Thieves steal book bag con­tain­ing Bi­ble

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

COATESVILLE >> Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a theft re­port where the two al­leged rob­bers stole a book bag con­tain­ing a Bi­ble.

Coatesville po­lice re­sponded to the 800 block of Coates Street on Nov. 1 at 10:40 p.m. where a 23-yearold vic­tim re­ported that he was punched in the face and then robbed of his book bag by two un­known sus­pects. His book bag only con­tained his Bi­ble. The sus­pects re­port­edly fled west­bound on Coates Street. Po­lice searched the area, but did not find the sus­pects.

The vic­tim de­scribed the sus­pects to po­lice as black males, both were wear­ing all black or dark cloth­ing with hood­ies cov­er­ing their heads. The vic­tim re­fused med­i­cal treat­ment.

Driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence

Down­ing­town po­lice said Jes­sica Madge Smith, 39, of West Ch­ester, was lo­cated in the area of Bell Tav­ern Road and Tru­man Way in East Caln at 8:40 p.m. on Nov. 1 after po­lice had re­ceived calls about a fe­male driv­ing er­rat­i­cally as she left the Wawa park­ing lot. As of­fi­cers ap­proached Smith, they said it was ap­par­ent that she was dazed and con­fused. Po­lice said her speech was slow, de­lib­er­ate and shaky, while her eyes ap­peared to be hazy. When asked if she had been drink­ing or had taken any drugs, Smith re­port­edly ad­mit­ted to hav­ing done so, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port. Smith was placed into cus­tody and is charged with al­legedly driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of con­trolled sub­stances, along with mul­ti­ple traf­fic vi­o­la­tions.

Re­tail theft

Down­ing­town po­lice re­ceived a re­tail theft re­port from Wawa at 100 Boot Road in East Caln at 11:15 p.m. on Nov. 1 that took place ap­prox­i­mately a half hour ear­lier. An un­known sus­pect had taken two boxes of 12-count Kcups cof­fee val­ued at $9.99 and re­port­edly left the store with­out hav­ing paid for them. Wit­nesses de­scribed the sus­pect as a tall black male, medium build, with a black goa­tee and mous­tache, wear­ing a gray jacket, gray pants with a light gray hooded sweat­shirt un­der the jacket and a black knit hat.


Down­ing­town po­lice re­ceived a re­port that some­time be­tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. a ve­hi­cle that was parked in the park­ing lot area of 150 East Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue was bro­ken into on Oct. 28. The ve­hi­cle’s driver re­turned to find the front pas­sen­ger side win­dow was shat­tered. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port, miss­ing from the ve­hi­cle was a Louis Vit­ton purse val­ued at $1,000. It con­tained a Michael Kohrs wal­let val­ued at $50 along with a driv­ers li­cense and sev­eral credit cards.

Coatesville po­lice said while they were pro­cess­ing a homi­cide crime scene on Oct. 3 that Ernest Joint was re­port­edly ob­served walk­ing through the crime scene which had been roped off with crime scene tape. Po­lice said when they ques­tioned Joint, 24, of Ken­nett Square, that he re­port­edly be­came irate with po­lice. Joint was taken into cus­tody for dis­or­derly con­duct.

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