12.18.12 Recent Arrests Lancaster City Police
Listed are two arrests that were made in the past three days:
On Sunday 16 December 2012 at approximately 2:42 pm Officers from Platoon D responded to a residence on the 800 blk. S. Lime St. for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. As the first responding Officers arrived they notified other Officers that a male had fled on foot from the back door of the residence. Responding Officers engaged in a foot pursuit with the male who fled the residence. He was eventually stopped on the 800 blk. S. Duke St. The male was identified as Edward Cedeno-Flores.
While conducting their investigation into the incident Officers were notified that during his flight from the responding Officers, Cedeno-Flores had lifted his shirt and removed a handgun from the waistband of his pants and discarded it in a yard on the 300 blk. Susquehanna St. Witnesses led Officers to the location of the handgun and confirmed that it was the same one they saw Cedeno-Flores throw as he ran from Officers. The handgun, a .22 caliber revolver, was recovered. It was found that Cedeno-Flores had not been issued a permit to carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania or any other state.
As a result of this incident, Cedeno-Flores was charged with Firearms not to be carried without a License. The offense is graded as a 1st degree Misdemeanor. He was arraigned by MDJ Jimenez and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.
On Monday 17 December 2012 at approximately 2:05 pm Officer Scott McDonald of the Lancaster City Police Mounted Unit was inside the Subway on the1st blk. E. King St. While seated inside the business, Off. McDonald observed Evanisse Rivera Melendez and her 2 year old daughter seated at another table. The child was seated in a stroller.
Off. McDonald observed Rivera-Melendez leave her seat and enter the restroom, leaving her child unattended. During that time Off. McDonald saw that there were approximately 10 other restaurant patrons seated at other tables as well as customers who were in line at the counter. None of those patrons were with Rivera-Melendez or were tasked with watching her child.
Off. McDonald saw that the child was crying and distressed. Off. McDonald had to intervene to keep the child from attempting to climb out of the stroller. Off. McDonald estimated that Rivera-Melendez was inside the restroom for approximately 5 minutes before returning to her child.
After consulting with the District Attorney’s Office, Rivera-Melendez was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of Children. This offense is graded as 1st degree Misdemeanor. After consulting with Children and Youth, the child was released to a family member. Rivera-Melendez was arraigned by MDJ Keller and given $10,000 bail (unsecured).
Edward Cedeno-Flores W-H/M/21
800 blk. S. Lime St. Lancaster, PA
Evanisse Rivera-Melendez W-H/F/28
1st blk. S. Ann St. Lancaster, PA