Police Log Feb. 28: Accidents, dog-fighting

Pennsylvania State Police

Stated police said Justin P. Davis, 28, of Chadds Ford was charged with speeding after he the car he was driving crashed head-on into a tree on Harvey Road. The incident happened shortly before midnight on Feb. 4. According to the police report, Davis was trying to negotiate a right-hand curve near Glennoll Drive when in ice and foggy conditions.

• An 18-year-old was arrested for drug possession at Garnet Valley High School on Feb. 6. State police said the suspect, David Thomas Reynolds. Had marijuana in his possession.

• Ricardo O. Vargas, 28, was cited after he lost control of the Chevrolet Blazer he was driving on Route 1 in New Garden Township, police said. According to the report, Vargas was driving at a speed too fast for conditions south on Route 1 just before midnight on Feb. 23. Police said he lost control of the vehicle while trying to negotiate a right-hand curve near Newark Road. The Blazer left the roadway, into the grassy median. He rode the vehicle down the median for about 800 feet before hitting a ditch near an unauthorized turn-around. The Blazer went airborne, struck an embankment, went about 10, feet northbound, then re-entered the roadway and crossed both southbound lanes and the off-ramp for Newark Road. Vargas then drove off the road again and struck another embankment. Police said he received moderate injuries but fled the scene. A friend later took him to Jennersville Hospital for treatment.

• State police said they executed a search warrant on a residence in Coatesville related to dog fighting in East Marlborough Township. The accused is Dowayne Molina, 39. Police said they seized six pit bulls, four rabbits, one ounce of cocaine, a pound of marijuana, several thousand dollars in U.S. currency, a .40 caliber pistol, several dog treadmills, dog IV kits, supplies used for treating dogs after a fight and other dog-fighting paraphernalia.

• A one-car accident led to a West Chester woman being cited. Police said Catherine L. Ogden, 49, was driving south on Route 52, crossing the Lenape Bridge when she moved to the right side of the lane to avoid an oncoming vehicle and struck the stone wall of the bridge. The Honda Accord she was driving then crossed over both lanes of travels and struck the stone wall on the other side of the road.

• Police said Oscar Lopez-Ocampo, 23, of Avondale, was cited for careless driving following an accident on E. Cypress Street in Kennett Township, on Feb. 6. The police report said Lopez-Ocampo was driving east, west of Ways Lane, when he fell asleep at the wheel. The Honda Civic he was driving went off the left side of the road and struck a vehicle parked in the lot at Waywood Beverages. The impact knocked that second vehicle into a third and the adjacent building. Police reported no injuries. 

Southern Chester County Regional Police

• Joe C. Lopez-Feliciano, 23, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, after the car he was a passenger in was stopped for erratic driving. The incident occurred on Feb.10 at 3:29 p.m., in the parking lot of the Gigante store on Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township. Police said they smelled marijuana coming from the suspect's vehicle. Two marijuana cigarettes were observed in plain view, and Lopez-Feliciano was found to be in possession of additional marijuana and related paraphernalia.

• A 16-year-old male was cited for summary harassment, after he threw a soda cup at a restaurant employee, splashing soda on the employee and his vehicle. The incident happened at 10:10 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the parking lot of the McDonald's at 399 Scarlett Road, in New Garden Township. The victim employee reported that several teenage males were playing in the inside jungle gym and were asked to leave so that it could be cleaned. They initially refused but eventually left at the manager's request. When the employee walked to his car in the parking lot, the males drove by the victim, and one of the males threw the soda at him.

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