Better watch out: Santa Claus to visit area

St. Nick is touring communities served by Longwood Fire Co. Santa Claus is making pre-Christmas visits throughout the area, courtesy of a Longwood Fire Company truck. You better watch out: Santa Claus will benefit from the services of a Longwood Fire Company truck to make some pre-Christmas calls. Jolly ol’ St. Nick himself will be touring the area served by Longwood’s fire and rescue service....

Police: Driver who crashed under influence

Troopers from the Avondale barracks responded to Rt. 52, north of Hillspring Road, in Pennsbury Township at 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 7 for a one-vehicle crash, state police said.  Upon investigation, troopers determined that Hugo Lopez, 31, of Wilmington, De., had been driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. A traffic stop on Fairville Road, south of Cossart Road, in Pennsbury Township,...

Hillendale tree planting, Oct. 12

600 trees to be planted in unique partnership with township, area organizations PENNSBURY —Hillendale Elementary School will be the site of a tree-planting project, Saturday, Oct. 12, as volunteers are needed to help plant some 600 trees on school property as part of an improved storm water management plan for the area. The school is joining in an unprecedented partnership with: Pennsbury Township,...

West Chester woman cited for fleeing crash

State police from the Avondale barracks said they responded on Sept. 22 at 12:05 p.m. to a one-vehicle crash on northbound U.S. 1 in Pennsbury Township. A 2012 Ford Fusion driven by Kelly Wineman, 51, of West Chester, traveled off the roadway and got stuck on property owned by Roberts Towing. Police said Wineman, who fled the scene, was cited for a variety of traffic offenses. Her car had to be...

Roadwork may prompt traffic backups

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants residents to be aware of possible traffic delays as work continues on area road projects. Utility installation will continue on Lenape Road in Pocopson Township through Wednesday. Lane restrictions will occur at Locust Grove Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Raised pavement market installation will require lane closures on Lenape Road in East...

State police: Armed robber hits 24-hour CVS

Authorities said man armed with long gun handed cashier a paper bag for money A man wearing a purple Baltimore Ravens sweatshirt and armed with “a long gun” robbed the 24-hour CVS Pharmacy on East Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Township on Monday at 2:03 a.m., said state police from the Avondale barracks. Police said the bandit handed a brown paper bag to the cashier with instructions...

State police: Traffic stop leads to drug, DUI charges

A Delaware woman was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on Aug. 16 at 11:06 in Pennsbury Township, said state police from the Avondale barracks. Police said Molly T. Daddono, 21, of Newark, was detained on Cossart Road, just west of Fairville Road. Sometime between Aug. 14 at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m., someone broke into a residence...

East Marlborough man, 67, reported missing

State police said he was last seen on May 2  A 67-year-old East Marlborough Township resident has been reported missing and endangered, state police from the Avondale barracks said Friday. Police said James J. Fiore, described as 5-foot-11 and 170 lbs. with gray hair and brown eyes, was last seen at his residence on Schoolhouse Road on May 2 at 6 p.m., police said. He does not own a cell phone...

State police probing theft from barn, business

Stolen items said to include push mower, gas tank State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a burglary reported in the 1300 block of Hickory Hill Road in Pennsbury Township. Police said various items were stolen from a barn sometime between March 8 at 10 p.m. and Monday at 1 p.m.  Anyone with information is asked to call the barracks at 610-268-2022. State police are also investigating...

State police probing storm-drain theft

It reportedly disappeared Feb. 28 on Hillspring Road at Rt. 52 State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating the theft of a storm drain in Pennsbury Township. The grate disappeared sometime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Hillspring Road and Rt. 52, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-268-2022. Such thefts have been occurring with some frequency...