DA’s Office announces arrest of two state Constables over pipeline work

Michael Robel (left) and Kareen Johnson. Just days after a loud boom startled pipeline neighbors — an incident now under investigation — county law enforcement authorities arrested two state Constables for misusing their elected positions on behalf of the Mariner East II pipeline. Chester County District Attorney Chief of Staff Charles Gaza announced the arrest of two state constables for illegally...

Two face charges of seeking ‘murder for hire’

Christopher Pickard Two people from State College are facing charges that they engaged in a murder for hire scheme to silence a potential witness in a drug bust earlier this year in Charlestown. District Attorney Tom Hogan said that Christopher Pickard and Latrice Harrington attempted to arrange the death of another person — presumably a person who was in the car with Pickard when he was arrested...

Two youths arrested in Coatesville slaying

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times COATESVILLE — Two city teens have been arrested and charged as adults in the shooting death of a man, Tuesday. Edward Pinto, 17, and TaJ’a Richards, 16, were taken into custody by city police, assisted by the Chester County Detectives, Thursday, according to a police press release posted on the City’s Facebook page, late Thursday night.  ...

Four charged in E. Bradford slaying

Four have been charged with Thursday night’s slaying of a 17-year old high school student in East Bradford. From top left clockwise, Darrell Woodward, Onray Winfield, Gerald Myers and Byron Stevens. Local law enforcement officials tell a chilling story of a West Chester-area high school student who was brutally killed over a small amount of marijuana and $30 and left to die from a gunshot...

State Police Operation Nighthawk nets 162 arrests

State police from numerous stations in and around Chester County teamed up with officers from twenty three municipal police departments to conduct Operation Nighthawk on March 27-28 2015. Operation Nighthawk is a specialized training and enforcement program aimed at reducing impaired driving. A total of 127 State and Municipal Police Officers participated in the event.   ...

Two face drug, child endangerment charges

Ronnice Osborne NEW GARDEN — Two township residents face a range of drug and child endangerment charges, following a search of home last week. Ronnice Osborne, 38, and Alejo Lourido-Santiago, 62, face charges after township said they found drug paraphernalia: used uncapped syringes, blue wax paper bags with residue commonly used for heroin, small clear plastic bags used for packaging illegal...

Three arrested on drug charges

NEW GARDEN — After tips from the public led to an undercover operation and a two-month investigation township police announced Monday that they had arrested and charged three local residents with various charges related to allegedly operating an illegal drug sales operation out of a Baltimore Pike home. Police said they executed a search warrant on Oct. 16,in the early morning hours, at 947...

10 charged with heroin dealing

Eight alleged to have been dealing deadly drug in southern Chester County By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State, county and local police announced the arrests of 10 individuals on charges of selling heroin. From left, top: Alejandro Guzman, John Anderson, bottom, from left, William Jones and Kyle Kellner Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Monday a series of 10 arrests this month...