Saturday, December 1, 2012
A 69-year-old East Goshen resident almost falls victim to a phone scam on Wednesday.
According to the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police, a 69-year-old East Goshen resident almost fell victim to a phone scam on Wednesday when someone called the resident posing as the resident’s grandson. According to police, the caller told the resident that he was in a detention center in New Jersey after being involved in a crash and needed money in order to be released. The caller than told the victim to call a certain number to speak with a public defender. The victim called the number and was instructed to wire funds using Western Union. However, the victim spoke with the fraud department at Western Union before sending the money, and the transfer was avoided. Police are investigating this incident to see if it has any correlation …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The following is a press release from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. DUI: On Nov. 21, at 1:41 a.m., the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of South Chester Road (SR 352) and Green Lane in Westtown Township. Police determined that the driver of the 1998 Infiniti lost control of the vehicle while northbound on SR 352 and rolled the vehicle before coming to rest in the grass area. The driver was transported to Paoli Hospital by the Goshen Ambulance for injuries sustained in the crash. Police charged the driver of the vehicle, Marc Schimpf (age 22) of the West Chester with allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance…
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department reaches a deal with the townships to keep the department intact.
The Daily Local reports that a deal has been reached between the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department and the board of supervisors just a week after supervisors from Westtown and East Goshen declared intentions of disbanding the force. According to the Daily Local, a special meeting of the Westtown-East Goshen police commission was held at 7 a.m. Monday morning to announce the deal that will also include police services for Thornbury Township. The Daily Local reports: “East Goshen Township, Westtown Township, Thornbury Township, and the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Commission are happy to announce that all parties have reached agreement on the terms of a police contract and a Thornbury police services agreement that will…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Westtown Township supervisors call the disbandment of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department imminent.
The Westtown Township Supervisors met in front of a backed house on Monday night to discuss the disbandment of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. A move township supervisor Charles Barber described as imminent. “Because of the inability to reach an agreement with the police union and the subsequent loss of Thornbury (Township) as a client, each board must face the reality that the only financial recourse is that the WEGO Regional Police Department will need to disband,” Barber said in a statement he read representing both the township supervisors of Westtown and East Goshen. Barber continued, “Each township must take the necessary steps to prepare for this event. These steps include taking an affirmative move to disband…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Westtown and East Goshen Township officials continued talks with the the Westtown-East Goshen Police Department with no resolution in site.
The Daily Local reports that despite a 13-hour barganing session both sides in the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department contract talks remain far apart. According to the Daily Local, the WEGO police department faces disbandment if a new contract cannot be reached. The current contract is set to expire at the end of 2013. According to the Daily Local: A scheduled Westtown-East Goshen Police Commission meeting lasted for roughly 13 hours Monday as both sides scrambled to reach an agreement in time to salvage a deal with Thornbury, whose contract with the department expires at the end of this year. Last week Thornbury approved in general terms an agreement with the Borough of West Chester that could lead to a new 5-year police …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
WEGO police investigate an incident where a dog may have been thrown from a car on West Chester Pike.
According to Delaware Online, police in East Goshen Township are investigating an incident where a dog appears to have been thrown from a car in the 1400 block of West Chester Pike Saturday night. Delaware Online reports that police say that a chocolate Labrador was struck and killed at around 10:45 p.m. from what has been describes as a smaller red sedan. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department at 610-692-5100. To read the complete story please click on the link: here.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department makes promotions to improve chain of command issues.
The Daily Local reports that the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department promoted three officers to clarify chain of command and to aid in the ongoing negotiations. The Daily Local Reports: Detective Sgt. William Cahill and Sgt. Jim DiCave were both promoted to lieutenant, and Detective Glenn Bretz was promoted to detective sergeant at a public meeting of the Westtown-East Goshen Police Commission. The Daily Local continues: To read the complete story please click on the link: here.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Daily Local reports that both sides remain far apart after a weekend negotiation session.
According to the Daily Local, the Westtown-East Goshen Police Association and the Board of Supervisors for both East Goshen and Westtown Township remain deadlocked as the two sides try to negotiate a new police contract. According to the Daily Local: Talks between the Westtown-East Goshen Police Association, the bargaining body of the department’s officers, and township officials from both East Goshen and Westtown broke down last weekend as both parties submitted contract proposals that could serve as the basis of a new five-year contract. It appears the two sides remain far from a common ground that could lead to a deal. East Goshen Supervisor Chairman Senya Isayeff told the Daily Local: The negotiations did not continue as we had hoped…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The West Chester Borough Council will vote on whether or not submit a formal proposal to Thornbury Township to contract for police services.
The West Chester Borough Council will vote on whether or not the borough should submit a formal proposal for police services to Thornbury Township on Tuesday. Earlier this year, Thornbury Township notified the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department that it would not renew its contract with the department beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Thornbury then reached out to the borough in order to contract for police services. West Chester currently has a similar contract with East Bradford Township. At the center of the issue is who will pay for officers that go out on permanent disability. According to borough council member Jordan Norley, officers under the current WEGO police contract have an incentive to stop working under permanent …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The East Whiteland Police Chief will oversee two departments until a permanent replacement can be found for the Westtown-East Goshen force.
East Whiteland Police Chief Gene Dooley will serve as interim police chief for the Westtown-East Goshen Police Department, according to a report from the Daily Local News. The decision was made at a special Police Commission meeting Wednesday morning. Dooley will continue to serve as chief in East Whiteland while filling the temporary WEGO role vacated by former chief John Dumond, who retired from the job in June. The Daily Local article gave some background on Dooley, 65: