Welcome to the West Hempfield Township Police Department's web portal on the CRIMEWATCH Network. We ask that you use the information found on this site responsibly. We believe that you, our community, are the eyes and ears of our department. Working together as one team, we can proactively prevent crime, be advocates for our victims and hold offenders accountable.
Lisa Layden, Chief of Police
Help us identify - Retail Theft Suspect
The pictured female entered the K-Mart Store at 3975 Columbia Ave on 12/22/19 around 1536 hrs and stole just under $300.00 worth of merchandise. If anyone recognizes the subject, please contact Ofc. Christopher Pfeiffer at 717-285-5191 or email@example.com
Thank You Columbia American Legion!!!
West Hempfield Township Police would like to Thank the Columbia American Legion (329 Chestnut Street, Columbia) for their generous donation to our police officers. With their donation, we are able to outfit our patrol division with brand new “Ultra Stinger LED” flash lights. Thank You again!!
Help Identify - Retail Theft
On December 11, 2019 at approximately 5:30 P.M.; the pictured female entered the Rutter’s Convenience Store on Hempland Road and later left the store without paying for alcohol she took from the coolers. If you can identify the female, please contact Ofc. Gabe Rimolo at 717-285-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officers and Patriot Towing participate in Good 2 Give program
For the 3rd year in a row, Officer Bart Hollis has coordinated efforts with Farmdale Elementary and Mountville Elementary Schools to participate in the “Good 2 Give” program. The program “gives back” to our community and is a helping hand to families who need a boost at Christmas time. This year, along with the gracious help of Patriot Towing, we were able to help 10 different families enjoy a few extra gifts from Santa Clause. Assisting with the program were; Ofc
Board Promotes Corporal Douglas L. Ober
During the October 1, 2019 West Hempfield Township Board of Supervisor’s Meeting, the board recognized Corporal Douglas L. Ober for his exemplary performance and officially promoted him to the rank of Sergeant.
Sgt. Ober has been with the West Hempfield Township Police since February of 2002. Prior to joining our department, he was a police officer at Manheim Borough Police for 5 years.
Follow up story – “FIVE-O-BINGO”
On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Tara Ney sponsored a purse bingo event for the West Hempfield Township Police Department to help offset the associated costs with the up fitting of our Humvee for departmental use. Through her tireless work, her devotion to our department, she was able to present a check for the project in the amount of (just over) $5,000, to West Hempfield Township Police Chief Lisa Layden.
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, at about 9:19 PM, West Hempfield Township Police Officers arrested 19 year old, Elizabeth Rose Kelly, of 1012 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601, without incident, for possessing of drug related paraphernalia, that contained burnt marijuana residue, at Lake Grubb Park,...
Emergency crews responded to a gas leak on Maria Ln in St Anne’s Retirement Village at approx. 9:10 this morning. A construction crew working in the area struck a 1” residential service line causing the line to rupture. UGI responded to the scene and quickly shut off the gas service to the village...
UPDATED INFORMATION Police released the names of those involved in the fatal accident that occurred on the Rt 30 Bridge over the Susquehanna River on 7/12 at approx. 10:30 pm. Deceased motorcyclist: Evan R. GRIMES M/29 of Bonbar Rd, York, PA. He was operating a 2005 Kawasaki ZX6R. Cause and manner...
Emergency crews responded to the Rt 30 Bridge over the Susquehanna River at approx. 10:30 pm on Wednesday, July 12 th for a multi-vehicle accident involving 2 motorcycles and a Jeep. According to West Hempfield Township Police, the accident occurred in the westbound lanes of travel. One...
STONY BATTERY ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Stony Battery Road will be closed starting from August 8, 2017 through approximately September 8, 2017 from Church St/Corporate Blvd to Rt 23/Marietta Ave. Detour will be Marietta Ave to Corporate Blvd to Stony Battery Rd for northbound traffic and Corporate...