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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Lancaster Man Charged After Drug Task Force Finds Loaded Pistol, Cocaine, Heroin, Needles

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A Lancaster man is charged after a recent raid at his home and vehicle search uncovered heroin, cocaine, cash and a loaded pistol.

Dante Felipe, 40, is at Lancaster County Prison on $200,000 bail regarding three felonies and related misdemeanors.

The Lancas...

Jan. 18, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 17, 2019

GUILTY: Man Convicted of Strangulation for Attack on Lancaster City Street

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A Lancaster man was convicted Wednesday of felony strangulation for the attack on his girlfriend last summer on a city street.

Jose I. Velez, 45, will be sentenced, after a background investigation, regarding the June 11, 2018, incident in the 400 block of...

Jan. 17, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Police Corporal Pulls Newborn from Toilet, Performs Life-Saving CPR; Mother Charged

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A Berks County woman is charged after giving birth to an infant who police found unresponsive and partially submerged in a toilet at a Warwick Township assisted-living facility restroom.

Northern Lancaster County Regional police charged 23-year-old Emmanue...

Jan. 17, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Unsolved Homicide Unit Created to Explore DNA, Other Elements of Lancaster County Cases

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A team of local investigators will be revitalizing the reviews of years-old unsolved homicides – cold cases – with oversight from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

A prosecutor and three Lancaster County Detecti...

Jan. 15, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Well-Known Entertainer Admits Killing Christy Mirack, Will Serve Life in Prison

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A Lancaster man will serve the rest of his life in prison for the killing and sexual assault of Christy Mirack 27 years ago in her East Lampeter Township home.

Raymond Rowe pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lancaster County Court to first-degree murder, rape, and ...

Jan. 8, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 7, 2019

About 30 Individuals Charged in 2018 with Drug Delivery-Death in Lancaster County

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At least 30 individuals were charged last year with felony drug delivery resulting in death regarding fatal overdoses in Lancaster County.

The felony charge has resulted in state-prison sentences for nearly every defendant convicted of the charge &ndas...

Jan. 7, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Head-On Crash on Route 30 in West Hempfield

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A man was killed and a woman injured when their vehicles collided late Thursday night on Route 30 in West Hempfield Township.

The man was driving the wrong way on Route 30 West at the time of the crash, a preliminary investigation has shown.

West Hempfield ...

Jan. 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 3, 2019

GUILTY: Lancaster Man Convicted of Trying to Pass Phony $20 for Burger King Meal

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A Lancaster man was recently convicted of attempting to use a phony $20 bill for a meal at a Manheim Township Burger King.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis E. Reinaker convicted 24-year-old Joshua Marti of felony forgery following an afternoon trial...

Jan. 3, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Killer Gets Life Sentence but Offers Survivors No Reason for Shooting on Lancaster Street

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A Lancaster man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the execution-style murder of a man last year.

Raymond Torres provided no reason in court Thursday for why he shot 22-year-old Austin Peters on a Lancaster city street on Dec. 10, 2017.

Lancast...

Dec. 28, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 27, 2018

K9 Bear’s 1st Year with Drug Task Force: 8,300 Bags of Heroin, 3.24 Kilos of Cocaine, 444 Grams of M

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K9 Bear, a chocolate Lab who works alongside detectives with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, had a busy first year on the job.

Since December 2017, Bear has accompanied the Task Force, mostly on search details detecting locations of narcotics.

In 2018...

Dec. 27, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 20, 2018

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Man of 1st-Degree Murder for 'Execution' on Lancaster City Street

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A Lancaster man was convicted Thursday afternoon of first-degree murder for what a prosecutor called the “execution” last year of 22-year-old Austin Peters.

Raymond Torres faces a mandatory life-in-prison term when he is sentenced Dec. ...

Dec. 20, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Grand Jury Closed: Monthly Sessions Lead to Charges in 4 Unsolved Homicides

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An investigative grand jury that led to charges in four Lancaster County homicides cases closed earlier this month.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman empaneled the county’s fifth-ever investigative grand jury last year, with their ...

Dec. 20, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Drug Task Force: Man Had $400K in Marijuana, Wax, Oil - and $60K Cash - in Storage Unit

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A Lancaster man is charged with numerous felonies after a Lancaster County Drug Task Force search of a West Donegal storage unit uncovered nearly 80 pounds of marijuana and wax, along with $60,000 cash.

Drug Task Force detectives, following an investigatio...

Deb. 18, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 17, 2018

4 More Graduate from Drug Court, a 'Journey' to Overcome Charges, Addiction

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Four individuals in recovery from addiction recently graduated from Lancaster County’s Drug Court at an emotional ceremony where they discussed their difficult journeys and embraced the judge who presided over their path.

Ryan Forbes, also in rec...

Dec. 17, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 11, 2018

VERDICT: Man Facing Life Term for 1st-Degree Murder of Providence Twp. Man

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A Lancaster man was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and all other charges regarding the fatal shooting last year of 35-year-old Hugo Garcia-Hernandez.

A Lancaster County jury returned its verdict Monday afternoon, finding Jose S. Ferrufino acted on...

Dec. 11, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 7, 2018

2 Ex Worley & Obetz Execs Bound for Trial on all Charges in $1 Million Scam

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The former CEO and controller of a Manheim-based energy business were ordered this week to be tried in Lancaster County Court for years-long, alleged misuses of company funds covering the CEO’s personal credit debt.

Jeffrey B. Lyons, former CEO o...

Dec. 7, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Woman Charged with Causing Crash that Killed 2 Warwick HS Students

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A Mount Joy woman is charged with two counts of third-degree murder and related charges for causing a multi-vehicle crash in October that killed two local students and injured other individuals.

Lititz Borough police, with approval from the Lancaster Count...

Dec. 6, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Woman Sentenced for 'Unusually Dangerous' Robbery; Multiple Guns Pulled, Shots Fired

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A Lancaster woman will serve up to 10 years in prison for robbing a man at gunpoint, then driving at police officers who responded to the robbery scene.

Jenine Morales, 18, previously pleaded guilty to felony robbery and aggravated assault, misdemeanor rec...

Dec. 5, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 4, 2018

DA's Safety Assessment Offer to Schools: Review of Facilities for Potential Risks

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District Attorney Craig Stedman has extended a standing offer for safety-assessment consultation to any Lancaster County school – public or private.

The assessment consists of a review of school facilities blueprints and procedures, and, if requested, a wa...

Dec. 4, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 4, 2018

All 5 Charged in Kidnapping Case in Custody; Prelim Hearings Held for 3

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The five individuals charged in a Lancaster County kidnapping-extortion case are all in custody, the most recent arrest happening Friday.

Four men and a woman are charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 40-year-old Columbia man, who was held at gunp...

Dec. 4, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Woman who Posed as Vet in Dog Debarking Case Arraigned; Bail Set at $75K

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An Iowa woman has been extradited to Lancaster County where she is charged with debarking four dogs earlier this year.

Denise L. Felling, 55, was arraigned Friday morning at a district court in Quarryville. District Judge Stuart Mylin set bail at $75,000.

P...

Dec. 3, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 30, 2018

DA Review: Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting of Man who Had Gun to Woman’s Head

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of a police-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old Lancaster city man.

A Lancaster city police officer on Sept. 16 fired a shot that struck Ricardo Av...

Nov. 30, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Funding Shortfall Looms for Drug Task Force as Meth Use/Dealing Spikes

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The Lancaster County Drug Task Force – which targets mid- to upper-level dealers and monitors trends in trafficking and drugs of choice – is likely facing a funding crisis in the very near future.

District Attorney Craig Stedman is aski...

Nov. 28, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 27, 2018

'Modern-Day Slavery': Man Jailed up to 36 Years for Trafficking Ring in Lancaster County

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A New Jersey man will serve up to 36 years in prison for a human-trafficking ring he operated in Lancaster County, enticing the victims with drugs and only a small fraction of the profits.

Dominic Roach was convicted of all counts earlier this year during ...

Nov. 27, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 16, 2018

DUI Driver Sentenced for Causing Route 222 Crash that Killed 2 Men

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A Virginia man who was intoxicated when he crashed into a tow-emergency scene last year on Route 222, killing two men, was recently sentenced in Lancaster County Court.

Anthony W. Caldwell will serve 6 to 12 years in prison for veering across a fog line in...

Nov. 16, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 15, 2018

State Prison for Dealer Found with 1.5 Pounds of Cocaine and Bulk Marijuana

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A Columbia man with repeat felony drug convictions will serve up to 15 years in prison for his latest arrest – regarding a seizure of 1½ pounds of cocaine.

Waldo Shepard, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lancaster County Court to felony...

Nov. 15, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Woman Charged with Debarking 4 Dogs in Lancaster County Arrested in Iowa

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An Iowa woman charged with debarking dogs in Lancaster County was taken into custody Friday afternoon.

Denise L. Felling, 55, was arrested by the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office about 4 p.m.

Felling is expected to be extradited to Lancaster County in...

Nov. 13, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 9, 2018

'Danger' Jailed up to 25 Years for 4 Illegal Drugs, 2 Stolen Pistols in Lancaster City

A Lancaster man with several prior felonies will serve up to 25 years in prison for his latest crimes – dealing four different illegal drugs and having two stolen guns.

Javier Gomez, 43, had quantities of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana when...

Nov. 9, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Man in Custody, Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting Man in Face in Penn Township

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A 23-year-old man is in custody regarding the Monday night shooting of a man in Penn Township.

Shawn Darionne Bergman is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related counts for the shooting at an apartment in the 400 block of South Main ...

Nov. 7, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Inspector General-DA Team to Combat Fraudulent Use of SNAP Assistance Benefits

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is teaming with the state Inspector General against a form of welfare fraud that involves store merchants paying cash for government-assistance benefits.

Specifically, officials are seeing holders of SNAP (Su...

Nov. 2, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Diversion Program Targeting Student Truancy Launched at Several Lancaster County Schools

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A diversion program aimed at reducing student truancy has been launched for this school year at several Lancaster County districts.

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office offered the program as a pilot last year at Ephrata and Hempfield ...

Oct. 12, 2018

District Attorney

News Flash

Posted on: January 18, 2019

Winter Storm Warning . . .

Winter Weather Warning

Adams-York-Lancaster-Including the cities of Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster101 PM EST Fri Jan 18 2019...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 1 PM ESTSUNDAY...* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleetaccumulations o...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Winter Storm Watch . . .

Winter Storm Watch

Adams-York-Lancaster-Including the cities of Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster445 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOONTHROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snowaccumula...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: January 11, 2019

County Offices will be closed . . .

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Offices will reopen on Tuesday January 22nd at 8:30 AM.

Lancaster County Main Website