On October 12th, 2018 the Westtown- East Goshen Regional Police Department began an investigation into a series of retail thefts where over $4000.00 in merchandise was stolen from the Giant Food Store and CVS located in Thornbury Township, Chester County. As a result of an investigation, Paul A. Geist was identified as an offender in these thefts. An arrest warrant was obtained for his arrest from District Court 15-2-03 on October 25th, 2018.
On December 26th, 2018 Paul A. Geist turned himself in at the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. He was later transported to Chester County Prison after failing to post a $10,000.00 cash bail set by Honorable Judge Kraut.