Police/Court News

  • Chief Williams answers question on shootings, violence in city

    Chester Police Chief Eric Williams held a news conference last week to address the recent shootings in the City of Chester and what steps his department was taking to prevent more violence. He also called on the public’s help in working with the department to report any suspicious activity they saw. Such an early report could be what stops further violence, he said. Following a brief statement, Chief Williams, flanked by his officer and investigators at the podium, answered some specific questions from the members of the media.

  • Police arrest two who fled checkpoint

    The Chester Police Department arrested two suspects and are seeking a third who first led police on a vehicle chase and then escaped on foot before being arrested.

  • Dorsey to seniors: "My job is to keep you safe"

    Interim Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey told the seniors of the Chester Senior Adult Club recently, “my job is to keep you safe” and then explained how he planned to do that.

    Dorsey addressed the seniors recently at the Leroy Springs Complex at the Chester Country Club.

  • Massey renews call for Citizens Review Board

    Chester citizen John Massey, who has been an advocate for community issues for some time, is calling for the creation of a Citizens Review Board to provide community oversight and accountability on law enforcement matters.

  • Quality, but not quantity

    Interim Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey said Monday that the quality of people working in his department is very high. The quantity, however, is not.

    Dorsey addressed Chester County Council on Monday night on a range of topics, including the purchase of new radios and vehicles. He took the occasion, though, to make note of his personnel, which stands as both a strength and a reason for concern.

  • BREAKING NEWS: McClinton denied bond

    Saying he presented a “substantial risk” to the community, Judge Diane Goodstein denied a bond request for Quinton McClinton

    McClinton is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, in connection with a shooting at a local club in December. Bond had been refused previously and McClinton’s “stand your ground” defense was denied a month ago.

  • Dorsey says meet and greets effective

    Chester County Interim Sheriff Max Dorsey has held a series of five “coffee with a cop” meet and greets with citizens, continues to arrange more opportunities for citizens to interact with law enforcement and shows no signs of stopping. That’s because he believes these meetings out in the community have been very successful, he said.

    The N&R caught up with Sheriff Dorsey at the “Breakfast with Badges” event held at Crossroads Restaurant and Grill to ask him how he thinks the meet and greets have been doing.

  • First responders complete active shooter training

    Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey on Monday announced the completion of some of the most comprehensive active shooter training ever held in Chester County. The multi-day training was a collaborative effort achieved by the strong partnership between the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and the Chester County School District.

    “It is my belief that vigorous training for an active shooter situation is more critical now than ever before, and we must keep our children safe,” said Sheriff Dorsey.

  • Sheriff's department investigating drive-by shooting

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that took place Saturday night in which a man allegedly fired at his ex girlfriend and another victim as they sat in a car.

    According to incident reports, the shooting took place on Culp Road in Edgemoor Saturday shortly after 7:30 p.m. At that time, the two victims were sitting in a Buick Lacrosse when the woman, sitting in the passenger seat, noticed a white/cream-colored SUV ride by, turned around near the end of Friendship Drive and rode by them again.

  • Sheriff deputy's employment terminated after DUI arrest

    A Chester County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Thursday night and has since been relieved of his duties.

    According to a release from interim Sheriff Max Dorsey, Evan Robert Hawthorne, 25, a resident of Rock Hill, was arrested by the S.C. Highway Patrol Thursday night at approximately 11:15 p.m. The arrest came after a single vehicle accident that occurred in the parking lot of the Chester Park School Complex on S.C. Highway 9. Hawthorne was found to be driving his patrol vehicle, however, he was not actually on duty at the time of the accident.