City of Lebanon

Arrest Warrant – On Sept. 28, police issued an arrest warrant against Timothy Cassidy, 30, with the original charge being one count of Megan’s Law violation-failure to comply with registration.

Heidelberg Township

Vehicle Accident – At 1:59 p.m. Sept. 24, a two-vehicle crash occurred as a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 17-year-old Annville female and a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a 16-year-old Newmanstown female, accompanied by a 59-year-old Newmanstown woman, were traveling north on SR 501, north of Locust Street. The Hyundai slowed to attempt to pass a horse and buggy, and the Chevrolet (traveling behind the Hyundai) struck the Hyundai from behind. The Chevrolet sustained disabling damage and will be towed from a nearby driveway. The Hyundai sustained functional damage and was driven from the scene. All occupants were wearing seatbelts and sustained no injuries.

Jackson Township

Criminal Trespass – At 1:19 a.m. Sept. 26, an unknown male attempted to enter a home through the window by taking out the A/C unit on the 300 block of King Street. The suspect, last seen traveling west on King Street, was wearing all black and was described as approximately in his 30s, tall, and with long blond hair. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194.

Myerstown Borough

Theft Disposition of Funds – At 10:17 a.m. Sept. 7, police responded to the 00 block of North Railroad Street and determined that a 36-year-old Myerstown man’s ex-girlfriend obtained his bank account information and withdrew $25,000 from his account.

North Lebanon Township

Retail Theft – On May 21, police received a complaint of retail theft at Walmart. Police identified the suspect as Autum Kreiser, of Palmyra, who was charged with felony retail theft.

DUI, Hit-and-Run – On Sept. 13, police responded to a hit-and-run crash on the 900 block of North 8th Street. Police identified the registration of the striking vehicle and found the vehicle and driver at a home in Lebanon. Police arrested the driver, Taylor Gehman, who showed signs he was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

Theft – On Sept. 20, police arrested Rocky Mercado for theft. Mercado allegedly stole an iPhone from the victim during a disturbance call at Weavertown Terrace and was found to be in possession of that phone later that day.

Fleeing and Eluding, Vehicle Accident – On Sept. 27, police received a report that Cleona Borough Police were pursuing a vehicle entering North Lebanon Township on SR 72. The vehicle crashed into several mailboxes and an embankment on Old Ebenezer Road. The driver fled on foot into a wooded area and was apprehended a short time later. The passenger was also arrested by Cleona Borough Police.

North Londonderry Township

Vehicle Accident, DUI, Careless Driving, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed – At 2:29 p.m. Sept. 12, police charged Ashley Adams, 39, of Palmyra, with DUI-incapable of safe driving, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, careless driving, driving vehicle at safe speed, and driving on roadways laned for traffic following a crash that occurred on the 500 block of West Ridge Road. Adams’ BAC was 0.316% at the time of the incident. Adams was transported to Hershey Medical Center for treatment.

Disorderly Conduct – At 9:48 p.m. Sept. 25, police charged a 29-year-old Jonestown man with disorderly conduct following a traffic stop on the 1000 block of East Main Street, where police learned that he was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

DUI, Driving While Suspended – Police charged Joel Rivera, 45, of Lebanon, with DUI-incapable of safe driving, DUI-high rate, and driving while suspended (DUI-related) after a traffic stop on the 1200 block of West Main Street at 11:44 a.m. Aug. 15. Rivera’s BAC was 0.13% at the time of the incident.

Criminal Mischief – At 10 p.m. July 28, police charged a 17-year-old Palmyra male with criminal mischief following a call to the Palmyra Area Pool, where the male broke a sprinkler system, causing $3,700 worth of damage.

Palmyra Borough

Bench Warrant – On Sept. 22, police arrested Chelsea Bleecker, 27, at The Dutch Motel, 500 E. Main St., for an active bench warrant for failure to appear related to a DUI charge. Police transferred custody to the Lebanon County Sheriff’s Department.

Hit-and-Run – At approximately 9:07 p.m. Aug. 28, police responded to the parking lot of Weis Markets, 901 E. Main St., for a hit-and-run crash. Police determined that a white or silver pickup truck (believed to be a Ford F150) struck a parked car on the lot and left the scene with damage on the driver’s side. The driver was an older white male with white hair, a white mustache and wearing loafers. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Palmyra Borough police at 717-838-8189 or via CRIMEWATCH using the “Contact Us” or “Submit a Tip” tabs.


South Lebanon Township

DUI – At approximately 12:44 a.m. Aug. 26, police pulled over a vehicle on the 300 block of East Evergreen Road. Police learned that the driver, Douglas Sanders, 61, was under the influence of alcoholic beverages. Sanders’ BAC was 0.187% at the time of the incident. Police charged Sanders with DUI-highest rate of alcohol and DUI-incapable of safe driving.

Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition – At approximately 9:01 p.m. Sept. 23, police responded to the 2600 block of King Street for a theft. Police learned that a Dyson vacuum cleaner had been stolen from a front porch and identified Colton Snyder, 18, as the suspect. Police charged Snyder with theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

Drug Possession – At approximately 8:20 p.m. Sept. 21, police investigated a suspicious vehicle along South 14th Avenue and charged a 19-year-old male passenger with possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Drug Possession – At approximately 8:20 p.m. Sept. 21, police investigated a suspicious vehicle along South 14th Avenue and charged the driver, a 20-year-old man, with possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Sale or Transfer of Firearms – On Aug. 31, Julio Santos-Martinez, 53, attempted to purchase a firearm at Shyda’s Outdoor Center, at 1635 S. Lincoln Ave., without being legally permitted to do so. Police charged Santos-Martinez with sale or transfer of firearms.

DUI, Period for Required Lighted Lamps – At approximately 9:05 p.m. July 24, police pulled over a vehicle on the 600 block of South 5th Avenue and learned that the driver, Brian Waltermeyer, 44, was under the influence of alcohol and illegal narcotics. Upon receipt of his test results, police charged Waltermeyer with DUI-incapable of safe driving, DUI-controlled substance, DUI-alcohol, DUI-combined alcohol/controlled substance, and periods for required lighting.

Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct – On Sept. 22, police responded to the 500 block of East Cumberland Street for a domestic dispute. Police took Ashley Reinhart, 30, into custody and charged her with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Sale or Transfer of Firearms, Unsworn Falsification to Authorities – On April 25, Matthew Plitsch, 38, attempted to purchase a firearm while not being legally permitted to do so at Shyda’s Outdoor Center, 1635 S. Lincoln Ave. On Sept. 25, police charged Plitsch sale or transfer of firearms and unsworn falsification to authorities.

Swatara Township

Vehicle Accident – At 7:14 p.m. Sept. 22, a single-vehicle crash occurred as a 2008 Suzuki GSX600 driven by a 44-year-old Lebanon man was traveling south on Goldmine Road. The Suzuki failed to negotiate a right curve, turned on its right side, and slid into a guide rail, wedging itself underneath it. The driver was wearing a motorcycle helmet and sustained an injury of unknown severity but refused medical treatment. The Suzuki sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

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