Police Log April 2: Thefts, accidents, DUIs, drug possession

PSP Logo• A 19-year-old from Brookhaven is accused of stealing from the Target store in Concord Township. According to police, Ahjee Garrett stole $816 worth of female clothing and jewelry from the store on March 25.

• According to a state police report, someone stole $800 in cash from a car parked in the State Farm parking lot on March 25.

• 46-year-old Coatesville resident John Henry Daniels was arrested on retail theft charges on March 13. A police report said Daniels was arrested after employees at the East Marlborough Walmart observed him removing items from the store without paying for them.

• One person reportedly received a minor injury after her car was struck by another on Brandywine Drive in Chadds Ford Township on March 26. According to police, Allen E. Eagles Jr., 55, of Reading, was turning left out of a parking lot when he hit the other vehicle.

• K-G-Jan Pillai, 79, of West Grove was charged with careless driving and was one of two people injured in a traffic accident at the Walmart in East Marlborough Township on March 17. According to police, Pillai was attempting to park his vehicle when he overshot the parking stall, mounted the divider between rows, crossed a 2-foot wide divider and hit another vehicle. He then, police said, shifted into reverse, completed a crescent-shaped turn, crossed onto the sidewalk and hit the front of the Walmart entrance. Both vehicles were disabled and the wall had noticeable damage. A trashcan was also destroyed. Pillai was transported to Jennersville Hospital. An occupant in the other vehicle was also injured, but there was no transport.

• Anne W. Kamau, 23, of Upper Darby, was arrested for DUI at 2:01 a.m. on March 26, according to police. The traffic stop was made on Route 1 at Route 82.

• State police also arrested Scott Douglas Riale, 51, of Landenberg, for DUI on March 24. The traffic stop was made 10:29 a.m. on northbound Route 52 in Kennett Township.

• Police said Christopher J. Wooten Jr., 23, of West Chester, was cited for following too closely following a March 25 accident in Concord Township. The report said Wooten became distracted and couldn’t stop in time before hitting another vehicle in front of his on Concord Road at 7:51 a.m. Wooten hit the car in front, police said, and that car hit another.

• Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened outside the Wawa parking lot on Route 1 at Brinton Lake Road shortly after noon on March 23. A report said both cars were heading in the same direction when the one in the left lane sideswiped the other car, hitting the drivers’ side door.

• Another hit-and-run accident happened on March 25 at the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 in Chadds Ford Township. Police said both vehicles were traveling north on Route 1. The driver in the left turn lane hit, and broke off, the drivers’ side-view mirror of the other vehicle in the parallel adjacent lane at 2:25 p.m.

• Sheirra Marie Sherman, 21, of Wilmington, was arrested for DUI and drug possession early in the morning of March 28, according to police. A report said Sherman was observed committing traffic violations on Route 202 at State Line Road at 1:34 a.m. Following an investigation, it was determined she was driving under the influence and in possession of drugs.

• On Friday, March 20, at 11:56 p.m., a New Garden Township officer observed a vehicle commit several traffic violations on Gap Newport Pike, police said.  After a traffic stop was conducted in the 1000 block of Newark Road, police said the driver, Scott Standish, 21, of Kennett Square, was arrested for DUI after failing field sobriety tests.

• At 1:27 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, Kennett Square Police received the report of a stolen 1997 silver Honda Civic bearing PA registration JSV2413. Police said the vehicle had been parked in the 100 block of South Willow Street. Police were later notified that New Castle County Police had recovered the Honda, now missing the tires and radio, in the area of Barley Mill Road and Mt. Cuba Road in Delaware.  Kennett Square Police said the investigation is continuing.

• Charges of DUI and drug possession were pending against John Luke McGeehan, 23, of Thornton. Police said McGeehan was stopped for traffic violations at 12:22 a.m. on March 17. Troopers at the scene determined the suspect to be driving under the influence of narcotics.

• George Warren Jones, 27, of Glen Mills, was charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Cheyney Road in Concord Township at 9:53 p.m. on March 16, according to a police report.

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