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 19, 2017

VERDICT: Heroin Dealer Also Convicted of Illegal Possession of 2 Pistols

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A recently-convicted heroin dealer was convicted this week in Lancaster County Court of illegal possession of two guns found during a June 2016 investigation.

A local jury convicted David Lausell on Tuesday of two felony counts of persons not to possess fi...

April 19, 2017

Posted on: April 19, 2017

DUI Driver Admits to Drinking Alcohol, Smoking Marijuana Before High-Speed Crash


A Leola man admitted Tuesday in Lancaster County Court to being under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when he crashed his car, at high speed, injuring himself and three passengers.

Alexis M. Felix, 22, pleaded guilty to three counts of vehicular agg...

April 19, 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 Jared ...

April 17, 2017

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Charged Shooter Ordered to be Tried for East Fulton Street Homicide


A state prison inmate will be tried in Lancaster County Court for the September 2015 killing of a city man, a district judge ordered Thursday afternoon.

Victor M. Tirado, 51, is charged with shooting 21-year-old Rahdir Maxton in the back of the head in a p...

April 13, 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, stal...

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 possessing a proh...

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 death ...

April 3, 2017

Posted on: April 3, 2017

Lancaster Man Charged in February Killing Ordered to be Tried in County Court


A Lancaster man charged in a February killing on a city street shot the victim in the back of the head, according to testimony at a preliminary hearing.

Jose G. Duque, 20, was ordered be tried on counts of homicide and possessing a firearm without a licens...

April 3, 2017

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Mount Joy Township Couple Killed by Gunfire in Murder-Suicide


Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide resulting in the deaths of a Mount Joy Township couple.

Glenn Morris, 78, and his wife, Janet Morris, 76, were found deceased Thursday in their home at 990 Hershey Road.

It was determined both died of sing...

March 31, 2017

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Guilty: Judge Convicts Dealer in Heroin/Cocaine Bust at East Hempfield Hotel


A Harrisburg man was convicted Thursday in Lancaster County Court of dealing heroin and cocaine, stemming from a bust at an East Hempfield Township hotel.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright convicted 42-year-old Carl Gould of felony drug-dealing and rel...

March 31, 2017

Posted on: March 28, 2017

No New Trial for Inmate who Wanted Rap Video Kicked from Homicide Case


A Lancaster man serving a prison sentence for killing another man in 2009 will not get a new trial, a Pennsylvania appeals court ruled.

Sequoyah Hawkins was sentenced to 8 to 20 years after a Lancaster County jury convicted him in 2012 of voluntary manslau...

March 28, 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 24, 2017

District Attorney Reviewing Materials in Jan. 24 Police-Involved Shooting in Lancaster City

Here is the latest update on the investigation of the Jan. 24 incident in Lancaster city that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Jose E. Rodriguez:

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman very recently received the bulk of the investigative mate...

March 24, 2017

Posted on: March 22, 2017

Death Penalty Notices Filed in February Killings of Lancaster Brothers


The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office intends to seek death sentences upon conviction of two Lancaster men charged with killing two brothers last month in their city home.

On Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Christine L. Wilson filed ...

March 22, 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 21, 2017

Lancaster Man Charged on 3 Felony Dockets after 5 Kilos of Cocaine Seized


A Lancaster man is facing numerous charges regarding an investigation that uncovered 5 kilograms of cocaine, 470 bags of heroin, and a quantity of marijuana.

Nathan M. Santiago, 31, has charges in Lancaster County Court in connection to a December search t...

March 21, 2017

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Pa. Court: No New Sentence for Serial Robber Serving up to 70 Years


A state prison inmate serving decades for a spree of armed robberies in Lancaster County in 1996 will get no relief from his sentence, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has ruled.

Shane D. Shivers was 16 when he was charged as an adult with numerous robberie...

March, 20, 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 related counts for...

March 13, 2017

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Verdicts: 2 Repeat DUI Offenders Convicted after Lancaster County Crashes


A pair of repeat drunk drivers were recently convicted after separate trials in Lancaster County Court.

William John Russell, 43, and Benuel Nabozny, 33, were found guilty of DUI and related offenses, and will be sentenced after background checks are compl...

March 10, 2017

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Man Jailed for Shooting Incident in Ephrata, Trying to Sway Victim's Testimony

Omar Colon Jr.

A Lancaster man will serve up to 15 years in prison for shooting toward a man in Ephrata, then trying to persuade the victim to lie in court.

Omar A. Colon Jr. was convicted last year of felony counts of carrying a firearm without a license and solicitatio...

March 10, 2017

Posted on: March 9, 2017

Christiana Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin, Meth, and Weapons Charges

Dustin A. Marrion

A Gap man is facing numerous charges after a traffic stop in Christiana uncovered quantities of heroin and methamphetamine, along with altered weapons and an explosive.

Dustin Allen Marrion, 32, was arraigned Thursday morning on eight charges - including t...

March 9, 2017

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Lancaster Dealer Charged in Large Heroin Seizure, Man's Overdose Death

Joseph Colomba

A Lancaster man is facing several charges regarding a large seizure of a heroin and a fatal overdose last year in East Hempfield Township.

Joseph Colomba, 18, is charged with three felonies – drug delivery resulting in death, possession with inte...

March 8, 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 6, 2017

Heroin Dealer Convicted of Having Drugs, Stolen Pistol at Storage Locker

Jose L. Gonzalez

A Lancaster man was recently convicted in county court of several charges regarding a heroin-dealing operation uncovered last year.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright convicted 42-year-old Jose “Coco” Gonzalez of having over 16 grams...

March 6, 2017

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Latest Update on Investigation of Police-Involved Shooting in Lancaster City

We are providing another update on the status of the Jan. 24 incident in Lancaster city that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Jose E. Rodriguez.

We are doing so to keep the public informed as much as we can without jeopardizing the integrity of the inv...

March 3, 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 use of...

March 1, 2017

Posted on: February 28, 2017

Lancaster County Pastor and Teacher Sentenced in Abuse Allegation Case


A Lancaster County pastor and teacher were recently sentenced in county court for the treatment of a toddler at a church daycare.

Robert Donald Smith, 44, was a pastor and Cynthia A. Ebersole, 62, was a teacher when the incident happened Nov. 16, 2015, at ...

Feb. 28, 2017

Posted on: February 27, 2017

Lancaster Dealer Admits to Heroin Sale that Caused 23-Year-Old Man's Death

Darien Jacobs

A Lancaster man will serve up to 10 years in prison for several crimes, including the sale of a fatal batch of heroin to a man who died in his city apartment in October 2015.

Darien M. Jacobs, of Sassafras Terrace, pleaded guilty to felony drug delivery re...

Feb. 27, 2017

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Repeat Burglar to State Prison for Stealing Power Tools in East Earl Township

Kevin Conover

A Berks County man convicted of breaking into a garage and taking a snowblower, chainsaw, and other items will serve a state-prison sentence.

Kevin Conover was recently sentenced in Lancaster County Court to 2 to 4 years in prison for the Oct. 6, 2015, bur...

Feb. 22, 2017

Posted on: February 21, 2017

‘Menace to Society’ Jailed up to 40 Years for Second Knife Attack in Lancaster

Israel Polanco-Cano

A Lancaster man will serve up to 40 years in prison for stabbing a woman at least 15 times – his second conviction regarding violence with a knife.

Israel Polanco-Cano, 35, was convicted at trial last year of attempted murder and aggravated assault r...

Feb. 21, 2017

Posted on: February 20, 2017

Motorist Fatally Shoots Himself after Man in Occupied Vehicle is Wounded on Route 283

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A Delaware man shot and killed himself Sunday evening inside a vehicle on a Manheim-area road.

Police believe the deceased man was involved in a shooting incident minutes earlier on Route 283 in East Hempfield Township.

About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, a Lancaster w...

Feb. 20, 2017

Posted on: February 17, 2017

98 Percent of Lancaster County's Repeat DUI Offenders on SCRAM did not Have a Drink


Repeat drunk drivers in Lancaster County wearing alcohol-detection anklets rarely have a drink, recently-released data shows.

In fact, only 11 of more than 500 individuals who wore SCRAM anklets under the county’s DUI Repeat Offender Program (DRO...

Feb. 17, 2017

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Lifer who Threatened to Kill Lancaster Woman, then did, Denied New Trial

Kevin Souffrant

An inmate serving life for killing his ex-girlfriend four years ago will not get a new trial, a local judge has ordered.

Kevin Souffrant, now 39, was convicted of first-degree murder in 2014 for what a local prosecutor called “savage assault and ...

Feb. 14, 2017

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Judge: No More Chances for Lancaster Serial Burglar Sent to State Prison

Michael C. Haynick

A Lancaster city man will serve up to 9 years in prison for burglaries last year at six area businesses, including a donut shop and bar.

Michael C. Haynick, 31, recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to felony counts of burglary and related char...

Feb. 13, 2017

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Pa. Court: No Relief for Lancaster Man Serving Life for Killing Roommate

Vandy Blankenship

A Lancaster man serving life in prison for killing his roommate in 2014 will get no relief from a Pennsylvania appellate court.

The state Superior Court denied Vandy Blankenship’s request that his interaction with police following the incident be...

Feb. 10, 2017

Posted on: February 9, 2017

3 Lancaster County Men Jailed in Separate Child Pornography, Child Solicitation Cases

Grear, Bunting, Diedrich

Three Lancaster County men were recently sentenced to state prison – two for having collections of child pornography and the other for attempting to solicit sex with a 6-year-old girl.

The sentences were ordered in accordance with plea agreements in ...

Feb. 9, 2017

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Bondsman Admits to Assault of Lancaster Woman, Taking her Dog During Home Visits

Michael L. Hansen Sr.

A York County-based bondsman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lancaster County Court to taking a woman’s dog during home visits in 2015.

Michael L. Hansen Sr., 50, was charged with several crimes regarding the Dec. 8 and 9, 2015, incidents at an apartment...

Feb. 8, 2017

Posted on: February 8, 2017

Lancaster Man Jailed up to 20 Years for Shooting into Occupied Car Outside Party

Francis Dinkins Jr.

A Lancaster man will serve at least 10 years in prison for shooting two males inside a vehicle last year in the city.

Francis S. Dinkins Jr., 19, was on foot June 10, 2016, when he fired multiple shots into an occupied vehicle in the 500 block of North Plu...

Feb. 8, 2017

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Lancaster Judge Jails Inmate up to 30 More Years for 'Sadistic' Beatings of Woman

Alexander Ramos-Pacheco

A Lancaster man already serving a decade-long sentence for sex abuse of a child will serve up to 30 additional years for beatings of a woman that a local judge called “brutal” and “sadistic.”

Alexander Ramos-Pacheco, 27, was sentenc...

Feb. 7, 2017

Posted on: February 3, 2017

The Latest on Jan. 24 Police-Involved Shooting in Lancaster City

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Here is an update on the Jan. 24, police-involved shooting incident, which is under review by Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman and Chief County Detective Kent Switzer. Jose E. Rodriguez, 18, died in the incident which happened in southeast...

Feb. 3, 2017

Posted on: February 2, 2017

Prosecutor: Man who Burglarized Elizabethtown Church Stole from his own Community

David Kuchar

An Elizabethtown man was recently taken to Lancaster County Prison for burglarizing a local church, stealing nearly $3,000 in checks, cash, and gift cards and drinking altar wine.

David G. Kuchar, of 58, was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court for t...

Feb. 2, 2017

Posted on: February 1, 2017

Jury Convicts Columbia Man of Rape, his 3rd Conviction of Violent Crime

Tomas M. Matthews

A Columbia man was recently convicted of raping and beating a woman in 2015.

A Lancaster County jury convicted Tomas M. Matthews on Friday of 11 counts, including felony rape and aggravated assault, after a week-long trial with Judge David Ashworth presidi...

Feb. 1, 2017

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Judge Orders State-Prison Sentence for New Providence Man's 7th DUI Conviction

Jeff Depoe

A New Providence man is headed to state prison for his latest impaired-driving conviction – his seventh since 1993.

Jeff Depoe, 48, was charged with his latest offense after a June 6, 2015, traffic stop in West Lampeter Township.

Depoe was driving on ...

Jan. 27, 2017

Posted on: January 26, 2017

Conestoga Man Charged with Taking Wife from Care Home, Attempting Suicide with Prescription Meds

Philip Benight

A Conestoga man is charged with taking his elderly wife from a care home and attempting suicide with her earlier this week.

Philip M. Benight, 60, is charged with a second-degree felony count of causing or aiding suicide, defined as an intentional aiding o...

Jan. 26, 2017

Posted on: January 25, 2017

Judge Orders $1,500 Fine for Illegal Bald Eagle Skull Trade at Adamstown Show


A Bradford County man will pay over $1,500 in fines and costs for illegally bartering for a bald eagle skull at an Adamstown trade show in 2015.

John E. Palfreyman, 63, was charged last year with trading a river otter skull for the eagle skull, possessed b...

Jan. 25, 2017

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 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 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: 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