Police/Court News

  • City to equip police officers with cameras

    If you interact with a Chester Police officer in the near future, you should smile; since you'll be on camera.
    The Chester Police Department will be purchasing cameras for all officers to wear. The cameras will be turned on before officers initiate contact with any subject.
    Chief Andre' Williams told Chester City Council Monday night that he wanted to put clip-on cameras on every officer. According to Lt. Gene Gilmore, the department has one such camera now. He said he hoped that the department would be able to buy 25 and equip everybody with one.

  • More burglary, drug arrests made

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made two more in a string of drug and burglary arrests.

  • Chester man facing life sentence on drug charge

    A Chester man is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted on drug charges.
    According to a release from the office of United States Attorney Bill Nettles, Earl Glenn Jr., 30, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine by a jury. Nettles said that based on the drug weight and his former drug offenses, Glenn is facing a life sentence as a result of this conviction.
    The case was presided over by U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie. The same judge will impose a sentence in November.

  • New threads in Chester police's future

    New City of Chester Police Chief Andre' Williams wants his officers to look the part.
    "We need new uniforms," Williams told Chester City Council Monday. "From badges to boots."

  • Two arrests made in possession, distribution and trafficking charges

  • Five of 13 alleged burglars face more charges

    Five of the 13 people arrested by the Chester County Sheriff's Department in connection with a string of burglaries have been arrested again.

  • Union shooter had Chester ties

    The threats Kerry Brown allegedly made to the mother of his unborn child in April were a chilling prediction of what happened under a picnic shed at Foster Park Tuesday.

    “Tomorrow a lot of people’s lives, including yours, will be changed.”

  • Woman files suit against sheriff and deputies

    A woman who claims she was falsely arrested, wrongfully imprisoned and assaulted in 2009 has filed a civil suit against Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith and three others.
    In July of 2009, Toni Privette, then 36, told the News & Reporter that she was parked with her car not running, waiting to meet someone who owed her money. She claims she was approached by highway patrol and sheriff's deputies and arrested for driving under the influence and driving under suspension. Privette had a previous DUI conviction.

  • Multiple arrests made in break-ins

    Thirteen people have been arrested for a series of Chester County break-ins.
    "The Chester County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that the two criminal groups that have been terrorizing the Richburg, Lando and Edgemoor areas...have been apprehended," said a release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith.

  • Man charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor

    A 37-year-old Chester man was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and criminal sexual conduct third on July 8.
    According to an incident report from the Chester County Sheriff's Office, an officer was dispatched to the emergency room at Chester Regional Medical Center on July1 regarding a sexual assault.
    The report said Kevin Eugene Laws, 37, of 2722 Bolindam Road, Chester, was found in the bed with a 15-year-old female around 9 a.m. April 12. Laws was naked, the report said.