On Monday, January 07, 2019, at about 10:21 AM officers from the West Hempfield Township Police Department were advised by a clinical supervisor that 19 year old, Joseph Michael Piascinski, of New Holland, PA, left the Manos House, located at 1290 Prospect Road, Columbia, PA, with two other individuals, without authorization. Staff at the Manos House reported that Joseph was ordered by the Juvenile Court of Lancaster County to remain at the Manos House, which is a placement treatment facility.
The staff reported to police that Joseph left the area using a transportation service.
The West Hempfield Township Police Department is not aware of any public safety issues related to the escape.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, the West Hempfield Township Police Department filed the following charge against Piascinski: One count of Escape Section 5121 A (F3)
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.