Posted on: January 11, 2017

Search Historical Civil Case Records!

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The Lancaster County Archives has recently made available a century of historical indexes (1874-1974) on their website for finding civil cases filed in the Lancaster County Courts.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

2017 Archives Classes


Archives classes for 2017 are posted on the Lancaster County Archives website.  Save the date.  First class begins Friday February 3rd.    

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Trial Convictions for Lancaster Couple Charged with $174K in Heroin

David Lausell, Jaelle Ndamage

A Lancaster Township couple was convicted at separate trials last week in a drug-dealing operation that uncovered a half-kilogram of heroin.

David Lausell and Jaelle Ndamage each were convicted of felony-drug dealing and related counts regarding a June 201...

Jan. 23, 2017

Posted on: January 20, 2017

Police Charge East Lampeter Father and Son with Making, Possessing Child Pornography

David Mishler Sr., David Mishler Jr.

An East Lampeter Township father and his son are charged with creating child pornography and having numerous lewd images and videos at their home.

David J. Mishler Sr., 55, and his son, David J. Mishler Jr. 26, were arraigned Friday morning on several felo...

Jan. 20, 2017

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Lancaster County Outlook for Police Efforts in 2017 to Slow Opioid Epidemic

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Lancaster County law-enforcers continue to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, and for 2017, will have even more support and resources from area municipalities.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force, a team of detectives that conducts proactive investigatio...

Jan. 19, 2017

Posted on: January 18, 2017

11 Years Later: No Relief for Killer of Warwick Township Couple who Wants Juvenile Consideration

David G. Ludwig

A state appellate court has denied David G. Ludwig’s latest request for relief, finding the convicted killer of a Warwick Township couple has filed too late.

Ludwig, now 29, is serving two consecutive life terms for fatally shooting Michael and Cathr...

Jan. 18, 2017

Posted on: January 17, 2017

Driver Jailed at Least 3 Years for High-Alcohol Level Fatal Crash in Pequea Township

Benjamin R. Manotti

A Lancaster man will serve at least three years in prison for being intoxicated last year when he caused a fatal crash in Pequea Township.

Benjamin R. Manotti’s blood-alcohol level was about three times the legal limit for drivers on Jan. 16, 201...

Jan. 17, 2017

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Burglar who Stole Guns, Car, and MacBook Pro Jailed up to 16 Years

Joshua Torres-Gonzalez

A Lancaster man will serve at least 7 years in prison for a spree of burglaries and thefts last year in three local municipalities.

First Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen stressed in court Friday that Joshua Torres-Gonzalez stole 4 guns &a...

Jan. 13, 2017

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Lancaster Woman to State Prison for Gunpoint Robberies of Same Weis Store

Kathleen E. Moore

A Lancaster woman will serve up to 12 years in prison for robbing the same local Weis Markets store twice in three days.

Kathleen E. Moore, 48, displayed a gun in her waistband May 1 and May 3 when she approached clerks at the store at 1204 Millersville Pi...

Jan. 10, 2017

Posted on: January 9, 2017

Leola Man Jailed up to 7 Years for Selling Heroin in Fatal Overdose at Store

Marc Lacasse

A Leola man will serve up to seven years in state prison for selling heroin to a man who fatally overdosed last year in a local convenience store.

Marc Lacasse sold the fatal batch to 26-year-old Andrew Stevens shortly before Stevens was found dead Feb. 29...

Jan. 9, 2017

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Man Jailed for 'Skimming' Credit Cards, Making Buys at Numerous Lancaster Stores

Carlos Carvajal

A Lancaster County man is headed to state prison for a series of fraudulent credit card purchases he made in 2015 at numerous local businesses after stealing account data from the victims.

Carlos Carvajal, formerly of St. Joseph Street in Lancaster city, w...

Jan. 6, 2017

Posted on: January 5, 2017

17-Year-Old will be Tried as an Adult for Deadly Shooting of 15-Year-Old Boy in Mountville


A 17-year-old Mountville male will be tried as an adult for the deadly shooting of a 15-year-old boy this summer.

Lancaster County Judge David Workman on Thursday ordered that 17-year-old George W. Rosado face counts of misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter...

Jan. 5, 2017

Posted on: January 4, 2017

2nd Man Charged in Lancaster Parking Lot Killing Ordered to Trial

Rashan A. Ross

A second Delaware cousin charged with killing a man in a Lancaster Township store parking lot will face charges in Lancaster County Court, a district judge ordered Wednesday.

Rashan A. Ross, 27, will be tried on counts of homicide, robbery, conspiracy to r...

Jan. 4, 2017

Posted on: January 4, 2017

2 Men Ordered to Trial for Rape and Beatings of Lancaster Women

Jamell Prister, Jose Vasquez-Galarza

Two Lancaster men charged with rape of women in separate, unrelated incidents were in district court Tuesday when both were ordered to face numerous charges in Lancaster County Court.

Jamell E. Prister, 26, and Jose Vasquez-Galarza, 35, will face counts of...

Jan. 4, 2017

Posted on: December 29, 2016

Lancaster County Sex Offender's Prison Sentence Trimmed on Mandatory-Term Argument

Christ Harsh

A convicted sex offender received a reduced prison term after his case was recently ordered back for re-sentencing in Lancaster County Court.

Christ Harsh, 35, was convicted in 2014 of child sex abuse from 2011 to 2012, beginning when the girl was 7.

He was...

Dec. 29, 2016

Posted on: December 28, 2016

Driver Sentenced for Text-Messaging Prior to Fatal Crash in Strasburg Township

Phong C. Pham

A Lancaster man was sentenced Wednesday in Lancaster County Court for text-messaging at the wheel prior to a fatal crash in July 2015 in Strasburg Township.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker sentenced 25-year-old Phong Chadd Pham to the foll...

Dec. 28, 2016

Posted on: December 28, 2016

No Sentence Relief for Convicted DUI Driver who Fled Fatal Crash in Mount Joy

Leston Daugherty III

A state-prison inmate will not be re-sentenced for causing a fatal hit-and-run crash four years ago in Mount Joy, despite his request that the original sentence was illegal.

Leston E. Daugherty III, 47, is serving an 8-to-25-year sentence for making an ill...

Dec. 28, 2016

Posted on: December 22, 2016

16 Years After Murder at Lancaster City Intersection, Killer Denied Relief

Osvaldo Rodriguez

A prison inmate convicted of killing a driver at a Lancaster city intersection 16 years ago will get no relief from his sentence or the restitution he was ordered to pay.

Osvaldo Rodriguez was convicted in 2007 of third-degree murder for the shooting death...

Dec. 22, 2016

Posted on: December 21, 2016

Man Admits to Stabbing Ephrata Man during Cellphone App Meeting in May

Colin E. Hunt

A Chester County man will serve up to 11 years in prison for stabbing a man, after an online meeting, at an Ephrata apartment in May.

Colin Edward Hunt, 20, pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court to felony counts of aggravated assault and robbery ...

Dec. 21, 2016

Posted on: December 20, 2016

A Look at How DUI Cases are now Prosecuted in Lancaster County

DUI Checkpoint

More than 2,400 cases have gone through Lancaster County’s DUI Central Court in just over a year since the program launched.

Officials say DUI cases are moving faster and more efficiently than ever before, resulting in reductions of man-hours and cos...

Dec. 20, 2016

Posted on: December 19, 2016

4 Men Appear in Court for Felonies Regarding 4 Heroin Overdose Deaths


Four men were recently in district courts in Lancaster County on separate cases for supplying heroin in fatal overdoses.
District judges ordered the four men to face the charges in Lancaster County Court after three men waived preliminary hearings and a ...Dec. 19, 2016

Posted on: December 16, 2016

Lancaster Woman Convicted of Heroin Sale to Informant; Had Additional Drugs at Home

Shiree Gray

A Lancaster woman was convicted this week in Lancaster County Court of selling heroin to an informant and having a stash of additional heroin and marijuana at her home and in her vehicle.

Shiree L. Gray, 49, sold 28 grams of heroin to the informant on Oct....

Dec. 16, 2016

Posted on: December 15, 2016

Guilty Plea in Beating at East Lampeter Bar over Taken Cowboy Hat

Troy Hardesty

An Ohio man admitted this week in Lancaster County Court to beating a man outside an East Lampeter Township bar because the victim asked him about taking his cowboy-style hat.

Troy M. Hardesty, 28, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault and misdemeano...

Dec. 15, 2016

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Inmate Serving Decades Denied New Trial for Plotting to Kill 3 Lancaster Cops

Akeem Washington

A prison inmate challenging his trial conviction for plotting to kill three Lancaster city cops will get no relief.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday denied Akeem K. Washington’s request for relief of his conviction and 25½-to...

Dec. 14, 2016

Posted on: December 13, 2016

18-Year-Old Man Charged in Sex Abuse of Two Students, Ages 13 and 11

Freddy B. Emery

An 18-year-old man is at Lancaster County Prison charged with sex abuse of two children, ages 13 and 11.

The charges allege Freddy B. Emery, of New Holland Pike, had physical contact with a 13-year-old girl and illegal online interaction with an 11-year-ol...

Dec. 13, 2016

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Regional Spike in Heroin Overdoses Reaches Lancaster County: At Least 3 Dead Over Weekend

The recent widespread spike in drug-related overdoses in the region hit hard this weekend in Lancaster County.

Lancaster EMS officials reported emergency responses to 23 patient overdoses this weekend.

C. Robert May, executive director of LEMSA, the county&...

Dec. 12, 2016

Posted on: December 9, 2016

Terre Hill Woman Charged in Vehicle Death of 2-Year-old Girl

Police Investigation

A Terre Hill woman is charged in connection with a September vehicle crash that killed a 2-year-old girl.

Grace N. Martin, 23, told police she drove down a driveway on South Farmersville Road toward three young children and honked the horn to scare them &a...

Dec. 9, 2016

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Quarryville Couple Waive Hearings, Ordered to Trial Over Abuse of 4-Year-Old Boy

Danielle Miller and Nathan Duke

A Quarryville couple appeared in district court Thursday regarding repeated abuse of a 4-year-old boy, who was beaten and punished for months, primarily by the woman charged.

Danielle L. Miller and Nathan P. Duke waived preliminary hearings at District Jud...

Dec. 8, 2016

Posted on: December 8, 2016

Jury: Man Fired Shots on Crowded Lancaster Street Outside Brother's Funeral

Lovelle Weaver

A man was convicted Wednesday in Lancaster County Court of firing shots on a crowded Lancaster street outside his brother’s funeral last year.

Lovelle Weaver, 36, was convicted of felony aggravated assault and possessing a firearm without a license, ...

Dec. 8, 2016

Posted on: December 7, 2016

Mountville Man Charged with Abuse of Hennessey, Pit Bull Puppy Euthanized in October

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...

Dec. 7, 2016

Posted on: December 6, 2016

Man in Court for Giving Pregnant Girlfriend Bleached Water; Charge Added

Theophilous Washington

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...

Dec. 6, 2016

Posted on: December 6, 2016

Verdict: Man Convicted of Breaking into East Earl Garage and Stealing Tools

Kevin Conover

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...

Dec. 6, 2016

Posted on: December 2, 2016

Four Lancaster County Police Officers Honored as Top Guns for DUI Arrests

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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...

Dec. 2, 2016

Posted on: December 1, 2016

No Relief for Convicted Murderer who Claimed Self-Defense in Lancaster Drug Deal Shooting

Stefon Landing

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 ...

Dec. 1, 2016

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Fingerprint Leads to Masked Robber's Conviction for Hold-up at Lancaster Family Dollar

Edgardo Alfaro-Rodriguez

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...

Nov. 30, 2016

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Lancaster Woman Swallowed Heroin when Caught Trying to Pass to Prison Inmate

Maria C. Rosa

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...

Nov. 22, 2016

Posted on: November 22, 2016

LIVE: Online Map Launched of Drug Overdose Reports in Lancaster County

Lancaster County Overdose Map

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...

Nov. 22, 2016

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Guilty: Jury Convicts Man of Shooting, Trying to Change Victim's Testimony with Letter

Omar Colon Jr.

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

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Burglar Jailed up to 23 Years for Targeting Neighbors in Lancaster Township Spree

Gary Hollow

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

Posted on: November 14, 2016

State Prison Inmate Gets Additional Sentence for Rape of 2nd Girl

Phillip Langley

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

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Lancaster Man Sent to State Prison for 3rd Cocaine-Dealing Conviction

Travis L. Short

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

Posted on: November 9, 2016

Coatesville Man Faces Lancaster Victim's Family at Sentencing in Drug-Deal Killing

Andre Shelton

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

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Couple Charged over Abuse of 4-Year-Old which Included Burns, Beatings, Force-Feedings

Danielle L. Miller

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

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Verdict: Lancaster Man Guilty of Attempted Murder for Stabbing Woman Over 20 Times

Israel Polanco-Cano

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

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Latest Appeal Fails in 1979 Murder Case when Elderly Lancaster Siblings were Left for Dead

John Askew

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

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Lancaster County Veterans Court has its Largest-Ever Graduating Class

Flag ceremony from 2015 graduation

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

Posted on: January 23, 2017

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Take the New places2040 Survey!

LCPC Places 2040

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.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Information about the 2018 Reassessment


New brochures about the 2018 County Reassessment are available on the Property Assessment Website! Click the link to find out more.

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