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City of Lebanon

DUI – At 2:10 a.m. Oct. 16, police conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Mazda for a moving violation at West Maple and Maple streets. Police made contact with the driver, a 30-year-old Lebanon man, and smelled alcohol in the car. The driver submitted to SFSTs and showed signs of impairment. Police took the driver into custody for the suspicion of DUI. Charges will be filed. Police are investigating.

Heidelberg Township

Vehicle Accident, Required Position and Method of Turning – At approximately 5:35 p.m. Oct. 27, a 2011 Audi A4 driven by an 18-year-old Leesport man was traveling east on West Main Street and turning left onto North Market Street. A 2012 Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 20-year-old Lebanon woman had properly stopped at a stop sign and was turning right onto West Market. The Volkswagen was struck by the Audi in the intersection, and both vehicles sustained disabling damage in the crash. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and weren’t injured. Police cited the Lebanon woman. Schaefferstown Fire, Fire Police, and EMS assisted on the scene.

North Annville Township

DUI – At 11:43 p.m. Oct. 27, police arrested a 40-year-old Annville man for DUI on Palmyra Bellegrove and Syner roads.

North Lebanon Township

DUI – At approximately 2 a.m. Oct. 22, police came across a crash on the 1800 block of SR 72 North involving a 2006 Nissan Altima. The driver, an 18-year-old Fredericksburg woman, was visibly intoxicated and admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages and smoking marijuana. Police placed her under arrest and transported her to WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital for a blood draw and treatment of minor injuries. Charges will be filed.

DUI – At approximately 2:05 a.m. Oct. 22, police were on the 1800 block of SR 72 North, conducting a DUI crash investigation when their vehicle was struck by a black 2015 Acura MDX. The driver, a 46-year-old Philadelphia man, attempted to flee from the scene and struck a cement mailbox. Police placed the man under arrest for suspicion of DUI. No injuries were reported.

Palmyra Borough

Drug Possession – At 11:47 a.m. Oct. 12, police initiated a traffic stop on the 100 block of West Main Street for a suspended registration. Police identified the driver as Ryan Malick, 32, and determined he was driving without insurance. Police also found Malick to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Charges were filed for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana-small amount, and two summary traffic violations.

Drug Possession – At approximately 9:10 p.m. Oct. 3, police initiated a traffic stop. Police identified the backseat passenger as Gary Urban III, 35, who was in possession of marijuana. On Oct. 11, charges were filed against Urban at MDJ Garver’s office for possession of marijuana.

DUI, Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverage, Careless Driving – At approximately 7:35 a.m. Sept. 30, police responded to East Broad and North Harrison streets after a teal Plymouth Voyager driven by Robin Betz, 57, struck a parked Ford Edge while traveling west on East Broad Street. Betz appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and admitted to drinking alcohol prior to the crash. A partially consumed open container of alcohol was found in the center console of her vehicle. Police placed Betz under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Charges of DUI-general impairment, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, restrictions on alcoholic beverage, and careless driving were filed against Betz through MDJ Garver’s office.

Disorderly Conduct – At approximately 1:38 p.m. Oct. 15, police received a complaint about a 15-year-old male who was riding his bicycle into traffic in the 00 block of South Railroad Street. Police determined the juvenile engaged in a verbal altercation with individuals on the scene and made a motion as if he was going to pull out a weapon. On Oct. 26, a non-traffic citation was filed with MDJ Garver’s office, charging the juvenile with disorderly conduct.  

Theft – Police are investigating a theft that occurred sometime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 1, when a light blue Roadmaster mountain bike was stolen from the 100 block of West Orchard Drive. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, contact Palmyra Borough police at 717-838-8188.

Police message about bicycle thefts – The theft of bicycles seems to be an ongoing issue for many communities in PA. Palmyra Borough is certainly not immune to this. Nearly all thefts of bicycles reported in the Borough share one or two common characteristics; the bicycles were unattended and/or unsecured. Please, when possible, secure the bicycle to a fixed object, or put it away and out of sight. There is any number of variations of locks that are readily available in-store or online. Bicycle owners can obtain a bicycle license for the cost of $1 from the Palmyra Borough Police Department. Simply bring the bicycle to the Department so that all relevant information can be obtained and kept on file. In the event the bicycle goes missing, we will already have identifiable information. If you are not willing to purchase the license, then please record the information such as make, model, and serial number for the bicycle and keep that information somewhere it can be recalled.   

South Londonderry Township

Vehicle Accident – At 12:21 p.m. Nov. 1, a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old Pine Grove man was traveling north on Mount Wilson Road when it was struck by a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old Palmyra woman, accompanied by four children ranging in age from 6 to 11, who was turning east from Mount Wilson onto Mount Gretna Road. Minor injuries were reported. The vehicles were towed from the scene.

Union Township

Vehicle Accident – At 7:31 a.m. Oct. 19, a crash occurred on the 400 block of Jonestown Road when an unknown vehicle was traveling west on Jonestown Road, directly behind a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by a 19-year-old Myerstown man. The unknown vehicle passed the Dodge in the oncoming lane of Jonestown Road, then struck the Dodge while merging back into the proper lane. The unknown vehicle fled the scene. The Dodge sustained functional damage as a result of the crash. The Myerstown man was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained no injuries.

Theft – At 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30, Antonio Gonzalez-Garcia, 48, of Lebanon, stole two cellphones from a pallet at the Ingram Micro warehouse at 80 Micro Drive, where he worked. Police took Gonzalez-Garcia into custody at Ingram Micro and will charge him with theft.

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