West Chester man faces multiple criminal charges after pointing fake gun at officer – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER – A West Chester man is facing a host of criminal charges after he parked his vehicle in front of a police officer, pointed a simulated weapon at the officer and shouted “boom” before taking off.

The incident took place on March 1 in West Chester. The officer gave chase, and when he phoned the dispatcher, he discovered that the vehicle registration showed the driver had a suspended license. The suspect fled at high speed and the officer decided to end the pursuit for safety reasons.

Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of the driver, who has been identified as Stephan Clark, 51, of West Chester. He was arrested for this warrant by the Pennsylvania State Police on March 24, 2022 and turned over to the West Chester Police Department. He was transported to Chester County Jail pending arraignment. A preliminary hearing is underway on the charges of threatening terrorism, driving while suspended, and fleeing and escaping from police.

Police reports from across the region:

West Chester

Hunt down

Officers responded to the 300 block of East Gay Street for a harassment report. Following the investigation, it was discovered that Christopher Wolfington, 34, of Wynnewood, sent annoying and obscene messages to the victim at inappropriate times for an extended period of time. An arrest warrant has been issued for Wolfington on the harassment and harassment charges. Wolfington was subsequently arrested and a preliminary investigation is ongoing.

Hit and run

On March 18, 2022, at 8 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Strasburg Road and Highland Road area. When the officer arrived, it was learned that one of the vehicles had fled the scene after the accident. Through an investigation, officers were able to determine that the driver of the getaway vehicle was 24-year-old Miguel Santiago from Modena. Shortly after, Santiago reported to the West Chester Borough Police Department where he was charged with accidents involving damage to accompanied vehicles. Santiago was arrested and released on summons.

Aggression

On March 27, 2022 at approximately 6:10 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Brookmeade Drive for a report of a disturbance. After investigation, officers determined that John Bilotti, 51, of West Chester, assaulted the victim. Bilotti was taken into custody without incident and transferred to Chester County Jail for arraignment.

Stolen alcohol

On March 26, between 1:45 and 2:15 p.m., an unknown person stole items from the Wine and Spirits store and the Monkey Fish Toys store located at Bradford Plaza in East Bradford Township. The man is described as around 40 years old, wearing a black hat, gray hoodie, blue jeans and white trainers. The estimated cost of these stolen items is approximately $600.

Vehicle Burglary

On September 18, 2021, the West Chester Police Department received a report of a vehicle burglary in the 200 block of E. Nields Street. The victim reported that several items were stolen from his vehicle overnight. One of the items was the victim’s checkbook. Shortly after, a fraudulent check was cashed on the stolen checkbook in Maryland. Through an investigation, it was determined that Terance Exum, 57, of Worton Md., cashed the fraudulent check. A warrant was issued for Exum’s arrest and on March 14, 2022, Exum was taken into custody. Exum is accused of forgery.

Chester County South Regional

Credit card theft

This Chester County Southern Regional Police Department is investigating the theft of credit cards stolen from a vehicle in New Garden on March 22. The thief then went to Best Buy, Wilmington, Delaware, and attempted to buy a MacBook Pro using two stolen cards. The sale was refused and the thief fled. Police review surveillance footage.

State Police, Avondale

Burglary

State Police are investigating a home burglary which took place on February 24 on West Christine Road in West Nottingham. Police say the burglars entered the residence by breaking down a door and window and took nearly $10,000 in cash from the master bedroom. They broke down a back door during the burglary. Through investigation, the suspects were identified.

Oxford

Drug charges

On February 21, 2022, Oxford Police Service was dispatched to a medical emergency in the 300 block of Market Street. Contact has been made with Alisa Donovan, 26, of Blandon, Pennsylvania, who has been confirmed to have an active warrant from Philadelphia. A search incident to the arrest turned up several controlled substances that Donovan was not authorized to possess. Donovan was rushed to Chester County Jail on active warrant, with criminal narcotics charges to be filed.

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