Blotter: Robbery, Criminal Trespass, Common Assault, Identity Theft
Theft of vehicle parts – At 6:09 p.m. on February 24, police responded to numerous questions at Countryside Auto Sales near State Route 22 for a report of a catalytic converter theft. The stolen property included a catalytic converter, valued at $900, from a 2007 Hummer. Police are investigating.
City of Lebanon
Harassment – A 41-year-old Lebanese man was cited for harassment after a
incident at 8 p.m. on February 22, on the 100 block of South 10th Street.
Robbery, harassment – Alfredo Rivera Lugo, 30, of Lebanon, has been charged with theft and harassment after an investigation into an incident at 1.45pm on December 3 at Mifflin and Spruce streets. Rivera is accused of punching a 53-year-old man and taking his cellphone. The victim was slightly injured during the burglary. Rivera was arrested on February 22, arraigned before Magistrate District Judge Carl Garver, and committed to the LCCF in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Criminal trespass, criminal mischief, public drunkenness – Richard Schofield Jr., 42, of Lebanon, has been charged with criminal trespassing, criminal mischief (two counts) and public drunkenness after an incident at 6.27pm on February 11 in the block 200 Walnut Street. Schofield is accused of breaking a window and crawling into a residence through the window. He was confronted by the owner and then backed out of the window. He was apprehended and transported to LCCF after being treated for lacerations received while crawling through the window. He was brought before MDJ Maria Dissinger and jailed at the LCCF in lieu of $20,000 bond.
Simple aggression, disorderly conduct – Keah Shutt, 32, of Lebanon, has been charged with common assault (related to domestic violence) and disorderly conduct after an incident at 8:27 p.m. on February 12 in the 200 block of Mifflin Street . Shutt is accused of pushing a 53-year-old woman onto a table, causing minor injuries to her face. Shutt was apprehended and transported to the LCCB. She was brought before MDJ Anthony Verna and incarcerated at the LCCF in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Single Assault – Paul LeGrande, 35, of Lebanon, was charged with common assault
(related to domestic violence) after an incident at 4:18 p.m. on February 23 on block 400
from 9th Street North. LeGrande is accused of punching a 29-year-old woman, causing minor injuries
neck and chest injury. LeGrande was apprehended and transported to the LCCB. He
was arraigned before Mr. DJ Carl Garver and incarcerated at the LCCF in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Drug Possession – Brittany Morse, 29, of no permanent address, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at 11:04 a.m. on March 3 in the 700 block of Walnut Street. Morse was found asleep in it
vehicle by a state constable who had a warrant for her arrest. Morse has been arrested and is
allegedly in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. She was
taken to LCCB and brought before Mr. DJ John Ditzler. She was incarcerated at
LCCF in lieu of a $1,000 bond.
Borough of Cornwall
Scatter the waste – A 28-year-old Ephrata woman was cited for spreading trash after an Aug. 2 incident in the area of SR 322 just west of Boyd Street.
Canton of Heidelberg
Assault Bodily Injury Unarmed – On March 2, police responded to Mountain Road for an active domestic. The investigation revealed that the person arrested, Michele Hoffman, 60, of Newmanstown, repeatedly punched the victim, a 60-year-old man from Newmanstown, and scraped his arms during an argument . The arrested person has been arrested and charges have been filed.
Township of Jackson
Vehicle accident – At 2:42 p.m. on February 24, a two-vehicle accident occurred on Hilltop Road before its intersection with Mountain View Road. A 2002 Chevrolet 2500 driven by a 61-year-old woman from Womelsdorf was traveling north on Hilltop Road when it missed its turn onto Mountain View Road. The woman reversed from the right lane in an attempt to turn left onto Mountain View Road, when she then struck a 2008 Nissan Altima driven by a 17-year-old Myerstown man, who was following behind. The initial impact occurred when the Chevrolet’s rear bumper struck the Nissan’s front bumper and hood. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash and reported no injuries, police said. The Chevrolet suffered minor damage to the rear bumper. The Nissan sustained crippling front end damage and had to be towed off the scene. She was cited for support limitations.
Township of Millcreek
Identity theft – At 8.30am on February 27, police responded to Cottage Lane for a report of identity theft. It has been determined that one or more unknown actors used the identity of a 60-year-old Newmanstown woman to file for unemployment benefits. The victim became aware of this when she received a letter stating that she owed money to the Ministry of Labor and Industry. The victim suffered no financial loss as a result of this incident. The victim had previously reported this incident to the state and received additional information regarding available resources from the Federal Trade Commission.
Borough of Myerstown
Motor vehicle theft – At 1:23 a.m. on March 1, one or more unknown actors stole a dark blue 1998 GMC Sierra that was parked along South Cherry Street. The vehicle belonged to a 43-year-old man from Myerstown.
Township of North Cornwall
Vehicle accident – At 11:45 a.m. on February 25, a 76-year-old Annville woman made a left turn heading north on South 22nd Street from Walnut Alley and did not see a 33-year-old Bethel woman. years, also traveling north on South 22nd. Street. Annville’s wife collided with Bethel’s wife. No injuries were reported, police said. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
North Londonderry Township
Possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, possession of drugs – At 12:51 p.m. on February 22, police responded to the 900 block of Park Drive to a report of a male subject displaying a switchblade knife. Upon arrival, the arrestee, Michael March, 43, of Palmyra, had in his possession a switchblade knife and a small container of crystal meth. The person arrested was charged with possession of a prohibited offensive weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
Hit and run – At 2:04 p.m. on February 27, police responded to a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of South Forge Road and Park Drive. The vehicle driven by an 80-year-old Palmyra man was struck on the driver’s side rear door as it turned onto South Forge Road. The hitting vehicle struck the man’s vehicle with the front driver’s side and then fled. The striking vehicle is a beige Chevrolet Equinox, with a year range of 2018-2020 and a missing part of its driver’s side bumper. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Londonderry Township Police Officer Zechman on 717-838-5276.
Checking the alarm device – Police cited Flagship Cinema, at 2 North Londonderry Square in Palmyra, for testing alarm devices after there were more than three false alarms at the business in a 12-month period.
Vehicle accident – At 3:58 p.m. on March 2, a Palmyra man was driving north in the 800 block of South Railroad Street when he fell asleep. The man’s vehicle struck the rear of another legally parked man’s vehicle. The first vehicle sustained heavy front damage while the parked vehicle sustained heavy rear damage. Both vehicles had to be towed off the scene. The Palmyra man suffered no injuries. He was cited for reckless driving. Palmyra Fire Department and Fire Police responded to the scene.
Arrondissement of Palmyra
Drug Possession – At approximately 1:46 a.m. on February 19, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of the 800 block of East Main Street and discovered that the driver, 19-year-old Riley Ney, was in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia for drug use. Ney was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
South Londonderry Township
Drunk driving, hit and run – Amanda Billington, 34, of Palmyra, was charged with general impaired driving, accident involving an unattended vehicle, reckless driving and driving an unregistered vehicle after reporting a hit-and-run at 4.21pm on January 7 at Stonebrook and Scenic View Readers. According to a report, Billington hit a car parked on Stonebrook Drive and then drove off without notifying the owner of the vehicle or calling the police.
Vehicle accident – At 8:16 a.m. on February 17, a black Dodge Caravan driven by a 79-year-old man in Elizabethtown collided with a Mazda sedan driven by a 67-year-old woman from Claymont, Delaware at the intersection of Routes 322 and 117 The woman was driving west on Route 322 and the man made a left turn from Route 322 onto Route 117 into the woman’s path. The woman was taken to hospital for injuries sustained in the crash, police said. Both vehicles had to be towed off the scene. Campbelltown firefighters and fire police responded to the scene.
Vehicle accident – At 9:38 a.m. on February 17, a farm tractor driven by a 21-year-old Hershey man was towing a foraging trailer down Colebrook Road to Lawn Road. After stopping at a stop sign, the tractor lost traction on the road and slid backwards, hitting a Volvo driven by a 20-year-old Lebanese man. The impact pushed the Volvo into a Toyota driven by a 68-year-old Palmyra. No injuries were reported. The Volvo had to be towed off the scene.
Theft by deception – At 7:09 p.m. on January 28, police responded to East Hazel Street for a scam report in which a 22-year-old Lebanese woman sent $600 via CashApp to what she believed to be the owner of a listed property on Facebook Marketplace. The police are investigating.
Identity theft – At approximately 3 p.m. on February 28, police received a report of identity theft from a 29-year-old man from Jackson Township. Upon further investigation, police learned that an unidentified person had opened an unemployment account in the victim’s name. No monetary value was reported as lost or stolen from the victim. The United States Office of Inspector General Department of Labor has been notified of the incident. The stolen property included unemployment benefits applied for on behalf of the victim. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194 and quote incident number PA2022-252732.
Township of West Cornwall
Harassment – A 34-year-old woman has been cited for harassment following an incident at 11.15am on February 11.
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