Viewing entries posted in October 2012
The Lancaster City Bureau of Police is pleased to announce the promotion of Sgt. Timothy Frey to Lieutenant, effective 10/28/12.
At 11:11 a.m. October 30, 2012 officers responded to the area of Manor St. and Old Dorwart St. for a possible attempted child abduction. A suspect described as a white male, unknown age, wearing glasses, described as balding on top with white hair on sides, approached a 10-year-old girl who was standing on the sidewalk near a corner store. The suspect began talking to the girl and asked her if she wanted to go with him. The child’s mother, who was standing nearby, verbally confronted the suspect, who then got into a navy blue Chevrolet TrailBlazer that was parked at the corner of Old Dorwart St. and Manor St. The suspect then drove away.
On the evening of October 16, 2012 the Lancaster City Bureau of Police Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) and Pennsylvania State Parole conducted a Warrant Sweep Operation within the City of Lancaster, PA.
Shortly after 9:00 p.m. last night (10/8/12) Lancaster City Police received information from the Lancaster County Crime Stoppers Text a Tip program that a male suspect, later identified as Robert Edward JOHNSON, was armed with a stolen handgun and riding in a tan Kia Sephia. Officers located this vehicle in the 1st block of E. Walnut St. and initiated a traffic stop. When the vehicle stopped, Johnson immediately exited the front passenger seat and attempted to flee on foot. Lancaster City Police K-9 Officer Leo quickly assisted in apprehending Johnson. Officers located a .45 caliber handgun in the passenger side door area of the vehicle. It was discovered that this handgun had been reported stolen to the East Lampeter Police Department on October 5th, 2012. Additionally, Johnson does not have a license to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. Johnson was found to be in possession of a small bag of marijuana. Johnson was charged by Off. Anthony Weaver with Firearms not to be Carried Without a License, Receiving Stolen Property, and Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana before MDJ Janice Jimenez. Johnson was treated for a bite wound to his upper arm. He was arraigned and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, at 10:33 a.m. a citizen noticed a man in the back yard of a residence in the 600 block of Poplar St. This man was seen peering into several windows of the residence. The man then knelt down by the kitchen door at the rear of the house and removed an item from a back pack he was carrying. This individual also pulled a t-shirt out of the back pack and placed it over his face and nose. The man then began to pry at the window screen of the kitchen door, eventually gaining access to the home. The witness notified police and told a neighbor what was happening. The neighbor yelled at the man, who fled on foot, running east on Poplar St. Arriving officers from C platoon were able to box the suspect in and capture him on nearby New Dorwart St. The suspect was found to have scissors, a pair of gloves, and the previously mentioned t-shirt and back pack in his possession. He was arrested and conveyed to the police station. Follow-up investigation and interviews resulted in the suspect being charged with one count of Burglary and one count of Possessing Instruments of Crime by Det. Toby Hickey before MDJ Janice Jimenez. It was also discovered that the residents of the burglarized home were sleeping in an upstairs bedroom at the time of this incident.
UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 2 Oct. 2012
On 1 October 2012, at 7:29 PM, officers were dispatched to 743 Beaver Street for a reported stabbing. Officers arrived at the scene and located a female victim, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the back and chest area. The victim, a 42-year-old Lancaster woman, was taken to an area hospital, where she underwent surgery for her injuries. The victim is currently listed in serious condition. During the course of the investigation, detectives interviewed several witnesses and collected evidence from the scene. Investigators learned that the victim’s ex-boyfriend came to the home on Beaver Street and confronted the victim inside the residence. Investigators learned that the ex-boyfriend then attacked the victim and stabbed her multiple times, before fleeing the residence. Investigators were able to identify the victim’s ex-boyfriend as Manuel Luis TORRES M/33, of Lancaster. As a result of this investigation, Detective Manuel Luciano has charged Manuel Luis TORRES with one count of Criminal Attempt at Criminal Homicide before Magisterial District Judge Cheryl Hartman. The Lancaster City Bureau of Police is seeking information on the whereabouts of Manuel Luis TORRES. He is described as being light skinned, approx. 5’11” tall, approx. 150 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.