Faculty members at St. John Lutheran School in Chester recently participated in the Chester Police Department's Active Shooter Training program.

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The Chester Police Department has announced the arrests of three individuals thanks to an on-going drug investigation.

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A joint drug investigation between the Chester Police Department and the Sparta Police Department lead to the service of two search warrants and the arrest of 23-year-old Isaiah Williams and 26-year-old Crystal Williams both of Chester.

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Following approval from Mayor Tom Page and the Chester City Council, the Chester Police Department purchased a police canine. The purchase request was presented as an opportunity that had just been made available to the Department a few days prior. The owner/trainer was selling the police canine at a reduced price. Chief Coffey reported that, while he had plans down the road to acquire a police canine for the Department, it was not one the Police Department had planned to pursue right away. This opportunity changed that line of thinking.

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On May 27, 2014, a traffic stop for speeding led to the arrest of 52-year-old Robert Taylor of Chester for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Manufacturing.

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