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DUI: On January 21, 2017 Kennett Township Police were driving in a marked police vehicle in the area of the 400 block of Greenwood Road. The officer observed a blue Chevrolet Avalanche violating the sections set forth in the PA Vehicle Code Title 75. The officer stopped the vehicle and after investigation of the driver, Philip Eckman, age 59, of Kennett Square, PA he was placed under arrest for driving under the influence.

Vehicle Crash: On January 21, 2017 Kennett Township Police responded to the 1100 block of Kaolin Road for a single vehicle crash. It was determined that a black Toyota Camry driven by Xiao Tan, age 37, of Newark, DE attempted to negotiate the bend in the roadway, slid and struck an embankment. The vehicle flipped onto its roof and then landed with the wheels back on the ground. No injuries were sustained during the crash. The vehicle was towed from the location.

Kennett Township would like to thank all residents and good samaritans that notified the Police department on January 23, 2017 of trees down, wires down and roadways being blocked due to the poor weather conditions. It is because of calls like this that we are able to assist you as quickly as possible and get things back to normal. Thank you all and please do not hesitate to ever call 911! We are here to protect and serve you.

The Kennett Township Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017