Police Log Nov. 29: Jewelry heist, theft from cars

Pennsylvania State Police

Media Barracks

State police are investigating the reported theft of more than $10,000 worth of jewelry taken from a home on Graystone Drive in Concord Township. The theft was reported on Oct. 11. A report said the stolen items included a pair of diamond earrings valued at $2,000, a gold chain worth $2,500, a $5,000 gold bracelet, and a medallion valued at $1,000.

Police from the Media barracks are investigating a reported theft from the Ski Bum in the Concordville Town Centre on Nov. 11. Employees told police that two youngsters, both about 10 years old, tried to steal a balaclava, aka a ski mask. The theft was thwarted.

Peter Gerbron, 39, of Kennett Square, was arrested for DUI following a two-car crash at the intersection of Conchester Highway and Mattson Road in Concord Township on Nov. 15, police said. The accident happened at 11:36 p.m.

Police said they recovered a vehicle in Wilmington that had been stolen from the area of Elam Drive in Concord Township on Oct. 11. However, another vehicle also on Elam was broken into and a wallet with a driver’s license and credit cards was taken.

Avondale Barracks

State police from the Avondale barracks conducted a traffic stop in Chadds Ford Township and arrested a 42-year-old man from Prospect Park for DUI. The driver was not identified in the report, but police said the accident happened on Route 1 near Painters Crossing. Police made the stop at 12:54 a.m. on Nov. 23.

Two women had their cars broken into while parked in the Shoppes at Longwood Village in East Marlborough Township. Police said their purses were stolen from the front seats of their respective vehicles, a 2020 Tesla and a 2018 Toyota Highlander.

Kennett Square Police Department

District court has issued arrest warrants for four people involved in writing fraudulent checks. Borough police identified the four as Maria De La Luz Vilchis-Nava, Michael A. Vilchis-Nava, Carla Renteria, and Hilda Domingez. According to the police reports, officers were dispatched for a phone assignment in reference to ex-employees creating fraudulent checks from a business located on W. State Street. The owner of the business advised they had given some employees consent to write checks for business-related purposes. They indicated the ex-employees wrote approximately $133,000 in fraudulent checks. The owner noticed this activity around September 2022 and after further investigation, determined it had been occurring since April or May of 2021. The suspects face multiple charges. Among those charges are: dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, access device fraud, computer trespass, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, theft by failure to make disposition, and counts theft by deception, according to the individual reports.

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