This Week in Chester History…

In 1962, the Observer-Tribune reported that Chester Township and Borough Police Chiefs Edward Strait and and Joseph Feltmann, respectively, teamed to arrest six vandals who caused $3000 worth of damage in the area. The vandals smashed four outdoor telephone booths, two cars’ windows, a solar installation on a utility pole, and a plate glass window in a warehouse. Four 15-year-old boys from Chester, 18-year-old Gary J. McGuire (also of Chester), and 21-year-old Lewis E. Ader of Long Valley were apprehended and arrested on charges of malicious mischief.