Police Log Jan. 6: Theft, assault, drugs

PSP Logo 2• State police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating a case of retail theft that happened on Jan. 1 at the CVS on Route 1 in Concord Township. A report said two black women entered the store at 2:15 p.m. and left with $731 worth of baby formula without paying.

• State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a case of theft and assault at the Walmart in East Marlborough Township. On Jan. 2, police said, a while male, wearing camouflage pants and a dark top and with a teardrop tattoo under his eye, and a white female wearing dark pants and top, were seen taking product from the store. They were stopped by a loss prevention employee, but fled in a white Chevrolet Impala after they punched the employee in the back of the head. The incident happened at 3:29 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to phone Tpr. Sterling at 610-268-2022.

• Police said drug charges were pending against James Michael Cleary, 23, of Secane. A report said Cleary was stopped for traffic violations at the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 at 6:24 a.m. on Dec. 30 and was found to be in possession of marijuana and narcotics paraphernalia.

• Drug charges were filed against two Philadelphia residents who were stopped for a traffic violation on Dec. 31. A report said Jalen Caleb Herdsman, 20, and Illya Pasture, 25, were in the vehicle that was stopped at 10:35 p.m. on State Farm Drive. Further investigation led to the arrest of the pair for possession of narcotics, a police report said.

• On Dec. 26, at 4:52 p.m., New Garden Township Police responded to the 300 block of Scarlett Road for a reported fight between two males. The caller stated the males fled in a vehicle prior to police arriving. The subjects, later identified as, Allison Thomas, 50, and Paul Roten, 71, both from Kennett Square, were located by police at a nearby business. Both were visibly intoxicated, and police said they will receive citations for public drunkenness.

• No injuries were reported, but a driver was cited following a one-vehicle accident that split a utility pole on Kirk Road in Concord Township on Dec. 12. A police report said Raymond S. Large, 26, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was driving north on Kirk Road approaching Smithbridge Road at 1:04 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve. The 2003 Ford Explorer that Large was driving crossed into the southbound lane, struck a curb, then left the roadway, entered onto the grass shoulder and hit the utility pole. Large then left the scene, police said.

• Timothy P. Jones, 35, of Honeybrook, was cited after he rear-ended another vehicle on Conchester Road near Clayton Park Drive in Concord Township on Dec. 28, a police report said. No injuries were reported.

• A 16-year-old driver was cited following a one-car accident on Conchester Road on Dec. 26. Police said the teen was driving too fast for conditions while heading west on the road and failed to make a right-hand turn onto Station Road. The Honda Accord he was driving then crossed into the opposing lane and struck a guide rail.

• Police said Susan A. Hugh, 59, of Aston, was following too closely and struck another vehicle from behind at the intersection of Concord and Scott roads. No injuries were reported stemming from the Nov. 30 accident.

• Police from the Avondale barracks are seeking the Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s who was observed shoplifting by employees at the Walmart in East Marlborough Township on Dec. 9 at 6:05 p.m. Police said the suspect stole two DVDs and two video games before fleeing on foot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the barracks at 610-268-2022.


• Police also responded to the same Walmart on Dec. 6 at 1:20 p.m. A 39-year-old male from Claymont, who was not identified by police, was arrested for allegedly stealing clothing and Christmas items.


• Two drivers were cited by state police from the Avondale barracks after a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 7 at 8:27 a.m. in East Marlborough Township. Police said Natacha Velez-Rodriguez, 18, of Kennett Square, was traveling north on Unionville Road in a 2011 Toyota Corolla behind Sherri A. Lilley, 22, also of Kennett Square. Velez-Rodriguez was cited for following too closely after she struck Lilley’s 1995 Toyota Camry as Lilley was turning right into the Landhope gas station at Route 926. Lilley, who fled the scene, was cited for driving with a suspended license, police said.

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