Police Log April 28: Tire and wheel theft; pot possession

Pennsylvania State Police

Media Barracks

According to a police report, John J. May, 49, of Glen Mills, was cited for following too closely after a March 31 accident in Chadds Ford Township. The incident happened on Route 1 south of Creek Road. The report said May struck another vehicle that was slowing down due to traffic congestion.

A 37-year-old Philadelphia man, not named in the report, was arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop on Route 1 in Concord Township. Police said the driver had a controlled substance and was under the influence to the extent that he couldn’t drive safely. The incident happened at 11:49 p.m. on April 17.

Someone stole four tires and rims from a teal Ford Escape at the Garnet Ford dealership in Chadds Ford Township on April 19. Police are investigating the theft. The estimated value of the tires is $4,800.

Police are looking for the individual who fired an arrow into the side of a home on Mattson Road in Concord Township on March 13. Damage is estimated at $1,750. Anyone with information is asked to phone Tpr. Jacquette at 484-840-1000 or email Bjacquette@pa.gov.

Police are investigating the theft of e-cigarettes from the Wawa at 36 Baltimore Pike at 9:56 p.m. on April 17. A report said that two men are suspected of the theft, but no descriptions of the suspects were included in the report.

Avondale Barracks

Police said Antoine Marcus Taylor, 31, of Chester, was arrested for drug possession after a traffic stop for an inoperable headlight in Kennett Township. The police report said the odor of burnt marijuana was evident, and that Taylor tuned over a marijuana cigarette. Police made the stop on E. Baltimore Pike at 12:10 a.m. on April 11.

A 36-year-old Parkesburg man was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop at the intersection of W. Doe Run Road and Green Valley in West Marlborough Township on April 9. Police said they made the stop after observing a traffic violation. Field sobriety tests indicated impairment, the report said. The driver was not identified.

Jarrell Leshawn Parker, 29, of Bear, Del., was arrested for drug possession in East Marlborough Township, according to a press release. Police said the arrest followed a traffic stop because there was no registration displayed on the vehicle Parker was driving, and troopers could smell the odor of burnt marijuana as they approached the car. Parker consented to a search, the report said, and a small amount of marijuana and a smoking device were found. Police made the stop at the intersection of E. Baltimore Pike and Orchard Avenue at 9:46 p.m. on April 2.

State police arrested three teenagers, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old, on retail theft charges. The incident took place at the East Marlborough Township Walmart on April 23 at 4:34 p.m.

A 51-year-old man from West Chester, not named in the report, was arrested for DUI while in the parking lot of the Walmart In East Marlborough Township on April 21. According to the police report, troopers from the Avondale barracks were notified of an intoxicated shopper at the store. The suspect was driving toward the exit of the lot when police arrived. When contacting the driver, police said the odor of alcohol was coming from his body, he was unsteady on his feet, and his speech was incomprehensible, the report said.

Police said a 25-year-old man from Philadelphia was arrested on drug possession charges in Pennsbury Township at 12:20 a.m. on March 19. According to the report, which didn’t include the suspect’s name, police initiated a traffic stop on Baltimore Pike and Ponds Edge Drive. They determined the driver was impaired and in possession of a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia.

A 24-year-old woman from Murray, Utah, and a 25-year-old man from Plant City, Fla., were arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township on April 16. Police found the driver to be impaired and a small amount of marijuana in the car.

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