On December 20th, 2022, at around 1:43am, patrol officers from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department were dispatched to the area of Tanglewood Drive and Mayapple Lane, East Goshen Township, for a suspicious vehicle that was observed driving slowly around the neighborhood. Patrol officers quickly arrived in the area and observed a vehicle matching the description and a traffic stop was initiated.
During the course of the traffic stop, patrol officers observed numerous envelopes with tape attached labeled “Trashmen”, gift cards, and cash spread throughout the interior of the car. An investigation was conducted and during the course of the investigation, patrol officers were able to obtain enough evidence to conclude that the occupants of the vehicle were actively stealing holiday tips that were left out for sanitation workers by generous East Goshen Township residents.
Adam Thompson and Anne Farrelly, both from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, were arrested and transported to Chester County Prison.