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6.28.12 Stabbing

28 June 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

June 28, 2012 at 3:19 a.m. Lancaster City Police responded to the area of Christian St. and Farnum St. for a reported stabbing. Officers located two victims, a 24-year-old male resident of Mountville and a 24-year-old female city resident.

6.28.12 Trespassing at Brunswick

28 June 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

On June 28, 2012 at 12:56 a.m. Lancaster City Police officers responded to the Brunswick Hotel, 151 N. Queen St. for a report of trespassing. Employees of the Brunswick Hotel reported that some people had gained entry to a hotel room without permission and were causing a disturbance.

6.28.12 Child Welfare

28 June 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

On June 27, 2012 at 8:38 p.m. Officer Chris Genetti responded to the 500 block of Second St. for a disturbance call. Off. Genetti located an adult female who was highly upset. The woman told Off.

6.28.12 Stolen Car, Arrests

28 June 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

June 27, 2012 at 10:17 a.m. a city resident reported that her 1993 maroon Saturn coupe had been stolen from the 800 block of Second St. sometime overnight. At 11:43 a.m. a city resident called to report that while driving through the intersection of Chesapeake St.

6.26.12 Charges filed in Hit & Run

26 June 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

Shortly after 1 pm on June 7th, 2012, Officer Michael Dean of the Lancaster City Police investigated a child struck by a vehicle in the 300 block of Ice Ave. A 5 year-old child crossing the street was struck by a blue Jeep.

6.21.12 Attempted Homicide Arrest 500 blk. W. Orange St.

26 June 2012 by Det. Lt. Winters

On 20 June 2012, officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police were dispatched to 527 W. Orange Street, for an unknown type police call.   Officer Alberto Ruiz and Sergeant Richard Cosmore arrived on the scene and encountered the victim and several witnesses on the first floor.   The officers quickly...

6.18.12 Attempted Abduction W. Liberty St.

26 June 2012 by Det. Lt. Winters

The Lancaster City Bureau of Police are investigating an attempted abduction, which occurred earlier today on 18 June 2012.   At approx. 12:44 PM, a 10 year old Lancaster female was riding her bicycle in the area of the 1st block of W.

6.17.12 Homicide - Brunswick Hotel

26 June 2012 by Cpt. Kent Switzer

     Shortly after 2:00 am today, Lancaster City Police Officers were dispatched to the City Parking Garage at the Brunswick Hotel, located in the 1st Blk E. Chestnut St, for a report of a shooting.  It was reported that an individual had been shot in the chest on the second...

6.15.12 Homicide Fugitive Arrest

26 June 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

     Shortly after 7:30 am today, the below Fugitive, who was wanted for Homicide out of Puerto Rico, was arrested at Garden Court Apartments in Lancaster City..

6.13.12 Sexual Abuse of Child

26 June 2012 by Lt. Todd Umstead

     On June 9, 2012 at 3:41 a.m., Harry Rodriguez-Colon, 35-year-old male, resident of the 1600 blk. Hossler Rd. Manheim, PA, walked into the lobby of the Lancaster City Police station. Rodriguez-Colon spoke to the desk sergeant, Sgt. Phil Berkheiser, and told Sgt.