Press Release - June 20, 2018

RESIDENT AWARENESS: Thefts from vehicles are more frequent in the warmer months. Police remind residents to lock their vehicles at all times, even in driveways! NEVER leave valuables in the vehicles – especially checkbooks, identification, passports, etc. Thieves look for anything out in the open such as purses left on the seat. It takes seconds to have your window smashed and belongings stolen. This includes trail parking lots, shopping centers and day care centers. Don’t be a victim!

THEFT ARREST

5/26/18 – 1700 block of Jennings Way in Paoli. The victim reported several pieces of jewelry had gone missing over the last few months. After an investigation was conducted, officers identified the actor, who was the house cleaner. Regina Collins, 37, of Norristown, PA was subsequently charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property. 

THEFT FROM VEHICLE

6/1/18 – 1400 block of Valley Forge Rd in Wayne. The victim reported items which included loose change, charger, radio adapter and cigarettes stolen from their unlocked vehicle.

ASSAULT

6/1/18 – 1300 block of Eaves Spring Rd in Malvern. Police charged Timothy Kelley, 43, of Malvern, PA with the following crimes: Strangulation, Simple Assault and Harassment after a domestic dispute. 

PICKPOCKET – WALLET THEFT

6/5/18 – Whole Foods store in Wayne. The victim reported their wallet stolen from their purse while shopping in the store. The wallet included credit cards which were fraudulently used at Rite Aid, Micro Center and Best Buy. The case is under investigation. 

POLICE WARN RESIDENTS NOT TO LEAVE THEIR PURSES OR WALLETS IN CARTS WHILE SHOPPING AND NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THEM. IT ONLY TAKES SECONDS FOR A THIEF TO STEAL IT WHILE THEIR PARTNER STRIKES UP A “FRIENDLY” CONVERSATION WITH YOU ABOUT FOOD PRODUCTS.

POSSESSION

6/9/18 – Russell Road in Paoli. During a traffic stop, police charged Michael Peays, 26, of Paoli, PA with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and Paraphernalia. 

PICKPOCKET

6/11/18 – Panera Bread in Gateway Shopping Center. The victim reported their credit cards stolen from their purse while dining in the restaurant. The cards were fraudulently used at Target and attempted at Game Stop. The care is under investigation.

ASSAULT

6/11/18 – Old Forge Crossing in Devon. Police charged Anthony Vaccaro, 31, of Devon, PA with the following crimes after a domestic dispute: Simple Assault; Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.

POSSESSION

6/13/18 - Home Properties of Devon. Police charged Brian Hernandez, 22, of Brooklyn, NY with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest.

SHOPLIFTING

6/14/18 – Paoli Acme store. Police charged Kevin Whaley-Blake, 18, Natalie Rossi, 20, of Malvern, PA and Brittany Yates, 20, of Devon, PA with Retail Theft and Underage Drinking after they fled the store without paying for items.

TERRORISTIC THREATS

6/14/18 – Keystone Avenue in Paoli. Police charged Ferdinand Ramos, 36, of Philadelphia, PA with Terroristic Threats and Harassment after making alarming and threatening comments to the victim via phone and text.

ASSAULT

6/16/18 – Fernfield Circle in Wayne. Benjamin Anthony, 18, of Wayne, Pa was charged with Simple Assault and Harassment following a domestic dispute.

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.

Ryan Budinger, 28, of Birchrunville, PA - Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was .142%

Robert Pope, 59, of Audubon, PA – BAC was .140%

Ryan Shaughnessy, 29, of Norristown, PA – BAC was .163%