Wrightsville officials still mum on police chief's suspension

The Wrightsville Borough Council met Monday, Sept. 12, but no decision was made on the fate of the borough's suspended police chief. 

Borough officials have not explained why Ron Hege, who has been police chief for five years, was suspended without pay last month.

Wrightsville solicitor Sean Fields said after the borough council meeting that things remain the same for the police department.

Officer Adam Schaum, the most senior officer in the department, was named acting chief after Mayor Michael Albert suspended Hege. 

Wrightsville Police. Christopher Dornblaser photo.

The suspension was effective Aug. 7.

At the time, Albert declined to go into specifics about disciplinary action. On Monday, the mayor again refused to comment, and Fields said he could not comment because it is a personnel issue.

There was no discussion of the chief during Monday's meeting. Fields said the borough was not required to vote on the chief's future just yet. 

"Time isn't right for council to make a decision," Fields said following the meeting.

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

It is not clear when a decision on the chief's future will be made. The next borough council meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the borough building at 601 Water St.

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