‘Operation Silent Night’ returns, 40 arrested

COATESVILLE — With urban crime again on the rise around the country, local and county law enforcement moved to bring back “Operation Silent Night” in an attempt to stem violent crime and drug dealing in the city, with this summer’s operation leading to the arrest of 40 people. Chester County district Attorney Tom Hogan announced the results of the reconstituted program, Tuesday,...

Hogan to chair regional drug strike force

From left to right: Sam Rabadi, Special Agent in Charge, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, the outgoing Chair of HIDTA; District Attorney Tom Hogan; SAC Gary Tuggle; and HIDTA Executive Director Jerry Daley . Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has been named Chair of the region’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”) Program Executive Board....

DA: Chesco child abuse reports spike in 2015

WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Wednesday that reports of child abuse in Chester County shot up from 414 in 2014 to 1306 in 2015. Hogan said he expected the number to rise in 2016, in addition. Three factors, Hogan said, appear to be driving the increase.    Send article as PDF   

County Chief of Detectives Vito to retire at end of 2015

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan congratulates Chief of Chester County Detectives James Vito on his retirement, effective at the end of the year. WEST CHESTER — The county’s top investigative officer, Chester County Detectives Chief James Vito will retire at the end of 2015, District Attorney Tom Hogan said Wednesday. Vito currently is the longest serving member of the District...

Corbin, Hogan to host scam prevention seminar

WEST BRANDYWINE — State Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155) said Monday that space is still available for residents of the 155th District to attend a Scam Prevention Seminar she’s hosting with Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan this Thursday, Oct. 1.  It will start at 7 p.m. and take place in the auditorium of Freedom Village, 15 West Brandywine Ave. The seminar is free and open to any of Corbin’s...

No charges in Patton gun incident

Parent who left weapon in unlocked car to surrender permit, weapon By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Citing “prosecutorial discretion” Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Thursday that he had decided not to file charges against against a man charged with bringing a firearm to Patton Middle School on Sept. 3. The firearm was found in the man’s unlocked running car by school...

Hogan, area DAs push for PreK to cut crime

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan speaks at a legislative breakfast Wednesday in support of expansion of funding for pre-kindergarten programs. KING OF PRUSSIA — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and other southeast Pennsylvania prosecutors came out strong this week to support an initiative by Gov. Tom Wolf to fund pre-kindergarten programs as a long-term way to boost high...

Don’t expect much political change in 2015

Although new approaches seem badly needed, expect the ‘same old, same old’ this year By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times New year, same old politics. As 2015 dawns, even with new majorities in state and federal legislatures, as well as a brand new governor and a new county commissioner, things are arguably more the same than different. In terms of the federal government, it’s not just...

Priest charged with posting child porn on Instagram

Fr. Mark Haynes WESTTOWN — A parish priest was charged Friday with possession and dissemination of child pornography. Mark Haynes, 55, a priest assigned to Saints Simon & Jude Parish in the township, according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. Haynes was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of children for possessing and disseminating child pornography. “Every person...

Tredyffrin man charged in friend’s overdose

Dillon Quinn TREDYFFRIN —A township man has been charged in the August overdose death of another township man, with authorities saying he brokered a Philadelphia drug deal that delivered the fatal dose to the man. Dillon Quinn, 19, was charged Tuesday with numerous offenses including drug dealing resulting death, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and township Superintendent of Police...