On August 4, 2021, the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department was dispatched to a residence on S. New Street in Westtown Township, for a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival by patrol officers, it was discovered that the residence was also burglarized while the family was away on vacation.
Patrol officers and the Criminal Investigation Division processed the scene and developed a suspect. Shortly after police cleared the scene, an alert person observed the suspect returning to the area.
As a result of a quick police response, officers were able to conduct a traffic stop and positively identified the operator as Rashonna Fitzgerald from Chester, Pennsylvania. She was subsequently arrested and charged with numerous offences relating to the burglary and vehicle theft.
Fitzgerald was arraigned by Magistrate District Justice Martin Gosh where she failed to post $20,000.00 cash bail. She was processed and transported to Chester County Prison pending a preliminary hearing.
The West Goshen Police Department also assisted with this incident.