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Police/Court News

  • Gibbons sworn in as circuit court judge

    Former Sixth Circuit Family Court Judge Brian Gibbons was sworn to office as the resident circuit court judge on Monday at the Chester County Courthouse. He replaces Judge Brooks Goldsmith who recently retired. S.C. Rep. Greg Delleney, a member of the Chester County Bar Association and former law partner with Gibbons, spoke at this ceremony and reflected on their professional introduction. Delleney said in 1992, he and his partner, Attorney Milton Hamilton, were seeking to hire an additional partner at their office.

  • Highway Patrol emphasizes safe holiday travel

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is requesting the community's help to maintain safe roadways during the Fourth of July holiday, said 1st Sgt. L.K. Guempel, commander of Troop 4, Post C.
    “Chester County is a wonderful place to live but it has seen many fatal crashes during our lifetimes,” Guempel said. “Our target is zero fatalities. Independence Day should be a great time of celebration and shouldn’t be marred by tragedies such as an automobile crash.”

  • Sheriff's Department increasing traffic stops

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department is stepping up its efforts to catch and ticket speeders.
    At Chester County Council's meeting two weeks ago, Maj. Randy Marsh addressed Chester County Council during the public forum. He said he wanted to address "some rumors" that have been spreading. He indicated that some citizens have been critical of the department for increasing the number of patrols that are taking place. However, he said the department is simply trying to enforce the law and keep people safe.

  • Arrest made in fatal shooting incident

    One man was killed and another was left in critical condition following an early morning shooting Sunday.
    According to the Chester County Sheriff's Department, two men were shot at a party at 786 Old York Road at approximately 12:30 a.m. Kendall Culp, 18, was killed in the incident while another man, whose name has not been disclosed as of yet, was shot. That man remains in critical condition.

  • Emergency Mangement social media sites a preparation tool

    Chester County Emergency Management is trying to evolve with the rest of the world by staying connected on social media, said Director Eddie Murphy.
    “The idea is, this is where the world is going,” Murphy said. “We put accounts on Facebook and Twitter to help inform our citizens.”

  • Man fatally injured crossing highway

    A man who was living at the Relax Inn in Richburg was fatally injured when he attempted to cross S.C. Highway 9 around 11 p.m. Monday night.
    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Bobby Tony Clark, 41, and his girlfriend were living at the motel and had walked across the street to the BP station. When the couple realized Clark had left his wallet in the room, Clark left to go get it.
    Tinker was uncertain if Clark was headed to the room or was returning to the store when he was struck by the vehicle.

  • Second arrest made in Burger King robbery
  • Armed robbery suspect arrested

    A man that allegedly robbed a local fast food establishment at gunpoint was apprehended a short time after the incident.

  • One arrested, one being sought in burglary

    One arrest has been made and authorities are searching for another individual in connection with a burglary.
    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division has charged a 15-year-old juvenile with first degree burglary and is searching for 17-year-old Christopher Marquavious Moore of 521 2nd Street in Chester. The two individuals forced their way into a window and removed multiple guns, jewelry, electronics and cash from a home located on  Peden Bridge Rd.

  • Man faces drug, trafficking and weapons charges

    A Chester man remained behind bars Thursday afternoon after he was arrested by the Chester County Sheriff's Office on June 6.