Police/Court News

  • Hazel Pittman Center prioritizes safety

    The Hazel Pittman Center (HPC) has not experienced any breaches of security or episodes of workplace violence like those that have occurred in places like Aurora, Co. or Sandy Hook, Conn. The agency is increasing its security efforts anyway.

  • Man wanted in armed robbery is arrested

    A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery has been arrested by the Chester County Sheriff's Department.
    On July 5 at approximately 11:22 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the Ramsey Grove Apartments in reference to a break-in in progress. A deputy walking up the stairs of the apartments observed a black male walk out wearing all black clothes. The man then ran back inside. The deputy walked inside the apartment and observed three men sitting at a kitchen table with their hands up. All three men told the deputy that the suspect had run out the back door.

  • Multi-agency rescue effort saves man from "distress" in river

    A “distress call” from a man kayaking on the Catawba River on Monday led to a successful, multi-agency rescue effort organized by Chester County Emergency Management, said Director Eddie Murphy.
    “We were notified of an incident on the river at 4:38 p.m.,” Murphy said. “Chester 911 had received a distress call.”

  • Sheriff's Office starts fan drive

    Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood announced that the Chester County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the 2013 Fan Drive.  Beginning July 8th, 2013, the Sheriff’s Office will be delivering fans to assist low income citizens in the community that are in need of them for the summer. The fans are free of charge to those that qualify. Deputies will conduct a home visit prior to placing a fan in a home.

  • Armed robbers get away with $1

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the Ramsey Grove Apartments on Flint Street around 11:22 p.m. Friday, July 5, in reference to a break-in in progress.
    According to a report from Sheriff's Office, an officer was walking up the stairs to the apartment when he saw a black male walk out of the apartment and then run back in. The man was wearing all black clothes, the report said.

  • Alleged Spratt bank robber captured in Florida

    Last Wednesday afternoon, the Chester City Police Department announced that the man wanted for the robbery of the Spratt Savings and Loan on Saluda Street in Chester had been captured.

  • 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.