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...

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...

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...

Man, struck, killed by car in Caln

CALN — A Massachachusetts man was struck and killed by a car on Lincoln Highway early Friday, police said. Michael Joseph Kalesnick, 51, of North Weymouth, Massachusetts was struck by a minivan in the 1600 block of Lincoln Highway at 1:15 a.m. The minivan, police said, was driven by Rodrique Jones of Coatesville.

Police: couple robbed at gunpoint at Caln home

CALN — Police say a township couple was robbed at gunpoint at their Skyview Lane home late Thursday. According to police, the couple had just returned to their home when a subject wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun quickly approached the victim and demanded money, the man’s wallet and phone. He complied and was ordered to the ground. The suspect pointed the gun at him and subsequently...

Violence is never the solution

We need to put aside anger and talk about what’s going on and why By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times We live in angry times, something we should all be worried about. From the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the streets of our cities, folks are expressing their anger, often at each other and not in particularly helpful or useful ways. Like everyone else, I’m horrified by the recent...

Man charged with attacking Coatesville police officer

COATESVILLE — In the wake of attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, violence against local police came home to Chester County when a man allegedly attacked a City Police officer in broad daylight with a rock — an incident that sent a police officer to the hospital with injuries. At approximately 1:50 p.m. Monday, Coatesville Police Patrolman Jared Davis was on patrol in a marked police...