City of Lebanon

Arrest warrant – On Jan. 9, police issued an arrest warrant against Jose Rivera-Barbosa, 35, with the original charges being felony possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of controlled substance.

Street sweeping suspended until further notice – Street sweeping in the City of Lebanon is suspended, effective immediately. Parking will be permitted on streets that are posted for “No Parking” for the weekly sweeper run. The city will provide approximately one week’s notice prior to resuming street sweeping.


Weis Market retail theft ring – At approximately 8:26 p.m. Nov. 26, two unidentified Hispanic male suspects, with the assistance of three unidentified female accomplices, were involved in pushing a full cart of unpaid grocery merchandise out of Weis Markets, at 800 S. 12th St. Below are photos of the five unidentified subjects. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ptlm. St. Clair or submit a tip through CRIMEWATCH.

Now hiring police officer – The Police Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for the position of police officer. Applications can be accessed online at Mailed applications will not be accepted. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. All applicants must be U.S. citizens with high school diplomas or GEDs. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age upon returning the application. The City of Lebanon will waive the $35 fee for the written test. PoliceApp will charge a non-refundable processing fee. The Lebanon City Police Department will conduct a physical agility test at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 at Lebanon Middle School, 350 N. 8th St. In addition, all Non-Act 120 applicants will be provided the physical agility entrance exam for the HACC Police Academy immediately following. The written examination will be conducted following the successful completion of the physical agility test. For more information, visit Please direct questions regarding this full-time position to


East Hanover Township

Vehicle accident – At 2:16 p.m. Jan. 4, a crash occurred on North SR 934 at Jonestown Road involving a vehicle driven by a 51-year-old Lebanon man, a vehicle driven by a 62-year-old Grantville woman, and a vehicle driven by a 73-year-old Lebanon woman. All drivers were wearing seatbelts and sustained no injuries.

Heidelberg Township

Vehicle accident – At 1:18 p.m. Jan. 6, a 2014 Audi Q5 driven by a 27-year-old Havre De Grace, Maryland, woman was traveling south on Prescott Road and was coming to a stop sign at South Fifth Avenue. A 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by a 30-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling south on South Fifth Avenue and was in the middle of the intersection. The Audi was not able to stop slid through the intersection, causing the Nissan to swerve. The Nissan struck the Audi in the middle of the intersection on the driver’s side bumper. Both women were wearing seatbelts and sustained no injuries. Charges of stop signs and yield signs against the Maryland woman are pending.

Jackson Township

Theft – Kleinfelter’s Auction Inc. of Myerstown contacted PSP Jonestown to report the theft of a precious coin from an auction. Troopers determined that an 1851-O liberty head quarter eagle gold coin worth $4,200 was taken from a lot that was sold at an auction on Dec. 13. Sometime between the close of the auction on Dec. 13 and when the lot was shipped on Dec. 27, the coin was replaced with a dime by an unknown actor(s). The dime was then shipped to the buyer, who discovered the coin was missing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Ocasio at 717-865-2194.

Vehicle accident, driving vehicle at safe speed – At approximately 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6, a 2020 Nissan Rogue driven by a 41-year-old Mountville man was traveling south at approximately 15-20 mph in the 600 block of South Ramona Road, which was covered with slush and snow from Winter Storm Ember. The Nissan exited the road to the right and struck a utility pole, causing front-end damage. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and sustained no injuries. Police charged him with driving vehicle at safe speed.

Theft of a motor vehicle – At 2:37 p.m. Jan. 3, the arrestee, Colton Snyder, 19, of Lebanon, took a 2016 Honda on a test drive and never brought it back. Snyder was found with the vehicle, arrested, and transported to LCCB to be arraigned on charges of theft of a motor vehicle. The victim was a 32-year-old Bethel man. This incident occurred on the 00 block of Lengle Road.

North Lebanon Township

Simple assault – Police charged Margaret Eckhart, of Lebanon, after an altercation on the 1600 block of Josephine Ann Drive on Dec. 16.

Drug possession – Police charged Dimiar Johnson, of Lebanon, with possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found with empty plastic bags and a grinder on Dec. 27.

Drug possession – Police charged Alyssa Beard, of Lebanon, with possession of drug paraphernalia after she was found with several pipes containing burnt marijuana on Dec. 10.

Driving while suspended – Police charged Kimberly Winters, of Lebanon, with driving while suspended (DUI-related) after she operated a vehicle while being suspended at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Old Hickory Lane on Dec. 26.

North Londonderry Township

Vehicle accident, driving vehicle at safe speed – At 12:53 p.m. Jan. 6, police charged a 22-year-old Lebanon woman with driving vehicle at safe speed after she was unable to bring her vehicle to a stop at the intersection of Palmyra Bellegrove and North Forge roads and struck a barn across the intersection.

Palmyra Borough

Bench warrant, driving while suspended – At approximately 9:01 a.m. Jan. 8, police pulled over a dark blue Mitsubishi Outlander on the 00 block of South Chestnut Street. The driver, Heather Martin, 38, was found to have an active bench warrant out of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear, with the original charge being misdemeanor bad checks. Martin was taken into custody and transported to LCCB. Police also charged Martin with summary driving while suspended. 

South Londonderry Township

Vehicle accident – At 10:28 p.m. Jan. 9, a Chevy sedan driven by a 59-year-old Lebanon man became stuck in a ditch on Mount Wilson Road at Mount Gretna Road and had to be pulled out by a tow truck. He was turning around due to a downed tree when his car became stuck. No injuries were reported.

Vehicle accident – At 1:41 p.m. Jan. 6, a black Ford F150 driven by a 44-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling south on South Forge Road near Kreider Lane when a vehicle in front of her lost control due to snowy conditions. The Ford turned into the north lane to avoid an accident and collided with a northbound Toyota Rav4 driven by a 45-year-old Palmyra man. No injuries were reported.

Swatara Township

Harassment – On Jan. 2, a 28-year-old Lebanon woman reported to troopers that a 36-year-old Lebanon man had repeatedly sent unwanted text messages to her when he was previously advised by troopers on Dec. 20 to stop. Police charged him with harassment.

Union Township

Vehicle accident, driving vehicle at safe speed – At 2:04 p.m. Jan. 6, a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo driven by a 21-year-old Harrisburg woman was traveling south in the 00 block of Bordnersville Road during active snowfall from Winter Storm Ember, with snow covering the road. The woman traveled at a speed greater than reasonable and exited the road, striking the guide rail on the right. Her vehicle sustained disabling damage to its front right wheel. She was wearing a seatbelt and sustained no injuries. Police charged her with driving vehicle at safe speed.

Hit-and-run crash – At 11:18 a.m. Jan. 8, a 2002 Freightliner truck driven by a 49-year-old Scranton man was backing into a parking stall in the Loves Truck Stop parking lot when a truck and semi-trailer attempted to pass and struck the Freightliner in the front bumper with its trailer. The truck and semi-trailer fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

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