Police

Police Log April 26: Unsolved murder; DUI; accidents

No injuries were reported following this accident on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township on Sunday, April 23.

• 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 ...

 

Police Log March 22: Burglary, drug bust stolen gun

• State police from the Media barracks are investigating a burglary in Concord Township. A report said someone entered a home through an unlocked door on Marlborough Lane sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. on March 8 and stole two pieces of jewelry. • Michael Anthony Scandle, 26, of Brookhaven was charged with drug possession in Concord Township on Feb. 20. Police said ...

 

Fatal crash in Chadds Ford

Pennsylvania State Police said a Kennett Square man was killed in a traffic accident on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township this morning. According to the police, David Keith Hutchens, 43, of Lincoln University, was driving south on Route 1 at 4:54 a.m. when he lost control while driving over ice and snow. The vehicle crossed into the northbound lane where it crashed ...

 

Police Log March 15: Witness intimidation, DUI, burglary

• State police from the Media barracks said two men were taken into custody on witness intimidation charges. Police identified the suspects as Ryan Jeffrey Schaffer, 28, of Chadds Ford, and Darryl Justin Cebenka, also 28, of Wilmington. According to the police report, the two followed and chased the victims for four miles before police intercepted them in the area of ...

 

Missing endangered person

***Update: Kennett Township police reported that Amy Marie Knotts has been found. No other information was released. ***End update The Kennett Township Police Department is requesting assistance with located a missing endangered person. Missing is Amy Marie Knotts,  a 19-year-old white female,  5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with blond hair and blue ...

 

Police searching for missing teen

The Southern Chester County Regional Police Department is investigating a report of missing juvenile who is a voluntary runaway. The parents of 15-year-old Daniela Hetzel Rojas-Bergara, of New Garden Township, told police on Monday, March 6, that heir daughter had not returned home from school on Friday, March 3. The juvenile was last seen at Kennett Area High ...