WEST CHESTER – Police have identified two men in connection with the break-in at a West Chester jewelry store on August 13.
Police have issued arrest warrants for Ronald Little and Josuf Price.
The heist took place at Big Jewelers, located at 15 West Gay Street, West Chester Borough.
At approximately 8:49 p.m. on August 13, 2021, officers responded to a report of an ongoing burglary at the jewelry store. When officers arrived, it was determined that someone had forced their way into the store and removed jewelry.
The suspect is described as a black male, aged 50 to 60, standing around 6 feet tall and weighing around 220 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue Jeff cap, a blue surgical mask, a blue polo-style t-shirt with white stripes, dark-colored khaki shorts, and black shoes. This man also wore gloves that looked like golf gloves and a compression sleeve on his left arm that had “ER fit” towards the wrist, which is likely the mark of the compression sleeve.
The second suspect is a black male, aged 45 to 55, measuring approximately 5/8 “to 5’10” and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue baseball cap, black rimmed reading glasses, a brown t-shirt, yellow gloves, white socks, and light blue New Balance shoes with a white sole.
Pryce, 55, was charged by Lancaster County Police with stealing $ 60,000 worth of rings during a distraction theft from an antique bazaar in 2018. Pryce and an unknown man distracted an owner stall at the Renninger Antiques Market and stole 72 antique rings. The theft was captured on surveillance video.
The burglary is currently under investigation. The West Chester Police Department is asking anyone who can identify the individuals in the photos below to contact the Criminal Division at 610-696-2700.
Police reports from all over the region:
On Monday, August 23, 2021 at 1:55 a.m., the West Chester Borough Police Department responded to block 50 of West Gay Street, in the Borough of West Chester, to several reports of gunfire. Upon arriving at the scene, WCPD officers located several bullet casings in the area. No suspect has been identified and it appears that no one was injured in this incident. said the police.
On August 21, 2021 at 1 a.m., police responded to a report of a subject who threw a glass bottle from the Bicentennial parking lot, 20 South High Street onto the roadway, nearly hitting pedestrians. Officers contacted a man in the parking lot and investigated. David Paul Andrews III, 21, of Wilmington, Del. has been arrested. He was charged with missile propulsion and related charges. Andrews was treated and released and summoned.
Loads of firearms
At 8:45 p.m. on August 23, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Bridge Road in East Bradford Township for a report. The victim reported that a man pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him. Thanks to the investigation, William Swanson Stinnette Jr., 33, of West Grove, was arrested. He was charged with terrorist threats and related charges. Stinnette was taken to Chester County Jail for arraignment.
On August 6, 2021, officers took a report from Taco Mar, 122 East Gay Street in reference to the theft of certain outdoor patio furniture. The victim reported that between Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11 p.m. and Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10 a.m., someone picked up the items in front of the business.
On July 31, West Chester Police responded to 222 North Church Street with a vehicle theft report. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Erica Schwab, 35, from Exton, took possession of the vehicle without permission and did not return it. On August 5, she was taken into police custody after an arrest warrant was issued against her. She was treated and transported to Chester County Jail for arraignment.
At 11 a.m. on July 26, officers responded to the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Block 50 of East Gay Street with a report of a retail theft. The suspect fled before the police arrived. Through the investigation, Richard Hughes, 42, of West Chester was identified as the offender. An arrest warrant was issued and on August 13 Hughes was taken into custody while committing a separate retail theft at the Giant grocery store at 698 Downingtown Pike, East Bradford. Hughes has been charged with both retail thefts.
On Friday, July 30, 2021, officers responded to the 200 block of West Chestnut Street for a two-man fight. After an investigation, a warrant was obtained for the arrest of Walter Stevenson, 45, of West Chester. Stevenson was arrested on August 15, 2021. Stevenson was charged with aggravated assault and other related charges. Stevenson was transported to Chester County Jail.
West Whiteland Township Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Exton Bicycles store. An unknown person entered the store at around 3:53 a.m. and began removing the company’s bikes. A similar bicycle shop robbery occurred that same morning at a West Chester Pike business in East Goshen. It seems that the two incidents are linked. Anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Scott E. Pezick at 484-875-6021 or [email protected]
Oxford Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a wanted suspect for criminal mischief in the parking lot, 3 Octoraro Alley, on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 8:05 pm The suspect drives a silver 1996 Honda sedan. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPD at 610-268-3171. Reference police report n ° OP-21-02317.
On July 24, 2021 at 6:38 p.m., police arrested Wilber Vasquez, 26, in Broad and Niblock Alley following a felony warrant issued in 2019. After a collaborative investigation between the Oxford Police Department and Chester County detectives, Vasquez faces 16 charges related to the distribution of narcotics.
On August 4, 2021 at 3:30 a.m., police arrested Rebecca Nancy Devito, 24, of Oxford. Police have been dispatched to Whitehall Acres Apartments, 200 blocks South Fifth Street for domestic disturbances. The victim alleges that Devito pounced on them with a knife. Devito was taken into custody without further incident. A preliminary hearing is underway in Oxford District Court.
Daniel Eaton, 35, of Kennett Square has been charged with common assault and harassment following an altercation in which he allegedly grabbed a woman and left visible red marks on her arms. The incident occurred on August 11, 2021 at approximately 6:29 p.m., in the 800 block of South Walnut Street, Kennett Square.
Housekeeper with gun
On July 28, 2021, at approximately 3:24 a.m., officers were dispatched for a domestic assault involving a firearm in the 300 block of Lafayette Street, Kennett Square Borough. Once there, officers learned that Jose Lopez-Cintora was threatening to kill himself with a shotgun, which was confiscated by the victim. Lopez Cintora attempted to break into a room where the victim was staying to retrieve the gun after it was taken from him. Officers were able to confiscate and secure the firearm without incident. Charges have been laid.
On August 3, 2021 at 10:10 a.m., officers were dispatched for a welfare check in the 500 block of West Cypress Street in the borough of Kennett Square. Upon arrival, officers observed a woman, later identified as Gabrielle Small, lying on the sidewalk, who appeared confused and whose behavior matched that of a person under the influence of controlled substances. Small was arrested and a search of her property was carried out, which revealed that she was in possession of marijuana and several other drug-related paraphernalia. Gabrielle Small was transported to Central Booking at Chester County Jail and charges have been filed.
Carlos A. Brown, 22, of Lancaster was arrested and charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm and Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act (Bill 64) offenses after being found in possession of a pistol and marijuana, following a traffic stop. The incident occurred on June 11, 2021 at approximately 4:06 a.m., in the 200 block of South Mill Road, in the borough of Kennett Square. On July 19, 2021, the Pennsylvania State Police Firearms Division verified that at the time of the incident, Carlos A. Brown did not have a valid license to carry a firearm or valid athlete’s firearm license. Charges were filed and a warrant issued on August 9, 2021.
Burglary suspect captured
On August 4, 2021, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department was dispatched to a residence on S. New Street in Westtown Township with a vehicle theft report. When the patrollers arrived, it was discovered that the residence had also been broken into while the family was on vacation. Patrol officers and the Criminal Investigation Division dealt with the scene and developed a suspect. Shortly after police cleared the scene, an alert person observed the suspect returning to the area. Following a swift police response, officers were able to conduct a traffic stop and positively identified the operator as Rashonna Fitzgerald of Chester, PA. She was later arrested and charged with numerous burglary and vehicle theft offenses. Fitzgerald was pulled over by Magistrate District Judge Martin Gosh where she failed to post a $ 20,000 cash bond. She was treated and transported to Chester County Jail pending a preliminary hearing. The West Goshen Police Department also assisted in this arrest.
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division, investigated the fraudulent use of the victim’s identity to tag a vehicle in Philadelphia. The vehicle was then used to commit numerous thefts in the tri-state area. With the help of the Plymouth Township and Upper Chichester Police Department, detectives were able to identify Vanessa A. Watts as the perpetrator and an arrest warrant was issued.