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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Info Sought on Emaciated Horses Dropped Off at New Holland Stables

ThelmaLouise

Our office is assisting the Pennsylvania SPCA in the investigation of two horses dropped off last weekend at the New Holland Stables.

We are seeking information on who was involved in owning the horses and dropping them off at the stables.

If you have seen ...

Jan. 16, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: January 15, 2020

District Attorney's Office Statement Regarding Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home

State Seal Circle

From District Attorney Heather Adams regarding Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home:

Our office first received information regarding the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home a period of months ago, and we responded accordingly.

Over the past month, we received additional...

Jan. 15, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: January 14, 2020

VERDICT: Man Guilty of Beating Toddler, Sexually Abusing Woman

LuisMartinez-Colomba

A Lancaster man was convicted Thursday of hitting a 2-year-old boy in the face and sexually abusing the boy’s mother – with the child present in a vehicle.

Luis Martinez-Colomba, 32, was found guilty of felony counts of aggravated assau...

Jan. 14, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: January 13, 2020

‘I’m the Last Person to Judge Anyone': Police Officer has Saved Numerous Lives with Narcan

FrankJonesCrop

Northwest Regional police Officer Frank Jones proudly took an oath to put himself in harm’s way to protect the public from those who perpetrate crimes.

In recent years those duties have expanded to bringing individuals back to life following over...

Jan. 13, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: January 9, 2020

10 Years Later: Child Rapist Jailed up to 34 Years for Abuse at Lancaster Apartment

TeddyBernard

A Lancaster man will serve up to 34 years in prison for sexual abuse of a pre-teenager 10 years ago at a city apartment.

Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro sentenced 50-year-old Teddy Bernard to 10¾ to 34 years in prison regarding an October c...

Jan. 9, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: January 8, 2020

From the Newsletter: What do Kids See, Know and Think of Vaping?

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This information was included in the January 2020 newsletter distributed by the Lancaster County Crime Prevention Task Force. View the newsletter and SUBSCRIBE here: http://bit.ly/37HuZbq.

We present this as a release of information so parents and...

Jan. 8, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: January 7, 2020

'Unrepentant Career Criminal' Jailed up to 62 Years for Fentanyl Sales

KimBurgess

A Lancaster man will serve at least 23½ years in prison for fentanyl sales – including one that caused a Conestoga Township woman’s death in 2017.

Assistant District Attorney Barry Goldman said 39-year-old Kim Burgess is an &...

Jan. 7, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: January 6, 2020

'Danger to Society': Shooter, Co-Defendant in Robbery Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms

CliftonHunter

Two men were sentenced Thursday to lengthy state prison terms for a robbery in Lancaster city that nearly killed a man who was shot.

Clifton Hunter and Jovar Jackson, both 25, have violent criminal pasts and conspired on Oct. 16, 2018, to rob a man inside ...

Jan. 6, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 30, 2019

'Senseless, Preventable': Man Admits Killing 'Friend' in Penn Township

ShawnBegman

A Lititz man pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder for the shooting of his “friend” last year in Penn Township.

Shawn D. Bergman will serve 12 to 24 years in prison for shooting 19-year-old Christopher Levy in the face on Nov. 5 ...

Dec. 30, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 20, 2019

GUILTY: Jury Finds Man Backed into Police Cruiser After Berating Sergeant over Traffic Tickets

MarkWingerd

A New Holland man was convicted this week of berating a police officer over traffic tickets, then deliberately backing into the officer’s cruiser and fleeing.

A local jury convicted 66-year-old Mark Wingerd of the hit-and-run - four months after ...

Dec. 20, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 19, 2019

SPECIAL REPORT: Police Duties in Lancaster County Now Include Saving Lives with Narcan

ReshCrop

Protecting and serving the public are ever-evolving assignments for police officers trained to adapt with trending behaviors and perpetrator habits.

The outbreak of opioid addiction has prompted police officers across Lancaster County – and elsew...

Dec. 19, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 18, 2019

VERDICT: Man Threw 'Blind-Side' Punch During Robbery at The Friendly Greek

AndyPeralta-Cruz

A Lancaster man was convicted this week of a robbery last year at The Friendly Greek in the city.

A local jury found 20-year-old Andy Peralta guilty of felony robbery and related counts for assaulting two employees while stealing cash from a tip jar on Dec...

Dec. 18, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Woman Sentenced for Daughter's Near-Drowning in Bathtub in 2008

JaquiaMorales

A Lancaster woman will serve at least four years in prison for causing her daughter’s permanent injuries – 11 years ago – when she left the child alone in bathwater as she was away smoking marijuana.

Jaquia Morales asked that ...

Dec. 16, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Man, 75, Pleads to 20 Felonies Regarding Sexual Abuse of 4 Pre-Teens

DavidSmucker

An East Earl man pleaded no contest Thursday in Lancaster County Court to years of sexual abuse against four pre-teenagers.

David Stoltzfus Smucker, 75, pleaded to 20 felonies, including rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a chi...

Dec. 13, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Felon to State Prison for Stash of Firearms, Leading Police on Chase

BrianGainer2019

A Conestoga Township man will serve up to 25 years in prison for having a stash of guns – while on bail for illegal possession of guns – and leading police on a vehicle chase this summer.

Brian Gainer, already a convicted felon, pleaded...

Dec. 11, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 10, 2019

What is TikTok? What to Know about the 'Fastest-Growing' Social Media App

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ADVISORY: We present this not as a criticism or endorsement of the app, but rather as a release of information so parents and children can be fully aware.

TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media apps, with more than half a billion users worldwide...

Dec. 10, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Woman Sentenced for Kicking, Stomping Pit Bull on Porch as Witness Recorded

AshleyGaston

A Lancaster woman who repeatedly kicked her dog will be under court supervision for nearly five years and surrender ownership of the dog, a Lancaster County judge ordered Thursday.

Ashley Gaston pleaded guilty to felony aggravated cruelty to an animal and ...

Dec. 9, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Convicted Sex Offender Jailed for Forcing Child to Play 'Game'

ChristopherFeliciano

A Lancaster man will serve up to 15 years in prison for subjecting a pre-teen to sexual abuse, coercing the child with a “game.”

Christopher Feliciano recently pleaded guilty to rape, four other felonies, and related misdemeanors regard...

Dec. 5, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Man Charged with Homicide in Connection with Truck Robbery Death

JavenJackson

A Lancaster County man is charged with stealing a man’s vehicle in Terre Hill last month and causing the vehicle owner to fatally fall when he tried to prevent the robbery.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Kory Wardrop charged 21-year-old Javen ...

Dec. 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 3, 2019

3 Jailed for Woman's Fatal Overdose, Including 'Friend' who Provided First 'Try'

LakishaMercado

Three people have been sentenced in Lancaster County Court for providing fentanyl-laced heroin to a woman who died – apparently using heroin for the first time.

Investigators discovered that the 30-year-old victim had wanted to “try&...

Dec. 3, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Fentanyl-Impaired Driver Sentenced for Wrong-Way Crash that Injured Woman, Daughter

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A Columbia woman will serve up to a decade in prison for being under the influence of methamphetamine and fentanyl when she caused a vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman and her 11-year-old daughter.

Ardis Goldsborough was driving entirely in the o...

Dec. 2, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 20, 2019

What are the Most Common Causes of Vehicle Crashes in Lancaster County?

CrashStock2018

Age, impairment, and lack of seatbelts were the most common factors in deadly vehicle crashes in Lancaster County over five recent years, according to PennDOT.

PennDOT reviewed 28,751 crashes reported in Lancaster County between 2014 and 2018 for cause fac...

Nov. 20, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Man who Served 20 Years for Sexual Abuse Back in Prison for Trying to Contact Victim

PeterShelley

A convicted child rapist who served 20 years is headed back to state prison – for trying to contact a victim and two children weeks after completing the prison term.

Peter J. Shelley was sentenced in 1999 to 10 to 20 years (plus 10 years’ probation) for nu...

Nov. 18, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Dealer Jailed up to 15 Years for Selling Fentanyl that Killed West Lampeter Woman

JamesWueschinski

A Lancaster man will serve up to 15 years for selling heroin bags – which actually contained pure fentanyl – to a West Lampeter Township woman who fatally overdosed.

James Wueschinski, 27, recently pleaded guilty to felony drug delivery resulting in death ...

Nov. 15, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 14, 2019

C.A.S.E. Unveils New Website, Window Display at Lancaster County Building

CASEWindow1

Lancaster County Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children (CASE) recently launched a new look online while also unveiling a revamped window display at the front of Lancaster County’s Government Center.

The window display fits CASE&rsq...

Nov. 14, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Drug Task Force Charges Head of Cocaine Trafficking 'Enterprise'

JordanMORALES

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force arrested an upper-level dealer after a lengthy investigation that uncovered nearly a kilogram of cocaine, quantities of heroin and cash, and stolen handguns.

Detectives called Jordan Luis Morales’ trafficking an “enterp...

Nov. 12, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 7, 2019

'New Beginning': Victims of Sexual Assaults Watch as Serial Rapist is Jailed Decades

TonyCruz

A sentencing judge called serial rapist Tony Cruz a “fraud” for continuing to deny his guilt and accuse the victims of making false allegations.

A survivor’s mother called Cruz a “monster” for stealing the innocence from six girls who were abused as pre-te...

Nov. 7, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 4, 2019

VERDICT: Lancaster Man Guilty of Sexual Abuse at City Apartment; Sentencing Upcoming

TeddyBernard

A Lancaster man was recently convicted of all counts regarding sexual abuse of a pre-teen girl several years ago at a city apartment.

Teddy Bernard, 50, will be sentenced in January following a background investigation.

A local jury deliberated for several ...

Nov. 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Ephrata Man Jailed for Setting his own House Ablaze, Prompting Emergency Rescue

MichaelMatthews

An Ephrata man will serve at least nine years in prison for setting fire to his own house – risking the lives of first responders who rescued him from a bedroom.

Michael T. Matthews will serve 9 to 27 years in prison for felony aggravated arson a...

Nov. 1, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: October 28, 2019

VERDICT: Man on Probation for Child's Drowning Now Convicted of Raping 2 Girls

GeoffreyBussard

A Manheim Township man already serving a probation term regarding his daughter’s death was convicted this week in Lancaster County Court of raping two pre-teen girls.

A local jury convicted 47-year-old Geoffrey Bussard of all counts Wednesday aft...

Oct. 28, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Judge: Property, Weapons Ban for Man who Threatened Shooting at Retirement Home

MarkWingerd

A New Holland man was sentenced to three years of probation – and a property ban - for threatening to bring a gun to a local retirement community after he was denied volunteer work at the facility.

Mark Wingerd, 66, was convicted at trial last mo...

Oct. 25, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Man Charged with Stabbing 3 People on Coach Bus in Lancaster County

PhilipGiletto

A man is charged with stabbing three people Monday night inside a coach bus on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Rapho Township.

Pennsylvania State Police charged 31-year-old Philip Giletto with several offenses, including two counts of attempted homicide, rega...

Oct. 23, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Drug Task Force Offers Insight to Educators on Meth, Fentanyl, Marijuana Trends

StashSamples

The drug trafficking landscape is always evolving, as many drug dealers respond like legitimate entrepreneurs to supply and demand trends to maximize their profits.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force tracks that changing climate while also paying attenti...

Oct. 21, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: October 16, 2019

DA’s Office Distributes over 7K Medication Lockboxes as Project Winds Down

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is distributing its last remaining prescription medication lockboxes – a giveaway initiative aimed at educating residents and raising awareness of prescription drug abuse.

Sarah Fritz, com...

Oct. 16, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Jury Deliberates 15 Minutes to Convict Man of Threatening to Stab his Probation Officer

StevenAndrews

A Columbia man was convicted this week in Lancaster County Court of threatening to stab his probation officer.

A local jury deliberated about 15 minutes before convicting 34-year-old Steven L. Andrews Jr. of misdemeanor terroristic threats.

Assistant Distri...

Oct. 4, 2019

District Attorney
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Man Guilty of Threat to Bring Gun after Denied Volunteer Work at Retirement Home

MarkWingerd

A New Holland man was recently convicted of threatening to bring a gun to a local retirement community and shoot after he was denied volunteer work at the facility.

A Lancaster County jury deliberated about 20 minutes before finding 66-year-old Mark Winger...

Sept. 11, 2019

District Attorney

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Winter Weather Advisory . . .

Winter Weather Watch

Franklin-Perry-Dauphin-Lebanon-Cumberland-Adams-York-Lancaster-

Including the cities of Chambersburg, Newport, Harrisburg,

Hershey, Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster

301 PM EST Fri Jan 17 2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Opportunities Link down for routine maintenance . . .

Applicants will be unable to apply for Lancaster County government jobs or access our Job Opportunities website, including the Employment Opportunities and Career Listings pages, starting Saturday January 18th, 6am thru January 18th, 7am due to system main...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: January 10, 2020

County Offices will be closed on Monday January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr

Offices will reopen on Tuesday January 21st at 8:30 AM

Lancaster County Main Website