Local police warn of fake IRS call scam

More than $23 million has been stolen, nationally, with fake calls By Lauren Parker- Gill, Staff Writer, The Times WEST CALN – With tax season in full swing, some Chester County local police departments are warning residents of phone and email scams from individuals claiming to represent the IRS. Phone scammers are using fake names and IRS badge numbers, along with a toll free number that appears...

Letter: DA’s back pre-K to fight crime

To The Editor, The passage of the 2014-15 state budget included an important funding increase for future crime prevention – a $10 million increase for PA Pre-K Counts. What does Pre-K have to do with crime prevention? Considering that approximately 70 percent of our nation’s state prison population failed to receive a high school diploma, education is a pivotal factor between incarceration...

Borough crime dips; code enforcement stirs concern

Tractor Trek Across America to include parade in Kennett Square By Rick Marts, Staff Writer, The Times KENNETT — Monday night’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council started and ended with spirited complaints about local code enforcement in the residential neighborhood of Stenning Hill, located across Rt. 82 from Kennett High School. Residents’ concerns about falling housing values...

Kennett Square council talks crime, budget issues

The Kennett Square Borough Council met to discuss issues pertaining to crime, the budget, and zoning By P.J. D’Annunzio, Staff Writer, KennettTimes.com Borough police continue to investigate the mugging of a man from a neighboring township in the alley next to the Genesis Building. KENNETT SQUARE — Police Chief Edward Zunino presented recent crime statistics before the Kennett Square...