On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at approximately 1:10 AM, The Ridley Township Police Department was advised that The Chester Police Department had arrested Smith, Joseph E. - Joseph E. Smith was then transported from The Chester Police Department to Central Booking and processed accordingly.
- Warrant Type: Criminal
- Date Issued: Thursday January 30th, 2020
- Holding Department: Ridley Township Police Department
- Reference ID: 20-01040
On Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 4:11 AM, The Ridley Township Police Department received a call in reference to a stabbing in the 900 Block of Reese St. which is located in the Milmont Park section of the township. Upon arrival, officers located an approximately nine inch silver serrated knife on the front top step. The knife’s wooden handle was broken and there was blood along the blade.
According to the resident, JOSEPH E. SMITH came into her home and stabbed the victim. Furthermore, JOSEPH E. SMITH had a history of stalking the resident. The resident had been asleep on the basement couch when she was awoken by SMITH coming into the basement. SMITH then attacked the victim who had also been asleep in the basement. The victim then fled the basement with SMITH close behind. The victim made it outside where the assault continued. In his haste, the victim fell down. SMITH then stood over top of the victim and slashed repeatedly (with the approximately nine inch silver serrated knife) which resulted in several abdomen lacerations.
Prior to fleeing the scene in a silver sedan, Smith declared, “I’m going to f…ing kill you!” The victim was treated and transported to Crozer Hospital. If anyone knows the current whereabouts of JOSEPH E. SMITH please contact the Ridley Township Police Detectives at (610)532-4002 or simply leave a tip on CRIMEWATCH.