Officials celebrate expansion of Pre-K efforts

A number of local officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the Warwick Cedarville Childcare Center, including Chester County district Attorney Tom Hogan, State Sen. (and Attorney General candidate) John Rafferty and Chester County Commissioners Chair Terence Farrell. State, county and local education officials helped mark the expansion of pre-kindergarten classrooms at the Warwick Cedarville...

Hogan: police to battle aggressive driving

Coatesville police will be just one of many agencies in Chester County on the look out for aggressive driving on local roadways, District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday that police in around the county are targeting aggressive driving. Police will focus on motorists exhibiting aggressive driving behaviors such as running red...

Ceremony honors county’s fallen heroes

Nine who paid ultimate sacrifice continue to generate appreciation By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The Chester County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard stands at attention during the memorial ceremony. For nearly an hour on Wednesday, May 7, nine members of law enforcement inspired a somber convocation of more than a hundred colleagues, lawmakers, jurists, public officials...

Law enforcement highlights take center stage

D.A. recognizes those who went above, beyond in 2013 By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Det./Lt. Kevin Dykes congratulates retired Coatesville Det. Marty Quinn on his selection as 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Amid tough talk on crime and profuse praise for crime-fighters, recipients of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office annual awards displayed...

Hogan announces new prescription drug drop off boxes

10 locations around Chester County make it easier dispose of unwanted prescriptions Various county officials inspect the medication drop box located in the Sheriff’s Office at the Chester County Justice Center, including (from left to right): Cathy Dugan from Kacie’s Cause, Lt. Kevin Dykes of the Chester County Detectives, Sheriff Carolyn B. Welsh, District Attorney Tom Hogan, State Representative...

Veteran law-enforcer returns to county roots

Sheriff selects Caln Township resident as chief deputy By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh (left) announces her selection of George P. March as chief deputy sheriff, filling a position that has been vacant since January. For the new Chester County chief deputy sheriff, the position, which was announced Wednesday, represents...

New detective could crack county’s hiring freeze

Commissioners favorable to D.A.’s plea to bolster overburdened child-abuse unit By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Tredyffrin Township Police Superintendent Anthony Giaimo (left) and Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan discuss the need for another county detective who specializes in child-abuse investigations. Widespread publicity about serial child molestation –...

D.A.: Mexican drug pipeline to county busted

Sixteen defendants face cocaine-trafficking charges By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Moise “Moi” Lantigua-Ayala (clockwise from top left), 29, of Reading; Fidencio “La Tusa” Avalos, 42, of Kennett Square; Jonathan “Cesar” Garcia Sanchez, 25, of Wilmington, De.; Jesus Zamora-Zamora, 40, of Wilmington, De.; Benjamin Lara-Medina, 38, of Wilmington, De.; Cesar Morales...

New county detective continues family legacy

Robert Balchunis has been assigned to Major Case Squad By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Detective Robert Balchunis, the latest addition to the investigative arm of the District Attorney’s Office, began his new post this week, said District Attorney Tom Hogan. A respected police officer who may be genetically predisposed to investigative work has joined the...

D.A. calls East Fallowfield murder ‘an execution’

Defendant’s Facebook boast indicates he planned girlfriend’s shooting By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Authorities said Jamica Woods, 37, of East Fallowfield Township, was fatally shot Tuesday by Gregory A. Twyman, 44, her longtime boyfriend. The homicide on Tuesday in East Fallowfield Township is being called “an execution” by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. Hogan...