Welcome from DA Heather Adams

Welcome to our virtual newsroom on the CRIMEWATCH Network. This site is designed to build collaboration between criminal justice groups and ...
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Our Mission

The Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney is dedicated to achieving justice and protecting the safety of our community. We thorou...
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The Role of the District Attorney's Office

Have you ever wondered what the role of the District Attorney’s Office consists of, in addition to prosecuting criminal cases?District Att...
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Year in Review: Lancaster County DA's Human Trafficking Task...

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force was launched on National Human Trafficking Day, January 11, l...
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District Attorney Heather Adams Announces Lancaster Law Enfo...

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announces our Lancaster Law Enforcement series, which will begin Monday, January 9, 2023, ...
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Boys and Girls Club and Safety Coalition Among Six Organizat...

Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams has announced that six community-based drug and crimefighting programs in Lancaster County ...
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Lancaster County's C.A.S.E. Provides Multiple Resources in P...

Lancaster County’s C.A.S.E., or Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation, has a mission to engage the Lancaster County community in protecting...
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District Attorney Heather Adams Announces Virtual Victims of...

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announces our Victims of Homicide Remembrance Quilt project on this National Day of Rememb...
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National Dog Week: Tresi, Courthouse Companion Dog, Makes A ...

Attending court proceedings can be stressful, especially for witnesses and victims.That’s where Tresi, Lancaster County District Attorney...
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4 Takeaways: What Police, Schools and Community can do to Mi...

A group of Lancaster County School Resource Officers and school administrators recently gathered to discuss threat assessment, what prompts ...
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Jun 1, 2023
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office recently issued a memo to multiple store owners and managers throughout the county that have been selling and advertising illegal products containing Delta-8 THC and Delta-10 THC. The memo informed store owners and managers that ...
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May 31, 2023
The District Attorney’s Office has determined that the homicide of 35-year-old Hector Burgos-Torres in West Hempfield Township earlier this year was justified.  Burgos-Torres was shot in a residence in the first block of Lincoln West Drive, West Hempfield Township, in the...
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May 30, 2023
West Earl Township Police Officer Jake Waltz’ short three years on the force have already confirmed he made the right career decision. Waltz began his college days as an occupational therapy major at Alvernia University in Berks County before switching to criminal justice, whi...
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May 26, 2023
A Lancaster city sex offender arrested by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) pleaded guilty to four charges regarding solicitation of sex from a minor. Jose Villa Corta, 48 of the 900 block of N. Prince Street, was sentenced to 1-5 yea...
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May 25, 2023
A Lancaster city woman was sentenced to 4 ½ to 10 years in state prison and ordered to pay $305,812.94 in restitution Wednesday for assaulting a three-month-old baby who was in her care. Kayla Tucker, 34 of the 500 block of N. Plum Street, pleaded guilty on Oct. 6, 2022, to th...
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