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Bethel Township

Simple Assault, Harassment – At 1:16 a.m. July 22, police responded to Frystown Road for an inactive domestic incident. Police discovered that a verbal argument had escalated into a physical altercation. Police cited a 36-year-old Fredericksburg woman and a 34-year-old Lebanon man with simple assault and harassment. Police are investigating.

East Hanover Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed – At 5:56 p.m. Aug. 9, a crash occurred as a 2020 Nissan Sentra driven by a 22-year-old Jonestown man was traveling east in the left lane of Allentown Boulevard. The Nissan’s tires lost contact with the wet road surface, causing the driver to lose control of the Nissan, which exited the road from the north shoulder and hit a concrete traffic barrier, then crossed both the east travel lanes and came to rest on the south shoulder. The Nissan sustained damage to its front driver’s side. Multiple airbags were deployed in the crash. Joe May’s Towing towed the Nissan from the scene. The Jonestown man was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained no injuries. Police cited him with driving vehicle at safe speed.

Jackson Township

Theft – At 12:53 a.m. Aug. 2, police were requested in the PSP Jonestown station lobby to speak to the victim of a theft/forgery. The victim, a 73-year-old Myerstown woman, related that she deposited three checks, totaling $761.48, into a postal dropbox and that the checks were then forged into a different name and cashed. Police are investigating.

Vehicle Accident, Restraint Systems – At 7:07 a.m. Aug. 7, a crash occurred as a black 2013 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 35-year-old Lebanon man left the road on the 800 block of Stracks Dam Road and struck a fence, PennDOT sign, and a pipeline vent post before traveling down an embankment and into a cattle pasture. The man fled the scene because he’d been drinking alcoholic beverages and was later located in Lebanon. Police cited him with restraint systems.

North Cornwall Township

Indecent Exposure, Public Intoxication – At 2:24 p.m. Aug. 8, police cited Lauren Rulavage, 29, of Lebanon, with indecent exposure and public intoxication. Rulavage was trespassing on public property on the 1700 block of Quentin Road while intoxicated, bothering customers at a business. Rulavage then exposed her breasts and buttocks to the police and establishment.  

Loitering, Prowling at Night – At 11:48 p.m. Aug. 10, police cited Jaden Escobar, 18, of Lebanon, with loitering and prowling at night after they received a call that subjects were looking into cars and attempting to open doors. Police identified Escobar as one of the perpetrators of the incident on Millview Court. Police transported Escobar to LCCB.

North Lebanon Township

Theft – Police cited Nathaniel Santiago, 21, with theft after he entered an apartment at Weavertown Terrace on May 21 and took $1,000 worth of gaming equipment without permission.

Criminal Trespass – Police cited Nathaniel Santiago, 21, with criminal trespass after an incident at Weavertown Terrace on Aug. 8.

North Londonderry Township

Drug Possession, Drivers Required to be Licensed, Unlawful Activities – At 10:10 p.m. Aug. 1, police cited Alizae Lugo, 23, of Lebanon, with possession of a small amount of marijuana, drivers required to be licensed, and unlawful activities after an equipment violation on Heather Lane and Gravel Hill Road.

Drug Possession – At 2:10 a.m. June 15, police cited Diane Nye, 62, of Annville, with possession of drug paraphernalia after police responded to her residence on the 300 block of Lewis Road for another incident.

Palmyra Borough

Drug Possession – At approximately 6:19 p.m. June 5, police observed a wanted subject on the 600 block of West North Avenue and identified him as Jason Knight, 45. Knight was detained, and police determined Knight was in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. On July 28, charges were filed against Knight at MDJ Garver’s office for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

DUI, Duties at Stop Signs – At approximately 12:14 a.m. July 7, police initiated a traffic stop on the 100 block of South Locust Street for a stop sign violation. Police identified the driver as Kenneth Reynolds, 61. Police observed Reynolds visibly intoxicated and placed him under arrest for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Blood results later showed that Reynold’s BAC was .191%. Police cited Reynolds with DUI-highest rate of alcohol, DUI-general impairment, and duties at stop signs.

DUI – At approximately 1:01 a.m. July 8, police responded to the 400 block of West Maple Street for a reported crash. Police located two vehicles with severe damage and determined that a vehicle left its travel lane and struck a legally parked car. Police identified the driver as Kyle Deppen, 51. Police observed Deppen visibly intoxicated and placed him under arrest for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Police cited Deppen with DUI-highest rate of alcohol, DUI-general impairment, and one summary traffic violation.   

Simple Assault, Harassment – On Aug. 9, police received a report of a physical domestic on the 200 block of West Cherry Street. Police arrested Marcellos Perry, 52, for two counts of simple assault and one count of harassment on the evening of Aug. 9 and transported him to LCCB.

Drug Possession – At approximately 7:46 a.m. Dec. 17, 2021, police responded to the 00 block of Braeburn Way. Police found Mackenzie Green, 20, was under the influence of a controlled substance. Police determined Green was also in possession of four separate controlled substances and various drug paraphernalia. On July 29, a criminal complaint was filed with MDJ Garver’s office, charging Green with four counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

DUI – At approximately 2:23 a.m. July 3, police initiated a traffic stop on the 100 block of North Railroad Street for expired registration. Police identified the driver as Lacey Silva, 29. Police observed Silva was visibly intoxicated and eventually arrested her for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Silva had a BAC of .226%. Police cited Silva with DUI-highest rate of alcohol, DUI-general impairment, and a summary traffic violation.  

Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Learner’s Permit Violation – At approximately 10:30 p.m. May 16, police initiated a traffic stop on the 100 block of North Locust Street. Police identified the driver as Isaac Guillen, 19. Police found Guillen was in possession of 23 grams of marijuana with an intent to sell it. On July 25, charges were filed against Joel at MDJ Garver’s office for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, learner’s permit violation, and turning movements and required signals.

South Londonderry Township

DUI, Incapable of Safely Driving, Careless Driving, Driving without a License – At 10:28 p.m. May 30, police responded to the intersection of Horseshoe Pike and Schoolhouse Road for street lights that lost power. Police took Hunter Steinhart, 28, of Palmyra, into custody for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Steinhart lost control of his vehicle and struck a telephone pole, causing the street to lose power. Steinhart’s BAC was .225%. Police cited Steinhart with DUI-highest offense, incapable of safely driving, careless driving, and driving without a license.

Swatara Township

Vehicle Accident, Stop Signs and Yield Signs – At 10:13 p.m. Aug. 5, a crash occurred as a 2012 Subaru Outback driven by a 22-year-old Wilkes-Barre man was traveling east on Thompson Avenue, and a 1990 Honda Civic driven by a 34-year-old Lebanon woman accompanied by a 24-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling north on SR 72. The Wilkes-Barre man failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and pulled into the path of the Honda, which struck the Subaru’s passenger’s side door. After impact, the Subaru traveled into a residence’s yard, struck a large rock and came to a rest. The Honda came to a rest facing south, blocking the travel lane on New Bunker Hill Road. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, sustained injuries of unknown severity and were transported via Life Lion EMS or First Aid and Safety Patrol of Lebanon to the Hershey Medical Center for treatment. Police cited the Wilkes-Barre man with stop signs and yield signs.

Identity Theft – Police responded to Swatara Circle for identity theft. Police determined that an unknown actor(s) opened numerous checking, savings, and credit card accounts in the victim’s name between April and August of this year. The victim, a 61-year-old Jonestown woman, became aware of this incident upon receiving letters from her bank regarding the fraudulent accounts. The victim sustained no monetary loss as a result of the incident. Police provided the victim with information regarding resources for identity theft. Police advised the victim to monitor all of her financial accounts for any suspicious activity.

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