Police: Man Arrested for 5 Counts of Indecent Exposure
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Indecent Exposure: Between Feb. 29 and April 19, numerous incidents of indecent exposure were reported to the West Chester police as well as the West Chester University police. These incidents involved an unknown male subject exposing himself to females as they walked by. As a result of an investigation police arrested 35-year-old Broomall resident Joseph Barbo and charged him with five counts of indecent exposure.
Theft: On May 8, at approximately 10:13 p.m., West Chester police responded to Baxter’s Bar located at 40 East Market Street for a report of a theft that occurred at the bar. As a result of an investigation police arrested 19-year-old Philadelphia resident Stephen Pharr.
Assault: On May 6, at approximately 3 a.m., police responded to the 100 block of East Gay Street after a report of an assault. During the course of the investigation, 31-year-old West Chester resident Elias Gonzalez allegedly interfered with law enforcement officers on numerous occasions. While attempting to take Gonzalez into custody, he resisted arrest and was tased.