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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Reinholds Man Jailed for Guns, Metal Knuckles, Synthetic Marijuana, Meth, Mushrooms

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A Reinholds man will serve up to 15 years in prison for illegal possession of an AK-47 and a pistol, and four different types of drugs.

John Tyler Andrew, 22, recently pleaded guilty to seven felonies and three misdemeanors regarding a Nov. 23, 2017, incid...

May 24, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 23, 2018

DA: Officer Justified in Firing Shot that Killed Armed Man at Manheim Township Police Station

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of a May 8 incident at the Manheim Township Police Department.

John R. Simson, a 65-year-old East Petersburg man, was killed when a Manheim Township police officer fired a s...

May 23, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Arsonist Jailed up to 20 Years for Setting Lancaster Repair Shop Ablaze, Causing $600K in Damages

AndyIrizarry

A Lancaster man will serve up to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a Lancaster repair shop, causing over $600,000 in damages.

Andy Irizarry continued to deny his involvement in the Dec. 10, 2016, fire at Doctor Tire, 444 South Prince Street, even whil...

May 22, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 21, 2018

‘Danger’ Jailed up to a Decade for Vicious Assault of Man on Columbia Street

ShakimMcIlwain

A Columbia man will serve up to a decade in prison for brutally attacking a 62-year-old man last year – which a prosecutor called an assault on the security of the entire Columbia community.

Shakim N. McIlwain, 23, was with a group of people who ...

May 21, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Motorcycles, Cameras, Video Game Systems Among Many Items for Bid at May 19 Drug Task Force Auction

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Several Cadillacs, digital cameras, a Rolex and other watches, and a Roger Staubach football card will be on the auction block this Saturday, May 19.

Those are among the many items seized in local drug forfeitures that will be up for auction.

The 28th annua...

May 17, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 16, 2018

GUILTY: Hit-Run Driver Convicted of Causing Crash that Seriously Injured Students on Bus

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A Lancaster man was convicted Wednesday of all charges for causing a multi-vehicle crash a year ago in East Lampeter Township that tipped a school bus carrying 14 students.

James P. Irvin III, 47, was charged with making an illegal pass on Lincoln Highway ...

May 16, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 16, 2018

2 ‘Upper-Level’ Dealers Charged for Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana

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Two Lancaster County residents are charged with numerous felonies after the Drug Task Force found large quantities of heroin, cocaine and marijuana in recent searches.

The Task Force said Hector T. Morales and Daria Lopez-Kypreos are “upper-level...

May 16, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Man Jailed for Maryland Spree Sentenced to Decades for Lancaster County Crimes

ChristopherLewis

A Maryland man already serving at least 20 years in prison for a spree of robberies there was recently sentenced for numerous crimes in Lancaster County two years ago.

Christopher J. Lewis pleaded guilty to more than a dozen overnight burglaries, an armed ...

May 14, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Drug Task Force Raid Uncovers 4+ Pounds of Marijuana at Lancaster Woman's Home

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A Lancaster city woman is charged with felony drug-dealing after the Lancaster County Drug Task Force found over four pounds of marijuana at her home last week.

Natasha Marie Soto, 29, was charged Tuesday and arraigned on counts of felony possession with i...

May 10, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Updated Information on Officer-Involved Shooting at Manheim Township Police Station

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We are releasing additional information regarding an officer-involved shooting Tuesday at the Manheim Township police station.

First off, the autopsy on the deceased male is scheduled for Friday. We will not have the official determination as to cause and ...

May 9, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Detectives Halt New Jersey-to-Lancaster Operation with Seizure of Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

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Four Lancaster County residents are charged with felony drug-dealing after local detectives recently interrupted the transport of 5,000 bags of fentanyl-laced heroin.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force, with assistance from East Cocalico Township police,...

May 8, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Another Prison Sentence for Pequea Man who Sexually Abused 2 Children

FrederickTownsend

An incarcerated Pequea Township man was recently sentenced to another term in prison – for sex abuse of a second child victim in 2013.

Frederick W. Townsend, 59, already served a prison sentence for sex abuse of a child at a Sawmill Road home. Th...

May 7, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Lancaster County Overdose Map Relaunch: 150 Incidents Reported Monthly on Average

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has relaunched an online mapping of reported drug overdoses in the county.

The map, initially published in 2016, now depicts emergency overdose reports in Lancaster County between October 1, 2017 an...

May 2, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: May 1, 2018

District Attorney Stedman Finds No Crime Committed in Events Prior to Prisoner’s Drowning Death

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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has reviewed an April 14 incident in Ephrata that involved the drowning death of a 24-year-old man.

On that evening at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, Andrew D. Good fled from a Lancaster County deputy ...

May 1, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 26, 2018

District Attorney’s Courthouse Companion Dog, ‘Tresi,’ Now Working with Victims and Witnesses

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A cuddly companion is now providing emotional support to victims and witnesses impacted by criminal matters in Lancaster County.

Courthouse Companion Dog, ‘Tresi,’ has been working for about two months as a member of the District Attorn...

April 26, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Investigation Continues of Contracted Prison Nurse who had Meth, Fentanyl in Vehicle

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A New Providence woman is charged with having methamphetamine and fentanyl in her vehicle, parked outside Lancaster County Prison where she worked as a contracted nurse.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force conducted a search Monday on Leann M. Barr&rs...

April 25, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 23, 2018

2 Men Ordered to State Prison for Child Pornography, Obscene Materials Convictions

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Two Lancaster County men were recently sentenced to state prior for possessing child pornography and obscene materials.

- Christopher R. Brezinski, of Lancaster, will serve 8 to 16 years in prison, in exchange for guilty pleas to two counts of obscene mate...

April 23, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 20, 2018

School Resource Officer Spotlight: School District of Lancaster's David Ruiz

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Next up in our School Resource Officer Spotlight series, The District Attorney’s Office is proud to recognize SRO David Ruiz, who works alongside the students and staff at Hand Middle School in the School District of Lancaster.

A School Resource Officer is...

April 20, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 19, 2018

Pa. Senate Passes Bill to Toughen DUI Laws Against Repeat Offenders

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In a big step toward harsher #DUI laws in Pa., the Senate on Wednesday passed SB961 which would make 3rd-time DUI offenders felons.

The bill, now headed to the House, also increases penalties for repeat offenders who injure or kill, and drive while on susp...

April 19, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 18, 2018

2 Charged After Raid in Millersville Reveals Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana

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A Millersville couple is charged with felony drug-dealing after a search uncovered nearly 900 bags of heroin and several other illegal substances.

Pennsylvania State Police charged Andrew P. Ortiz, 21, and Maria V. Danner, 41, with felony possession with i...

April 18, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 17, 2018

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Man, Already Serving Time for Drug Charges, of Sexual Assault

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A Lancaster man already serving a state-prison sentence for drug-dealing was recently convicted of sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2016.

Manuel Pagan Jr. was convicted Friday, following a three-day trial, of two felonies and two misdemeanors.

Ass...

April 17, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Man Pleads to 2 Counts of 1st-Degree Murder, Sentenced to Life Terms, for Killing Brothers

JuanCristo-Munoz

A Lancaster man was sentenced Wednesday to consecutive life terms in prison for the torture-killings of two brothers last year in their city home.

Juan Cristo-Munoz, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and related charges regarding the ...

April 11, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 11, 2018

DUI Driver Jailed for Being Under Influence of Cocaine, Morphine in Crash that Injured Woman

JosephBraun

A Lancaster man will serve up to a decade in prison for being under the influence of drugs when he caused a crash in Ephrata Township that seriously injured a woman.

Joseph Braun, 66, pleaded guilty in January to aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, an...

April 11, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Millersville University Awards Allen Leed for his Work to Combat Elder Abuse

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Allen Leed, a member of the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, was recently recognized by Millersville University’s Civic and Community Engagement for his work to combat abuse and exploitation of the elderly.

Leed, a longtime ...

April 10, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Verdict: Pequea Township Man, 49, Guilty of Sexual Abuse of Girl

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A Pequea Township man was recently convicted of sex abuse of a pre-teen girl in 2015 and 2016.

A Lancaster County jury convicted 49-year-old William Bonny Smith of seven felonies regarding crimes at his home on Willow Street Pike North.

Assistant District A...

April 9, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 5, 2018

DA's Office will Pursue 'Stop the Bleed' Funding for Trainings at Schools, Departments

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The Lancaster County Board of Commissions approved Wednesday the application of a grant from the District Attorney’s Office to obtain “Stop the Bleed” training and supplies for shooter situations.

The District Attorney&rsq...

April, 5, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Distracted-Driving Citations Climbing in Pa.; Lancaster County 9th in State

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Distracted-driving citations issued to Pennsylvania drivers climbed more than 50 percent last year – and more than 170 percent over the past five years, according to data recently released by Pa Courts InfoShare.

Lancaster County’s 590 ...

April 3, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Lancaster County Drug Court: 186 Graduates, 46 Babies Born Addiction-Free, $125K Paid to Victims

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Four individuals took important steps toward recovery Tuesday when they graduated from Lancaster County Drug Court, a specialty court tailored to offenders dealing with substance-abuse issues.

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth, who has presided over Dr...

April 2, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Verdict: Jury Convicts Man of Attempted Murder for Slashing, Kidnapping Infant Girl

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A Lancaster man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder and other charges for slashing his infant daughter’s face while kidnapping the girl, placing her in a trash bag and backpack.

A Lancaster County jury found 37-year-old David W. Sleets gui...

April 2, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 29, 2018

DUI Driver Charged in Connection with High-Speed Crash that Killed 17-Year-Old Girl

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An 18-year-old Manheim man is charged with vehicular homicide while DUI and other charges regarding a high-speed, New Year’s Eve crash in Rapho Township that killed a girl and seriously injured another girl.

Manheim Borough police charged Jeremy ...

March 29, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Manheim Twp. Man Charged with Ordering Fentanyl-Pressed Pills from ‘Dark Web’

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A Manheim Township man is charged with ordering hundreds of fentanyl-pressed pills from the “Dark Web.”

Pennsylvania State Police charged 45-year-old Anthony V. Alongi with numerous counts regarding a recent investigation that resulted ...

March 28, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Support Group for Homicide Victims Expands to Host those Impacted by Drug Deaths

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A Lancaster County-based support group that meets monthly for families of homicide victims has expanded to include families impacted by a drug delivery resulting in death.

As the opioid epidemic keeps its relentless grip on communities across the country, ...

March 26, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Man Jailed after Admitting to Armed Robbery of Turkey Hill Store in Lancaster City

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A Strasburg man will serve up to 14 years in prison for robbing a Turkey Hill store last year in Lancaster city.

Aurelio Lopez, 44, recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to felony robbery regarding the July 9, 2017, incident at Turkey Hill, 870...

March 23, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Detective to Lead Lancaster County Crime Scene Forensic Unit at Homicides, other Major Incidents

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A newly-hired Lancaster County detective will work under District Attorney Craig Stedman while coordinating the county-wide Crime Scene Forensic Unit.

Jeffrey Bell, a longtime investigator with the Lancaster city police, recently worked his first shifts as...

March 20, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Lancaster County School Resource Officers in the Spotlight: Ephrata’s Paul Moore

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The District Attorney’s Office is proud to release the second in a series of posts to highlight the incredible work of the School Resource Officers across Lancaster County. A School Resource Officer, or SRO, is a law-enforcement officer who is b...

March 19, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 16, 2018

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Man of Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, Jumping from Moving Vehicle

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A Lancaster man was convicted this week of burglary and several other charges, including reckless endangerment, for jumping from a moving vehicle on Fruitville Pike.

A Lancaster County jury convicted 49-year-old James Fleetro Thomas of five charges in all,...

March 16, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Man Admits to Selling Heroin-Fentanyl Bags that Caused Ephrata Man's Overdose Death

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A Lancaster man will serve up to 12 years in prison for a drug deal that caused the fentanyl-related death of an Ephrata man in 2016.

Patrick C. McEvoy recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to felony counts of drug delivery resulting in death, ...

March 14, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Woman Jailed up to 22 Years for Infant's Death - 2nd Child to Die Under her Care

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A Peach Bottom woman pleaded no contest Monday to third-degree murder regarding the death of her infant son, who suffocated as he slept in July 2016.

Jessica Marie Harper, 30, will serve 11 to 22 years in prison for the July 12, 2016, death of the 2-month-...

March 12, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Child Rapist to Serve at Least 20 Years after Judge Offers no Reduction at Re-Sentencing

Jeremy Barney

A prison inmate serving time for rape of a child will get no relief from his original sentence, after his case was remanded for re-sentencing.

Jeremy H. Barney, 41, was sentenced in 2014 to 20 to 40 years for rape and other sexual abuse of a boy in Manheim...

March 12, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Drug Task Force Searches in Columbia, East Lampeter Uncover Bulk Cocaine, Marijuana

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An East Lampeter Township man is facing felony charges after recent raids at multiple locations uncovered bulk cocaine and marijuana.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force searched an East Lampeter Township home, a store garage in Columbia, and two vehicles...

March 9, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Man Jailed at Least 12 Years for Gunpoint Robbery at Zales Tanger Outlet Store

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A Delaware man will serve up to 35 years in prison for robbing an East Lampeter Township jewelry store – tying up two employees – before fleeing with jewelry.

Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn Jr. ordered Joshua R. Tyner serve 12 to ...

March 8, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Jury Takes Six Minutes to Convict Man of Stealing Car from Friendly Greek Bottle Shop

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A Lancaster County jury recently convicted – after six minutes of deliberation – a man of stealing a car at a Lancaster city bottle shop.

Shawn P. Ambrose was found guilty of felony theft regarding an Aug. 2, 2017, incident at Friendly ...

March 6, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 6, 2018

1 Man Convicted, 1 Sought in Brutal Beating of 62-Year-Old Columbia Man

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A Columbia man was recently convicted of brutally beating a 62-year-old man last year in Columbia.

A Lancaster County jury convicted Shakim N. McIlwain of aggravated assault, conspiracy, and related counts regarding the Sept. 3 incident on Walnut Street.

As...

March 6, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 5, 2018

Homicide Charge Filed Against Man Already Serving Sentence for Abuse of Boy

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A prison inmate who was convicted and sentenced for abusing his infant son in 2009 is now charged with homicide regarding the child’s recent death.

Antonio Flores-Feliciano, 35, is serving a 6½-to-25-year sentence for a series of abuse...

March 5, 2018

District Attorney
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Death Penalty Notice Filed in Shooting Outside Lancaster Bar that Killed 1 Man, Injured Another

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office intends to seek a death sentence upon conviction of a Lancaster man charged with killing a man and wounding another outside a city bar last month.

On Thursday, Assistant District Attorney Travis S. ...

March 1, 2018

District Attorney

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2018

County Offices will be closed for Memorial Day Holiday

The Lancaster County Courthouse and Offices will be closed Monday May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.


Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday May 29th.

Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 10, 2018

30th Annual Senior Games

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This week the County's Office of Aging is conducting the 30th Annual Lancaster Senior Games.  The Commissioners helped kick off the event on Monday at Spooky Nook Sports Complex.  There are 919 participants ranging in age from 55 to 98 a...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disesae Awareness Month

The Commissioners presented a proclamation recognizing Lyme Disease Awareness Month to Penn State Cooperative Extension of Lancaster County on May 2, 2018.

Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Lancaster Bike Club Check Presentation

Bike Club Check Presentation

The Lancaster Bike Club presented a check to the Commissioners in the amount of $5,000 at their May 2, 2018 public meeting.  This donation will help to preserve the heritage of the County's covered bridges.

Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 3, 2018

National Bike Month

National Bike Month

The Commissioners recognized National Bike Month with a proclamation on May 2, 2018.

Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: May 3, 2018

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

Correctional Officers and Employees Week

On May 2, 2018 the Commissioners presented the Warden and Prison staff with a proclamation recognizing National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, May 6 - 12, 2018.

Lancaster County Main Website