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Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident – At 7:39 p.m. Jan. 21, a 2009 Honda Odyssey driven by a 35-year-old Lebanon man, accompanied by a 15-year-old Lebanon female and a 12-year-old Lebanon male, was traveling north on SR 343, south of its intersection with Freeport Road, and struck a deer in the road. The Honda exited the road to the left shoulder, struck an embankment, and overturned before coming to a rest in the south lane of SR 343. The Honda sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Motter’s Towing. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, and no injuries were reported. Fredericksburg Fire Department and Myerstown EMS assisted on the scene.

Death Natural – At 9:09 a.m. Jan. 18, police responded to Elm Avenue for a cardiac arrest at the request of EMS. Police determined that the victim, a 71-year-old Fredericksburg man, died of natural causes. No foul play/criminal activity was suspected.

City of Lebanon

Criminal Mischief – Police charged a 22-year-old Lebanon woman with criminal mischief after an incident on the 100 block of North 12th Street at 2:17 a.m. Dec. 31.

Pyrotechnic Displays – Police charged a 57-year-old Palmyra man with pyrotechnic displays after an incident on the 00 block of South 8th Street at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

Prohibition Against Non-Stormwater Discharges – Police charged a 36-year-old Lebanon man with prohibition against non-stormwater discharges after an incident on the 100 block of South 9th Street at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 21.

Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Public Drunkenness – Police charged Tyler Gordon, 24, of Lebanon, with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and public drunkenness at 4:15 p.m. Jan. 16 after police responded to a disturbance on the 400 block of Chestnut Street.

Retail Theft – Police charged Luis Rosario-Rodriguez, 39, with retail theft after he allegedly took an item held for sale at a retail establishment on the 700 block of Walnut Street at 5:34 p.m. Jan. 13.

Criminal Trespass, Retail Theft – Police charged Robert Witman, 53, of Lebanon, with criminal trespass and retail theft after he allegedly stayed in an establishment after closing hours and took items held for sale at the establishment on the 900 block of Church Street at 4:34 p.m. Dec. 11.

Criminal Mischief – Police charged Benjamin Perez, 22, of Lebanon, with criminal mischief after he allegedly damaged another person’s property in the area of Prune and Weidman streets at 12:16 p.m. Dec. 8.

DUI, Careless Driving – Police charged Michelle Baranek, 44, of Jonestown, with driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving after an incident on the 900 block of Lehman Street at 11:14 p.m. Nov. 6. Baranek’s BAC was 0.171% at the time of the incident.

DUI, Careless Driving – Police charged Jose Gil, 25, of Lebanon, with driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving after an incident on the 00 block of Lehman Street at 3:44 a.m. Oct. 30. Gil’s BAC was 0.144% at the time of the incident.

Heidelberg Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving on Roadways Laned dor Traffic – At 6:41 a.m. Jan. 20, a crash occurred as a 2007 Hyundai driven by a 19-year-old Ephrata man was traveling south on SR 501. The man fell asleep at the wheel and drove his vehicle off the right side of the road at the intersection with Cherry Lane Road, striking a PPL utility pole before continuing into a high tensile fence. The Hyundai sustained disabling front-end damage as a result. The man was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, and no injuries were reported. Police charged the man with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

North Annville Township

Vehicle Accident, Stop Signs and Yield Signs – At 8:16 a.m. Jan. 16, a 2009 Chevrolet Express driven by a 37-year-old Harrisburg man was traveling east on Snyder Road. The driver did not see the stop sign at the intersection of Palmyra Bellegrove and Snyder roads because the sun was in his eyes. A 2010 Nissan Maxima driven by a 65-year-old Annville woman was traveling north on Palmyra Bellegrove Road. The Chevrolet continued through the stop sign and struck the Nissan on its driver’s side front quarter panel in the intersection. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. The 37-year-old man reported no injuries. The 65-year-old woman reported back and neck pain and was transported via Life Lion EMS to the Hershey Medical Center. Police charged the 37-year-old man with stop signs and yield signs.

North Cornwall Township

Drug Possession, Suspended License – At 9:56 p.m. Jan. 21, police pulled over a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old Lebanon man on the 2000 block of Chestnut Street. Police charged him with alleged possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.

Drug Possession – At 12:02 a.m. Jan. 22, police pulled over a vehicle driven by a 38-year-old Lancaster man on the 2000 block of Cumberland Street. Police charged him with possession of marijuana.

Vehicle Accident – At 11:32 p.m. Jan. 26, a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling east on West Oak Street, when she swerved to avoid a deer and hit a utility pole. The woman sustained a minor injury and her vehicle was towed from the scene.

Vehicle Accident – At 8:32 a.m. Jan. 26, a vehicle driven by a 67-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling east on Rocherty Road when she failed to obey traffic signals and turned north onto Quentin Road, colliding with a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Annville man. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. A minor injury was sustained.

North Lebanon Township

Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Criminal Mischief – At approximately 3:24 a.m. Jan. 26, police responded to an alarm at Boscov’s Department Store, at 2201 Lebanon Valley Mall. Police found a door that had the glass broken out of it. Police also observed a male subject moving inside the store and requested additional police. Police from multiple jurisdictions responded and assisted with a perimeter around the store. The suspect was apprehended trying to sneak out through a door to the rear of the store. The suspect admitted to vandalism and theft from multiple vehicles parked in front of Jack Williams Tire and Auto Service, adjacent to Boscov’s. Police identified the suspect as Matthew Baxter and charged him with burglary, criminal trespass, possession of an instrument of crime, criminal mischief, theft from a motor vehicle, and theft by unlawful taking. Baxter was transported to LCCB for arraignment.

North Londonderry Township

Vehicle Accident, Careless Driving – At 4:01 p.m. Jan. 21, police investigated a crash on Main Street and Apple Blossom Lane in which a vehicle driven by a 42-year-old Palmyra woman struck a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Grantville male. The Palmyra woman’s vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported. Police charged the woman with careless driving.

Possession and Display of a Counterfeit Inspection Certificate – Police charged James Knoble, a 39-year-old whose last known address was in York, with possession and display of a counterfeit inspection certificate after an incident at 10:39 p.m. Nov. 19 on Bindnagles Road.

Hit-and-Run – Police investigated a hit-and-run crash on the 900 block of Hoffer Road at approximately 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Witnesses reported that a white four-door vehicle, possibly an Acura or Hyundai Elantra, passed several vehicles in the opposite lane while traveling east on Hoffer Road. The driver of the passing vehicle lost control, and his car slid off the road, striking two mailboxes. The vehicle then drove through an open field and a resident’s yard before fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. Witnesses reported that the vehicle was last seen at Colony Drive and Fir Street. Anyone with any information about the vehicle or the driver is asked to contact the North Londonderry Township Police Department at 717-838-5276 or on their Facebook page.

Vehicle Accident, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed – At 5:39 p.m. Jan. 20, a vehicle driven by Courtney Haldeman, 43, of Annville, struck the rear of a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old Annville woman on Main Street and Shady Lane. The woman’s vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported. Police charged her with driving vehicle at safe speed.

Drug Possession, Driving without a License – Police charged Jason Doody, 38, of Elizabethtown, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and driving without a license following a traffic stop on the 1100 block of Park Drive at 12:25 p.m. Jan. 4.

Palmyra Borough

Criminal Mischief – On Aug. 3, police responded to the 00 block of South College Street, where a vehicle had been vandalized with a hammer and eggs, causing $1,457 in damage. Police determined the offender was Malinda Rivera, 47. On Jan. 3, charges were filed against Rivera for criminal mischief – damage to property.  

Bench Warrant, Arrest Prior to Requisition – At approximately 10:45 p.m. Jan. 20, police encountered Bryan Tomasko on the 600 block of North Railroad Street. Tomasko was known to have an active bench warrant out of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee. Police took Tomasko into custody on the warrant. The warrant was verified, and a criminal complaint was prepared, charging Tomasko with one count of arrest prior to requisition. Police transported Tomasko to LCCB to await extradition.

Disorderly Conduct – At approximately 7:53 p.m. Dec. 22, police responded to a fight between two men, ages 45 and 32, in the Weis parking lot. On Jan. 16, police filed charges against both subjects for disorderly conduct through MDJ Garver’s office.

Driving While Suspended – At approximately 12:36 a.m. Jan. 15, police pulled over a silver Kia Optima in the 00 block of West Main Street. Police identified the driver as Marilyn Beaver, 43, of Harrisburg, and determined that Beaver’s license was suspended in relation to a DUI conviction. Beaver has two prior convictions for driving with a suspended license in relation to a DUI. On Jan. 17, a criminal complaint was filed through MDJ Garver’s office, charging Beaver with one count of driving while suspended (DUI-related), third or subsequent offense.

Theft – Police are investigating the theft of three catalytic converters that occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m. Dec. 23 on the 100 block of South Harrison Street, the 900 block of East Oak Street, and the 500 block of South Green Street. During the theft, two subjects exited the car to cut off the converter while the driver stayed in the car. Below are two pictures of the suspect’s vehicle, which is believed to be a newer white sedan, possibly an Audi. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Palmyra Borough police at 717-838-8189.

South Lebanon Township

Sale and Transfer of Firearms, Unsworn Falsification to Authorities – Police investigated an attempt that occurred in 2021 to illegally purchase firearms. Police learned that Garret Radke, 28, attempted to illegally buy a firearm at Shyda’s Outdoor Center, 1635 S. Lincoln Ave. Police charged Radke with sale and transfer of firearms and unsworn falsification to authorities.

Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, False Identification to Law Enforcement – At approximately 2:25 p.m. Jan. 24, police observed a red Jeep Liberty traveling east on East Walnut Street. The officers recognized the vehicle as being sought by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Womelsdorf Borough Police Department for incidents of aggravated assault and fleeing and eluding that occurred weeks prior. Police determined the driver, Steven Pensel, 50, had active arrest warrants, and a passenger was also wanted for unrelated offenses. While being taken into custody, Pensel resisted arrested and assaulted the officers. Police charged Pensel with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, false identification to law enforcement, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

South Londonderry Township

Vehicle Accident – At 1:52 a.m. Jan. 21, police responded to a single-vehicle crash with rollover and reported injury that occurred on Lawn Hill Road, just north of Harvest Road. Through investigation, police determined that Zeigler had been traveling north and struck an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll over. The Lawn Fire Department also assisted on the scene. Emergency personnel extracted a 26-year-old Palmyra man from the vehicle. The man was transported via ambulance to the Hershey Medical Center for treatment of a traumatic injury. He was the only occupant in the vehicle. Crews were on the scene and the road was closed for over an hour.

Swatara Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic – At 12:15 p.m. Jan. 20, a 2009 Kia Rondo driven by a 68-year-old Jonestown man was traveling north on SR 72 when he lost control of his vehicle. The Kia left the road and struck a boulder and a mailbox, sustaining major damage to its front and left side. The man was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and reported no injuries. Police charged him with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Harassment – At 8:56 a.m. Jan. 27, police responded to Greble Road for a report of an active domestic. Police charged both parties, a 37-year-old Jonestown man and a 38-year-old Jonestown woman, with harassment.

Union Township

Firearm Not to Possess – At 3:29 p.m. Jan. 24, police pulled over a 2002 GMC Envoy on SR 72 and Jonestown Road. Indicators of criminal activity were present, which resulted in a consent search. The search yielded the seizure of a firearm and a controlled substance. The arrestee, Jason Forman, 41, of Deltona, Florida, was a felon not to possess.

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