A link containing a brief synopsis of recent incidents reported to the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department has been provided below. (PDF)
Sept 20 - Sept 26 Police Activity - Westtown, East Goshen and Thornbury Townships
IRS Scam - The police department has been receiving multiple calls from residents who have been contacted by unidentified person(s) claiming to be with government, law enforcement and/or collection agencies advising the residents that they owe money to the IRS. Please do not provide any information or follow their instructions. If you should receive one of these calls, please disconnect with the caller and contact the police department.
EZ PASS Scam - The police department recently received information that there is a recent scam involving a "phishing" e-mail that is sent from a collection agency claiming to represent EZ Pass. EZ Pass has confirmed that this is a scam and that they will never contact someone via e-mail. EZ Pass stated that they will make contact through the Postal Service.
PA Turnpike News Release: WARNING -E-Z Pass Phishing Scam Alert!
PRESS RELEASE-INDECENT ASSAULT IN EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP
On Sunday, September 14 2014, at 2:49 P.M. the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded to an indecent assault complaint in the 100 block of Cedar Ridge Road in Tree Tops at Chester Hollow Apartments located in East Goshen Township. The victim, who is a 22 year old female resident of Tree Tops at Chester Hollow Apartments, reported that after parking her vehicle a male individual approached her at the vehicle and touched her in an in a sexually inappropriate manner. This male individual pushed the victim against her vehicle and when the victim asked what the offender was doing he fled on foot towards the rear of the apartment complex. This assault took place at 2:20 P.M. according to the victim.
The offender was described as a W/M/18-20 years of age 6’0” tall, skinny, with blue eyes and messy blonde hair that was ear length. The offender was wearing a gray t-shirt, black Under Armour mesh shorts and athletic shoes at the time of the attack. Police believe that the offender may live in the area of West Chester Pike and North Chester Road.
If you have any information about this crime or believe the sketch appears to be similar to someone you know, please contact the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department at 610-692-5100.
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The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department has seen an increase in scams targeting seniors. Below are some of the types of scams targeting seniors in our area. Please click on the links below to learn more about these types of scams. If you suspect that you have been a victim of one of these scams, you should contact your local police department and file a police report.
Tech Support Scams - Source (OnGuardOnline.gov - Website)
Phone Scam - Source (Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police - PDF)
The "Grandparent Scam" - Source (Consumer Federation of America - PDF)
Scam Alerts - Source (Federal Trade Commission - Website)
The Townships of East Goshen, West Goshen, and Westtown are currently studying the cost of police operations for both the West Goshen and WEGO Police Departments and examining the impact that a potential merger of the two departments would have on the operations and costs of police service. The three townships plan to explore merger options that include the continuation of employment for all current uniformed officers in the time period immediately following a merger. Areas that will be examined include: staffing, personnel costs, pensions, post-retirement benefits, vehicles, equipment, weapons, facilities and department operations.
The process is being overseen by the three Boards of Supervisors, with assistance from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), a non-profit management consulting organization with expertise in government management, public finance and municipal consolidation processes. Options developed by CGR for the merger of the two police departments will be presented to the Boards in a public meeting. The study process began in March 2014 and is expected to be completed in mid-2014.
As part of the study, CGR has developed a website for residents of the Townships. This website is designed to facilitate community engagement as the townships of East Goshen, West Goshen, and Westtown consider the merger of the West Goshen Police Department and Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department (WEGO).
Website Link: CGR - Police Merger Study Website
The website provides the following:
· Updates on the process
· Opportunity to sign up online to receive email alerts as new information is added
· Link to submit comments, questions, and other feedback