Police

Police Log July 26: Theft, accidents, DUIs

• State police from the Avondale barracks said Marian A. Langerak, 59, of Wilmington, was cited following a two-vehicle accident on School House Road near Longwood Road in East Marlborough Township on July 22. A report said Langerak crossed into the oncoming traffic lane. No injuries were reported. • Police arrested two women who allegedly robbed the East Marlborough ...

 
 

Elephant tranquilizer now in Chester County

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and Chester County Coroner’s Office announced that the presence of carfentanil, a synthetic narcotic used to tranquilize elephants, has been confirmed in a Chester County overdose death.  As a result of that overdose death, a Phoenixville man has been arrested by the Phoenixville Borough Police Department for Drug ...

 

Police Log July 19: Accidents, DUIs, assault

• Alberto R. Guzman, 39, of Wilmington, was cited after a one-vehicle accident on Springdell Road in West Marlborough Township on July 14. A state police report said Guzman was driving south on Springdell south of Rokeby Road when the Mercury Mountaineer he was driving left the roadway, traveled into a ditch and then struck a tree and a metal pole. • Pennsylvania ...

 

Police Log July 12: Assault; accidents; theft

• State police said Nicholas Ranalli, of Pocopson, was arrested for simple assault after he reportedly struck a vehicle with a baseball bat at the intersection of Routes 82 and 926 in East Marlborough Township. According to a report, Ranalli was stopped at the light shortly after 8 a.m. on May 25 when he exited his vehicle with the bat and swung at the car that was ...

 

Police Log July 5: DUIs; retail theft; terroristic threat

• A 49-year-old woman from Kennett Square was arrested for DUI on Route 926 in East Marlborough Township on Sunday, July 2. State police said the woman, who was not named in the report, had recently switched places with the passenger who had been driving because she believed the other person was intoxicated. Police found marijuana and a marijuana vape pen in the ...

 

Police Log June 28: Retail theft; accidents; DUI

• Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints during the July 4 weekend beginning Friday, June 30. • State police from the Media barracks said one driver was believed injured in a two-car accident on Concord Road on June 5. A report said one vehicle was on Spring Valley Road attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Concord Road but failed ...

 

Police Log June 21: Thefts, DUIs

• Charges are pending against two juveniles who allegedly stole seven laptop computers from Garnet Valley Elementary and Garnet Valley Middle schools on June 9. • The driver of a Freightliner truck was cited for excessive speed after he rear-ended two vehicles that were stopped at a red light on Route 1 at Cheyney Road on June 6. • A 30-year-old woman from ...

 

Police Log June 14: Assaults, drug busts

Southern Chester County Regional Police  • Nicholas J. Slish, 26, of Morgantown, was arrested and charged with possessing a prohibited offensive weapon and with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act, police said in a press release. On May 17, at approximately 9:01 p.m., police located a vehicle parked at the New Garden Township Park ...

 

Police Log June 7: Child abuse; firearm found; hoax; stabbing

• State police from the Media barracks arrested a woman for DUI, possession of illegal drugs and an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop on Route 202 at 9:48 a.m. on May 30. Police did nit identify the woman in the press release. • Police are investigating a found firearm in Chadds Ford Township. A report said an employee at Shemin Nursery found the weapon ...

 

Fugitive taken into custody

The Chester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, working with the U.S. Marshals, took the man accused of sucker-punching a person with cerebral palsy into custody on Monday morning, June 5, at approximately 8 a.m. in Uwchlan Township. Barry Baker, 29, of Georgetown, De., is accused of assaulting the victim outside the ...

 

Investigation at St. Cornelius

***UPDATED 9:57 a.m., June 2*** Pennsylvania State Police will only confirm that there is an investigation involving St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford Township but have not gone into any detail other than to say a search warrant was executed Wednesday. Several news reports have said a package arrived at the church on Ridge Road addressed to Msgr. Gregory Parlante. ...