Police Log May 15: Terroristic threats, crashes, stolen car

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media Barracks are investigating a report of a burglary on Beech Tree Drive in Concord Township. The incident happened sometime between 11 a.m. on May 10 and 1 p.m. on May 12. According to the incident report, the couple was away visiting relatives but found their rear glass door shattered. Multiple bedrooms and offices were…

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Police Log May 8: Thefts, crashes

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said they arrested Corey Pilkington, 39, of Garnet Valley for disorderly conduct on May 3. The report said Pilkington became disorderly over his bank account and slammed a business phone and threw a chair inside the bank. Police did not specify which bank but said the incident happened at 10:19 a.m. at 214 Wilmington West Chester Pike. •…

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Police Log May 1: Harassment, trespass, burglary

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • Few details were released, but police said they arrested a 29-year-old Philadelphia man for shoplifting at the East Marlborough Township Walmart on April 27. The report did not identify the suspect, nor did it say what was taken. It only said the man was seen failing to scan various items at the self-checkout. • Police arrested a 40-year-old man…

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5-year-old drowns in pond

A 5-year-old autistic boy drowned in a pond in Kennett Township on Monday afternoon, April 29. “The detective from the Kennett Township Police Department and the Chester County Detectives are investigating the facts and circumstances that led to the boy’s death,” according to a press release. Kennett Township Police said they would not release the boy’s name until “all next-of-kin notifications have been made.” The…

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New body cams for Troop K

State troopers in Troop K, the troop that covers Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, are now equipped with new body cameras, according to a press release. In addition, the mobile video recorders in patrol cars have been updated. The new equipment is part of a five-year contract with an Arizona company, Axon. Axon will also update software and infrastructure, the release said. PSP expects to…

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Arrest made in double homicide

State police said they have arrested 76-year-old Roger Hanks for the murder of his wife and adult daughter. He is charged with two counts of murder in the first degree and other related charges. Chester County District Attorney Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe said in a press release, "The defendant senselessly shot and killed his family because of a basic dispute. It is unfathomable that anyone…

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Double homicide in East Marlborough

State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a double homicide in East Marlborough Township Thursday evening. A brief incident report was released early Friday morning. According to the report, police were dispatched to the 200 block of Wiltshire Drive where they found two people who suffered fatal gunshots. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect, identified only as a 76-year-old man, was…

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Five killed in highspeed chase

State police said five people were killed in a one-car crash on the Conchester Highway after what might have been an attempted shoplifting in Concord Township. The incident began in the Shoppes at Brinton Lake. An unmarked police car was on the scene because of recent retail thefts. The trooper noticed a red Ford Taurus pull into the parking lot, and three or four occupants…

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Police Log April 24: Shoplifting, threats, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police are investigating a case of a counterfeit $100 bill used as payment for five cupcakes at the Cupcake Sisters in Concord Township on March 23. Police also investigated a bogus $100 bill passed at The Meat Market on March 25, but that case was closed due to a lack of leads, police said. • Tyler Haile, 26, of…

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Sexual abuse of intellectually disabled

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced in a press release that charges have been filed against Michael and Nicole Swanson, 41 and 37, respectively, of Chester, for the rape, involuntary deviate sexual assault, and aggravated indecent sexual assault of a person with a mental disability, as well as charges of kidnapping to facilitate a felony, theft, and conspiracy. The charges against Michael Swanson were…

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Police Log April 17: Thefts, brass knuckles, blackmail

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • A 53-year-old woman from Concord Township was victimized when someone broke into her car that was parked on Smithbridge Road and stole a purse containing credit cards and cash. The cards were used at the Walmart in Wilmington. • Police are investigating the theft of almost $100 worth of wine and beer from the Wawa at Namaans Creek Road…

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