Police Log Nov. 19: Firearm stolen in Pennsbury; New Garden police on alert

• The New Garden Township Police Department is investigating a daytime forced-entry burglary to an unoccupied residence occurring during a very brief time frame on Friday, Nov. 13 between 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. The location of the crime is in the unit block of Shortledge Court in Landenberg. Although this is only one residential burglary, police strongly encourage the public to report suspicious behavior immediately by calling 9-1-1 or 610-268-3171.

PSP Logo 2• State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a robbery in Pennsbury Township. A report said unknown suspects gained entry into a home on Kennett Pike and stole a handgun and money on Nov. 2, sometime between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

• Criminal trespass charges were pending against a Kennett Square resident after he allegedly entered the East Marlborough Township Walmart on Nov. 14. A police report said David Wayne Forrester, 54, had been banned from the store.

• A state police report said Ashley Nicole Ford, of Philadelphia, was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop in East Marlborough Township. According to police, the stop was conducted at 10:35 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Route 1 and Village Lane.

• Raul Mercado, 21, of Kennett Square, was arrested for harassment, according to state police. A report said Mercado punched his girlfriend’s baby’s father in the face at 6:29 p.m. on Nov. 9.

• Two people, both from Wilmington, were arrested for retail theft at the Walmart in East Marlborough Township after they filled a shopping cart full of Keurig K-cups and left the store. State police identified the suspects as Matthew Donald Kelb, 27, and Rebecca Michelle Osman, 23. The incident allegedly happened at 2:09 p.m. on Nov. 9.

• The driver in a one-car accident was hospitalized after he ran off Lenape Road in Pocopson Township on Nov. 8. State police identified the driver as Christoph Debonaventura, 29, of Nottingham. According to the police report, Debonaventura was rounding a curve when his 2007 Honda Accord left the roadway and struck a tree. He was transported to Chester County Hospital with what police termed a “moderate” injury.

• State police from the Embreeville barracks are investigating a burglary that occurred in the 1600 block of Embreeville Road in Newlin Township. Police said someone gained access through an unsecured door between midnight on Sept. 30 and 3 p.m. on Nov. 1.  An orange Suzuki ATV, an aluminum canoe, and a green kayak were stolen, police said; anyone with information is asked to contact police at 610-486-6280.

• A 40-year-old Kennett Square woman faces misdemeanor harassment charges, according to Kennett Township Police. Aimee Ragazzo was taken into custody on Friday, Nov. 13, for conduct that occurred in the 200 block of Stewarts Lane in Kennett Township over several weeks. Ragazzo allegedly threatened to have the victim deported using her “public position” as a notary, showed up at the victims’ residence and blocked the victims’ vehicle in the driveway of the residence, refusing to allow the victim to leave until she could “talk,” police said. She is accused of sending the victim over 330 harassing text messages between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6, police said.

• On Saturday, Nov. 7, at 10:42 pm, New Garden Township Police said they observed a vehicle commit a moving violation at the intersection of Main and Center streets in Toughkenamon, prompting a delayed traffic stop.  Police said the driver, Jose Lopez-Nunez, 24, of Toughkenamon, first tossed a clear baggie out the window. When contact was made, Lopez-Nunez, who had two children aged 1 and 3 in the back seat, admitted tossing “weed” out of the vehicle. The bag was retrieved and contained marijuana, a pipe, and U.S. currency folded to contain more marijuana.  The children were picked up by a family member and Lopez-Nunez was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, police said.

• Kennett Square Police said they filed charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia against Michael Hindman, 23, of Kennett Square, following a report that drug paraphernalia had been found at a relative's residence in the 500 block of East Cypress Street on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1:43 p.m.

• On Sunday, Nov. 1, at 9:13 a.m., Kennett Square Police arrested David Stewart, 18, of Kennett Square, for retail theft. Police said Stewart was observed stealing eye drops valued at $7.99 from a business located in the 100 block of South Mill Road.

• Eric Melendez, 22, of Kennett Square, was arrested following an altercation on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1:18 a.m. in the 200 block of Birch Street. Melendez, who was unable to post $10,000 cash bail, faces charges that include aggravated assault, simple assault, marijuana possession, and public drunkenness, Kennett Square Police said.

• On Friday, Oct. 30, at 4:15 a.m., Kennett Square Police arrested Drew DiCarlo Jr., 34, of Kennett Square, for simple assault and harassment. The arrest followed an altercation that occurred in the 600 block of Crossing Court.  DiCarlo was released on $10,000 unsecured bail, police said.

• Kennett Square Police arrested a 16-year-old Kennett Square male for terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment for an incident that occurred in the 500 block of Penn Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 4:55 p.m., police said.  The teen was remanded to the Chester County Youth Center, police said.

• On Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11:22 a.m., Kennett Square Police arrested two 12-year-old males from Kennett Square for theft by unlawful taking or disposition, conspiracy and receiving stolen property following the reported theft of a Chaos bicycle and a Razor scooter from the front of a business located in the 500 block of South Union Street. Charges were filed through the Juvenile Unit of the District Attorney's Office, police said.

• On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6:08 p.m., a complaint about males loitering and drinking alcohol in the 100 block of Race Street led to several arrests, Kennett Square Police said. John Norton III, 24, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and for possessing an open container of alcohol. Justin Plyer, 20, of Kennett Square, was also arrested for the latter offense as well as underage drinking, police said. And Jose Gutierrez-Quintino, 21, of Kennett Square, was arrested for marijuana possession. Plyer and Gutierrez-Quintino were released to await a summons, but Norton, who had an outstanding warrant, was taken to Chester County Prison, police said.

• State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a case of identity theft. Police said someone opened a savings account and requested a replacement American Express card in the name of a Pocopson Township resident during the first week of November.

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