New Garden Police: Arson suspect in custody

56-year-old Avondale man accused of setting his mobile home on fire By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Stacey Lee Lewis Jr. The Avondale man suspected of setting his mobile home ablaze on Tuesday, May 6, in Avondale, was taken into custody later the same day, said New Garden Township Police. Police said at 8:15 p.m., an officer responded to the unit block of Santilli Road for...

New Garden Twp. Police seeking arson suspect

Investigators say he set mobile home ablaze Tuesday morning Stacey Lee Lewis A suspicious early morning blaze on Tuesday, May 6, led New Garden Township Police to a mobile home in the 300 block of Ellicott Road in Avondale, said police, who are seeking one of the occupants believed to have set the fire. Police gave the following account in a news release: Upon arriving, an officer found one of...

N.J. man accused of stalking estranged wife

New Garden police: He was seen prowling with binoculars around midnight Ziad Nashed When confronted by his estranged wife about why he appeared to be tracking her, a former Landenberg resident allegedly said that “he couldn’t help himself,” New Garden Township Police said. On Thursday, May 1, Ziad Nashed, 52, of Cherry Hill, N.J., was served with a protection-from-abuse order at the New...

New Garden Township to honor police officers

Public invited to annual awards ceremony on Monday, March 24 Saving residents from a burning building and from the dangers of drunk drivers are among the achievements of officers from the New Garden Township Police Department who will be recognized on Monday, March 24. The department said its annual awards ceremony will honor five officers – one of whom will receive three commendations –...

New Garden Police release sketch of robbery suspect

Man is accused of stealing money at gunpoint from deliveryman New Garden Township Police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for a pre-dawn armed robbery in the parking lot of the New Garden Shopping Center on Friday, Nov. 15. Authorities said they hope the drawing, which was prepared by a Chester County detective, will lead to the apprehension of the suspect, who brandished a black,...

Police: Cash, not sweet tooth, lured duo to donut shops

New Jersey men accused of series of commercial burglaries in region By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times These regular nocturnal visitors to Dunkin’ Donuts stores weren’t going after the crème filling, authorities said. New Garden Township Police said Thursday that two New Jersey men are in custody, charged with a series of commercial burglaries in the tri-state region. Kareem...

Police: Phony pizza request set up robbery

Deliveryman allegedly forced to turn over cash at gunpoint in Landenberg A bogus request for a pizza delivery on Thursday led to the armed robbery of a deliveryman, New Garden Township Police said. Police said the 23-year-old victim pulled into the expected delivery location at approximately 10 p.m. –  in the 100 block of Old Limestone Road in Landenberg, just north of the Delaware state...

Identity of alleged serial shoplifter sought

Police said he has struck area retailers at least three times New Garden Township Police are seeking the public’s help to identify this suspected shoplifter. Authorities are seeking the public’s help to identify an alleged serial shoplifter, who has stolen more than $2,500 dollars worth of merchandise from area retailers, said New Garden Township Police. Police said the suspect has been captured...