***** Previously Released Information 04 April 2017 *****
On Tuesday 04 Apri 2017 at approximately 1307 hrs. Officers from Platoon C were informed that the victim from an assault/stabbing had just walked into the ER of a local hospital. The patient, a 28 year old female resident of Lancaster, had lacerations/stab wounds. Officers that responded to the hospital were informed that the incident occurred in the area of the 500 blk. Locust St. near E. Strawberry St.
Other Officers responded to Locust St. and located evidence that was consistent with some type of altercation at that location. A crime scene was established. Detectives assisted in interviewing witnesses that had been in the area.
The victim's injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. The victim had laceations to a hand, forearm and back of the torso. It is believed that the victim and suspect are known to each other and that this is not a random act of violence. Photos of the scene were done, evidence was collected and the scene was broken-down and cleared at approximately 1520 hrs.
***** New Information 06 April 2017 *****
Det. Sgt. Nate Nickel continued the investigation. He learned that the victim had been involved in a physical altercation with a female identified as Alyssa Lopez and a 2nd unidentified H/F suspect.
The victim stated that Lopez brandished (2) knives and began to stab and slash at her. Lopez reportedly stabbed the victim several times on the victim's left arm and palm. The unidentified suspect stabbed the victim twice on the victim's upper left back area. In total the victim suffered a large laceration to the left palm that required (10) stitches, (5) puncture wounds to the left arm and (2) puncture/stab wounds to the back.
As a result of the investigation to this point, Det. Sgt. Nickel filed a Criminal Complaint against Lopez charging her with (1) Count Aggravated Assault (F1) and Criminal Conspiracy - Aggravated Assault (F1). Detectives checked several addresses for Lopez but she has not been located. A warrant for the arrest of Lopez has been issued.
The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with any information on this incident, the identity of the unknown 2nd suspect and/or the current location of Alyssa Lopez is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Nate Nickel at 717-735-3358 firstname.lastname@example.org or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through this Crime Watch page.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.