Posted on: July 26, 2017

Mount Joy Man who Abused Child Sentenced to Prison and 14 Years of Supervision

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A Mount Joy man will serve at least 2 years in prison – and 14 years under supervision – for sex abuse of a boy last year.

Bill C. Anderson, 66, pleaded guilty in March to four felonies regarding the molestation and illegal contact in F...

July 26, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Multi-County Heroin Dealer Arrested; 'Hurricane' Stamped Bags Being Investigated

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A large movement of heroin was recently halted in Lancaster County when investigators arrested a Reading-based dealer.

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force, in conjunction with Drug Enforcement Administration, stopped a vehicle July 12 that was carrying a ...

July 25, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Lancaster Man Admits to Beating Woman, Threatening to Shoot if she 'Snitched'

JamellPrister

A Lancaster man will serve up to 14 years in prison for the beating and sexual assault of a woman last year.

Jamell E. Prister, after the Nov. 28, 2016, assault, also threatened to have someone “shoot this house up” if the victim told p...

July 24, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Judge Jails Lancaster Heroin Dealer for 50-Year Term

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A Lancaster-area drug dealer will serve up to 50 years in prison for having a large stash of heroin and two pistols, which he possessed illegally.

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth on Friday sentenced 26-year-old David Lausell Jr. to serve 25 to 50 yea...

July 21, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Current Mapping of Emergency Overdose Reports in Lancaster County

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office presents further visual proof of the opioid epidemic’s impact on nearly every community with our latest update to the online map of emergency overdose incidents.

This online interactive ma...

July 21, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 20, 2017

Detectives Find $45K in Heroin, $26K Cash, and 'Owe Sheet' in Lancaster City Raid

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A suspected drug dealer is behind bars after detectives found $45,000 in heroin at his Lancaster city home.

Cesar Bastardo-Rosario, 26, is charged with felony drug-dealing regarding the July 11 raid at a home in the first block of West Strawberry Street.

Fo...

July 20, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Akron Man Jailed up to 16 Years for Sex Abuse of 2 Boys

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An Akron man will serve up to 16 years in prison for sexual abuse of two pre-teenage boys.

Jay E. Horning, 28, pleaded guilty in March to 10 felonies regarding abuse which happened in Ephrata in 2004 and 2006.

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth recently ...

July 19, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Jury Deliberates 15 Minutes to Convict Robber of Manheim Township Bank

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A Lancaster man was convicted Thursday in county court of robbing a Manheim Township bank last year.

A local jury deliberated about 15 minutes Thursday morning before finding 24-year-old Martell T. Byrd guilty of robbery and making terroristic threats.

Assi...

July 13, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Man Jailed up to 10 Years for Selling Heroin to Undercover Cop

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A convicted heroin dealer will serve up to a decade in prison for selling heroin to an undercover police officer in Lancaster city.

Christian Woodson, 48, was convicted at trial in April of two felonies regarding the Feb. 26, 2016, sale in the 100 block of...

July 13, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 12, 2017

3 Lancaster County Men Sent to Prison for Crimes Against Children

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Three Lancaster County men were recently sentenced to prison terms after separate investigations uncovered child pornography.

The prison terms were ordered in exchange for guilty pleas to counts of possessing child pornography and related charges. Assistan...

July 12, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Detectives Find $15K in Heroin, $35K in Cash while Arresting ‘Upper-Level’ Dealer

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A Lancaster man who detectives call an “upper-level” heroin dealer is charged with several felonies regarding a series of searches and surveillance details in recent weeks.

Angel D. “Fly” Galarza, 59, was charged and...

July 11, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Report: K2 to Blame for Weekend Overdose Spike in Lancaster County

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There was a spike in drug overdoses this past weekend – and opioids were not the primary culprit in most cases.

Lancaster EMS, Lancaster County’s busiest emergency services provider, reported treating and transporting 62 overdose patien...

July 10, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 10, 2017

DUI Driver who Caused Fatal Crash Can Not Withdraw Guilty Plea

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An inmate’s latest request for relief from a prison sentence for driving drunk during a 2014 fatal crash was denied by a state appeals court.

Carlos R. Garcia, now 36, is serving 19¼ to 38 years for causing a Feb. 22, 2014, crash just ...

July 10, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Quarryville Man who Sexually Abused 4 Girls Gets Same Prison Term at Re-Sentencing

MichaelArchacki

A former Quarryville man convicted of sex abuse of four girls got no break on his prison term when he appeared Friday for a re-sentencing hearing.

A Lancaster County jury convicted Michael Archacki in 2012 of 24 charges regarding sex abuse of the girls, wh...

July 7, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Convicted Killer of Lancaster Father Not Allowed Appeal to Pa. Supreme Court

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A Pennsylvania court has denied a convicted killer’s request to appeal his conviction for the 2015 shooting of a Lancaster city father of three.

Stefon Landing, now 22, was convicted at trial of 3rd-degree murder and related charges for shooting ...

July 6, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Lancaster Judge Calls Attempted Sex Abuse Case Every Parent's 'Worst Nightmare'

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A Lancaster woman will serve up to a decade in prison for attempted sex abuse of three children in 2015.

Shelly Mattson pleaded no contest in March to seven charges, including three felonies, regarding crimes against the children, ages 3, 6, and 12.

On thre...

July 5, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Verdict: Lancaster Man Convicted, Jailed for Entering Woman’s Home to Sexually Assault Her

RobertCopeland

A Lancaster man will serve up to six years in prison for entering a Manheim Township woman’s home, sexually assaulting her, and threatening to kill her.

A Lancaster County jury convicted 45-year-old Robert U. Copeland on Wednesday of indecent ass...

June 30, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Pa. Gov. Wolf Signs Bill for Reform of Animal Cruelty Laws

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Wednesday a reform bill for animal abuse, including how it is policed and prosecuted in the state.

Early Wednesday afternoon in Harrisburg, Gov. Wolf signed HB1238, which includes “Libre’s Law,...

June 29, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Fired Employee Convicted of Stalking Company HR Rep with Threatening Calls, Demands

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A Lancaster man was recently convicted of stalking a man with a series of threatening calls regarding his termination years ago from a local company.

A Lancaster County jury convicted 61-year-old Lewis T. Watkins of misdemeanor counts of stalking and makin...

June 29, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 28, 2017

2 Charged after Elizabethtown Raids Reveal Meth, Marijuana and Cocaine

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Two Elizabethtown men are charged in separate drug-trafficking operations after detectives uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and cocaine in raids this month.

Denzel Walker, 26, and Ronald Lee Arndt, 48, each are charged with felony drug-dealing and rel...

June 28, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 26, 2017

Lancaster County Police ‘Top Gun’ Winners Honored for Work to Combat DUI

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A group of Lancaster County police officers were recently recognized for their efforts to combat intoxicated driving.

Sixteen officers were given “Top Gun” awards for leading the county in DUI arrests in 2016.

Samuel Sanger, an East Lamp...

June 26, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Lancaster Man Jailed for Surprise "Attack" that Killed Man in 2016

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A Lancaster man pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder regarding the beating death of a city man.

In exchange for the plea, Dajour James will serve 14 to 28 years in prison for killing 45-year-old Charles Kronenberg IV on May 14, 2016.

James punched a...

June 23, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 23, 2017

DA's Office Launches Original Anti-Opioid PSA with 2 Lancaster County Mothers

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The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office has launched an original public-service announcement aimed at prevention of the still-escalating number of overdose deaths involving opioid abuse.

The 11-minute PSA features two Lancaster County mot...

June 23, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Verdict: Jury Convicts Millersville Man, 82, of Sex Abuse of 2 Girls

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A Millersville man was convicted Wednesday in Lancaster County Court of numerous charges regarding sexual abuse of two girls.

The local jury returned guilty verdicts against 82-year-old Joseph J. Madonna Jr. to 15 total charges, including 13 felonies, one ...

June 22, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Lancaster County Police Volunteer as Servers to Raise Nearly $3K for Special Olympics

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Lancaster County police officers raised nearly $3,000 for the Special Olympics by trying another profession for a night last week at a local restaurant.

The officers waited on tables June 14 at the Roseville Tavern on Oregon Pike, serving drinks and food t...

June 21, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Family Scolds Killer of Mother and Daughter for 'No Remorse' as Judge Orders Death Sentence

Leeton Thomas

A Quarryville man was formally sentenced to death Friday morning in Lancaster County Court for killing an East Drumore Township woman and her daughter during a 2015 break-in.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker sentenced 40-year-old Leeton Tho...

June 16, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Maximum Sentence for Woman who Lied to Police, Deleted Text Messages in Homicide Case

AllisonOberdorff

A Columbia woman will serve up to 7 years in prison for lying to investigators about the killing of her husband last year.

Allison Oberdorff was an eyewitness to Ronald Lee Sheetz fatally stabbing her husband, Michael Oberdorff Sr., on January 15, 2016, in...

June 16, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Death Penalty Verdict Returned Against Man who Killed Woman and her Daughter

Leeton Thomas

A Lancaster County jury has returned a death verdict in the conviction of Leeton Thomas, found guilty Tuesday of two counts of first-degree murder for the stabbings of a woman and her daughter.

The same jury that decided Thomas’ guilt regarding t...

June 15, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 14, 2017

VERDICT: Repeat Offender Convicted of DUI while Driving on DUI-Related Suspension

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A Lancaster County jury convicted a man of driving intoxicated last year in the city while on a suspended license from a prior DUI.

The jury found 40-year-old Quincy J. Domnie guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor DUI and summary driving under suspension regarding...

June 14, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Man Convicted of 2 Counts of 1st-Degree Murder for Killing a Mother and Daughter

Leeton Thomas

A Lancaster County jury found Leeton Thomas guilty Tuesday of all counts regarding the June 2015 stabbing deaths of a mother and her daughter and the severe injuries to another daughter.

The jury deliberated for about 2½ hours before deciding th...

June 13, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Investigators Determine Killings in Strasburg Township to be Murder-Suicide

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Investigators are considering the deaths of three individuals found Tuesday in Strasburg Township to be murder-suicide.

Carola Arnau, 40, and her two children, ages 10 and 4, were found inside 1433 Village Road Tuesday morning when emergency-responders wer...

June 7, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Woman and Two Children Found Dead in Strasburg Township Home

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Police are investigating the deaths of three individuals – a woman and two juveniles - found Tuesday morning at their Strasburg Township home.

Emergency-responders were dispatched to 1433 Village Road about 3:00 a.m. for a report of a house fire....

June 7, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Prosecutors, Lawmakers, Medical Professionals Call for $9 Million to Fight Child Abuse

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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman joined area prosecutors, lawmakers, and medical professionals this week in asking for funding of proactive, preventative anti-child abuse programs, such as home visits.

Specifically, the group called on stat...

May 31, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Jury: 4 Guilty of 'Vicious' Beating on Christmas Outside Lancaster Bar

Anthony Maglietta

Four men were convicted Thursday of the most serious counts taken to trial regarding the beating of a man outside a Lancaster city bar on Christmas morning in 2015.

Anthony Maglietta, 45, then owner of Molly’s Pub on East Chestnut Street, and thr...

May 25, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Driver Charged, Vehicle Found in Hit-Run Crash that Injured School Students

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The driver involved in a hit-and-run crash last week in East Lampeter Township that injured a school bus full of students has been identified.

The white Chevy Malibu driven at the time of the May 17 crash on Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) is in police cus...

May 25, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Testimony in Harrisburg over Return of Mandatory Sentences Against 'Worst' Offenders

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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman testified in Harrisburg about the need for restoration of certain mandatory minimum sentences against child rapists, abusers of the elderly, and armed drug dealers.

Most mandatory minimum sentences were elim...

May 23, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Woman Sent to State Prison for Impaired Driving Crash that Killed Friend

BethanyGee

An Ephrata woman will serve at least three years in prison for being intoxicated when she caused a single-vehicle crash last year in West Cocalico Township that killed her friend.

Bethany C. Gee, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lancaster County Court to vehi...

May 17, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Over 50 Investors Bilked of $700K in Gordonville Man's Pizza Shop Scam

WilliamBrown

A Gordonville man is charged with bilking over 50 local investors of about $750,000 by selling business shares that were not invested.

William H. Brown, 50, is charged on two criminal dockets with a combined eight felonies regarding a pizza shop franchise ...

May 16, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 15, 2017

No New Trial for Man Serving Life for Drive-By Murder in Manheim Township

MathewMorales

A state prison inmate will not get a new trial over the drive-by killing of a man walking home on a Manheim Township street in 2014.

Mathew S. Morales, 26, is serving a life term after a Lancaster County jury convicted him last year of first-degree murder ...

May 15, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Woman Charged in Millersville Man's Fatal Heroin-Fentanyl Overdose

AngelaGiambilis

A Lancaster woman is charged with supplying a batch of heroin, laced with fentanyl, that caused a Millersville man’s overdose death in February.

Angela T. Giambilis, 22, was charged Wednesday with felony counts of drug delivery resulting in death...

May 11, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Facebook Post Leads to Denver Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography

MichaelKovall

A Denver man was jailed Tuesday for having child pornography, which police discovered after a private citizen’s posting on Facebook.

Michael A. Kovall, 24, was sentenced Tuesday in Lancaster County Court to 1 to 2 years in prison, to be followed ...

May 11, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 10, 2017

DA Stedman Joins Parents of Victims in Call for DUI Law Reform

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Parents of Pennsylvanians killed in DUI crashes were joined in Harrisburg Tuesday by Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman and state legislators in asking for reform to current DUI laws.

The group asked for harsher treatment of “high-r...

May 10, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Lancaster Dealer Jailed up to 16 Years for Stolen Pistol and Heroin Stash

JoseLGonzales

A Lancaster man will serve up to 16 years in prison for dealing heroin and illegally possessing a stolen handgun.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright jailed Jose “Coco” Gonzales for 6 to 16 years regarding convictions stemming from a ...

May 8, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Pa. Court: Serial Burglar's Appeal from 66-Year Sentence is Too Late

StewartLazarus

A state-prison inmate who burglarized 28 homes – many of them owned by his former friends and neighbors – will get no relief from his 66-year prison sentence, a state appeals court ruled this week.

Stewart Michael Lazarus pleaded guilty...

May 3, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Ex-Accounting Manager Charged with Nearly $300K in Thefts from Business

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A former employee of Warwick Township-based Clair Global is charged with stealing nearly $300,000 from the company over the past three years.

Police allege Tammi S. Grissinger worked as an accounting manager when she stole $293,330 from three Clair entitie...

May 2, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Mountville Man, 18, Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Boy Last Year at West Main Street Home

GeorgeRosado

An 18-year-old Mountville man was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court for fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy last year.

George W. Rosado will serve 3 to 6 years in state prison, to be followed by 10 years of probation, for the Aug. 12 shooting of Ib...

May 2, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Maytown Man Charged with Homicide in Shooting of Father-in-Law, 89

CliffordHafer

An East Donegal Township man is charged with homicide regarding the Saturday shooting of his 89-year-old father-in-law.

Clifford Allen Hafer, 65, is charged with a count of criminal homicide.

Susquehanna Regional police Sgt. Jason Smith charged Hafer Sunday...

May 2, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: April 25, 2017

DA Stedman, Libre in Harrisburg for Rally to Change Pa. Animal Cruelty Laws

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Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman joined lawmakers and dozens of animal rights advocates Monday afternoon on the steps of the state capitol building in a call for change in existing cruelty laws.

The crowd also featured a very special guest,...

April 25, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: April 17, 2017

'Dangerous Person' Jailed up to 44 Years for Shooting Outside Brother's Funeral

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A South Carolina man will spend up to 44 years in prison for opening fire on a Lancaster city street at his brother’s funeral.

Lovelle Weaver was convicted of aggravated assault and numerous other charges for shooting at a fleeing male outside Ja...

April 17, 2017

District Attorney
Posted on: November 22, 2016

LIVE: Online Map Launched of Drug Overdose Reports in Lancaster County

Lancaster County Overdose Map

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman announced on Nov. 21 the launch of an online Lancaster County-wide mapping of emergency reports of drug overdose. 

The map consists of Lancaster County-Wide Communications data, specifically emergen...

Nov. 22, 2016

District Attorney

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week Proclamation

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week

Yesterday, Commissioners expressed their appreciation to Probation and Parole staff for the work they do and presented a proclamation honoring them.

Lancaster County Main Website
Posted on: April 11, 2017

East Lampeter Township Tax Collection Update

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East Lampeter Township property owners, who have not yet paid their 2017 tax bill, may do so as instructed on their bill or by submitting payment to the Lancaster County Treasurer, PO Box 1447, 150 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17608. The 2 links below will g...

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