Press Release - July 2, 2019

HARASSMENT

6/13/19 – A 30 year old female from Norristown, PA was charged with Harassment following a domestic altercation.

ASSAULT

6/13/19 – Police charged Deanne Browne, 32, of Wayne, PA with the following crimes after she was involved in a domestic incident: Endangering the Welfare of a Child; Recklessly Endangering Another Person; Simple Assault causing Bodily Injury and Harassment.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

6/14/19 – McDonald’s Restaurant on Swedesford Road in Berwyn. Police charged Charles Carr, 49, of Malvern, PA with the following crimes after he created a disturbance in the restaurant and threatened employees with a baseball bat: Possession of an Instrument of Crime; Disorderly Conduct; Harassment; Criminal Mischief; Simple Assault.

PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS

6/17/19 – Gateway Shopping Center. A 31 year old woman from Collingswood, NJ was charged with Public Drunkenness after she was observed to be visibly intoxicated and laying in the mulch.

WALLET THEFT

6/20/19 – First Watch Restaurant in Gateway Shopping Center. The victim had her wallet stolen while she was dining in the restaurant.

PURSE THEFT

6/20/19 – Panera Bread in Gateway Shopping Center. The victim had her purse stolen while she was dining in the restaurant. Police remind residents to never leave purses and/or wallets unattended for any length of time – whether hanging on the chair in a restaurant or leaving in a shopping cart in a store. It takes seconds for thieves to take your belongings.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

6/21/19 – Bear Hill Road in Paoli. Police charged a 26 year old woman from Malvern, PA and a 29 year old woman from Phoenixville, PA with Disorderly Conduct during a traffic stop.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT

6/22/19 – Route 252 in Paoli. Police charged a 47 year old woman from Malvern, PA with Disorderly Conduct during a traffic stop.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD ARRESTS

6/23/19 – Route 202. During a traffic stop, police detected the odor of marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle’s interior which produced a magnetic credit card scanner (commonly used for manipulating a credit card’s magnetic strip), several bottles of high-end liquor, multiple credit cards, gift cards and receipts. Each male had a “purse” around their necks which were then searched. Contents included: thousands in cash, receipts, gift cards, multiple checks written to various businesses from different states, a digital marijuana scale and a hotel room key. Officers were able to scan/check the credit cards and gift cards which showed different card numbers than what were displayed on the cards, with damage/tampering of the chips. The following individuals were charged with the following crimes: Taaj Hudson, 21, of Stockbridge, GA – Credit Card Use/Stolen Credit Cards; Possession of an Instrument of Crime; Tyreke Woods, 18, of Stockbridge, GA – Possession of a Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia; Kuweka Lucas, 20, of Downingtown, PA - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia. The vehicle was taken to a secured area pending a search warrant.  

PHONE SCAM

6/24/19 – A possible phone scam was reported to police. The reporting party stated that a person claiming to be from Tredyffrin Police Department called to thank her for the donation and repeatedly asked if she was in fact the donor to which she replied yes. Police wanted to alert residents of this type of scam – attempting to record your voice and later using it for fraudulent purposes. Tredyffrin Township Police Department does not have people calling for donations.  

RETAIL THEFT

6/25/19 – Target store in Strafford. Kendra Evans, 31, of Philadelphia, PA was charged with Retail Theft after she concealed merchandise in her bag which was not paid for.

THEFT

6/26/19 – CVS Pharmacy in Strafford. The store’s asset protection manager reported that an employee had conducted several fraudulent returns for cash transactions totaling $1068 over the course of at least 6 months. The employee – Quyen Carter, 55, of Devon, PA was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.

ANIMAL NEGLECT

6/27/19 – Target store parking lot in Strafford. Police were dispatched to the report of a dog left in vehicle. Multiple witnesses verified that the vehicle was not running, only having windows cracked on a day where temperatures were in excess of 90 degrees. Attempts to locate the owner inside were unsuccessful before police were called. Upon arrival, officers contacted the store’s asset protection leader to obtain video surveillance of the parking lot. The video showed that the dog’s owner was in the store for 31 minutes. The owner – Naomi Roopchand, 28, of Phoenixville, PA was charged with Neglect of Animals.

RETAIL THEFT

6/28/19 – Target store in Strafford. Imani Johnson-Riddick, 20, of Philadelphia, PA was charged with Retail Theft after she concealed merchandise in her bag which was not paid for.

  THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS WERE ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THE LAB RESULTS AND/OR CHEMICAL BREATH TESTING HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY VERIFIED AND DETERMINED TO BE UNFIT TO OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE SAFELY ON THE ROADWAY.

Matthew Dinnocenzo, 25, of Mendon, MA - Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was .103% and marijuana was present in his system.

Koran Prince, 27, of Ambler, PA – BAC was .210%