Bethel Township

Harassment – At approximately 7:03 p.m. Aug. 13, police responded to the 200 block of North Mechanic Street for a reported domestic. Police determined that a 38-year-old Fredericksburg man and the victim, a 32-year-old Fredericksburg woman, were engaged in a verbal argument. During the argument, the actor purposefully discharged bodily fluids onto the victim by way of forcibly propelling fluid from his nose onto her face. The victim, along with her children, were relocated. Charges were filed against the actor, who fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Commercial Burglary – Police responded to Blue Mountain Road for a burglary. Police determined that an unknown actor(s) entered Sattizahn Auto Sales in Fredericksburg sometime between 8:45 p.m. Aug. 11 and 6:15 a.m. Aug. 12 via an unlocked window and removed 56 Pennsylvania inspection stickers, valued at $504, and 67 Pennsylvania emissions stickers, valued at $0, then fled the scene in an unknown direction. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194 and reference incident number PA2022-1027499.

Cornwall Borough

Harassment – Police cited a 51-year-old Rexmont man with harassment after an incident on Burd Coleman Road on July 14.

East Hanover Township

Sexual Assault – Police are investigating a Safe2Say report alleging sexual abuse involving female juveniles. This incident occurred sometime between 12 a.m. July 1 and 11:42 a.m. Aug. 17 on Jonestown Road. One of the victims was a 13-year-old Ono female. The investigation is ongoing.

Jackson Township

Vehicle Accident, Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic – At 10:10 a.m. Aug. 5, a single-vehicle crash occurred on Elco Drive, just west of its intersection with Weavertown Road when the driver of a 2017 Dodge Journey, a 33-year-old Newmanstown man attempted to retrieve his inhaler in the center console and took his eyes off the road. The Dodge crossed over the fog line onto the shoulder of the road, where it struck a retaining wall, then rotated clockwise while overturning. The Dodge came to final rest on its wheels, facing west, in the middle of the road. The Dodge sustained disabling damage as a result of the crash. The Newmanstown man was wearing his seatbelt and reported no injuries. Police cited him with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Jonestown Borough

Criminal Mischief under $1,000 – At 7:49 a.m. Aug. 10, police responded to South Mill Street for a report of criminal mischief. Police determined that sometime between 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 10, someone spray-painted graffiti onto the asphalt basketball court at the Jonestown Borough Park. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP Jonestown at 717-865-2194.

Myerstown Borough

Vehicle Accident, Stop Signs and Yield Signs – At 1:21 p.m. Aug. 13, a crash occurred on North College Street at West Jefferson Avenue. A 1992 Grumman LLV driven by a 24-year-old Middletown man was traveling east on West Jefferson Avenue, approaching its intersection with North College Street. A 2005 Nissan Murano driven by a 19-year-old Palmyra woman was traveling south on North College Street, nearing its intersection with West Jefferson Avenue. The Middletown man, for an unknown reason, proceeded without clearance through a stop sign and directly into the path of the southbound Nissan, where the initial impact occurred. No airbags were deployed as a result of the crash. CJ Wagner’s Towing towed the Grumman and the Nissan from the scene. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, sustained suspected minor injuries and were transported via Myerstown First Aid Unit to Hershey Medical Center. Goodwill Fire Company and Lebanon County Fire/Police assisted on the scene. Police cited the Middletown man with stop signs and yield signs.

Corruption of Minors – Police are investigating a ChildLine report of suspected child abuse and neglect in reference to a 15-year-old Myerstown female who was offered medical marijuana by her father. This incident occurred sometime between 12 a.m. May 25 and 11:59 p.m. July 25 on South Railroad Street. The investigation is ongoing.

North Cornwall Township

Vehicle Accident – At 6:50 p.m. Aug. 13, a vehicle driven by a 21-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling west on Springwood Drive when she hit a curb, disabling her vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

Vehicle Accident – At 2:25 p.m. Aug. 14, a vehicle driven by an 81-year-old Lebanon woman was turning left from Chestnut Street onto 22nd Street when she struck another vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign. One vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported. 

Trespassing, Harassment – At 5:57 a.m. Aug. 16, police responded to the 700 block of Brookside Lane for a disturbance at a residence. Maria Pena-Lopez, 38, of Lebanon, allegedly entered the home and began assaulting the female that lived there by slapping her face and pulling her hair. Police arrested Pena-Lopez for trespassing and harassment and transported her to LCCB.

Vehicle Accident – At 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17, a vehicle driven by a 57-year-old Lebanon woman was traveling east on Rocherty Road when she veered off the road and hit a ditch. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

North Lebanon Township

Simple Assault – Police cited Jose Cotto-Moreno, 27, with simple assault after an altercation on the 3100 block of Hanford Drive on Aug. 15.

Drug Possession – Police cited an 18-year-old Lebanon woman with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop for being in the parking lot on North 25th Street at Hanford Drive after dark on Aug. 6.

North Londonderry Township

Public Drunkenness – At 10:20 p.m. Aug. 14, police received a report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of East Main Street. Police responded to the area and located a 33-year-old Palmyra man. Police cited him with public drunkenness.

Palmyra Borough

Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended – At approximately 2:27 p.m. July 21, police initiated a traffic stop on the 900 block of East Main Street. Police identified the driver as Gilberto Olivencia-Rivera, 58, who has a DUI-suspended license. This was Olivencia-Rivera’s third offense for driving on a DUI-suspended license, making it a misdemeanor three. On Aug. 2, charges were filed against Olivencia-Rivera at MDJ Garver’s office for driving while operating privilege is suspended (DUI-related) third offense.

Open Fires and Burning – At approximately 1:34 a.m. July 31, police noticed smoke blanketing the 00 block of North Grant Street. Police traced the source of the open burning to the backyard of a residence in the area. Contact was made with the subject responsible for the fire, a 52-year-old Palmyra man who admitted to burning plastics in the fire. On Aug. 1, a non-traffic citation was filed with MDJ Garver’s office, charging him with a violation of a borough ordinance, open fires and burning, which is a summary offense.

Altered, Forged, Counterfeit Documents, Driving While Suspended – At approximately 4:58 p.m. July 28, police initiated a traffic stop on the 900 block of East Main Street. Police identified the driver as Julissa Salome-Martinez, 31, and determined Salome-Martinez was operating her vehicle with a suspended driver’s license. She also had no insurance, an expired registration, and counterfeit inspection and emission stickers. Charges were filed against Salome-Martinez, charging her with altered/forged/counterfeit documents, driving while suspended, and four other summary traffic violations. 

DUI, Drug Possession – At 9:15 p.m. May 31, police located Ryan Bates, 36, passed out in his vehicle in the 00 block of East Spruce Street and determined that Bates was under the influence of controlled substances and in possession of drug paraphernalia. On Aug. 9, charges were filed through MDJ Garver’s office, charging Bates with DUI-controlled substance, DUI-combination of drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Arrest Warrant, Theft – At approximately 8:24 a.m. Aug. 18, police initiated a traffic stop on a maroon Nissan X-terra in the 00 block of West Main Street. Police found the registered owner and driver, Alexis Guy, 23, to have an active arrest warrant out of Derry Township (theft-misdemeanor). The Derry Township Police Department was requested to respond to the scene, took Guy into custody without incident and transported him from the scene.

False Identification to Law Enforcement, PFA Violation – At approximately 1:50 a.m. Aug. 17, police identified Willie Haslip, 58, on the 800 block of East Main Street. Haslip has a current PFA against him. Haslip was observed walking and talking with the protected person. Contact was made, and Haslip lied about his identity to police several times. Police took Haslip into custody and transported him to LCCB on false identification to law enforcement and violation of PFA order.

South Lebanon Township

Drug Possession – At 12:30 a.m. Aug. 5, police responded to LCCF, located on East Walnut Street, after an inmate was found in possession of controlled substances. The investigation is ongoing.

South Londonderry Township

Felon Not to Possess a Firearm, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Drug Possession – At 9:49 p.m. Feb. 18, police conducted a traffic stop on the 2900 block of Horseshoe Pike and arrested the driver, Joseph Cabrera, 30, of Harrisburg, for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. The vehicle was also seized for further investigation. Following a search warrant, police located a firearm, ammunition, marijuana, cocaine, prescription medication, and THC vaping solution inside the vehicle. Police cited Cabrera for felon not to possess a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.

Theft – At 12:40 p.m. March 9, police investigated a theft on the 2900 block of Horseshoe Pike. Police cited Gabriel Burkholder, 19, of Hershey, with stealing money from the business while he was employed at Speedway.

Vehicle Accident, Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic – At 12:24 p.m. July 20, a crash occurred on the 5300 block of Elizabethtown Road. A vehicle driven by a 44-year-old Manheim woman accompanied by a 14-year-old Manheim male and a 10-year-old Manheim male, was traveling east when it exited the road and struck a telephone pole. The vehicle overturned several times prior to landing on its wheels. The vehicle was towed from the scene. One juvenile sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. Police cited the Manheim woman with driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Swatara Township

Drug Possession – At approximately 6:28 p.m. Aug. 14, police observed a BMW violating several vehicle codes and initiated a traffic stop on the 300 block of Lickdale Road. Upon making contact with the driver, Elijah Thelusmond, 20, of Endicott, New York, police detected an odor of marijuana. Thelusmond admitted to illegally possessing marijuana and related paraphernalia. A consent to search was conducted, and the items were seized. Charges will be filed.

Harassment – At 3 p.m. Aug. 19, police responded to Mountville Drive for a physical domestic. Police determined that the arrestees/victims, a 26-year-old Grantville woman and a 43-year-old Lebanon woman, were involved in a verbal altercation. The altercation turned physical when both parties exchanged pushes, slaps, and punches. Police cited both parties with harassment.

Union Township

Fatal Accident – At 4:34 p.m. Aug. 17, a crash occurred as a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Vanessa Henner, 25, of Lancaster, was traveling north on SR 72. A 1999 Volvo truck tractor driven by George Force, 59, of Montgomery, was traveling south on SR 72. The Chevrolet crossed the center line into the opposing travel lane, and the vehicles collided. The Volvo continued south and struck an embankment on the east side of the road. Force was transported via Life Lion EMS to the Hershey Medical Center for injuries of unknown severity. Henner was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lebanon County Coroner’s Office. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Northern Lebanon Fire and Emergency Services and Fort Indiantown Gap Fire Department and Fire Police also assisted on the scene.

West Cornwall Township

Harassment – Police cited an 18-year-old man with harassment after an incident at an institution in West Cornwall Township on July 31.

Vehicle Accident – At 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9, this crash occurred on the 2300 block of Quentin Road. A vehicle driven by a 21-year-old Parkesburg man struck the back end of a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Elizabethtown man.

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