Shortly before 10:30 pm, Wednesday evening February 13th, Officers of the Lancaster City Police were dispatched to a residence on the east side of the 400 Blk N. Queen St for a report of shots being fired outside that location. Upon arrival, Officers found a subject down, on the east side of that block and this subject was subsequently conveyed to a local hospital via ambulance and taken immediately into surgery. This subject, a 17 year old Lancaster City male, was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Investigators are currently working to confirm this subject’s identity and assure that next of kin has been notified, prior to releasing this information.
At 7:42 p.m. Feb. 11, 2013 officers were dispatched to Superstar Grocery, 601 N. Lime for an armed robbery that had just occurred. Officers arrived and learned from the victim / store owner that a male suspect entered the store, pointed a handgun at him and demanded money from the register. When the register would not open, the suspect grabbed the entire register and fled on foot. Minutes later, Sgt. Richard Heim attempted to stop two subjects in the 500 block of Burrowes Ave. One fled on foot and was stopped about a block away. This subject, Troy D. Fry, 23, of the 900 blk. E. Walnut St. matched the description of the suspect. The victim was brought to the scene where he identified the subject as the robber. He was arrested and taken to the police sation. The other subject stopped, Tyler Fry, 21, same address as Troy (Troy and Tyler Fry are brothers), was arrested on a summary warrant. A pellet gun was found in Troy's path of escape and the cash register was later located by officers in the 600 block of N. Jefferson St. Both subjects were interviewed by detectives and charged with Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy by Det. George Bonilla before MDJ Janice Jimenez. Both were committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.
During the weekend of February 9/10, 2013 Officers from Lancaster City Police responded to (2) shots fired incidents that resulted in arrests.
Lancaster City Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a burglary that occured on January 22nd in the 300 blk. of Mill St. (see 1.26.13 Burglary Suspect Held at Gunpoint by Citizen). Building on information provided by witnesses and the victim, Det. Sgt. Gary Mackley contiinued this investigation and was able to identify a person who was possibly the suspect who fled the scene in a gold Honda. Det. Sgt. Mackley showed a photo array to witnesses who positively identified this individual, Gamalier Perez-Delgado, as the second subject involved in the burglary. Det. Sgt. Mackley obtained a warrant for Perez-Delgado, charging him with Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy, and Theft. Perez-Delgado was arrested without incident by Det. Sgt. Mackley and Det. Stan Roache at 12:10 p.m. yesterday at a private residence in Lebanon, PA. Perez-Delgado was later arraigned by MDJ Cheryl Hartman and was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.
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 and related charges from a homicide that occurred in October 2012. Police officials in Puerto Rico were contacted and confirmed that Rodriguez-Sanchez was wanted and that they would extradite this subject. Rodriguez-Sanchez was charged by Off. Reppert with Fugitive from Justice before MDJ Cheryl Hartman. He is currently being held at the police station pending arraignment.
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.
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 personnel arrived, found the child (a 2-year-old female), in and out of consciousness and conveyed her to Lancaster General Hospital, where medical personnel attempted life saving procedures, but unfortunately the child succumbed to her injuries and was then pronounced dead at 4:18 am that morning. The child was identified as 2-year-9-month-old Ranasia Knight (DOB: 25 April 2010). At this time, bruising was observed to the child’s right orbital area and the child appeared to have an abnormally bloated abdomen.
The below subject was arrested by Lancaster City Police officers folowing a burglary investigation:
UPDATED INFORMATION – Homicide Investigation, 248 W. Walnut St.