Viewing entries posted in April 2013
Shortly before 10:00 pm, April 22nd officers were dispatched to the area of the 500 Blk S. Christian St (area of Woodward & Christian Sts) for a report of shots fired, although no evidence of a shooting could be located at that time. Then, shortly before 10:30 pm, Officers Chris McCormick and Steven Alexander were dispatched to Lancaster General Hospital for a report of a subject who had arrived at the hospital as a result of a shooting, that was to have occurred in the 500 Blk Woodward St. (area of Woodward & Christian Sts).
At 5:34 p.m. on April 21, 2013 Lancaster City Police officers were dispatched to the Lancaster County Park to assist park rangers with a fight at one of the basketball courts. As park rangers arrived at the basketball courts, one of the rangers observed a male subject, later identified as Angel Luis Gonzalez-Tirado, 20 years old, resident of the 700 blk. Manor St., Lancaster remove a handgun from his waistband and throw it into a wooded area. Rangers attempted to stop Gonzalez-Tirado but he fled on foot. Gonzalez-Tirado was later located on the property of the Youth Intervention Center hiding behind a dumpster. Park Rangers positively identifed Gonzalez-Tirado, the gun was recovered and Gonzalez-Tirado was transported to LGH for facial injuries received from the fight at the basketball court. Gonzalez-Tirado refused treatment and was transported to the Lancaster City police station where he was charged by Off. Will Smith before MDJ Richard Simms with Firearms not to be Carried Without a License and Defiant Trespass (Bail amount unknown - Gonzalez-Tirado was committed to Lancaster County Prison).
Lancaster City Police charged a 21-year-old Philadelphia man following an incident where he threatened to kill a 23-year-old city woman. The victim stated that she had been involved in a brief relationship with Eric R. Rivera. At 7:00 p.m. April 20, 2013, Rivera made threatening statements to the victim, telling her he would kill her, placing her in fear for her life. When the victim told Rivera to leave her apartment (in the 200 blk. W. James St.) he pointed a knife against the victim's back and forced her to drive him to Long's Park. While at Long's Park (1411 Harrisburg Pk) Rivera put a knife against the victim's left cheek and again made threats against her life. Rivera then forced the victim to drive them back to her apartment. While in the apartment, Rivera put the knife up against the victim's torso and neck and threatened to cut her and kill her. The victim was afraid to leave so she waited until Rivera fell asleep before fleeing the apartment. The victim went to a relative's house and called police. Rivera was arrested at the victim's apartment and has been charged with three counts of Simple Assault, one count of Unlawful Restraint, and two counts of Terroristic Threats by Off. Nelson Ramos before MDJ Bruce Roth. Rivera was arraigned and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $250,000.00 bail. All persons accused of crimes are considered innocent until proven guilty.
At 9:37 p.m. April 21, 2013 Lancaster City Police officers responded to the area of Crystal Park for a report of a robbery. Officers located the victim, a 22-year-old city man, who stated he was walking in the 1st blk. of Reo Ave. when he was approached by three male subjects, one of whom thrust a handgun against the victim's head and demanded that the victim surrender his belongings. The victim dropped a cigarette lighter and a small amount of cash on the ground, and the suspect forcefully removed a pair of headphones and an attached cell phone from the victim's head. The suspect picked up the lighter and money and all three suspects fled the scene.
This is from our Brother and Sisters at the Lancaster Bureau of Fire:Recently there was a complaint that someone has called a citizen in Landisville and saying they represent the Lancaster Fire Fighters and they are soliciting for a coupl...es dance to benefit the injured firefighters. They are asking for money over the phone, via credit card, and then they will send you the tickets. This is not true. We believe this to be a scam. We are however, in the middle of our fund drive, which we sell tickets for a magic show, but you will never be asked to give money over the phone. Here is a list of fundraisers for Lt Kelley and the firefighters injured at the Madison Street fire. April 18- Lancaster Barnstormers opening day. Tickets can be purchased online. April 28- Bands for Brothers concert featuring John Michael Montgomery at the Lancaster convention center. Tickets can be purchased at all Family Owned Markets or at www.wiov.com. Thank You, Executive BoardLancaster Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 319-As is the case in many tragic situations or disasters, there are parasites who will attempt to make a quick buck at the expense of someone else's suffering. If anyone has received a similar call where someone is attempting to get your personal or financial information over the phone, please think twice and don't succumb to the high pressure sales tactics. If you believe that you are a victim of this despicable act, please contact your local Police Department.
Shortly before 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 6st Lancaster City Police Officers were dispatched to The Image clothing store, located at 713 Union St, the intersection of Union and Laurel Sts, for a report of a Robbery in progress. Additional reports immediately followed indicating this Robbery also involved a shooting at this location. Upon arrival, Officers located two victims, a 29 year old proprietor of the clothing store and a 27 year old employee, both suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. They were subsequently conveyed to a local hospital via ambulance with what is believed to be non-life threatening wounds.