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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Maryland Pilot Admits to Attempting to Fly From Lancaster Airport after Drinking Alcohol

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A Maryland pilot was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court for attempting to fly from the Lancaster Airport last year after drinking whiskey.

Seth Dapaah, 42, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of flying while impaired – for being unde...

March 22, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 18, 2019

'Manipulative' Radio Host Jailed up to 20 Years for Years of Sexual Abuse

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A Lancaster man who worked as a local Christian radio host will serve at least a decade in prison for sexual abuse of a female that endured several years.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright sentenced 52-year-old Philip Smith on Monday to 10 to 20 years ...

March 18, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 14, 2019

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Salesman of Groping Girl During Window Replacement Assignment

AustinKann

A Carlisle man was recently convicted of groping a Lancaster County girl during a door-to-door sales trip last year when he attempted to sell replacement windows.

The Lancaster County jury deliberated just over an hour before returning guilty verdicts Frid...

March 14, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 13, 2019

5 Men Plead Guilty to Child Pornography, Other Crimes Involving Children

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Five men were recently sentenced in Lancaster County Court for child pornography offenses and other crimes involving children.

The men each pleaded guilty and were sentenced at separate hearings. Their crimes were unrelated.

Assistant District Attorney Jani...

March 13, 2019

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

K9 Casper Uncovers 420 ‘HULK’ Heroin Bags in Manheim Traffic Stop; Man Charged

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A Lancaster man is charged with dealing heroin after K9 Casper assisted Manheim police in finding over 400 bags during a weekend traffic stop.

Sadi Corretger, 28, is charged with possession with intent to deliver (heroin), resisting arrest and driving on a...

March 12, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 8, 2019

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Woman of Providing Fatal Batch of Fentanyl-Laced Heroin to Manheim Man

JustinaHeisey

A Penn Township woman was convicted at trial this week of providing a bundle of fentanyl-laced heroin to a 48-year-old Manheim man who died in 2017.

A Lancaster County jury deliberated 15 minutes before convicting 57-year-old Justina Heisey of three feloni...

March 8, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Philly Connection Halted with Seizure of 7,882 Fentanyl Bags in Lancaster County

BundlesDelmonte

Two alleged suppliers of fentanyl were arrested after the Lancaster County Drug Task Force found 7,880 bags of fentanyl during a raid in Lancaster city.

Joshua Flores, 27, and Jacob Delmonte, 21, are charged with bringing the fentanyl supply from Philadelp...

March 6, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 28, 2019

State Prison Sentences for Man and Woman in Armed Home-Invasion Robbery

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A Lancaster man will serve up to 32 years in prison for wielding a sawed-off shotgun during a home-invasion robbery last year in West Lampeter Township.

Earl D. Walker Jr., 44, and two other individuals were armed when they entered a West Kendig Road home ...

Feb. 28, 2019

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Man Pleads in Exchange for Life Term for Video-Recorded Killing Outside Lancaster Bar

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A Lancaster man pleaded guilty Friday to shooting two brothers - killing one of them – after a “petty dispute” last year at a Lancaster city bar.

Alexander Cruz, 35, will serve the rest of his life in prison for what a prosecu...

Feb. 25, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 25, 2019

2 Men Plead to 3rd-Degree Murder in Lancaster Shooting Case Assisted by Grand Jury

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Two men pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court regarding the 2015 killing of 30-year-old Edward Cameron – their charges resulting from a grand jury session.

Niziere J. Dean, 22, and Kyaire Thompson-Brown, 19, were shackled together in co...

Feb. 25, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Judge: 3 to Trial for Record Fentanyl Seizure; No Bail without Proof of Funding Source

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Three Philadelphians charged in connection with a record-level seizure of fentanyl last month in Lancaster County cannot post bail without showing the money did not come from drug proceeds, a district judge recently ruled.

District Judge David Miller also ...

Feb. 22, 2019

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Pa. Court: 62-Year Sentence Stands for Man Convicted of Firing High-Powered Rifle at Police

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A Columbia man serving up to 62 years in prison for shooting at police will get no relief from a state appellate court.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court found the punishment - 30½ to 62 years in prison – was appropriate for what Marquell Rentas did in Colum...

Feb. 21, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Non-Profit's Founder Used Club Funds for Hawaiian Trip, Bar Tabs, Amazon Purchases

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The founder of a Millersville non-profit swimming club is charged with taking nearly $40,000 from the club and using the funds for personal expenses - including a trip to Hawaii - and his other professional ventures.

Kyle Almoney, since removed by the boar...

Feb. 21, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Drug Task Force Finds Record Amount of Meth in Couch, Laundry Hamper and Vehicle Compartment

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The Lancaster County Drug Task Force recorded its largest-ever single seizure of methamphetamine with a recent bust at a city home.

Detectives found over 2½ pounds of methamphetamine while executing searches of 31-year-old Johnathan Torres&r...

Feb. 15, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Lancaster Woman 1st Charged Locally under New Law Making Recordings Illegal at Pa. Courts

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A new statute recently in effect makes it illegal to record, photograph or broadcast a court proceeding – or happenings within a time or location proximity of a courtroom.

A Lancaster woman is believed to be the first charged locally with the sec...

Feb. 13, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Couple Sentenced Regarding Drowning Death of 3YO Daughter who was Unsupervised

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A Manheim Township couple pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court to charges regarding the drowning death of their 3-year-old daughter.

On April 28, 2017, the girl, unsupervised, wondered out of a Farmstead Lane home and into the family’s...

Feb. 11, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Charged Dealer Tried to Flush Fentanyl, Cocaine Stash as Drug Task Force Served Warrant

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A Lititz man is charged with felony drug-dealing after a recent raid uncovered fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana.

Miguel Vializ was attempting to flush the fentanyl and cocaine down a toilet as the Lancaster County Drug Task Force made entry into his West Le...

Feb. 8, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Man Charged with Using Recording Device to Film Women, Child in Bathroom

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A Maryland man is charged with surreptitiously filming three women and creating child pornography by filming a child while he lived in Rapho Township.

Jason Warren Groff, 36, was arrested Thursday morning in Maryland. He is charged with 13 offenses: nine f...

Feb. 8, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Record Fentanyl Seizure for Drug Task Force while Nabbing 3 Alleged Traffickers

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The Lancaster County Drug Task Force interrupted a major movement of fentanyl and heroin with the recent arrests of three Philadelphians in Manheim Township.

The Task Force seized nearly three pounds of heroin – in bundles ready for street sale a...

Feb. 6, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Pa. Court: No Relief for Lifer who Wants Recorded Prison Visits, Statements Kicked from Murder Trial

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A convicted killer hoping for a re-trial will get no such relief after a Pennsylvania appellate court denied his claims.

Lucas Newnam, 33, was convicted of first-degree murder – and sentenced to life in prison - for the May 27, 2016, shooting of ...

Feb. 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 31, 2019

'Repugnant': Judge Jails Murderer for Life Plus Additional Years for Providence Twp. Killing

JoseFerrufino

A Lancaster man will serve the rest of his life in prison, but showed no remorse at sentencing Wednesday for the murder of 35-year-old Hugo Garcia-Hernandez.

While claiming innocence in a letter he wrote the sentencing judge, 50-year-old Jose Ferrufino was...

Jan. 31, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 30, 2019

24 Program Graduates Now Serving on Youth Aid Panels Across Lancaster County

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Twenty-four Lancaster County residents officially became members Monday of Youth Aid Panels in their respective communities.

The two dozen volunteers were honored as certified members at a graduation ceremony at the Lancaster County Courthouse.

The voluntee...

Jan. 30, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Testimony: Driver Charged in Crash that Killed 2 Students had Struck Bus, Nearly Hit Police Cruiser

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A Mount Joy woman will be tried on two counts of third-degree murder and related charges for causing a vehicle crash that killed two local students, a district judge ordered Monday afternoon.

Debra Slaymaker-Walker, 63, will face the murder charges and a n...

Jan. 29, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Trainings on Cellphone, Electronics Evidence Extraction and Analysis to be Held in Lancaster

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A series of training courses hosted by digital forensics company Cellebrite will be held in comings months in Lancaster County.

The three multi-day courses will be at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center on Champ Boulevard in Manheim.

The cour...

Jan. 25, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: January 24, 2019

DA Provides Emergency Response Kits to Lancaster County Schools for Mass-Injury Incidents

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Lancaster County school resource officers are now equipped with tools for limiting damages and casualties in mass-injury situations, such as large structure malfunctions or active-shooter catastrophes.

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Off...

Jan. 24, 2019

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Judge: Murderer's Claims of Alibi, Self-Defense are Without Merit; Sentence Stands

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A convicted murderer is not allowed to withdraw his guilty plea to beating a man to death on a Lancaster city street, a Lancaster County Judge has ruled.

Dajour James, 25, is serving 14 to 28 years in prison for killing 45-year-old Charles Kronenberg IV in...

Jan. 22, 2019

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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

JoseVelez

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 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 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

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Honoring National Women’s History Month

NWHM Proclamation

The Board of Commissioners was proud to present a Proclamation today at their Commissioners' Meeting honoring National Women’s History Month in Lancaster County.

Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Check Presentation to the Lancaster County Conservation District

Conservation District Check

At today's Commissioners' Public Meeting, the Commissioners presented a check in the amount of $270,000.00 to the Lancaster County Conservation District for the 2019 Commissioners' Grant Funding. The Conservation District is doing important work on water ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Check Presentation to the Library System

Library Check

At today's Commissioners' Public Meeting, the Commissioners presented a check in the amount of $1,993,740.00 to the Library System of Lancaster County and Member Libraries for the 2019 Commissioners' Grant Funding. The County of Lancaster has been a stron...

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Lancaster County Main Website