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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Lancaster Man Serving Time for Dealing Crack Sentenced to More Years for Sex Assault

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A Lancaster man already serving a state-prison sentence for drug-dealing will serve additional years for sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2016.

Manuel Pagan Jr. was recently sentenced in Lancaster County Court to 7 to 20 years regarding a trial c...

July 16, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Man Ordered to be Tried for Charges Tied to Lancaster City Hall Arson

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A Lancaster man charged with involvement in a May 23 arson at Lancaster City Hall will be tried on all counts, a district judge ordered this week.

District Judge Janice Jimenez heard testimony at a preliminary hearing from a Lancaster city detective before...

July 13, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Columbia Man Issued 3 Citations for Separate Protest Incidents at Pipeline Location

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A Columbia man has been cited three times for separate protest incidents in March and June at pipeline-construction locations near his home.

Daniel K. Forry, 77, of Prospect Road, was cited with summary counts of harassment, disorderly conduct, and obedien...

July 13, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Quarryville Man Sentenced to 34 Years of Supervision, Megan’s Law for Life, for Sex Abuse

MathewMorales

A Quarryville man was recently sentenced to 34 years of supervision for sexual abuse of four children.

John Lapp, 55, pleaded guilty in March to 13 crimes, including felony aggravated indecent assault of a child, regarding the behavior that spanned several...

July 11, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 10, 2018

3 Men Charged with Elizabethtown Man’s Fatal Heroin-Fentanyl Overdose

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The collaboration of several Lancaster County law-enforcement agencies led to arrests of three alleged heroin dealers charged with causing the fatal overdose of an Elizabethtown man.

The 37-year-old decedent overdosed on July 2 at his West High Street home...

July 10, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 9, 2018

2 Men Wanted in Violent Home-Invasion Robbery in Manheim; Guns, Cash Stolen

WeepleDonohue

Police are seeking two men involved in a home-invasion robbery in Manheim where a couple were threatened at gunpoint and one was struck with a baseball bat.

Manheim Borough police, through investigation, identified the men as:

- Nathan J. Weeple, 30, of Hei...

July 9, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Dealer Jailed up to 16 Years for Fentanyl Sale that Killed Elizabethtown Man

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A convicted drug dealer will serve up to 16 years in prison for a 2017 sale of fentanyl that killed an Elizabethtown man.

Tyler S. Bobola, 22, pleaded guilty in April to felony drug delivery resulting in death and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a c...

July 9, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Man Jailed up to 20 Years for Sex Abuse of 2 Girls 10 Years Ago

JuanSilva

A Reading man will serve up to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of two girls ten years ago in Lancaster.

Juan R. Silva, 46, was convicted at trial in January of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors regarding the abuse i...

July 6, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 3, 2018

State Prison for Man who had Pistol and 225 Bags of Heroin at Lancaster Home

MiguelSaldana

A Lancaster man will serve up to 15 years in prison for having 225 bags of heroin while possessing a handgun illegally.

Miguel A. Saldana, 26, recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to felony drug-dealing, illegal possession of a firearm, and re...

July 3, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: July 2, 2018

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Lancaster Man of 7 Felonies Regarding Sex Abuse of Child

RafaelSaez

A Lancaster County jury recently convicted a man of sexual abuse of a pre-teen girl between 2013 and 2017.

Rafael Saez, 33, was convicted of eight of the nine charges filed against him regarding abuse at a Lancaster city home.

The jury deliberated about sev...

July 2, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Raymond Rowe, aka 'DJ Freez,' Charged with Killing Christy Mirack in 1992

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, along with the numerous agencies and investigators who have contributed to the case over the years, announce charges filed today in the 1992 murder of Christy Mirack.

Lancaster County Detective Chr...

June 25, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Lancaster Man Jailed up to 52 Years for Slashing Baby’s Neck During Kidnapping

DavidSleets

A Lancaster man will serve at least 26 years in prison for slashing his infant daughter’s neck while kidnapping the girl in 2014.

David W. Sleets was convicted at trial in April of attempted murder and related counts regarding the Nov. 11, 2014, ...

June 22, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 22, 2018

‘Career Criminal’ Jailed up to 37 Years for 27th Conviction Since 1988

JamesThomas

A Lancaster man – deemed a “career criminal” by a judge and a prosecutor – will serve up to 37 years in prison for his latest crimes, which accounted for his 27th criminal conviction in the past 30 years.

James Fleet...

June 22, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Ex-Youth Detention Center Employee Jailed up to 25 Years for Sex Abuse of Juveniles

DavidStevenson

A former staff member at a Lancaster County youth detention center will serve up to 25 years in prison for sex abuse of juveniles at the facility.

David T. Stevenson, 52, pleaded guilty and no-contest Wednesday in Lancaster County Court to numerous counts ...

June 20, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Charged Killer Sought for 2009 Stabbing in Lancaster City

CarlHunter

An investigative grand jury recently issued a presentment that led to a homicide charge in the 2009 stabbing of Michael Evans in Lancaster city.

Lancaster city police on Monday charged 60-year-old Carl Hunter with killing Evans, who was stabbed in a West L...

June 19, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Washington Boro Man Charged with Threatening Elderly Neighbor while Gripping Shovel

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A Washington Boro man is charged with threatening to knock out his elderly neighbor’s teeth while gripping a shovel last month.

Roger G. Chenault grabbed hold of the 74-year-old man’s shirt while making the threats May 10 on Spring Mead...

June 15, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 14, 2018

State Prison for Couple who Targeted Rural Businesses in Theft Spree

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An Ephrata couple was recently sentenced to state prison for a series of theft-related crimes in which they used distractions to steal cash.

Chad E. Bright, 39, Tonya L. Snyder, 37, pleaded guilty Friday in Lancaster County Court to counts of theft, conspi...

June 14, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 12, 2018

VERDICT: Jury Convicts Lancaster Man of Sex Abuse of 2 Girls

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A Lancaster man was recently convicted of sexual abuse of two girls in 2013 and 2014.

A Lancaster County jury deliberated about 70 minutes before returning guilty verdicts June 7 to all charges against 35-year-old Crizon Kingsberry.

Five of the charges are ...

June 12, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Man Released from Hospital, Arraigned for Fleeing Police, Drawing Loaded Gun During Arrest

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UPDATE: Hougendobler was released from the hospital Sunday, into police custody. District Judge Edward A. Tobin arraigned Hougendobler and set bail at $500,000. Hougendobler posted bail Sunday afternoon.

A Lancaster County man is charged with numerous offe...

June 11, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 6, 2018

‘Facebook of Suspects’: New Data-Sharing System Launched for Police in Lancaster County

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More than half of Lancaster County’s police departments can now view each other’s information databases thanks to a bridge system that allows department-to-department information-sharing of people, places, vehicles and other valuable d...

June 6, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Pa. Judiciary Committees Considering Bills to Create ‘Sextortion’ and ‘Skimmer’ Laws

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The Pa. Senate and House Judiciary Committees will consider this week several bills that would expand crime victims’ rights and establish charges for “sextortion” and possession of “skimmers.”

The House Jud...

June 5, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Man Sentenced for not Properly Securing Dog that Attacked 2 Children

LuisColon-Colon

A man pleaded guilty Monday in Lancaster County Court to not properly securing his dog last year when the animal attacked two children and their mother on Lafayette Street.

Luis Colon-Colon, 42, pleaded guilty to six misdemeanors and three summary charges ...

June 4, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Complaints Lead to Arrest of Alleged Meth Dealer in Reinholds

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A Reinholds woman is charged with felony drug-dealing after the Lancaster County Drug Task Force found 25 grams of methamphetamine in her home Tuesday.

The Task Force responded to numerous complaints of alleged drug-dealing activity at Judy Lynn Dale&r...

June 1, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Ephrata Man Charged with Marijuana and Xanax-Dealing, Illegal Possession of Pistol

Dylan Alfinito

An Ephrata man is charged with dealing marijuana and Xanax after a recent Lancaster County Drug Task Force raid at his Park Avenue home.

The Drug Task Force charged Dylan C. Alfinito, 22, with two felony counts of drug-dealing, a felony count of illegal po...

May 29, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Reinholds Man Jailed for Guns, Metal Knuckles, Synthetic Marijuana, Meth, Mushrooms

JohnAndrew

A Reinholds man will serve up to 15 years in prison for illegal possession of an AK-47 and a pistol, and four different types of drugs.

John Tyler Andrew, 22, recently pleaded guilty to seven felonies and three misdemeanors regarding a Nov. 23, 2017, incid...

May 24, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 23, 2018

DA: Officer Justified in Firing Shot that Killed Armed Man at Manheim Township Police Station

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of a May 8 incident at the Manheim Township Police Department.

John R. Simson, a 65-year-old East Petersburg man, was killed when a Manheim Township police officer fired a s...

May 23, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Arsonist Jailed up to 20 Years for Setting Lancaster Repair Shop Ablaze, Causing $600K in Damages

AndyIrizarry

A Lancaster man will serve up to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a Lancaster repair shop, causing over $600,000 in damages.

Andy Irizarry continued to deny his involvement in the Dec. 10, 2016, fire at Doctor Tire, 444 South Prince Street, even whil...

May 22, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 21, 2018

‘Danger’ Jailed up to a Decade for Vicious Assault of Man on Columbia Street

ShakimMcIlwain

A Columbia man will serve up to a decade in prison for brutally attacking a 62-year-old man last year – which a prosecutor called an assault on the security of the entire Columbia community.

Shakim N. McIlwain, 23, was with a group of people who ...

May 21, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 16, 2018

GUILTY: Hit-Run Driver Convicted of Causing Crash that Seriously Injured Students on Bus

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A Lancaster man was convicted Wednesday of all charges for causing a multi-vehicle crash a year ago in East Lampeter Township that tipped a school bus carrying 14 students.

James P. Irvin III, 47, was charged with making an illegal pass on Lincoln Highway ...

May 16, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 16, 2018

2 ‘Upper-Level’ Dealers Charged for Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana

MoralesKypreosDUO

Two Lancaster County residents are charged with numerous felonies after the Drug Task Force found large quantities of heroin, cocaine and marijuana in recent searches.

The Task Force said Hector T. Morales and Daria Lopez-Kypreos are “upper-level...

May 16, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Man Jailed for Maryland Spree Sentenced to Decades for Lancaster County Crimes

ChristopherLewis

A Maryland man already serving at least 20 years in prison for a spree of robberies there was recently sentenced for numerous crimes in Lancaster County two years ago.

Christopher J. Lewis pleaded guilty to more than a dozen overnight burglaries, an armed ...

May 14, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Drug Task Force Raid Uncovers 4+ Pounds of Marijuana at Lancaster Woman's Home

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A Lancaster city woman is charged with felony drug-dealing after the Lancaster County Drug Task Force found over four pounds of marijuana at her home last week.

Natasha Marie Soto, 29, was charged Tuesday and arraigned on counts of felony possession with i...

May 10, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Detectives Halt New Jersey-to-Lancaster Operation with Seizure of Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

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Four Lancaster County residents are charged with felony drug-dealing after local detectives recently interrupted the transport of 5,000 bags of fentanyl-laced heroin.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force, with assistance from East Cocalico Township police,...

May 8, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Another Prison Sentence for Pequea Man who Sexually Abused 2 Children

FrederickTownsend

An incarcerated Pequea Township man was recently sentenced to another term in prison – for sex abuse of a second child victim in 2013.

Frederick W. Townsend, 59, already served a prison sentence for sex abuse of a child at a Sawmill Road home. Th...

May 7, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Lancaster County Overdose Map Relaunch: 150 Incidents Reported Monthly on Average

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has relaunched an online mapping of reported drug overdoses in the county.

The map, initially published in 2016, now depicts emergency overdose reports in Lancaster County between October 1, 2017 an...

May 2, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Lancaster County Drug Court: 186 Graduates, 46 Babies Born Addiction-Free, $125K Paid to Victims

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Four individuals took important steps toward recovery Tuesday when they graduated from Lancaster County Drug Court, a specialty court tailored to offenders dealing with substance-abuse issues.

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth, who has presided over Dr...

April 2, 2018

District Attorney

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