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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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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On, 5/8/15, a daytime burglary was discovered to have occurred at a residence in the 2800 blk of Lincoln Highway East. Jewelry and a video game system were stolen from the residence. Investigation by Detective Sergeant Brian Cloonan developed a neighbor, David R. HUMPHRIES, age 34, as a suspect...
On 5/13/15, Sydney Rutkowski, age 21, of Ephrata, was found stumbling and walking in traffic in the 500 Block of E. Main St. Ephrata Borough. Rutkowski was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a small amount of marihuana. Rutkowski will receive a summons for the charges of Possession...
Ephrata Police were called to the neighborhood park in the 300 Block of Jeff Avenue for a male stumbling around. Police located Jordan R. Kellander M/22 of Ephrata stumbling in the rear yard of adjacent to the park. Kellander was intoxicated on an unknown substance. He was cited for Public...
Ephrata Police arrested Frank V. Helman 40/M for being a fugitive from justice. Helman formerly of Ephrata was wanted by Pennsylvania State Probation and Parole after violation of his parole once he walk away from the Adapt Program in Reading. Helman was located at the intersection of West Main...
Ephrata Police arrested Matthew S. Patterson on Monday 5-11-15 at the Ephrata Wal-Mart in the 800 Block of East Main St after Wal-Mart loss prevention reported they stopped him as he is to have alleged to walk out of of the store with paying for over $400.00 in items. Ephrata Police arrested...