Police log April 6: Naked preaching, teen injured, $7K stolen

PSP Logo 2• An incident involving a naked man walking along Strasburg Road and shouting “Jesus is coming” is under investigation, said state police from the Embreeville barracks. A report said the indecent exposure occurred near Stargazer Road in West Bradford Township on Tuesday, March 8, at 4:51 p.m. The man was described as a white, non-Hispanic male with light hair and some facial hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact the barracks at 610-486-6280.

• A one-vehicle accident in Pocopson Township on March 23 left the driver and a 13-year-old passenger with suspected minor injuries. A police report said Kelly L. Tyson, 45, of Oxford, was driving south on Route 52 when she drifted into the right berm, left the roadway and went down an embankment and hit a tree. Longwood EMS took Tyson and the passenger to Jennersville Hospital for treatment.

• State police are investigating the reported theft of $7,000 from a bank account. A report said someone gained access to bank account information of a Concord Township resident.

• State police from the Media barracks are investigating a hit and run accident that happened March 30 on Brinton Lake Road. A report said the unknown motorist tried to make a right hand turn from the straight through lane and struck another car in the right lane. No injuries were reported. The report said the victim refused EMS treatment and was “visibly uninjured.”

• Timothy M. Pulte, 53, of Garnet Valley, was injured in a one-vehicle accident on March 28. A police report said Pulte, who was also cited, was traveling south on Temple Road in Concord Township at 9:59 p.m. when he crossed into the northbound lane and hit a pole. The report said he was found unconscious, was treated on the scene by EMS personnel, the taken to Crozer Hospital.

• Sometime between 5:45 p.m. on March 15 and 6:40 a.m. on March 16, someone stole various tools from a construction site on Fellowship Road in Concord Township.

• State police said Julian Xavier Goodson, 22, of Wilmington, was arrested for DUI after being stopped for traffic violations on March 25, according to a police report. Police said the stop was made at 12:51 a.m. on Route 202 at Naaman’s Creek Road.

• Charges of driving under the influence were filed against Taylor Lynne Romero, 20, reportedly of Chadds Ford, according to a police report. State police said Romero was involved in a one-vehicle accident on East Hillendale Road near Rosedale Road at 1:36 a.m. on March 26.  She failed a field sobriety test, according to the report, transported to Jennersville Hospital to have blood drawn, and then processed at the Avondale police barracks.

• State police from the Embreeville barracks conducted a traffic stop on Route 202 in East Whiteland Township on March 12 at 11:21 p.m. and arrested Joseph M. Dougherty, 21, of Chadds Fords, for suspected drunk-driving and issued an underage drinking citation to his passenger, Shane D. Meehan, 20, of West Chester.

• On Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10:58 p.m., Kennett Square Police said they arrested Jose Juarez-Landeros, 24, of Avondale, for DUI following an accident in the 200 block of West State Street.

• Kennett Square Police said Victor Lopez-Nunez, 31, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody on Friday, Feb. 26, at 6:09 p.m. in the 700 block of Lafayette Street, on an outstanding warrant from Florida. Lopez-Nunez was arraigned and taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post $25,000 cash bail, police said.

• On Sunday, Feb. 28 at 12:20 p.m., Kennett Square Police arrested Jose Castaneda, aka Jenaro Villalobos, 20, of Avondale in the 700 block of Lafayette Street. Police said Castaneda had marijuana in his possession and provided false identification to police.

• Caleb Rodriguez, 25, of Ephrata, was arrested for DUI on Saturday, March 5 at 2:05 a.m. Kennett Square Police said the arrest followed a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Cypress Street.

• A traffic stop on Ways Lane on Thursday, March 10, at 9:04 p.m. led to the arrest of Gustavo Castaneda-Mendoza, 23, of Toughkenamon, for suspected drunk driving, said Kennett Square Police. Castaneda-Mendoza, who was found to have a bench warrant, was taken to Chester County Prison, police said.

• Kennett Square Police said they cited a 16-year-old male from Landenberg on Saturday, March 12, following a traffic stop at 8:31 p.m. in the 500 block of West South Street.

• Jesus Morales-Villicana, 25, of Wilmington was arrested for DUI on Sunday, March 13, at 10:32 p.m. Police said the arrest followed a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Mill Road.

• Sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, Kennett Square Police said a purse containing the victim's driver license, Social Security card and $465 in cash was stolen from a business located in the 200 block of South Washington Street.  An investigation is continuing.

• The theft of a 1992 green Honda Civic is also under investigation, borough police said. The vehicle was stolen sometime between 12:30 and 12:45 a.m. on Monday, March 14. Police said two days later, New Castle County Police recovered the vehicle at Ridge Road and Walnut Lane in Wilmington; it had been stripped of its seats, stereo and speakers.

• On Friday, March 18, at 3:57 a.m., Kennett Square Police arrested John Iliff, 23, of Unionville, for suspected DUI following a traffic stop in the 200 block of East Cypress Street.

• A spate of complaints from residents who received bogus calls from people claiming to be IRS representatives who were allegedly collecting back taxes prompted a reminder from Kennett Square Police.  The IRS will not call residents to demand immediate payment, will not call to say someone owes taxes without first sending a bill in the mail, will not require payment in a certain way, will not ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone, will not threaten residents with arrest, police said.

• On Tuesday March 22, at 9:58 p.m., New Garden Township Police responded to a reported domestic assault in the 900 block of Newark Road. Upon arrival, officers observed signs of domestic violence, and took Dany Juarez-Gomez, 29, of Toughkenamon, into custody. He faces charges that include aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and related offenses. Police said Juarez-Gomez was arraigned and taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post $25,000 bail.

• On Thursday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m., New Garden Township Police responded to the 1300 block of Newark Road for a drug-dealing complaint.  Upon arrival, officers learned that witnesses had observed Christopher Farrell, 25, of Newark, engaging in what appeared to be illegal drug activity. Police said Farrell had three bags of heroin and a syringe hidden in the sleeve of his shirt, and he was taken into custody and released pending an appearance in district court.

• On Saturday March 26, at 2:28 a.m., New Garden Township Police observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 800 block of Newark Road and conducted a traffic stop. Filadelfia Arreola-Aguilar, 30, of New Castle, Del., failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for suspected DUI, police said.

• New Garden Township Police initiated another traffic stop for erratic driving on Sunday March 27, at 11:30 p.m. Alberto Castaneda-Velazco, 24, of West Grove, failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for DUI, police said. His front-seat passenger, Ismael Bernal-Tapia, 24, of Toughkenamon, was observed attempting to conceal something on the floor of the vehicle, which was field-tested and identified as cocaine. Bernal-Tapia was also taken into custody on drug possession charges, police said.

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