City man accused of firing shots Saturday morning

Police say he denied having gun but search revealed revolver with rounds missing

Image 2After being dispatched to the 500 block of Walnut Street on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 12:26 a.m. for a report of shots fired, Coatesville Officer Joe Thompson canvassed the area with no success, police said. However, he conducted a pedestrian stop on a man fitting the description of the shooter, who said he did not have a gun, police said. But a search of Cordarro Butler, 26, of Coatesville, revealed a Taurus revolver with two rounds missing, police said. Butler, who was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, was arraigned and taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post $15,000 cash bail, police said.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., Officer Joe Thompson attempted to stop a vehicle that blew a stop sign at Oak Street and Oak Avenue, police said, but the driver, later identified as Moniesha Bolden, 25, of Coatesville, initially refused to stop. Then Bolden, who was driving under suspension and possessed a small amount of marijuana, resisted arrest, police said. She was released after posting 10 percent of 2,500 bail on charges that included fleeing and eluding, drug possession, and other offenses, police said.

 A traffic stop on Friday, Nov. 8, in the 300 block of Fleetwood Street resulted in the arrest of Ian Jones, 24, of Parkesburg, Officer Joe Thompson reported. Jones, who was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, was arraigned and taken to Chester County Prison after failing to post $20,000 cash bail.

Samuel Smith Jr., 48, of Coatesville, was cited for public drunkenness on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. after he caused a disturbance with a neighbor in the 1100 block of East Lincoln Highway, Cpl. Jonathan Shave reported.

Another public drunkenness arrest occurred on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. after police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of East Lincoln Highway, Cpl. Jonathan Shave reported.   Demetrius Dixon, 43, address unknown, was accused of going to a relative’s residence intoxicated and causing a problem, police said.

Martin Kidd, 45, a homeless pedestrian, was cited after he backed into the middle of the 300 block of East Lincoln Highway on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5:56 p.m. and was struck by a vehicle unable to avoid him, Officer Stephen Galletta reported. Kidd, who did not appear to be injured, refused any medical treatment, police said, adding that the vehicle was not damaged.

Officer Joseph Norcini responded to the unit block of West Sixth Avenue on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1:54 p.m., police said. The victim, who reported that jewelry was taken, said that the break-in occurred sometime between 10 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.  and that all doors and windows had been locked, police said. Officers found a plant and a space heater knocked over in front of a window, which appeared to be the point of access, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-384-2300.

A traffic stop in the unit block of South Sixth Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 3:34 a.m. resulted in drug charges for Maurice Bryant, 31, of Coatesville, Officer Kirt Guyer reported. Bryant was found in possession of suspected marijuana, police said, adding that he was arraigned and released after posting $7,500 unsecured bail.

On Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., police observed John Tirado, 20, of Coatesville, in the 300 block of East Lincoln Highway, Officer Kirt Guyer reported. Tirado, who had a warrant from Valley Township for theft, was taken into custody without incident, arraigned, and released on $2,000 unsecured bail, police said.

On Oct. 29 at 1:36 a.m., troopers from the Embreeville barracks conducted a traffic stop on Lincoln Highway at North BaileyRoad in Caln Township that led to an arrest, state police said. Stephanie Jacks, 49, of Coatesville, who was determined to be under the influence and in possession of a small amount of marijuana, was charged with those offenses in district court, state police said.

A traffic stop on Broad Run Road at Lieds Road in West Bradford Township on Oct. 19 at 10:28 p.m. led to the arrest of Cheryl Lyn Roughton, 39, of Coatesville, state police said. Police said she was determined to be driving under the influence.

Milton O. Evans, 57, of Coatesville, also faces driving under the influence charges, state police said. Troopers determined that Evans was impaired after he was stopped on Nov. 1 at 3:34 a.m. on Rt. 100 at the U.S. 30 Bypass in West Whiteland Township, police said.

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