We need to have a real talk about race — and the police

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa It was a quiet night in Chester County, last night. Thankfully. But all around America, angry protests — and yes looting, burning and violence — broke out for another night over the police killing of George Floyd, captured on video that literally made it around the world. One of the officers involved was ultimately arrested and charged with third...

Six police officers may have been exposed to Coronavirus

The Chester County Commissioners and County Health officials announced Thursday the possible exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) of a small number of county-based law enforcement officials who were responding to an incident in West Chester on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Four West Goshen Police Officers and two Chester County Sheriff K-9 Deputies had direct contact with a K-9 Officer from Lower Providence...

Caln Police say pipe bomb found at 14th and Olive

CALN – The Township Police Department is investigating the discovery of a pipe bomb at 2:40PM today near the southwest corner of the intersection of 14th Avenue and Olive Street in the west end of the township. A postal carrier reportedly observed the device and contacted police. Officers, with the assistance of fire police, established a containment zone pending arrival of the Montgomery County...

Authorities seek public’s help on W. Fallowfield murder

Local authorities are seeking information about this car — missing — after the body of its owner was discovered late Thursday in West Fallowfield. Authorities are asking the public for help in finding the killer of a man whose body was discovered Thursday night in West Fallowfield. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and West Fallowfield Police Department are investigating a homicide...

Kennett Board of Supervisors thinking big, acting local

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Real estate developer John Lynch (standing, far left) and Kennett Township Chief of Police Lydell Nolt (seated, far right) discuss plans for the Sinclair Springs development with residents. KENNETT – The Board of Supervisors looked to the future during Wednesday night’s meeting as they agreed to move forward with some initiatives to enhance life in the township. Chief...

Kennett backs fight against Gerrymandering

Township swears in two new police officers By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Governor Tom Wolf presents Kennett Township staff with the 2017 Local Government Excellence in Building Community Partnerships award, in recognition of the creation of Barkingfield Park. Courtesy: Kennett Township. KENNETT  – The room was packed during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting as dozens of citizens...

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 Board...

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...