- According to reports from the , Ryan Tuturice, of the 1500 block of Powell Street, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia Friday, Jan. 13. Police were dispatched to Powell and Freedly streets for a report of a pedestrian hit-and-run accident. Tuturice reported to police that a red Ford Taurus struck him and his hand hit the window. Tuturice was checked by emergency medical services and he reportedly suffered no apparent injury. Police stated he had extremely dilated pupils and had little to no reaction to the officer’s flashlight. Police then asked Tuturice if he had "anything" on him, to which he replied no. Tuturice then asked for a ride to a local homeless shelter. Police told him he would have to be searched before he could enter the patrol car. Tuturice reportedly told police that he had a needle. The needle was capped and Tuturice allegedly produced a plastic bag containing four more needles. He was then taken into custody and transported to the police station to be processed. He was then released and summoned by mail.
- A victim reported to police that a known individual kicked both side mirrors off of her vehicle Friday, Jan. 13. The victim told police the accused came up to her 1996 Chevrolet Blazer while she was parked on the 800 block of Stanbridge Street and allegedly told her to put her window down. When she exited her vehicle, he allegedly spat on her and unsuccessfully attempted to hit her. When police arrived on the scene, the accused reportedly already left. Police observed the mirrors hanging from the vehicle and state the victim still had spit on her neck. The victim was advised how to obtain a protection from abuse order and received a victim services form and application.
Execution of Search Warrant
- Police executed a search warrant for a residence on the 100 block of West Main Street. Upon arrival, officers came in contact with Amber Simone and Matthew Gethers, who were exiting the premises. They were detained for officer safety prior to detectives making a forced entry into the residence. Upon searching the residence, detectives reportedly located approximately seven grams of cocaine, marijuana and drug packaging supplies. They also located a .38 caliber revolver. Gethers allegedly was in possession of several packets of cocaine and reportedly has a criminal history of drug delivery. Both individuals were arrested and charged with firearm and drug charges. The apartment was heated with a gas stove that could not be shut off. The fire department was called to turn it off. A call was made to code enforcement, which condemned the home.
- Woodrow T. Ayers, of the 7200 block of Kelly Drive, was charged with driving while under the influence, driving while operation privilege is revoked suspended or revoked, registration and certificate of title required and accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle or property Monday, Jan. 16. Police were dispatched to the 6500 block of Kelly Drive for a report of a hit-and-run accident/ Police spoke with a witness who said he was walking his dog in the parking lot and observed a beige 2007 Subaru Tribeca driving erratically. The vehicle reportedly careened toward him and partially jumped the curb — almost hitting him. According to the report, the vehicle continued on and hit a legally parked vehicle, which caused damage to the driver-side rear quarter. The driver then fled the scene. While police were conducting their accident investigation, they reportedly saw the above vehicle drive by the scene. Police then pulled the vehicle over at which point officers came into contact with Ayers. Police state he had very red eyes and a check of his documents revealed an expired and registration and suspended license. Ayers was then taken to the hospital for a chemical blood alcohol content test and his vehicle was towed. Police state he attempted to sit down on a bench but slipped off the edge of the seat and fell face first onto the floor, sustaining a bad abrasion to the forehead.
- Stephen F. Barfield, of the 900 block of West Main Street, was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct Monday, Jan. 16. Police were called to the 700 block of Chain Street for a report of a highly intoxicated individual attempting to open the caller’s vehicle door. Police made contact with Barfield on the scene, who police state appeared to be highly intoxicated. He was taken into custody and held.
- Zachary W. Bare, of the 500 block of Heather Street in Exton, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct Saturday, Jan .14. Police responded to a report of a disturbance on the 00 block of East Wood Street. Upon arrival, they reportedly heard arguing coming from the residence. Police said the victim appeared to be scared and did not want to give information, but also did not want police to leave. Bare reportedly was uncooperative with police and would not give his name, but admitted to police that he was intoxicated. He also allegedly refused to answer inquiries by officials if had any weapons on him. Police then patted him down and recovered a knife. Police stated Bare then clenched his fists, began breathing heavily and had an aggressive posture. Bare reportedly resisted attempts to handcuff him, but after a brief struggle, police were able to detain him. He then allegedly attempted to spit on police and said he don’t give an [expletive] about police. The victim told police she met Bare on Facebook and that he had been at her residence for three days. Bare was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
- Ayomal Y. Nanayakkara, of the 50 block of East Roberts Street, was arrested for aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering and harassment Friday, Jan. 13. Police arrived at on the 900 block of East Main Street for a report of assault. Nanayakkara was reportedly locked inside and admitted having a dispute with the victim, but denied having assaulted her. He was taken into custody for probable cause. He was processed at the police station and held for arraignment.
- Louise Jordan, of the 2200 block of North Lambert Street in Philadelphia, was charged with two felony counts of forgery, criminal conspiracy, bad checks and theft by deception Friday, Jan. 13. Police were dispatched to the on the 00 block of West Main Street for suspicion of an individual allegedly attempting to cash a bad check. Upon arrival, police spoke with a pawn shop employee, who pointed out Jordan as the accused. The employee told police he became suspicious when he observed the check to be issued by “Manayunk Advertising Company” because another shop employee had experience with prior checks issued by that company. The employee never gave cash to Jordan. When police made contact with Jordan, she reportedly immediately became flustered, stumbled over words and admitted the check in question was fraudulent. She was placed under arrest, transported to municipal hall and held for arraignment. The check in question was reportedly for $822.76.
- Andrew Gordon, of the 1300 block of Harding Boulevard, was charged with identity theft, theft by deception and access device fraud Friday, Jan. 13. Police received a call from an employee of In Music Sales, who said someone identifying himself as Sam Brown used a stolen credit card to make a purchase. The purchase occurred Jan.6. The purchase was for a for a refurbished NS7 DJ unit for $1,094. The equipment was reportedly delivered to Gordon’s address. When police went there with a search warrant, Gordon reportedly told police the equipment in the basement was his. The device was reportedly found in there.
- Jose Cortes-Jimenez, of the 400 block of East Spruce Street, was cited for harassment Friday, Jan. 13. Police responded to the 300 block of West Elm Street for a report of a disturbance. Cortes-Jimenez reportedly threw food at a server after she allegedly put in a wrong order. Cortes-Jimenez also allegedly harassed victim verbally. Cortes-Jimenez was cited on the scene and released.
- Tory A. Sanford, of the 1000 block of Cherry Street, was arrested for an active fine and cost warrant Monday, Jan. 16. Police were called to Little Caesar’s Pizza on Lawless and Bishop streets for a report of a disturbance. Police went to Sanford’s residence and advised him not to return to the restaurant and found to have two active fine and cost warrants. He was arrested and held for arraignment.
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