Po­lit­i­cal sign stolen from yard

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - Staff Re­port

DOWN­ING­TOWN >> It’s the time of the year that po­lit­i­cal signs go miss­ing.

Be­tween 4 and 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 21 a po­lit­i­cal cam­paign sign was stolen from the front yard in the 400 block of Donofrio Drive, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port. The sign was given free of charge, how­ever, the home­owner had made a $5 do­na­tion at the time of re­ceiv­ing it.

Re­tail theft

Down­ing­town po­lice said Jon Becker, 54, of Down­ing­town, was an em­ployee of Dick’s Sport­ing Goods at 1026 East Lan­caster Av­enue in East Caln prior to turn­ing him­self in to po­lice for re­tail theft on Oct. 21. Po­lice said Becker al­legedly pe­ri­od­i­cally took items from Dick’s with­out pay­ing for them. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port, items taken in­clude: a Moul­trie trail cam­era ($200), five boxes of var­i­ous am­mu­ni­tion ($245), an Ugly Stick fish­ing rod ($20). All items to­tal $464. Becker was ter­mi­nated, is­sued a tres­pass no­tice from Dick’s and is charged with re­tail theft, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Theft

Down­ing­town po­lice re­ceived a theft re­port at 10:35 a.m. on Oct. 7 that items were taken from a ve­hi­cle parked in the 200 block of West Lan­caster Av­enue. The ve­hi­cle owner re­ported that four tools and a pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion bot­tle were taken from his ve­hi­cle some­time dur­ing the pre­vi­ous night. The tools in­clude a Cir­cu­lar Saw val­ued at $170, Jig­saw at $260, Air Nailer Kit at $250 and Cord­less Drill at $129. It was found that the ve­hi­cle‘s pas­sen­ger side win­dow had been left open, po­lice said, mak­ing ac­cess eas­ier.

Down­ing­town po­lice said Bran­don Eric Thomas, 25 of Down­ing­town, was charged on Oct. 14 with theft, re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty and ac­cess de­vice fraud. Thomas al­legedly stole a fam­ily mem­ber’s credit card and used it mul­ti­ple times be­tween Sept. 22 and Sept. 28 at CVS at 751 West Lan­caster Av­enue to ob­tain pre-paid cards.

Down­ing­town po­lice said Jef­frey C. To­bel­mann, 29, of Coatesville, al­legedly walked out of Home De­pot at 965 East Lan­caster Av­enue with items he had not paid for at 1:15 p.m. on Oct. 8. When ap­proached by an As­set Pro­tec­tion Spe­cial­ist, To­bel­mann re­port­edly ad­mit­ted to steal­ing the items, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port. Items stolen in­clude one Mil­wau­kee Hole Hawg at $299; two Husky 3/8 inch Im­pact Wrenches at $120. The to­tal is $419. Po­lice said To­bel­mann is charged with re­tail theft.

Crim­i­nal mis­chief to a ve­hi­cle

A busi­ness owner in East Caln re­ported that some­time be­tween 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. a ve­hi­cle had its front pas­sen­ger side win­dow bro­ken out with a thrown rock. The rock was dis­cov­ered in­side the ve­hi­cle. The win­dow is

val­ued at $250.

Drug charges

Down­ing­town po­lice

said Jes­sica J. Dis­te­fano, 32, of Down­ing­town, is charged with drug vi­o­la­tions fol­low­ing of­fi­cers hav­ing been called to East Caln for an on­go­ing do­mes­tic at 7 p.m. on Oct13. While in the res­i­dence, of­fi­cers said they ob­served two bags of a sub­stance

be­lieved to be mar­i­juana. When asked who it be­longed to, both oc­cu­pants stated it re­port­edly be­longed to Dis­te­fano, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Down­ing­town po­lice said Ak­i­laj Sabah Jones, 22, of West Ch­ester, was

stopped in the 300 block of West Lan­caster Av­enue at 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 9 be­cause her ve­hi­cle had a light out. Upon speak­ing with Jones, the of­fi­cer said they de­tected an odor of mar­i­juana em­a­nat­ing from the ve­hi­cle. When ques­tioned about the odor, Jones re­port­edly ad­mit­ted she had mar­i­juana and showed it to the of­fi­cer, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port. Jones is be­ing charged with drug vi­o­la­tions.

War­rant

Down­ing­town po­lice said Ti­mothy Lee Ja­cobs, Se­nior, 44, of Down­ing­town, was in­volved in an ac­ci­dent at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the in­ter­sec­tion of Rail­road Al­ley and Viaduct Av­enue. Of­fi­cers found that Ja­cobs had out­stand­ing bench war­rants and took him into cus­tody to turn him over to the con­sta­bles, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

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