How should LebTown handle names in police blotters?

< 1 min read454 views and 40 shares Posted April 1, 2019

We want feedback on how LebTown handles names in police blotters.

Some of you have asked us to reconsider our Right to be Forgotten policy, which currently states that the only circumstance where we will publish a name in a police blotter is if felony charges have been filed with the state.

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We do this because the Internet may store or “cache” what we publish indefinitely, we place a high standard on the publication of names related to misdemeanor offenses.

We aren’t announcing any changes today, but we want to gather more feedback on what kind of blotter policy will best serve Lebanon County.

Help us out by completing this brief survey that puts you in our position, and lets you decide whether names should be shared for specific examples from real Lebanon County police blotters. After completing the survey you will have an opportunity to provide further feedback, if you so choose.

  • Becka Nowell, 18, Lebanon was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Chestnut Street from Valentine Alley. Nowell did not have clear visibility of eastbound traffic and pulled into Wilt Kat, III, 25, Jonestown.  No injuries were reported, Kat's vehicle had to be towed.
  • Avaline Ericka, 33, Lebanon was charged with Retail Theft ($58.68) after taking toys and cosmetics, concealing the items and leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. Florence Sherie, 26, Wrightsville, PA was charged with Retail Theft ($102.00) concealed jewelry and cosmetics and left the store without paying for the items she concealed.
  • Darion Skylar, age 21, of Cleona, struck deer Tuesday, 8:42 PM, as he was traveling north on SR 72 in the vicinity of North Cornwall Road. No injuries. Vehicle required towing. The deer was deceased.
  • Ginger Anita a 22 year old North Cornwall Township resident has been cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on 3-15-19 at 2338 hours on the 1400 block of Willow Street.
  • Lenny Elroy a 33 year old Lebanon resident has been cited for Disorderly Conduct on 3-15-19 at 2211 hours on the 200 block of N. 8th Street.
  • Charlie Edison – age 36 – 464 New Street, Lebanon, PA was charged with access device fraud and theft by deception after an incident that occurred at the Fulton Bank, 1333 E. Lehman Street, Lebanon, after attempting to cash a fraudulent check in the amount of $2,500.
  • Traffic stop for failure to stop at a stop sign; Blaine Lachlan, 18, Schaefferstown, was charged with Small amount of Marijuana. A 15 years old female was cited for violation of the North Cornwall Township Curfew Ordinance.
  • Assault – Hudson Nikolas, age 55, 206 Riders Way, was arrested on a charge of simple assault-domestic violence for an incident at his residence Tuesday evening involving a 60 year old female. He was arraigned at Central Booking and placed in Lebanon County Prison on $5000 bail.
  • Earline Lola – age 50 – of Lebanon was charged with retail theft after incidents that occurred at the Lebanon Wal-Mart during the month of February where she failed to pay for items totaling $46.
  • Frank Neville a 28 year old Lebanon resident has been charged with Simple Assault (domestic violence related) after an incident on 3-19-19 at 1230 hours on the 700 block of Guilford Street. Neville is accused of causing bruising and minor injury to the 21 year old victim by pinching and twisting the skin on her neck while pushing her backwards causing her to fall over furniture. Neville was apprehended and transported to LCCB. He was arraigned before MDJ Carl Garver and incarcerated at LCCF in lieu of $5,000 bail.
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