Kennett Square Police Nabs Fugitive on Two Active Arrest Warrants

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KENNETT SQUARE, PA — The Kennett Square Police Department reported the detainment of a 45-year-old resident of Kennett Square who is wanted on two active arrest warrants.

On May 26, 2023, Kennett Square Police received notification that Octavio Duran-Zavala was being held in Chester County Prison on unrelated charges from another jurisdiction.

On May 14, 2022, at 7:12 PM, during a routine traffic stop in the 200 Block of E. State Street, Kennett Square Borough, Officers detected signs of intoxication in passenger, Octavio Duran-Zavala. Duran-Zavala subsequently attempted to flee while conversing with Officers, leading to his arrest on multiple charges that include Possession of a Controlled Substance, Public Drunkenness, and other associated offenses. Following the arrest, a search of Duran-Zavala yielded controlled substances and paraphernalia. On February 17, 2023, District Court 15-3-04 issued an Arrest Warrant in relation to the incident.

On January 15th, 2023 at around 12:09 AM, Officers witnessed a Hispanic male, later identified as Octavio Duran-Zavala, lying on the ground at the intersection of W. South Street and Harvey Circle in Kennett Square Borough. With slurred speech and glassy eyes, Duran-Zavala reportedly admitted to having consumed alcohol and demonstrated all the signs of intoxication. Unable to reach his residence, Officers took him to the police department where they emptied his pockets and placed him in a holding cell. Upon searching, they found a blue pen cap containing a white powdery substance which they presumed to be a controlled substance.

On March 15th, 2023, a preliminary hearing was held for Duran-Zavala, but he failed to show up and a bench warrant was issued by District Court 15-3-04.

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Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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