Blotter: “Grandparent scam”, accidents, theft by deception

3 min readPosted July 9, 2019

Bethel Township

On July 3 at 11:27am on N. Mechanic St, PSP Jonestown responded to a Criminal Mischief complaint. The Criminal Mischief complain reported was of a 2005 Pontiac being keyed. Troopers spoke to the victim and multiple neighbors which yielded negative results. Please contact State Police Jonestown with any information regarding this incident.

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North Londonderry Township Police

On July 4 at 9:58am, a 86 year old North Londonderry Township resident was the victim of the “grand-parent” scam and lost $2,000. The victim obtained (5) $400.00 Walmart gift cards at the instruction of the called and provided the card numbers. The caller instructed the victim that if store employees question her, she should tell them they are for her grandchildren. Police determined that the phone call originated in British Columbia.

On April 8 at 10:45pm, a 20 year old Lebanon woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on the 1200 block of W. Main Street.

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North Londonderry Township Police have charged a 20 year old Hershey man with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on 4/17/19 on the 1000 block of E. Main Street.

On July 5, a 34 year old Palmyra man was stopped at the stop sign on Killinger Road at Hoffer Road. An 18 year old Piscataway, NJ man was traveling north on Hoffer Road and turned right onto Killinger Road. The New Jersey man’s vehicle slid on the wet roadway and the left, front of his vehicle struck the driver door of the Palmyra man’s vehicle. There were no injuries and both vehicles were driven from the scene. The New Jersey man was cited for “driving vehicle at safe speed.”

An accident occurred on July 6 at 7:40pm when a 20 year old Jonestown man failed to negotiate a curve in the 600 block of Plaza Drive. No injuries were reported at the scene.

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Swatara Township

This crash occurred on July 3 at 10:12am on Interstate 78 West at Mile Marker 3.0, Swatara Township, Lebanon County. Operator 1 was traveling west on Interstate 78 in Unit 1, a 2020 Kia Soul, directly behind Unit 2, a 2019 Dodge Promaster. Operator 2 was traveling west on Interstate 78 West in Unit 2 and slowed for traffic ahead when Unit 1 struck the rear of Unit 2. Operator 1 and additional passengers within Unit 1 sustained no injuries as a result of this crash. Unit 1 sustained moderate front end damage at its 12 o’clock position and was able to be driven from the scene in its normal customary manner. Operator 2 and additional passengers within Unit 2 sustained no injuries as a result of this crash. Unit 2 sustained mild rear end damager at its 6 o’clock position and was able to be driven from the scene in its normal customary manner. Operator 1 was cited with PA VC 3310 (Following Too Closely).

South Londonderry Township

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On July 2 at 11:35pm, Brandon Orlowski, an 18 year old Palmyra man, did influence the morals of minors less than 18 years of age, by aiding, abet, enticing, or encourages minors to be in violation of curfew in South Londonderry Township.

On June 21 at 11:15, South Londonderry Township Police were advised of harassment on June 21 by an 18 year old Palmyra man riding his bicycle after sunset, on a closed roadway yelling profanities at persons sitting on their porch. Police did observe the man riding his bicycle on the closed roadways.

On March 7 at 6:30pm, South Londonderry Township Police investigated a theft by deception call when Jess Ridall, a 35 year old Palmyra man, cashed a check for $4,500 to repair a roof and failed to do any of the work.

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  1. Thank you for the news ; I love being kept up to date of things going on around me. Since our News paper doesn’t post hardly anything about our County any more I now am very happy to be able to count on you ; Once again Thank you !

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