National Night Out events slated around county

Begun more than three decades ago by the National Association of Town Watches (NATW), National Night Out, an annual event observed by a multitude of police departments in Chester County, is designed to promote police-citizen partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Its goal: making communities safer and better connected. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies,...

Car chase ends in crash, arrest

COATESVILLE – City police found themselves in an early morning car chase, Thursday, after reportedly seeing a car reported stolen in neighboring Valley — a chase that ran almost completely across the city and into neighboring Caln township before ending in a two-car crash. Police said that a city man, Eric Maucher, 28, was seen driving a 2011 Lexus RX 350 that had been reported stolen in Valley...

Event to build community food boxes, March 11

DOWNINGTOWN – It Takes a Village (Chester County) will be holding a community event March 11 at 10 am at Caln Park to build Community Food Boxes. Five boxes will be assembled by volunteers, painted by local children and artists, and placed in public parks throughout Downingtown, Caln and Coatesville where they will provide instant access to non-perishable food items and toiletries to those in...

Armed robbery reported at Caln Dollar General

CALN — Township police report a man robbed the Dollar General store in the Shoppes at Barley Sheaf Tuesday evening. According to police, the man, described as white or Hispanic, 5-foot-6, 150 pounds, with a thin mustache, allegedly approached the cashier and pulled up his shirt to display a revolver and demanded money.

Falling tree kills Kennett man in Caln

CALN — A Kennett Square man was killed Monday morning when a tree fell on his vehicle as he was driving south on North Caln Road, Township Police said.

Caln police seek help to find missing woman

Barbara Keenan CALN — Township police are asking for help from the public to locate a missing Marcus Hook woman who has gone missing for nearly a week after a visit to Brandywine Hospital. Police are trying to locate Barbara Keenan, almost a week after she sought treatment at the Brandywine Hospital on July 09. Police said Friday she has not been seen or heard from since she was discharged...

Caln police seek knife-wielding robber

CALN — Township police are seeking a knife-wielding robber who victimized a township resident outside of their Jennifer Drive home, Late Monday. Police say they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on June 20 at about 10 p.m. in the 300 block of Jennifer Drive. The victim was approached by a suspect wielding a knife who had been hidden in bushes outside of the victim’s residence....

Caln man charged with sexually abusing children

Christopher Guiseppe A Caln man faces charges that he sexually abused three children under age 10 and authorities say they worry that he might have abused more children and are asking the public to come forward if they have additional information. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of Christopher Guiseppe Thursday on charges that he sexually abused multiple children.

Urban affairs committee looks at blight in Chester County

House panel tours Downingtown, Caln, Coatesville and Parkesburg By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The State House Urban Affairs Committee prepares to hold a hearing on the impact of blight in Chester County, Wednesday at Coatesville City Hall. COATESVILLE — The State House’s Urban Affairs Committee held a special hearing in the city Wednesday to address economic development and the ongoing...

Coffee with a Cop, Wednesday

CALN — The Pennsylvania State Police Embreeville Station will hold a Coffee with a Cop event to be held on Wednesday, March 30th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts located at 3907 Lincoln Hwy, Downingtown, PA 19335. The event provides a unique opportunity for citizens and police officers to come together to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee in an informal, neutral...