Mexican national charged with selling kilo of meth, half kilo of fentanyl-laced heroin

Jose Uriel Arreola-Ortiz Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday the arrest of  Jose Uriel Arreola–Ortiz for drug trafficking. The defendant reportedly supplied a confidential informant with a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and a half kilogram of fentanyl-laced heroin. Arreola–Ortiz allegedly ran a drug operation out of Mexico and California, supplying drugs...

State Police allege dog fighting operation in Coatesville

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times “Nibbles” —a mixed-breed dog found by police during a traffic stop, showed injuries consistent with dog fighting, leading to an investigation and arrest last week. The State Police have broken up an apparent dog fighting operation in Coatesville and arrested a city man on various charges of animal cruelty as well as additional drug and weapon charges....

Police make arrest in hate gaffiti

COATESVILLE – City police say they’ve arrested a city man in connection with a series of Neo-Nazi inspired hate graffiti incidents in the city and in neighboring Valley. George F. Rissell, 24, was taken into custody after police received an anonymous tip via a smart phone app, combined with images from various surveillance cameras near where the incidents took place. With that information,...