Police Log Nov. 1: Burglary, retail theft, DUIs

• A 36-year-old woman from Merchantville, N.J., is the subject of a retail theft investigation. State police from the Media barracks said the unidentified woman tried to return merchandise to the Charming Charlie store on Route 1 in Concord Township. The merchandise was previously stolen, the report said.

• An 87-year-old man was scammed as he was trying to buy a boat online. A police report said the victim, of Concord Township, believed he was buying the boat through eBay but was scammed in the process. He paid an unknown amount of money via gift cards, but never got the boat.

• Police said Ryan N. Razler, 20, of Marlton, N.J., was charged with careless driving after he rear-ended a car that had stopped for a light on Conchester Road near Route 1. The car he hit was forced into a third vehicle, police said.

• Someone cashed four checks belonging to an 85-year-old Maris Grove resident. Police are investigating.

• Police said someone stole two pieces of brass, weighing a total of 500 pounds, from Hanson Aggregates in Concord Township. The value of the brass is approximately $850.

• Sometime between Oct. 9 and 16, someone cut the lock to a storage container at 6 Fairville Road in Pennsbury Township and stole 80 car batteries. Police said there was no other damage done to the property.

• Police said Robert Joseph Muscella, 18, of Oxford, was taken into custody on retail theft charges after he tried stealing an Xbox controller from the East Marlborough Township Walmart on Oct. 28.

• Theft of service charges were pending against Farhad Emami, 44, of Kennett Square, a police report said. According to police, the accused failed to pay for services received from Mavis Discount Tire of Chadds Ford.

• A state police report from the Media barracks said Kimberly Ardary, 38, of Aston, was arrested for retail theft following an incident at the Target store in Concord Township on Oct. 29 at 3:18 p.m.

• Also arrested for theft at the Target store on Oct. 29 was Linda Walsh, 50, of West Chester, police said. She was arrested at 6:50 p.m.

• State police from the Avondale barracks said Richard Aurite, 35, of Oxford, struck another vehicle on Baltimore Pike near Constitution Drive in Pennsbury Township, causing injury and vehicular damage. Police released the report Oct. 31, but the accident happened in June. According to police, the accused tried to flee but was found nearby passed out behind the wheel of his damaged vehicle of an apparent opioid overdose. He was revived with four doses of Narcan, police said. Blood tests later showed Fentanyl and Norfentanyl in his system.

• Haruko Taylor Lewis, 27, was found with marijuana in his possession following an Oct. 12 traffic stop on Route 1 near Route 52, police said. Police made the stop at 11:55 p.m.

• Amanda Brown, 19, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act after she was found to be in possession of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia, according to Southern Chester County Regional Police. The incident occurred Oct. 14 shortly after 9:03 p.m., in the 100 block of Salasin Drive, in New Garden Township. Upon making contact with Brown and a juvenile passenger, police said they immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

• Police said Jose Ayala-Sedano, 36, and Michael Marcozzi, 42, both of Wilmington were arrested on Oct. 15 and charged with multiple counts of retail theft, criminal conspiracy, and related offenses, stemming from their alleged involvement in several retail thefts that occurred at the CVS store, at 730 Newark Road, in New Garden Township.

• Benjamin Chun Vasquez, 25, of Avondale, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, following a one-vehicle crash into a pole on Church Road in New Garden Township, a police report said. The incident occurred Oct. 15 at 5:58 p.m. Police said they made contact with Vasquez as medics were attending to him. Witnesses at the scene identified him as the driver.

• According to Southern Chester County Regional Police, Daniel Hernandez-Perez, 20, of Toughkenamon was arrested and charged with DUI and related offenses, following 1:34 a.m. traffic stop for erratic driving. The incident occurred on Oct. 17 in the area of Newark Road and Willow Street, in New Garden Township. Police said they took him into custody after he failed field sobriety tests.

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