Man charged with making bomb threat against police

COATESVILLE — A City man was charged with making a bomb threat against the city police department, Wednesday. Police said that a bomb threat was called into police headquarters via 911, at 9:53 p.m., Tuesday night, by what was identified as a male voice. The building was immediately evacuated and searched (including City Hall), with help from the Chester County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. ...

Coatesville PD seeks info on man trying to lure girls into car

COATESVILLE — City police are looking for more information about a pair of alleged incidents involving a man in a car attempting to verbally lure juvenile females into it, Thursday, as the girls were walking to school. Police did not share details or locations of the reported incidents, but are asking anyone with additional information — or if anyone else may have been approached — to contact...

Kennett detective honored; police union recognized

Potential for growth of police dept. discussed By Eliza Mohler, Correspondent, Kennett Times Kennett Township Detective Amanda Wenrich (right) receiving a special commendation from Chief of Police Lydell Nolt for her extensive work on a home burglary investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspects. KENNETT – Much of the discussion at the Wednesday night meeting of the Kennett Township...

Cache of drugs, weapons discovered in Coatesville home

Man sought in connection with activities at the home Ronald Smith COATESVILLE — A city man is being sought in connection to a cache of drugs and weapons discovered in his Valley Road home after police and other law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant there on Nov. 11. City police said Friday that they found “large quantities” of drugs, five firearms, and money after executing...

Man, struck, killed by car in Caln

CALN — A Massachachusetts man was struck and killed by a car on Lincoln Highway early Friday, police said. Michael Joseph Kalesnick, 51, of North Weymouth, Massachusetts was struck by a minivan in the 1600 block of Lincoln Highway at 1:15 a.m. The minivan, police said, was driven by Rodrique Jones of Coatesville.    Send article as PDF   

Police: couple robbed at gunpoint at Caln home

CALN — Police say a township couple was robbed at gunpoint at their Skyview Lane home late Thursday. According to police, the couple had just returned to their home when a subject wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun quickly approached the victim and demanded money, the man’s wallet and phone. He complied and was ordered to the ground. The suspect pointed the gun at him and subsequently...

Kennett Sq. says farewell to Zunino

Long-time borough police chief to retire By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Square Police Chief Edward Zunino is retiring — Borough Council voted to accept his letter or retirement, Monday night. KENNETT — The Kennett Square Borough Council voted to accept the letter of retirement from long-time borough Police Chief Edward Zunino at its meeting on Monday night. Chief Zunino...

Violence is never the solution

We need to put aside anger and talk about what’s going on and why By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times We live in angry times, something we should all be worried about. From the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the streets of our cities, folks are expressing their anger, often at each other and not in particularly helpful or useful ways. Like everyone else, I’m horrified by the...

Kennett supervisors salute township police

New firetruck highlighted along with multiple projects  By Kelly O’Hara, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett Township’s Board of Supervisors discuss a potential zoning change during Wednesday night’s meeting. KENNETT — Township officials took time during the Chief of Police report to express their thanks and pledge their support to the Kennett Township Police Department during Wednesday...

National Night Out, Aug. 2 in Kennett Sq.

The Carter Community Development Corporation along with the police forces of The Borough of Kennett Square and Kennett Township will celebrate the 6th National Night Out Celebration on Tuesday August 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the 200 & 300 Block of East Linden Street in Kennett Square. For five years, the Kennett Square Police Department and school age members of the community have gathered...