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.
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. It appeared that the victim had been deceased for a period of time. Criminal investigators and a Lancaster County Deputy Coroner responded to the scene. Based on initial findings at the scene, this death appears suspicious and is being investigated as a homicide. Detectives are working to determine the identity of the deceased. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death. Lancaster City Police investigators are conducting a canvass of the surrounding neighborhood and following up on leads.
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.
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. GGP is arranging a number of crow effigies in order to keep crows from landing on the roof.
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 Apartment Building, across the street from the store.
Listed are two arrests that were made in the past three days:
Three women were arrested and charged with prostitution and other offenses this week (4-6 DEC 2012) during a Police Operation conducted by the Lancaster City Bureau of Police Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU).