Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Police charge Charles Bloomer with reckless endangerment after he allegedly and accidentally shoots his wife in the face.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The following is a press release from the Westtown East Goshen Regional Police Department. On Dec. 19, 2012 the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department arrested Charles Delmar Bloomer, age 47, of the 800 block of General Howe Drive in Westtown Township in connection with the shooting that occurred in his residence. Bloomer was charged with one count of recklessly endanger another person after a detailed investigation by the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department and the Chester County Detectives. On Dec. 4, at 10:39 PM the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded to a single family home in the 800 block General Howe Drive in Westtown Township for a reported shooting. A 22-year-old male resident called …
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…
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…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Township officials consider sending out a survey to gauge resident support for the police department.
The Daily Local reports that township officials are considering sending out a township-wide survey that would gauge resident support for the the Westtown-East Goshen Police Department. According to the Daily Local, public opinion in the several special meetings held in East Goshen has been markedly one-sided in favor of the police department. Resident Jim Shorn told the Daily Local that he would support a tax increase to help shoulder the rising costs of maintaining the police department. To read the complete story on the Daily Local's website please click the link: here.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The West Nile Virus was found in West Goshen Township and Westtown Township.
State officials released information today that says that a mosquito in West Goshen Township and a bird in Westtown Township tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The Chester County Health Department says that the odds of contracting West Nile are very low, and that there are simple precautions residents can take to prevent infection. he chance of contracting WNV from an infected mosquito is small and chances of becoming seriously ill are even smaller, however, the Health Department recommends that individuals take personal precautions to minimize the possibility of being bitten by infected mosquitoes. This includes staying indoors at dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are most active, wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants when outside …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Westtown Township responds to criticism from residents over previous, more expensive proposals.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
At least seven people in Westtown were hospitalized after being exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide Saturday
According to the Daily Local, at least seven people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide on Saturday in Westtown. The Daily Local reports: East Goshen Fire Chief Grant Everhart said someone was using a gasoline powered saw in a basement when one person fell ill. Emergency responders were called, and the rest of the family began to feel the effects of carbon monoxide exposure. The Daily Local also reports that at least one person was airlifted to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Chester County Emergency Radio officials said. To read the complete story click the link: here.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Police arrested a 19-year-old Thornbury resident for 21 counts, including burglary, theft, criminal trespass, driving under the influence and other offenses.
ABC News Philadelphia reports that police have arrested a 19-year-old Thornbury Township resident named Alexander Bolte after he allegedly broke into several homes in the Westtown-Thornbury area. According to ABC: Alexander S. Bolte, 19, of the 300 block of Old Bailey Lane in Thornbury Twp., is charged with 21 counts, including burglary, theft, criminal trespass, driving under the influence and other offenses. Police say it began around 2:53 Wednesday morning with the report of a burglary in the 200 block of William Penn Blvd. in Thornbury Twp. Police say the homeowner found Bolte, whom the homeowner knew, in a bedroom of the residence. Bolte fled from the residence on foot before police arrived. Officers descended on the area and searched…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Residents argue that there aren't enough parks based on population.
Twenty minutes into Monday night’s Westtown Township board meeting, about fifteen people walked into the Assembly Hall and took a seat. Thirty minutes later, many of those same tardy residents took to the podium and expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of space dedicated within the township to recreational use. The issue is one not likely to be solved soon as the board repeatedly told the seven Westtown residents who took to the podium that talks to build recreational parks, which would include sports fields, will not begin until at least next year’s writing of the township’s new “comprehensive plan.” Still, the residents pleaded their cases. Dave Moldoff was the first parent to speak. Moldoff cited research which showed 40-percent of…