DA, police seek suspects after man shot and killed in Coatesville

Local authorities are looking for two men related to a fatal shooting Friday night in Coatesville. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and City of Coatesville Police Department announced on Saturday morning a joint investigation into the fatal shooting Friday night in Coatesville. According to authorities, at approximately 9:07 pm, June 10, Coatesville Police responded to a report of gunshots...

DA’s Office announces major boost in size of ‘Net child safety task force

Standing, left to right: Chesco Det. Sgt. Joe Walton, First Asst. Mike Barry, N. Coventry Det. Tim Prouty,Kennett Square Boro Det. Chris Gravina, Phoenixville Det. Nick Natale, Chesco Det. Ben Martin,Oxford Det. Chris Coverly, W. Whiteland Det. Michael Buchman, Chesco Det. Jerry Davis, ChescoChief of Det. David Sassa. Sitting, left to right: ADA Christine Abatemarco, DA Deb Ryan, Chief of StaffAndrea...

Chesco DA files civil suit against operators of Mariner East pipelines

WEST CHESTER — After years of complaints, issues, spills, noise and a construction project that has run years beyond its planned schedule, county officials are going to court with a suit that would establish some level of county oversight for the project. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) filed a civil complaint on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against Energy Transfer...

DA announces charges in alleged E. Whiteland sex trafficking of minors ring

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced charges against eight individuals Wednesday related to an alleged sex trafficking operation out of East Whiteland, luring and holding adults and minors — including a 14-year-old — against their will and forcing them to engage in prostitution. “The allegations in this case are difficult to digest because of the calculated and deviant...

DA files bribery, conspiracy charges against Energy Transfer employees over Pipeline security

The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced the filing of criminal charges Tuesday against employees of Energy Transfer and contracted security firms for bribery, conspiracy, and related offenses regarding the Mariner East Pipeline. This is the second set of charges filed by the District Attorney’s Office related to Mariner East. In this case, the charges allege that Energy...

Authorities seek help to ID body found in Valley Twp.

The jacket worn by a woman, whose body was discovered in Valley Twp., Oct. 29. Authorities are asking the public for help to identify her. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Valley Township Police Department announced the recovery of the partially decomposed body of a woman in Valley Township. They are asking for the public’s assistance in identification of the woman. On...

Cardamone promoted to Deputy District Attorney

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan (left) and newly promoted Deputy District Attorney Andrea Cardamone. WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced  Wednesday that veteran prosecutor Andrea Cardamone has been promoted to Deputy District Attorney. “Andrea is a strong and tireless prosecutor,” Hogan said in a news release announcing the promotion. “She...

DA announces charges in three Chesco slayings

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of homicide charges for three separate cases in Chester County, Tuesday. In a North Coventry case, three defendants are charged with the murder of 17-year old David Doyle, who was shot while trying to protect three children during the robbery of a drug dealer on September 24, 2017. In a Phoenixville case, defendants Brian Corsey and Robert...

Chesco Ass’t DA to join Army JAG Corps

Jonathan Harrar One local prosecutor has decided to trade in appearances at thecourthouse of Chester County to potentially serving in some of the world’s hot spots, by serving our country. Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Harrar has enlisted in the United States Army and will be serving as an officer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (“Army JAG”). Army JAG handles...

DA expands Child Abuse Unit as reports spike

From left, Megan King, Emily Provencher, Christine Bleiler, and Oscar Rosado are part of a growing team to deal with a spike in child abuse complaints in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Friday that child abuse reports are continuing to increase in volume in Chester County — in part because of new state reporting...