Police Log Oct. 1: DUIs, theft

11205124_10153279720643627_7567418857375995848_n• Donald Wayne Banninger Jr., 42, of Media, was arrested for DUI shortly before 1 a.m. on Sept. 19, according to state police. Police were conducting a sobriety checkpoint along Route 202 at Springwater Plaza. When Banninger came through the checkpoint, a report said, it was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

• Police cited Kate M. Boyle, 19, of Brookhaven, for driving at an unsafe speed after she lost control of her vehicle while negotiating a left-hand curve on Concord Road at South Valentine Road on Sept. 12 at 11:27 p.m. The car went off the road and hit a fence and a tree, the report said.

• Two unidentified drivers were involved in an accident on Route 52 in Pocopson Township on Sept. 22. State police from the Avondale barracks said the vehicles were driving in opposite directions just south of the traffic circle with Lenape Unionville and South Wawaset roads. Both vehicles were large pickup trucks with large side mirrors. Those mirrors struck as the vehicles went by. Both drivers were issued warnings, not citations. There were no injuries.

• State police are investigating the theft of a cellphone on Sept. 16. A report from Troop J, Avondale barracks, said the phone was taken from a chair at the Kennett Square Golf & Country Club in East Marlborough Township. The victim, a 73-year-old woman from West Grove, had left the white iPhone 5 in a pink case on her chair. The incident happened sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022.

• Nina Susan Selmayr, 59, of Wassaic, N.Y., was arrested for DUI following a crash on Route 842 at Green Valley Road in East Marlborough Township on Sept. 18, at 10:20 p.m., according to a state police report. Police said Selmayr was driving south on Green Valley, lost control of her vehicle while trying to make a right-hand turn, and wound up in a ditch. She was arrested after failing a field-sobriety test, the report said.

• On Saturday, Sept. 19, at 9:26 p.m., New Garden Township Police observed a vehicle cross the double yellow lines in the 300 block of Pemberton Road. During a subsequent traffic stop, police said Jose Garcia-Zavala, 40, of Kennett Square, show signs of impairment and was arrested for suspected DUI.

• On Thursday, Sept. 17, at 12:10 a.m., New Garden Township Police observed a vehicle speeding erratically in the 1000 block of Baltimore Pike. During a traffic stop, police made contact with the driver, Lorenzo Jeronimo-Ramos, 26, of Toughkenamon, who was arrested for suspected DUI after failing field-sobriety tests, police said.

• State police from the Avondale barracks responded to a one-vehicle crash on Newark Road in West Marlborough Township on Sept. 20 at 1:32 a.m. Police said Saul Gonzalez-Mendiola, 21, of Kennett Square, drove off the roadway, north of Line Road, and struck a utility pole. Police said Gonzalez-Mendiola, who showed signs of impairment, had been pursued by several police departments, including state police, New Garden Township, and Kennett Square Borough. State police said borough police would handle any charges. Court records said Gonzalez-Mendiola was held for trial on charges that include aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding police, DUI, and other offenses.


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