Police Log March 29: Counterfeiting, DUI, drug possession

• One unknown suspect, described only as a black male, used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy merchandise at the Walgreens on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township on March 20. This is the second such case at that location this month. Last week state police from the Avondale barracks reported three men used three counterfeit $100 bills to buy a $295 Visa gift card on March 9.

• Unknown suspects burglarized the Five Below store at the Concord Town Centre on March 14. A state police report from the Media barracks said troopers responded to an alarm at 5:44 p.m. on March 14 to find the store's front window removed and that property had been stolen.

• State police said an 11-year-old girl stole a cell phone at the Skyzone in Concord Township on March 17. The phone was recovered the following day.

• Police from Troop K, Media barracks, said they arrested a woman for DUI following March 24 traffic stop in the 1600 block of Route 202, just north of Route 1. Police did not identify the driver, but said they made the 9:55 p.m. traffic stop because of vehicle code violations.

• An unnamed motorist was cited after striking another vehicle on Hatton Street at Byers Drive in Concord Township. The intersection has a four-way stop sign and the cited driver stopped, but then proceeded into the intersection before the first vehicle had cleared.

• Two drivers, both unidentified, were cited for speeding after a four-vehicle accident on Route 202 at Spring Hill Drive on March 25. The accident happened at 12:30 p.m. The police said all four vehicles were traveling north on 202 and two stopped for the traffic light. The third driver failed to stop in time and hit the vehicle immediately in front and the fourth driver hit the third vehicle from behind.

• Police said Megan Elizabeth Sturman, of Upper Chichester Township, was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop in Chadds Ford Township on March 18. The report said Sturman was stopped at Route 202 and Christy Drive at 2:19 a.m. for violations of the vehicle code.

• State police arrested an unidentified 27-year-old man from Newark for drug possession on March 17. The driver was stopped at a DUI checkpoint along Route 202 at Summit Street and found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

• State police said one motorist was cited following a three-vehicle accident in Pennsbury Township on March 20. No identities were given, but police said the driver of a 2011 BMW was making a right hand turn onto Route 1 from Ponds Edge Drive in front of two oncoming vehicles heading east on 1. The second vehicle swerved to the left to avoid hitting the BMW, but struck the third vehicle that was in the left lane. The BMW was not struck. The incident happened just after 6 p.m.

• A 43-year-old man, from Kennett Township, faces drug charges following a traffic stop in Pennsbury Township. The suspect's name was not released.  According to state police, the motorist was stopped for an equipment violation, but the trooper could smell the aroma of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The incident happened at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 2.

• State police from the Avondale barracks said a 49-year-old man from Coatesville was driving under the influence on Feb. 26 in East Marlborough Township. Police did not release the driver's name but said they stopped the motorist because of multiple traffic violations. The incident happened at 1:36 a.m. in the 800 block of Merrimac Lane.

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