On 6/29/2019 at approximately 1509 hours, an Officer from the West Manchester Township Police Department responded to a report of a two vehicle crash at Route 30 and Kenneth Road.
The Officer first spoke to the operator of Unit 2. He advised that he was stopped in traffic, a few cars back from the light, due to the traffic signal at Kenneth Road being red. He was completely stopped for a few seconds when all of a sudden he was rear ended by Unit 1. Unit 2 driver advised that he got out of his car and went to make contact with the Unit 1 driver. Unit 2 driver advised that the driver of Unit 1, was a 40-45 year old white male wearing a white t-shirt and jean shorts. The driver of Unit 1 stepped out of his vehicle and was bleeding relatively badly from his arm. Unit 2 driver stated that he talked to the male subject briefly. He advised the subject said "I'd rather not call the police" and then walked over to the passenger side of his vehicle, opened the door and started stuffing things into a black back pack. The subject then told the Unit 2 driver that he had to go get his arm taken care of and he then turned around and began running towards the Olive Garden. Unit 2 driver stayed with the vehicles and waited for Police to arrive. The Officer quickly ran up to the Olive Garden to try and locate the other driver who was not inside or around the restaurant.
Before leaving the accident scene, the Officer searched Unit 1 for insurance, registration and driver information and could not locate anything within the center console and glove compartment. While inside of the vehicle, the Officer noticed multiple blood smears on the driver’s seat, passenger’s seat and center console area of the vehicle. The unit 2 driver confirmed that the male subject he spoke with was the only person in the vehicle and that he was operating the vehicle when it struck him.
After the accident scene was released, the Officer requested that YARPD go to an address in Jacobus to make contact with Unit 1 owner to obtain insurance information and see who was supposed to be driving this vehicle. YARPD advised they spoke to two females at the address who advised that the vehicle owner is currently away camping, however her boyfriend, Ryan Malone has the vehicle. They provided a phone number for the vehicle owner. The Officer called her to get more information and eventually spoke with her around 1800 hours. She advised that she is in on vacation and that her boyfriend, Ryan D Malone, took her white Chrysler Aspen SUV this morning.
The Officer completed a photo lineup on 6/30/19 and showed this line up to the Unit 2 driver. He without hesitation picked Malone out of the lineup as being the subject that was driving Unit 1 at the time of the crash.
Based on the above information, Ryan D Malone, was charged with 1 count of Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property, Misdemeanor 3 and 1 Traffic Violation.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ryan D Malone, to answer to the charges stated above.