Sunday, January 27, 2013
Officers have been greeting students in the lobby, eating lunch with them in the cafeteria and helping at dismissal, according to the General Wayne Elementary principal.
Parents of students attending General Wayne and Sugartown elementary schools might have heard from their children that police have been in the schools more recently. On Jan. 14, Willistown Police Department (@WillistownPD) mentioned on Twitter that officers would be increasing their presence in local schools: In a letter to parents Friday, General Wayne Elementary principal Bonnie Citron explained the role the police officers will play in the school:
Friday, December 14, 2012
The investigation continues into a single-vehicle crash that left one person dead Friday morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 14, 2012
Update: 11:40am—Police have identified the victim in the fatal crash as Margaret Orr, 23, of Malvern. According to a police statement, Orr was traveling northbound on South Valley Road when her 2001 Ford Escort coupe struck a utility pole along the east side of the roadway. The vehicle continued to travel off the road and hit a tree, where it came to a stop. Police are still investigating the events surrounding the accident. Original story continues below Willistown Police are investigating a one-vehicle accident that left one person dead early Friday morning. According to police, a vehicle traveling northbound on the 2300 block of South Valley Road around 4:35 a.m. Friday veered off the road and into a tree. The driver was pronounced …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
District Attorney Tom Hogan will attend the Nov. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting.
On Jan. 3, a bank robber walked into TD Bank in Paoli and handed the teller a note saying he had a bomb, and to give him money or he'd detonate it. He escaped with $2,760 in cash. Two days days later, a Willistown Police officer on patrol spotted the getaway car—which was captured on video—in a nearby neighborhood. The robber was in front of a judge the morning of Jan. 6. At the upcoming Willistown Board of Supervisors meeting, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan will commend the Willistown Police Department for the quick apprehension of the suspect, who pleaded guilty. The supervisors work session will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Willistown Township meeting room. Meetings are typically held Monday nights, but …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For a comprehensive list of Willistown road closures, check the Willistown Police Twitter stream.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jeffrey Stroman was armed, camouflaged and under the influence of meth when Willistown Police captured him in September 2011, according to the Daily Local News.
A 39-year-old man will not go to prison after pleading guilty to charges resulting from an armed standoff with Willistown Police in 2011, according to the Daily Local News. On Sept. 6, 2011, Jeffrey Stroman was under the influence of methamphetamine and believed neighbors and a mob-connected restaurateur were out to get him, according to the Daily Local article: During sentencing, Common Pleas Court Judge Jacqueline C. Cody told Stroman he cannot be around guns. After the 2011 incident, Malvern Patch reported that Stroman had multiple guns stashed throughout the area: Willistown Police Officer William Murrin, Officer Zachary Bullock and Sgt. Michael Lapira received letters of commendation for their work on the case. Stroman was involved…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The man is described as white, in his early 40s, approximately 6 feet tall.
Updated 8:30pm: Statement from the Willistown Police: On Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 2:35pm, Willistown Police responded to a burglary in progress on Hilldale Road in Malvern. The homeowner observed a white male leaving the rear of the residence wearing one black glove and possibly armed with a small pocket knife. The suspect is described as a white male, in his mid 30’s- early 40’s with short dark hair. He was approximately 6’ 0” tall and weighed approximately 200lbs with a muscular build. The suspect was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants with black boots. The homeowner observed a noticeable scar on the left side of the suspect’s neck. The suspect fled the scene in a dark blue or black Jeep Liberty bearing an …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Nineteen-year-old had topless photo of 15-year-old runaway on his phone.
Editor's note: This article contains some graphic language. A 19-year-old Willistown man is headed to trial on numerous felony charges after allegedly helping a 15-year-old girl hide in an abandoned building after she ran away from home. Kevin Hooven waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday before Judge Chester Darlington. The charges against him include corruption of children, luring a child into a building and possessing a topless photo of the girl. Stashed in Daylesford Abbey According to court records, on July 21, Willistown Police responded to the report of a missing 15-year-old girl, whom they found the same day walking along Paoli Pike with Hooven. She was returned home, but later the same night she ran away again for four days. On …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Police describe suspect as white male in his 20s wearing black cargo pants and a green shirt.
This is a breaking story. Check back for updates and a sketch of the alleged burglar. Update 8:18pm: Police have released a sketch of the suspect. Update 5:45pm: The suspect is described as a white male, 5'10" to 6' tall, in his early to mid 20s. He was wearing black cargo pants and a green shirt. According to police, the female homeowner had returned home and was about to enter her front door when she heard the rear sliding glass patio door shut. She then saw a man, described above, walking around the southern side of the house toward the street. The man turned south on Duffryn Avenue at a fast walk and fled west on Duffryn Trail, a wooded walking path connecting Duffryn Avenue to Malvern Borough. Keep up on breaking news by following …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
But what is said in a meeting with the FBI director, stays in a meeting with the FBI director.
Willistown Police Chief John Narcise isn't at liberty to say much about what was discussed when he met FBI Director Robert Mueller in Philadelphia last month. Narcise was one of a few officials from the region invited to talk about "issues facing law enforcement today, recent trends and the future of law enforcement," according to Willistown Police Det. Steve Jones. "However, he can’t discuss and can’t comment on the meeting. It’s an honor to be selected and an honor to have our department and region represented at this meeting."
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
If your car was broken into earlier this year, Willistown Police might have recovered your missing electronics.
Willistown Police are asking residents to claim electronics recovered from the home of a suspected thief. Police recently served a search warrant at the Willistown home of a man suspected of perpetrating at least 30 thefts from vehicles earlier this year. Numerous electronic devices were seized, including cell phones, laptop computers, iPods and iPads. No GPS devices were recovered. The items were likely stolen during a series of thefts in March and June the northeast corner of the township, around the Paoli and Greentree neighborhoods. According to Det. Steve Jones, victims will have their items returned if can they produce proof of ownership, such as a receipt or a serial number. Claimed items also help bolster the case against the …