Police Log May 25: Drug bust, theft, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints this weekend.

State troopers from both the Media and Avondale barracks will be out in force this Memorial Day weekend and both will be conducting sobriety checkpoints.

Avondale Barracks

Mauriyyah Pryor, 25, of Philadelphia, was arrested on drug charges in Kennett Township, according to a state police press release. According to the report, police made a traffic stop on a vehicle operated without lights on during hours of darkness. The report also said that during their interaction with the driver, police observed indicators of criminal activity. A search turned up drugs and paraphernalia, police said. The incident happened on E. Baltimore Pike at Nursery Lane on May 18 at 10:47 p.m.

Police said they arrested a 25-year-old man from Elkton, Md., for shoplifting at the Walmart in East Marlborough Township on April 15. The suspect, not named in the report, allegedly stole $530 worth of merchandise.

Kennett Square Police Department

Thomas Griffin, 82, of Kennett Square, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses after police received a call about a black Chevrolet striking a street sign and then fleeing. Officers found the registration given was registered to Thomas Griffin, a report said. The incident occurred on May 13, at approximately 4:56 p.m. in the 600 block of West Cypress Street. After making contact with Griffin, officers said they observed indicators of impairment and that he admitted to drinking prior to operating his vehicle. Griffin was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and a chemical test of his breath. That test resulted in a blood alcohol level of 0.221 percent.

Borough police said Simon Medina-Landeros, 21, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with DUI and related offenses, following a traffic stop for failing to maintain his lane of travel and almost striking another vehicle. The incident occurred on May 21 at approximately 10:22 p.m. in the 500 block of East Cypress Street. According to the police report, officers observed indicators suggesting intoxication, and field sobriety tests showed impairment. He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and submitted to a chemical test of his breath. The test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.231 percent.

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