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

Stafford Rick mugshot 1-25-2015

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

Description of IncidentOn Saturday, 1/24/2015 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 E. Market St. 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.