West Brandywine Police Department

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On Sunday December 3rd, the WBPD, Litter Lifters of West Vincent, some Coatesville Area School Students and local reside...

On Sunday December 3rd, the WBPD, Litter Lifters of West Vincent, some Coatesville Area School Students and local residents, came out in the rain to help clean up Route 82. The team was able to clean up Rt 82, the stone lot at Rt 82/340 and the Turkey Hill. The detail helped collect about 25 bags of garbage including tires. We will state that Route 82 still has a significant amount of litter on the shoulder that we were unable to get. The roadway has accumulated about 15 years worth of trash and will need several more clean ups to get the area looking presentable.

The PD and West Vincent Litter Lifters were able to sponsor this event and we would like to keep this program active. In order to do this, we need a individual who would like to become the official West Brandywine Litter Lifter Coordinator. The Township will continue to pay for ALL supplies, bags, gloves, signs, pickers, vests, etc. We are looking for an environmentally friendly minded individual who would like to take over this program move it forward. The individual would be responsible for recruiting more bodies and scheduling roadway pick up's. The Coordinator of West Vincent Litter Lifters, would be happy to partner with our group to help each other out in beautifying the area. The PD would also pledge support on the traffic safety side, when needed, for pick ups on roadways that are dangerous, like sections of Route 82. All we need is someone to step up and lead this mission in keeping our Township clean and litter free. If you are interested in becoming the coordinator or help get this program moving forward, please reach out to Terri Kelly at [email protected].

Also, please do not litter, discard your trash in proper waste containers. The roadway is not the landfill, thank you for adhering to our public service announcement.


Attention Residents, On Sunday Dec 3rd from 8a to 10a, the West Brandywine Police Department and several volunteers will be conducting a Route 82 Litter Clean up from Rt 340 to Monacy. The last time this section was cleaned was in 2008 and is heavily littered. Due to the dangerous configuration of the roadway and lack of shoulder/guiderail on NB Route 82, the PD will have NB traffic diverted at Rt 340 from 8a to 9a. This is to ensure the safety of the volunteers doing the pick up on the NB shoulder. The southbound lane will remain open, but PD presence will be in the area. The event will end around 10am. We would like to thank the volunteers who are committed to keeping a major artery in our Township clean and presentable.


Our annual fund drive was mailed out to homes in East Brandywine, West Brandywine, and portions of Upper Uwchlan Township this week.

EBFC 49 is an all volunteer Fire/EMS service that is dependent on strong community support and donation.

Help us continue to fulfill our mission of keeping our communities safe by donating this year!

West Brandywine Police would like to thank Jeff D'Ambrosio Dodge for the pumpkin pies and Guthrieville Tire and Service ...

West Brandywine Police would like to thank Jeff D'Ambrosio Dodge for the pumpkin pies and Guthrieville Tire and Service Center for the Thanksgiving goodie basket. We would like to remind our residents to please drink responsible and enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday and weekend, if you are traveling please be safe.

Attached is a photo of the Springton Elementary Fall Festival that was held on Friday, November 3 from 4 PM until 7PM.  ...

Attached is a photo of the Springton Elementary Fall Festival that was held on Friday, November 3 from 4 PM until 7PM. There were about 500 people there for the entire event. The PD would like to thank Springton Manor for the invite and looking forward to participating in more events.



Attention ALL drivers of motor vehicles, the week of November 13th to November 17th is crash responder safety week. The week is dedicated to educating motorists of traveling thru emergency scenes on highways. Unfortunately, far to many emergency responders, including police, fire, EMS, tow operators, etc, are struck and injured or killed due to distracted driving. It's important to remember that responders have families too and want to get home safely to see them. There are extreme dangers to working on a highway with speeding traffic passing as people text, take videos, eat, read or do everything else but drive the vehicle. Please help us go home safely by watching this 5 minute video on how to traverse an emergency scene. Please forward this video to anyone that drives, especially our young drivers, (its only 5 minutes), but it may just save our life and save you from going to prison for careless/reckless behavior. Please click the link above.


Updated Date--Sunday Dec 3rd

Hello All, WBPD had partnered with West Vincent Litter Lifters to help out in a Route 82 Clean up, between Rt 340 and Monacy Road. This section is quite beautiful, especially this time of the year, however the unsightly litter that encompasses that section detracts from the scenery. We are looking for volunteers to help conduct a clean up on Sunday December 3rd, from 8am to 10am. The police department will be on scene to assist with traffic, since parts of the road can be dangerous. The last pick up was in 2008 and is in desperate need of attention. The Township will provide the bags and supplies for the clean up, we only need able bodies. Participants must be at least 16 years of age, and all participants must sign waivers prior to the event. If you know someone who needs community service hours or is just looking to beautify a major artery of our Township, please email Terri Kelly at [email protected] for more info. We appreciate any and all assistance you can give and thank you to West Vincent Litter Lifters for offering assistance in this event.

The WBPD would like to thank the Forks of the Brandywine Church for hosting another Faith and Blue truck or treat. The P...

The WBPD would like to thank the Forks of the Brandywine Church for hosting another Faith and Blue truck or treat. The PD had a great time meeting those that attended and seeing the great costumes worn by Adults and Children. Here is a picture of Officer Craig and Lt Michels at the event. We hope those that joined us had a great time and we are already looking forward to the 2024 event. (Sorry, the pic is a little dark)


Hello all, the trunk or treat at Forks of Brandywine starts at 2pm today, its a beautiful day please come out and see the PD, FD, EMS and all the decorated trunks. Also, today is first responder day, please thank a first responder when you see one for what they do!!


Attention Residents, as a reminder, tomorrow Saturday October 27th from 2p to 4p is our annual faith and blue trunk or treat at the Forks of Brandywine Church, 1648 Horseshoe Pike. Please come out, goodies, games, popcorn and drinks provided to all. Hope to see you in costume!!


Attention WB Residents, Hurley Road between Reeceville and Jaime will be closed to all traffic for next 8 to 10 hours (Sept 26th 2023 at 1pm is this posting) due to large tree down with wires on roadway. The YMCA will also be closed due to no power. If you live along Hurley Road, up to and including Schoolhouse the only way you can get in and out is thru the Baker Road side. The road is completely impassable from YMCA drivelane heading westbound.

As being this is an extended closure, with no power, any WB resident that has an unmet need (life safety) as time goes on with no power, please contact Township at 610-380-8201, and after 3:30pm, call 610-383-7000 or 911 in emergencies.



The WBPD like to conduct an NRA First Steps Pistol Class open to our residents on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

The course will be held in the Police Training Room and Range. In order to effectively manage students on the range, the maximum class size will be eight. If more students want to take the course, we can make up a waiting list and we can schedule another course in December or January.

There will be no cost for the course unless the residents wish to purchase a Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook from the NRA. The cost of that book with shipping is $20.00. We can either order the books ahead of time (takes about a month) or order them at the time of the class.

Any interested parties can contact Officer Rick Craig at [email protected]. Once we are at 8 the registration will be closed.

https://www.penndot.pa.gov/RegionalOffices/district-6/pages/details.aspx?newsid=8658As the roundabout project is complet...


As the roundabout project is complete, please see the next project the Department of Transportation has slated for Rt 322 and Route 82, that will be starting shortly, click link above.

Also, there is work being done on Rt 322 and Culbertson Run Road, expect traffic delays on this project, as during the work time, only one lane is moving at at time. See below from Penndot website:

U.S. 322 (Horseshoe Pk.), West Brandywine and East Brandywine

Road Widening: LANE SHIFT between Summers Ln. and Patterdale Place

9AM-3PM 9/13/2023-10/15/2023 (Tradition of America)



At approximately 8:00 p.m. on September 11, 2023, a motorist reported to law enforcement that a male was crouched near the wood line on the south side of Fairview Road, west of Route 100. The motorist turned her vehicle around to verify what was seen, but the individual had disappeared into the woods.

Troopers in the area began forming a perimeter around the sighted area, and a Border Patrol Tactical Team in the immediate vicinity went directly to the sighted area where they discovered footprints in mud which were an identical match to the prison shoes that Danelo Cavalcante wore. A track was initiated, and shortly after finding the footprints, both prison shoes were located.

Information was received from another resident in the immediate area that a pair of work boots had been stolen from a porch.

The tracking of Danelo Cavalcante continued in a northern direction. At approximately 10:10 p.m., a call was received from a resident on Coventryville Road, indicating a short Hispanic male, wearing dark pants and no shirt, had entered an opened garage while the homeowner was inside. The male grabbed a .22 rifle with a scope that was leaning in the corner of the garage. The homeowner drew a pistol and fired at Cavalcante as he fled with the rifle.

The Pennsylvania State Police responded and secured the scene immediately. At this time, a green sweatshirt and a white t-shirt, believed to have been worn by Cavalcante, were discovered near the edge of the driveway. The perimeter was expanded to include that area. Overnight searches were conducted around the clock by tactical teams from multiple agencies, including the Pennsylvania State Police, Border Patrol, ATF, FBI, US Marshals, and Chester County law enforcement.

Aviation assets, canine units, mounted patrols, and numerous other assets have been mobilized and are currently operating in the search area. Upwards of 500 law enforcement officers are engaged in securing the perimeter and conducting searches. Additional resources have been mobilized, and an extended operating period is planned if necessary.

Cavalcante is considered armed and extremely dangerous. He is now armed with a .22 caliber rifle with a scope and a flashlight mounted on it. Throughout the night, residents within a 3-mile radius of the search area were sent multiple reverse 911 calls and messages, and information was posted to social media by the Pennsylvania State Police in order to keep the public informed and safe. All affected schools were notified immediately in the early morning of September 12, 2023, and the decision was made to close the Owen J. Roberts School District for the day.

The current perimeter includes PA 23 to the north, PA 100 to the east, Fairview and Nantmeal Roads to the south, and Iron Bridge and County Park Roads to the west.

The Pennsylvania State Police are asking that all residents in the area remain vigilant – please check your surroundings and belongings, lock your doors, and check your cars.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911, PA State Police command post at 1-877-926-8332 or anonymously contact the PA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107.


A press conference to provide an update on last night's developments is scheduled for 9:30a.m. this morning (9/12) at the Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company at 36 Firehouse Drive, Kennett Square. Lt. Col. Bivens will be speaking.

Press conference will be live at Chester County District Attorney


Good Morning Wallace Residents, I wanted to touch base in regards to the escaped prisoner from Chester County Prison and the on going man hunt for Danelo Cavalcante.

First, I would like to address social media during these high profile events. Social media is a blessing (and a curse) when trying to push out timely and accurate information. Social media is a great tool for the PD to push out information, to our community, in a timely, efficient and accurate way. The PD takes this role serious, as we do not want to be a part of the rumor, personal individual thoughts, hearsay, false narrative, arm chair quarterbacking, inaccurate information platform. When any of these are projected into high profile events, it adds to anxiety, stress, fear and vulnerability. This is not something the PD wants to contribute and participate in an already highly tense situation. Unfortunately there are times when NO information is better than false information. Neither circumstance is ideal, but when tasked with either, inaccurate/false information is not acceptable in my view.

There are a few things to note, during this minute to minute, day to day operation.

1) The local police officers that work for local municipalities are also Chester County Residents. The officers have spouse's that go to work, children that go to school, so we too have just as much at stake in capturing this fugitive and we too want to see a quick as possible resolution to this matter.

2) The State Police are in charge of this investigation, not local PDs. They have assistance of Federal Agencies and at times, local PD's, to help secure established perimeters, but PSP is in charge of this event. We are receiving information the same time the public is, relating to the coordinated press releases.

3) On September 10th, the escaped individual made it to neighboring East Nantmeal Township, which is way to close for comfort for all of us. When it was discovered that the van he was driving was found abandoned in Nantmeal Village, our PD concentrated our patrols in Wallace. Its important to note that during this time, we received no credible information that this individual crossed into Wallace Township, nor was any information forwarded to us by the command post indicating such. We took it upon ourselves to concentrate our patrols in the northern end of Wallace for diligence. As of this writing, (9/11/23), we still have not received any word that Wallace Township has been affected by this manhunt.

I want to make this clear, this has been a very trying time for residents and law enforcement in trying to capture this individual and return some normalcy and securement to our lives. As the tactics in trying to apprehend this individual are left to PSP to handle, I can say the multiple Law Enforcement agencies have been working around the clock, following up on leads and working in the scorching sun to drenching downpours, to bring this individual back to prison. This is a prime example of the community needing the PDs support, as the PD needing the community support, in working together, as one, for the common good of our society.

The PD wants all of our residents to feel safe and secure in their own homes. We are here to help facilitate the best we can. If you see anything suspicious or out of the norm, please call, we don't want anyone feeling insecure in their own home. We have increased patrols and are only a 911 phone call away.

Thank you for your continued support in this partnership.

Jeff Kimes
Chief of Police

ALSO, please remember this is 9/11 memorial observance day, please take the time to remember those first responders and civilians who lost their lives in a terrible, horrific terroristic act, on 9/11/2001, let us not forget their sacrifices made.

Attention residents, this little grey cat named Nena has been missing since yesterday. We think she got out into the woo...

Attention residents, this little grey cat named Nena has been missing since yesterday. We think she got out into the woods near the 600 Block Hibernia Road, please call the station if seen 610-380-8201.



Good Morning all, we wanted to provide additional update from Penndot regarding the roundabout. The prior message we had received was that the roundabout would be fully open on Friday Sept 15th. The new projection is now Tuesday Sept 12th, in the afternoon, for the opening. The contractor has worked diligently in a quicker completion than expected, again thank you all for your patience during this project.



The search for prison escapee Danelo Cavalcante continues with detectives and hundreds of police officers using every means available, including search helicopters and dogs. We are following up on every lead. There is a $10,000 reward, posted by the Chester County Commissioners and the U.S. Marshals, for any information that leads to the capture of Cavalcante. If anyone knows or sees anything at all that they suspect may involve this man, please call 9-1-1 or the U.S. Marshal tipline at 1-877-WANTED2 (1-877-926-8332) immediately.

We will report any new information as we have it.


Hello Residents, just wanted to give an update on the Roundabout on Route 82. On Wednesday Sept 13th, it is anticipated that both north and south bound traffic will be open and the temporary traffic signals will also be removed. It is also anticipated that on Friday September 15th, the entire intersection will be open, including the side streets of East Reeceville and Cedar Knoll. Thank you to the residents on Red Oak Drive, specifically, for your patience during this construction project and traffic related matters.

Some schools have started already, but some start on Monday August 28th. Please be mindful of school bus pick ups and dr...

Some schools have started already, but some start on Monday August 28th. Please be mindful of school bus pick ups and drop offs, as well as school zones. We have a 15MPH school zone on Fairview Road in Wallace, please make sure you watch your speed during active times. There are serious consequences for violations of school zones and school bus red light violators.

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