City of Lebanon

Arrest warrant – On March 14, police issued an arrest warrant against Joshua Cross, 25, with the original charge being evading arrest or detention on foot.

Arrest warrant – On March 21, police issued an arrest warrant against Lyja Mueller, 23, with the original charge being DUI (alcohol).

Arrest warrant – On March 21, police issued an arrest warrant against Steven Kreiser, 39, with the original charge being possession of marijuana.

Altered, forged, or counterfeit documents and plates – Police charged Alexis Quinones-Diodnet, 20, with misdemeanor altered, forged, or counterfeit documents and plates after a traffic stop on March 16.

DUI, disregard of traffic lane – Police charged Carlos Medina-Martinez, 49, with misdemeanor DUI (alcohol) and disregard of traffic lane after a traffic stop on Dec. 25.

Life Saving Award – Officer Travis Pidcock was presented with a Life Saving Award for his response to an incident that occurred on Nov. 22. Pidcock responded to the 500 block of East Cumberland Street for a report of shots fired. When he arrived, he observed a male lying on the sidewalk, injured from a gunshot. He rendered aid, applying an occlusive bandage over the wound to seal it, and took other measures to stop the bleeding until EMS arrived. The man was transported to a local hospital and made a full recovery.


Lebanon city police were fully booked – On March 16, Officer Thomas joined the Lebanon Elks Club for their second annual Elks Reading Program in honor of Lt. William Lebo. Held at the Lebanon Community Library, Thomas read a story about what police officers do. The children who attended did crafts and were gifted books and school supplies. Just a few blocks away, Officer Martin had selected a book from the Lebanon City Police Department library and was reading it to children who attended the Police Read to Me program, which occurs on the third Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at Lebanon Farmer’s Market.


East Hanover Township

Vehicle accident – Around 4:45 p.m. March 20, a 2019 GMC Acadia was traveling east on Jonestown Road behind a J.I. Case MX240 tractor. The tractor had its left turn signal on to turn into the driveway in the 10600 block of Jonestown Road. The driver of the GMC did not see the turn signal and tried to pass the tractor on its left despite a double yellow line. The tractor turned into the GMC, damaging its right side and sustaining minimal damage to its rear right tire. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and sustained no injuries. Both vehicles left the scene under their own power. Police charged the GMC’s driver with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Jackson Township

Vehicle accident – At 12:12 p.m. March 12, a 2006 Ford Escape was traveling west on East Lincoln Avenue (SR 422) behind a 2018 Hyundai Elantra. The driver of the Ford sneezed several times, causing him to strike the rear of the Hyundai. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and sustained no injuries. Both vehicles were driven from the scene. Charges of following too closely are pending against the driver of the Ford.

Theft – On March 21, police responded to Raub’s Twin Kiss, at 361 W. Lincoln Ave., for a reported theft that occurred over the span of months. The investigation is ongoing.

U.S. Middle District of Pennsylvania

Hanover man charged with Hobbs Act robberies – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Mark Herrick, 47, of Hanover, was indicted by a federal grand jury for five counts of interference and attempted interference with commerce by robbery. According to U.S. Attorney Gerard Karam, the indictment alleges that between Oct. 24 and 29, Herrick robbed, or attempted to rob, five businesses with a knife across three counties. The FBI, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Palmyra Borough, Swatara Township, and Lower Allen Township police departments investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Dukes is prosecuting the case. The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 20 years in prison, a three-year term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a $250,000 fine.

North Lebanon Township

Simple assault – Police charged Abbie Hehnly with simple assault after she assaulted a man in the Green Acres Trailer Park on Feb. 13.

Retail theft – Police charged Christian Varela with retail theft after he failed to pay for $177.62 worth of merchandise.

Drug possession, retail theft – Police charged Amanda Sell of Lebanon with possession of drug paraphernalia and retail theft after she failed to pay for $32.17 worth of merchandise on March 8 and was to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Drug possession – Police charged David Massey of Lebanon with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on the 1900 block of Hill Street on Feb. 28.

North Londonderry Township

Following too closely, disorderly conduct – At 9:48 p.m. March 16, police stopped a vehicle driven by a 47-year-old Lebanon woman on the 1300 block of East Main Street for following another vehicle too closely. During the stop, police located drug paraphernalia (a pipe). Police charged her with following too closely and disorderly conduct for possessing drug paraphernalia.

Disorderly conduct – At 2:25 a.m. March 19, police charged a 63-year-old Lebanon man after he was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a smoking device during a traffic stop. This incident occurred on the 1100 block of West Main Street.

Palmyra Borough

Criminal mischief – On Feb. 25, police responded to the 100 block of North Chestnut Street for a broken window. Police determined that several other properties were damaged. Police viewed surveillance video footage and identified and located the 10-year-old male juvenile who was responsible. On March 12, a summary non-traffic citation was filed through MDJ Warner’s office, charging the juvenile with criminal mischief.

Warrant served – On March 13, police made contact with Matthew Henry, 30, in the parking lot of Sheetz, at 811 E. Main St. Henry had an arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Henry was taken into custody without issue and transported to LCCB.

Warrant served – Around 12:57 a.m. March 18, police made contact with Ashley Deitz, 35, at Palmyra Self Storage, at 302 E. Spruce St. Deitz had a bench warrant out of the Lebanon County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear, with the original charge being criminal trespass. Deitz was taken into custody and transported to LCCB.

Richland Borough

Vehicle accident – Around 8:45 a.m. March 12, a 2013 GMC Acadia driven by a 28-year-old Myerstown man, accompanied by a 5-year-old Myerstown boy, was traveling west on East Linden Street when it exited the road to the left and struck a utility pole, then crashed into the side of a house. The Myerstown man was wearing a seatbelt and sustained no injuries. The boy was in a front-facing child safety seat and had a bloody nose but did not sustain other injuries. Police charged the man with driving on roadways laned for traffic. Newmanstown EMS and Zimmey’s Towing assisted on the scene.

South Londonderry Township

Simple assault, disorderly conduct – At 5:54 p.m. Oct. 7, 2023, South Londonderry Township police responded to In the Net, at 798 Airport Road, for an assault. Palmyra Borough and North Londonderry Township police assisted on the scene. Police contacted DeLoran Menifee, 39, and Anabel Menifee, 38, both of Winfield, Sarah Grillo, 45, of Plymouth Meeting, and Amy Gockley, 36, of Allenwood, and determined that DeLoran Menifee struck Sarah Grillo, and Grillo fought with Anabel Menifee and Amy Gockley. Charges were filed.

Found property – At 9 p.m. March 8, a motorist located two metal automotive ramps on Northside Drive near Springbrook Drive. They are believed to have fallen off of another vehicle. Anyone wishing to claim the ramps should contact police at 717-838-1376.

Swatara Township

DUI, drug possession – At 7:52 p.m. March 20, police pulled over a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Chris Hennessey, 45, of Pine Grove, on the 300 block of South Lancaster Street. Police said Hennessey exhibiting signs of impairment. Hennessey submitted to SFSTs, exhibited signs of impairment, and was taken into custody for the suspicion of DUI (controlled substance). Hennessey was also found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. Charges will be filed.

West Lebanon Township

Controlled substance by person not registered, theft by taking removable property – Police charged Jamie Stewart of Lebanon with controlled substance by person not registered and theft by taking removable property after he stole a purse from the gambling area at Rutter’s. While being arrested, he was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Retail theft – Police charged John Prozzillo with retail theft after he failed to pay for $200 worth of merchandise at Boscov’s Department Store on Feb. 17.

Forgery – Police charged Lamir Wallace with forgery after he passed fraudulent $100 bills at Boscov’s Department Store on Nov. 15.

Drug possession – While Anthony Miles was being taken into custody on a warrant, he was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia on March 7.

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