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Annville Township

Vehicle Accident – At 5:42 p.m. April 30, a two-vehicle hit-and-run crash when an unknown vehicle backed out of a parking stall onto East Summit Street and into the driver’s side door of a legally parked 2005 Subaru Forester on the right shoulder. The unknown vehicle fled the scene. The Subaru sustained minor damage and was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic – At 5:54 a.m. May 3, police responded to the area of SR 22 and Hamlin Road for a report of a three-vehicle crash. A 2022 Toyota Corolla driven by a 27-year-old Lebanon man and a 2009 Honda Civic driven by a 29-year-old Lebanon man were traveling east on SR 22 when they entered the west lane. The Toyota slowed down and was struck by the Honda, which then struck a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 49-year-old Fredericksburg man accompanied by a 25-year-old Lebanon woman who was traveling in the west lane. All the vehicles’ occupants were wearing seatbelts. The two Lebanon men reported no injuries. The Fredericksburg man sustained suspected minor injuries and was transported via Bethel Community Ambulance to the hospital. The Lebanon woman also sustained suspected minor injuries and was transported via Life Lion EMS to the hospital. Police cited the 27-year-old Lebanon man and the 29-year-old Lebanon with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

City of Lebanon

Harassment – On April 2, police charged an 18-year-old woman with two counts of harassment after she got into a verbal argument with another female and then spit in her face. She also got into a verbal argument with a male and threw a bag of trash at him, police said. The incident occurred on the 500 block of Cumberland Street.

Harassment – On March 31, police charged a 35-year-old man after he struck a female with a closed fist on the 1000 block of Church Street.

Criminal Mischief, Drug Possession, Public Drunkenness, Disorderly Conduct – On April 28, police charged Joel Tirado-Valentin, 22, with criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after police responded to the 400 block of North 9th Street for an individual damaging a parked vehicle. Police located the offender in the area of the damaged vehicle. As soon as he saw the police, the offender ran but was apprehended a short distance from the scene. He admitted to causing the damage to the vehicle.

Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked – On April 29, police charged Johnny Seals, 43, after he was stopped on the 1100 block of Walnut Street for a traffic violation.

Disorderly Conduct – On April 29, police charged a 28-year-old woman for playing loud music on the 300 block of North 11th Street, disturbing the peace and persons within the area.

Arrest Warrant – On May 4, an arrest warrant (Megan’s Law) was filed against Daren Wallace, 46, through MDJ Dissinger’s office, with the original charge being failure to verify address/be photographed.

Public Drunkenness – On May 2, police charged a 45-year-old man with public drunkenness after he appeared in a public place on the 800 block of Quentin Road manifestly under the influence of alcohol to the degree that he may endanger himself.

Theft of Shrimp and Ribs – The Lebanon City Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred on April 15 at a business on the 800 block of South 12th Street. A female customer pushed a shopping cart containing six bags of shrimp and five packages of ribs out of the store without paying for the merchandise. Anyone who can assist in identifying the suspect, pictured below, is asked to submit a tip on CRIMEWATCH or by contacting LPD at 717-272-6611.

Traffic Incident – Lebanon city police are requesting assistance with identifying the suspects, pictured below, in regard to a traffic incident May 4 on the 900 block of Cumberland Street. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to submit a tip on CRIMEWATCH.

North Londonderry Township

Drug Possession, Operation Following Suspension of Registration – Police charged Miranda Cole, 28, of Lebanon, with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operation following suspension of registration following a traffic stop on the 1200 block of West Main Street at 2:52 p.m. Jan. 7.

Vehicle Accident – At 1:18 p.m. July 17, a 48-year-old Harrisburg man was operating a dump truck in the Winding Creek development under construction on Pinnacle Ridge Road when the dump truck overturned as he was attempting to dump a load of ground. The man had to be extricated from the cab by the Palmyra Fire Department, sustained minor injuries, and was transported to the Hershey Medical Center.

Palmyra Borough

Disorderly Conduct – At approximately 11 p.m. April 14, police received several calls for a noise disturbance on the 600 block of North Railroad Street involving people yelling and revving motorcycles. A 28-year-old man was given a non-traffic citation for disorderly conduct. The residents of the residence involved also received a disruptive conduct report.

Bench Warrant – At 5:40 p.m. April 26, police initiated a stop on a man riding a bicycle carelessly on the 500 block of West North Avenue. The male was identified as Joseph Ackney, 56. Ackney was determined to have a bench warrant out of Lebanon County, with the original charge being robbery. Police placed him under arrest for the warrant and transported him to LCCB.

Possession with Intent to Deliver, Drug Possession – On Oct. 28, police pulled over a blue Jeep on the 800 block of East Main Street for a window tint violation. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Misty Ellis, 34. During the investigation, several grams of methamphetamine, cash, and drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle. On April 28, an arrest warrant was issued for Ellis, and she turned herself in at LCCB. Police charged Ellis with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Public Drunkenness – At approximately 1:57 a.m. April 22, police responded to the 300 block of West Main Street for a report of an intoxicated subject who was falling over and standing between two houses. Police identified the subject as a 42-year-old man and said he was manifestly under the influence of alcohol. The man was given a ride back to his home. On April 26, a non-traffic citation was filed with MDJ Garver’s office, charging him with one count of public drunkenness.

Bench Warrant – At 2:22 a.m. May 1, police pulled over a vehicle on the 700 block of West Main Street and identified the driver as Yibran Puntiel, 26. Puntiel was determined to be wanted out of York County for failure to appear, with the original charge being accidents involving damage to attended vehicle. Police arrested Puntiel on the bench warrant and transported him to LCCB.

South Annville Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic – At 4:38 p.m. April 30, a single-vehicle crash occurred as a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle (Super Beetle) driven by a 20-year-old Manheim woman, accompanied by a 15-year-old Manheim girl, was traveling north on SR 117 when it exited the road on a left curve and struck a pole and a fence. Both occupants were wearing seatbelts, and no injuries were reported. The VW was towed from the scene by Zimmey’s Towing. Police charged the Manheim woman with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

South Lebanon Township

Simple Assault, Harassment – At approximately 4:50 p.m. May 2, police responded to the 100 block of South 5th Avenue for a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, they learned that David Sheaffer, 39, physically assaulted his juvenile daughter, causing visible injuries. Police took Sheaffer into custody and charged him with one count of simple assault (domestic violence-related) and one count of harassment.

Unsworn Falsification to Authorities – On Sept. 10, 2021, Carlos Lebron-Cespedes, 33, unlawfully attempted to purchase two firearms at Shydas Outdoor Center, at 1635 S. 5th Ave. In March 2023, state police referred the incident to South Lebanon Township police, and Lebron-Cespedes was charged with unsworn falsification to authorities.

South Londonderry Township

Vehicle Accident – At 1:42 p.m. May 1, a crash occurred on the 2900 block of Horseshoe Pike when a Nissan Rogue driven by a 24-year-old Myerstown man crashed into the rear of a Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 23-year-old Palmyra woman. A passenger in the Myerstown man’s vehicle went to the hospital as a precautionary measure, but no injuries were reported to police. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Swatara Township

Theft By Deception – At 8:08 p.m. April 8, police responded to Hain Avenue for a report of a forged check. The victim was an 81-year-old Lebanon man. The stolen property included two separate washed checks, valued at $1,970 and $1,890, respectively.

Vehicle Accident – At 12:28 p.m. April 26, a 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by an 80-year-old Elizabethville man was traveling east, and a 2022 Freightliner M Line driven by a 28-year-old Mount Joy man was stopped partially in the east lane of Greble Road. The Elizabethville man attempted to pass the Freightliner without first ascertaining that the west lane was clear of traffic. The Chevrolet entered the oncoming lane and then abruptly reentered the east lane to avoid striking a car in the oncoming lane and struck the rear of the Freightliner. The Chevrolet sustained major damage to its front end, and the Freightliner sustained minor damage to its rear end. The Elizabethville man and the Mount Joy man were wearing seatbelts. No injuries were reported. The Chevrolet was towed from the scene by D.E. Richard Garage. Due to the damage to the Chevrolet, the Elizabethville man was transported via Life Lion EMS to the Good Samaritan Hospital for an evaluation as a precaution. He received a summary citation.

Union Township

Burglary Commercial No Force – Sometime between 8:30 p.m. April 29 and 11 a.m. April 30, someone stole a wall-mounted change machine and attempted to gain access to coin-operated washing machines at the KOA Campground. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194.

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