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Posted on: January 13, 2021

January 13th Commissioners' Meeting recording . . .

Due to technical difficulties, the Wednesday, January 13th Commissioners' Meeting recording was not recorded.  

Apologies for the inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding.  Please refer to the minutes, when approved, fo...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: January 8, 2021

AMI Testing Sites for COVID-19...

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2020

Department of Health Announces Week-Six of Regional Testing Extension Across the Commonwealth

Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced beginning Tuesday, January 12, regi...

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Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: January 7, 2021

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Cows

Access various alerts including road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Alerts will be displayed at the top of the website when active. Visitors can also sign up to receive notifications on specific categories to always stay inform...

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Access various alerts including road closures, parking alerts, boil water advisories, and more. Alerts will be displayed at the top of the website when active. Visitors can also sign up to receive notifications on specific categories to always stay inform...

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Use Citizen Request Tracker to notify us about a general concern, comment, or compliment. Visitors can also log in to check on the progress of existing requests.

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Armed Man Arrested, Charged after Hours-Long Standoff at West Hempfield Township Home

ShawnStryker

An armed West Hempfield Township man was arrested Sunday night after an hours-long standoff at his home.

Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) took 49-year-old Shawn Stryker into custody about 9:15 p.m., about 10 hours after police were i...

Jan. 5, 2021

District Attorney
Posted on: December 29, 2020

CHARGED: Alleged Dealer Had Cocaine, THC Products, Mushrooms, Pot, $91K Cash

SanerFullStash

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force halted an upper-level dealing operation when the recent raid of a Providence Township home uncovered cocaine, MDMA, numerous THC products, psychedelic mushrooms, pounds of marijuana, and over $91,000 cash.

The Drug Task...

Dec. 29, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Man Arrested at Airport after Flying Cross Country to Attack Woman in West Hempfield Township

BWI

Police arrested a man Monday at BWI Airport – on his way back to Texas – after he traveled cross country to beat a woman in West Hempfield Township.

West Hempfield Township police charged 35-year-old Tomas Martinez-Martinez with felony counts of strangulat...

Dec. 23, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Man Charged with Kidnapping Linda Stoltzfoos Now Charged with Her Murder

LindaHomPressFlags

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announces a significant development in the investigation of Linda Stoltzfoos’ abduction and attached prosecution.

On Monday, East Lampeter Township police and Pennsylvania State Police, af...

Dec. 22, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Two Men Charged – One a Fugitive – in $100K Theft Spree of Catalytic Converters

JonathanEvans

Two men are charged, including one who remains a wanted fugitive, in a multi-jurisdictional spree of thefts of catalytic convertors in Lancaster County.

Zachery Ryan Martin, 31, and Jonathan Robert Evans, 39, are charged with targeting parked vehicles and ...

Dec. 16, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 14, 2020

VERDICT: Lancaster Man Guilty of Messaging 14YO Girl Online for Sexual Contact

Jyptian Grooms

A Lancaster man was convicted this week of two felonies for messaging a 14-year-old girl online to meet for sexual contact.

A Lancaster County jury recently returned guilty verdicts against 22-year-old Jyptian Grooms to counts of unlawful contact with a mi...

Dec. 14, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Man Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot During Barricade Situation in Manheim Township

Police Lights DUI.jpg

A standoff incident in Manheim Township ended early Wednesday morning with the death of a man who barricaded himself, with a woman, inside an apartment.

The man, who is not being identified at this point, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to...

Dec. 9, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Lancaster Man Charged with Kidnapping Indiana Girl, 13, and Sexually Assaulting Her

Andrew Howland

A multi-agency investigation led to a Lancaster County hotel Wednesday night where police arrested a 38-year-old man and charged him with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from her Indiana home after pursuing her online.

Andrew E. Howland, of Lancaster city, a...

Dec. 4, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 2, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Caller Claims to Be with Sheriff, Demands Payment for Court Dues

Scam

Residents are warned of a scam involving a caller claiming to be with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office while demanding payment.

Local officials are aware of at least one case and believe other people could be targeted.

The caller identified h...

Dec. 2, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Drug Task Force Nabs Alleged Dealer with Fentanyl, Child Pornography While on Bail

JustinMJenkins

A Lancaster County man charged over the summer with felony drug-dealing was caught twice – while on bail – with fentanyl for sale.

Justin Michael Jenkins also is charged with producing and possessing child pornography regarding material...

Nov. 25, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 24, 2020

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Man of Causing Brain Injury with Punch at Private Club

MatthewPaulGibson

A Willow Street man was convicted this week of felony aggravated assault for seriously injuring a man with a punch last year at a private club in Lancaster city.

Matthew Gibson, 39, will be sentenced after a background investigation is completed in a coupl...

Nov. 24, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 20, 2020

‘One Pill Did It’: Dealer Sentenced for Fentanyl Pill that Caused Fatal Overdose

Hector Valentin Nazario

A Lancaster man will spend at least 6½ years in prison for selling a fentanyl-laced pill to a man who fatally overdosed last year in his East Lampeter Township home.

Hector V. Nazario recently admitted in Lancaster County Court to selling pills ...

Nov. 20, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 17, 2020

‘Danger to the Community’ Jailed up to 40 Years for Violent Store Robberies

TimothyJenkins

A Columbia man will serve up to 40 years in prison for a pair of violent store robberies this year – crimes that were solved when police from two departments collaborated to trace a getaway vehicle then discover the robber’s disguise i...

Nov. 17, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Information Sought About Tuesday Evening Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision in East Earl

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Police are investigating a vehicle collision Tuesday evening in East Earl Township that seriously injured a pedestrian.

An eastbound vehicle – a gray Saturn sedan - struck a woman who was on the road in the 1000 block of Main Street (Route 23) abo...

Nov. 12, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 9, 2020

VERDICT: Man Convicted of Rape – Months after Pleading Guilty to Assaulting 2 Women

JustinBurke 2020

An Elizabethtown man already on probation for indecent assaults of two women was recently convicted of raping a woman last year at his home.

A local jury convicted 24-year-old Justin M. Burke of eight offenses, including felony rape, following a four-day t...

Nov. 9, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 6, 2020

DUI Driver Sentenced to State Prison for Injuring 2 in High-Speed Crash

Walker Michels

A Downingtown man who was drunk and under the influence of marijuana when he drove more than twice the speed limit and caused a head-on crash in Caernarvon Township will serve at least three years in prison.

The July 6, 2019, crash seriously injured a man ...

Nov. 6, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Drug Task Force: Upper-Level Dealers Charged for $100K Stash of Cocaine, Fentanyl

Soto Ramirez Stash

A Lancaster city couple was recently arraigned in County Court for allegedly dealing cocaine and fentanyl in an “upper-level” drug operation, according to detectives.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force raided a home in the 300 block o...

Nov. 5, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 3, 2020

JUDGE: Lancaster Man Charged in Double Murder is Not Competent for Trial

JamesSterbinsky2020

A Lancaster man charged with killing his sister and niece last year is not competent to stand trial, a Lancaster County Judge ordered on Thursday.

Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro ordered that 57-year-old James Sterbinsky be transferred to Norristown S...

Nov. 3, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 29, 2020

SILENT WITNESS: Honoring and Remembering the Lives Lost to Domestic Violence

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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month approaches its end, let us not forget the many lives lost to partner/spousal violence and how lives can be saved going forward by speaking up and taking action on the victims’ behalf.

Four women are killed every day acr...

Oct. 29, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Preliminary Hearing: Neighbor Confrontation Led to Fatal Shooting on Lancaster City Porch

GeraldoRosario

Investigators testified this week that Geraldo Rosario confronted a neighbor earlier this month and, as a result, the neighbor was shot to death.

Rosario, 57, was ordered to face counts of criminal homicide and reckless endangerment in Lancaster County Cou...

Oct. 26, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 23, 2020

‘Callous’ DUI Driver who Caused Fatal Crash in 2014 Denied Appeal Relief

PatriciaHalgash

A Florida woman who was intoxicated during a fatal crash six years ago in East Lampeter Township will not have her conviction overturned.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently denied Patricia Halgash’s appeal, meaning Halgash’s 2016 ...

Oct. 23, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 13, 2020

VERDICT: Man Guilty of Hiding in Insulation of Attic to Avoid Felony Warrant

JoelSantiago

A West Lampeter Township man was convicted Tuesday of hiding from police – in his grandfather’s attic – while officers searched for him to serve a felony arrest warrant last year.

A local jury deliberated about 30 minutes befo...

Oct. 13, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: September 11, 2020

'Careless, Negligent': Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Shooting of 'Friend' in Columbia

AntonioAcosta2020

An 18-year-old Columbia man admitted Wednesday to shooting and killing his friend last year in Columbia.

Antonio Acosta pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and two related charges regarding the July 29, 2019, shooting of 19-year-old Nicholas J. Mill...

Sep. 11, 2020

District Attorney

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Armed Man Arrested, Charged after Hours-Long Standoff at West Hempfield Township Home

ShawnStryker

An armed West Hempfield Township man was arrested Sunday night after an hours-long standoff at his home.

Lancaster County Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) took 49-year-old Shawn Stryker into custody about 9:15 p.m., about 10 hours after police were i...

Jan. 5, 2021

District Attorney
Posted on: December 29, 2020

CHARGED: Alleged Dealer Had Cocaine, THC Products, Mushrooms, Pot, $91K Cash

SanerFullStash

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force halted an upper-level dealing operation when the recent raid of a Providence Township home uncovered cocaine, MDMA, numerous THC products, psychedelic mushrooms, pounds of marijuana, and over $91,000 cash.

The Drug Task...

Dec. 29, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Man Arrested at Airport after Flying Cross Country to Attack Woman in West Hempfield Township

BWI

Police arrested a man Monday at BWI Airport – on his way back to Texas – after he traveled cross country to beat a woman in West Hempfield Township.

West Hempfield Township police charged 35-year-old Tomas Martinez-Martinez with felony counts of strangulat...

Dec. 23, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Man Charged with Kidnapping Linda Stoltzfoos Now Charged with Her Murder

LindaHomPressFlags

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announces a significant development in the investigation of Linda Stoltzfoos’ abduction and attached prosecution.

On Monday, East Lampeter Township police and Pennsylvania State Police, af...

Dec. 22, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Two Men Charged – One a Fugitive – in $100K Theft Spree of Catalytic Converters

JonathanEvans

Two men are charged, including one who remains a wanted fugitive, in a multi-jurisdictional spree of thefts of catalytic convertors in Lancaster County.

Zachery Ryan Martin, 31, and Jonathan Robert Evans, 39, are charged with targeting parked vehicles and ...

Dec. 16, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 14, 2020

VERDICT: Lancaster Man Guilty of Messaging 14YO Girl Online for Sexual Contact

Jyptian Grooms

A Lancaster man was convicted this week of two felonies for messaging a 14-year-old girl online to meet for sexual contact.

A Lancaster County jury recently returned guilty verdicts against 22-year-old Jyptian Grooms to counts of unlawful contact with a mi...

Dec. 14, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Man Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot During Barricade Situation in Manheim Township

Police Lights DUI.jpg

A standoff incident in Manheim Township ended early Wednesday morning with the death of a man who barricaded himself, with a woman, inside an apartment.

The man, who is not being identified at this point, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to...

Dec. 9, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Lancaster Man Charged with Kidnapping Indiana Girl, 13, and Sexually Assaulting Her

Andrew Howland

A multi-agency investigation led to a Lancaster County hotel Wednesday night where police arrested a 38-year-old man and charged him with kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from her Indiana home after pursuing her online.

Andrew E. Howland, of Lancaster city, a...

Dec. 4, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: December 2, 2020

SCAM ALERT: Caller Claims to Be with Sheriff, Demands Payment for Court Dues

Scam

Residents are warned of a scam involving a caller claiming to be with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office while demanding payment.

Local officials are aware of at least one case and believe other people could be targeted.

The caller identified h...

Dec. 2, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Drug Task Force Nabs Alleged Dealer with Fentanyl, Child Pornography While on Bail

JustinMJenkins

A Lancaster County man charged over the summer with felony drug-dealing was caught twice – while on bail – with fentanyl for sale.

Justin Michael Jenkins also is charged with producing and possessing child pornography regarding material...

Nov. 25, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 24, 2020

GUILTY: Jury Convicts Man of Causing Brain Injury with Punch at Private Club

MatthewPaulGibson

A Willow Street man was convicted this week of felony aggravated assault for seriously injuring a man with a punch last year at a private club in Lancaster city.

Matthew Gibson, 39, will be sentenced after a background investigation is completed in a coupl...

Nov. 24, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 20, 2020

‘One Pill Did It’: Dealer Sentenced for Fentanyl Pill that Caused Fatal Overdose

Hector Valentin Nazario

A Lancaster man will spend at least 6½ years in prison for selling a fentanyl-laced pill to a man who fatally overdosed last year in his East Lampeter Township home.

Hector V. Nazario recently admitted in Lancaster County Court to selling pills ...

Nov. 20, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 17, 2020

‘Danger to the Community’ Jailed up to 40 Years for Violent Store Robberies

TimothyJenkins

A Columbia man will serve up to 40 years in prison for a pair of violent store robberies this year – crimes that were solved when police from two departments collaborated to trace a getaway vehicle then discover the robber’s disguise i...

Nov. 17, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Information Sought About Tuesday Evening Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision in East Earl

PoliceLights3

Police are investigating a vehicle collision Tuesday evening in East Earl Township that seriously injured a pedestrian.

An eastbound vehicle – a gray Saturn sedan - struck a woman who was on the road in the 1000 block of Main Street (Route 23) abo...

Nov. 12, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 9, 2020

VERDICT: Man Convicted of Rape – Months after Pleading Guilty to Assaulting 2 Women

JustinBurke 2020

An Elizabethtown man already on probation for indecent assaults of two women was recently convicted of raping a woman last year at his home.

A local jury convicted 24-year-old Justin M. Burke of eight offenses, including felony rape, following a four-day t...

Nov. 9, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 6, 2020

DUI Driver Sentenced to State Prison for Injuring 2 in High-Speed Crash

Walker Michels

A Downingtown man who was drunk and under the influence of marijuana when he drove more than twice the speed limit and caused a head-on crash in Caernarvon Township will serve at least three years in prison.

The July 6, 2019, crash seriously injured a man ...

Nov. 6, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Drug Task Force: Upper-Level Dealers Charged for $100K Stash of Cocaine, Fentanyl

Soto Ramirez Stash

A Lancaster city couple was recently arraigned in County Court for allegedly dealing cocaine and fentanyl in an “upper-level” drug operation, according to detectives.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force raided a home in the 300 block o...

Nov. 5, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: November 3, 2020

JUDGE: Lancaster Man Charged in Double Murder is Not Competent for Trial

JamesSterbinsky2020

A Lancaster man charged with killing his sister and niece last year is not competent to stand trial, a Lancaster County Judge ordered on Thursday.

Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro ordered that 57-year-old James Sterbinsky be transferred to Norristown S...

Nov. 3, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 29, 2020

SILENT WITNESS: Honoring and Remembering the Lives Lost to Domestic Violence

SilentWitness Logo

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month approaches its end, let us not forget the many lives lost to partner/spousal violence and how lives can be saved going forward by speaking up and taking action on the victims’ behalf.

Four women are killed every day acr...

Oct. 29, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Preliminary Hearing: Neighbor Confrontation Led to Fatal Shooting on Lancaster City Porch

GeraldoRosario

Investigators testified this week that Geraldo Rosario confronted a neighbor earlier this month and, as a result, the neighbor was shot to death.

Rosario, 57, was ordered to face counts of criminal homicide and reckless endangerment in Lancaster County Cou...

Oct. 26, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 23, 2020

‘Callous’ DUI Driver who Caused Fatal Crash in 2014 Denied Appeal Relief

PatriciaHalgash

A Florida woman who was intoxicated during a fatal crash six years ago in East Lampeter Township will not have her conviction overturned.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently denied Patricia Halgash’s appeal, meaning Halgash’s 2016 ...

Oct. 23, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: October 13, 2020

VERDICT: Man Guilty of Hiding in Insulation of Attic to Avoid Felony Warrant

JoelSantiago

A West Lampeter Township man was convicted Tuesday of hiding from police – in his grandfather’s attic – while officers searched for him to serve a felony arrest warrant last year.

A local jury deliberated about 30 minutes befo...

Oct. 13, 2020

District Attorney
Posted on: September 11, 2020

'Careless, Negligent': Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Shooting of 'Friend' in Columbia

AntonioAcosta2020

An 18-year-old Columbia man admitted Wednesday to shooting and killing his friend last year in Columbia.

Antonio Acosta pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and two related charges regarding the July 29, 2019, shooting of 19-year-old Nicholas J. Mill...

Sep. 11, 2020

District Attorney

News Flash

Posted on: January 13, 2021

January 13th Commissioners' Meeting recording . . .

Due to technical difficulties, the Wednesday, January 13th Commissioners' Meeting recording was not recorded.  

Apologies for the inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding.  Please refer to the minutes, when approved, fo...

Read on...

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