Police Log March 20: Thefts, DUIs, crashes

Pennsylvania State Police

Media Barracks

State police said they arrested a 31-year-old man from New Castle for shoplifting at the Acme in Concord Township. The arrest came on March 18 but no details were released on what merchandise was taken.

Detra Bush, 27, of Wilmington, was arrested for shoplifting at Lululemon in Concord Township, a police report said. The report said Bush was arrested inside the store on Jan 12, after she tried stealing a pair of leggings valued at $118. Police found the leggings in her shoulder bag.

A 60-year-old Chadds Ford woman was the victim of fraud. A police report said she was scammed out of $25,500 worth of Bitcoin. No other details were released.

State police said David Harvey, 24, of West Chester was arrested for DUI at a Sobriety Checkpoint at Conchester Highway and Featherbed Lane in Concord Township on March 17. The arrest came at 1:13 a.m.

Avondale Barracks

Charles A. Martinez, 23, of Avondale, was cited after his car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck two other vehicles, police said. The accident happened on March 15 at the intersection of E. Street Road and Conservatory Drive in East Marlborough Township. Police said Martinez went through the intersection when he crossed into oncoming traffic striking the second car’s driver's side mirror, then crashing into the driver's side door and rear passenger door of the third vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Police said Jennifer A. Rice, 51, of Media was cited after for her involvement in a two-car crash at the intersection of E. Street and Parkerville roads on March 14. The report said Rice stopped at the stop sign on Parkerville Road but failed to wait until all traffic had cleared before crossing onto Lenape and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Police said they cited a 17-year-old boy from West Chester following a two-car crash on E. Doe Run Road in East Marlborough Township on March 15. The other driver was injured and transported to Chester County Hospital. The report said the second vehicle was stopped in traffic waiting to turn onto Oak Tree Road when the youth struck her from behind.

Chelsea E. Kowash, 23, of Kennett Square was cited after she struck another vehicle at Lenape and E. Street Road on March 17, police said. According to the report, Kowash was driving east on Lenape but failed to stop at a red light.

Police said Jonathan M. Chiffons, 37, of Newark, was cited following a one-car crash on Unionville Road on March 11. According to the report, Chiffons was traveling south on Unionville Road just north of Lily Lane but veered off the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

Police said a 55-year-old woman from Pennsbury Township was ripped off after leaving her purse in an Uber. The report said an unknown person took the purse that had $750 in cash, a passport, driver’s license, eye drop medication, as well as the handbag. Troopers from the Avondale barracks are investigating.

George M. Driesbach, of Kennett Square was cited for making an improper left turn that led to a two-car crash on Bayard Road in East Marlborough Township, according to a police report. The accident happened on March 9. The report said Driesbach was southbound on Route 1 and made a left-hand turn into a parking lot but struck a second vehicle driving north on Bayard Road. No injuries were reported.

Police said Lawrence E. Hall, 24, of Oxford was cited for following too closely after a two-car crash on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township on Feb. 29. The accident happened at 4:25 p.m. just north of Parkerville Road. According to the report, Hall was driving south on Route 1 when the other vehicle slowed for traffic and was struck by Hall.

A 17-year-old boy from West Chester was cited for driving too fast after the BMW X3 he was driving ran off Hickory Hill Road in Pennsbury Township on Feb. 17. According to the report, the teen was driving north on Hickory Hill but lost control and ran off the road while negotiating a curve. The car went into a ditch and overturned. No injuries were reported.

Police said Lois A. Vanderburg, 77, of West Chester was cited after her car ran off the road in Pocopson Township on March 11. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on Lenape Road west of Red Bridge Lane. Police said the car left the roadway and struck a tree. Longwood EMS transported Vanderburg to Chester County Hospital.

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