This Week in Chester History…

Police Chief Edward M. Strait announced that this week in 1960 would be known as Burglary Prevention Week in Chester Township, as proclaimed by Mayor William Conover. Chester joined a statewide effort by Gov. Robert B. Meyner to educate citizens on how they could help reduce burglary losses. According to the Observer-Tribune, the value of stolen property in 1959 was approximately $68 million. An extensive list of crime-prevention tips was provided in the article.