Police Log June 14: Assaults, drug busts

Southern Chester County Regional Police

 • Nicholas J. Slish, 26, of Morgantown, was arrested and charged with possessing a prohibited offensive weapon and with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, police said in a press release. On May 17, at approximately 9:01 p.m., police located a vehicle parked at the New Garden Township Park after dark. Upon making contact with Slish, a wooden "Billy club" type baton was observed between the seat and driver's door. Further investigation led to the discovery of a small amount of marijuana and related paraphernalia in the vehicle.

• Police said Megan Barnett, 22, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, as well as one traffic offense. Shortly after midnight on May 19, police stopped a 2010 Subaru on Prospect Avenue at Walnut Avenue, in West Grove, for both an equipment violation and a registration violation. Upon making contact with Barnett, police observed contraband in plain view, a press release said. Barnett was taken into custody for possession of a small amount of marijuana and related paraphernalia.

• Also on May 19, police were called to 114 Meredith Street, in Kennett Square for reported burglary/assault. According to a police report, the victim said that at approximately 7 a.m., Thomas J. Wilson, knocked on the door and when she opened the door, he forced his way inside by pushing past her. When the victim retreated to the hallway bathroom and tried to lock the door, Wilson reportedly forced the door open, causing the frame to splinter.

• Tito Perez-Ventura, 26, of Toughkenamon, was arrested and charged with strangulation and simple assault after he allegedly grabbed a 28-year-old female around the neck and attempted to choke her, while she was holding her 8-year-old child, police said. The incident occurred on May 20 approximately 8:20 p.m., in the 1600 block of Baltimore Pike, in New Garden Township. At some point during the altercation, Perez-Ventura allegedly knocked the child out of the victim's arms and the child fell to the ground.

• Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Froelich, of Newark, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, after he was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and related paraphernalia, according to a police report. Police said Froelich was arrested at 11:02 p.m. in the Landenberg Section of New Garden Township after officers came upon an occupied vehicle that was parked at the Somerset Lake Clubhouse. When the occupants put the windows down, clouds of smoke with the odor of burnt marijuana emitted from the vehicle, police said.

• Jorge Deharo, 54, of Bakersfield, Calif., was charged with simple assault and related offenses, stemming from an altercation that occurred on April 25 at 289 Chambers Road, in New Garden Township. Deharo is alleged to have assaulted a 49-year-old male after an argument. He reportedly struck the victim in the face causing injuries. When the victim tried to fight back, Deharo allegedly bit him on the finger. Deharo was later interviewed and admitted to his involvement in this incident.

 

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