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Accidental Death – At 9:08 p.m. Feb. 17, troopers from PSP Jonestown Patrol Unit and Criminal Investigation Unit responded to Bell and Evans Plant 2, at 2929 SR 22, for a report of an unconscious female. Police determined that Modrel Songer, 64, of Valliant, Oklahoma, was struck and run over by a truck tractor in the east trailer parking area. Songer succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lebanon County Coroner’s Office. No Bell and Evans personnel were involved in the incident; the victim and driver were both employed by a third-party company. An investigation is ongoing.
Terroristic Threats – At approximately 3:18 p.m. Nov. 24, Jonathan Snyder, 41, of Myerstown, reported that he was driving south on SR 501 in the area of East Reistville Road when a male in a silver Chevrolet Colorado with a cap on the back passed him and displayed a handgun as he drove by.
Vehicle Accident, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed – At 6:43 a.m. Feb. 21, a 2020 GMC Sierra driven by a 48-year-old Quarryville man was slowing/stopped in the road in the area of SR 501 north while waiting for clearance to make a left turn onto Distillery Road. While stopped, the GMC was rear-ended by a 1998 Mack Truck driven by a 58-year-old Lititz man. After being rear-ended, the GMC spun into the south lane of SR 501 and was struck in its passenger’s side doors by a 2016 BMW X1 driven by a 40-year-old Myerstown woman. All drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and no injuries were reported. Fire and EMS also assisted on the scene. Police charged the Lititz man with driving vehicle at safe speed.
Burglary Residential Force – At approximately 12:22 a.m. Oct. 28, two individuals forced entry into a detached garage in the 500 block of Kutztown Road. Nothing was reported missing. The victim was a 61-year-old Myerstown woman.
Vehicle Accident – At 12:36 p.m. Feb. 24, a Kubota Tractor driven by a 28-year-old Newmanstown man was towing a trailer of dirt south on the 800 block of North College Street when the man failed to maintain control and crashed on the left side of the road, going through a guide rail and into a ditch. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was transported via Myerstown First Aid Unit to Reading Hospital for evaluation and treatment of possible injuries. Charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic are pending investigation.
Theft – Between April and October, a garage door valued at $250 and a roll of carpet padding worth $200 were stolen from a garage on the 200 block of West Market Street.
Vehicle Accident, Stop Signs and Yield Signs – At 3:24 p.m. Feb. 17, a 2019 Toyota RAV4 was traveling west on East Washington Street and a 2015 Ford F-150XLT was traveling south on North Railroad Street. The Toyota proceeded through a stop sign and struck the driver’s side of the Ford. The Toyota sustained major damage to its front, and the Ford sustained minor damage to its left side. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and no airbags were deployed. No injuries were reported. Police charged the driver of the Toyota with stop signs and yield signs.
North Cornwall Township
Vehicle Accident – At 11:16 a.m. Feb. 16, police responded to the area of Sheetz on Rocherty Road for a report of a crash. A vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Lebanon woman was stopped at a stop sign to exit the Sheetz parking lot. The Lebanon woman pulled out too soon and struck a vehicle driven by a 38-year-old Mechanicsburg woman which was traveling west on Rocherty Road. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. One person was transported to a hospital for injuries.
Simple Assault – At 7:35 p.m. Feb. 16, police responded to an incident on the 2000 block of Carlton Drive, where Jason Grove, 45, of Lebanon, allegedly assaulted a female victim. Police charged Grove with simple assault and took him to LCCB.
Vehicle Accident – At 3:02 p.m. Feb. 19, a vehicle driven by a 44-year-old Lebanon man was stopped at a red light in the east lane of West Cumberland when a vehicle driven by a 50-year-old Myerstown man struck the back of the Lebanon man’s vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. One person was transported to the hospital.
Vehicle Accident – At 12:03 p.m. Feb. 21, a vehicle driven by an 89-year-old Myerstown man was driving through a parking lot on Tuck Street when he struck a vehicle driven by a 50-year-old Bethel woman. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. One person was transported to the hospital for reported injuries.
North Londonderry Township
Disorderly Conduct – At 8:23 p.m. Feb. 17, a citizen called police after seeing a male openly displaying a silver revolver while he was walking in front of open businesses. The citizen reported last seeing the male walking into the Bargain Grocery Outlet. Police responded and located the male inside the Bargain Grocery Outlet in the rear of the store. Police discovered that the male had a toy revolver in his front pocket. Police confiscated the toy revolver and released the male to a guardian. Police charged the 16-year-old Palmyra male with disorderly conduct.
Vehicle Accident, Improper Backing – At 9:40 a.m. Feb. 22, a vehicle driven by a 56-year-old Lebanon man collided with a vehicle driven by a 75-year-old Palmyra man on the 200 block of Eisenhower Road. The Lebanon man was delivering newspapers and was backing up in the wrong travel lane when he collided with the Palmyra man, who was backing out of a driveway. A passenger in the Palmyra man’s vehicle, a 70-year-old Palmyra woman, was transported to the Hershey Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Police charged the Lebanon man with improper backing.
Theft By Unlawful Taking – On Feb. 14, police charged Raheem Larrier, 43, filed chargers through MDJ Garver’s office after an incident at Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union, at 960 Eaßst Main St., on April 25.
Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, Public Drunkenness – At 9:55 p.m. Feb. 20, police responded to the 900 block of East Main Street for reports of an intoxicated male in the parking lot causing a disturbance. Police identified him as James Borchert, 53, who was visibly intoxicated and yelling obscene statements at residents. Borchert refused to stay in his residence and stop his behavior. Police placed Borchert under arrest and charged him with disorderly conduct, harassment, and public drunkenness. Police transported Borchert to LCCB before he was placed into LCCF on $2,500 secured bond.
South Lebanon Township
Fatal Accident – At 5:25 a.m. Feb. 18, police responded to the intersection of East Walnut and East Cumberland streets for a crash with injuries. The vehicles were driven by a 21-year-old man and Joshua Bartal, 25, both of Lebanon. The 21-year-old man was not injured. Bartal sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest – At approximately 2:39 a.m. Feb. 12, police responded to the 1900 block of South 5th Avenue for a report of a domestic dispute. Police determined that Kevin Gandy, 62, physically assaulted his girlfriend and charged Gandy with simple assault and resisting arrest.
Public Drunkenness – At approximately 2:52 a.m. Feb. 20, police responded to an incident at the intersection of State Drive and Linden Road and determined that Justin Thorpe, 46, was under the influence of a controlled substance.
Drug Possession – At approximately 1:23 a.m. Feb. 22, police pulled over a vehicle in the 800 block of East Walnut Street. Police determined that a passenger, Madison Robb, 20, possessed a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police charged Robb with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.
South Londonderry Township
Vehicle Accident – At 9:14 p.m. Feb. 14, police responded to Taxiway Road for a four-vehicle crash. A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Hummelstown female rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 48-year-old Mechanicsburg man which was stopped for traffic that was backed up. The impact caused the Mechanicsburg man’s vehicle to be pushed into a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Harrisburg woman. The impact caused the Harrisburg woman’s vehicle to be pushed into a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Hershey female. No injuries were observed or reported.
Vehicle Accident – At 6:05 a.m. Feb. 9, a vehicle driven by a 41-year-old Annville woman was heading north on South Lingle Avenue when an opposing vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Ambler man was driving south on Lingle Avenue. The vehicles side-swiped each other and were towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.
Vehicle Accident – At 11:08 a.m. Jan. 25, police responded to the area of South Forge and Airport roads for a report of a vehicle collision. Police determined that there was only one vehicle involved and no injuries were reported. The driver of the vehicle was a 17-year-old Palmyra male. The weather conditions at the time of the crash were believed to be a contributing factor.
Vehicle Accident – At 11:57 a.m. Jan. 25, police responded to the area of South Forge and Mount Wilson roads for a report of a vehicle collision. Police determined that there was only one vehicle involved and no injuries were reported. The driver of the vehicle was a 35-year-old Mount Joy woman. The weather conditions at the time of the crash were believed to be a contributing factor.
Vehicle Accident – At 2:39 p.m. Jan. 25, police responded to the area of South Forge and Mount Wilson roads for a report of a vehicle collision. Police determined that there was only one vehicle involved and no injuries were reported. The driver of the vehicle was a 31-year-old Lorton, Virginia man. The weather conditions at the time of the crash were believed to be a contributing factor.
Vehicle Accident, Turning Violation – At 7:45 a.m. Jan. 26, police responded to the area of Horseshoe Pike and Palmyra Road for a report of a vehicle collision. Police determined that a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Palmyra male failed to ensure clear and assured distance before turning left onto Palmyra Road from Horseshoe Pike, striking a vehicle driven by a 58-year-old Lebanon man. Campbelltown Fire Company and Zimmey’s Automotive assisted on the scene. No injuries were reported. Police charged the juvenile with a turning violation.
Vehicle Accident, Following Too Closely – At 6:45 a.m. Feb. 17, police responded to the area of Horseshoe Pike and Palmyra Road for a report of a vehicle collision. Police determined that a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old Palmyra man was following too closely behind a vehicle driven by a 38-year-old Palmyra resident which resulted in a rear-end collision. No injuries were reported. Police charged the 34-year-old Palmyra man with following too closely.
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