Annville Township

Vehicle Accident, Learners’ Permits – At 1 p.m. Sept. 3, a single-vehicle crash occurred on SR 422 at South Mill Street. A 2017 Nissan Altima driven by a 28-year-old Palmyra woman was traveling west on SR 422 when the Nissan traveled off the road and struck a Met-Ed utility pole, then the porch of a home on the 500 block of West Main Street. The woman was wearing a seatbelt, sustained a suspected minor injury, and was transported via Life Lion EMS to Hershey Medical Center. Police charged her with learners’ permits. Annville Fire, Met-Ed, and Zimmey’s Towing assisted on the scene.

Bethel Township

Vehicle Accident – At 12:45 a.m. Aug. 31, an unidentified vehicle driven by an unidentified person was traveling north on Union Road and a 2019 Honda Civic driven by a 30-year-old Lebanon man was traveling south on Union Road. The unidentified vehicle’s driver’s side mirror struck the Honda’s driver’s side mirror. After impact, the Honda pulled onto the shoulder but the unidentified vehicle fled the scene. The man was wearing a seatbelt and sustained no injuries. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194.

Vehicle Accident – At approximately 6:34 p.m. Sept. 6, police responded to the 400 block of Beagle Road for a report of a 2021 Mack Trucks tractor-trailer that crashed into a telephone pole. Police determined that the driver of the tractor-trailer did not realize the telephone pole wires were low-hanging. The wires got stuck on his truck, which pulled the wires down and snapped the pole. There was no damage to the truck. The driver sustained no injuries.

City of Lebanon

Missing Person – On Aug. 29, a relative of 35-year-old Michael Giacomo reported him missing. Giacomo was last seen leaving the Calvary Chapel, at 740 Willow St., around 12 p.m. Aug. 23. Giacomo is intellectually disabled and is without his medication. He is not from the Lebanon area and has no friends or family in the area. Anyone with any information regarding Giacomo’s whereabouts is asked to contact Lebanon city police.


Senior Living Burglaries – Police are investigating two burglaries at senior living facilities. It is believed that on Sept. 4, the man pictured below gained access to a Kreider Commons building at 631 N. 8th St. He entered multiple locked laundry rooms, broke into coin-operated washing and drying machines, and removed money from the machines, then exited the building. Also on Sept. 4, police took a burglary report at Maple Terrace, where an unknown subject gained access to the building at 725 Maple St. The subject broke into two washing machines and removed the money. The incidents are believed to be related. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sgt. Keith Uhrich or submit a tip through CRIMEWATCH.  


Shots Fired Investigation – Lebanon city police are investigating gunshots fired on the 400 block of North 5th Street at approximately 2:07 a.m. Aug. 29. No injuries were reported. The incident involved two groups of individuals. Surveillance video footage shows the group with the shooter. The group was last seen fleeing to the 500 block of Church Street. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of those in the surveillance video footage (screengrabs from CRIMEWATCH below) is asked to contact Lebanon city police or submit tips through CRIMEWATCH.

Cornwall Borough

DUI – Police charged a 56-year-old Lebanon woman with DUI after a crash at 2:28 p.m. July 29 on Ash Lane. The woman’s BAC was 0.172% at the time of the incident.

Heidelberg Township

Vehicle Accident – At 12:34 p.m. Sept. 1, a crash occurred on Michters Road at Moontown Lane. A 2007 Harley Davidson FXDCI driven by a 56-year-old Myerstown man was traveling west on Michters Road, directly behind a silver sedan. The sedan braked abruptly, and the motorcycle swerved and fell on its side. The silver sedan continued west. The man was using a motorcycle helmet and sustained minor scrapes but refused transport. Zimmey’s Towing assisted on the scene.

Theft – At 8:25 a.m. Sept. 5, police responded to the 400 block of SR 501 North for a theft. Sometime between Sept. 1 and 5, someone entered an IB-Abel work site between Sinclair Road and SR 501 and stole 6,000 feet of 4/0 soft-drawn copper, 62 4/0 line grounds of varying lengths, two oxygen bottles, two acetylene bottles, and 50 feet of hydraulic hoses. The person entered and exited the site on Sinclair Road through a cornfield. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194.

Criminal Mischief under $1,000 – At 9:43 a.m. Sept. 7, police responded to the 1300 block of Heidelberg Avenue for a report of graffiti on St. Paul’s UCC in Newmanstown and a white fence. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194.

Jonestown Borough

Vehicle Accident, Stop Signs and Yield Signs – At 2:56 p.m. Aug. 30, a two-vehicle crash occurred on East Market Street at North Mill Street. A 2009 Toyota Venza driven by a 30-year-old Jonestown woman, accompanied by a 51-year-old Lebanon man was traveling east on East Market Street. A 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven by a 65-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling south on North Mill Street and ran the stop sign at the East Market Street intersection. The Jeep hit the Toyota, and both vehicles sustained disabling damage. All occupants were wearing seatbelts. The Lebanon woman sustained a possible injury and was transported via Life Lion EMS to Good Samaritan Hospital. Police charged the Lebanon woman with stop signs and yield signs. Jonestown Fire and Blatt & Tillett Towing assisted on the scene.

North Londonderry Township

Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicles Unlawful – At 9:03 p.m. Sept. 7, police charged a 17-year-old Annville male and a 17-year-old Palmyra male after one was observed doing doughnuts on a wet surface and the other driving at a high rate of speed in the parking lot of the North Londonderry Square Shopping Center, in the area of the Blue Mountain Thrift Store, while patrons of businesses were in the parking lot.

Palmyra Borough

Arrest Warrant – At approximately 3:27 a.m. Sept. 6, police pulled over a maroon Pontiac G6 on the 700 block of East Main Street. Police identified the passenger as Tonda Longenecker, 44, who had an arrest warrant out of Swatara Township, with the lead charge being fraud-illegal use of credit cards. Police took Longenecker into custody on the warrant and transported her to Dauphin County, where custody was transferred to Swatara Township police.

South Lebanon Township

DUI – At approximately 11:51 p.m. July 29, police responded to South 5th Avenue for an erratic driving complaint. Police observed the vehicle cross the double yellow lines and white fog lines numerous times in a relatively short distance. Police pulled over the vehicle and found the driver, Heidi Weaver, 50, was under the influence of alcohol. Weaver’s BAC was 0.095% at the time of the incident. Police charged Weaver with one count of DUI and DUI-incapable of safe driving.

Drug Possession, Periods for Required Lighting – At approximately 9:21 p.m. Aug. 29, police pulled over a vehicle on the 700 block of East Walnut Street. Police found the driver, Jose Correa-Gomez, 21, was in possession of approximately 494 grams of marijuana. Police charged Correa-Gomez with possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, periods for required lighting, and turning movements and required signals.

Possession of Counterfeit Documents, Driving While Suspended, Drug Possession – While participating in a countywide impaired driving roving patrol on Aug. 31, a South Lebanon Township police officer pulled over a vehicle on East Walnut Street and found the driver, Kevin Hartranft, 56, was driving with a DUI-suspended driver’s license and was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Police charged Hartranft with one count of possession of counterfeit documents (inspection stickers), one count of driving while suspended (DUI-related, third or subsequent violation), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and general lighting requirements.

Driving While Suspended, Drug Possession, Possession with Intent to Use – At approximately 1:38 a.m. Sept. 5, police pulled over a vehicle on the 900 block of East Cumberland Street and found the driver, Nicholaus Hill, 33, was driving with a DUI-suspended driver’s license and was in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Police charged Hill with driving while suspended (DUI-related), possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance (methamphetamine), possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, and registration and certification of title required.

South Londonderry Township

Vehicle Accident – At 12:09 p.m. Aug. 26, a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Palmyra woman was stopped at a stop sign on Stauffer’s Church Road, preparing to travel north onto Schoolhouse Road. A vehicle driven by a 66-year-old Palmyra man was heading south on Schoolhouse Road when the Palmyra woman’s vehicle pulled out in front of him. The vehicles collided. The Palmyra woman’s believed she observed the Palmyra man’s turn signal activated to turn onto Stauffer’s Church Road. The Palmyra woman was evaluated on the scene by EMS. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Vehicle Accident – At 2:57 p.m. Aug. 28, a GMC pickup truck driven by a 36-year-old Grantville man crashed into the rear of a Chevrolet sedan driven by a 16-year-old Lebanon man. The Lebanon man was stopped for another vehicle in front of him that was turning during the time of the crash. No injuries were reported.

Swatara Township

DUI – At 11:19 p.m. Sept. 1, a 32-year-old Fredericksburg man operated a 2022 Hyundai while under the influence of alcohol on SR 72 North and Horst Drive.

Theft by Deception – At 5:11 p.m. Sept. 6, police responded to the 00 block of Fairway Drive for a report of identity theft and determined that an unknown person created bank accounts in the name of a 38-year-old Jonestown woman. The victim did not lose any money.

Union Township

Theft by Deception – At 1:43 p.m. Sept. 5, a 61-year-old Lebanon man reported that he was scammed out of $300. An unknown male called him and said he was with the state police and the victim failed to provide DNA to police after an alleged notice was mailed to him. The victim was directed to get in his vehicle, stay on the phone, and drive to the Speedway in Pine Grove without telling anyone what he was doing. The actor told the victim he needed to pay him money or he would be arrested. The actor then directed him to use the LibertyX Bitcoin machine at the Speedway and gave him a code to send $300.

Vehicle Accident – At approximately 4:49 p.m. Sept. 6, police responded to the 00 block of Old Forge Road where a 2020 International Truck & Engine tractor-trailer had backed into a parked 2014 International Truck & Engine Fleet tractor-trailer. Police determined that the driver of the 2020 tractor-trailer did not see the other vehicle while backing into a parking spot, struck the 2014 tractor-trailer and left minimal damage on the driver’s side door. No injuries were reported.

West Lebanon Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving without a License, Causing an Accident Resulting in Injury – On Aug. 24, police responded to the 1600 block of Cumberland Street for a report of a crash involving injury. After the investigation, police charged a 27-year-old Lebanon man with driving without a license and causing an accident resulting in injury while not properly licensed.

Burglary, Trespassing, Theft – Between July 31 and Sept. 1, police investigated reports of theft and trespassing at a residence on West Church Street. It was reported that Benjamin Floran entered the residence of an ex-partner on several occasions and stole jewelry and power tools, then pawned the items at a nearby pawn shop. Floran was arrested for burglary, trespassing, and theft.

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