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On 7/12/19 at approximately 10:47 pm Anthony J. Snyder, age 43, of Columbia, PA did commit the act of indirect criminal contempt while in the area of 3rd and Locust Streets. Based on the incident, an officer with the Columbia Borough Police Department filed charges for simple physical assault...
HELP US CATCH THIS MEDICATION THIEF! At 7:26 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2019, the depicted female entered the CVS Pharmacy at 1278 Millersville Pike in Lancaster Township and presented two (2) fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances. The female was able to successfully obtain the controlled...

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Special News Release – Fatal Crash Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 SPECIAL NEWS RELEASE – FATAL CRASH – JULY 14, 2019 The Manheim Township Police Department is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash which occurred at...

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Strangulation / Endangering Welfare of Children / Simple Assault / Harassment Arrest, 2:51 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 1900 block Geraldson Drive (MT) – Mensa Ocquaye Nortey, M/39, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offense following a domestic dispute at his residence. During the...
Retail Theft Arrest, 11:12 a.m., Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1605 Lititz Pike – Giant Food Store (MT) – Jose David Valentin-Medina, M/42, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offense after he was observed stealing $350.34 worth of merchandise from the store. A criminal complaint was filed as...

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On 7/4/19 at approximately 12:43 am Bobbie Jo Phillips, 36, of Columbia, PA, did commit the act of simple assault while in the 800 block of Houston Street. Based on the incident, an officer with the Columbia Borough Police Department filed charges for simple assault. Phillips is considered innocent...
On 7/4/19 at approximately 7:33 pm Librado Ortiz-Caban, 59, of Columbia did commit the act of disorderly conduct while on the 100 block of S. 4th Street. Based on the incident, an officer with the Columbia Borough Police Department filed charges for disorderly conduct. Ortiz-Caban is considered...
On 7/2/19 at approximately 12:53 pm the Columbia Borough Police Department was notified of the theft of two packages from a residence in the 500 block of Walnut Street. One of the thieves was later identified as Scott Michael Stubbe, Jr., 31, of Columbia, PA. Based on the incident, an officer with...
On 7/2/19 at approximately 12:53 pm the Columbia Borough Police Department was notified of the theft of two packages from a residence in the 500 block of Walnut Street. One of the thieves was later identified as Amanda L. Messner, 25, of Ephrata. Based on the incident, an officer with the Columbia...
On 6/27/19 at approximately 9:53 am James R. Pessolano, 51, of the Columbia, PA did commit the act of harassment while on the 600 block of South 14th Street. Based on the incident, an officer with the Columbia Borough Police Department filed charges for harassment. Pessalano is considered innocent...

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Det. Shawn Gunnet has identified Edwin Ayala in (3) Theft From Motor Vehicle investigations. All three investigations involved the theft of commercial power tools from work vans. The total value of items stolen in those (3) incidents is approximately $3,800. The thefts occurred between 2/11/19 - 2/...
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***** ORIGINAL INFORMATION POSTED 2/20/2019 ***** On February 19, 2019, at approximately 4:37 pm, Officers from the Lancaster Bureau of Police were dispatched to the area of E. Chestnut Street and N. Broad Street for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived in that area and were unable to locate a...
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On Thursday February 21, 2019 at approximately 1508 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police Platoon D responded to the area of S. Plum St. and Dauphin St. for a report of shots fired. A caller to 911 reported seeing a juvenile male fire a handgun at a group of juvenile males. Officers checked...
UPDATE February 3, 2019 On February 3, 2019, Rettew was taken into custody without incident in Ephrata, PA. He was turned over to Central Booking. Robbery / Theft Arrest, 9:40 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 1676 Oregon Pike - BB&T Bank (MT) - Dustin Lee Rettew, M/44, of Lititz, PA, entered...
The West Hempfield Township Police Department has three outstanding felony robbery warrants on Marco Anthony Swanigan. The robberies occurred in July and December of 2018 at different convenience stores. In each robbery, Marco fled in a 2002 Ford Explorer with PA registration KRH-6839. The vehicle...

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Daily News Release – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. Disorderly Conduct Arrest, 5:06 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 800 block Sterling Place (LT) – A 14-year-old juvenile was charged...
Daily News Release – Monday, June 17, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. DUI Arrest, 1:55 a.m., Monday, May 20, 2019, 100 block Second Lock Road (LT) – Marissa Jordan Pleasant, F/20, of Columbia, PA, was...
NLCRPD was dispatched to the covered bridge in the 1000 blk of Log Cabin Rd for a male laying in a hammock. Patrols arrived on scene and made contact with two adult males who advised that they were just sleeping in the hammock for the night.The patrol officer advised to vacate the bridge rafters...
NLCRPD patrol officers are on the scene of a drug related death at a local overnight lodging venue. Patrol officers were dispatched for an unresponsive subject found in a room at the venue. The subject was determined to be deceased. Assorted drug paraphernalia was located in the room. The Office of...
Daily News Release – Friday, June 14, 2019 Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583 Cell: (717) 340-2130 ARRESTS 1. DUI Arrest, 9:34 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Petersburg Road at Warren Way (MT) – Michael A. Arnt, M/47, of Lebanon, PA, was charged...

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WHO ARE THESE SHOPLIFTERS? At 8:07 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, the depicted male and female entered the Sheetz at 3205 Lititz Pike in Manheim Township and stole $7.50 worth alcoholic beverages from the cooler. Any person knowing the identity of either the male or the female should call the Manheim...

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On 6/7/19 at approximately 5:52 pm a resident of Columbia came to the Columbia Borough Police Department to report that while he was delivering a pizza in the 200 Block of South 3rd Street someone entered his vehicle and stole approximately $25.00 (his tip money). Anyone with information regarding...

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On 6/11/19 at approximately 7:42 pm the Columbia Borough Police Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Lawrence Street for criminal mischief not in progress. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the caller who stated that someone had scratched a large X into the paint on is black Ford F-150...

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On 6/29/19 at 1419 hrs. Ephrata Police responded to a vehicle accident on Schoeneck Rd. at Indiantown Rd. in West Cocalico Township. A vehicle driven by Nicolas Forte, 19, of North Wales PA, pulled from a STOP sign into the path of a utility van on Schoeneck Rd. The van flipped onto its side and...

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On June 27, 2019 between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Ephrata Police conducted a speed compliance check on Old Mill Road at Opal Street, Ephrata Borough. The speed limit is 25 miles per hour. Police issued citations to nineteen drivers. The speed of drivers cited ranged from 40 mph to 61 mph.

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