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...

Killer’s annual quest to increase freedom opposed again

Prosecutor: Threatening letter merits cuts in Richard Greist’s privileges By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times A psychiatrist for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office testified on Thursday, April 10, that a former county resident acquitted of heinous crimes in 1980 by reason of insanity remains a danger to himself and others and needs to stay institutionalized – an...

Teen drivers to compete in safety competition

Winner will receive $2,000 scholarship, qualify for state contest The Chester County District Attorney’s Office Highway Safety Project will be teaming up with its safety partners in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties to kick off the First Annual Teen Safe Driving Competition. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 9, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at the Technical College...

D.A. releases chilling statistics on heroin deaths

Monitoring just one facet of proactive approach to preventing tragedies, he says By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan discusses the launch of a Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) chapter in Chester County. Two outcomes are likely for those who become addicted to heroin: They will overdose and die immediately or become addicted...

2 area men indicted in federal explosives case

Pipe bombs allegedly made by W. Caln resident, possessed by Downingtown man By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Istvan Merchenthaler A multi-agency, months-long investigation into a cache of explosives found in a storage locker in East Whiteland Township has apparently led to indictments against two Chester County men that were announced on Friday, Jan. 31, by the U.S. Attorney’s...

Law enforcement highlights take center stage

D.A. recognizes those who went above, beyond in 2013 By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Det./Lt. Kevin Dykes congratulates retired Coatesville Det. Marty Quinn on his selection as 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Amid tough talk on crime and profuse praise for crime-fighters, recipients of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office annual awards displayed...