Police Log Sept. 25: Thefts, DUIs, drug arrests

Pennsylvania State Police

Police said Rasheed Woods-Byrd, 22, of Brookhaven, was cited for driving with a suspended license following a rear-ender accident in Concord Township on Aug. 29. A report said the accident happened on Route 322 near Evergreen Drive. The lead vehicle had stopped due to traffic but Woods-Byrd was unable to stop before striking the lead vehicle, according to the report. Police said Woods-Byrd fled the scene but was identified.

An 86-year-old woman told police that a gold necklace was stolen from her apartment at Maris Grove. The theft reportedly took place sometime between Aug. 30 and Sept. 13, according to the report.

Police are investigating the reported theft of a red Radio Flyer wagon from a garage on Country Club Lane in Concord Township. The theft is believed to have taken place between Aug. 30 and Sept. 13.

A police report said Janet Deck McDowell, 62, of Exton, was DUI when she was stopped for a traffic violation on Route 1 in Concord Township at 7:34 p.m. on Aug. 31.

Police are investigating a report of a Sept. 3 hit and run accident on Route 202 at Woodland Drive in Chadds Ford Township. According to the report, the victim said she was struck from behind while stopped at the traffic light. Police said there was no visible damage to the victim’s vehicle.

A Claymont man was arrested on drug charges and determined to be a fugitive from justice following a traffic stop on Route 202 near the Delaware state line on Sept. 6. Police identified the man as Tyler Bruce Hower, 20. Hower was wanted on a warrant from New Jersey, police said.

Police are investigating the reported theft of $3,500 worth of tools from a construction site at 6 Evergreen Drive in Concord Township. The theft took place on Sept. 9.

State police are investigating the reported theft of cash from a safe at the Staples store in Concord Township sometime between 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 11.

A 15-year-old student at Garnet Valley High School sent two photos of guns to two friends on Sept. 13. Police are investigating but said the family doesn’t own any firearm and the student intends no harm to anyone. No threats were made and the images were determined to be digital renderings of guns in an app.

State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a reported burglary at a property on Ridge Run Road in Pennsbury Township on Sept. 15. According to the police report, the victims reported that they were away on vacation and discovered $2,000 missing from a shoe box and several rings missing from a drawer in a bedroom. However, the report also said there were no signs of forced entry observed, no additional items of value were stolen and the residence was not in disarray.

Cheryl Simonsen, 55, of Oaklyn, N.J., was arrested for DUI on Sept.14, a police report said. The incident happened on Route 1 at Newark Road. According to the report, police detected a strong odor of alcohol when they made contact with the driver. She was determined to be DUI following field sobriety and breath tests, police said.

Police arrested a 39-year-old woman — unidentified in the report — on theft charges on Sept. 19. According to the report, the woman tried stealing $114 worth of merchandise from the Walmart in East Marlborough Township.

Police said they arrested Bradley Craddock, 28, of Halethorpe, Md., on drug charges at a gas station in Kennett Township 2:06 a.m. on Aug. 30. A report said Craddock told troopers he had vehicle problems but troopers conducted a probable cause search. During the search, police found marijuana and paraphernalia.

A rear-ender accident led one woman to the hospital and a traffic citation on Sept. 19. Police said Sophia I. Ruiz, 28, of Claymont, was driving north on Route 1 but could not stop in time before striking another vehicle from behind at Onix Drive in East Marlborough Township. Ruiz was taken to Christiana Hospital for treatment of a suspected minor injury.

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