Apply Now to Become a Police Officer in Lancaster County; Consortium Tests in September
Anyone interested in becoming a police officer in Lancaster County can apply NOW for the testing consortium to be held in September. Twenty-seven (27) departments are participating. Learn more HERE: http://bit.ly/2JelvfQ
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 Recent Overdose Incidents in Lancaster County
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 between October 2017 and March 2018. Explore here: http://bit.ly/2JceJHz
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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A Lancaster murderer’s request for relief from a life sentence for a 1984 shooting is too late, according a Pennsylvania court. Garey Thomas, now 68, was convicted in 1985 of first-degree murder for shooting Ricky Coward at King and Plum streets in Lancaster city. Thomas approached Coward, who was...
Thomas L Simmons, 47, of the 100 block of Marion Terrace, Ephrata, PA was charged with Public Drunkeness after an incident that occurred on Tuesday July 5, 2016. At 2135 hours, East Cocalico Police units were dispatched to the 200 block of Main Street in Denver Borough for a report of an...
The LBPD has filed a non-traffic citation agasinst Jessica Nicole BEAVER, 33, Lititz, for Criminal Trespass. On Monday, July 4, 2016 at 4:39 PM, a resident of the 200 Block North Walnut Street reported to police that BEAVER illegally entered her apartment. BEAVER has been summoned into District...
An Ephrata couple were sentenced Tuesday to state prison for a drug-trafficking operation that resulted in seizures of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. William Ortiz Jr. and his wife Holly Ortiz each pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to felony counts of drug-dealing and conspiracy and...
Christopher Picard, 26 year old male from Lancaster, was arrested and charged by Officer Michael Murray of the West Hempfield Township Police Department for Aggravated Assault (Felony) and Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Misdemeanor). Charges stem from an incident that occurred on Monday,...