Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident – On May 15, 2021 at approximately 7:09 a.m., this one-vehicle crash occurred on I 78 West, near Blue Mountain Rd., in Bethel Twp. This crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Operator 1, a Stroudsburg man, was traveling westbound on I 78. Unit 1 left the left side of the roadway, subsequently striking a guide rail and then an embankment. Unit 1 came to a position of final rest in the median, facing south. No injuries were reported or observed. Unit 1 was removed from the scene by Motter’s Towing. Operator 1 was cited for Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic.

City of Lebanon

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Drug Possession – Jason Davies, a 43 year old Lebanon resident, has been cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on May 5, 2021 at 2:40 p.m. on the 500 block of Walnut St. He was also served with an outstanding Lebanon County Bench Warrant.

Disorderly Conduct With A Motor Vehicle – A 19 year old Lebanon man has been cited for Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle on May 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at 8th St. and Cumberland St.

Drug Possession – A 51 year old Lebanon man has been cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on May 7, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. on the 00 block of North 8th St.

Forgery, Theft, Identity Theft, Receiving Stolen Property – Charges of Forgery (six counts), Theft (six counts), Identity Theft (six counts), and Receiving Stolen Property (six counts) have been filed against Lori Boyer, a 65 year old Lebanon resident, after investigation into incidents occurring between Feb. 22, 2021 and March 16, 2021 at various times and various locations to include the 400 block of Chestnut St. Total loss to the Victim is $2,900.00. Police allege Boyer stole checks from the Victim, wrote them to herself, and signed the Victim’s name without his consent, receiving money from the forged checks.

PFA Violation – A Protection From Abuse Order Violation has been filed against Keith Slocum, a 51 year old with no permanent address, after making telephone contact with the 33 year old female Victim of the PFA. Contact was made on May 9, 2021 at 9:04 a.m. Slocum has not been apprehended.

East Hanover Township

Vehicle Accident – On May 12, 2021 at 6:25 a.m., this crash occurred on I 81 north, near mile marker 85.1, in East Hanover Twp. This crash occurred as Unit 2, a 2002 Chevrolet Venture, driven by Operator 2, a Harrisburg man was traveling in the right lane at the above listed location. Unit 1, a 2020 Ford Fusion, driven by Operator 1, a Hanover man, approached Unit 2, subsequently passing Unit 2 in the left lane. Unit 1 then turned in front of Unit 2, subsequently causing the crash. Operator 1 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 2 did sustain suspected minor injuries as a result of this crash and was transported via Life Lion. Operator 1 was cited for Turning Movements and Required Signals. Operator 2 was cited for Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic.

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Jackson Township

Vehicle Accident – On May 15, 2021 at 1:06 a.m., this crash occurred on King St., near its intersection with SR 501, in Jackson Twp. This crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2016 Volkswagen GTI, driven by Operator 1, a Lebanon man, attempted to negotiate a righthand turn from SR 501 on King St. As Unit 1 negotiated the turn, it left the roadway and struck a ditch off of the northern portion of the roadway. Unit 1 sustained damage and was towed from the scene by CJ Wagner’s Towing. Operator 1 reported no injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 was cited for Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic.

Vehicle Accident – On May 13, 2021 at 4:09 p.m., this crash occurred on South Ramona Rd., near its intersection with King St., in Jackson Twp. Unit 1, driven by Operator 1, a Lititz man, Unit 2, driven by Operator 2, a Palmyra man, accompanied by Passenger 1, a Palmyra woman, and Unit 3, driven by Operator 3, a Myerstown man, were involved. Operator 1, Operator 2, Passenger 1, and Operator 3 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash.

North Lebanon Township

DUI, Traffic Violations – Charles Mertz, a 24 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Traffic Violations as a result of an incident that occurred at Halfway Dr. and Strack Dr. in Myerstown on March 28, 2021.

Retail Theft – Macy Mack, a 29 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with Retail Theft after an incident that occurred on May 9, 2021 at Wal-Mart, after failing to pay for $150.00 worth of merchandise.

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Richland Borough

Vehicle Accident – On May 12, 2021 at approximately 5:47 p.m., this two-vehicle crash crash occurred at the intersection of Poplar St. and Church St. in Richland Boro. Unit 1, a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Operator 1, a Richland woman, and Unit 2, a 2009 BMW R1200GS, driven by Operator 2, a Kleinfeltersville man, were involved. Operator 1 did sustain suspected minor injuries as a result of this crash, but was not transported. Operator 2 did sustain injuries of unknown severity as a result of this crash, but was not transported. Operator 1 was cited for Stop Signs and Yield Signs.

Swatara Township


Death Undetermined – On May 12, 2021, this incident occurred on Swatara Rd. as a 2 month old Lebanon female was found deceased in her crib. PSP Jonestown responded to the scene with assistance from EMS and the Lebanon County Coroner’s Office. Investigation is ongoing.

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Union Township

Vehicle Accident – On May 5, 2021 at 3:17 p.m., this two-vehicle crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by Operator 1, a Lebanon man, struck Unit 2, a 2017 Honda Pilot, driven by Operator 2, a Jonestown man, from the rear while Unit 2 was waiting to make a turn into BC Fitness in Union Twp. Unit 1 sustained disabling damage to the 12 o’clock position. Unit 2 sustained minor damage to the 6 o’clock position. Unit 2 was towed from the scene by Joe May’s Towing. Unit 1 was able to be driven from the scene. Operator 1 and Operator 2 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 was cited for Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked.

Fatal Accident – On May 15, 2021 at 4:30 p.m., this three-vehicle fatal crash occurred on SR 72, just south of Moonshine Rd. in Union Twp. This crash occurred as Operator 1, Michael Khan, a 42 year old Steelton man, of Unit 1, a 2018 Suzuki GSX-R 1000, failed to maintain his lane of travel while traveling south at the above listed location. As Operator 1 attempted to pass Unit 3, a 2021 Kawasaki Ninja, driven by Operator 3,a 23 year old Harrisburg man, Unit 1 traveled into the northbound lane of travel and impacted with Unit 2, a 2019 Mazda CX-5, driven by Operator 2, a 37 year old Fredericksburg man, head-on. Operator 1 was ejected from the motorcycle. Operator 1 was pronounced dead at the scene. Operator 1 was wearing his motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash. Operator 2 did not sustain injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 3 did sustain injuries of unknown severity as a result of this crash and was transported via Life Lion to the Hershey Medical Center.

West Lebanon Township

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Drug Possession – A 31 year old Lebanon man was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after an incident that occurred at Boscov’s in the Lebanon Valley Mall on Feb. 14, 2021.

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