Roe announces $200K grant for New Garden park

Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) Rep. Eric Roe (R-158) announced today that New Garden Township has been awarded $200,000 from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to further develop New Garden Park. “The funding is to be used to construct parking areas, a driveway, walkways, a pavilion and basketball court; and install state-of-the-art playground equipment, and landscaping,” said Roe. ...

Updated: Police find missing teen

Walter Morales-Lopez NEW GARDEN — Township police say they’ve found a teen missing and presumed to have run off with an older man, who is now in custody and faces charges in the incident. Police said that they found Wanda Michell Henriquez-Molina, 15, Thursday morning. She was reported missing by her mother on Oct. 7. At the time of her disappearance, she was believed to have run off with Walter...

Regional police study to end

After four of seven towns discussing joining up drop out, economics no longer add up By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Long-standing discussions about forming a regional police force appear to be on hold, as all but three of the municipalities studying a merger of police services have dropped out of the process. While Kennett Square, Kennett Township and New Garden will continue to explore options...

Two face drug, child endangerment charges

Ronnice Osborne NEW GARDEN — Two township residents face a range of drug and child endangerment charges, following a search of home last week. Ronnice Osborne, 38, and Alejo Lourido-Santiago, 62, face charges after township said they found drug paraphernalia: used uncapped syringes, blue wax paper bags with residue commonly used for heroin, small clear plastic bags used for packaging illegal drugs,...

Downingtown man charged in embezzlement

Deseon Eggleston NEW GARDEN — Township police charged a Downingtown man with embezzling some $18,000 from Modern Mushroom, while serving as the company’s payroll manager. Police said they began investigating Deseon Eggleston, 33, after Modern Mushroom contacted them with a report of employee theft on Jan. 9. Police said that issues turned up during an internal fiscal audit which suggested a...

Man charged with sexually assaulting minor

Magdaleno Perez-Miranda NEW GARDEN — Township police charged an Avondale man with repeatedly sexually assaulting a township minor over the past five years. Magdaleno Perez-Miranda was taken into custody last week, following an investigation, and charged with five counts of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, five counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault, 10 counts of Indecent Assault, one count...

New Garden honors Volunteer of The Year

Supervisors recognize Rickerman resident for efforts on township trail projects By John Gondol, Correspondent, The Times NEW GARDEN — Without the efforts of numerous township residents who give their time and passion, life in many area municipalities would suffer greatly. The township took time Monday night to honor a resident for their efforts. Dave Rickerman stood before an applauding room of his...

New Garden police seek info on CVS theft

New Garden police are seeking information about these two men, linked to a theft of $3,000 in cosmetics from a CVS store, Wednesday. NEW GARDEN — Township police are looking for help from the public to apprehend two men who allegedly robbed a CVS of some some $3,000 in products, Wednesday. Police said the two entered and left the store, located at the intersection of Gap Newport Pike and Newark Road,...

Award-winning local young filmmakers making mark

‘Something’s Awry’ in Chester County, premiering two films this weekend By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The poster for the movie Alien Communications, one of two movies being premiered this weekend in Wilmington, by a New Garden-based film production company, largely staffed by a local family. NEW GARDEN — For the Theorins, film production has developed into a family affair. ...

New Garden police seek robbery suspects

NEW GARDEN — The township Police Department is seeking a pair of suspects related to a distraction style residential burglary that occurred on Ewart Road  Friday afternoon. The homeowner involved told police that a white male (Suspect #1) came to the door and asked him to show him where the property lines were on the east side of his residence. This suspect advised he was doing tree work for the...