Police Log July 21: Thefts, crashes, drug busts

Pennsylvania State Police

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Police said they arrested Felicia Etter, 34, of Wilmington, on retail theft charges after she reportedly stole $700 worth of merchandise from Target in Concord Township on June 25. According to the police report, stolen items include clothing, magazines, baby items, toys, and other miscellaneous items.

State police are investigating the theft of hygiene and cosmetic products from the CVS in Concord Township on July 9. The stolen items are valued at $224. Police are looking for an unidentified male and female who fled in a dark-colored minivan with Delaware tags.

Donald H. Ward II, 58, of Bernardsville, N.J., was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign on Route 202 near State Farm Drive on July 18, which led to a car-motorcycle crash. The motorcyclist, a 61-year-old man from Garnet Valley, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

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State police arrested a 46-year-old man from West Chester for DUI following a traffic stop in Kennett Township on July 17. Police stopped the 2015 Jeep for speeding at Waywood Road and E. Baltimore Pike at 6:58 p.m. The driver was not named in the report.

An 18-year-old male from Oxford was arrested for drug possession at Schoolhouse Road and E. Baltimore Pike. Police said they made the arrest following a vehicle search after a traffic stop on July 9. The driver consented to the search, according to the police report.

Gerardo Cervantes-Mejia, 36, of Avondale, was arrested for criminal trespass in London Grove Township on June 25 but was also charged with drug possession when suspected methamphetamine was found while he was searched at Chester County Prison in Pocopson Township.

A 55-year-old man from Sicklerville, N.J., and a 41-year-old woman from Atglen, were arrested on drug charges in Pennsbury Township on May 22. The arrests came after a traffic stop on Route 1 at Brinton’s Bridge Road.

Police said they arrested a 20-year-old woman on retail theft charges on June 8. The woman, not named in the report, is accused of trying to steal two vacuum cleaners valued at $270 each and two cases of diapers.

Michelle Gondek, 48, of Coatesville, was cited following a one-vehicle crash on N. Chatham Road in West Marlborough Township on July 17. The police report said Gondek was driving too fast for conditions and failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the road near Wertz Road and struck a utility pole. The report also said Gondek fled the scene.

Kennett Square Police Department

Oscar Lemus-Rojas, 26, of Kennett Square, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses after a traffic stop was initiated because of heavy front-end damage and a missing passenger headlight on the vehicle he was operating, police said. The incident occurred on July 4, at approximately 2:20 a.m., in the 500 block of Ridge Avenue, Kennett Square Borough. The report said officers saw an open can of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle and noticed indicators suggesting intoxication. Field sobriety tests showed impairment. He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and submitted to a chemical test of his breath, which indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.149 percent.

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