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Police Log May 24: DUI; indecent exposure, thefts

• State police said Pedro Grangler, 43, of Philadelphia, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop in Concord Township on May 14. According to a report, Grangler had been stopped for “numerous traffic violations” on Route 322 at Garnet Mine Road when they determined him to be DUI. • Clifford Lee Hatfield Jr., 23, of Chester, was arrested for DUI and possession of ...

 
 

Sucker puncher arrested

•••Update: Baker no longer lives in Coatesville, according to the district attorney's office.*** The person who sucker punched a man with cerebral palsy in West Chester has been arrested. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the West Chester Police Department announced the arrest of Barry Baker for assault. The defendant saw a man with cerebral palsy ...

 

Police Log May 17: Sobriety checkpoint, retail thefts, drug charges

• Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints during the Memorial Day weekend, May 26 through 29. • Police said they took Leshay Antoinette Roland, 23, of Philadelphia, into custody on retail theft charges following an incident in the East Marlborough Township Walmart on May 13. • An unidentified 45-year-old woman was arrested after police found ...

 

Police Log May 10: DUIs; accidents

State Police • A motorist getting out of the way of emergency vehicles wound up striking another vehicle on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township. Neither driver was identified and no injuries were reported. Police said an ambulance and a state police patrol car were driving north on Route 1 with sirens going in response to another accident and one motorist in the ...

 

Police Log May 3: Careless driving; harassment

• State police charged Martin Hineman, 46, of Glen Mills, following an accident on the Conchester Highway on April 27, a report said. According to police, Hineman was driving west in the single westbound lane east of Cambridge Drive at 1:45 a.m., when his Ford F150 went off the road and crossed over the shoulder into a grassy area. The truck then hit a utility pole ...

 

Police Log April 26: Unsolved murder; DUI; accidents

• Pennsylvania State Police from the Embreeville barracks have been going through cold case files and are asking for help in solving a 47-year-old murder. On the morning of April 26, 1970, 11-year-old Terrance Bowers was found stabbed to death while on a Boy Scout camping trip from Upper Darby to St. Basil the Great Church in East Pikeland Township. Police said 29 ...

 

Police Log April 19: Identity theft; retail theft; DUI

Pennsylvania State Police • Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks are investigating a case of identity theft involving a 28-year-old Chadds Ford woman. Police said the victim discovered on April 6 that several credit inquiries had been made in her name as well as several bogus accounts had been opened. • Jerry Lee Dixon, 28, of Utah, was arrested for DUI ...

 

Prostitute not paid, gets violent

According to Westtown-East Goshen police, a prostitute seeking revenge for not getting paid led to burglary, assault, weapons and other charges. In a press release, police said a prostitute — later identified as Monica Iris DeJesus, from Philadelphia — made a house call to a condominium in East Goshen Township on April 9 but was not paid for her visit. She left but ...

 

Police Log April 12: Burglary in Chadds Ford; trespass; stolen jerky

Pennsylvania State Police • A home on Top of the Oaks in Chadds Ford Township was burglarized sometime between March 24 and April 3, according to a state police report. Police said they responded to a call at 4:36 p.m. on April 3, and that thieves had taken a safe, documents, CDs, a leaf blower, TV and jewelry. • State police from the Media barracks said they ...

 

Police Log April 5: Armed robbery; huffing in Walmart; student investigated

• State police from the Avondale barracks said they are looking for a suspect who robbed the Walgreens on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township at gunpoint on March 26. The report said the suspect entered the store about 9:30 p.m., produced a black, semi-automatic sidearm, chambered a round and demanded that a female employee tell him the location of the safe. He then ...

 

Police Log March 29: Counterfeiting, DUI, drug possession

• One unknown suspect, described only as a black male, used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy merchandise at the Walgreens on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township on March 20. This is the second such case at that location this month. Last week state police from the Avondale barracks reported three men used three counterfeit $100 bills to buy a $295 Visa gift card on ...