Posted on: June 28, 2017

2 Charged after Elizabethtown Raids Reveal Meth, Marijuana and Cocaine


Two Elizabethtown men are charged in separate drug-trafficking operations after detectives uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and cocaine in raids this month.

Denzel Walker, 26, and Ronald Lee Arndt, 48, each are charged with felony drug-dealing and rel...

June 28, 2017

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Lancaster County Police ‘Top Gun’ Winners Honored for Work to Combat DUI


A group of Lancaster County police officers were recently recognized for their efforts to combat intoxicated driving.

Sixteen officers were given “Top Gun” awards for leading the county in DUI arrests in 2016.

Samuel Sanger, an East Lamp...

June 26, 2017

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Lancaster Man Jailed for Surprise "Attack" that Killed Man in 2016


A Lancaster man pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder regarding the beating death of a city man.

In exchange for the plea, Dajour James will serve 14 to 28 years in prison for killing 45-year-old Charles Kronenberg IV on May 14, 2016.

James punched a...

June 23, 2017

Posted on: June 23, 2017

DA's Office Launches Original Anti-Opioid PSA with 2 Lancaster County Mothers


The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has launched an original public-service announcement aimed at prevention of the still-escalating number of overdose deaths involving opioid abuse.

The 11-minute PSA features two Lancaster County mot...

June 23, 2017

Posted on: June 22, 2017

Verdict: Jury Convicts Millersville Man, 82, of Sex Abuse of 2 Girls


A Millersville man was convicted Wednesday in Lancaster County Court of numerous charges regarding sexual abuse of two girls.

The local jury returned guilty verdicts against 82-year-old Joseph J. Madonna Jr. to 15 total charges, including 13 felonies, one ...

June 22, 2017

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Lancaster County Police Volunteer as Servers to Raise Nearly $3K for Special Olympics


Lancaster County police officers raised nearly $3,000 for the Special Olympics by trying another profession for a night last week at a local restaurant.

The officers waited on tables June 14 at the Roseville Tavern on Oregon Pike, serving drinks and food t...

June 21, 2017

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Family Scolds Killer of Mother and Daughter for 'No Remorse' as Judge Orders Death Sentence

Leeton Thomas

A Quarryville man was formally sentenced to death Friday morning in Lancaster County Court for killing an East Drumore Township woman and her daughter during a 2015 break-in.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker sentenced 40-year-old Leeton Tho...

June 16, 2017

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Maximum Sentence for Woman who Lied to Police, Deleted Text Messages in Homicide Case


A Columbia woman will serve up to 7 years in prison for lying to investigators about the killing of her husband last year.

Allison Oberdorff was an eyewitness to Ronald Lee Sheetz fatally stabbing her husband, Michael Oberdorff Sr., on January 15, 2016, in...

June 16, 2017

Posted on: June 15, 2017

Death Penalty Verdict Returned Against Man who Killed Woman and her Daughter

Leeton Thomas

A Lancaster County jury has returned a death verdict in the conviction of Leeton Thomas, found guilty Tuesday of two counts of first-degree murder for the stabbings of a woman and her daughter.

The same jury that decided Thomas’ guilt regarding t...

June 15, 2017

Posted on: June 14, 2017

VERDICT: Repeat Offender Convicted of DUI while Driving on DUI-Related Suspension


A Lancaster County jury convicted a man of driving intoxicated last year in the city while on a suspended license from a prior DUI.

The jury found 40-year-old Quincy J. Domnie guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor DUI and summary driving under suspension regarding...

June 14, 2017

Posted on: June 13, 2017

Man Convicted of 2 Counts of 1st-Degree Murder for Killing a Mother and Daughter

Leeton Thomas

A Lancaster County jury found Leeton Thomas guilty Tuesday of all counts regarding the June 2015 stabbing deaths of a mother and her daughter and the severe injuries to another daughter.

The jury deliberated for about 2½ hours before deciding th...

June 13, 2017

Posted on: June 13, 2017

1st-Degree Murder Convictions Sought in 'Assassinations' in East Drumore Township

Leeton Thomas

A Lancaster County jury will deliberate Tuesday the fate of a man charged with killing an East Drumore Township mother and her teenage daughter during an early-morning break-in that also seriously injured another daughter.

During closing arguments Tuesday ...

June 13, 2017

Posted on: June 8, 2017

Investigators Determine Killings in Strasburg Township to be Murder-Suicide


Investigators are considering the deaths of three individuals found Tuesday in Strasburg Township to be murder-suicide.

Carola Arnau, 40, and her two children, ages 10 and 4, were found inside 1433 Village Road Tuesday morning when emergency-responders wer...

June 7, 2017

Posted on: June 7, 2017

Woman and Two Children Found Dead in Strasburg Township Home


Police are investigating the deaths of three individuals – a woman and two juveniles - found Tuesday morning at their Strasburg Township home.

Emergency-responders were dispatched to 1433 Village Road about 3:00 a.m. for a report of a house fire....

June 7, 2017

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Prosecutors, Lawmakers, Medical Professionals Call for $9 Million to Fight Child Abuse


Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman joined area prosecutors, lawmakers, and medical professionals this week in asking for funding of proactive, preventative anti-child abuse programs, such as home visits.

Specifically, the group called on stat...

May 31, 2017

Posted on: May 25, 2017

Jury: 4 Guilty of 'Vicious' Beating on Christmas Outside Lancaster Bar

Anthony Maglietta

Four men were convicted Thursday of the most serious counts taken to trial regarding the beating of a man outside a Lancaster city bar on Christmas morning in 2015.

Anthony Maglietta, 45, then owner of Molly’s Pub on East Chestnut Street, and thr...

May 25, 2017

Posted on: May 25, 2017

Driver Charged, Vehicle Found in Hit-Run Crash that Injured School Students


The driver involved in a hit-and-run crash last week in East Lampeter Township that injured a school bus full of students has been identified.

The white Chevy Malibu driven at the time of the May 17 crash on Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) is in police cus...

May 25, 2017

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Testimony in Harrisburg over Return of Mandatory Sentences Against 'Worst' Offenders


Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman testified in Harrisburg about the need for restoration of certain mandatory minimum sentences against child rapists, abusers of the elderly, and armed drug dealers.

Most mandatory minimum sentences were elim...

May 23, 2017

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Woman Sent to State Prison for Impaired Driving Crash that Killed Friend


An Ephrata woman will serve at least three years in prison for being intoxicated when she caused a single-vehicle crash last year in West Cocalico Township that killed her friend.

Bethany C. Gee, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lancaster County Court to vehi...

May 17, 2017

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Over 50 Investors Bilked of $700K in Gordonville Man's Pizza Shop Scam


A Gordonville man is charged with bilking over 50 local investors of about $750,000 by selling business shares that were not invested.

William H. Brown, 50, is charged on two criminal dockets with a combined eight felonies regarding a pizza shop franchise ...

May 16, 2017

Posted on: May 15, 2017

No New Trial for Man Serving Life for Drive-By Murder in Manheim Township


A state prison inmate will not get a new trial over the drive-by killing of a man walking home on a Manheim Township street in 2014.

Mathew S. Morales, 26, is serving a life term after a Lancaster County jury convicted him last year of first-degree murder ...

May 15, 2017

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Findings from Investigation into Fatal Stabbing in 2016 in Lancaster City

An update is being provided on the investigation into the death of 20-year-old Hiram Calderon, who was fatally stabbed on Sept. 7, 2016, in Lancaster city.

We are releasing detailed information at this time because our office and Lancaster city police inve...

May 12, 2017

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Woman Charged in Millersville Man's Fatal Heroin-Fentanyl Overdose


A Lancaster woman is charged with supplying a batch of heroin, laced with fentanyl, that caused a Millersville man’s overdose death in February.

Angela T. Giambilis, 22, was charged Wednesday with felony counts of drug delivery resulting in death...

May 11, 2017

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Facebook Post Leads to Denver Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography


A Denver man was jailed Tuesday for having child pornography, which police discovered after a private citizen’s posting on Facebook.

Michael A. Kovall, 24, was sentenced Tuesday in Lancaster County Court to 1 to 2 years in prison, to be followed ...

May 11, 2017

Posted on: May 10, 2017

DA Stedman Joins Parents of Victims in Call for DUI Law Reform


Parents of Pennsylvanians killed in DUI crashes were joined in Harrisburg Tuesday by Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman and state legislators in asking for reform to current DUI laws.

The group asked for harsher treatment of “high-r...

May 10, 2017

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Lancaster Dealer Jailed up to 16 Years for Stolen Pistol and Heroin Stash


A Lancaster man will serve up to 16 years in prison for dealing heroin and illegally possessing a stolen handgun.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright jailed Jose “Coco” Gonzales for 6 to 16 years regarding convictions stemming from a ...

May 8, 2017

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Findings on Investigation into Alleged Sunshine Act Violation in East Cocalico Township

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office reviewed and investigated citizen reports of alleged Sunshine Act violations stemming from actions taken by the East Cocalico Township board of supervisors in hiring a township manager.

Our office h...

May 5, 2017

Posted on: May 4, 2017

Columbia Man Convicted of Rape now Facing Charges for Beating Inmate


The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office recently filed a notice to seek a third-strike sentence against a Columbia man convicted of the rape and beating of a woman in 2015.

Thomas M. Matthews will be sentenced on May 31 regarding the Janu...

May 4, 2017

Posted on: May 3, 2017

Pa. Court: Serial Burglar's Appeal from 66-Year Sentence is Too Late


A state-prison inmate who burglarized 28 homes – many of them owned by his former friends and neighbors – will get no relief from his 66-year prison sentence, a state appeals court ruled this week.

Stewart Michael Lazarus pleaded guilty...

May 3, 2017

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Ex-Accounting Manager Charged with Nearly $300K in Thefts from Business


A former employee of Warwick Township-based Clair Global is charged with stealing nearly $300,000 from the company over the past three years.

Police allege Tammi S. Grissinger worked as an accounting manager when she stole $293,330 from three Clair entitie...

May 2, 2017

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Mountville Man, 18, Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Boy Last Year at West Main Street Home


An 18-year-old Mountville man was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court for fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy last year.

George W. Rosado will serve 3 to 6 years in state prison, to be followed by 10 years of probation, for the Aug. 12 shooting of Ib...

May 2, 2017

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Maytown Man Charged with Homicide in Shooting of Father-in-Law, 89


An East Donegal Township man is charged with homicide regarding the Saturday shooting of his 89-year-old father-in-law.

Clifford Allen Hafer, 65, is charged with a count of criminal homicide.

Susquehanna Regional police Sgt. Jason Smith charged Hafer Sunday...

May 2, 2017

Posted on: April 25, 2017

DA Stedman, Libre in Harrisburg for Rally to Change Pa. Animal Cruelty Laws


Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman joined lawmakers and dozens of animal rights advocates Monday afternoon on the steps of the state capitol building in a call for change in existing cruelty laws.

The crowd also featured a very special guest,...

April 25, 2017

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Judge: No Relief for Manheim Man Serving Life for Killing Pregnant Woman


A Manheim man serving a life sentence for killing his pregnant girlfriend six years ago will not get a new trial, according to a Lancaster County judge’s ruling.

Matthew Scott Becker was convicted in 2013 of first-degree murder and murder of an u...

April 24, 2017

Posted on: April 20, 2017

East Lampeter Man Jailed at Least 2 Years for Child Porn; Father Also Charged

David Jacob MISHLER Jr

An East Lampeter Township man will serve at least two years in prison for having child pornography.

David Mishler Jr., 26, recently pleaded guilty to seven felonies regarding an investigation last year that uncovered dozens of lewd images and numerous vide...

April 20, 2017

Posted on: April 18, 2017

13 Years Later: Federal Court Denies Appeal in Lancaster Murder-Robbery


A prison inmate serving a life term for a murder and robbery 13 years ago in Lancaster city was denied on his latest appeal.

Andy Rivera-Rodriguez was 21 when he and a co-defendant plotted and then executed the robbery and murder of 22-year-old Ryan Gardin...

April 18, 2017

Posted on: April 17, 2017

'Dangerous Person' Jailed up to 44 Years for Shooting Outside Brother's Funeral


A South Carolina man will spend up to 44 years in prison for opening fire on a Lancaster city street at his brother’s funeral.

Lovelle Weaver was convicted of aggravated assault and numerous other charges for shooting at a fleeing male outside Ja...

April 17, 2017

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Lancaster Stalker Jailed at Least 3 More Years for Repeated Contact with Victim


A state prison inmate will serve at least three more years in prison for repeated stalking of a woman.

Michael Earl Wilson was already serving a sentence for stalking and crimes against the woman when he sent threatening letters last year.

In the mailings, ...

April 13, 2017

Posted on: April 12, 2017

GUILTY: Jury Convicts East Petersburg Man of Rape in 2015


An East Petersburg man was convicted Wednesday in Lancaster County Court of rape and other crimes against a woman at his home in 2015.

A local jury convicted 22-year-old Manzelle Benitez of three felonies and a misdemeanor regarding the Aug. 15, 2015, atta...

April 12, 2017

Posted on: April 12, 2017

Pa. Court: No New Sentence for Man who Killed 2 in Lancaster 24 Years Ago


A state-prison inmate serving two life terms for killing two men in Lancaster 24 years ago will get no relief, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled this week.

Marlon Hurdle was 20 when he ambush two men in a vehicle, fatally shooting them at Green and Palm s...

April 12, 2017

Posted on: April 11, 2017

State Prison for Man who Admitted to 'Violent Thoughts' in Crimes Against College Students


A Lancaster man is headed to state prison for stalking a female college student and burglarizing another student’s home last summer in the city.

Tyler K. Lee, 24, recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to burglary, attempted burglary, ...

April 11, 2017

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Man Jailed for Having Prohibited Knuckle Knife in Downtown Lancaster


A man was recently jailed for having a metal knuckle knife – a prohibited weapon – last year in downtown Lancaster.

Chad D. Howey, who had no permanent address, was convicted in Lancaster County Court of a misdemeanor count of possessin...

April 10, 2017

Posted on: April 7, 2017

DA Stedman's Findings in Jan. 24 Police-Involved Shooting in Lancaster City

On Jan. 24, 2017, an incident in southeast Lancaster city involved an 18-year-old individual firing at Lancaster city police and, in turn, police returning fire and fatally wounding the individual, identified as Jose Enrique Rodriguez.

Per protocol, Distri...

April 7, 2017

Posted on: April 7, 2017

Lancaster Man Jailed up to 8 Years for Supplying Daughter with Heroin-Fentanyl Mix


A Lancaster man will serve at least four years in prison for supplying heroin to his 16-year-old daughter, who overdosed, stopped breathing, and had to be revived by emergency-responders.

Kerry J. Long, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday in Lancaster County Court...

April 7, 2017

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Homicide Charged Against Second Man in Providence Township Man's Death


A second man has been charged in the killing of a Providence Township man, beaten and fatally shot last month in his home.

Pennsylvania State Police charged 38-year-old Alejandro Cruz-Santiago on Thursday with homicide, burglary and conspiracy to burglary ...

April 6, 2017

Posted on: April 5, 2017

Child Pornography Lands 2 Lancaster County Men in State Prison


A pair of Lancaster County men will serve state-prison terms for possessing child pornography.

Search warrants executed last year involving the Lancaster County Computer Crimes Task Force led to charges and eventual guilty pleas.

Lancaster County judges rec...

April 5, 2017

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Man Jailed for Supplying Fatal Heroin Dose to Mount Joy Man in Trade for XBox


An Elizabethtown man will serve at least four years in prison for providing heroin and Xanax to a Mount Joy Township man who died last year of overdose.

Jarrid D. Baker, of East Harrisburg Avenue, pleaded guilty to a felony count of drug delivery resulting...

April 4, 2017

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Man Charged with Killing Providence Township Man in Victim’s Home


A Lancaster man is charged with killing a 35-year-old Providence Township man at the victim’s home last month.

Pennsylvania State Police charged 48-year-old Jose S. Ferrufino on Monday with criminal homicide and burglary regarding the March 22 de...

April 3, 2017

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Father who Beat Infant Twins Sent to State Prison, Banned from Contacting Victims

Joshua Whisler

A Salisbury Township man will serve up to 20 years in prison for beating his two infant daughters last year, causing broken bones and brain injury.

Joshua B. Whisler, 24, pleaded guilty in December to multiple counts of aggravated assault of a child and re...

March 27, 2017

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Judge Convicts Woman of Concealing Shooter, Scolds Those who Work Against Police


A Lancaster woman was convicted Tuesday of helping a man charged with shooting a child avoid police for months after the May 2015 shooting.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker found Monea A. Mitchell guilty of felony hindering apprehension, fo...

March 22, 2017

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Lancaster Man Jailed for Being Drunk, Driving 90+ MPH in Fatal Crash


A Lancaster man will serve at least four years in prison for being drunk and speeding when he caused a 2015 crash that killed a man.

Adgery Negron-Alvarado pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while DUI and related counts regarding the Nov. 15, 2015, crash...

March 16, 2017

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Lancaster Man Jailed up to 20 Years for Shooting Man who Called him ‘Young Bull’


A Lancaster man will serve at least a decade in prison for shooting another man in Lancaster – because the victim called him a “young bull.”

William A. Clark, 23, recently pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault and relate...

March 13, 2017

Posted on: March 7, 2017

DA Stedman Empanels 5th Grand Jury for Unsolved Homicides, Major Crimes


Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has empaneled an investigative grand jury, the fifth-ever in the county, to hear testimony in unsolved major crimes.

The grand jury – which has subpoena power, but not indictment ability - will begin hearing...

March 7, 2017

Posted on: March 1, 2017

Ephrata Man Jailed at Least 6 Years for Selling Fatal Heroin-Fentanyl Batch

Ramon Beachy

An Ephrata man will serve up to 15 years in prison for selling heroin last year which led to a man’s fatal overdose.

Ramon Beachy pleaded guilty Monday in Lancaster County Court to felony counts of drug delivery resulting in death and criminal us...

March 1, 2017

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 emergen...

Nov. 22, 2016

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Lock and Key Award

Lock and Key Award-Officer Jeffrey Wolf

This morning Commissioners honored Lock and Key Award recipient Correctional Officer Jeffrey Wolf for his 35 years of dedicated and enthusiastic service to Lancaster County.

Posted on: June 14, 2017

STAR Performer Award

STAR Performer Award-Officer Ryan McLeod

Happy to honor Correctional Officer Ryan McLeod for actions he took off duty in an emergency medical situation.  We appreciate him stepping forward and exercising initiative to help someone in our community.

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Child Welfare Caseworker Appreciation Day

Child Welfare Caseworker Appreciation Day

Today Commissioners presented a proclamation naming June 1, 2017 as Child Welfare Caseworker Appreciation Day in Lancaster County and thanked Children and Youth Agency staff for all they do to protect children here.

Posted on: April 11, 2017

East Lampeter Township Tax Collection Update

East Lampeter Township Logo

East Lampeter Township property owners, who have not yet paid their 2017 tax bill, may do so as instructed on their bill or by submitting payment to the Lancaster County Treasurer, PO Box 1447, 150 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17608. The 2 links below will g...

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