Police Log My 27: Assault, drug possession

Pennsylvania State Police

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A 47-year-old from Concord Township was the victim of identity theft. Police said an unknown suspect used the victim's debit card information to make a withdrawal from the account. The incident happened on May 20.

Police said a Wilmington woman was an assault victim in Concord Township on May 9. According to the report, the woman was in a GMC pickup truck on State Farm Road at Route 1 when the male driver struck her repeatedly before fleeing south on Route 202. The victim was treated for serious bodily injury at Christiana Care in Wilmington. The incident happened at 6:18 p.m.

Meghan C. March, 19, of West Chester, was cited for running a red light, which caused a four-vehicle crash on Route 202 at Dilworthtown Road on May 18, police said. According to the report, March was in the left lane driving south on Route 202, north of Dilworthtown, when she went through the light and was struck by a second vehicle entering the intersection. March's car, a Mazda, then hit two other vehicles. Police reported no injuries. The accident happened at 2:30 p.m.

Someone stole all four tires from a Hinda Civic that was parked in the rear parking lot of 7200 Johnson Farm Lane. The theft took place sometime in the overnight hours of May 18 and 19.

Police said Natalia Novikova, 57, of West Chester, was cited for going through a flashing red light on Route 202 at Smithbridge Road on May 15. She was struck by another car and she, in turn, struck a fire hydrant. The accident happened at 7:34 a.m.

Two men from Chester were arrested on felony drug charges in Concord Township on May 12. Police identified the suspects as Earnest McClary, 74, and Waverly Winston, 45. According to the report, the arrest followed a traffic stop on Conchester Highway near Foulk Road. Police confiscated approximately 40 grams of cocaine, a glass measuring cup, baggies and a crack pipe, police said.

Luca N. Miraldi, 18, was driving too fast for conditions, police said, and lost control of the Volkswagen Jetta he was driving on Atwater Road in Chadds Ford Township. The car then struck a utility pole and a mailbox, slid across the road and hit some shrubs. The vehicle was disabled, but no injuries were reported. The single-vehicle accident happened at 9:25 p.m. on May 8.

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State police arrested a 19-year-old male from Joppa, Md. on drug charges in East Marlborough Township on May 24. The arrest followed a traffic stop on Route 1 at N. Union Street. The stop netted the confiscation of "a small amount of marijuana." Police did not identify the suspect in the report.

A traffic stop on S. Creek Road in Pennsbury led to the arrest of a 21-year-old Essington woman on drug possession charges on May 19. The suspect was not named in the report.

Police arrested two women, a 40-year-old from Coatesville, and a 37-year-old from West Chester, on harassment charges. The arrests were made on May 18 in a vehicle at N. Union Street and Spottswood Lane. The report said both were listed as victim and arrestee.

A 22-year-old man from New Castle, Del. was arrested on drug possession charges in Pennsbury Township. The arrest followed a traffic stop on W. Street Road at 2:15 a.m. The accused's name was not released in the report.

State police also arrested a 21-year-old man from West Chester on drug possession charges. The arrest was made on May 14 on Pratt Lane in Pocopson Township. Police said the unnamed suspect was found to possess marijuana and paraphernalia shortly after midnight.

Police arrested a 19-year-old for marijuana possession on May 7 in Pennsbury Township. The accused male is from Linwood; the arrest was made on Cossart Road at Stockford Road.

Kelly C. Winkler, 55, of Lancaster, was cited for DUI following a one-vehicle crash in West Marlborough Township on May 6, police said. According to the report, Winkler was driving westbound on Route 926 when she turned left onto Newark Road but struck a stone wall after making the turn. She suffered minor injuries but refused transport, the report said. The accident happened at 6:42 p.m.

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