On January 11, 2021 Off. Gerhart took a report for access device fraud. On January 9, 2021 the victim lost a wallet containing credit/debt cards. When the victim realized the loss, various banks and agencies were contacted to "freeze" the respective accounts.
On Monday January 11, 2021 at approximately 1730 hrs. Off. Schwebel and Off. Costello met with the owner of a 2012 Nissan Rogue. The owner had parked the vehicle on the 100 blk. N. Duke St. earlier that morning. The owner believes that the key fob was dropped somewhere between the parking space and their place of employment.
On December 9, 2020 at approximately 1148 hrs. Off. Deitz responded to a residence on the 600 blk. Poplar St. for a reported theft of a bicycle.
On Wednesday December 23, 2020 at approximately 1749 hrs. a robbery occurred at the Pizza Hut, 777 Manor St. Lancaster, PA
A lone suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the business and demanded cash. Once the suspect had the loot he left the area on foot, last seen toward Fifth St.
Recently Officers from Platoon D were alerted to a potential scam that occurred in Lancaster City. An elderly city resident had been solicited by door-to-door salesman that were selling meat from a van. Family members of the resident found the meat and learned that the victim had likely paid far too much money for the product.
Colder weather is here and we know that no one likes to get into a cold car. We get it. You want to start your car to let it warm up, defrost the windows and be ready to go when you are.
On Monday November 16, 2020 at approximately 0039 hrs. an unknown male suspect stole a 2005 Toyota RAV4 from the parking lot of a repair shop on the 600 blk. Union St. The report for the theft was filed later that morning at 0910 hrs.
A property rental scam that is happening across the nation has made it's way to the Lancaster area. This scam involves rental properties and scam listings.
Now that Covid-19 protocols are in place for many companies, scammers are taking advantage of this new environment.
City of Lancaster Emergency Management Coordinator, Gene Duncan, saw that Joseph Besecker and Project Emerald are working to supply local first responders with PPE such as masks and gloves. Duncan, along with Lt. Chris Laser, were able to facilitate a donation of 300 N95 masks and 900 gloves. Besecker is still working on obtaining a quantity of face shields for the Lancaster Bureau of Police.
In the wake of the Corona Virus/ Covid-19 Pandemic there are the inevitable scams and frauds that follow.
Scammers are attempting to defraud people by touting self/at-home test kits and home treatment kits for Covid-19. This is being done via the internet and through informal direct-to-consumer sales.
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