Police

Police Log Feb. 1: Identity theft, hotel theft

• A Chadds Ford woman was the victim of identity theft, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police. Her identity was stolen sometime on Jan. 13. The unknown suspect used the information to make purchases and to change her address to Texas. The investigation is continuing. • An employee at the Wyndham Hotel in Concord Township is suspected of stealing $240 ...

 
 

Chesco officials tout benefits of Smart911

Chester County officials are applauding the debut of Smart911,  a new emergency preparedness program. Robert J. Kagel, Chester County’s director of the Department of Emergency Services, introduced the free service at the Chester County Commissioners’ Sunshine meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Smart911 allows individuals and families to create a safety profile online ...

 

Police Log Jan. 25: Fugitives from justice

• A Silver Springs, Md. woman, Katrina Coleman, was taken into custody in New Garden Township on Jan. 12. State police said there was a warrant for her arrest out of St. Charles Parish, La. • State police from the Avondale barracks arrested a fugitive from justice on Nov. 7. A press release issued Jan. 20 said Matthew Pasher Cahall, of Millsboro Del., refused to ...

 

Police Log Jan. 18: Doors stolen; retail theft

• State police from the Media barracks reported a 29-year-old man stole from the Target store in Concord Township. The suspect, who was not named in the police report, placed items in his cart and left the store without paying, the report said. • An unknown suspect stole nine doors from a construction site on Drayton Way in Concord Township. The theft took place ...

 

New police force for Southern Chester County

The newly formed Southern Chester County Regional Police Department was formally inaugurated with the swearing-in of 20 uniformed personnel Thursday night. Police departments from two municipalities — New Garden Township and the borough of West Grove — were officially joined into one during the Jan. 12 ceremony held at Kennett Middle School. Gerald Simpson, who had ...

 

Police Log Jan. 11: DUI, bench warrant arrest, resisting arrest

• A 26-year-old woman from Cochranville faces DUI charges following a traffic stop on Route 41 in New Garden Township on Dec. 30. State police from the Avondale barracks said the driver, not identified in the report, was stopped because she was driving 62 mph in 45 mph zone. Troopers detected the smell of alcohol, she showed signs of being under the influence and a ...

 

Sheriff warns of phone scams

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has issued a warning to Chester County residents regarding a phone scam that occurred several years ago and is recurring now. Welsh stated “there is an organized effort on the part of individuals attempting to scam residents of Chester County. We need to inform our citizens that these calls are bogus and do not originate ...

 

Police Log Jan. 5: DUIs, drug possession

• State police from the Media barracks arrested an unidentified 49-year-old white male from Concord Township for DUI on Dec. 15. The arrest was made at 10:26 p.m. on Route 1 at Evergreen Road. Police said the accused admitted to drinking just prior to being stopped.  • Christopher B. Lovelund, 34, of West Chester, was arrested for DUI on Route 202 in Chadds Ford ...

 

Body found in house fire identified

State police have identified the body of a man found dead in a house fire in Concord Township as 61-year-old Edward Patrick Henasey. Henasey’s was found after firefighters and police responded to a house fire in the 800 block of Naaman’s Creek shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 27. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the state police Fire Marshal Unit.

 

Police Log Dec. 28: Hit and run, Christmas gifts stolen

• State police from the Media barracks said Jason Scott McCaskill, of Concord Township, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop at Route 202 at Summit Street in Concord Township on Dec. 10. • Sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 23 and 7 a.m. on Dec. 24, someone stole two Target gift cards and a bag of presents from a car parked in the lot of Painters Crossing ...

 

Body found in house fire

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a house fire in Concord Township. An unidentified man was dead in the house. A release from Troop K, Media barracks, said the fire broke out at the home in the 800 block of Naaman’s Creek Road shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. Assisting at the scene were Delaware County CID, the county medical examiner and the Concord Township ...