Westtown Township Home Burglarized While Family Away on Vacation

rashonna fitzgeraldImage via Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department,

WESTTOWN TWP, PA — The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department announced the arrest of Rashonna Fitzgerald, 39 years of age from Chester, Pennsylvania, on Burglary and related charges.

Authorities state that 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, police officers 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 rapid 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 offenses 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.

Fitzgerald was charged with the following offenses:

  • Burglary
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Escape
  • False Identification to Law Enforcement
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Criminal Mischief

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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