Local police warn of fake IRS call scam

More than $23 million has been stolen, nationally, with fake calls By Lauren Parker- Gill, Staff Writer, The Times WEST CALN – With tax season in full swing, some Chester County local police departments are warning residents of phone and email scams from individuals claiming to represent the IRS. Phone scammers are using fake names and IRS badge numbers, along with a toll free number that appears...

Letter: DA’s back pre-K to fight crime

To The Editor, The passage of the 2014-15 state budget included an important funding increase for future crime prevention – a $10 million increase for PA Pre-K Counts. What does Pre-K have to do with crime prevention? Considering that approximately 70 percent of our nation’s state prison population failed to receive a high school diploma, education is a pivotal factor between incarceration...

State police warn of residential thefts

Troopers warning residents to lock cars in driveways, keep an eye out for suspicious behavior By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Cpl. Steve Ranck of the State Police addresses residents Monday night in Pocopson, advising them to lock cars in driveways to prevent thefts. POCOPSON — During Monday’s township Board of Supervisors’ meeting, State Police Corporal, Steve Ranck from the Avondale...

E. Marlborough police warn of mail, package thefts

EAST MARLBOROUGH — Township police are warning residents about a series of thefts from mailboxes and from front porches after dark — grinches apparently happy to ruin the holidays for local residents. Township police Lt. Robert Clarke issued the warning Friday, noting “during the past week there have been numerous thefts of mail from residential mailboxes,” he said in a statement. “The...

Time for a sensible talk about police

As the events of this week proved, things aren’t getting any safer out there By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A bit like an 80-degree afternoon in December would be for a climate-change denier, this week must have been a difficult one for those suggesting that peaceful, quiet Chester County doesn’t need to think about doing something about police protection. Between the chilling details...

State Police warn crime, heroin use is on the rise

Tell local residents to lock homes and cars to prevent thefts By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Chester County might be a seemingly quiet rural area, but State Police are warning local residents that crime is an increasingly evident issue, specifically warning residents to make sure they lock their cars and homes, as drug-driven crime is on the rise locally. State Police Cpl....

State Police warn Pocopson residents to ‘watch out for each other’

Tis’ the season to be extra wary, lock cars and keep an eye out By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, UnionvilleTimes.com POCOPSON —It’s that time of year — and not all of the elves lurking about township neighborhoods are up to good, state police are warning local residents, asking them to be smart and careful to make sure their holidays stay happy and crime-free. State Police Lt. Rich...