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A Florida woman will serve up to 15 years in prison for being intoxicated during a 2014 crash in East Lampeter Township that killed a woman and seriously injured a man.
Patricia Halgash will serve 4 years and 3 days to 15 years in state prison regardin...Oct. 20, 2016
A Williamsport man will face numerous felonies in Lancaster County Court regarding the theft of 9 guns during a May burglary at Trop Gun Shop in Mount Joy Township.
A preliminary hearing for Parrish M. Valentine was held Tuesday afternoon before Distri...Oct. 19, 2016
A Lancaster woman recently pleaded no contest for her role in an arranged drug deal last year in Manheim Township that ended in a man’s death.
Christine L. Richardson pleaded to three felonies and two misdemeanors regarding the Oct. 5, 2015, drug deal ...Oct. 18, 2016
A Willow Street man pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court to serving as getaway driver last year after a Strasburg store robbery that ended in a fiery vehicle crash miles away.
Kervin Perales, 24, will serve 4 to 10 years in state prison, in ...Oct. 17, 2016
A teenager wanted in connection to a shooting last month at a high school football game in York was arrested Friday in Lancaster city.
Fifteen-year-old Stephon Damieen Brown is charged with 2,007 offenses regarding the Sept. 9 shooting in a parking lot...Oct. 14, 2016
An East Petersburg woman is charged in connection with her infant daughter’s asphyxiation death in April.
Kayla Marie Breniser, 27, is charged with felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and endangering a child regarding the April 14 death of the mo...Oct. 13, 2016
A Lancaster man was convicted Tuesday of his third intoxicated driving offense since 2012.
A Lancaster County jury returned a guilty verdict at 5:30 p.m. following a single-day trial regarding Marcellus D. Williams’ arrest on March 18.
On that morni...Oct. 12, 2016
A Columbia woman will serve up to 16 years in prison for shooting a woman in a racially-charged incident last year in Columbia.
Ashley Curry will serve 6 years and 2 months to 16 years in prison regarding trial convictions of felony aggravated assault ...Oct. 11, 2016
A Manheim man will serve years in state prison for downloading child pornography, which he told police he had done for years.
David M. Gruel, 43, was sentenced in Lancaster County Court to 2½ to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to several felony...Oct. 11, 2016
A state-prison inmate serving decades for stabbing a Lancaster city woman numerous times during a lengthy home invasion in 2014 will not be a getting a new trial, an appellate court ruled.
Elswart Bodden, serving 37 ½ to 95 years for the brutal attack,...Oct. 7, 2016
A Quarryville mother appeared in district court Thursday to waive a preliminary hearing on allegations that she left her 2-year-old son alone when he drank pipe cleaner.
The boy sustained life-threatening internal burns on July 26 when he ingested the ...Oct. 6, 2016
A Lancaster man’s latest theft – his 12th conviction of stealing from a store – will cost him time in prison and parole and probation terms.
A local jury convicted David M. Springer in June of taking a $4.49 bottle of Advil from a Lancaster Township Gi...Oct. 6, 2016
An Elizabethtown man was convicted in Lancaster County Court of illegal possession of a firearm, which police found stashed in a shoebox.
The local jury convicted 31-year-old Frank Bailey III on Sept. 28 of a felony count following a two-day trial befo...Oct. 5, 2016
A New Jersey man will spend at least 7½ years in prison for robbing and extorting $15,200 from a Lancaster County business owner.
Decee Karngbaye, 33, targeted the man last year, beating and threatening to kill him and his family. A local jury convicte...Oct. 4, 2016
Crime victims in Lancaster County and across Pennsylvania should be getting a bigger slice of the $9 billion currently in a federal account – funds collected specifically for them.
Pa. Sen. Pat Toomey stressed that Monday in Lancaster County, where he ...Oct. 3, 2016
A Lancaster woman recently admitted to robbing a Lancaster Township Turkey Hill store, at gunpoint, twice in three days.
Kathleen Moore, 48, displayed a gun in her waistband May 1 and May 3 when she approached clerks at the store at 1204 Millersville P...Oct. 3, 2016
A second strike will cost an Ephrata sex offender at least 25 years in prison.
Todd Donald Atkinson, 47, will serve 25 to 50 years in state prison, according to Lancaster County Judge James Cullen’s sentencing order Tuesday.
A local jury convicted A...Sept. 30, 2016
Lancaster County will again participate in the Silent Witness National Initiative, now a national movement to raise awareness of domestic violence and honor those who were killed by a partner.
The Silent Witness exhibits will be in all 50 states throu...Sept. 29, 2016
An Elizabethtown man is charged with reckless endangerment for leaving his loaded gun in his son’s book bag, which the boy took to Bear Creek School earlier this month.
Northwest Regional police charged Jay Wesley Ellison, 28, of King Court, with the m...Sept. 29, 2016
A Lancaster sex offender who preyed on three girls, physically abusing two of them, will get no relief from his decades-long prison sentence.
Timothy D. Anderson requested relief, arguing his prosecution was flawed because it involved an illegal search...Sept. 27, 2016
A pair of convicted sex offenders were recently resentenced in Lancaster County Court after a state Supreme Court ruling deemed their original sentences, which involved mandatories, “unconstitutional.”
Thomas Earl Becker, convicted of sexually abusing ...Sept. 26, 2016
Police used DNA evidence to connect a state prison inmate to a woman’s rape – apparently committed at random on a Lancaster street in 2014.
The inmate, now 20, is charged as a juvenile with numerous crimes, including felony rape and robbery, regarding ...Sept. 23, 2016
A state-prison inmate convicted of repeated sexual abuse of a Lancaster County girl got relief from his sentence Wednesday in Lancaster County Court.
Matthew B. Wolfe, 22, was serving 10 to 20 years for abuse of a 13 year-old-girl in 2012.
His case ...Sept. 22, 2016
A Lancaster man will serve up to 10 years in state prison for dealing four substances found during a city raid in March.
Lancaster Drug Task Force detectives found heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and “Molly” on March 2 at Israel Padilla’s apartment on East...Sept. 20, 2016
A Pequea Township man convicted of child sex abuse will serve another prison term for again breaking court orders.
Frederick Townsend was sentenced in 2014 to 1 to 2 years in prison, plus 5 years of probation, for abusing a girl at his wife’s daycare i...Sept. 19, 2016
An East Lampeter man will serve at least three years in state prison for keeping a large collection of child pornography.
Steven A. Brown, 63, pleaded guilty Thursday to five felonies in exchange for a 3-to-10-year prison term, in accordance with a ple...Sept. 16, 2016
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is in consultation with Northwest Regional police about reports that a student brought a firearm Wednesday to Bear Creek School, of Elizabethtown Area School District.
As of Thursday afternoon, no charges...Sept. 15, 2016
A Philadelphia man charged with entering an elderly Lancaster man’s home with a ruse, then menacing him with a gun, will face charges in Lancaster County Court.
Alberto Merced’s burglary plot on Aug. 19 was foiled when the elderly occupant of a Wabank ...Sept. 15, 2016
A Lancaster man was convicted Tuesday of exposing himself to a female jogger last year at Lancaster County Park.
Lancaster County Judge James Cullen convicted Junie Vasquez of misdemeanor indecent exposure after a morning of testimony in a non-jury tri...Sept. 14, 2016
A Strasburg woman is facing charges in Lancaster County Court for sending nude photographs of herself to a male student in 2014.
Mattie Jo Evans, 26, waived a preliminary hearing Friday; in turn, District Judge William Benner ordered Evans face these c...Sept. 13, 2016
A charged crack cocaine dealer had $15,000 in drugs, a pistol, and cash at his Columbia home during a recent raid.
Duane Lester Fields, 43, was ordered Thursday to face charges in Lancaster County Court regarding the July 28 raid of his South Fourth St...Sept. 9, 2016
A Peach Bottom woman caused her infant son’s death in July, when the boy suffocated as he slept, according to charges filed Thursday.
Pennsylvania State Police charged 28-year-old Jessica Harper with criminal homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and end...Sept. 8, 2016
A Quarryville mother is charged with leaving her young children alone in a barn in July when her 2-year-old son drank pipe cleaner.
The 2-year-old sustained life-threatening internal burns on July 26, according to doctors who treated him at Lehigh Vall...Sept. 7, 2016
A dozen eastern Lancaster County drug dealers were recently charged and targeted in an ongoing County Drug Task Force sting.
The 12 individuals are charged with dealing methamphetamine or heroin; nine were arrested and arraigned in recent weeks.
Two...Sept. 6, 2016
A Lancaster man will serve at least 15 years in prison after he was caught, for a second time, with a collection of child pornography.
Phillip Fisher, 57, was on probation and under Megan’s Law from the first conviction when a probation officer visited...Sept. 1, 2016
A Lancaster County jury convicted an Ephrata woman Tuesday of welfare fraud for collecting cash assistance payments while working in 2011 and 2012.
The jury deliberated about an hour Tuesday morning before convicting 60-year-old Kay Louise Bryan of a m...Aug. 31, 2016
An East Petersburg man admitted Monday in Lancaster County Court to sending a lewd photo to a 15-year-old girl.
Luis A. D. Smith, now 19, will serve 6 to 23 months in prison, followed by 5 years of probation, in accordance with a plea agreement arrange...Aug. 30, 2016
A Lancaster man who had his original 20-year prison sentence for repeated rape of a child will not serve a single day less, a Lancaster County judge ordered Friday.
Samuel Santiago will serve 20 to 40 years for the 9-year cycle of abuse – the exact sam...Aug. 29, 2016
As gunshots sounded on a rainy early morning last month in Columbia, one police officer ducked for cover across his cruiser’s seats, another sped back in reverse, and two others on foot huddled behind parked cars.It was determined that 17-year-old Marqu...Aug. 25, 2016
Many crimes, whether they happened three months or three decades ago, have devastating, long-lasting impact - especially for those closest to the victims.
A Lancaster County-based support group is providing an outlet for those dealing with one of the m...Aug. 25, 2016
A methamphetamine-dealing operation has been halted with the arrest of a New Holland man.
Lancaster County Drug Task Force charged 43-year-old Marion “Chet” Griffin Jr. with several felonies after a recent raid and street sales that were under police s...Aug. 23, 2016
A Lancaster teenager will serve up to 10 years in prison for robbing a city store last year.
Temar Boggs, 18, racked the slide on a gun while demanding money from a clerk inside El Coqui Market, 611 North Plum St., on Dec. 17, 2015.
On Friday, Lanca...Aug. 22, 2016
A Lancaster judge told a serial burglar Wednesday a life of crime factored into his longest prison term yet for two burglaries last year at East Lampeter Township hotel rooms.
Willie L. Robertson Jr. has criminal convictions dating back to 1985, includ...Aug. 19, 2016
Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker on Wednesday signed an order vacating Susan P. Martin’s appointment as a human society police officer.
The order states that Ms. Martin “knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily agreed to the revocation...Aug. 18, 2016
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a Lancaster sex offender must register under Megan’s Law for 15 years, not for a lifetime, as was originally ordered at sentencing.
The high court’s decision opposes the state Superior Court’s prior ruling ...Aug. 18, 2016
An Ephrata father will serve up to 15 years in state prison for beating his infant daughter, causing rib fractures, a fractured pelvis, and facial injuries.
Edgardo Luis Reyes recently pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of a child and other charges, ...Aug. 15, 2016
A New York couple is being held in Lancaster County on felony charges for trafficking heroin.
Kenneth V. Williams, 29, and Danasia A. White, 19, both of Bronx, N.Y., are charged with felony counts of drug-dealing and conspiracy.
The Lancaster County...Aug. 12, 2016
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman announced Thursday sweeping changes in the way animal cruelty will be policed and prosecuted in the county, along with the filing of charges regarding neglect of a puppy, Libre, rescued last month from a Qu...Aug. 11, 2016
A man charged with breaking into numerous churches and elementary schools in Berks County has also been charged with targeting a church in Denver.
East Cocalico Township police charged Zachary A. May on Tuesday with felony burglary and misdemeanor thef...Aug. 10, 2016
A Lancaster man's fourth intoxicated driving conviction in 4 years will cost him at least 3½ years in state prison.
Lancaster County Judge Margaret Miller recently ordered Michael D. Williams serve 3½ to 7 years in prison for his latest DUI charge, whi...Aug. 9, 2016
A New Jersey man was convicted Friday of all counts for robbing and extorting $15,000 from a Lancaster County business owner, targeted at random, while beating and threatening to kill the victim and his family.
A local jury convicted 33-year-old Decee ...Aug. 8, 2016
A Lancaster teenager will serve at least 54 years in prison for robbing and killing a local elementary school teacher during a home invasion in Lancaster city in 2014.
Marcus Rutter, a 17-year-old charged as an adult due to the nature of the crimes, pl...July 29, 2016
Lancaster County Commissioners presented Letters of Commendation to the Prothonotary's Office and the Sheriff's Office for their response in an extreme medical emergency where they provided life saving procedures to attorney Gary Krafft on October 20, 201...Read on...
Lancaster County Commissioners join local officials and trail enthusiasts for the ribbon-cutting opening the Chickies Rock section of the Northwest River Trail. Thanks to the Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority for this successful partnership. ...Read on...
New brochures about the 2018 County Reassessment are available on the Property Assessment Website! Click the link to find out more.
The Board of Commissioners presented a Star Performer Award to Correctional Officer Jodi Wendling for her work at the Prison.
The Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation noting National Domestic Violence Awareness Month for October and the 40th Anniversary of Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County.
Thanks to the many great County employees who made the 5th Annual Molly Curtis Softball Event a huge success!
At today's public meeting Commissioners honored the Salvation Army for 125 years of work in Lancaster County.
Did you know that on September 27, 1777 Lancaster was Capital of the United States? Last evening Commissioners were at Penn Square in downtown Lancaster to celebrate Lancaster's role in the birth of our Nation!