Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident – On July 22, 2021 at 6:48 p.m., this crash occurred on South Pine Grove St. at its intersection with Freeport Rd. This crash involved Unit 1, driven by Operator 1, a 60 year old Lebanon woman, accompanied by Passenger 1, a 28 year old Lebanon man, Unit 2, driven by Operator 2, a 51 year old Myerstown man, accompanied by Passenger 2, a 46 year old Myerstown woman. Operator 1, Passenger 1, Operator 2, and Passenger 2 were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Operator 2 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 did sustain possible injuries as a result of this crash and was transported via Life Lion to the Hershey Medical Center. Passenger 1 did sustain suspected minor injuries as a result of this crash and was transported via Life Lion to the Hershey Medical Center. Passenger 2 did sustain suspected minor injuries as a result of this crash and was transported via First Aid and Safety Patrol of Lebanon to the Good Samaritan Hospital.

Identity Theft – On July 23, 2021 at 10:58 a.m., troopers spoke to the Victim at PSP Jonestown who related that a fraudulent unemployment compensation claim had been opened in his name. The claim, which was opened by an unknown Actor(s) from an unknown location, used all of his information, including his SSN. The Victim suffered no monetary/financial loss and was advised to complete the Identity Theft/Unemployment Fraud Form with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. All information was forwarded to the Assistant Special Agent in Charge Syreeta Scott of the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General for further investigation. Anyone with information or who is a potential victim of a similar incident is encouraged to call the Pennsylvania State Police or their local police department. The Victim was a 63 year old Fredericksburg man.

Identity Theft – On July 23, 2021 at 10:43 a.m., the Victim arrived at PSP Jonestown to report an identity theft. Through investigation, it was discovered that the Victim attempted to access her online unemployment benefits account, but could not do so with her username and password. The Victim contacted the unemployment benefits help hotline and was advised that there may be potential fraud associated with her unemployment benefits account. The Victim reported no financial loss as a result of this incident. The Victim was advised to complete the required fraud form with the Department of Labor and Industry. The Victim was also provided with information on how to start a recovery plan with the Federal Trade Commission. Syreeta Scott, U.S. Department of Labor, was advised of this incident via email. The Victim was a 36 year old Fredericksburg woman. The stolen property included the Victim’s Identity.

Identity Theft – On July 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., State Police responded to Beagle Rd. for an identity theft. Through investigation, it was determined that an unknown individual utilized the Victim’s personal information to file a fraudulent unemployment benefits claim. The Victim became aware of this when he received a check in the mail for unemployment benefits. The Victim related that he already completed the necessary unemployment fraud form with the Department of Labor and Industry. The Victim was provided with information on how to start a recovery plan with the Federal Trade Commission. The Victim was advised to return the unemployment benefits check to the Department of Labor and Industry. The Victim reported no financial loss as a result of this incident. Syreeta Scott, U.S. Department of Labor, has been notified of this incident via email. The Victim was a 28 year old Lebanon man. The stolen property included the Victim’s Identity.

Identity Theft – On July 22, 2021 at 11:46 a.m., this incident occurred as the Victim received unemployment checks via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Investigation revealed that an unknown Actor(s) made a fraudulent unemployment compensation claim in his name using his personal information (name, date of birth, SSN, etc.). According to the Victim, he received no financial loss due to this incident. The Victim was already in the process of filing an Identity Theft report through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industries as required. The Victim was further advised to obtain a copy of his credit report as well as a record of his bank accounts to determine if there were any discrepancies. The Victim is employed with Cigna Healthcare. On July 22, 2021 at approximately 2:00 p.m., all information regarding this incident was forwarded to Agent Syreeta Scott, U.S. Office of Inspector General – Department of Labor, via email as per PACIC. The Victim was a 40 year old Fredericksburg man. The stolen property included Personal Identity Information.

Vehicle Accident – On July 21, 2021 at 5:25 p.m., this crash occurred on I 78 Westbound near mile marker 4.4 in Bethel Twp. Unit 1, a 2020 Genesis Motors – Luxury Div. By Hyundai – Genesis Forme G90, driven by Operator 1, a 70 year old Johnstown man, accompanied by Passenger 1, a 67 year old Johnstown woman, was traveling in the left lane, attempting to move to the right lane. Unit 2, a 2020 Ram Ram 3500, driven by Operator 2, a 25 year old Katy, TX man, accompanied by Passenger 2, a 23 year old Houston, TX man, was traveling in the left lane. Unit 1 spun 45 degrees clockwise, crossing into the left lane. Unit 2 struck Unit 1 in the left lane. Both Unit 1 and Unit 2 came to final rest on the northbound shoulder of I 78 Westbound. Unit 1 sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Motter’s Towing. Unit 2 sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene by Operator 2. Operator 1, Operator 2, Passenger 1, and Passenger 2 were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Neither Operator 1, Operator 2, nor any Passengers reported any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 was cited for Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed.

City of Lebanon

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Fire Investigation – The fire which occurred on July 4, 2021 at 10:28 p.m. on the 1,200 block of Church St. in Lebanon City remains under investigation. All evidence collected to date indicates that the fire originated at the eastern end of the building on the 300 block of North Van Buren St. Eye witness and video evidence reflect the reckless use of illegal fireworks on Van Buren St. caused the fire to ignite and quickly spread throughout the business, Consolidated Scrap Resources.

Police will continue to investigate and exhaust all leads. Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to call the Lebanon City Police Department at 717-274-2054.

The Lebanon City Fire Department and Police Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the many agencies assisting during the initial stages of the fire and into the following several days to keep the fire from reigniting.

East Hanover Township

Public Drunkenness – On July 19, 2021 at 11:00 p.m., this incident occurred on Allentown Blvd. and Bull Frog Rd. In the commission of this crime, the Arrestee was walking east on Allentown Blvd. in the left lane. She was heavily intoxicated and under the age of 21. The Arrestee was a 19 year old Grantville woman.

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Heidelberg Township

Identity Theft – On June 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., State Police responded to Heidelberg Ave. for identity theft. Through investigation, it was determined that an unknown individual utilized the Victim’s personal information to file a fraudulent application for unemployment benefits. The Victim became aware of this incident on June 25, 2021, when her employer contacted her via email to inform her of it. The Victim has been continually monitoring her financial accounts and reported no financial loss. The Victim has already completed the required unemployment fraud form with the Department of Labor and Industry. The Victim was provided with information on how to start a recovery plan with the Federal Trade Commission. Syreeta Scott, U.S. Department of Labor, has been notified of this incident via email. The Victim was a 59 year old Schaefferstown woman. The stolen property included the Victim’s Identity.

Vehicle Accident – On July 23, 2021 at 3:25 p.m., this crash occurred on SR 501 South at its intersection with Spring Haven Rd. This crash involved Unit 1, a 2016 Ford Transit, driven by Operator 1, Joseph Zug, a 42 year old Lititz man, and Unit 2, a 2015 Suzuki GSX-S, driven by Operator 2, Trenton Brubaker, an 18 year old Newmanstown man, and Unit 3, driven by Operator 3, Amanda Voydik, a 34 year old Richland woman. Operator 1 and Operator 3 were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Operator 2 was wearing his motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash. Operator 1 and Operator 3 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 2 sustained suspected serious injuries as a result of this crash and was transported via Schaefferstown to the Lancaster General Hospital. Operator 1 was cited for Overtaking Vehicle on Right.

Jackson Township

Identity Theft – On July 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., State Police responded to East Rosebud Rd. for an identity theft. Through investigation, it was determined that an unknown individual utilized the Victim’s personal information to try and have her social security benefits rerouted to an alternate bank account. The unknown individual was unsuccessful in rerouting the Victim’s social security benefits due to safety/fraud protocols put in place by the social security office. The Victim reported no financial loss as a result of this incident. No identifying information was obtained regarding the unknown individual in this incident. The Victim was an 86 year old Myerstown woman. The stolen property included the Victim’s Identity.

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Myerstown Borough

Identity Theft – On July 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., State Police responded to South Cherry St. for identity theft. Through investigation, it was determined that an unknown individual used the Victim’s personal information to file a fraudulent unemployment benefits application. The Victim became aware of this incident on July 16, 2021, when her employer contacted her via telephone and advised her of it. The Victim reported no financial loss as a result of this incident. The Victim was provided with information on how to file an unemployment fraud form with the Department of Labor and Industry. The Victim was also provided with information on how to start a recovery plan with the Federal Trade Commission. The Victim was a 30 year old Myerstown woman. The stolen property included the Victim’s Identity.

Harassment – Sometime between July 12, 2021 at 4:37 a.m. and July 13, 2021 at 4:13 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the PSP Jonestown Barracks to speak to a resident of South Cherry St. in Myerstown. The Victim related that his neighbor had been spitting on his car, and he caught the act on his security camera. The Victim was a 44 year old Myerstown man. Troopers are investigating.

Richland Borough

Vehicle Accident – On July 22, 2021 at 8:31 p.m., this crash occurred on Main St. at its intersection with Race St. in Richland Boro. Unit 1, a 2014 Jeep Compass, driven by Operator 1, Richard Wolfe, a 73 year old Newmanstown man, was traveling north on Main St., preparing to turn west onto Race St. Unit 1 struck a railroad crossing barrier. Unit 1 came to final rest on the north shoulder of Race St. Unit 1 sustained disabling damage and was towed by Leffler’s Towing. Operator 1 was wearing his seatbelt at the time of this crash. Operator 1 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 was cited for Obedience to Signal Indicating Approach of Train.

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Swatara Township

Identity Theft – On July 23, 2021 at approximately 2:30 p.m., troopers from PSP Jonestown responded to the PSP Jonestown Barracks for an identity theft reported by a Victim who resides on the 100 block of Greble Rd. in Swatara Twp. Through further investigation, troopers learned that an unidentified person opened an unemployment account in the Victim’s name. No monetary value was reported lost/stolen from the Victim. The U.S. Office of Inspector General Department of Labor was notified of this particular incident. If anyone has any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194 and reference incident number PA2021-1010288. The Victim was a 57 year old Jonestown man. The stolen property included the Victim’s Personal Information Used For Unemployment Claims.

Identity Theft – On July 23, 2021 at approximately 2:30 p.m., troopers from PSP Jonestown responded to the PSP Jonestown Barracks for an identity theft reported by a Victim who resides on the 100 block of Greble Rd. in Swatara Twp. Through further investigation, troopers learned that an unidentified person opened an unemployment account in the Victim’s name. No monetary value was reported lost/stolen from the Victim. The U.S. Office of Inspector General Department of Labor was notified of this particular incident. If anyone has any information pertaining to this investigation, please contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194 and reference incident number PA2021-1010286. The Victim was a 50 year old Jonestown woman. The stolen property included the VIctim’s Personal Information Used For Unemployment Benefits.

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