Police/Court News

  • Chester County roads fair well during holiday travel

    Chester County roads faired well compared to surrounding York and Lancaster counties during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
    Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol said there were two collisions in Chester County between Wednesday, Nov. 27, and Sunday, Dec. 1. There were 179 cases and 118 warnings issued.
    In Lancaster County, there were 20 crashes, 193 cases and 189 warnings.
    York County had 31 crashes, 578 cases and 457 warnings.

  • Man in fight released on bond

    A Chester man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident last week that left one man dead.
    Brian Robert Christopher, 28, of Dewey Street, Chester, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 26, by the Chester County Sheriffs Office and charged with weapons/sale or delivery of pistol to and possession by certain persons unlawful, stolen pistol.
    Christopher was given a $25,000 surety bond and was released on Thursday, Nov. 28.

  • UPDATED: Underwood files restraining order against county, Roddey

    In response to the county filing a since-withdrawn restraining order against him, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has now filed one against the county in general and against County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey in particular.

  • Man killed in Tuesday shooting

    An afternoon assault between several subjects on Steele Road off Old Catholic Church Road in the Blackstock Community left one man dead and another with gunshot injuries Tuesday.
    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said John Michael Hinnant, 30, of 4746 Dewitt Road, Blackstock, was killed in the shooting incident  that happened around 12:16 p.m.
    Tinker said Hinnant was pronounced dead on the scene.

  • Chester's hottest pass the torch

     These series of articles are dedicated to the firefighting lives and memories of Firemen Robert Boyd, Jimmy Jeter and Todd Orr, who are still spoken of with high respect, high regard and an enduring love within the ranks of the Chester Fire Department.

  • Probate court will close two days in December

    Many probate courts around the state, including Chester County's, will be closed for two days next month.

  • Multiple arrests made in break-in cases

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office has made several arrests in a pair of recent burglaries.

  • Struggle for 911 control continues

    The struggle over who controls Chester County's E-911 services has included a trespass notice, a firing and a request for a temporary restraining order.

  • Man reportedly shot, suspects being sought


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    Law enforcement officials are looking for three individuals in connection with a shooting that occurred around noon on Old Catholic Church Road in Chester.

  • Free emergency training classes being offered

    The Chester County Office of Emergency Management is offering the public the opportunity to attend free emergency training classes starting next month.
    The office is offering the opportunity to all citizens. The classes will cover preparedness, basic firefighting, disaster first aid and light search/rescue techniques. The classes will be available locally in the county on weeknights and Saturdays to accommodate almost anyone's schedule.