Police Log April 12: Burglary in Chadds Ford; trespass; stolen jerky

Pennsylvania State Police

• A home on Top of the Oaks in Chadds Ford Township was burglarized sometime between March 24 and April 3, according to a state police report. Police said they responded to a call at 4:36 p.m. on April 3, and that thieves had taken a safe, documents, CDs, a leaf blower, TV and jewelry.

• State police from the Media barracks said they arrested Adam Christopher Horwoth, 18, on charges of receiving stolen property and violations of the firearms act. A report said Horwoth was stopped for a traffic violation in the 1300 block of Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township on March 10. Police said they found marijuana and a stolen firearm in the vehicle.

• Police said a white male wearing a green hat stole a cup of coffee and a bag of beef jerky from the Wawa on Naaman’s Creek Road just after 1 a.m. on March 18.

• A Glen Mills man faces criminal trespass charges following an April 1 incident in Concord Township. Police said Daniel Keith Souder faces the charges after he reportedly entered the victim’s home, got into a verbal argument and refused to leave.

• State police cited an unnamed motorist for following too closely after the driver rear-ended another vehicle on Route 52 at Lenape Road in Pocopson Township on March 31. The report said the victim was waiting to turn left onto Locust Grove Road at 3:30 p.m. when struck from behind.

• Police said driving under the influence was the cause of a March 12 accident on Thouron Road in West Marlborough Township. According to the state police report, Scott E. Wiseman, 20, of West Grove, was under the influence of alcohol when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment, then went up the embankment before hitting a utility pole and rolling over. Police said charges were filed and minor injuries were reported.

• Ryan J. Kniola, 24, of West Chester, was charged in an accident on Route 1 at Bayard Road in East Marlborough Township on March 15, according to a report from the Avondale barracks of the state police. The report said Kniola was stopped beyond the stop line on Bayard while the traffic light was red and tried to cross Route 1 into the Wawa parking lot when a southbound motorist struck him from the right side. The accident happened at 4:46 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Southern Chester County Regional Police 

• Oswel Molina-Rosario, 26, of Avondale, was arrested and charged with DUI, along with a violation of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, and several traffic offenses, following a traffic stop in the 900 block of Newark Road, in New Garden Township on March 29, according to Southern Chester County Regional Police. A report said police saw a van with expired registration and, after making the stop, found that Molina-Rosario’s license had been suspended. While police were speaking with him, Molina-Rosario was observed discarding a small plastic bag, which he removed from his pocket. The content of the bag tested positive for cocaine, the report said.

• A police report said Rocael Escalante-Lopez, 24, of West Grove, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses following a traffic stop in the 900 block of West Cypress Street, in New Garden Township, on March 27. Police said they stopped a Honda Civic for erratic driving and observed numerous indicators of suspected intoxication, which was confirmed after he failed field sobriety tests.

• Fernando Beltran-Andrade, 27, of Kennett Square, was arrested and charged with DUI and a related traffic offense, following a traffic stop in the 900 block of West Cypress Street, in New Garden Township on March 20. A report said police made a traffic stop on a Chevy Cobalt being driven in an erratic manner. Beltran-Andrade showed numerous indicators of intoxication, the report said, and he was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI after a field sobriety test.

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