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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
Lancaster County Outlook on Police Efforts in 2017 to Slow Opioid Epidemic
Lancaster County's Drug Task Force will have additional detectives and funding in 2017 for proactive investigations to halt the opioid/heroin epidemic. See what is planned for the new year: https://goo.gl/PL9OEu
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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On Monday April 20, 2015, Ephrata Police filed charges at MDJ Hartman’s office charging Michael Kofroth, 32 years of age, with Statutory Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors, Unlawful Contact with a minor, and Aggravated Indecent Assault. The charges stem from allegations involving sexual contact...
Thomas CHAFFIN was observed by ELTPD operating a vehicle in a very erratic manner at a slow speed on New Holland Pike. CHAFFIN was stopped and determined to be under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol test result provided by CHAFFIN was 0.15% BAC.
At 6:47 pm, Tuesday, 4/21/15, an unknown White male driver brandished what appeared to be a black handgun at another male driver during a road rage incident. The victim had turned onto Greenfield Rd southbound from McDonald's and was immediately tailgated by the suspect. The suspect then passed the...
On Tuesday April 21, 2015 at approximately 0900 hours, employees at the Ephrata Walmart store location observed a white male suspect attempt to steal a pair of boots. The suspect was stopped by employees and provided them with his Pennsylvania Driver’s License. The suspect was identified by his...