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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Trooper-Involved Shooting in Avondale

The District Attorney's Office and the Pennsylvania State Police announced that there was a trooper-involved shooting in Avondale at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 23, 2018. Three Troopers discharged their weapons. Nobody was injured in the shooting.

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Ben Martin: Doctor and Detective

Chester County Detective Ben Martin now will be referred to by his colleagues in law enforcement as "Doctor Martin." Detective Martin recently received his Ph.D. in Leadership from Alvernia University.

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

The Opioid Crisis: A Snapshot of Chester County

The DA's Office has received completed figures for the amount of drugs taken off the street through Chester County's medication collection box program in 2017. This is also a good time to review where the County stands in the national opioid crisis.

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Charges Filed in North Coventry, Phoenixville, and Valley Township Homicides

Tom Hogan announced the filing of charges for three defendants in the North Coventry case, two defendants in the Phoenixville case, and one defendant in the Valley Township case. Brian Corsey, the shooter in the Phoenixville case, is still at-large.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Brothers Wanted in West Chester Homicide Captured in Philadelphia

Tyrell Jacobs and Timothy "TJ" Jacobs, brothers who were wanted for a homicide in the Star Social Club in West Chester on April 10, were captured last night in Philadelphia.

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Charges Filed in West Chester Murder, Two Defendants Wanted

DA Tom Hogan and Police Chief Scott Bohn announced homicide charges against Tyrell Jacobs and Tim "TJ" Jacobs for the murder of Eric Brown on April 10. Both of the Jacobs are at large and are considered to be armed and dangerous.

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Homicide in West Chester at Star Social Club

DA Tom Hogan and Police Chief Scott Bohn announced that there was a homicide at the Star Social Club. Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on April 10, police officers responded to a 911 call and found the victim Eric Brown, age 26, with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Valley Township Employee Embezzles Over $250,000 from Township, Claims Shopping Addiction

DA Tom Hogan announced the arrest of defendant Donna Groff. She spent most of the money buying clothes, jewelry, shoes, and other items online, claiming that she had a "shopping addiction." She has been charged with felony theft and related offenses.

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