Car chase ends in crash, arrest

COATESVILLE – City police found themselves in an early morning car chase, Thursday, after reportedly seeing a car reported stolen in neighboring Valley — a chase that ran almost completely across the city and into neighboring Caln township before ending in a two-car crash. Police said that a city man, Eric Maucher, 28, was seen driving a 2011 Lexus RX 350 that had been reported stolen in Valley...

Man wanted in gun discharge, hit and run

COATESVILLE — A city man is wanted in connection with an incident Sunday evening, where at least one shot was fired and a man reportedly struck another person with his car, fleeing the scene. City Police are seeking Aaron Humphrey, 33, who, witnesses said, was engaged in a verbal altercation with two individuals who were not identified by police.

Event to build community food boxes, March 11

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event March 11 at 10 am at Caln Park to build Community Food Boxes. Five boxes will be assembled by volunteers, painted by local children and artists, and placed in public parks throughout Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville where they will provide instant access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in need. Michelle...

Local resident treats 75 girls from Coatesville to movie

By Lauren Parker, News Editor, The Times The 75 girls and 12 chaperones gathered with Alphonso Newsuan at New Life in Fellowship Church in Coatesville before going to the Movie Tavern in Exton to see Hidden Figures COATESVILLE – As the result of a great idea from local resident, Alphonso Newsuan, 75 African-American girls living in the Coatesville Area School District were recently treated to the...

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...

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...

Arrest made in Coatesville murder

Sheron “Ryda” Purnell COATESVILLE — Authorities announced they have made an arrest in a fatal October shooting, Wednesday. Sheron “Ryda” Purnell, 22, has been charged in the Oct. 3 shooting death of Kevin Jalbert on 6th Avenue. He was arrested Nov. 2, according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and city Police Chief Jack Laufer. Authorities said that the shooting...

Coatesville revitalization meeting, Nov. 9

COATESVILLE — City residents are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about their neighborhoods at a public meeting on Wednesday, November 9 at the Coatesville Senior Center as part of a neighborhood revitalization effort. Resident feedback is the primary component of the project which is being conducted through a planning grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation. The Chester County...

Reward offered for clues on four fatal shootings

COATESVILLE — The Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers and the Chester County District Attorney’s office is offering a combined total reward of $4,000 for information on the arrest and conviction of any one involved in a total of four fatal shootings in the city over the last few weeks. Two men — David Fitzsimmons and  William “Basil” Chance — died from gunshot wounds Sept. 28 in...

Coatesville’s Hudson named ODAC Player of the Week

Coatesville Area Hgh School graduate Jalen Hudson in action for Shenandoah University. FOREST, Va. – Sophomore Jalen Hudson has been named the ODAC Player of the Week for offense in selections announced Sunday afternoon by the league office. Hudson helped Shenandoah to a 36-33 ODAC victory over Emory and Henry Saturday afternoon with a pair of long touchdowns to start the second half that completely...