Two Teens Charged in Rossmore Drive Burglary
A witness spotted the boys in the home's garage, according to Westtown-East Goshen Police.
Two local teenagers were arrested Thursday afternoon after an attempted burglary of a Rossmore Drive home, police are reporting.
The defendants, aged 15 and 16, were home from high school on suspension, police say.
On March 14 at 11:42 a.m., Westtown-East Goshen Police responded to the 100 block of Rossmore Drive for a reported burglary in progress.
According to police, a witness saw two males inside the attached garage of the single family home. The woman said the two intruders ran off in opposite directions. Police determined that the two entered the home through an unsecure door and were interrupted by the witness before they had an opportunity to steal anything.
WEGO police requested assistance from area law enforcement, set up a perimeter, and also advised the East Goshen Township Public Works Department to be on the lookout for the two.
At 11:49 a.m. members of the East Goshen Public Works Department spotted one of the boys in the area of Line Road and Warrior Road, police say. Police detained him until the witness arrived and confirmed that the teen was one of the intruders. Police identified the defendant as a 16-year-old West Goshen Township resident who was on suspension from a local high school. (Police did not disclose the name of the school.) The boy was arrested.
Police then requested and received assistance from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 units to track the second suspect.
At 12:23 p.m., police say detectives from the Westtown-East Goshen Police Department located the second teen. The boy was hiding behind shrubs on the 1500 block of Tanglewood Drive. The same witness was brought to this area and identified the boy. Police identified the 15-year-old male as an East Goshen resident who was also on suspension from a local high school.
According to WEGO Lieutenant William Cahill, police charged both juveniles with burglary and related offenses.