Vehicle Accident – At 1:21 p.m. March 9, a crash occurred as a 2002 Dodge Durango was traveling south on North Center Street, preparing to make a lefthand turn onto Walnut Street. A 2010 Mazda 6 was stopped at the stop sign on Walnut Street, facing west. The driver of the Dodge, for an unknown reason, misjudged the lefthand turn and hit the Mazda. The Dodge and the Mazda sustained scratches to their front bumpers. Both the driver of the Dodge and the driver of the Mazda were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash and reported no injuries, according to police. No airbags were deployed as a result of this crash. Both drivers were issued a non-reportable drivers exchange report.
City of Lebanon
Harassment, Disorderly Conduct – George Binner Jr., 60, of Lebanon, was cited after an incident at 10:27 a.m. March 5 on the 200 block of South 4th Street.
Retail Theft – Sylvia Betz, 69, of Lebanon, was charged after an incident at 11:54 a.m. March 4 on the 800 block of Bowman Street. Betz is accused of taking merchandise worth $32.25 without paying. She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Ditzler at LCCB and held at LCCF in lieu of $500. Betz was also subject to a parole violation in Lebanon County.
Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft, Conspiracy – Natalie Ciferni, 18, of Glen Mills, and Robert Fowler III, 19, of Wallingford, were charged after they were apprehended in a business after closing at 10:19 p.m. March 3, on the 00 block of East Cumberland Street. Police responded to a business alarm and found Ciferni and Fowler in the business, which was closed at the time. Police allege the two hid themselves in the bathroom until the employees left the business at closing. They were taken into custody without incident and transported to LCCB. They were arraigned before MDJ John Ditzler. Ciferni was incarcerated at LCCF in lieu of $10,000 bail and Fowler was incarcerated at LCCF in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Vehicle Accident – At 11:34 a.m. March 9, a crash occurred in the area of state routes 72 and 117. A woman, 18, of Lebanon, was traveling north on SR 72 when she lost control of her vehicle and struck the cement divider. She was not injured, according to police. Her vehicle was driven from the scene.
East Hanover Township
Vehicle Accident – At 10:38 a.m. March 7, a single-vehicle crash occurred on Gravel Hill Road, just west of Sherks Church Road. The crash occurred as a 2003 Chevrolet S10 driven by a 69-year-old Grantville woman was traveling south on Gravel Hill Road when it traversed onto the grass shoulder of Gravel Hill Road and overturned. Her vehicle came to final rest on its driver’s side, facing east. She was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was trapped within her vehicle and was freed by mechanical means. She sustained suspected minor injuries, according to police, and was transported via Life Lion EMS to the Hershey Medical Center. The woman was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.
Vehicle Accident – At 6:12 a.m. March 10, a crash occurred as a 2006 Toyota Tacoma driven by a 55-year-old Lebanon man was heading west in the right lane of Allentown Boulevard when he lost control of the vehicle because of ice on the road. The Toyota exited the roadway from the north shoulder and hit an embankment, coming to rest partially in the righthand travel lane and partially on the embankment. The Toyota sustained damage to its rear driver’s side wheel. No airbags were deployed as a result of this crash. The Toyota was towed from the scene by Automan Diagnostic. The man was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and reported no injuries. He was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.
Vehicle Accident – At 2:40 p.m. March 3, a crash occurred as a 2003 GMC Sierra driven by a 19-year-old Denver man was traveling north on North College Street. A 2013 Lexus RX350 driven by an 82-year-old Lancaster woman, accompanied by a 75-year old man and an 84-year-old woman, both of Lancaster, was traveling south. The GMC veered into the southbound travel lane and directly into the path of the oncoming Lexus. No airbags were deployed as a result of this crash. The man was wearing a seatbelt and reported no injuries. The driver and passengers in the Lexus were also wearing seatbelts, but the 82 year old and 75 year old both sustained minor injuries and were transported via Myerstown First Aid Unit to Reading Hospital for evaluation. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by RJ Sells Towing. Police were assisted on scene by Lebanon County Fire and Police. The Denver man was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.
Vehicle Accident – At 12:42 p.m. March 2, a two-vehicle crash occurred on South College Street just south of King Street involving a 2006 Pontiac Vibe driven by a 45-year-old Lititz man and a 2013 Chevrolet Express mail truck driven by an 86-year-old Myerstown man. Both vehicles were traveling north on College Street when, according to the police report, the mail truck was “traveling at a speed that was greater than reasonable” and struck the rear bumper of the Pontiac, causing disabling damage to both vehicles. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and drivers reported no injuries, police said, but an 83-year-old female passenger in the mail truck sustained suspected minor injuries and was taken by Myerstown First Aid Unit to Hershey Medical Center. The Myerstown man was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed.
Vehicle Accident – At 12:38 p.m. Feb. 18, a crash occurred as a 2014 Ford Escape driven by an 84-year-old Jonestown woman was traveling south on South Lancaster Street. A 2003 Subaru Impreza was legally parked on the west side of the roadway. The Ford veered from the roadway and hit the unoccupied Subaru. The Ford sustained damage to its front end. The Subaru sustained damage to its rear and driver’s side. The Ford was towed from the scene by Dale Richards Towing. The woman was wearing her seatbelt and reported no injuries, according to police. She was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.
North Londonderry Township
Vehicle Accident – Police cited a 25-year-old Lebanon woman with driving vehicle at safe speed after she was unable to stop her vehicle before striking the rear of a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old Annville man, police said. The accident occurred at 2:02 p.m. March 7 on East Main Street and Apple Blossom Lane.
Hit-and-Run – Police investigated a crash at 2:04 p.m. Feb. 27 on South Forge Road at Park Drive. An 80-year-old Palmyra man reported that he was crossing the intersection when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. The striking vehicle, which was being operated by an 80-year-old Hershey man was located, and the Hershey man admitted to being involved in the crash. He was cited for duty to give information/render aid. The citation was filed with DJ Garver’s office.
Disorderly Conduct – Police filed citations against a female, 16, and a female, 15, both of Palmyra, for their involvement in an incident at Palmyra Area High School, 1125 Park Drive, at 11:37 a.m. Feb. 15. The girls were involved in an altercation in the cafeteria while school was in session.
Vehicle Accident – At 10:31 a.m. March 11, a female, 16, of Palmyra, was driving south on the 400 block of Campbelltown Road, just south of Cottonwood Court, when her vehicle drifted off of the roadway and struck a utility pole, which split in two. The driver was not injured. The vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage. Zimmie’s Automotive towed the vehicle from the scene. Police will cite the driver for a traffic violation.
Retail Theft – On Jan. 21, police were called to Weis Markets, 901 E. Main St., where they determined that William Friend, 58, had failed to pay for items worth $141.32. A criminal complaint against Friend was filed Feb. 25 through District Judge Garver’s office.
Disorderly Conduct – At approximately 11:49 a.m. March 3, police were dispatched to the first block of East High Street for a disturbance, where a 17-year-old male had allegedly been attempting to start a fight with someone who lives in the area. On March 7, a non-traffic citation was filed with District Judge Garver’s office, charging the juvenile with one count of disorderly conduct – fighting or threatening behavior, which is a summary offense.
South Londonderry Township
Death Investigation – The body of a deceased male was found on the property of the South Londonderry Township Wastewater Treatment Facility’s west plant at 777 S. Lingle Ave., near Redner’s Market, at approximately 7 a.m. March 5. An investigation into the circumstances of the victim’s death is ongoing. Police ask that anyone with information regarding unusual activity in the area of the treatment plant on March 4 and 5 contact police at 717-838-1376. There is no evidence to suggest that any members of the public are now, or were ever, in danger in regard to this incident.
The identity of the victim has not been released. Police noted that photographs of the victim, apparently taken while emergency crews were at the scene, have been shared on social media and asked that they be removed in consideration of the family.
Assisting agencies included Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Department, Campbelltown Fire Police, Annville-Cleona Fire Police, Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services, Lebanon County HazMat, First Aid & Safety Patrol, and Lebanon County Detective Bureau.
Drug Possession – At 5:27 p.m. March 6, police conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Subaru Forester, on State Route 72 at Awol Road for traffic violations. During the stop, indicators of criminal activity were observed, according to police. Consent to search was granted by the driver, which resulted in the seizure of marijuana and related paraphernalia. Two Lancaster man, ages 20 and 21, were arrested, and charges are pending.
Vehicle Accident – At 9:55 p.m. March 10, a crash occurred on State Route 72 at Huckleberry Road. A 2013 Ford Fiesta driven by a 40-year-old Fredericksburg man and a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck driven by a 46-year-old Jonestown man were traveling south on Route 72 when the Dodge slowed to turn left onto Huckleberry Road and was rear-ended by the Ford. The Ford was disabled and towed from the scene. Both men were wearing their seatbelts and no injuries were reported. The Fredericksburg man was cited for following too closely.
West Cornwall Township
Deer Struck – A man, 75, of Elizabethtown, struck a deer at 7:37 p.m. March 5, on State Route 322, just west of Starner Road. No injuries were reported, according to police. The vehicle sustained minor damage but was drivable.
Vehicle Accident – At 4:40 p.m. March 8, a crash occurred on State Route 419 at Riders Way. A vehicle driven by a female, 16, of Newmanstown, was traveling west on Route 419 when she struck the back end of a vehicle driven by a man, 51, of Mechanicsburg. All vehicles were towed from the scene.
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