Have a happy — and Safe — Labor Day weekend

Although we may all be dodging raindrops — and potential thunderstorms  —throughout the weekend, this Labor Day weekend, it makes sense to pay attention to a few details to keep your long weekend happy and safe. Whether, like many of us, you plan to stay home and fire up the grill for one last summer weekend, or if you’re hitting the road for one last weekend at the shore, Red Cross offers...

PA State Police help make meals a reality for all

Thanksgiving food drive kicks off a season long effort supporting area food pantries   By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times   AVONDALE – Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police (PASP) – Avondale Barracks recently held a Thanksgiving food drive to help the Chester County Food Bank replenish its supplies.  State-wide, the PASP will be assisting more than 60 meal sites and 40...

Vacuum cleaner reportedly sucked out of store

State police investigating theft of display model at retailer An alleged theft at Sears Hardware in the 800 block of East Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Township is under investigation, said state police from the Avondale barracks. Police said a sales consultant noticed on Saturday, May 10, that the display Dyson vacuum was missing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 610-268-2022. Troopers...

Avondale trooper cleared of brutality charge

Kelly Cruz had been accused of stomping suspect in head during drug raid Updated at 1:15 p.m. with state police comment By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Kelly Cruz More than four years after being accused of using excessive force during a drug bust, a veteran state police narcotics investigator has been acquitted of federal civil rights charges. A jury deliberated less than two...

Lawyer accused of end run around state-store system

Police said he illegally sold high-end wine from his Malvern cellar  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Arthur David Goldman, 49, of Malvern, is accused of illegally importing and selling wine. On his Facebook page, a 49-year-old Malvern lawyer identifies himself as a graduate of Lower Merion High School, Harvard University, and Cornell University Law School, but authorities suggest...

Pennsylvania launches designated-driver initiative

Inspired by young ensign’s death, campaign aims to prevent similar tragedies State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan was one of the speakers at a news conference announcing Pennsylvania’s participation in a designated-driver campaign to prevent tragedies on state roadways. On July 22, 2000, U.S. Navy Ensign John R. Elliott, just two months out of the Naval Academy, was killed in Salem County, N.J.,...

State police report back-to-back accidents

Both drivers cited for speeding after losing control Saturday on Doe Run Road State police from the Avondale barracks reported back-to-back, one-vehicle accidents on Doe Run Road in West Marlborough Township on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3:46 p.m. –both attributed to speeding. Roni J. Page, 50, of Toughkenamon, was cited after traveling west on Doe Run Road in a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee when she lost...

State police probing bike theft in Newlin Township

$4,000 Ventana reportedly stolen from unlocked garage On Nov. 18 between 8:20 and 8:50 p.m., someone stole a dark blue Ventana single-speed bicycle from an unlocked garage in the 600 block of Harveys Bridge Road in Newlin Township, said state police from the Embreeville barracks. Police said the bike, which was hanging from a hook on the wall, is valued at about $4,000. Anyone with information is asked...

Free child safety seat checks scheduled

State police urging parents, caregivers to have equipment inspected  Every day, about two children aged 12 or younger die and 325 are injured in motor-vehicle accidents across the country, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Research also shows that three out of four children are not as secure in the car as they should...

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 a repeat...