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 10-20-16 at approx. 5:40PM the Columbia Police received calls that an intoxicated male had entered two stores, ordered food then left without paying. The male was observed staggering in the 300 blk. of Locust St. and taken into custody. The male was identified as Gregory Bowling (62) of Columbia...
On Thursday 10-27-16 (7PM) the Sunsnappers and Columbia Lions Club will be holding the annual Mardi Gras Parade. Residents and visitors to the area are reminded to keep an eye out for parade traffic as well as people attending the parade. There will be signs posted regarding parking restrictions...
Two Manheim Borough men were arrested on Saturday October 22, 2016 following an investigation into the forcible unlawful entry of a Penn Township car dealership facility and the theft of two BMW sedans. The crime occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday October 22, when the suspects...
A 16-year-old girl had turned blue and was not breathing after taking a dose of heroin supplied by her father, according to testimony Friday in a Lancaster district court. An emergency medical technician (EMT) testified that the girl required four doses of Narcan to regain consciousness. Without...
On 10/22/16 at 1423 hrs, Ephrata Police arrested Megan Ebling, age 29, of Ephrata. Ebling was taken into custody and charged with Public Drunkenness following a disturbance at a business in the first block of West Main Street in Ephrata Borough.