Sheriff: Phone scam artists are back

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has reissued a warning to county residents following repeated reports of jury service scams in Chester County. Bogus calls to county residents, claiming to come from the Sheriff’s Office, note failure to report for jury duty, resulting in the threat of an arrest warrant. The caller, who typically uses the names of real Chester...

Sheriff under fire over ‘like’ of FB post defending KKK, neo-Nazi groups

Updated, 4:00 p.m. With expanded comments from Caln Commissioner Josh Young By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh The Sheriff of Chester County is under fire from county Democrats, local elected officials and social media users after liking a Facebook post that suggested Klan members, Neo-Nazi’s and White Supremacists offer less of threat to...

Sheriff’s fugitive unit keeps under the radar

Members of the Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit don some of the equipment they wear on the job. WEST CHESTER — It comes as no surprise that few people know much about the Chester County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit: It often works under cover of darkness. Before most county residents have awakened, the eight members of this elite team have donned 35 pounds of equipment...

Sheriff’s Office announces promotions

Jason Suydam WEST CHESTER — The Deputy Sheriff taking over as second in command of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office could have never predicted his career path. Jason Suydam, hired as a deputy sheriff in February 2006, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Deputy George March. Suydam was promoted to corporal in April 2008, sergeant in June 2010, lieutenant in March 2014,...

Sheriff’s Deputy overcomes Iraq wounds to serve public again

Mike Sarro of the Chester County Sheriff’s Department. A former Marine brought an exemplary background with him when he applied for a position as a Chester County deputy sheriff in 2014. Both the credentials and demeanor of Mike Sarro, 37, an award-winning, 2013 graduate of the Delaware County Police Academy, prompted praise that was followed by a dramatic, short-lived pause.   ...

Wild game dinner raises funds for Sheriff’s K-9 unit

Chester County deputy sheriffs work their magic in the kitchen for the 2017 Wild Game Dinner.Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh poses with some of the deputies who make the event happen.Welsh (right) listens Chester County Lt. Harry McKinney addresses the crowd. For the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, “game on” conveys a message that extends beyond the phrase’s familiar use:...

Deputy celebrates 30 years in Sheriff’s office

Hercules “Herc” Avello WEST CHESTER — More than three decades ago, an unlikely confluence of regional influences – mushrooms, the Wyeths, and a passel of crooks – redefined a Kennett Square resident’s career path. Hercules “Herc” Avello, who marked his 30th anniversary with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office last month, said he expected to follow his father’s footsteps into...

Sheriff announces seven new deputies

Joining Chester County Sheriff Carolyn ‘Bunny’ Welsh (second from right ) are new deputies Peter Gardner (counterclockwise from left), Joel Buccialia, Josue Pifer, Brian Carr, CaTray Parker, Mario Dioguardi and Christian Medina. WEST CHESTER — Following an eight-week training regimen that ended last week, seven new deputy sheriffs will be assuming duties throughout Chester County,...

Downingtown students raise money for K-9 unit

Deputy Sheriff Dan Mccole, K-9 Nero, Deputy Sheriff Mike Sarro, Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, Shamona Creek fourth grade teacher Cathy Tomlinson, Shamona Creek Principal Norma Jean Welsh, Downingtown Area School District Superintendent Lawrence Mussoline and Deputy Sheriff Harry McKinney. DOWNINGTOWN — Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and some of her K-9 deputies visited Shamona Creek...

Sheriff announces reorg, promotions

From left, Chester County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy George March, Sergeant Janis Pickell, Corporal Wayne Johnson, Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, Corporal Brad DeSando, Captain Jason Suydam, Lieutenant Adam Sibley and Corporal Robert Buckley. WEST CHESTER — Six Chester County Deputy Sheriffs were sworn in to new positions this week as a result of an office reorganization undertaken by County...