Aggravated Assault & Simple Assault Arrests 4/20/2017

On Thursday 20 April 2017 at approximately 1939 hrs. Officers from Platoon A responded to the area of N. Plum St. and E. Frederick St. for a report of a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, Officers met with Bertha Boyer F/38. Boyer stated that (2) males had struck her and had taken cash, keys and fled the area. Boyer identified one of the suspects as Jelanie Virgo M/35. Boyer showed the Officers cuts/scratches on her arms that she said were caused by Virgo but they appeared to be older injuries.

While speaking with Officers, a red Toyota with a NY registration passed their location. Boyer pointed to the car and said that the occupants of the car were involved in the robbery. Officers managed to catch up with the vehicle. They made a vehicle stop and identified the occupants of the vehicle.

While all of this was going on, a call was received from LGH. A male had walked into the EMD with a stab wound. Officers responded to LGH and found that the (2) incidents were related. The patient at LGH was found to be Jelanie Virgo.

What Officers discovered was that Virgo and Boyer are in a relationship. Virgo had caused scratches to her during an earlier dispute. On 20 April 2017 the pair had been involved in a prolonged domestic dispute over a quantity of money. The dispute came to a head at the intersection on N. Plum St. and E. Frederick St. when Virgo struck Boyer in the head with his fists. Boyer managed to cut Virgo across his back with an unknown edged instrument. Virgo knew the occupants of the red Toyota and  flagged them down for a ride to LGH in order to get treatment for his injury.

As a result of there incidents, the following criminal complaints were filed by Off. Heather Schaeffer before MDJ Jimenez. Jelanie Virgo was charged with Simple Assault (Domestic Violence) (M2). He was later arraigned and committed to LCP in lieu of $15,000 bail and a Probation Detainer. Boyer was with Aggravated Assault (Domestic Violence) (F2) before MDJ Jimenez. She was later arraigned and released on $50,000 bail unsecured. 

Jelanie Virgo M/34 600 blk. Second St. Lancaster, PA

Charged with Simple Assault (M2)

Bertha Boyer F/38 900 blk. Union St. Lancaster, PA 

Charged with Aggravated Assault (DV)

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