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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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Corey M. Kauffman, age 18, of the 4000 block of Alpine Court, Reading, PA was charged with Theft From Motor Vehicle, False Identification to Law Enforcement Authorities, and Underage Drinking on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2341 hours by Officer Clay Smoker after police were called to the area...
Ephrata Police charged Barbara L. Good, 23, of East Earl with Retail Theft after she failed to pay for $247 worth of merchandise at Walmart, 890 East Main Street, Ephrata Township on September 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Santiago Ortiz Ramos, age 37, of the 400 block of West King Street, Lancaster, PA was arrested for DUI by Sergeant Carolyn Gundel on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 0145 hours in the 2000 block of Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA. Sergeant Gundel stopped Ramos after she observed him swerving off the...
Ephrata Police cited Ivan A. Velez, 23, of Ephrata with Harassment for his involvement in a physical altercation with a juvenile in the 100 block of Grant Street, Ephrata Borough, on September 4, 2015 at 1820 hours.
Ephrata Police charged Isaiah D. Striver, 18, of Ephrata with Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana. Striver, a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police for an equipment violation on September 4, 2015 at 4:47 p.m., was found in possession of a baggie of marijuana. Striver was incarcerated for a...