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Police Log Nov. 25: Scam, DUIs possession

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks A Garnet Valley man was the intended victim of an identity scam. Police said a credit card company contacted him to let him know that the Small Business Administration had completed a credit card inquiry on him, and paperwork was started on a $10,000 loan. The victim froze all his accounts, and the loan failed to go through. ...

 
 

Police Log Nov. 18: Toilet paper heist, fraud, burglary, harassment

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police arrested a 35-year-old man from Clayton, Del. for stealing toilet paper and Tide Pods from the Wegmans in Concord Township on Nov. 8. A report identified the suspect as Paul Murphy and said he fled the store after stealing more than $57worth of Charmin Extra Strong toilet paper, Tide Pod Sport, and Tide Pod ...

 

Police Log Nov. 11: Alleged rape, harassment, thefts from cars

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks are investigating the report of an alleged rape in Concord Township. According to the police report, troopers were called on Oct. 29 to a Johnson Farm Lane residence for a domestic dispute report. During that investigation, police learned of the rape allegation. That incident ...

 

Police Log Nov. 4: Crash, drugs, thefts

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks State police reported a rear-ender accident at Routes 1 and 202 in which the suspect driver fled the scene. The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. on Oct. 26. The report said a 58-year-old woman from Delaware was stopped at the light in the southbound left lane of 202 when she was struck from behind. Police said the ...

 

Police Log Oct. 28: Assault, shoplifting, scam

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said Ernst Richardson, 49, of Wilmington, was arrested for attempted shoplifting at Wegmans in Concord Township on Oct. 3. According to the police report, Richardson tried to leave the store without paying for the 11 items he had in his shopping cart. According to the report, when store security approached him in ...

 

Pastor charged with sexual abuse

A Delaware County pastor has been charged with sexually abusing a child, contact with a minor for the purpose of engaging in the sexual abuse of a child, and the criminal use of a communication facility, all felonies, as well as one count of corruption of a minor. In a press release, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer identified the suspect as Edward Lilly, 70, of ...

 

Police Log Oct. 21: Thefts, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks said they arrested Laurent LeVeque, 49, of Newtown Square following a car crash on Baltimore Pike on Oct. 16. The incident happened on Route one at Applied Card Way in Concord Township. Police said LeVeque was DUI. • Two people are being sought for an alleged retail theft at the Acme in ...

 

Police Log Oct. 14: Firearms stolen, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police said they arrested Demetrios Karakasidis, 47, of Chadds Ford for DUI following a crash on Evergreen Place in Chadds Ford Township. The report did not include crash details other than it happened at11:02 p.m. on Aug. 31. A 41-year-old woman, also of Chadds Ford, was the reported victim. • Ian Reynierse, ...

 

Police Log Oct. 7: Fatal hit and run

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks continue to look for a car and driver involved in a fatal hit and run on Route 202 Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 9:45 p.m. A motorist struck and killed a pedestrian near Pyle Road. According to a report, the striking vehicle is a platinum white, 2009 – 2010 Ford Edge in SEL or Limited trim level. This ...

 

Police Log Sept. 30: Indecent exposure, theft, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said they arrested a Garnet Valley High School teacher for inappropriate Internet interactions with a recent Garnet Valley graduate. The report identified the teacher as Derek Vattellana, 38, of Glenmore. The victim is an 18-year-old woman from Chester Heights. Charges against Vattellana include possession of ...

 

Police Log Sept. 23: Crashes, theft

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks will hold a child car seat safety inspection on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free inspection will be held in the parking lot of the Rocky Run YMCA, 1299 W. Baltimore Pike, Media. People are asked to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcomed. • Kimberly A. ...