On November 5, 2018 at approximately 2:15am officers of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department responded to the 100 block of Lydia Lane, which is located in the Brandywine at Thornbury development in Thornbury Township, after an alert resident called 911 and reported hearing a car alarm activate along with multiple car doors closing in the area. Within minutes responding officers arrived and located a white male subject walking into a wooded area in close proximity to Lydia Lane. Ofc. Steve Hiro then located the male subject, who was identified as Michael Napolitano of Newark, Delaware, hiding behind a tree in the wooded area. Upon further investigation it was determined that Napolitano was in possession of items that were stolen from vehicles parked in the Brandywine at Thornbury development. Napolitano was then taken into custody and charged with Theft From Motor Vehicles, Loitering and Prowling at Night, Theft By Unlawful Taking, and Receiving Stolen Property. Napolitano was later arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge William Kraut and was remanded to Chester County Prison after failing to post $10,000.00 cash bail.
This arrest demonstrates the strong partnership the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department has with the residents we serve and shows how this partnership assists in keeping our communities safe on a daily basis. If any other residents of the Brandywine at Thornbury development believe items were taken from their vehicle during the early morning hours of November 5, 2018 they are asked to contact Ofc. Steve Hiro at 610-692-9600.