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Police/Court News

  • Judge sets bond for Blackwell

    Bond for a woman who allegedly put her infant son in a refrigerator, leading to his death, was originally “taken under advisement” by Judge Keith Kelly, but he did set a bond shortly after the proceedings ended.

    In August, Angela Renee Blackwell, 27, of Chester was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of her son William David Paul Lewis.

  • A better place

    The usual procedure for a non-violent offender, a shoplifter, for example, is to sentence them to prison time. If the offense has to do with a suspect’s substance abuse, 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman thinks there’s a better place that offender could be sent to – drug treatment court.

  • 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.