Police probe attempted burglary
WEST CALN >> West Caln police ask for the public’s assistance in identifying the alleged suspects in a burglary that occurred Oct. 28 in the 400 block of South Bonsall Road.
According to police, the victim said he was contacted by a neighbor who reported that someone was banging on the victim’s front door.
Police said the neighbor responded to the victim’s residence, where he noticed a black man and white woman in their late teens or early 20s running from the residence.
Police said the suspects left the area in a maroon vehicle believed to be a Chevrolet Malibu.
Police ask anyone with or requesting information to contact Detective Tony Sparano at 610-384-3115 ext. 154, and reference incident number P16067854.
A Downingtown man reportedly assaulted police officers and kicked the window out of a police car after getting placed under arrest.
At about 9:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to a report of an assault in the 1300 block of Horseshoe Pike.
There, police attempted to place Brandon Michael Conlon, 22, of Downingtown, into custody after observing injuries on the victim and speaking with him.
According to police, Conlan allegedly verbally abused police officers and demanded they leave the residence when they tried to speak with him, and became physically combative with officers when they told him he was under arrest.
Police said after they put Conlan in a police car and attempted to finish the investigation, he reportedly kicked the window out of one of the doors, and had to be further restrained.
Officers said they took Conlan to the Coatesville Police Department for housing. Officers and Conlan needed to get examined by medical personnel for injuries.
On Tuesday, Conlan was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Grover E. Koon at about 9:30 a.m., and was remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $50,000 cash bail.
According to police, Conlan has a preliminary hearing set before Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey J. Valocchi on Nov. 16.
According to online court documents, Conlan is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of simple assault, resisting arrest and institutional vandalism, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and harassment.
West Caln police also ask for the public’s assistance with a theft incident.
Lawn equipment tools, along with a large amount of fuel, were taken from the 100 block of Reservoir Road on or about Sept. 17, according to West Caln police.
Video surveillance shows a white, two-door pickup truck believed to be a Ford Ranger at the location of the incident.
Police said the truck appears to have dark paint or trim along the bottom portion of the truck along with black rims, and the driver appears to be a white man.
Attempts to find the vehicle and driver have been unsuccessful, police said.
Police ask anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the West Caln Police Department at 610-384-3115.
Brandon K. Riehl, 23, of Narvon, was charged with drug possession and related offenses at 4 a.m. Oct. 29 along East First Avenue. Mindy C. Coleman, 42, of Coatesville, was charged with DUI and related offenses at 1 a.m. Oct. 30 along East First Avenue. William H. Griffith, 49, of Parkesburg, was charged with fleeing and eluding police, DUI and related offenses, at 11 p.m. Oct. 29 on Parke Avenue. Rhonda E. Walker, 46, of Parkesburg, was charged with fleeing and eluding police, driving with a suspended license and related traffic offenses at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 on North Church Street. Robert A. Kaplan, 59, of Livingston, New Jersey, was charged with theft, passing a bad check and related offenses after a police investigation into the theft of stock from the Arbor Gleen Nursery in Highland on Oct. 28. Kaplan is being held in New Jersey, pending his return to Pennsylvania.
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Anyone with information about the attempted burglary in the 400 block of South Bonsall Road is asked to call West Caln Detective Tony Sparano at 610-384-3115 ext. 154. Police said the suspects left the area in a maroon vehicle believed to be a Chevrolet Malibu.