Jack Whelan

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Thorough Probe Promised In Death Of Chester Man Run Over By Police Car

Officials promise a complete investigation of Wednesday night’s death of a Chester man, run over by police as he fled from them on a bike.

06/05/2015

(Lesley Lane, center, accepts a plaque from Joyce Dale, of Delaware County Women Against Rape, left.  Delco DA Jack Whelan is at right.  Photo by David Madden)
On the right...Delco DA Jack Whelan

Delaware County DA Honors Two Groups That Support Crime Victims

As part of Victims Rights Week, Delaware County officials today honored two organizations that work, quietly, on behalf of crime victims.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Dr. Steven Friedman, Margaret McGowan.  Photos provided by Delco DA)

Another Area Doctor and Assistant Charged with Writing Drug Prescriptions Illegally

Delaware County DA Jack Whelan says Dr. Steven Friedman of Newtown Square and his receptionist, Margaret McGowan, were arrested after a five-month investigation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

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Delco Man On Death Row For Killing Soccer Star Loses Another Appeal

Arthur Bomar, convicted in the 1996 murder of college soccer star Aimee Willard, has lost his second state appeal to get off Pennsylvania death row.

11/26/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan holds a kit designed to administer a live-saving dose of an anti-heroin drug.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Distributing Anti-Overdose Drug Kits Widely to Police

“We have 400 patrol vehicles,” said Delco DA Jack Whelan. “Each will have one of these kits in their glove compartment.”

11/24/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan, in file photo by David Madden)

Five Charged in Delaware County Amid Shocking Allegations of Sex Involving Children

Delaware County district attorney Jack Whelan says the investigation revealed that two women and three men performed sex acts in front of the children, and shot at them with BB guns as discipline.

11/14/2014

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Delco Officials Add Viral Epidemics To Their ‘Safe Schools’ Agenda

County district attorney Jack Whelan says these deadly illnesses weren’t on the radar when county officials began planning this year’s summit.

10/15/2014

(A summit examining risks to Delaware County teens was held at the Springfield Country Club.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Delco Officials Vow To Keep Focus on Potential Pitfalls For County’s Youth

The event took an in-depth look at many of the challenges school-age teens face.

09/08/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan, in file photo by David Madden)

Delco DA Credits Armed Doc With Averting Wider Hospital Bloodbath

Delaware County DA Jack Whelan says it was a good thing Silverman was armed, apparently against hospital policy, because Plotts had 39 spare bullets on him.

07/25/2014

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Couple Charged In April Hit-Run That Injured Teen in Ridley Park

Police say McCrea was behind the wheel of the truck that struck 18-year-old Christopher Brooks on Chester Pike. Her boyfriend is charged with disposing of the truck that hit the bicyclist.

07/09/2014

(Radnor's police dog "Rover" in a newly acquired Land Rover.  Photo by David Madden)

Radnor Gets A First-Class Ride For Its Police Dogs

Rover is now riding in the back of a Land Rover — a $60,000, high-end vehicle — thanks to a local auto dealership.

05/14/2014

(Officers place a wreath inside the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial, in Rose Creek Park in Upper Providence Township.   Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delaware County Officials Honor Fallen Heroes, Including Policeman Who Died Last November

“Edward Wehe III,” an announcer intoned, “Delaware County Courthouse and park police department, November 5, 2013.” Then, a bell pealed.

05/07/2014

(Photo by David Madden)

As Murder Rate Skyrockets in Chester, Officials Promise Crime Crackdown

Chester’s murder rate, proportionate to population, now exceeds that of Philadelphia, and is about double what it was last year.

05/06/2014

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Delco DA’s Office Searches Chester Police Dept. Evidence Room

Sources suggest the investigation stems from discovery of a missing scope from a rifle, which somehow reappeared in the room.

04/23/2014

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Delco Officials Create Video Messages Urging Child Abuse Awareness

County Council chairman Tom McGarrigle (in video at left) says child welfare officials there investigated more than 2,000 cases of abuse in 2012.

04/02/2014

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