Robbery 800 blk. N. Duke St. 12 March 2017
On Sunday 12 March 2017 at 1141 hrs. Officers from Platoon C responded to the area of the 800 blk. N. Duke St. for a report of a Robbery that had just occurred. The victim told Officers that he had been outside on the sidewalk when he was approached by (3) unknown juvenile males. The victim stated that at least (2) of the juveniles were holding handguns. One of the juveniles pointed a gun at the victim and demanded that the victim empty his pockets. Fearing that he was going to be shot, the victim ran from the suspects and called for Police.
Off. Rachor arrived in the area and spotted (3) males that matched the description near the intersection of N. Queen St. and Clay St. The males were stopped and identified. All (3) were juveniles. (2) of the (3) suspects were identified and taken into custody.
Additional Officers that were canvassing the area located an H&K USP semi-automatic pistol in the vestibule of a building on the 700 blk. N. Duke St. That handgun was seized as evidence. That address matched where one of the juvenile suspects resides.
Det. Willard Smith and Det. Adam Dommel assisted with the investigation. As a result of the incident the following charges were filed:
Juvenile M/13 Lancaster, PA
Juvenile Allegation filed before Lancaster County Juvenile Probation:
Robbery (F1); Criminal Conspiracy Robbery (F1); Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License (F3); Possession of a Firearm by a Minor (M1), Persons Not To Possess (etc.) Firearms (F3) and Simple Assault (M2)
Det. Smith had also filed an allegation against the same juvenile for a Robbery that had occurred on 6 March 2017 at 2108 hrs. in the area of Laurel St. and Union St. An allegation had already been filed charging the juvenile with Robbery (F1) amd Criminal Conspiracy Robbery (F1).
The juvenile was later transported to the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center (YIC).
Javier Perez M/16 600 blk. Lake St. Lancaster, PA
Det. Dommel consulted with the District Attorney's Office and it was decided that a Direct File Petition to allow Perez to be charged as an adult was warranted.
Perez was charged with Robbery (F1); Criminal Conspiracy Robbery (F1); Firearms Not Be Carried Without a License (F3), Persons Not To Possess (etc.) Firearms (F2); Possession Firearm By Minor (M1) and Simple Assault (M2). The charges were filed before MDJ Jimenez. Perez was arraigned on the complaint and committed to LCP in lieu of $200,000 bail.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.