Monday, May 20, 2013
Officers William Czaplicki and Michael Birney were sworn in May 13.
Editor's note: The following information comes from the Tredyffrin Police Department. The Tredyffrin Twp. Police Department is pleased to announce the swearing in of two new officers this past Monday evening, May 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Magisterial District Judge Analisa Sondergaard of the Chesterbrook District Court presided over the process during the Tredyffrin Twp. Board of Supervisor’s Meeting in Keene Hall. Officer William Czaplicki, 28, most recently a corporal with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, where he served for over three years with specialties in Incident Command Systems, has an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Management and Planning. Czaplicki is a graduate of the Delaware County Police Academy. Officer Michael Birney, 33…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The teen faces felony charges, including rape of an unconscious victim.
The following information has been provided by the Tredyffrin Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Tredyffrin Police on Friday charged an Upper Darby man with rape and related offenses in connection with a sexual assault of a woman that occurred April 21 in the Chesterbrook section of the township. Ainsley Bonitto Jarrett Jr., 18, is in Chester County Prison after failing to post $75,000 cash bail. He faces seven felony charges, including rape of an unconscious victim. Jarrett is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Analisa Sondergaard on Friday morning.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The recognition for Brian Hughes, who investigated a series of thefts from elderly victims in 2012, comes from the Delaware Valley Association of Police Professionals.
Tredyffrin Police Detective Brian Hughes was recently honored with the Legion of Excellence Award for Chester County, which he received from the Delaware Valley Association of Police Professionals. Hughes is a 21-year member of the Tredyffrin Township Police Department. The award recognizes his exceptional investigative work in 2012, during which he caught the culprit behind a series of thefts from elderly residents of Highgate Assisted Living in Paoli, according to a press release from Tredyffrin Police (PDF): The release also gives some of Hughes' recent career highlights: “Detective Brian Hughes is truly an asset to our agency. His dedication to duty and service, which is the shared philosophy of the entire police department, has shown …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Also in the police reports, a Berwyn resident's identity is reported stolen.
The following information has been provided by the Tredyffrin Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Retail theft... On April 4, at 4:03 p.m., police responded to a report of theft in Gateway Shopping Center. A manager at the Staples reported that $380 worth of Apple brand products were missing from the store. A similar theft of Apple products occurred in late March at the same location. The case is under investigation. Theft... On March 4, at 7:18 p.m., police responded to a report of missing iPhone on Colket Lane in Devon. With the victim's help and the use of one of the phone's apps, police were able to track the phone to an address. Police plan to charge a juvenile with the theft. …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Anyone with information about the man, who reportedly told a child to get into his van last week, is asked to call police.
Tredyffrin Police on Friday released a composite sketch of a man who residents say attempted to lure a child into a van in Strafford last week. According to the press release from Tredyffrin Police: Police report that the driver called to a child "and told him to get in the van." The vehicle drove away when the children walked away, according to police. The driver is described as being 40 to 50 years old with black short cropped hair with bangs and light-colored eyes. One of the children told police he spoke with an accent. Subscribe to our daily newsletter | Follow us on Facebook | Follow us @TEPatch The minivan is described as looking similar to a Honda Odyssey with front and rear white license plates with red letters and numbers. Sun …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The victim reported receiving a hefty PECO bill from an account opened fraudulently, according to the police report.
The following information has been provided by the Tredyffrin Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Fraud/Identity Theft... On Friday at noon, police received a report of fraud and identity theft from a resident of the 400 block of Timber Lane in Devon. The complainant reported that while in the process of moving, a PECO account with a balance exceeding $900 had been fraudulently opened in the complainant's name. Possession... On Saturday, at 4:14 p.m., police pulled over a vehicle observed to be driving carelessly on Route 252. Upon contact with the driver, the odor of marijuana was present in the vehicle. The passenger admitted possessing marijuana and was subsequently arrested and …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tredyffrin Police are investigating the incident, which occurred at the Staples in Gateway Shopping Center.
The following information has been provided by the Tredyffrin Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Identity theft... On Thursday, at 10:11 a.m., police received a report from a person on Derring Dale in Wayne, who said an unknown person had attempted to open several fraudulent accounts at multiple banks, using the victim’s personal information. Retail theft... On Thursday, at 4 p.m., a manager at the Staples in Gateway Shopping Center reported that an unknown man stole more than $800 of Apple brand merchandise. The case is under investigation.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The 53-year-old woman, cited for vandalism, apparently doesn't take literally Robert Frost's famous words about good fences making good neighbors.
The following information has been provided by the Tredyffrin Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Theft... On Sunday at 3:40 p.m., a resident of Windsor Circle in Wayne reported that a wireless garage door opener had been stolen from the wall. Vandalism... On Monday at 7:51 a.m., police cited a 53-year-old woman for vandalism after she was observed pulling down her neighbor's fence on Kate's Glen in Paoli.
The incident reportedly happened Tuesday afternoon in the Deepdale neighborhood.
Tredyffrin Police are investigating a report that a man in a blue van attempted to lure children into the vehicle in the Deepdale section of Wayne this week. The van allegedly pulled into a driveway on Princeton Road around 5 p.m. Tuesday, and a man inside called children playing nearby to come over, according to Det. Todd Bereda. The man in the van is described as heavyset with dark hair, possibly speaking with an accent. He reportedly had plastic toys in the van. The make, model and tag of the van are unknown. Bereda said it's possible the incident was innocuous, but it could also be ominous. Police have stepped up patrols in the area, disseminated the information to patrol officers and neighborhood watch members, and are checking with …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Also, underage drinking charges were filed against three out-of-towners during a routine traffic stop, according to police.
The following information has been provided by the Tredyffrin Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Possession... On Wednesday, March 20, at 10 a.m., police charged a 30-year-old West Chester man with possession of a small amount of marijuana and careless driving, after he was pulled over for driving erratically. Criminal mischief... On Friday, March 22, at 4:11 p.m., a homeowner on the 400 block of North Valley Road in Paoli reported that someone had damaged a sign on the property and ripped fencing and covers intended to deter deer from trees. Disorderly conduct... On Saturday, March 23, at 7:01 p.m., a 32-year-old Wayne man was cited for disorderly conduct after he was overheard …