Police seek help in finding runaway teen

Police are seeking help in finding Alexis K. Schuetz, a 13-year-old thought to have run away from his New Garden home overnight. The New Garden Township Police Department is investigating a report of missing juvenile which appears to be a voluntary runaway. On November 2, 2016 at 7:21 a.m. police were called to the juvenile’s residence located in the unit block of Edgewood Drive, New Garden Township....

Updated: Police find missing teen

Walter Morales-Lopez NEW GARDEN — Township police say they’ve found a teen missing and presumed to have run off with an older man, who is now in custody and faces charges in the incident. Police said that they found Wanda Michell Henriquez-Molina, 15, Thursday morning. She was reported missing by her mother on Oct. 7. At the time of her disappearance, she was believed to have run off...

Regional police study to end

After four of seven towns discussing joining up drop out, economics no longer add up By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Long-standing discussions about forming a regional police force appear to be on hold, as all but three of the municipalities studying a merger of police services have dropped out of the process. While Kennett Square, Kennett Township and New Garden will continue to explore options...

New Garden police seek info on CVS theft

New Garden police are seeking information about these two men, linked to a theft of $3,000 in cosmetics from a CVS store, Wednesday. NEW GARDEN — Township police are looking for help from the public to apprehend two men who allegedly robbed a CVS of some some $3,000 in products, Wednesday. Police said the two entered and left the store, located at the intersection of Gap Newport Pike and Newark...

Award-winning local young filmmakers making mark

‘Something’s Awry’ in Chester County, premiering two films this weekend By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The poster for the movie Alien Communications, one of two movies being premiered this weekend in Wilmington, by a New Garden-based film production company, largely staffed by a local family. NEW GARDEN — For the Theorins, film production has developed into a family...

New Garden police seek robbery suspects

NEW GARDEN — The township Police Department is seeking a pair of suspects related to a distraction style residential burglary that occurred on Ewart Road  Friday afternoon. The homeowner involved told police that a white male (Suspect #1) came to the door and asked him to show him where the property lines were on the east side of his residence. This suspect advised he was doing tree work for...

Area roadwork may spur traffic delays

Regional projects include utility installation, vegetation removal Area roadwork has been scheduled this week, said an announcement on Friday, Dec. 27, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). PennDOT wants motorists to be mindful of possible delays. Utility installation on U.S. 1 in Concord Township will result in lane closures between Brinton Lake Road and Rt. 322 through...

New Garden police talk gangs, drugs with public

Packed house for town hall meeting, residents learn about local policing By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times In addition to talks and a question & answer session and some one-on-one face time for residents with many of the uniformed department members, the township police unveiled their new Website and offered demonstrations of the use of various pieces of police equipment. Chief of Police...

Area road projects to prompt lane restrictions

 Work ranges from spray patching to bridge overhaul The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced upcoming and ongoing road projects on Friday. Intermittent lane closures are expected from Monday through Friday on U.S. 1 in both directions for spray patching. The work, which will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will occur from the Maryland state line to Pennsbury Township, also...

Hogan announces law enforcement awards

County’s top cop, prosecutor honored; Pileggi, Simpson, Coatesville PD earn honors By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presents commendations to (left) New Garden Township Police Chief Gerald Simpson and state Senator Dominic Pileggi for their efforts to create anti-gang legislation. WEST CHESTER — It was a gathering that would have been a nightmare...