Wrightsville police chief suspended

The Wrightsville Borough Police chief of nearly five years has been suspended, according to the borough's mayor.

Mayor Michael Albert said police Chief Ron Hege was suspended effective the morning of Monday, Aug. 7.

Albert declined to go into specifics, saying the suspension was a personnel issue.

Wrightsville Police. Christopher Dornblaser photo.

He said the borough council will discuss Hege's suspension at its Sept. 11 meeting. While Hege is suspended, Officer Adam Schaum, the most senior officer in the department, was named acting chief.

According to council meeting minutes, Hege was sworn in as chief during the council's October 2012 meeting.

He did not return a message seeking comment Monday afternoon.

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Wrightsville: Hege's suspension comes less than a year after former Mayor Neal Habecker resigned.

Habecker resigned in January, with less than a year left in his term.

“I just decided it’s time to return and refocus my attention and time and business again,” the 49-year-old contractor said at the time.

Habecker said he wasn't angry or frustrated with the job, but he said it could be very demanding.

At that point, he had been mayor for more than seven years, and he had been a council member for four years prior to that.

The council voted Albert into the vacant seat during its March meeting. He will serve the remainder of the 2017 term.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had the chief's name spelled incorrectly. The story has been updated.