2.18.13 Weekend Police Incidents

18 February 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

Feb 16, 2013 - At 2:06 a.m. officers were on a routine bar check at The Village night club, 205 N. Christian St. when a fight occurred inside and then spread to the outside of the bar. Officers entered the bar and discovered a large fight with tables and bottles being thrown. All available officers and detectives responded, as well as five units from neighboring police agencies. Police arrested Tyree Eatmon, 25-year-old male, resident of York, PA and charged him with Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct. Eatmon allegedly assaulted an employee of The Village by striking the employee in the back of the head with a wooden table. The employee was not seriously injured. Police also charged Jeremiha Hunter, 25-year-old male, of Hanover, PA with Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct. No one was seriously injured in the fight. A city officer sustained a minor elbow injury during the incident.

Feb. 16, 10:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to 318 E. King St. (Speed's Sub Shop) for an attempted robbery that occurred approximately an hour earlier. Officers spoke with a male store employee who stated that a white male, approx. 20 years old, approx. 5' 11" tall,  wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, entered the store, told the employee he had a gun and demanded cash. The employee pulled and then pointed his own handgun at the suspect, who immediately fled the store empty handed. The investigation is continuing.

Feb 16, 11:38 p.m., officers responded to a disturbance / fight at the Friendly Greek bar, 463 S. Prince St. and encountered a large group of people fighting in the street. Officers located two victims, a 37-year-old city woman and a 31-year-old city man. Officers determined that these individuals had been assaulted by two females. Carmen M. Bonilla, 25 years old, Lancaster Township resident and Evelyn Garcia, 18 years old, Lancaster City resident, were both arrested at the scene and charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and Criminal Conspiracy by Off. Ryan Work before MDJ Cheryl Hartman. Theye were both committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $30,000.00 bail. Surveillance cameras in the area captured footage of the defendants kicking and punching both victims in the face and head as the victims were on the ground. The male victim sustained a concussion, broken nose, and possible broken eye orbit. The female victim was bleeding from the head and face and had severe facial contusions. Both victims were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. 

Feb 17, 12:25 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance / fight at the Brunswick Hotel, 151 N. Queen St. There were two prior calls to this location for disturbances earlier in the evening. Officers discovered that a fight had broken out at a baby shower being held at the hotel. The fight then spilled out onto the street. Officers learned that a stabbing victim had been transported to a local hospital. Officers located the victim, a 32-year-old Manheim Twp. man, at the hospital. His injury was a superficial laceration to the lower back. He was not cooperative with police investigators. The investigation is continuing. 

 Feb. 17, 2:02 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired to the rear of the Bird’s Nest night club, 10 S. Prince St.  Officers detained several persons in the area and located a 23-year-old Leola man in the 100 blk. of W. Mifflin St. who had been shot in the lower back. The victim was taken to a local hospital. His injury is not life threatening. The victim was not cooperative with investigators. Several persons at the scene were questioned and released. A 21-year-old city man, Dana L. Johnson Jr., was arrested and charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine after investigating officers observed a bag containing suspected narcotics hanging out of his front pants pocket. The bag was seized and found to contain 14 baggies of cocaine (5.8 grams). Johnson was arraigned and committed to Lancaster County Prison (unknown bail amount). The investigation into the shooting is continuing.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to call Lancaster City Police at (717) 735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website, www.lancasterpolice.com, or Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.           

All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty.