On the evening of June 4th Officer JD Williams of the Lancaster Bureau of Police responded to Lancaster Regional Medical Center for a report of an injured infant. Upon arrival, Off. Williams spoke to medical personnel and family members and learned that the injured infant, a baby boy who was approximately 7 weeks old, was being transferred to Hershey Medical Center for numerous rib fractures and possibly other injuries.
On 6 June 2012, at approx. 11:19 PM, Lancaster City Police officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East End Ave for a shooting. While enroute, the officers were advised that there were two shooting victims at the scene. Patrol officers from Platoon A responded to the area of East End Ave and Stevens Ave and located two victims, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported by EMS to an area hospital for treatment. The one victim, a 37 year old Lancaster man, suffered apparent gunshot wounds to the torso and upper leg. The second victim, also a 37 year old Lancaster man, suffered a minor head injury, which may have been a graze wound. The second victim was treated for the minor head injury and was released. He was arrested by City police on an unrelated, outstanding bench warrant and was transported to the Lancaster City Police station.
Shortly after 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 6th Officers of the Lancaster Bureau of Police were dispatched to Long’s Park for a report of a 15 year old being shot in the arm and it was relayed that the victim was being conveyed to the hospital in a private vehicle. Officers went to both Long’s Park and the hospital, where the victim, a 15 year old Lancaster Twp teenager was being treated for a gunshot wound to the area of his right wrist/lower part of his arm.
Shortly after 2:00 am this morning, Officers were in the 1st Blk. of S. Prince Street, observing a large group of people leaving a bar in the area. An individual who standing in the area of King Street and Prince Street got the attention of the officers and directed them to a group of people who were about to fight in the 1st Blk. W. King Street. This individual informed the officers that one of the subjects had a gun and provided a description of the armed suspect. The officers observed two groups of people milling around the area and then observed the suspect that was supposed to be armed. The officers approached this subject and attempted to stop him, but he failed to obey their commands and attempted to flee from the officers on foot.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SAFETY TIPSDRIVE SAFELY With many people traveling over the holiday weekend, it’s more important than ever to drive safely. People should be well rested and alert, use their seat belts, observe speed limits and follo...w the rules of the road. If anyone plans on drinking alcohol, they should designate a driver who won’t be drinking.Other tips for a safe trip include:• Drivers should give full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.• Leave ample room when behind other vehicles.• Use caution in work zones.• Make frequent stops when traveling long distances. • Clean the vehicle’s lights and windows, especially at night.• Turn the vehicle’s headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather.• Use high beams on rural roads unless approaching or following a vehicle.SAFE GRILLING The onset of grilling season often results in injuries and fires due to careless cooking practices. The Red Cross offers steps people can follow to help stay safe while enjoying those tasty cookout treats:• Never grill indoors.• Always supervise a grill when in use, and make sure everyone, including pets, stays away from the grill.• Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.• Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill.• Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.• Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using grills.• Be ready to close the lid and turn off the grill to cut off the fuel if necessary.• Keep a fireproof pan under the grill to catch any falling ash or grease.WATER SAFETYLearning to swim is one of the best steps someone can take to be comfortable and safe around water. People can contact their local aquatic facilities to get information about Red Cross swimming classes. Home Pool Essentials (homepoolessentials.org) is an online safety course for pool and hot tub owners.Other safety tips include:• Swim only in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.• Prevent unsupervised access to the water. Install and use barriers around your home pool or hot tub.• Maintain constant supervision. Always stay within arm’s reach of young children even when lifeguards are present.• Know what to do in an emergency. If a child is missing, check the water first. • Know how and when to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.• Have appropriate rescue equipment, a phone, life jackets and a first aid kit near the pool.PET SAFETY1. Memorial Day Pet Safety: Don't Share FoodWhile it is tempting to share holiday fare with our pets, please refrain from sharing picnic goodies. Feed them their regular diet to prevent upset tummies and other digestive upsets. Since alcohol is potentially poisonous to pets, keep all alcoholic beverages out of their reach.2. Memorial Day Pet Safety: Keep Insect Repellent AwayNever use insect repellent that is made for humans on pets. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and drooling. Make sure that any product used is pet-specific.3. Memorial Day Pet Safety: Hide the Lighter FluidKeep lighter fluid, matches and citronella candles safely stored and out of pets reach. These items if accidently ingested can irritate the stomach and central nervous system.4. Memorial Day Pet Safety: Provide Fresh WaterNo matter where you are celebrating, make sure that your pet always has plenty of fresh, clean water available.5. Memorial Day Pet Safety: Do Not Leave Your Pet in the CarMost importantly, never leave a pet in a hot car if traveling. Pets are just as susceptible to heat stroke as humans, and cars can become hot as Hades in just a few minutes. Leaving a car parked in the shade with a cracked window is no guarantee that pets will be safe. Even if the car is left under a tree with an outside temperature of 78 degrees, the inside of that car can exceed 90 degrees in no time, and if left in the sun, a grueling 160 degrees. Additionally, if traveling, always be certain your pet is wearing an ID tag with your contact information. WWW.REDCROSS.ORG
On 26 May 2012, at approx. 2:13 PM, Lancaster City Police officers were dispatched to the 500 block S. Christian Street for a reported stabbing. While enroute to the scene, the officers were advised by Lancaster Countywide Communications that the victim was at a local hospital, suffering from a laceration to the neck area. Officers learned that the victim was conveyed to... the hospital in a private vehicle. Officers also learned that the stabbing occurred after an altercation between the victim and the suspect. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses throughout the evening. The victim is a 33 year old Lancaster man. The victim is being treated at an area hospital and is currently listed in critical condition, however his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. If anyone has any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Lancaster City Police at (717)735-3300. Callers do not have to give their names to provide information. **THE BUREAU OF POLICE IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE MEDIA LIMIT WHAT IS PUBLISHED TO THAT WHICH IS ON THIS NEWS RELEASE AND SHOULD THE MEDIA BECOME AWARE OF ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY THE NAMES OF ANY WITNESSES OR LANCASTER RESIDENTS IN THIS CASE, IT IS REQUESTED THAT THEY REFRAIN FROM PUBLISHING THAT INFORMATION SO AS NOT TO JEOPARDIZE THE SAFETY OF ANYONE NOR THIS ON GOING INVESTIGATION**
Shortly after 2:00 am this morning, 5/27/12, Officers were in the 1st Blk. of S. Prince Street, observing a large group of people leaving a bar in the area. An individual who standing in the area of King Street and Prince Street got the attention of the officers and directed them to a group of people who were about to fight in the 1st Blk. W. King Street. This in...dividual informed the officers that one of the subjects had a gun and provided a description of the armed suspect. The officers observed two groups of people milling around the area and then observed the suspect that was supposed to be armed. The officers approached this subject and attempted to stop him, but he failed to obey their commands and attempted to flee from the officers on foot. At this point, the Officers pursued the suspect on foot through a parking lot in the 1st Blk. W. King Street. While pursuing the suspect, the officers observed the suspect reaching into his front waist area. One of the officers observed the suspect holding a handgun in his hand and holding the gun across the front of his body, in a threatening manner, at which point the officer fired one shot at the suspect. The suspect was observed discarding the firearm and then continued to flee on foot. The suspect was ultimately arrested in the 1st Blk. N. Prince Street. He was then taken to an area hospital for treatment for minor head and face injuries and later conveyed to the Police Station, where he is currently in custody. A gun was recovered at the scene. This investigation is on-going, as Detectives are interviewing witnesses and the suspect and as more information is developed, it will be released when it is appropriate to do so. As is standard protocol with these situations, the name of the Officer involved is not being released at this time. This investigation is being conducted in consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. CHARGED: Jahbree Shabbazz PAYNE M/26900 Blk. Edgewood Ave Lancaster, PA As a result, Detective Sergeant Nathan Nickel is charging Jahbree PAYNE with two counts of Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act - Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License (F-3) and Persons Not to Possess a Firearm (F-2). The charges are being brought before Magisterial District Judge Bruce Roth and the suspect is being held for arraignment. As always, the District Attorney’s Office will review the case to make the final determination as to the justification of the shots fired by the Officer. As a reminder, anyone accused of a crimes, is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Lancaster City Police at 735-3300. Callers do not have to give their names to provide information.
The Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers has launched a new, modern way for the community to report crimes anonymously by sending a text message. This is in addition to the current 800 number hotline.
PUBLIC NOTICE FY2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Application Public notice is hereby given that the City of Lancaster, in partnership with the Lancaster County, will be submitting an application for the FY2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to the U.S. Department of Justice. The JAG program is the primary provider of Federal criminal justice funding for eligible state and local jurisdictions to support a wide range of crime prevention and intervention activities based on local needs and conditions.
“Mom Boots” is leaving the city police department after 26 years.