Police/Court News

  • FINAL UPDATE: Jury finds Jermaine Bell guilty of murder

    Jermaine Bell will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Chester County jury found him guilty of the 2015 strangling death of Judith Lindsay Friday afternoon. The jury returned it’s verdict in just over two hours.

  • Chester PD plans community events

    The City of Chester Police Department has several events in and around the community designed to strengthen police and community relations, especially with the kids, said Makeesharia Tobias, the Chester PD public information officer.

    The department partners with the City of Chester this Friday at Joe Collins Stadium for the “Red, White and Boom” Independence Day celebration. The police department will have a table set up and some activities for the kids who come by to visit them.

  • Bell Murder trial, day four

    Testimony continued Thursday in the murder trial of Jermaine Bell who stands accused of strangling Judith Lindsay to death two years ago.

  • UPDATED: Bell murder trial, days two and three

    There were four juror-related hiccups along the way, but the murder trial of Jermaine Marquel Bell got underway this week.

    Bell stands charged with the 2015 murder of Judith Lindsay, whose naked body was found a few hundred feet from her Fifth Street home in Chester County. The cause of death was asphyxiation brought on by strangling.

  • UPDATED: Bell murder trial begins

    It’s taken almost two years for the murder trial of Jermaine Marquel Bell to make it to court and the proceedings were stalled by another day on Monday.

  • Five-year-old murder case dismissed

    A five-year-old Chester murder case has been dismissed because of insufficient evidence.

  • Two Chester men face 20-year sentences on drug charges

    A pair of Chester men have plead guilty to drug charges in federal court.

    United States Attorney Beth Drake announced Monday that Jacques Andre Jackson and Willie Joseph Roberts, pled guilty in federal court to federal drug charges associated with their participation in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. United States District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis, of Columbia, accepted the guilty pleas and will impose sentence after she has reviewed the presentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

  • City police recover missing property

    It was case closed and a happy homeowner that recently got some missing property returned, thanks to the City of Chester Police Department.

    Dave Claytor, the proprietor of the Inn Upon Moon River Plantation B&B left his lawnmower in his yard while cutting some weeds at nearby St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. When he came back from that short task, he discovered his lawnmower was missing.

  • Chester citizens sit down for "Coffee with a Cop"

    Coffee flowed (for those who were drinking it) hand-delivered by some of the City of Chester and Chester County’s finest law enforcement officers. Conversation with the law enforcement officers also flowed at Chester’s T&M Restaurant Tuesday morning during the first “Coffee with a Cop” session.

  • The shoe is on the other foot

    You put high heels on and you change.

    – Manolo Blahnik