Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident – At 1:27 p.m. March 23, a two-vehicle crash occurred when a 2015 Ford F750 driven by a 19-year-old Oxford man and a 2017 Western Star 6X4 driven by a 32-year-old Andreas man were traveling south on South Pine Grove Street, north of its intersection with Greble Road. The Ford was traveling directly behind the Western Star, and when the Western Star slowed due to a pedestrian and debris on the road, the Ford rear-ended it. Both men were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported, according to police. The Ford sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene by Bethel Towing. The Oxford man was cited for driving vehicle at safe speed.

Drug Possession – At 12:22 p.m. March 10, police responded to School Drive after the school located what is believed to be a controlled substance on one of their students. Police are investigating.

Vehicle Accident – At 8:15 a.m. March 25, a crash occurred on I-78 West near mile marker 5.8. A 2000 Peterbilt 379 driven by a 51-year-old Pine Grove man was traveling west in the right lane and a 2003 Buick Le Sabre driven by a 27-year-old Myerstown man was stopped on the right shoulder. The Peterbilt sideswiped the Buick, police said. After impact, the Peterbilt traveled a short distance west before pulling to the shoulder. The Peterbilt sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene. The Buick sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Motter’s Towing. No injuries were reported, according to police. The Pine Grove man was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic. The Myerstown man was cited for prohibitions in specified places.

Jackson Township

Vehicle Accident – At 2:32 p.m. March 25, a 2018 Peterbilt 365 driven by a 45-year-old Robesonia man was traveling north on South College Street, just south of its intersection with King Street, when it failed to stay within its lane of traffic and struck a fence and utility pole located off the shoulder of the road. The impact caused the Peterbilt to overturn onto its right side, with telephone and live power lines on top of the Peterbilt. No injuries were reported, according to police. The Peterbilt sustained disabling damage which required a tow. He was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Myerstown Borough

Death Investigation – At 8:06 a.m. March 28, police responded to a residence on West Main Avenue for a reported death of a woman, 57, of Tower City. The death appeared to be from natural causes. No foul play or suspicious activity was observed.

Vehicle Accident – At 9:23 a.m. March 26, a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by a 53-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling east on SR 422 when the Prius traveled from the left turn lane across the lanes and struck a traffic light pole on the south side of SR 422. The driver was wearing her seatbelt but sustained suspected minor injuries as a result of this crash and was transported by Myerstown First Aid Unit to Hershey Medical Center. She was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Disturbance/Noise Complaint – At 8:44 a.m. March 26, police responded to West Carpenter Avenue for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, police met with the arrestee a 48-year-old Lebanon man who was heavily intoxicated. He was charged with public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

North Cornwall Township

Vehicle Accident – At 8:19 a.m. March 25, a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old Lebanon woman and a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old Lebanon man were waiting in traffic to enter the Bagel Rack. Both drivers waved each other on and both attempted to turn into the entrance of the Bagel Rack. The vehicles collided. No injuries were reported, according to police. Both vehicles were driven away. 

Vehicle Accident – At 5:01 p.m. March 30, a crash occurred on South 22nd Street at Chestnut Street as a vehicle driven by a 33-year-old Reading woman was traveling east on Chestnut Street and struck a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Lebanon woman. First Aid and Safety Patrol arrived on the scene to evaluate the Lebanon woman for ankle pain. No other injuries were reported. Both vehicles were towed. 

North Londonderry Township

Harassment – At 6:49 a.m. March 3, police cited a male, 17, of Palmyra, with harassment due to messages sent by the male to a female, 16, of Palmyra, on March 3 at Palmyra High School.

Vehicle Accident – At 11:41 a.m. April 1, Douglas Drawbaugh, 22, of Mechanicsburg, was cited with stop signs and yield signs in connection with a crash that occurred at the intersection of Maple Street and Plaza Drive. Drawbaugh was operating a box truck that proceeded from a stop sign without clearance. The box truck struck a vehicle that was operated by Holly Collins, 47, of Annville.

Drug Possession – At 1:54 a.m. March 24, police charged Christopher Delange, 33, of Palmyra, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was found sleeping in his vehicle in the Texas Roadhouse parking lot.

Palmyra Borough

Drug Possession – At approximately 11 p.m. March 17, police were called to the 1st block of North Railroad Street for a domestic. Police would later make contact with a man, identified as Dimico Davenport, at Turkey Hill, 100 W. Main St. Davenport smelled of alcohol and was visibly intoxicated, police said. He was determined to be in violation of his probation and a probation detainer was issued by Lebanon County Probation. Davenport was also found to be in possession of several items of drug paraphernalia used for methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and marijuana, the report said. He was placed under arrest for the probation violation and taken to Lebanon County Booking before being placed into LCCF. On March 21, charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Garver’s office against Davenport for possession of drug paraphernalia.

DUI – On Feb. 23, while patrolling the first block of South Railroad Street, police located a disabled vehicle with damage to the front right wheel area. The driver, identified as Erin Doss, 44, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, police said. On March 21, charges, including incapable of safe driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, operating vehicle without required financial responsibility, prohibition on expenditures for emission inspection, operating vehicle without valid inspection, and careless driving, were filed through MDJ Garver’s office.

Criminal Mischief – At approximately 6:43 p.m. March 21, police responded to the 200 block of North Railroad Street to assist EMS with a combative individual suffering from an overdose. Police identified the subject as Tony Kreider, 41. Kreider put up a brief struggle with the police and EMTs prior to being transported to the Hershey Medical Center, the report said. During the struggle, Kreider allegedly grabbed one of the officer’s cellphones and bit down on it, breaking the phone. On March 21, charges for criminal mischief were filed through MDJ Garver’s office.

Public Drunkenness – At 7:50 p.m. March 22, police were notified of an intoxicated person who appeared to be a danger to himself in the 800 block of East Main Street. Police said Christopher Brannon, 31, was visibly intoxicated and incoherent when they found him in the area of the 900 block of East Main Street. A portable breath test showed Brannon had a BAC of .258. A non-traffic citation was issued to Brannon for public drunkenness. 

DUI – On March 28, police filed criminal charges against Thomas Bornemann, 59, of Long Island, New York, with two counts of DUI (misdemeanor) and one summary traffic offense. The charges stem from an incident at 2:11 a.m. Feb. 13 in which Bornemann was the driver of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle crash in the first block of South King Street.

State Parole Violation – At 6:30 p.m. March 25, police were on patrol in the 500 block of East Main Street when they observed Andrew Davis, 31, walking into a room of the Dutch Motel. Davis was known to be wanted by parole for absconding, with the original charges being robbery. Police eventually made contact with Davis and placed him under arrest. He was transported to Lebanon County Booking to await transport to state prison. 

Criminal Mischief – On March 16, police received a report of graffiti in the area of the first block of West South Avenue. Since March 16, there have been multiple other reports of graffiti in the first block of East South Avenue, the 100 block of North Locust Street, the 800 block of East Broad Street, and the 200 block of West North Avenue. Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call Palmyra Borough police at 717-838-8189.

Swatara Township

Vehicle Accident – At 3:34 p.m. March 26, a single-vehicle crash occurred in the parking lot of Offroad Motorsports when a 2019 Lincoln MKZ driven by a 32-year-old Harrisburg woman was traveling east in the parking lot, attempting to exit, and struck a yellow pole in the lot. The front bumper struck the pole, causing disabling front-end damage which required a tow. The woman was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported, according to police.

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