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Serial child rapist sentenced

A board shows Hugh Taussig-Lux's crimes and ages of his victims.

A 20-year-old man from Media was sentenced to up to 27 years in prison for multiple sexual assault charges involving a dozen children, some as young as 12 years old. Authorities believe, however, there are more victims. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced the sentencing of Hugh Taussig-Lux during a press conference at the County Courthouse Tuesday ...

 
 

Police Log March 1: Accidents, DUI, aggravated assault

• State police from the Avondale barracks said Margaret McIntosh, 61, of Reading, was cited following an accident on Doe Run Road in West Marlborough Township on Feb. 17. According to a report, she was stopped at a stop sign at Doe Run and Apple Grove Road, but failed to yield the right of way and pulled out in front of an approaching car. Police said he other driver ...

 

Police Log Feb 22: Stolen car, DUIs, theft

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, were investigating a report of a vehicle stolen from Concordville Nissan’s remote lot on Route 202 in Concord Township. The theft happened sometime between noon on Jan. 31 and 10 a.m. on Feb. 1. • Wojciech Dabrowski, 34, of Philadelphia, was arrested for attempting to buy a firearm at Targetmaster in ...

 

Police Log Feb. 15: DUIs, drug possession

• According to state police, a 20-year-old man from Garnet Valley was arrested for drug possession on Feb. 10. A report said Ian Frank Murphy was arrested at 11:57 p.m. when police investigated the report of a suspicious vehicle in a rear parking lot on Braxton Way in Concord Township. The report said Murphy was in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. • Police ...

 

Police Log Feb. 8: Identity theft, DUI

• A 36-year-old Concord Township resident had his identity stolen in January and was charged several thousand dollars for merchandise he hadn’t authorized. State police said the victim’s personal information was used to open several credit cards in his name in Ohio and in Buffalo, N.Y. • State police from the Avondale barracks said Kim Lamont Gordy, 57, of Newark, ...

 

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 ...