Police

Troopers to wear body cameras

Pennsylvania State troopers from the Avondale barracks will be wear body cameras. Troop J will be one of the first three troops to wear the cameras through the end of the year. The other Troops are B, Uniontown, and T, Somerset. In a press release, Lt. Col. Robert Evanchik said he’s a proponent of the technology and that what can be learned from the experiment “will ...

 
 

Police Log June 20: Thefts, assault, DUI

• State police from the Media barracks said two men, both white, are being sought for stealing $222 worth of baby formula from the Walgreens on Route 202 on June. 11 • Michael Joseph Buchy,57, of Garnet Valley was charged with simple assault, according to a state police report. Police said he and the victim got into an argument that turned physical. The argument was ...

 

Police Log June 13: Kidnapping/rape; sexually explicit video

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Avondale barracks said they arrested Humberto Guzman-Garcia on kidnapping and rape charges on June 10. According to the report, police were dispatched to a property in Avondale and determined that Guzman-Garcia entered the home and took the victim away from her home and committed several sexual acts before her parents ...

 

Chester woman arrested in fatal overdose

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland and Chief John Egan of the Parkside Borough Police Department announced the arrest of Alexandria Santa Barbara, who is charged with dealing fentanyl that resulted in the fatal overdose of a 51-year-old Parkside man on March 29. The drug delivery death charge carries a statutory maximum of 20 to 40 years in state ...

 

Police Log June 7

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks said two men, identified only as Nolan Christopher Makatche and Thomas Andrew McKeown, were arrested on theft charges. A report said the two bought more than $110 worth of food from The Texas Roadhouse restaurant on Route 1 in Concord Township but left without paying. The incident happened 8:35 p.m. on ...

 

WCU student indicted for child porn

A West Chester University student has been charged with transporting, receiving and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. The defendant was arrested this June 1. Ryan Davis, 21, of Thornbury, formerly a resident of Glen Mills, was charged by indictment May 31 with transporting, receiving and possessing a collection of more than 600 ...

 

Police Log May 31: ID theft, abuse, DUI

• Police said a 60-year-old Pennsbury man became a victim of identity theft when someone opened a fraudulent bank account in his name earlier in May. No other details were released. • Cameron Richard Farmer, 24, is accused of violating a protection from abuse order, according to a police report. Police said Farmer continuously sent text messages from multiple phone ...

 

Police Log May 23: Sobriety checkpoints, Accidents, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints during the Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through 28. Troopers will stop vehicles at selected locations to observe drivers for displays of drug or alcohol impairment. • A West Chester woman was transported to Chester County Hospital with suspected injuries following a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 at ...

 

Police Log May 16: Accidents, car flip, harassment

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said Lauren H. Ryan, 28, of King of Prussia, was cited after a one-car accident in Pocopson Township on April 26. According to the report, Ryan was westbound on Lenape Unionville Road just before 9 p.m. when the Volvo S80 she was driving traveled off the roadway and struck a bridge abutment. The driver reported that she swerved to ...

 

Police Log May 9

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks said they arrested Isaac Stephen Shellenberger, 28, of Upper Chichester, on drug charges following a traffic stop in Concord Township on April 4. A report said Shellenberger was determined to be under the influence of marijuana when he was stopped for vehicle violations on Sawmill Road at Temple Road at ...

 

Police Log May 2: Accidents, thefts, scam

• A 22-year-old man was cited following a one-car accident in Pocopson Township on April 24. A report from the Avondale barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police said Cristian Gasca, of Kennett Square, was also injured after the Toyota Highlander he was driving ran off the Lenape Road near Red Bridge Lane at 8:49 a.m. Police said the vehicle struck a ditch. • A West ...