E. Marlborough police chief to retire

Concerns voiced about cell tower’s flashing red lights By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – The Board of Supervisor’s meeting on Monday night was preempted by the announcement that Gerald Davis, the township’s Chief of Police, was retiring after 40 years of service. Davis was the first Chief of Police for the township police department.  Prior to this appointment,...

Giving spirit of ‘Shop with a Cop’ crosses generations

State, county, local police help area children get into spirit of giving By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Coatesville Police Lt. James Audette plays Christmas songs on the saxophone before heading out to Wal-Mart in Parkesburg with needy kids from around Chester County as part of the “Shop With a Cop” program earlier this month. PARKESBURG – From the classics like Barbies and...

Kennett Sq.: focus on new police officer, National Night Out

Winterfest to be held Feb. 28, 12:30 to 4 p.m. By Rick Marts, Correspondent, The Times At Monday’s Council meeting, Kennett Square Borough Mayor Matthew Fetick (left) administers the oath of office to new Kennett Square Police Department officer Donald Matthew (Matt) Creighton (right), a former state trooper and U.S. armed services veteran. Creighton’s wife, Leslie, holds the Bible as she...

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 the...

Hogan: police to battle aggressive driving

Coatesville police will be just one of many agencies in Chester County on the look out for aggressive driving on local roadways, District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday that police in around the county are targeting aggressive driving. Police will focus on motorists exhibiting aggressive driving behaviors such as running red lights,...

Suspect sought after bank robbery in Kennett Sq.

Authorities seeking this man, who they say robbed a Kennett Square bank Friday morning. KENNETT SQUARE — Authorities are seeking a man thought to have robbed a borough bank Friday morning, escaping on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said in a statement Friday that a bank robbery took place at approximately 8:50 A.M at the Santander Bank, on W....

The coming public safety crisis

If we don’t deal with it now, fire, EMS and police issues could cost us dearly By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times You’ve probably heard about the pension crisis, maybe the school funding crisis or any number of other challenges facing the commonwealth in the coming years. But let me clue you in to one that might just have you up nights thinking about it: the coming public safety crisis. The...

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 Gerald...

Birmingham residents concerned about speeding

Birmingham Hunt, Knolls of Birmingham ask supervisors for action By Liz Brown, Staff Writer, The Times BIRMINGHAM — Residents of Birmingham Hunt and the Knolls of Birmingham attended the supervisor meeting last week to bring the issue of speeding in their neighborhoods to the attention of the township.  After discussing several possible solutions, the supervisors approved a motion to purchase a...

A difficult year to find the holiday spirit

A dose of peace and brotherhood is clearly needed right now By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times To say that it has been a difficult few weeks for we as Americans is an understatement, so I suppose that it is understandable that it might be difficult to find the holiday spirit. And whether we’re talking about the events last week in Connecticut or the inability of our government to function, these are...