West Chester man arrested after starting fight and stealing phone – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER — A West Chester man was arrested after police say he started a fight and stole a phone.

On August 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., West Chester Police were dispatched to the 50 block of North Matlock Street for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, police made contact with Roderick Strickland, 51, of West Chester.

During the investigation, it was determined that Strickland assaulted the victim for no apparent reason. During the attack, the victim attempted to call 911, but Strickland forcibly took the phone from the victim and continued to assault him.

The victim was soon able to get the phone back and the police arrived. Strickland was taken into custody and transported to the Chester County Jail, where he is being held on $20,000 cash bail. He is awaiting a preliminary hearing.

The police reports from the entire region:

West Chester

Fraud, drug charges

On Aug. 20 at 12:20 p.m., West Chester Police responded to the 300 block of West Miner Street to find a man sleeping on the lawn. As a result of the call, Brian Goslin, 35, of Philadelphia, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Philadelphia. During an arrest warrant search, Goslin was found with a wallet and credit cards that were believed to be missing. The investigation revealed that Goslin, who had the victim’s wallet and credit cards, made several transactions without authorization using a credit card belonging to the victim. Goslin was charged with access device fraud, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Goslin was processed and booked into the Chester County Jail to await arraignment and a preliminary hearing.


On August 21, 2022, Jack Bauer, 23, of Burkburner, Texas, was in police custody and was being held at the West Chester Police Department for a felony. At approximately 9:13 a.m., Bauer forcefully damaged a sprinkler head that is part of the Boro building’s fire suppression system. This caused the cells to flood and put himself and other inmates at risk. Bauer was taken to the Chester County Jail to be arraigned on a charge of institutional vandalism.



Police charged Kelly Ann Carpenter with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after she illegally gained entry to a home by breaking a window and entering the home. Carpenter fled the property and was found by police walking in the middle of the carriageway, on West Bridge Street, with her hand covered in blood. She was released on bail during her arraignment before MDJ Massey. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 25.

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