January 24, 2002 |
Chester County Charlestown. An aggravated-assault charge was filed against Dirk Millmore, 51, of the 500 block of Church Road, Malvern, after state police at Embreeville said he attacked a state trooper with a hatchet at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 13. Police said Millmore smashed the windshield of a King of Prussia man's car along Church Road and then ran off. A state trooper arrived and chased him, and when the trooper caught up with him Millmore swung a...
January 11, 2002 |
A state trooper from the Embreeville barracks facing felony charges in connection with firing shots at a 13-year-old boy in Lancaster County will vigorously defend himself against the charges, his lawyer said yesterday. "This was a very courageous, principled act by someone who had to make a split-second decision where he thought he was preventing other people from harm - or worse," said Robert Donatoni, who represents Trooper Charles E. Cox Jr. "He didn't take the easier way out. " Lancaster County District Attorney Donald R. Totaro disagreed.
July 2, 2001 |
Legislators and Gov. Ridge agree there should be more state troopers patrolling Pennsylvania's highways and small towns. Turnpike traffic is up, and many of the small towns that rely on troopers for police protection have seen population increases. But state leaders in Harrisburg cannot seem to agree on a plan that would put more troopers on the road. For the second straight year, two state lawmakers are working to abolish a cap that has kept the size of the force at 4,168 since 1972.
March 17, 2000 |
The Chester County District Attorney's Office yesterday cleared two state troopers of any wrongdoing in a January incident in which they killed a robbery suspect after a police chase. In a statement detailing the incident, the District Attorney's Office said John Malone, 30, and Jerry Cessna, 26, of the Embreeville barracks, "acted responsibly and lawfully" when they shot George Blair Reese, 38, of Coatesville, four times after he led them on an auto and foot chase that ended in a wooded area that abuts residences on Broad Run and Glenside Roads in West Bradford.
January 11, 2000 |
ELK - An incident that police described as road rage occurred at 8:20 a.m. last Tuesday, state police at Avondale said. They gave this account: As an Oxford man was driving west on State Road, the driver of the blue Ford pickup behind him tried to pass him several times and tailgated him. When the victim stopped at the intersection with Route 472, the driver of the truck, a bearded white man in his 30s, jumped out of his truck, walked to the...
December 21, 1999 |
EAST FALLOWFIELD - The theft of a TV set from a neighbor's shed led to the arrest of Matthew Wright, 25, of the 100 block of Wilmington Road, township police said. On Thursday, a resident of that block told police someone had broken into a shed behind his house in the past few days and taken the TV. After an investigation, police from East Fallowfield and Coatesville arrested Wright and recovered the TV. He was charged with theft and receiving stolen property. Unless otherwise attributed, the following reports are based on statements of local police.