National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...

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...

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...

Armed robbery reported at Caln Dollar General

CALN — Township police report a man robbed the Dollar General store in the Shoppes at Barley Sheaf Tuesday evening. According to police, the man, described as white or Hispanic, 5-foot-6, 150 pounds, with a thin mustache, allegedly approached the cashier and pulled up his shirt to display a revolver and demanded money.

Falling tree kills Kennett man in Caln

CALN — A Kennett Square man was killed Monday morning when a tree fell on his vehicle as he was driving south on North Caln Road, Township Police said.

Caln police investigating shooting incident

CALN — Township police are investigating an incident from Saturday night when shots were allegedly fired from a home on Avebury Stone Circle. No one was injured, police said, but it appeared that shots had penetrated the home’s windows and siding, during the incident which took place at approximately 9:40 p.m. Police said that an unsupervised party was going on at the time, involving high...

One arrested, one sought in Caln robbery

Miles Turner CALN — Township police said Wednesday they have taken one man into custody in relation to an armed robbery at a township home last week, while another man is being sought. Police announced the arrest of Myles Turner, 23, of Newark, DE, in relation to a robbery at gunpoint on Skyview Lane on Oct. 27. Turner was in custody in Delaware as of Wednesday afternoon, awaiting transfer to Chester...

Caln Community Day, Sept. 10

Caln Community Day will be celebrated on Saturday, September 10th, from 3pm until dark. In addition to the new time, this year’s expanded event will be held on G.O. Carlson Blvd between Municipal Drive and Thornridge Drive and will include many new events and activities like fireworks and a beer garden provided by Caln’s own Craft House.

Woman charged with embezzling from Caln business

Lisa R. Saxe CALN — A Delaware woman has been charged with taking some $220,000 from a township small business, apparently, police said, to fund her gambling habit. Lisa R. Saxe, of Claymont, Del., was charged with Theft, Access Device Fraud, Unlawful Use of a Computer and related charges, Wednesday by township police. 

Caln police seek help to find missing woman

Barbara Keenan CALN — Township police are asking for help from the public to locate a missing Marcus Hook woman who has gone missing for nearly a week after a visit to Brandywine Hospital. Police are trying to locate Barbara Keenan, almost a week after she sought treatment at the Brandywine Hospital on July 09. Police said Friday she has not been seen or heard from since she was discharged on...