Shortly after 8:00 pm, Monday evening, September 10th, Lancaster City Police Officers were dispatched to an apartment building/rooming house in the 400 blk. of Manor St. for the report of a stabbing which had just occurred.
Lancaster City Police Officers arrested the following individuals in seperate incidents over the weekend:
Updated information regarding death investigation, 1st block Wise Ave: Following an autopsy by the Lancaster County Coroner's Office, this death is being investigated as an apparent suicide caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The victim is a 21-year-old city man.
Approximately 10:30PM, 06 Sep 2012, Patrol Officers were dispatched to a person down in the 1st Blk Wise Ave. near Lafayette St. While officers were responding County-Wide dispatchers upgraded the call to a cardiac arrest. Upon arrival officers located a male subject in his 20’s laying in the street, near parked cars with what appeared to be a head injury. Ambulance personnel determined that the subject was deceased.
CRIME OF THE WEEK 12-35 Week of September 3rd, 2012
Today was Officer Ted Maukaskas' last day with the Lancaster City Police. After completing 26 years of service "Officer Ted" has retired and accepted a position with the IU-13. For the last 10 years Officer Makauskas has been assigned as a School Resource Officer specializing in TEAM (Teaching Educating and Mentoring) within the School District of Lancaster. Officer Makauskas teaches a variety of school and personal safety topics to children in all grades. From teaching first graders when and how to call 911, to teaching senior high school students about positive decision-making skills and drug and alcohol prevention, Officer Makauskas has been a positive influence to countless school students. An imposing figure standing 6 foot 6 inches, you can ask any student in the School District of Lancaster if they know a police officer and just about every student will tell you that they know “Officer Ted.” In addition to his responsibilities as a TEAM officer, Officer Makauskas has partnered with the School District of Lancaster and set up a Christmas gift drive for disadvantaged children. He solicits school principals for the names of students who most likely won’t receive Christmas gifts. In the first year of the program he supported 25 children. The program now supports well over 200 children through donations from local businesses and organizations. Last year, and for the first time, Officer Makauskas distributed 30 new bicycles from an anonymous donor. Each year the program grows as more businesses, organizations, and individuals get involved.In 2009, Officer Makauskas was selected by NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) for their Exceptional Service Award for the mid-Atlantic region. His accomplishments included teaching more 1,000 safety and life lessons in the schools each year. Officer Makauskas was one of six officers to receive the national award. In addition to the national award, Officer Makauskas has received numerous letters, cards, and individual school awards for his service to the School District of Lancaster.Officer Makauskas is retired from the Pennsylvania National Guard after 30 years of service to his state and country. Retiring as a sergeant first class, he worked as a military liaison for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). He volunteers his time for Camp Cadet, a week-long law enforcement summer camp for teens sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Police. For the last 9 years Officer Makauskas has assisted as a counselor for the overnight camp. His extensive police experience, coupled with his experience as a soldier, makes him a role-model to young teens. Officer Makauskas is also well known in the athletic community. He has coached basketball for 36 years through the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) and 9 years at the college level. He recently began coaching football through the PIAA and in his spare time he umpires youth baseball. Officer Makauskas possess the rare quality of knowing how to deal with children. In order to reduce crime in the communities it is often necessary to teach children from the start the difference from right and wrong. In some cases, particularly in an urban environment, children aren’t taught the difference between right and wrong in the home. Officer Makauskas not only teaches children at all ages, but he knows them and follows their progress as they move from grade to grade, school to school. His lessons in the school are not only important legal lessons, but important life lessons as well. His refereeing position often puts him in contact with students involved in sports. His military background instilled discipline, honor, self-respect and a sense of duty of which he is not afraid to share with students and adults. Officer Makauskas is married with two teenage sons, one in high school and one a sophomore in college.
At 8:10 P.M. Friday, August 31, 2012, Lancaster City Police Officer Hank Barrie and Sergeant Gary McCrady were on patrol in the 300 block of S. Queen St. when they observed Ubaldo Ramos-Rodriguez, 71 years old, resident of the 500 block of Rockland St., Lancaster, sitting outside of a property that the officers knew was not his residence. As the officers approached, Ramos-Rodriguez stood up and began to walk south on Queen St. As he did so, he knocked over a large bottle of beer that was on the sidewalk at his feet. The officers noticed that Ramos-Rodriguez was unsteady on his feet. He showed additional signs of intoxication, including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. A female citizen approached the officers and informed them that she had seen this man trip and fall on the sidewalk prior to the officers' arrival.
5th Annual Lancaster Mounted Patrol and Canine Unit Benefit Horse Show
Today, August 23, 2012, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police announce the arrest of the below subject in the Homicide of an infant, Aurora Heiney-Moore, a 5-month-old female, which occurred at 731-A North Reservoir Street, Lancaster City, on April 12, 2011.
REWARD Up to $1000