Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident – On Sept. 17, 2021 at 10:51 a.m., this two-vehicle crash occurred on Union Rd. at its intersection with Greble Rd. in Bethel Twp. This crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2011 Honda CRV, driven by Operator 1, a 62 year old Lebanon woman, was traveling eastbound on Greble Rd. and stopped at the stop sign located at its intersection with Union Twp. Operator 1 proceeded to cross the above-listed location without properly clearing the roadway when Unit 2, a 2004 General Motors Corp Sierra, driven by Operator 2, a 60 year old Myerstown man, accompanied by Passenger 1, a 66 year old East Stroudsburg woman, struck the driver’s side of Unit 1 with its front end. Operator 1 and Passenger 1 were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Operator 1, Operator 2, and Passenger 1 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 and Operator 2 were evaluated by Penn State Life Lion EMS and refused further medical treatment. Passenger 1 also refused further medical treatment. Operator 1 was cited for Stop Signs and Yield Signs.

Vehicle Accident – On Sept. 16, 2021 at 6:08 a.m., this reportable crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2009 Ford F-150XLT, driven by Operator 1, a 39 year old Coal Twp. man, was traveling eastbound on SR 22, and Unit 2, a 2020 Kia Sedona, driven by Operator 2, a 56 year old Lebanon woman, was traveling southbound on SR 343/South Pine Grove St. in Bethel Twp. Unit 1 was traveling in the forward-moving lane, heading towards the intersection of South Pine Grove St., which is controlled by a traffic light. Unit 1 continued through the red signal, when it was struck by Unit 2. Unit 2 proceeded through the intersection. Operator 1 and Operator 2 were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Operator 1 and Operator 2 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 was cited for Traffic-Control Signals.

City of Lebanon

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Harassment – A 40 year old Lebanon man has been cited for Harassment after an incident on July 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. on the 1,300 block of Maple St.

Public Drunkenness – A 44 year old Lebanon man has been cited for Public Drunkenness on Aug. 16, 2021 at 11:11 p.m. on the 300 block of North 12th St.

Disorderly Conduct – A 23 year old Lebanon man has been cited for Disorderly Conduct (loud music) on Aug. 19, 2021 at 11:30 p.m. on the 00 block of North 16th St.

Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness – A 23 year old Jonestown man has been cited for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness on Aug. 19, 2021 at 6:16 p.m. at 6th St. and Federal St.

Disorderly Conduct – A 27 year old Lebanon man has been cited for Disorderly Conduct on Aug. 16, 2021 at 2:53 p.m. on the 300 block of Federal St.

Disorderly Conduct – A 65 year old woman with no permanent address has been cited for Disorderly Conduct on Sept. 7, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. on the 1,400 block of Chestnut St.

Public Drunkenness – A 51 year old Lebanon man has been cited for Public Drunkenness on Sept. 9, 2021 at 8:50 p.m. on the 700 block of Chestnut St.

Registration And Certificate Of Title Required, Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol – Charges of Registration and Certificate of Title Required, Fraudulent Use of Removal of a Registration Plate, Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol have been filed against Isaiah Zipp, a 36 year old Harrisburg resident, after contact with police on Aug. 22, 2021 at 2:16 a.m. on the 200 block of South 8th St. Police allege Zipp was operating a motorcycle and was involved in a minor single-vehicle accident. Police allege his BAC at the time of the incident was .086%.

Simple Assault – A 17 year old Lebanon female has been charged with Simple Assault (domestic violence related) after an incident on Aug. 20, 2021 at 6:29 p.m. on the 300 block of South 5th St. The Victim, a 22 year old female, suffered an injury from being bit by the offender. Charges were filed with the Lebanon County District Attorney’s Office.

Simple Assault – Nelson Lugo, Jr., a 33 year old with no permanent address, has been charged with Simple Assault after allegedly throwing a rock at the 31 year old Victim, causing injury to the back of his head. This incident occurred on Aug. 18, 2021 at 7:04 p.m. on the 300 block of Chestnut St.

Drug Possession – Charges of Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia have been filed against a 34 year old Lebanon man after contact with police on Sept. 12, 2021 at 3:12 a.m. on the 1,200 block of Cumberland St.

Theft, Burglary – Leopoldo Colon-Ortiz, a 61 year old Lebanon resident, has been charged with Theft after investigation into an incident that occurred on Aug. 28, 2021 on the 1,100 block of Cumberland St. He is accused of taking a package from the porch of a residence. That package did not belong to Colon-Ortiz. The Victim lost $380.00 as a result of this incident. Colon-Ortiz was also charged with Burglary after investigation into an incident that occurred on Sept. 2, 2021 at 11:02 a.m. on the 300 block of North 8th St. Colon-Ortiz is accused of entering the residence that he had not the right nor the privilege to enter, and stole items from within the home. The Victim lost $1,080.00 as a result of this incident. Colon-Ortiz was apprehended and arraigned by MDJ Kim Wolfe at LCCB. He was incarcerated at LCCF in lieu of $5,000 bail on the Theft charge and $25,000 bail on the Burglary charge.

Jackson Township

Vehicle Accident – On Sept. 15, 2021 at 7:27 a.m., this crash occurred on South College St. approximately 156 feet north of Lengle Rd. in Jackson Twp. This crash involved Unit 1, a 2003 Honda Civic, driven by Operator 1, a 17 year old Myerstown male, and Unit 2, a 2007 Toyota 4-Runner, driven by Operator 2, a 44 year old Myerstown woman, accompanied by Passenger 1, a 13 year old Myerstown female. Operator 1, Operator 2, and Passenger 1 were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Operator 1, Operator 2, and Passenger 1 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 1 was cited for Following Too Closely.

Vehicle Accident – On Sept. 15, 2021 at 7:21 a.m., this crash occurred on South College St. at its intersection with Hergelrode Dr. in Jackson Twp. Unit 1, a 2001 Sterling Acterra, driven by Operator 1, a 27 year old Lititz man, accompanied by Passenger 1, a 22 year old Jonestown man, was traveling south on South College St., negotiating a lefthand curve. Unit 1 overturned and subsequently caught fire. Unit 1 came to final rest on its passenger’s side, facing south on the west shoulder of South College St. Unit 1 sustained disabling all-around damage and was towed from the scene by RJ Sells. Operator 1 and Passenger 1 sustained suspected minor injuries as a result of this crash. PSP Jonestown was assisted on scene by Lebanon County fire companies, Lebanon County fire police, Lebanon County Hazmat, Myerstown EMS, and PennDOT. Operator 1 was cited for Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed.

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Swatara Township

Fatal Accident – On Sept. 16, 2021 at 3:13 p.m., this one-vehicle fatal crash occurred on I 81 Southbound at mile marker 94.8 in Swatara Twp. This crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Operator 1, Robert Mesec, a 44 year old Plattsburgh, NY man, failed to properly negotiate a righthand curve in the roadway. Unit 1 drifted from the left lane of travel, over the yellow fog line, into the left shoulder, and onto the rumble strips. Unit 1 then left the improved portion of the roadway and struck the guide rail. Operator 1 was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of striking the guide rail. Operator 1 was pronounced dead at the scene. Operator 1 was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash. PSP Jonestown was assisted on scene by Northern Lebanon Fire Services, Fire Police, and PennDOT.

Union Township

Vehicle Accident – On Sept. 16, 2021 at 9:57 a.m., this two-vehicle crash occurred on SR 72, south of its intersection with Lickdale Rd. in Union Twp. This crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2005 Subaru Impreza, driven by Operator 1, a 19 year old Jonestown man, was traveling north on SR 72, south of its intersection with Lickdale Rd. Unit 2, a 2002 Cadillac SLS, driven by Operator 2, a 54 year old Tower City woman, was traveling south on SR 72, south of its intersection with Lickdale Rd. Unit 1 began a lefthand turn into a traffic way and was struck by Unit 2 in the southbound lane of SR 72. Operator 1 and Operator 2 were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Operator 1 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash. Operator 2 sustained suspected minor injuries as a result of this crash and was transported via Life Lion to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. Operator 1 was cited for Vehicle Turning Left.

Vehicle Accident – On Sept. 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., this single-vehicle crash occurred on I 81 North at mile marker 88.7 in Union Twp. This crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2020 Volvo 760, driven by Operator 1, a 37 year old Colfax, NC man, was traveling in the right lane of I 81 North. Unit 1 then left the roadway to the right shoulder, striking the guide rail. The vehicle then struck an embankment off of the right shoulder and jackknifed. Operator 1 was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Operator 1 did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crash and refused transport. Unit 1 was towed from the scene by Motter’s Towing. Operator 1 was cited for Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed.

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