Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident – At approximately 6:25 p.m. Jan. 1, a crash occurred when a 2022 Toyota RAV4 driven by a 77-year-old Fredericksburg man accompanied by a 77-year-old Fredericksburg woman was traveling south in the 2600 block of South Pine Grove Street when a deer entered the vehicle’s travel lane. The Toyota collided with the deer. The occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. No injuries were reported by the occupants. The Toyota was not able to be driven from the scene due to electrical issues. Joe May’s Towing also assisted on the scene.

Vehicle Accident, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed – At approximately 6:43 p.m. Jan. 5, police responded to the intersection of SR 343 and Freeport Road for a report of a two-vehicle crash. A 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a 41-year-old Myerstown man failed to yield to a 2016 Freightliner Cascadia driven by a 27-year-old Hazleton man completing a left turn. The Hyundai struck the rear end of the Freightliner, causing disabling damage. The Myerstown man and the Hazelton man were wearing their seatbelts and reported no injuries. The Hyundai was towed from the scene by Motters Towing. The Freightliner sustained minimal damage. Police cited the Myerstown man with driving vehicle at safe speed.

Jackson Township

Vehicle Accident – At approximately 7:18 a.m. Dec. 29, police responded to the 400 block of Weavertown Road for a report of a single-vehicle crash. A 2020 International Trailer Western Express was exiting the trucking company’s premises when the truck scraped the security guard booth. No injuries were observed or reported.

Found Property – At approximately 1:24 p.m. Dec. 29, police responded to the 600 block of South Locust Street for a report of found items. It was determined that the items were found over a year ago on the side of Route 283 near Harrisburg. Contact was made with the owner, and she did not want the items returned to her.

Myerstown Borough

Hit-and-Run Crash – At 10:23 a.m. Dec. 29, police responded to the 300 block of East Main Avenue for a reported hit-and-run crash. An unidentified vehicle exited the road and entered the front yard of the victim, striking a hedge row in front of the residence. Charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic are pending investigation.

Criminal Mischief under $1,000 – At 10:27 a.m. Dec. 29, police responded to the 300 block of West Washington Avenue for a report of criminal mischief. It was determined that a 53-year-old Shartlesville man spray-painted the church’s sign. Police then determined that Cohen had desecrated multiple churches in Lebanon and Berks counties in the days leading up to this incident. Appropriate charges against the man were filed.

North Lebanon Township

Criminal Trespass – Police cited Megan Foster, 38, with criminal trespass after she broke into a room at Relax Inn at 1524 E. Cumberland St. on Dec. 17.

Retail Theft – Police cited Jose Casiano, 20, of Lebanon, with retail theft after he failed to pay for $178.20 worth of merchandise on Dec. 16 at Walmart.

Theft, Damage To Property – Police cited Joel Tirado-Valentin, 22, of Lebanon, with theft after an incident at a business on North 15th Avenue. Police also cited Tirado-Valentin with damage to property as a result of the same incident.

North Londonderry Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed, Immediate Notice of Accident – Police cited a 22-year-old Lancaster man with driving vehicle at safe speed and immediate notice of accident to police department after his involvement in a crash while operating a FedEx delivery truck on the 900 block of Syner Road. The crash occurred sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Dec. 22.

Harassment – Police cited a 21-year-old Palmyra woman with harassment for their connection with a dispute that occurred on the 200 block of Sweetwater Drive at 3:23 p.m. Jan. 2. During the dispute, the woman shoved and struck another person.

Vehicle Accident – At 9:43 p.m. Dec. 31, an 18-year-old Palmyra man was involved in a single-vehicle crash while turning into the parking lot of the Palmyra High School at 1125 Park Drive. The man lost control of his vehicle while negotiating the turn, causing him to strike the curb with the passenger’s side front wheel. The man’s vehicle sustained damage, requiring the vehicle to be towed from the scene.

Palmyra Borough

Theft, Receiving Stolen Property – On Jan. 3, police responded to Jack Williams Tire and Auto, at 45 North Duke St., for a report of a theft. Police determined that John Chattin, 50, an employee of Jack Williams, was in possession of over $5,000 worth of items that were stolen from the business. A criminal complaint was completed, charging Chattin with theft and receiving stolen property. At approximately 1:30 p.m., police took Chattin into custody and transported him to LCCB to await arraignment. 

Bench Warrant – At approximately 6:37 p.m. Jan. 1, police initiated a traffic stop on the 100 block of West Main Street. Police identified the driver as Timothy Burke, 43. Police determined that Burke was wanted in Lancaster County for felony theft. Police took Burke into custody and transported him to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

West Lebanon Township

Retail Theft, Possession of Instrument of Crime – Police cited Autumn Miller, 43, of Jonestown, with retail theft and possession of instrument of crime after she failed to pay for $313.42 worth of merchandise on Nov. 1 at Boscov’s.

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