Thieves steal book bag containing Bible
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.
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.