Police officer finds two golf bags in E. Goshen

Duffers at loss without their clubs should contact department After discovering two golf bags lying in the parking lot of the Goshen Valley Condominiums in the 3300 block of Valley Drive in East Goshen on Tuesday, May 13, an officer with the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department swung into recovery mode, seeking the owner. If you lost these items and can provide a detailed description,...

Police: Longtime custodian faces rape charge

Detectives said woman was assaulted Thursday night at Stetson Middle School Steven W. Wesley Sr., a custodian with the West Chester Area School District, faces rape charges, Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police said. A longtime custodian at a Chester County middle school faces rape charges, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department said in a news release. Police said they received a...

Two injured in separate, 1-vehicle crashes

One occurred Friday in Thornbury, the other in Westtown Two serious one-vehicle accidents occurred on Thursday, Nov. 22, in southwestern Chester County, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department reported.  At 7 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Fox Meadow Lane in Thornbury Township for a single-vehicle crash, a department news release said. Officers learned that a 2005 Ford...

Police: Mega Millions Co. amounts to mega rip-off

Lottery scam has surfaced in area, authorities say The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department wants to caution residents about a recent phone scam that has occurred at two different East Goshen Township homes over the past week. On Nov. 5, a resident living in the 1100 block of Lincoln Drive in East Goshen Township contacted police about a suspicious call received earlier in the day from...

Police: 19-year-old woman shot in head

Victim listed in critical condition at Paoli Hospital A  19-year-old female was transported to Paoli Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, said a news release from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. Police said they were dispatched to the 1700 block of Paoli Pike in East Goshen Township at 2:42 p.m. for the reported...

New county detective continues family legacy

Robert Balchunis has been assigned to Major Case Squad By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Chester County Detective Robert Balchunis, the latest addition to the investigative arm of the District Attorney’s Office, began his new post this week, said District Attorney Tom Hogan. A respected police officer who may be genetically predisposed to investigative work has joined the...

Police find N.J. stolen car at Dilworthtown Crossing

Westtown-East Goshen officer’s license-plate reader sounded alarm  The alleged car theft occurred in New Jersey, but it was an officer from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department who arrested the suspect on Friday, thanks to a license-plate reader. Police said an officer on patrol at 7:45 p.m. in the parking lot at the Dilworthtown Crossing Shopping Center, which straddles Thornbury...

Erratic driving, crash leads to charges

Police in Birmingham, Westtown alerted to problem Erratic driving in Westtown and Birmingham Townships on Friday led to criminal charges for a West Chester man, Westtown-East Goshen police said Monday. Police in both townships received a report at 11:44 p.m. Friday that a blue Ford SUV, which had been traveling northbound on Rt. 202 approaching Rt. 926, entered Westtown Township, made a U-turn,...

Authorities warn about latest spring scams

Identity thieves seeking new ways to dupe victims into releasing data, money Attorney General Kathleen Kane said one recent scam involves telephone callers’ seeking personal information to help residents obtain a nonexistent medical card. Local and state authorities want residents to be wary about releasing personal information, which scam artists are constantly finding new ways to obtain. Attorney...

Father, son accused of hosting teen booze party

Westtown-East Goshen police also issued 19 citations for underage alcohol consumption Elliott Bonnett, 18, was charged in connection with an alleged teen drinking party at his home. The 18-year-old party host allegedly told officers they were not welcome when police showed up Saturday night to investigate a report of underage drinking, police said, adding that when they finally gained entry, they...