Po­lice: Car found af­ter keys left in ig­ni­tion

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Adam Farence afarence@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @afarence on Twit­ter

EAST BRANDY­WINE >> Po­lice re­cov­ered a stolen ve­hi­cle af­ter its owner left the keys in the ig­ni­tion Tues­day evening.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, they were dis­patched to a res­i­dence in the 1300 block of Horse­shoe Pike for a re­port of a stolen ve­hi­cle.

The owner told po­lice he parked his Ford Fu­sion in his drive­way and left the keys in the ig­ni­tion be­fore go­ing into his home.

When he went to get his car about 45 min­utes later, it was gone.

Po­lice said that while they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the stolen car, they re­ceived another call for a “sus­pi­cious Ford Fu­sion” in the area of Grove­hill Court.

Po­lice stopped the ve­hi­cle at the in­ter­sec­tion of North Guthriesville Road and Brookhaven Road and ar­rested the driver, Jac­que­line Lee, 48, of West Ch­ester, af­ter the car owner ver­i­fied he did not know Lee, and that he had not per­mit­ted her to take his car, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Lee was charged with theft by un­law­ful tak­ing, unau­tho­rized use of mo­tor ve­hi­cles and re­lated charges. She was ar­raigned be­fore Mag­is­te­rial Dis­trict Judge Nancy Gill. Bail was set at $25,000 and she was re­leased on re­cog­ni­zance.

Her pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is set for Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. be­fore Mag­is­te­rial Dis­trict Judge Jef­frey Valoc­chi.

Po­lice said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing, and ask any­one who may have wit­nessed the in­ci­dent to call 610-269-4300.

The following re­ports were re­leased by state and lo­cal po­lice.


Dayon Pin­der, 39, of West Ch­ester, was charged with ter­ror­is­tic threats and ha­rass­ment, af­ter al­legedly shout­ing to another per­son walk­ing in the 300 block of Han­num Av­enue: “I’ma get you, I’ma get you,” while making a hand ges­ture of shoot­ing a gun, po­lice said.


Dom­nic Otieno Odida, 48, of Down­ing­town, was charged with DUI shortly af­ter mid­night Oct. 19. Po­lice said they stopped a 2016 gray Toy­ota Camry af­ter al­legedly com­mit­ting a traf­fic vi­o­la­tion on the Route 202 south­bound off-ramp for the Route 30 By­pass.


San­dra Lee McA­nany, 63, of Honey Brook Town­ship, was charged with DUI shortly af­ter 7 p.m. Oct. 6, af­ter po­lice in­ves­ti­gated a one-ve­hi­cle crash near Cupola Road at Horse­shoe Pike.

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