Friday, January 18, 2013
Ryan Bailey, 24, allegedly claimed to have a gun when he confronted a Wawa customer and demanded his wallet and cell phone.
Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police have arrested a Philadelphia man for a Dec. 27, 2012, robbery outside the Wawa market on the 1500 block of Paoli Pike, just west of the Willistown border. According to police, Ryan Bailey Jr., 24, and two other men followed the victim from Harrah's casino in Chester Township. Detectives were able to track the credit card activity and use video surveillance to identify Bailey. He is charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, access device fraud, identity theft and terrorist threats. Read the full article on West Chester Patch.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Commission wants East Whiteland Police Chief Eugene Dooley to extend his contract as interim chief there.
Update 12/13/1:45pm—The East Whiteland Board of Supervisors approved the contract extension with WEGO. Chief Eugene Dooley will continue to split his time between East Whiteland and WEGO police departments through June 2013. Original story continues below At its Wednesday night meeting, the East Whiteland Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to extend a police services contract with the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Commission. In September, the supervisors agreed to let East Whiteland Police Chief Eugene Dooley serve as interim chief of the WEGO department on a part-time basis. "The contract between WEGO and EWT for the services of Chief Gene Dooley is set to expire at the end of 2012. WEGO is asking to extend the contract …
Monday, October 8, 2012
All three municipalities will stay in the regional police department.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
East Whiteland Police Chief Gene Dooley will be interim chief in Westtown-East Goshen Police through at least December.
At its September meeting, the East Whiteland Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a contract with the Westtown-East Goshen (WEGO) Regional Police Commission. The terms state that East Whiteland Police Chief Eugene Dooley will, on a part-time basis, lead the unsettled WEGO Police Department until the end of 2012. "I suppose the contract could be renewed if they're still trying to work things out," board chairperson Virginia McMichael said at the Sept. 12 meeting. Dooley has been working as interim chief in the WEGO department since Aug. 23, following the retirement of the chief there. In addition to lacking a full-time chief, the regional department is in the middle of tumultuous contract negotiations. One of the three participating …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The East Whiteland Police Chief will oversee two departments until a permanent replacement can be found for the Westtown-East Goshen force.
East Whiteland Police Chief Gene Dooley will serve as interim police chief for the Westtown-East Goshen Police Department, according to a report from the Daily Local News. The decision was made at a special Police Commission meeting Wednesday morning. Dooley will continue to serve as chief in East Whiteland while filling the temporary WEGO role vacated by former chief John Dumond, who retired from the job in June. The Daily Local article gave some background on Dooley, 65: Also, he's friends with Harrison Ford, after working with the actor on the 1985 film Witness.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The police chief could lead the Westtown-East Goshen police force until a new chief is installed there.
East Whiteland Police Chief Eugene Dooley might soon be spending more time in East Goshen, according to a report in the Daily Local News. The temporary assignment would come amid broader changes within Westtown-East Goshen Police Department. Thornbury Township has indicated it will not renew its contract with the regional force when it expires at the end of 2012. Twitter user Leo Sinclair pondered the possible implications of Dooley's temporary assignment, asking "First indication that East Goshen Twp plans to merge with East Whiteland Twp Police?" East Whiteland Township manager Terry Woodman said a merger is not in the cards, writing in an email: Earlier this year, East Whiteland contracted one of its two police lieutenants, Mark …