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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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An inmate appealing his life sentence for killing a man on the banks of the Susquehanna River will not get a new trial, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Monday. Tyrick D. Walker, 34, had appealed his first-degree murder conviction, claiming his trial attorney should’ve called a specific...
In the year since Brett Simmons’ murder, police interviewed over 150 people, searched dozens of phones for evidence, and followed countless other leads. That hasn’t yet led to the two men who entered the Simmons home last year and left Brett, a well-liked 23-year-old, fatally shot in his bedroom...
An Ephrata Township man will serve up to 20 years in prison for burning down his family’s home last year. A Lancaster County Judge ordered Monday that 34-year-old Joshua A. Witman spend 5 to 20 years in state prison for setting fire to the home at 209 East Mohler Church Road on June 15, 2014...
The NLCRPD filed summary charges of Public Drunkenness against CODY NELSON HAUPT, age 23, of the 500 block of W. Chestnut Street, Lancaster after he was observed sleeping inside his car in a public location in Warwick Township. HAUPT was not in posession of his car keys.
The NLCRPD filed charges against a 15 year old juvenile female after police reposnded to a residence in Warwick Township. The juvenile was charged with Terroristic Threats and Simple Assault. The charges will be forwarded to the Lancaster County Juvenile Probation Office.