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Theft by Deception – At 8:53 a.m. Feb. 3, police responded to Elk Drive and determined that an unknown person did not exchange puppies after receiving money from the victim, a 53-year-old Lebanon woman. Police are investigating.
City of Lebanon
Theft of Services – Police charged a 47-year-old North Lebanon Township man after an incident on the 900 block of Cumberland Street at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 20.
Public Drunkenness – Police charged a 22-year-old man after an incident on the 200 block of South 6th Street at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 27.
Disorderly Conduct – Police charged a 14-year-old Lebanon resident after an incident on the 200 block of South 8th Street at 3 p.m. Dec. 2.
Public Drunkenness – Police charged a 22-year-old man after an incident near 7th and Willow streets at 4:19 p.m. Jan. 28.
Drug Possession – Police charged a 39-year-old Lebanon man with a city ordinance of possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident on the 200 block of South 4th Street at 11:21 a.m. Jan. 23.
Drug Possession – Police charged a 20-year-old Lebanon man with a city ordinance of possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident on the 700 block of Hanover Street at 7:33 p.m. Jan. 26.
Disorderly Conduct – Police charged a 16-year-old South Lebanon Township resident and a 16-year-old Lebanon resident after an incident on the 700 block of Quentin Road at 9:25 a.m. Dec. 19.
Disorderly Conduct – Police charged a 45-year-old South Lebanon Township woman after an incident on the 700 block of Quentin Road at 9:25 a.m. Dec. 19.
Criminal Trespass – Police charged a 13-year-old Lebanon resident and a 15-year-old Lebanon resident after an incident on the 1400 block of Chestnut Street at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 4.
Harassment – Police charged a 26-year-old Lebanon woman after an incident on the 500 block of North 7th Street at 4:08 p.m. Jan. 12.
Drug Possession – Police charged William Pagan, 26, of Harrisburg, with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was involved in a traffic violation on the 900 block of Cumberland Street at 2:36 a.m. Jan. 15.
Theft of Motor Vehicle, Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked – Police charged Justin Thorpe, 46, of Boiling Springs, with theft of motor vehicle and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked after an incident on the 200 block of East Lehman Street at 10 a.m. Jan. 1.
Drug Possession – Police charged Juan Guillen, 25, of Bethel, with possession of methamphetamine after police involvement with the accused on the 1000 block of Church Street at 11:52 a.m. Sept. 4.
Drug Possession – Police charged Andrew Spencer, 34, of Lebanon, with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident on the 1100 block of Quittie Trail at 1:25 a.m. Sept. 11.
Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, Financial Responsibility – Police charged Travis Sutherly, 40, of Lebanon, with driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, registration and certificate of title required, turning movements and required signals, and financial responsibility after a traffic stop where the defendant committed several traffic violations observed by police on the 200 block of South 10th Street at 1:02 a.m. Jan. 22.
Violation of Order – Police charged Damien Muriel, 48, of Reading, after he violated a PFA order on the 800 block of Water Street at 3 a.m. Jan. 29.
Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault – Police charged David Thomas, 19, of Lebanon, with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and simple assault after a report of a domestic incident where the defendant displayed a pocket knife and threatened to kill a female in the residence. Thomas was arraigned in front of MDJ Ditzler and placed in LCCF in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Vehicle Accident – At approximately 5:50 p.m. Feb. 6, police responded to the area of North Ramona Road and Oaken Way for a report of a single-vehicle crash involving a 2011 Subaru Forester driven by a 25-year-old Myerstown man and a deer. The man was wearing a seatbelt, and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed by PA Towing and Recovery LLC.
North Lebanon Township
Drug Possession – Police charged Daniel Kline, 19, of Lebanon, with possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident on the 1700 block of North 7th Street on Sept. 22.
Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury – Police charged Jesus Garcia-Cruz, 33, of Westbury, New York, with accidents involving death or personal injury on Dec. 23 after an accident that occurred at the intersection of North 8th Avenue and Weavertown Road.
Simple Assault – Police charged Frederick Cuttino, 48, of Lebanon, after an incident at Weavertown Terrace on Jan. 30.
Retail Theft – Police charged Ralph Warren, 61, of Lebanon, after he allegedly failed to pay for merchandise at Walmart on Feb. 2.
Drug Possession – Police charged Alejandro Vazquez-Muniz, 37, of Lebanon, with possession of a controlled substance after an incident on Scull Street on Sept. 20.
Drug Possession – Police charged a 30-year-old man with possession of a controlled substance after a vehicle stop at Northcrest Acres on Sept. 12.
North Londonderry Township
Scam – At 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6, a 67-year-old North Londonderry Township man was scammed out of $13,000. The man reported that he received a pop-up on his computer saying it was hacked and to call a phone number. After the man called the number, he was instructed to buy Apple gift cards to fix his computer. The victim also granted the caller remote access to his computer to try to fix it. The caller instructed the victim to provide the pin numbers on the gift card to him. According to police, this is a common scam, and you should never purchase gift cards over the phone for someone to fix your computer.
Vandalism – At approximately 10 a.m. Feb. 7, police responded to a private parking lot in the 00 block of West Main Street, where an unknown person(s) with a sharp object damaged a black Volkswagen Jetta and a black Dodge Ram that were parked on the lot. The vandalism was reported to have occurred during normal business hours on Feb. 3. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Palmyra Borough police at 717-838-8189 or leave an anonymous tip on Crimewatch using the “Submit a Tip” or “Contact Us” tabs.
DUI, Disregarding Traffic Lanes – At approximately 1:09 a.m. Jan. 7, police observed a gray BMW crossing over the double yellow lines on the 500 block of West Cherry Street. Police pulled over the vehicle and identified the driver as Spencer Hamilton, 24. Police detected an odor of alcoholic beverage on Hamilton’s breath. As a result, police arrested Hamilton for suspicion of DUI. On Feb. 2, the toxicology report for Hamilton’s blood draw indicated that he had a BAC rate consistent with a high rate of alcohol. Police charged Hamilton with DUI-general impairment, DUI-high rate of alcohol, and disregarding traffic lanes.
Resisting Arrest, Evading Arrest or Detention on Foot, Criminal Mischief – At approximately 4:35 p.m. Jan. 24, police responded to the 200 block of North College Street to assist Lebanon County Adult Probation in apprehending a wanted subject, Tyler Lawrence, 24. When police arrived, Lawrence fled on foot. After a short chase, Lawrence was in the hands of Palmyra police, where he actively resisted commands and continued to try to get away. A brief struggle occurred, and Lawrence was apprehended and placed in cuffs. On Feb. 1, charges were filed through MDJ Garver’s office against Lawrence for resisting arrest, evading arrest or detention on foot, and criminal mischief.
Drug Possession, Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended – At approximately 10:20 p.m. Jan. 24, police pulled over a vehicle on the 900 block of East Main Street. Police identified the driver as Bryant Patrick, 47, who has a suspended license. Drugs were recovered during the course of the stop. On Jan. 30, charges were filed through MDJ Garver’s office against Patrick for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana, driving while operating privilege is suspended, general lighting requirements, and required financial responsibility.
Arrest Warrant – At approximately 1:46 p.m. Feb. 8, police pulled over a black Kia Sorrento on the 700 block of West Main Street. Police identified the passenger as Matthew Mellinger, 30, of Myerstown. Mellinger was wanted on a warrant from the Lancaster City Police Department with the lead offense being recklessly endangering another person. Police took Mellinger into custody and transported him to LCCB on the warrant.
Bench Warrant – At approximately 5:45 p.m. Feb. 8, police pulled over a vehicle on the 800 block of East Main Street. Police identified the driver as Kirk Hawthorne, 48. Police found Hawthorne had an active bench warrant out of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for DUI-highest rate. Police took Hawthorne into custody and relinquished custody over to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department.
South Lebanon Township
Drug Possession – At approximately 7:01 p.m. Feb. 2, police pulled over a vehicle in the 1800 block of East Cumberland Street and determined that the driver possessed drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed against the driver, a 29-year-old man.
Vehicle Accident, Following Too Closely – At 6:44 a.m. Jan. 30, a crash occurred when a 2019 Jeep driven by a 57-year-old Grantville woman failed to notice that a southbound 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup driven by a 32-year-old Jonestown man was slowing for the red light on SR 72 at Jonestown Road. The Jeep struck the rear of the Dodge and sustained major damage to the front of the vehicle. The Dodge sustained minor damage to the rear of the vehicle. The drivers were wearing seatbelts and no injuries were reported. Police charged the Grantville woman with following too closely.
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