Police Log July 24: Thefts, terroristic threats, harassment

Pennsylvania State Police

Police are investigating the theft $300 in cash from an apartment in the 100 block of Wilmington Pike in Concord Township. Police said unknown suspects gained entry by unknown means sometime between 8:45 a.m. on July 19 and 7:40 a.m. on July 20.

A 15-year-old Chadds Ford female was charged with harassment  after she engaged in in a physical altercation with a 38-year-old woman in their shared residence in Painters Crossing. The incident happened on June 26.

Someone stole items from a parked car on Johnson Farm Lane in Concord Township during the overnight hours of June 28-29.

Sometime during the overnight hours of July 3-4, police said, someone stole $50 from a vehicle parked at Stay Bridge Suites on Evergreen Drive in Concord Township.

Police said Eric Hernandez, 39, of Philadelphia, was cited for following too closely after an accident on State Farm Drive in Concord Township on July 4. According to the police report, both vehicles were westbound on State Farm and approached the intersection with Route 202 to turn right. The lead vehicle stopped at the yield sign but Hernandez was unable to stop before striking that vehicle from behind. No injuries were reported.

A 55-year-old woman, unidentified by police, was charged with DUI on July 4 during a patrol check. The incident happened at 12:34 p.m. on Hatton Drive in Concord Township.

Someone stole a license plate from a trailer parked at 1021 West Baltimore Pike in Concord Township sometime between 5 p.m. on July 13 and 6:15 a.m. on July 15.

Southern Chester County Regional Police

Police said Dawne R. Salazar, 49, of Avondale, was charged with terroristic threats, strangulation, simple assault, and harassment, following the investigation into an altercation, during which she reportedly struck the victim several times and grabbed her throat in such a way that she couldn’t breathe. Salazar allegedly threatened to kill her and break every bone in her body, the report said. The incident occurred on May 28 in the 6600 block of Limestone Road, in New Garden Township. There was a delay in reporting the incident but police observed evidence of injuries to the victim and there was a witness to the altercation. Charges were filed on July 1 and the case is pending a preliminary hearing.

Juan Manuel Lara-Rocha, 38, of Avondale, was charged in connection with the Jan. 16 burglary of a residence in the 100 block of Santelli Road, in New Garden Township, a police report said. Entry was gained by removing a window screen and prescription medications were stolen, while the resident was away. Fingerprint evidence was obtained and a comparison matched the fingerprints to Lara-Rocha, who was already incarcerated on unrelated charges, according to the report. He was arrested for the incident on June 28.

Police said Antoinette B. Vaughn, 24, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with arrest prior to requisition (Fugitive from Justice), following a traffic stop for an equipment violation. The incident occurred June 28 in the 300 block of Chambers Road, in New Garden Township. A records check revealed that she was wanted by Wilmington Police on an outstanding warrant. She was taken into custody, arraigned, and committed to the Chester County Prison, in lieu of posting $10,000 bail, pending extradition proceedings.

Humberto Zurita-Barajas, 26, of Wilmington, was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, and harassment, following an incident during which he allegedly assaulted a female by forcefully grabbing her neck and face and putting a powdery substance, suspected to be cocaine, on her nose and mouth, police said. The report  also said he then threatened to kill her children. The incident occurred on June 23, in the 200 block of Maple Lane, in New Garden Township. Charges were filed and an arrest warrant was issued. He was arraigned on July 3 and was initially committed to the Chester County Prison. He subsequently posted $5000 cash bail and was released, pending a preliminary hearing.

A police report said Juan M. Zavala-Nunez, 32, of Avondale was arrested and charged with DUI, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, and public drunkenness, following the theft of a bicycle from the 400 block of Buena Vista Drive, in New Garden Township. The incident occurred on June 24 at 10:20 a.m. Police made contact with Zavala-Nunez, in the 200 block of Thompson Road and found him to be intoxicated, the report said. The owner of the bicycle advised police that she had followed the suspect, after he stole the bike, and that he relinquished it to her at a nearby business. Zavala-Nunez was taken into custody and submitted to a chemical test of his breath, resulting in a blood alcohol level of 0.173 percent. He was processed and held for arraignment, after which he was committed to the Chester County Prison in lieu of posting $5,000 bail.

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