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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman will be among the presenters Wednesday night at a drug awareness and prevention event in New Holland.
The event will include prevention tactics, including the distribution of lock boxes for prescription medi...
A Mountville man was charged Wednesday with abuse of a pit bull puppy, Hennessey, resulting in the dog being euthanized in October.
Mario S. Crawley, 25, is charged with a misdemeanor and a summary count of cruelty to animals.
Lancaster County Detective Geo...
A 20-year-old man appeared in court Tuesday on allegations that he deliberately put bleach in his pregnant girlfriend’s water in an attempt to harm the unborn child.
Theophilous Washington waived a preliminary hearing on several charges, including an addit...
A Lancaster County jury convicted a man of felony burglary for breaking into a garage last year and taking the victim’s snowblower, chainsaw, and other items.
Kevin Conover, 53, of Berks County, will be sentenced after a background check is completed...
Four Lancaster County police officers were recently honored as “Top Guns” for their efforts to combat impaired driving.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman was a keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania DUI Association’s 37th annu...
A convicted murder will not get relief on a self-defense claim regarding his conviction for killing a Lancaster father in a 2015 drug deal.
Stefon Landing, 22, was convicted of 3rd-degree murder and related charges for fatally shooting 22-year-old Devonte ...
A man charged with a break-in and brutal beating of his girlfriend is charged with additional crimes, including felony assault and sex abuse and threatening the victim so she would not speak with police.
Also, Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro increased...
A Lancaster County jury convicted a man Tuesday of robbing a city store at gun point last year.
The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes before convicting 20-year-old Edgardo Alfaro-Rodriguez of felony robbery.
Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wils...
Many party-goers heeded warnings and did not drive intoxicated on Thanksgiving Eve, according to local officials who coordinated sobriety checkpoints in Lancaster city and other enforcement operations over the holiday.
Police encountered numerous Uber and ...
A Lancaster woman is charged with trying to transfer heroin to a Lancaster County Prison inmate during a visitation last week.
Maria Rosa, 45, is charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor for the Nov. 14 incident, which was interrupted by the Lancaster C...
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman announced on Nov. 21 the launch of an online Lancaster County-wide mapping of emergency reports of drug overdose.
The map consists of Lancaster County-Wide Communications data, specifically emergency d...
A Lancaster man was convicted Tuesday afternoon of shooting toward a man in Ephrata, then attempting to sway the victim’s testimony with a letter from prison.
A Lancaster County jury convicted Omar A. Colon Jr. of felony counts of carrying a firearm wi...Nov. 16, 2016
A Lancaster Township burglar will serve up to 23 years in prison for targeting five homes in his Lancaster Township neighborhood.
Gary Lee Hollow Jr. stole jewelry, cash, and electronics in the January spree on Chadwick Circle and Judie Lane. He lived ...Nov. 16, 2016
A Lancaster County man already in prison for rape of a girl was recently sentenced to an additional prison term for sex abuse of a second victim.
Phillip Langley, 38, was sentenced in 2013 to 10 to 20 years in prison for rape of an 11-year-old girl.
...Nov. 14, 2016
A Lancaster man will serve up to 10 years for dealing heroin and crack cocaine, which police found last year at his city home.
The latest conviction was Travis L. Short’s third for drug-dealing offenses. He has served prison sentences, including a stat...Nov. 10, 2016
A Chester County man was sentenced Monday in Lancaster County Court for fatally beating a Lancaster city man last year at a Lancaster Township housing community.
Andre M. Shelton will serve 14 months to 5 years in prison on a misdemeanor count of invol...Nov. 9, 2016
A Quarryville couple is in custody on charges regarding repeated abuse of a 4-year-old boy, who was beaten and punished for months, primarily by the woman charged.
Danielle L. Miller, 31, is charged with 8 felonies for a 4-month period of abuse which i...Nov. 7, 2016
An Ephrata man is charged with selling heroin to a Denver woman who died in September of an overdose.
David E. Crockett Jr. sold 40-year-old Tammy Givler a quantity of heroin which Givler used on the morning of Sept. 27. Police found Givler deceased th...Nov. 4, 2016
A Lancaster man was convicted Thursday afternoon of stabbing a woman over 20 times last year in Lancaster city.
A local jury convicted Israel Polanco-Cano of felony counts of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, following a two-day trial before C...Nov. 4, 2016
A state prison inmate who has served nearly 30 years of a life sentence for the killings of two elderly Lancaster siblings has failed on his latest appeal.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court this week denied John A. Askew’s latest request for relief, find...Nov. 4, 2016
Lancaster County Veterans Court had its largest-ever graduating class at a recent ceremony where eight men officially completed the program.
County Judge Jeffery Wright presides over Veterans Court, a specialty court which allows offenders with a servi...Nov. 2, 2016
A Lancaster man serving life for a 2002 murder will get no relief from his sentence after an appellate court denied his claim that trial witnesses were swayed by “secret” guilty-plea deals.
Ricardo Morales, now 38, was convicted of second-degree murder...Nov. 1, 2016
A 20-year-old man is charged with deliberately putting bleach in his pregnant girlfriend’s water in an attempt to harm the unborn child.
Theophilous Washington, a Millersville University junior from Washington D.C., is charged with a felony count of at...Oct. 31, 2016
Following is District Attorney Craig Stedman's complete statement regarding the investigation of injuries sustained by Hennessey, a young pit bull:
We are again extremely disappointed that case-sensitive material, including names and other pertinent fa...Oct. 28, 2016
A Lancaster man will serve at least 4 years in prison for targeting two occupied city homes, at random, for burglaries in April.
Samuel Sanchez entered one home – on Virginia Avenue – and fled from the other on Buchanan Avenue when occupants saw him tr...Oct. 27, 2016
A Peach Bottom woman will be tried in Lancaster County Court for allegedly causing her infant son’s death in July.
Jessica Harper, 28, waived a preliminary hearing Oct. 20 on counts of criminal homicide, involuntary manslaughter and endangering a child...Oct. 26, 2016
A Lancaster man was killed last year in a Lancaster Township store parking lot over $90 worth of “lean,” a cough syrup-based concoction, according to district court testimony Monday.
Kareem Ross, of Delaware, was one of two men who robbed 19-year-old J...Oct. 24, 2016
A 16-year-old girl had turned blue and was not breathing after taking a dose of heroin supplied by her father, according to testimony Friday in a Lancaster district court.
An emergency medical technician (EMT) testified that the girl required four dose...Oct. 24, 2016
A state-prison inmate serving life for the murder of a Drumore Township widower will get no relief, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled this week.
Kyle “Chunks” Wunder argued to the high court that he asked his attorney to file an appeal after he was...Oct. 21, 2016
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
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
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
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 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
County Offices and Courts will be closing at 11 am on December 23 and closed all day on December 26 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. They will reopen Tuesday, December 27 at 8:30 am.
Places2040 is an update to the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan – a community conversation about the county’s future. Although the Lancaster County Planning Commission is coordinating this effort, it’s your plan – so we need your feedback.
Over the...Read more »
New brochures about the 2018 County Reassessment are available on the Property Assessment Website! Click the link to find out more.
County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, January 2 for New Year's Day Holiday. They will reopen Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30am.