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Police/Court News

  • Georgia murder suspect arrested in Chester County

    A suspect in a Nov. 27 murder in Smyrna, Ga. was arrested on Dec. 2 in Chester County and is in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center, according to reports.

    According to a release from the Cobb County Police Department Office, officers were dispatched to the Cumberland Lodge in Smyrna, Ga. on Nov. 27 in connection with a person needing medical attention.

  • Newest Guardian ad Litem sworn in

    The newest Guardian ad litem raised her hand and was sworn in before Judge Coreen Khoury, a Family Court Judge of the 6th Circuit, in Chester County Family Court this Wednesday.

    Karen Nichols, who works in Chester, is the newest volunteer to join the ranks of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program for Chester and Fairfield Counties.

  • City fireman charged with domestic assault

    A now-former City of Chester fireman was arrested Wednesday on charges that he assaulted his wife.

  • Chester PD "staches" $310 during No-Shave November

    They were some pretty expensive moustaches and goatees, but they were grown in a good cause.

    The City of Chester Police Department participated in “No-Shave November” and raised a total of $310 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in honor of Collin Roberts, the young cancer patient who was made an honorary police officer by the department earlier this year.

  • Lancaster School Board Member charged with meth trafficking

    Lancaster County school board member James M. Brooks was charged Saturday with methamphetamine trafficking after a 3 a.m. traffic stop in Indian Land.
        Brooks and Carol Jean Broom, 37, of Fort Mill, were arrested by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies on Doby's Bridge Road, according to a release from sheriff's spokesman Doug Barfield. Brooks had a substance believed to be meth in his jacket pocket, according to the release.

  • Prostitution sting nets five arrests

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with two other agencies on an undercover prostitution sting.

  • Chester PD makes five arrests during "Operation Take Back"

    The City of Chester Police Department, Narcotics Division has made drug arrests on five suspects as part of “Operation Take Back”, the result of a two-year long investigation in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), according to a news release from the Chester PD. The state goal of Operation Take Back is “taking back the community one drug bust at a time.”

  • Let it grow

    Things will be getting a little hairy around the Chester Police Department this month.
    The department will be participating in No-shave November, an annual event that is used to draw attention to and raise awareness of cancer. Many cancer patients lose their hair, so those taking part in No-shave November let their hair "grow wild and free" for the month and donate the money they would normally spend on shaving supplies to cancer charities.

  • ECHO Task Force increases vigiliance against DUIs

    Law enforcement from across Chester County massed at Interstate 77-Exit 65 Wednesday morning in a show of strength to deliver a message to Chester County drivers. The message? To let motorists know law enforcement is going to be increasing their vigilance against drunk drivers and reckless drivers, especially during the upcoming holiday season.
    The occasion was also an opportunity for the ECHO (Empowering Communities for Healthy Outcomes) DUI Task Force to announce they would be putting up a series of billboards with a message about DUIs and dangerous driving habits.

  • Olsen pleads guilty to DHEC violation in Indian Land, charges from Chester landfull dropped

    The owner of an Indian Land landfill and recycling center sanctioned by state environmental officials in 2012 has pleaded guilty to willfully violating the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act.
    Ron Olsen, owner of Pressley’s Recycling Center at 9531 Charlotte Highway, entered the plea Oct. 3 in Lancaster County General Sessions Court and received a 90-day sentence, suspended upon time served, and one year probation.