Open burning v. Portable outdoor Fireplaces from Twp Fire Marshall

On Friday April 12, 2019 at approximately 11:15 am the Kennett Square Police Department was advised of a threatening message located at the Kennett High School.  The School Administration worked diligently with the Police Department and evacuated the students and staff from the building.  The building was cleared and found to be safe with the assistance of The Chester County Sheriff's Office, Upper Moreland PD and Septa Transit PD K9 units.  The incident remains under investigation.  

The KCSD provided the following message to parents:


UGI is in the midst of repair work on Euclid Drive in Manheim Township.  The roadway is CLOSED at the intersection with Rockford Lane and will remain closed for the majority of the day.  Motorists are encourage to plan an alternate route and avoid this area.  Updates will be provided as they become available.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130,

Traffic accident southbound 611 at the Barn plaza.  Traffic is heavy in the area.  Road will be cleared shortly. 

With the season changing please watch for motorcycles!

West Chocolate Avenue (422) between Cocoa Avenue (743) and Valley Road is now open in both directions. Ridge Road between West Chocolate Avenue and Park Boulevard remains closed.

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, at approximately 1130 hours, the Ridley Township Police Department received a tip regarding the whereabouts of the White Dodge Van involved in the robbery at Luke Oil which occurred on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  Upon further investigation, Ridley Township Detectives met with Chester Police Department Detectives in the 2800 Block of Front Street.  The White Dodge Van had been reported stolen to the Lower Township Police Department on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.  The suspected vehicle was then impounded.  At this time, the Ridley Township Detectives

Power is being restored to the area. Businesses and residences are clear for people to return. Chocolate Avenue (422) will remain closed between Valley and Cocoa (743) so UGI can conduct repair work.