Tredyffrin Searches for Home Invasion Suspect

Police says three suspects targeted their victims.

Tredyffrin Police are searching for a dangerous fugitive who police say took part in a home invasion in Paoli. Two other suspects in the case have already been captured and arrested.

Editor's Note: Tredyffrin Police provided the following information to the media. All suspects are considered not guilty until proved oterwise.

On Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at approx. 1230 hrs., Tredyffrin Twp. Police Department detectives, following up on a lead, identified and arrested the following subjects for a home invasion robbery:  Craig “Hubby” Brown, 33 years of age, of the 100 block of West Central Ave., Paoli, and Kenneth Owen Durrell, Jr., 30 years of age of the 900 block of Fairview Avenue, Wayne, PA.  A third subject, one-Dante Bruce Alston, 31 years of age of the 100 block of West Central Avenue remains at large.

Tredyffrin Twp. Police received information that three black males had forcibly entered an apartment located on Minor Avenue in the Paoli area of Tredyffrin Twp., during the early morning hours of Sunday, January 13th, 2013. The motive for the crime was robbery and an amount of US currency along with other items was taken.

The two above named subjects were arraigned before Magisterial District Judge James DeAngelo of District Court 15-3-01.  Brown and Durrell, Jr. were remanded to the Chester County Prison after failing to post $ 100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled  before Magisterial District Judge Analisa Sondergaard at the Chesterbrook District Court 15-4-01 on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 9 AM.

The Tredyffrin Twp. Police Department is asking for help in locating Dante Alston. He is a black male, 31 years of age, 5ft9 inches tall, and 180 lbs. He is known to frequent the Phoenixville and West Chester areas. If anyone is aware of his location, please do not approach him and contact your local police immediately.

Bob Byrne (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Rezzy, your comment has been deleted for violating Patch's terms of service. Also, this is not a story about national politics. You are welcome to post a blog on the topic you referenced. Thanks for using Patch.
Shawn Malone January 23, 2013 at 03:15 PM
They seem happy in their mug shots. The police need to take a page from Frank Rizzo when placing pieces of crap like this under arrest. I hope this is not pled down to disorderly conduct by the court appointed lawyers WE are paying for.
pam king January 23, 2013 at 03:38 PM
crap..you need to watch your wording these boys come from good upstanding middle class families..u dont know what their struggles or reasoning is, or addictions or anythins else..watch what you say..yes they are wrong but they are human beings just like you and I
Shawn Malone January 23, 2013 at 04:37 PM
Crap was a mild description for these criminals. You just don't get it, for that I only have pity for you.
justwondering January 23, 2013 at 07:25 PM
Good upstanding families? Addictions or struggles? Who gives a crap about their struggles....I do not. They failed to show the least amount of kindness to their victims and you are worried about them? Shame on you, Pam. This is not about class, or race or anything else. It is about men behaving badly and breaking the law and showing absolutely no regard for the safety of others. Save me your story about addiction......Plenty of us struggle with addiction every day - and we do not rob our neighbors.
kip full January 23, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Ignorant describes u perfectly. You just dont get it..facts first before assumptions how about we try that
cast4 January 23, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Interesting how this article is missing the same kind of responses the other burglary suspects got. Makes you wonder... http://te.patch.com/articles/two-suspects-arrested-in-string-of-burglaries
Shawn Malone January 23, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Now comes the race card, when all else fails.... A criminal is a criminal, the meth head burglars are crap humans just like the home invaders. I just found Patch today, or I would have commented on the burglars when their article first appeared.
cast4 January 23, 2013 at 09:24 PM
I'm not referencing your posts, I just find it interesting that several posters who posted multiple times in that article haven't yet posted in this one. Also interesting that the actual armed home invasion didn't make the news when it happened. If this happened in any other section of Tredyffrin other than the West Central or Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods, it would have been one of the top stories on the local news the next day.
Bob Byrne (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM
cast14: According to police this was a targeted home invasion, meaning the police believe the suspects knew the victims and targeted them for the alleged robbery. It happened at 3 a.m. and had police informed the news media about it at the time it would have been all over the news. While I do not know exactly what was behind the delay in releasing the information in this case, it is not uncommon for police departments all over the country to hold off on releasing information if there is a reason related to evidence or the search for a suspect. Again, I don't have specifics about the timing of the release of information but I will see if I can get an answer for you.
cast4 January 23, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Thanks Bob.
MD2013 January 24, 2013 at 04:20 AM
The meth head burglars....one is in prison in either Delaware or Montgomery county. I guess his family thought putting it on the other kid was good enough. Now he's in jail for additional robberies in another county. I think that the other went through an extensive and demanding drug rehab and has a job and is turning it around, not living around here as far as I know. Such a forgiving community. Drug seeking behavior. If you don't address the drug component, you are wasting your time. The courts have done zero as far as I can tell. Note that Dante Alston turned himself accompanied by his parents. 31 is 9 years older than 22.....so perhaps it's not race, it's age. Regardless, we have people robbing girl scouts at the Pathmark. And yet we fill an auditorium to address ways to make our schools safer. How about caring about our kids more? What goes around, comes around. Be careful about tossing that first stone. I hope these 3 men find the resources and strength to pull it together. It costs more to incarcerate them than to help them to begin with. Why aren't our schools open until 7:00 every day for kids of working parents?
dana January 24, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Oh dante smh that's my babies father guess he'll never get his life 2getherwith only ever met his son once but he has time to rob people wow!
CATTIME January 24, 2013 at 04:31 PM
@ justwondering..get ur facts straight please believe T/E POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT TELLING EVERYTHING.BOTH SIDES..THEY NEVER DO
CATTIME January 24, 2013 at 04:34 PM
so how much do we want to bet these three men are going to blamed for the other robberies that have been going on out there, whether they did it or not..cause thats how the law does out there...n these men are no strangers to T/E grown up there all their lives..cops kno them and there families
CATTIME January 24, 2013 at 04:36 PM
@ shawn malone..yea ok
CATTIME January 24, 2013 at 04:37 PM
are the police telling the public what the alleged victims were into??? no, stealin money..come on now
CATTIME January 24, 2013 at 04:40 PM
@ cast4.. absolutely right...thank you for making that point
CATTIME January 24, 2013 at 04:42 PM
thank you md2013..someone with sense
CATTIME January 24, 2013 at 04:45 PM
@ dana..go somewhere with that..nobody wants to here that..just as much his fault as yours u chose him to be your baby's father..choices..dante has been dante for years, so you knew what you were getting into dont' go there please
g spot April 03, 2013 at 06:05 PM
The victims are drug dealers, n also have guns at the time
g spot April 03, 2013 at 06:07 PM
maybe they were trying to get the drug dealers out. or maybe it was a drug deal went bad.
g spot April 03, 2013 at 06:08 PM
when people point the finger make sure you know there's two more fingers pointing back at you.


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