Authorities seek help to ID body found in Valley Twp.

The jacket worn by a woman, whose body was discovered in Valley Twp., Oct. 29. Authorities are asking the public for help to identify her. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Valley Township Police Department announced the recovery of the partially decomposed body of a woman in Valley Township. They are asking for the public’s assistance in identification of the woman. On...

Cardamone promoted to Deputy District Attorney

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan (left) and newly promoted Deputy District Attorney Andrea Cardamone. WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced  Wednesday that veteran prosecutor Andrea Cardamone has been promoted to Deputy District Attorney. “Andrea is a strong and tireless prosecutor,” Hogan said in a news release announcing the promotion. “She...

DA announces charges in three Chesco slayings

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of homicide charges for three separate cases in Chester County, Tuesday. In a North Coventry case, three defendants are charged with the murder of 17-year old David Doyle, who was shot while trying to protect three children during the robbery of a drug dealer on September 24, 2017. In a Phoenixville case, defendants Brian Corsey and...

Chesco Ass’t DA to join Army JAG Corps

Jonathan Harrar One local prosecutor has decided to trade in appearances at thecourthouse of Chester County to potentially serving in some of the world’s hot spots, by serving our country. Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Harrar has enlisted in the United States Army and will be serving as an officer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (“Army JAG”). Army JAG handles...

DA expands Child Abuse Unit as reports spike

From left, Megan King, Emily Provencher, Christine Bleiler, and Oscar Rosado are part of a growing team to deal with a spike in child abuse complaints in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Friday that child abuse reports are continuing to increase in volume in Chester County — in part because of new state...

DA: Chesco child abuse reports spike in 2015

WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Wednesday that reports of child abuse in Chester County shot up from 414 in 2014 to 1306 in 2015. Hogan said he expected the number to rise in 2016, in addition. Three factors, Hogan said, appear to be driving the increase.

Rosado named as Chesco Detective

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan welcomes Oscar Rosado as the newest Chester County Detective. A veteran Kennett Square police office is the newest Chester County Detective, District Attorney Tom Hogan said Tuesday. Hogan announced the hiring of Oscar Rosado, who has previously worked numerous times with county detectives in his local policing role and has served as a liaison to the Hispanic...

Three sworn in as new ADAs

WEST CHESTER — Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that three new Assistant District Attorneys have joined the District Attorney’s Office. Matthew Finley, Caitlin Rice, and Samantha Ryan were sworn in before the Honorable Mark L. Tunnell on Friday, November 20, 2015. Finley received his undergraduate degree from University  of Kentucky and his law degree from William and...

Chesco drug strike force wins national award

Chester County Detective Sergeant Robert J. Dougherty, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan, and Jeremiah A. Daley, Executive Director of Philadelphia-Camden HIDTA, share a moment with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area award presented to Chester County law enforcement officials this week. WEST CHESTER —  The Chester County District Attorney’s Office High Intensity Drug Trafficking...

Deputy DA tabbed by U.S. Justice Dept.

Peter Hobart WEST CHESTER — A Deputy District Attorney has been tabbed to become an Assistant United States Attorney by the U.S Department of Justice. Peter Hobart has been hired by the United States Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor. He will be an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, based in Scranton, officials announced Friday. Chester County...