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 involving...

The damage of narrow self-interest

These days, it’s everyone for themselves and we all suffer By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times We’re all in this together, right? I’ll pause while you stop laughing. The 1970s were supposed to be the “Me Decade,” but it seems that what really happened was the emergence of the “Me Generation.” As that generation took power in the halls of government and corporate governance,...

Fallen officers to be remembered, May 10

Brass plaques honor the nine fallen police officers, killed in the line of duty, in Chester County, near the old county courthouse. WEST CHESTER — Chester County’s nine fallen police officers range from two members of the Kennett Square force who were fatally ambushed in 1972 by a key operative in the notorious Johnston Brothers gang to the sheriff fatally struck by a milk-delivery train on...

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 D’Ambrosio,...

E. Marlborough police warn of Thanksgiving burglaries

EAST MARLBOROUGH — It’s enough to make you consider skipping the stuffing. Township police are asking residents to keep an eye out on neighbor’s homes — especially those who have gone “over the river, and through the woods to grandma’s house” for Thanksgiving. It’s been an issue in recent years and police hope that a bit of vigilance can stem the tide. ...

Motorists warned after police mishap

Supervisors express concern about location of school bus stop on Rt. 926 By Nicole Brown, Correspondent, UnionvilleTimes.com BIRMINGHAM — At the Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday night, Chief of Police Thomas Nelling reported an accident involving a police cruiser. Last Tuesday, September 13, a police officer was driving west on 926 and was caught off guard by the stopped traffic just...