Viewing entries posted in July 2012
On 14 July 2012, at approx. 3:17 pm, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to the area of Marshall Street, for a reported shooting. Lancaster Countywide Communications advised the officers that the victim was reportedly going to an area hospital. Within a few minutes, the victim arrived at a local hospital, with an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. Officers and investigators began gathering information and attempting to locate the crime scene. During the investigation, it was determined that the shooting was to have occurred in an alley, off of the 200 block N. Marshall Street.
At about 5:20 pm, Saturday, June 9th Officers of the Lancaster City Police were dispatched to the Kalimar Grocery Store, located at 520 S. Lime St, for the report of a Robbery that had just occurred. After checking the area for the described suspect, Officer Michael Fisher spoke to the 33 year old female victim who was working in the store at the time of the Robbery and learned that the suspect approached the counter, threatened her with a knife and demanded money and cigarettes. The suspect, who managed to escape with only the cigarettes, was pepper sprayed by the victim prior to fleeing the store.
On 8 July 2012, at approx. 3:05 am, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to 239 W. King Street for a stabbing. Officers encountered the victim, who was riding in a vehicle, and learned that he had been stabbed on W. King Street, outside of 239 W. King Street. The victim, a 33 year old Lancaster man, was then taken to an area hospital by EMS, where he was being treated for a stab wound to the torso and a laceration to the head and neck area. The victim’s injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
At 5:00 p.m. July 9, 2012 Lancaster County Wide Communication broadcast that a civilian was following a stolen vehicle in the area of Lancaster Township and that officers from Manheim Township were currently looking for the vehicle in the area of the Millersville Pike. This vehicle had been reported stolen to the Manheim Twp. Police on July 6th. LCWC later advised that the civilian following the vehicle had lost sight of the vehicle in Lancaster City in the area of Manor Street and New Dorwart Street. Lancaster City Police Officers Mark Gehron and Stan Roache were in that area when they observed the vehicle, a black Acura Rx, at Union and New Dorwart Street.
During the recent hot weather the Lancaster City Bureau of Police saw an increased number of burglaries in Lancaster City. Unlocked doors, open windows, and air conditioners mounted in windows on the first floor were common issues leading to residential entries. In the case of air conditioners, while residents slept in air conditioned bedrooms on the second floor, burglars removed the air conditioner on the first floor and entered the residence through the window.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:
At 11:18 p.m. July 2, 2012, LCPD officers responded to a stabbing / robbery that had just occurred in the area of N. Market St. and W. James St. Officers located several victims and witnesses and learned that at least two suspects had approached three male victims in the 1st block of W. James St. The suspects attempted to steal bottles of beer from the victims. One of the suspects stabbed a 26-year-old male city resident in the torso during this attempted robbery. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries requiring surgery. His injuries were not immediately believed to be life-threatening. Additionally, a 20-year-old male city resident was struck in the head with a handgun during this incident. This victim did not require medical treatment. The suspects fled the scene on foot.