Press Release

6.29.15 Sexual Assault Arrest

29 June 2015 by Todd Umstead

On June 28, 2015 a 15-year-old female reported to the Lancaster City Police that she had been a victim of ongoing sexual assaults from 2013 - 2104. The victim stated that in September 2012 she met Jose Manuel Rivera-Vasquez, who was 38 years old at the time, and he subsequently asked...

Prostitution Arrests

4 June 2015 by Todd Umstead

On May 29, 2015 officers assigned to the police bureau’s Selective Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Street Operations Group and the patrol division, conducted an undercover operation targeting individuals frequenting the city for the express purpose of soliciting prostitutes.  The Selective Enforcement Unit wanted to address complaints from city...

6.3.2015 Lancaster Police Foundation Purchases K-9's

3 June 2015 by Timothy Frey

The Lancaster City Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, recently purchased two police K-9's to supplement the Lancaster City Police Department.  In addition to the K-9's, the Foundation also paid for their training, equipment, outfitting of K-9 police vehicles, and K-9 equipment.

5.26.2015 Selective Enforcement Unit Warrant Detail

26 May 2015 by Timothy Frey

During the week of May 13th 2015 officers assigned to the Bureau’s Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) conducted a warrant sweep targeting persons known to have outstanding warrants for their arrest.  Many of those wanted had been previously charged with numerous drug offenses including delivery of narcotics and unauthorized use of a...

5.19.15 Police Officer Shot, Suspect Killed

19 May 2015 by Todd Umstead

At 12:27 PM, May 19, Lancaster City Police Officers responded to 305 E. Chestnut St. after receiving information that a wanted person was at this address. Officers confirmed that an arrest warrant existed for the subject and confirmed that he was at this location.