Press Releases

1.29.13 Homicide Suspect from Puerto Rico Arrested in Lancaster

28 January 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

At 11:34 p.m. last night, Jan. 28, 2013, Off.  Jonathan Reppert stopped a red Mercury Mountaineer in the 800 block of Manor Street.  The vehicle was displaying a stolen registration plate. Officers found that the passenger, Jerry Rodriguez-Sanchez, 22-year-old male, unknown address is wanted in Guayama, Puerto Rico for Homicide...

1.26.13 Burglary Suspect Held at Gunpoint by Citizen

26 January 2013 by Det. Sgt. Gary Mackley

         On Wednesday, 23 January 2013, Lancaster City Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Mill Street regarding a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival it was determined a Lancaster City resident was holding the suspected burglar at gun point. The  detained suspect was taken into custody.

1.15.13 Arrest made in Child Homicide

15 January 2013 by Cpt. Kent Switzer

     Shortly after 3:00 am, Saturday, January 12th officers of the Lancaster City Police were dispatched to an address in 500 Blk E. Ross St for a report of an injured child, who was initially reported to have been injured as a result of a fall.  The officers and ambulance...

1.12.13 Burglary Arrest

14 January 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

The below subject was arrested by Lancaster City Police officers folowing a burglary investigation:

1.07.13 Homicide Investigation

7 January 2013 by Lt. Todd Umstead

At 10:55 a.m., January 7, 2013, Lancaster City Police officers were dispatched to an apartment building on the south side of the 200 blk. W. Walnut St. for a “Check on the Welfare” call. First responding officers located a deceased adult male inside one of the apartments.

12.21.2012 McCaskey East HS Text incident

21 December 2012 by Sgt. Bill Hickey

On Friday December 21, 2012 School Resource Officers (SROs) assigned to the School District of Lancaster (SDoL) received information from school officials at Lampeter-Strasburg School District. A student at LSHS received a text message from a student at JP McCaskey East High School, earlier on December 21, 2012. 

12.21.2012 Park City Crow Cannons

21 December 2012 by Sgt. Bill Hickey

 General Growth Properties (GGP), the owning/managing company of Park City Center is implementing a number of efforts to deter the number of crows congregating on the roof of the mall. GGP has applied for a noise variance from the City of Lancaster.

Robbery Arrests

19 December 2012 by Det. Lt. Clark Bearinger

     Shortly before 12:30 pm today, December 18th  Officers were dispatched to Luciano’s Store, located at 259 W. King St, for the report of a Robbery with a knife, that had just occurred. As Officers were arriving, information was obtained that the suspects involved had fled into the Umbrella Works...