East Hanover Township

Theft of Motor Vehicle – On May 3, 2020 at 5:55 a.m., PSP Jonestown troopers responded to Jonestown Rd. for a reported stolen vehicle. The vehicle has since been recovered. The Arrestee was Casey Wiseman, a 30 year old Lancaster man. The Victim was a 51 year old Jonestown woman.

Harassment – On April 29, 2020 at 10:00 p.m., PSP Jonestown was dispatched to the complainant’s residence, located on the 20 block of Groff Rd., for an inactive domestic. During the investigation, it was determined that both arrestees hit one another. Troopers cited both arrestees appropriately. The arrestees were a 29 year old Annville woman and a 26 year old Annville woman.

Jackson Township

Substance Possession – On May 4, 2020 at 12:18 a.m., at West Lincoln Ave. and North Locust St., members of PSP-Jonestown found the Suspect to be under the influence of controlled substances as well as in possession of marijuana and additional drug paraphernalia. A 2006 Hyundai Tucson was involved. Charges for this incident are pending forensic blood analysis results.

Theft – On May 2, 2020 at approximately 1:06 a.m., an unknown male Actor parked his pickup truck along SR 422 East across the street from Lebanon Valley Trailer Sales, Myerstown. The Actor exited his vehicle and walked across SR 422 and removed a lock from an 18′ black Cam Superline trailer. The Actor returned to his truck and drove up to the Cam Superline trailer. The Actor hitched the trailer to his pickup truck and fled East along SR 422.

Lebanon City

DUI – On May 2, 2020 at 12:11 a.m., Operator 1, Chad Christ, a 45 year old Annville man, was stopped for a traffic violation at North 7th St. and Scull St. During the stop, it was determined that Operator 1 was DUI. Operator 1 was arrested for DUI and taken for a blood test at the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. Charges are pending blood alcohol results.

Myerstown Borough

Drug Possession – On May 4, 2020 at 10:17 a.m., PSP Jonestown initiated a traffic stop on Unit 1, a 2008 Cadillac, at North Goodwill St. and West Lincoln Ave. It was determined that Operator 1, a 22 year old Myerstown woman, was in possession of marijuana and THC oil. Charges are pending.

North Annville Township

Substance Possession – On April 30, 2020 at approximately 12:59 a.m., PSP Jonestown troopers were conducting routine patrol at the Swatara Water Trail, Water Works Park, located at 10 Swatara Dr. A suspicious vehicle was observed sitting inside of the park. Contact was made with the individual sitting inside of his vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted yielding suspected methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. The Arrestee was Johnathan Norton, a 50 year old Annville man.

North Cornwall Township

Simple Assault – On May 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., Derek Peiffer, a 22 year old Lebanon man, was charged with Simple Assault after he punched and grabbed the female victim, causing scratches, bruising, swelling and bleeding.

Vehicle Accident – On April 17, 2020 at 5:10 p.m., an incident occurred with injuries on SR 422 at 22nd St. Operator 1, a 28 year old Lebanon man, was traveling east on SR 422 and pressed the brake, but it did not seem to work and struck the rear Operator 2, a 52 year old Lebanon man, who was stopped in traffic. Operator 1 struck Operator 2 in the rear, pushing Operator 2 into Operator 3, a 33 year old Lebanon woman. Operator 2 complained of neck pain and was transported by First Aid and Safety Patrol to the hospital. No other injuries were reported. Operator 1’s and Operator 2’s vehicles were towed.

Vehicle Accident Update – Joseph Acosta was charged with Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury While Not Properly Licensed after he caused an accident on SR 422 at 22nd St.

Drug Possession – On April 27, 2020 at 7:57 a.m., Chad Kosier, a 52 year old Harrisburg man, Farrell Vanscyoc, a 28 year old Palmyra resident, and Samantha Byers, a 26 year old Hummelstown woman, all were charged with Use and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after police responded for a suspicious vehicle with occupants in the Speedway parking lot, located at 2190 Cumberland St., for an extended period of time. All were found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Swatara Township

Blackmail – On April 22, 2020 at 1:06 a.m., State Police Jonestown responded to the call of a male being extorted over sexually exchanged images. The Victim, a 26 year old Jonestown man, was told he needed to pay $75,000 or the pictures consensually sent would be publicized. State Police are currently investigating.

Corruption of Minors – On April 29, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m., a concerned mother entered the PSP Jonestown station. The mother entered the PSP Jonestown station to report that an unknown male sent her 9 year old daughter a sexually explicit image. State Police are currently investigating.

Union Township

Harassment – In the commission of this crime, the Actor, a 24 year old Hellertown woman, approached the Victim, a 25 year old Easton woman, at a storage unit facility in Jonestown on May 4, 2020 at 7:34 p.m. The Actor related to the Victim that she would have people physically attack her. The Actor remained on scene upon troopers arrival. Harassment charges were filed through MDJ 52-3-04.

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