Coatesville police investigate 2 burglaries
Coatesville police are investigating two burglaries that occurred during the season of Thanksgiving.
Police are investigating two burglaries that occurred during the season of Thanksgiving.
Coatesville police responded on Thanksgiving on Nov. 24 at about 11:55 p.m. to the 100 block of North Second Avenue for a report of a burglary. The victim advised police that the suspect stole medication and nearly $200 in cash. Police said they believe the suspect “would have easily been seen gaining access” into the residence.
Coatesville police also responded on Nov. 22 at about 6 a.m. to the 300 block of West Lincoln Highway for a report of a burglary. The suspect damaged the property inside the establishment and stole money, according to the police report.
Both burglaries are under investigation. Police ask that anyone with information about either incident to contact the Coatesville Police Department at 610-384-2300. The following reports were released by Coatesville police.
• Coatesville police said they responded to a report of a Hispanic man throwing beer bottles at a residence in the 700 block of East Lincoln Highway on Nov. 23 at about 9:15 p.m. Police said they observed that two windows on the front of the house had been smashed out. A victim told police that they did not recognize the Hispanic man who reportedly yelled profanities before he threw the beer bottles at their home, according to the report. The man fled the area prior to police arriving. Police checked the area but were unable to find the suspect.
• Coatesville police received a report on Nov. 28 at about 8 a.m. that change and vehicle parts were stolen from a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Buttonwood Street. Police ask anyone with information to contact them.
• Coatesville police said they observed Thomas Lawrence reportedly make a drug transaction at a gas station in the 600 block of East Lincoln Highway on Nov. 27 at 3:45 a.m. Police said Lawrence allegedly was in possession of crack cocaine. Police took Lawrence, 33, of Coatesville, into custody and he was sent to Chester County Prison after he failed to post bail, according to the report.
• Coatesville police said they conducted a drug investigation on an occupied vehicle in the 300 block of Charles Street on Nov. 27 at about 11:40 p.m. Police said Kelly Conway reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana, according to the report. Police said they found a plastic vial reportedly containing suspected marijuana and a burnt blunt. Police took Conway, 19, of Coatesville, into custody and she was released pending summons, according to the report.
• Coatesville police said they came into contact with Darius Carter, the driver of a disabled vehicle on Nov. 26 at about 11:40 p.m. in the 600 block of East Harmony Street. Police said they detected an odor of marijuana reportedly coming from inside Carter’s vehicle. Carter admitted to police that he had marijuana in his car, according to police. When officers found the drugs, they took Carter, 21, of Coatesville, into custody and he was released pending summons, according to the report.
• A Coatesville police officer said on Nov. 23 at about 10 a.m. he observed Richard Milbourne, who has a warrant out for failing to appear at a court proceeding. Police took Milbourne, 51, of Coatesville, into custody without incident in the unit block of South First Avenue, according to the report. He was remanded to Chester County Prison.
• Coatesville police said Armando Lemus, 32, of Coatesville, was taken into custody by Tredyffrin police on Nov. 23 for an active felony assault warrant out of Coates-
ville. He was arraigned and released upon posting bail, according to the report.
• A Coatesville police officer said he came into contact with Lamar Johnson on Nov. 22 in the 100 block of North Fourth Avenue at about 1 p.m. Police said they discovered that Johnson had an active warrant for his arrest for probation violations. Johnson, 28, was taken into custody
without incident, according to the report.
• Coatesville police officers attempted to serve a warrant in the 100 block of South Fourth Avenue on Nov. 21 at about 9 p.m. when they said they observed marijuana on the window sill inside the home. Police confiscated the drugs. At that time, police said Rasheeda Akbar reportedly attempted to grab the marijuana back from the officer. Police said they took Akbar, of Coatesville, into custody for obstruction. Police noted that the warrant was for another person.