exchange for not releasing the video. Some of the footage was released, however, police said. Authorities believe the suspect is from the Philippines and has done this type of thing before. Police are reminding people to not engage in any online exchange with people they don’t know.

• Alejandro Lopez-Romero, 39, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody on DUI charges following a two-vehicle accident on McFarlan Road near Rosedale Road in Kennett Township 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 9. According to state police, Lopez-Romero was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer when he crossed the double yellow line and struck Jeep that had pulled to the side of the road to avoid impact. Police said two 40-ounce bottles of beer were found “in the immediate vicinity” of Lopez-Romero’s vehicle. Witnesses said the bottles were removed from the Trailblazer before police arrived, the report said.

• State police from Troop J, Avondale barracks, are investigating the theft of copper wire from a vacant house in Kennett Township. A report said unknown suspects forcibly entered the house and removed copper from the baseboard heaters. The incident happened in the 500 block of North Walnut Road, but no time frame was given. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tpr. Revels at 610-268-2022.

• A 33-year-old Kennett Square man was cited for careless driving on Feb. 7 at 3:36 p.m. in East Marlborough Township, state police said. Adam C. Bruhn pulled out of a parking space at the Giant supermarket in the 800 block of East Baltimore Pike, and his 2013 Ford F150 sideswiped another vehicle, police said, adding that Bruhn failed to stop and was also cited for leaving the scene of an accident.

About CFLive Staff

See Contributors Page http://chaddsfordlive.com/writers/



1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.