Press Releases

January 27th, 2015

Operation Vigilance

For the time period of Monday 19 January, 2015 through Sunday 25 January, 2015 the following arrests were made as a result of Operation Vigilance:

Public Drunkenness: 6

Public Indecency: 4

Underage Drinking: 3

Noise Ordinance: 5

A total of fifteen (15) persons were arrested and charged with the above listed offenses.

Scott L. Bohn
Chief of Police
West Chester Police Department

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Stafford Rick mugshot 1-25-2015

Charges:  Criminal Attempt Homicide; Aggravated Assault; Simple Assault; REAP & Related Offenses

Description  of Incident: On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2022 hours, a 42 year old West Chester man (victim) was walking home when he passed a female friend in the parking lot of Rubinstien's 250 East Market Street. The victim said hello to the female and was approached by a black male who was walking with the two girls. The b/m actor argued with the victim at which time the victim was stabbed with a large butcher's knife.

The victim walked to his residence and family members notified the ambulance. Victim was transported to Paoli Hospital via GFAC. The b/m was taken into custody a short time later. The suspect has been identified as Rick Staffor (aka Timothy Johnson) a 23 year old from Philadelphia.