Detective Calls it a Career After Serving Lancaster County for 4 Decades
Joseph Hockley, a longtime investigator of homicides and child abuse, recently called it a career after 36 years. READ about his accomplishments and retirement plans: https://goo.gl/aQhuoZ
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This resource is for building public awareness of crimes and those that commit criminal acts in Lancaster County. The information contained within this site is owned and managed by Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies and has been deemed part of the public's right-to-know.
Explore Online Map of Thousands of Overdose Incidents in Lancaster County Since 2014
Here is visual proof that the heroin/opioid epidemic is impacting nearly every community in Lancaster County. This online interactive map shows emergency overdose reports in Lancaster County since Jan. 1, 2014. Explore here: https://goo.gl/kaGzVp
A Look at How DUI Cases are now Prosecuted in Lancaster County
Lancaster County's DUI Court launched a year ago. Here is how cases are now moving faster, resulting in defendants getting into treatment faster and police officers spending more time on the streets: https://goo.gl/xRTK11
Lancaster County Veterans Court Graduates Largest-Ever Class on Vietnam Anniversary
Lancaster County Veterans Court, which launched 4 years ago, had its largest-ever graduating class at a recent ceremony. Read about that event and how the specialty court has saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands: https://goo.gl/GsGbmD
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INVESTIGATION OF THE WEEK 16-17 Week of May 2, 2016 UNNATENDED DEATH INVESTIGATION DECEASED: H. JOSEPH RESSLER III On Thursday, April 14 2016, at approximately 6:13pm Officers from West Hempfield Township Police Department were dispatched for a medical emergency call to an area west of Froehlich...
GUN ARREST: Richard RAMOS On May 4th, 2016 at 6:38 p.m. Officer Ryan Burgett responded to the 400 blk. of E. King St. for a report of shots fired. Off. Burgett located witnesses who observed a subject, later identified as Richard Ramos (31-year-old male, resident of 434 E. King St.Lancaster, PA),...
PREVIOUSLY RELEASED INFORMATION: At approximately 3:47 P.M. 27 April, 2016 LCWC advised of a stabbing at S. Queen St. and Andrew St. Officers located a 39-year-old victim who had been stabbed once in the stomach area. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Suspect...
A York County woman is a wanted fugitive after she skipped several recent court hearings in Lancaster County regarding charges of sexual abuse of a pre-teen. Most recently, Nicole Fritchlee, 40, didn’t show up for an April 22 arraignment on counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a...
Strasburg Ministerium was granted a special event permit to hold a brief gathering of local officials in observance of National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 12:00-12:30 p.m., around the flagpole on the front lawn of Strasburg Borough Office, 145 Precision Avenue, Strasburg. In case...