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Police/Court News

  • SLED to investigate firefighter incident

    S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson's office has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to open an investigation into the Feb. 14 altercation between two West Chester firefighters and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and deputies led to assault charges for Andrew and Thomas Martin, the two firefighters.
    According to Mark Powell, the communications director for the Attorney General's office, both Underwood and the Chester County Fire Chief's Association requested that the AG's office investigate the issue.

  • No decision on new 911 motions

    A hearing on two new motions filed in the case of who will control Chester County E911 was recessed on Thursday and is scheduled to pick back up today.

  • Great Falls robbery suspect arrested Tuesday

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office made an arrest Tuesday morning in connection with an armed robbery at Sumner's Deli in Great Falls Monday night.
    According to an incident report from the Sheriff's Office and the Chester County Detention Center website, James Alex Roberts, 36, of 15973 State Highway 200, Great Falls, has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Rural fire chiefs stand behind Martins

    The rural fire chiefs in Chester County are standing behind two West Chester Fire Department firefighters—one of them chief of the department – and calling for a State Attorney General investigation into the incident between them and Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood, and the arrests made by the sheriff's office following that incident.

  • Recording of incident does exist

    The alleged scuffle between two volunteer firemen, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood and some of his deputies Friday was apparently captured on tape.

  • SCHP offers safe driving tips

    The S.C. Highway Patrol if offering some helpful winter weather driving tips during the winter storm that is blanketing the county this week.

    Speed –  Slow down for wet, snowy or icy conditions. You will be more likely to maintain control of your vehicle at lower speeds. Slow down when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady spots. These are all candidates for developing black ice — a thin coating of clear ice that can form on the pavement surface that may be difficult to see.

  • Chief urges all to stay off roads

    With snow having hit the area on Tuesday and predicted to continue into Thursday, City of Chester Police Chief Andre' Williams is urging residents to stay off the slick and icy roads if at all possible.

  • Sheriff's Department makes seven meth arrests

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office and SLED teamed up on Monday to arrest seven individuals on charges related to manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine.
    According to incident reports, two separate search warrants were executed on two Lancaster Highway homes in Fort Lawn.

  • Chester chief sides with sheriff in 911 dispute

    Another county police chief has sided with Sheriff Alex Underwood in the battle to determine who will control Chester County's E911 operations.

  • Sheriff's Department investigates shots fired call

    Officers with the Chester County Sheriff's Office are investigating a report of shots fired at a Chester County apartment complex.
    According to Major Mary Anne Tolbert with the CCSO, officers were called to the Ramsey Grove Apartments Tuesday afternoon about 12:15 on Flint Street in Chester on a shots fired call. There was no victim and no suspect has been identified at this time.
    The Sheriff's Department is continuing the investigation.