Daily News Release - Friday 10/26/2018

Daily News Release – Friday, October 26, 2018
Sergeant Michael Piacentino, Public Information Officer
Office: (717) 569-6401 Ext. 1583
Cell: (717) 340-2130


1.  Aggravated Assault on Police Officer / Resisting Arrest / Criminal Trespass Arrest, 12:30 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2018, 1300 block Glen Moore Circle (MT) – Sierra Lynn Mumma, F/21, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a disturbance at a residence.  Officers were called to the residence as it was reported that Mumma was refusing to leave.  Officers arrived and located Mumma in the residence.  When ordered to leave, she continued to refuse.  Officers attempted to arrest her for trespassing when she began to thrash around and kicked at officers.  While officers were attempting to pull her hands behind her to place the handcuffs upon Mumma, she kicked one officer in the face.  Officers then used pepper spray on Mumma, which slowed her movements enough to get her under physical control and restrained in handcuffs.  She was processed and taken to Central Arraignment.

2.  Trademark Counterfeiting / Access Device Fraud / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Arrest, 10:56 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2018, East King Street at North Conestoga Drive (LT) – John Henry Merrick, M/46, of Coatesville, PA, was charged with the above offenses following a traffic stop for an expired registration.  Officers searched Merrick’s vehicle which yielded marijuana, a small plastic baggie, a plastic container, a glass smoking device, two (2) credit cards which had been reported lost or stolen, twenty-three (23) Pennsylvania Inspection and Emissions stickers, and fourteen (14) Inspection and Emissions month insert stickers.  Upon further investigation, officers determined that the registration plate being displayed did not belong on Merrick’s vehicle.  A criminal complaint was filed.


1.  Theft By Deception, 3:58 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018, 1000 block East Oregon Road (MT) – Unknown person/s sent the victim a fraudulent check and requested two (2) money orders from the victim.  The victim sent $800.00 in money orders and deposited the fraudulent check.  The check later bounced.  Investigation continues.

2.  Theft By Deception / Retail Theft, Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2030 Fruitville Pike – Walmart (MT) – An unknown white female committed retail theft and theft by deception when she came into the store with some items, gathered more items, and returned them all as if they were all previously purchased.  Total loss: $189.74.  Investigation continues.


Incident Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day)