Man Stuffs $700 worth of cigarettes in pants; friend borrows car and never returns it: Lancaster County Police Log, March 1, 2022 | police diary
East Cocalico Township Police
EAST COCALICO TWP. : An unidentified man scammed a local resident with a ‘large sum of money’, appearing on their doorstep and falsely claiming the resident’s grandson was in legal trouble and needed bail around 3.30pm on the 17th February, police say. The man received the money and then fled in a red sedan, possibly a Honda or Ford, police said.
East Hempfield Township Police
EAST HEMPFIELD TWP.: A vehicle at Hempfield High School at 200 Stanley Ave. was locked causing $200 in damages at times Dec. 22, police said.
EAST HEMPFIELD TWP.: Stephen Pearson, 57, of Mount Joy, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and one summary traffic violation after crashing with two other vehicles at Stony Battery Road and Marietta Avenue at 11:11 a.m. on February 1. 23, police said.
EAST HEMPFIELD TWP.: A wallet containing $77.50 in cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2100 block of Noll Drive around 11:30 a.m. on February 11, police said.
EAST HEMPFIELD TWP.: An unidentified man was seen in surveillance footage stealing seven cartons of Marlboro cigarettes worth a combined $735 from a Turkey Hill store at 1503 Columbia Avenue upon entering the store’s office and putting them in his pants at 4:20 p.m. on Feb. 13, police said.
EAST HEMPFIELD TWP.: A toolbox and its contents worth $700 were stolen outside a Lowe’s store at 25 Rohrerstown Road between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. on February 15, police said. A customer had put the toolbox on the ground while loading his purchase into his vehicle, then left it behind, returning to find it had been taken, police said.
EAST HEMPFIELD TWP.: A sports bag filled with $260 worth of clothing and sunglasses was stolen from a vehicle at Spooky Nook Sports at 2913 Spooky Nook Road between 4:50 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on February 19, the report said. police. The unidentified thief smashed the driver’s side window of the vehicle, causing $300 in damage, police said.
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE
EAST HEMPFIELD TWP. : Marvin D. Green, 43, address unknown, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after he borrowed a friend’s 1999 Saturn SL1 at the 2800 block of Dell Lane to go to a grocery store and did not never come back at noon. on February 17, police said. The whereabouts of Green and the vehicle are still unknown, police said.
Elizabethtown Borough Police
ELIZABETHTOWN: Several power tools and other equipment were recovered through a multi-agency theft investigation that began in 2021, police said. The locations of the thefts and the identity of the victim or victims are not known, police said. Anyone who has had power tools or equipment stolen is asked to contact Elizabethtown Borough Police.
Lancaster City Police
LANCASTER: Melvin Augusto Avalos-Ramos, 40, of Lancaster, has been charged with strangulation, common assault and forcible confinement after punching a woman in the face and choking her for four minutes during a domestic dispute at a West Farnum Street residence at 9:12 a.m. on February 26, police said. Avalos-Ramos also held the door shut, preventing the woman from leaving the residence for an hour, police said.
Lititz District Police
LITITZ: Shawn Stauffer, 19, of Lancaster, was charged with harassment after he shoved another person during an argument in the 300 block of West Orange Street at around 2.45pm on February 16, police said.
Mannheim Township Police
LANCASTER TWP.: Jose Rafael Colon-Alvarado, 27, of Lancaster, has been charged with vicarious criminal contempt after repeatedly contacting and harassing a person in the 600 block of Wyncroft Lane via Facebook posts over a span of three weeks in January and February, the police mentioned. Colon-Alvarado, who is prohibited from contacting the person through an abuse protection order, also attempted to contact and harass the victim’s other current relative, police said.
MANHEIM TWP.: Lyndsay A. Gall, 40, of Lititz, was charged with driving under the influence, endangering the welfare of children and violating narcotics laws after crashing in the 1100 block of Manheim Pike at 9:18 p.m. on February 21. said the police. Gall, who was intoxicated at the time and did poorly on a field sobriety test, had a minor in the vehicle at the time, police said.
MANHEIM TWP.: Kim D. Buzzendore, 45, of Columbia, was charged with theft by unlawful taking after she was seen in security footage stealing $1,148 worth of prescription drugs from a Walmart pharmacy at 2030 Fruitville Pike where she worked between Feb. 10 and 14, police said.
Manor Township Police
MANOR TWP.: Riley S. Erb, 20, of Lancaster, was charged with criminal mischief after he punctured the tire of a vehicle in the 500 block of Capri Road causing approximately $200 in damage on February 2, a announced the police.
MANOR TWP.: Camilo Suarez, 36, of Lancaster, was charged with harassment after he shoved someone during an argument in the 1500 block of Manor Boulevard at 8:27 p.m. on February 15, police said.
North Lancaster County Regional Police
PENN TWP.: Two residents of the 300 block of Cedar Hollow were defrauded of $2,900 after buying a utility trailer on Facebook Marketplace at 2:46 p.m. on Feb. 25 and never received their purchase, police said.
WARWICK TWP.: A home in the 300 block of Regents Drive was hit by an air rifle pellet at 10:08 p.m. on February 19, police said. The owner followed a vehicle as it drove away from the scene in Manheim Township, encountering three people in hoodies who fled and struck his vehicle, causing minor damage, police said. The air rifle was later found covered in dirt in the 100 block of West Woods Drive at 6:24 a.m. on February 20, police said.
CLAY TWP.: An unidentified thief stole $435.63 worth of flashlights and batteries from Paul B. Hardware at 50 Wood Corner Road around 9:35 a.m. on Dec. 29, police said.
PENN TWP.: Julie Lynn Mascia, 51, of Manheim, has been charged with criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft after stealing a total of $260.27 in merchandise from a Weis Markets store at 75 Doe Run Road on several flights between November 20 and December 31. , police said.
PENN TWP.: Jon Jay Hartl, 69, of Manheim, was charged with retail theft after stealing a total of $190.64 worth of merchandise from a Weis Markets store at 75 Doe Run Road during multiple robberies between the 10 September and January 24, police said.
PENN TWP.: A vehicle was struck by an unknown object, shattering the windshield, in the 300 block of West Sun Hill Road at 9:25 a.m. Feb. 19, police said. There is only circumstantial evidence that the vehicle was struck by a pellet or BB gun, police said.
WARWICK TWP.: A woman believed her vehicle was locked while parked outside a Giant store at 1008 Lititz Pike sometime before 10:36 a.m. on February 25, police said. Investigators reviewed footage that showed the vehicle had not been locked, police said.
Strasbourg district police
STRASBOURG: Bobbi Lee Unger, 22, of Gardners, has been charged with five counts of retail theft after stealing items from multiple incidents at Rutter’s Farm Store at 405 Historic Drive before February 8, police said.
STRASBOURG: Miguel Angel Vasquez III, 22, of Lancaster, has been charged with three counts of retail theft after stealing items from multiple incidents at Rutter’s Farm Store at 405 Historic Drive before Feb. 10, police said.