West Goshen detectives trying to determine whether other victims exist
A woman on her way to work earlier this month described a frightening encounter that led to the arrest of an alleged stalker, said West Goshen Township Police, who said they are trying to determine if more victims exist.
In a news release, detectives offered this account: In the early morning of Friday, Jan. 3, the woman reported that she was traveling to work during inclement weather and noticed a silver Honda Civic following her closely. She stopped at a Wawa convenience store, where she said the other driver, later identified as Scott A. Rosenberg, 25, of Phoenixville, approached her, both inside and outside of the store, repeatedly asking for her telephone number. When she refused, Rosenberg made explicit suggestive remarks, and the woman left the store, police said.
Police said the woman quickly realized that Rosenberg had also exited the store, was following her again, and continued to do so for 21 miles on northbound U.S. 202 and westbound Rt. 422, causing the woman to become increasingly fearful for her safety. The woman drove toward another Wawa store to seek help, and while she was stopped for a red light, Rosenberg’s vehicle struck the rear of her vehicle in what she thought was an attempt to get her outside of her vehicle. She told police that she could clearly see Rosenberg behind her and believed he was going to attempt to harm her.
The woman told police that she drove into the Wawa parking lot but did not enter the store; she watched as Rosenberg walked into the Wawa, wrote down his license-plate number, and drove away, police said. She said she drove on random roads until she was sure she was not being followed, proceeded to her workplace, and called police, detectives said.
West Goshen Police detectives were able to locate and interview Rosenberg, who not only denied the allegations but also said he was not in area during the reported events, the release said. Working with Wawa security personnel, the detectives retrieved video surveillance of Rosenberg inside and outside of both Wawa locations, the release said.
Police said Rosenberg’s Honda bore Pennsylvania registration JFM-4826. Anyone with any additional information or knowledge of similar incidents involving Rosenberg and his vehicle are asked to contact the West Goshen Township Police at 610-696-7400. Police said that charges, which include misdemeanor stalking and harassment, were filed by summons so Rosenberg has not been arraigned yet.