UPDATED INFORMATION AS OF 2 Oct. 2012
CRIME OF THE WEEK 12-38 Week of October 1st, 2012
On 1 October 2012, at 7:29 PM, officers were dispatched to 743 Beaver Street for a reported stabbing. Officers arrived at the scene and located a female victim, who was suffering from multiple stab wounds to the back and chest area. The victim, a 42-year-old Lancaster woman, was taken to an area hospital, where she underwent surgery for her injuries. The victim is currently listed in serious condition. During the course of the investigation, detectives interviewed several witnesses and collected evidence from the scene. Investigators learned that the victim’s ex-boyfriend came to the home on Beaver Street and confronted the victim inside the residence. Investigators learned that the ex-boyfriend then attacked the victim and stabbed her multiple times, before fleeing the residence. Investigators were able to identify the victim’s ex-boyfriend as Manuel Luis TORRES M/33, of Lancaster. As a result of this investigation, Detective Manuel Luciano has charged Manuel Luis TORRES with one count of Criminal Attempt at Criminal Homicide before Magisterial District Judge Cheryl Hartman. The Lancaster City Bureau of Police is seeking information on the whereabouts of Manuel Luis TORRES. He is described as being light skinned, approx. 5’11” tall, approx. 150 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.
CRIME OF THE WEEK 12-37 Week of September 24th, 2012 BURGLARY/STABBING
VIPS COORDINATOR HANDS OVER THE REINS
During the week of Sept 17, 2012 the Lancaster City Police received information about a group of automobile enthusiasts that were meeting on Sunday nights in the parking lot of Boscov’s at the Park City Mall. Information received was that certain members of the group were leaving the meeting to conduct street races on US 30 and SR 283 in Lancaster City, East Hempfield Township, and Manheim Twp. The Lancaster City Police Auto Theft Unit was notified as there is a documented link to street racing and vehicle thefts. Often vehicles are stolen and stripped of their parts to replace or repair parts damaged while street racing.
On August 27th, 2012 the Lancaster City Police received information regarding an indecent assault involving a 12 year old female child and a 43 year old male suspect, which occurred on June 15th, 2012 on Fremont St. in Lancaster. As a result of this information detectives with the Special Investigations Unit began an investigation.
In August 2012 The Lancaster City Police Auto Theft Unit was contacted by the West Earl Township Police Department in regards to several thefts of disabled vehicles from Route 222. As members of the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office Auto Theft Task Force, the detectives with LCPD’s Auto Theft Unit had unique training and experience that was suited to assisting in the investigation. After reviewing the thefts in West Earl Township, as well as other thefts that were determined to have occurred on Rt. 222 and Rt. 30 in Brecknock Township, East Cocalico Township, East Lampeter Township, Ephrata Township, Manheim Township, Spring Township (Berks County) and Wyomissing Borough (Berks County) the detectives of the Auto Theft Unit placed a decoy vehicle on Rt. 222 southbound in the area of Farmersville Rd, West Earl Township. On August 21st, while conducting surveillance, the decoy vehicle was placed on a black rollback style tow truck and driven to J&J Towing and Auto Repair, 20 Eberly St, Reading PA. Detectives from the Auto Theft Unit followed the truck to the location and requested the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police and Reading City Police. The vehicle was secured and the driver of the tow truck was arrested. The driver was identified as:
CRIME OF THE WEEK 12-36 Week of September 17th, 2012