Police Log Aug. 8: Theft, DUIs, drug charges

• State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating the theft of approximately $2,500 from the Giant  Food Store in East Marlborough Township. A report said a former employee committed the theft over a period of time.

Southern Chester County Regional Police

• Otilio Escalante-Velasquez, 24, of Toughkenamon, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, police said, after he was observed operating his 2004 Honda on the wrong side of the roadway and swerving across both lanes of travel. Escalante-Velasquez was stopped 10:57 p.m. on July 10 in the 100 block of Pine Street, in New Garden Township.

• Police said Colleen S. Romasky, 34, of Landenberg, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, as well as with a traffic offense, at 7:57 p.m. on July 9 in New Garden Township. Police said they detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car and that Romasky admitted to having contraband in the center console.

• Elizabeth A. Field, 37, of Landenberg, was arrested and charged with DUI and a related traffic offense, after the 2005 Honda she was driving was stopped for failing to maintain its lane of travel, a police report said. The incident occurred July 8 at 2:15 a.m. on Route 1, in the area of Newark Road, in New Garden Township. The report said Field showed signs of intoxication and field sobriety tests confirmed impairment. She was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and submitted to a chemical test of her breath. The results said her blood alcohol level was 0.138 percent, according to the report.

• Police said Fredrick C. Justison, 36, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act and a traffic offense, following a July 8 incident in New Garden Township. A report said Justison was stopped shortly after midnight for an equipment violation in the 300 block of Newark Road. Upon making contact with Justison, police said, officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and Justison admitted to possessing marijuana and paraphernalia.

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