State Police, PennDOT start ‘Click it, or ticket’ push

With Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season approaching, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and municipal departments across Pennsylvania today announced that they will partner to participate in the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement from May 14 through June 3, 2018. Pennsylvania law requires drivers and...

State Police seek youth camp applicants

The Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania American Legion are seeking applicants for “State Police Youth Week,” a summer leadership camp designed for teenagers interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the military. State Police Youth Week was established in 1970 with the goal of improving the relationship between Pennsylvania’s youth and the law enforcement community. The...

State Police allege dog fighting operation in Coatesville

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times “Nibbles” —a mixed-breed dog found by police during a traffic stop, showed injuries consistent with dog fighting, leading to an investigation and arrest last week. The State Police have broken up an apparent dog fighting operation in Coatesville and arrested a city man on various charges of animal cruelty as well as additional drug and weapon charges....

Have a happy — and safe — Thanksgiving

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Whether you’re hitting the road to be home with family, or hosting the brood at your place, there’s a few simple tips from local and state experts to make your travel and holiday safer and happier. First, of course, I’ll throw in one of my own: don’t talk about politics. No, seriously. Don’t. I’d suggest other, less explosive topics such as “how...

Time for Costello to show just a hint of courage

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Sometime later this afternoon, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-6) will hold a town hall meeting. That’s the good news. The bad news is that he’s holding it in Historic Courtroom 1, limiting it to 100 people, it was announced Thursday and filled up within minutes — and no one can record the video. Some sort of modern-day Stasi will be at the door, demanding “papers,...

State Police warn on Valentine’s ‘Sweetheart’ scams

In recognition of Valentine’s Day, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds the public – particularly users of dating and matchmaking websites – to protect themselves against online sweetheart scams. Also referred to as a romance scam, the sweetheart scam is a common way for thieves to trick strangers into sending them large amounts of cash. The perpetrator typically preys on the loneliness...

State Police looks back on achievments of 2016

This week, State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker reviewed the department’s achievements and the State Police issued a run down of some of the steps they’ve taken to keep the citizens of Pennsylvania safe in 2016. “In 2016, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has continued to carry the designation of the “First and Finest” state police agency in the country while advancing into...

State Police to ramp DUI enforcement for holidays

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will join with more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide to participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving enforcement campaign from Dec. 16, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017.  Troopers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers with high-visibility patrols and at DUI checkpoints, according...

State Police to focus on seat belts, impaired driving for holidays

The Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invite parents and caregivers to make this holiday season a safer one by taking advantage of free car seat checks across the state that will complement the nationwide Click It or Ticket “Operation Safe Holiday” enforcement effort occurring from November 20 through December 4. Troopers and other department...

Coffee with a Cop, Wednesday

CALN — The Pennsylvania State Police Embreeville Station will hold a Coffee with a Cop event to be held on Wednesday, March 30th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts located at 3907 Lincoln Hwy, Downingtown, PA 19335. The event provides a unique opportunity for citizens and police officers to come together to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee in an informal, neutral...