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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A Lancaster man will spend the holidays in prison – 6 months in all – for stealing more than $60,000 from a local anti-puppy mill non-profit group. Donald L. Hostetter, 71, will serve 6 to 23 months in Lancaster County Prison, followed by 5 years of probation. Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely...
Gwendolyn L Eckert, age 35, of the 2100 Block of Lincoln Highway East, was charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary and Corruption of Minors after an incident that occurred on December 18, 2015 at 0050 Hours. Officers were notified by two alert...
On 12/17/15 at 1900hrs, Ephrata Police were dispatched for a Burglary in progress at a residence in the 100 block of Washington Ave, Ephrata Borough. Police responded and found the suspect had removed an exterior door lock hasp to gain entry to the basement. Police located the suspect in the...
Detective Tricia Mazur, Manor Township Police Department filed charges at District Justice Keller's office in Millersville against Akeem Richardo TYSON, age 19, of the 5000 block of Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, New Jersey. TYSON is being charged with; Statutory Sexual Assault, Indecent Assault,...
Ephrata Poilce investigated a crash at the intersection of E. Main St and Lincoln Ave. in the early morning hours (0620am) of 12-16-15. A vehicle driven by Patrick Baier M/41, 1000 Blk W. Main St, Eprhata reportedly failed to stop for a red signal and collided with a vehicle being driven by John...