False Identification – On Aug. 2, 2020 at 6:24 p.m., this incident occurred as Ovidiu Burlacu, a 26 year old Reading man, provided false information to PSP Jonestown members about his name and date of birth. This incident occurred on the 100 block of I 78 East and involved a 2002 Dodge Chrysler.
Theft – This crime occurred sometime between Aug. 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. and Aug. 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. In the commission of this crime, Actor(s) stole a license plate from the Victim’s vehicle, a 1998 Honda Civic, on SR 22. The Victim was a 38 year old Reading woman. The stolen item was PA Registration Plate KPX0002.
Theft – A Cedar St. resident reported that, sometime within the past month, a North Star Northern Hydraulics 30 ton log splitter valued at $1,900.00 was stolen from the rear of his property.
Scam – A 79 year old Cornwall woman reported that on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, she received a call from a male subject claiming to be a Comcast representative telling her there were problems with her internet router. The caller kept her on the phone for four hours, obtained all of her personal information and accessed her computer remotely, claiming that he corrected the “problems.” The caller then told the woman to go to a Western Union wire transfer location and wire him $2,250 for the “repairs” he made to her system. When the woman told him she did not know how to do that, he told her to instead go to Walmart and purchase (four) $500 gift cards and (one) $200 gift card, then call and provide him with the numbers on the cards. The caller stated he would deduct $50.00 from his $2,250 fee for the gas the woman would use in running to Walmart. When the woman went to the Lebanon Walmart to purchase the gift cards, a store associate, concerned that she was being scammed, questioned her about purchasing the cards and returned her money. The Walmart employee prevented the woman from losing $2,200.
East Hanover Township
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 6, 2020 at 8:13 a.m., this crash occurred on I 81 South at mile marker 47.7. Unit 1, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, driven by Operator 1, a 30 year old Bridgeport, CT man, was traveling in the right lane towing a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The Trailing Unit began to swerve, causing Unit 1 to lose control and strike the guide rail on the west side of the southbound lanes. Unit 1 and its Trailing Unit spun together and struck the guide rail again, which caused the Trailing Unit to disconnect. The Trailing Unit spun around and struck the guide rail again before coming to final rest. The Trailing Unit sustained disabling damage which required towing. Unit 1 was driven from the scene. No injuries were reported.
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 7, 2020 at 7:51 p.m., this crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2018 Ford F-150XLT, driven by Operator 1, a 29 year old Kennesaw, GA man, was traveling south on I 81. At the time of this crash, it was raining and the roadway was wet. Unit 1 was traveling in the left lane behind another vehicle. The vehicle in front of Unit 1 suddenly used its brakes due to a backlog of traffic on I 81 South from a previous crash. Unit 1 subsequently used its brakes. Unit 1 then lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. Unit 1 continued traveling south in a grassy area to the left of the roadway before striking a grassy embankment on its driver’s side frontal portion. Unit 1 came to final rest in the grassy area on the left side of the roadway, facing north. Unit 1 sustained disabling impact damage to its driver’s side front tire. Unit 1 was towed from the scene by Mars Towing. Operator 1 did not sustain any injuries.
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 7, 2020 at 3:45 p.m., this crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2018 International Harvester LT625, driven by Operator 1, a 32 year old Hanover man, and Unit 2, a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia, driven by Operator 2, a 59 year old McDonough, GA man, traveled south on I 81. Both Unit 1 and Unit 2 were in the right lane nearing mile marker 84. Unit 1 was behind Unit 2. As Unit 2 crested a small uphill grade, Operator 2 noticed that traffic was stopped (due to crash PA2020-1095096). At this point, Operator 2 took evasive actions and swerved into the left lane. Due to heavy rains and standing water on the roadways, Unit 2 began to jackknife. Unit 2’s trailer was across both lanes. Operator 1 applied the brakes to Unit 1, but, due to the heavy rain and standing water, Unit 1 was unable to stop in time. Unit 1 rear-ended Unit 2. It impacted Unit 2’s trailer on the left driver’s side of the vehicle with its front end. Unit 1 suffered major contact damage to its front end and was not drivable. Unit 2 suffered minor contact damage to its trailer. Unit 2 was able to be driven from the scene. After the collision, Unit 1 came to final rest with the power unit on the right shoulder and the trailer blocking the right lane. Unit 2 came to final rest on the left shoulder/grass median. This portion of I 81 South has a small uphill grade which limits one’s line of sight. This coupled with heavy rains which exacerbated the visibility issue and standing water on the roadway which impacted their stopping ability and made driving conditions treacherous. Operator 1 suffered an injury to his right knee; he later refused treatment. Operator 2 was not injured. Unit 1 was towed by Motter’s Towing.
DUI – On Aug. 8, 2020 at 9:50 p.m., PSP Jonestown initiated a traffic stop on a 2010 Ford F-150XLT at West Lincoln Ave. and West Washington Ave. Upon contact, the Operator was showing indicators of impairment. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were conducted and the Operator also displayed signs of impairment. The Operator was transported to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon City, for a legal blood sample. Charges are pending.
Burglary – Between Aug. 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. and Aug. 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., members of PSP Jonestown responded to C & S Wholesales, located at 114 East Washington Ave., for a reported burglary. Investigation into this incident has determined that unknown Actor(s) gained entry into the business via a locked door sometime between the above hours. While inside, the unknown Actor(s) proceeded to remove valuables to include two locked safes containing approximately $3,000.00 in cash and credit cards. The unknown Actor(s) proceeded to access both locked cash registers, removing approximately $450.00 in cash before then removing various electronics. The unknown Actor(s) proceeded to flee the scene in an unknown direction by unknown means of travel. Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194 and reference PA2020-1106739.
North Annville Township
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 6, 2020 at 9:28 a.m., this crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2017 Ford F550, driven by Operator 1, a 58 year old Lebanon man, accompanied by Passenger 1, a 47 year old Lebanon man, was traveling east on West Main St. (SR 422) approaching its intersection with Clear Springs Rd. in North Annville Twp. Unit 1 moved into the designated left turn lane, just prior to the intersection, in order to turn left and travel north on Clear Springs Rd. Operator 1 drove into the intersection (during an active green light, not green arrow) and was yielding to oncoming traffic (Phantom 1 and Phantom 2 in the intersection) that was traveling west on West Main St. Unit 2, a 2007 Ford Econoline E250, driven by Operator 2, a 56 year old Lebanon man, was traveling west on West Main St. (SR 422), behind the phantom vehicles that Operator 1 was yielding for, with Unit 2 entering the aforementioned intersection. Operator 1 failed to yield to Unit 2 and proceeded to turn left, directly into the travel path of Unit 2. The roadway at this intersection was wet from recent heavy rainfall. Both Operators attempted to slow/stop their vehicles but were unable to do so as a result of poor traction. Unit 1’s front end (left side) struck the left front end of Unit 2, causing minor damage to both Units. Both Operators drove their Units north onto Clear Springs Rd. and brought their Units to final rest on the right (northbound) shoulder under their own power, facing north. This was the scene upon troopers’ arrival. There were no reported injuries as a result of this crash.
North Cornwall Township
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 8, 2020 at 3:02 p.m., this crash occurred on the intersection of 22nd St. and West Cumberland St. This crash occurred as Operator 1, an 88 year old Cornwall resident, struck Operator 2, a 42 year old Lebanon resident, causing Operator 2 to strike Operator 3, a 60 year old Palmyra resident. Operator 2 and Operator 3 were stopped at the intersection. All traffic was traveling east. No injuries were reported as a result of this crash. There was light damage to the Units.
Theft By Unlawful Taking – On Aug. 6, 2020 at 1:56 p.m., Cecilia Yvette Rivera, a 30 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking on the 1,700 block of Quentin Rd. Rivera picked up a backpack with various items totaling $1,500.00 and removed it from the store. The backpack belonged to a male Victim.
DUI – On July 11, 2020 at 9:04 p.m., Stephan Dissinger, a 22 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with DUI as a result of an accident on Cornwall Rd. across from Springwood Ln. Dissinger swerved off the road and struck a fence.
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 10, 2020 at 1:54 p.m., this crash occurred in the Giant Parking Lot on Quentin Rd. This crash occurred as a 67 year old Lebanon resident and a 24 year old Lititz resident backed into each other as they both were leaving their parking spaces. No injuries were reported as a result of this crash. Both Units sustained minor damage.
North Lebanon Township
Simple Assault, Harassment – Dennys Marrero Romero, a 30 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with Simple Assault and Harassment after an incident that occurred on Aug. 8, 2020 in the 500 block of Weavertown Rd.
Defiant Trespass, Theft From A Motor Vehicle – Quasir Williams, a 21 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with Defiant Trespass and Theft from a Motor Vehicle after an incident that occurred in the 500 block of Weavertown Rd. on Mar. 4, 2020.
Loitering And Prowling, Theft From A Motor Vehicle – Larry Reed, a 51 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with Loitering and Prowling and Theft from a Motor Vehicle after an incident that occurred in the 1,300 block of Sandhill Rd. on Aug. 4, 2020.
North Londonderry Township
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 7, 2020 at 4:14 p.m., North Londonderry Twp. police cited a 40 year old Tower City resident with Driving Too Fast for Conditions after he lost control of his vehicle traveling north on Gravel Hill Rd. on a wet roadway. His vehicle crossed over the southbound lane, exiting the roadway and striking an embankment. The vehicle continued across a small section of grass and across both lanes on Bindnagles Rd. His vehicle then struck a tree, coming to final rest at the northwest corner of the intersection.
DUI, Drug Possession – On July 19, 2020 at 3:35 a.m., PSP Jonestown stopped a 2005 Subaru Outback at Kenbrook Rd. and Troy Ave. The driver, Jason Grunwald, a 26 year old Lebanon man, was found to be operating the vehicle while under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana. The driver was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and THC oil. Charges are pending.
Vehicle Accident – On July 22, 2020 at 3:48 p.m., this crash occurred as Unit 1, a 2019 Volvo VNL760, driven by Operator 1, a 46 year old College Park, GA man, was traveling north on I 81 North approaching mile marker 93.4 in Swatara Twp. in the right lane. Sudden inclement weather (thunderstorm/heavy rain) was occurring at this location at the time of the crash. As Unit 1 was approaching an uphill crest (located just north of I 81 North near mile marker 93.4), the trailing unit started to fishtail, with the vehicle’s trailer swerving over the center dotted line. Operator 1 attempted to regain control by turning his tractor towards the right shoulder when he lost control of his tractor/trailer and drove over the right shoulder. Unit 1 drove into the right grass median, just north of the mile marker 93.4 sign, striking and damaging a PENNDOT “Deer Crossing” sign along the right shoulder. Unit 1 continued moving forward approximately 80 feet and struck a grass embankment with the tractor’s front end. The tractor/trailer’s current position and force from the impact caused the tractor/trailer to jackknife with the tractor sliding to the vehicle’s left, backwards towards the right shoulder. The 2nd and 3rd axles of Unit 1’s tractor slid back onto the right shoulder with its front (1st) axle still in the grass along the right shoulder, coming to final rest with the tractor facing southeast and the front of the trailer facing northwest with the rear of the trailer in the grass along the right shoulder. This was the scene upon troopers’ arrival.
Vehicle Accident – On Aug. 10, 2020 at 11:59 a.m., this three-vehicle crash occurred on Fisher Ave. near its intersection with the 00 block of Old Forge Rd. This crash occurred when Unit 2, a 2013 Kia Sportage, was stopped at a stoplight, waiting on the red light, when Unit 1, a 1996 Toyota Corolla, struck the rear end of Unit 2. This caused Unit 2 to bump into Unit 3, a 2004 Jeep Liberty. Unit 1 sustained minor damage to its front end. Unit 2 sustained minor damage to its front and rear ends. Unit 3 did not sustain any damage from the crash. The Operator of Unit 1 was cited for Following Too Closely.
Theft – This crime occurred on SR 72 between May 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. and Aug. 2, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. In the commission of this crime, the Suspect withdrew money from the Victim’s account without permission. The Victim was a 51 year old Jonestown woman.
West Cornwall Township
Vehicle Accident – On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., this crash occurred on the intersection of SR 72 and SR 419 at Quentin. This crash occurred as Unit 1, a motorcycle, driven by Operator 1, a 27 year old Lebanon resident, was traveling west on SR 419, failed to stop for a red light and collided with Unit 2, a vehicle traveling south on SR 72, driven by Operator 2, an 89 year old Lebanon resident. Operator 1, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from his motorcycle and was transported to Penn State Hershey Medical Center by First Aid & Safety Patrol EMS. Operator 2 and a Passenger in his vehicle were not injured. Unit 1 was towed; Unit 2 was drivable.
Vehicle Accident – On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at 5:45 a.m., this crash occurred on Butler Rd. in the vicinity of the WLYH TV station. Operator 1, a 25 year old Lititz resident, was traveling south on Butler Rd. Peters told police she swerved to avoid a deer, and traveled off the roadway, striking a rock and some trees that caused the vehicle to roll onto its passenger’s side and become wedged between trees. No injuries were reported as a result of this crash. Unit 1 sustained severe damage and was towed.
West Lebanon Township
Drug Violations – Roberto Marti, a 27 year old Lebanon resident, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after an incident that occurred in the 1600 block of Cumberland St. on Mar. 6, 2020.
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