Categories CourtsFeaturedNews

Marietta Parents Convicted of Felonies Over Abuse of Child

Kenneth Greenly III   Jodie Hudson-Greenly   A Marietta couple was convicted of a sequence of abuse and torture of a pre-teenage girl who was deprived of food and bathroom and forced to perform for hours “wall sits” — a strenuous physical exercise for a child. A Lancaster County jury returned guilty verdicts against Kenneth […]

Read More
Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Police Say Elizabethtown Man Caught With Meth, $3K in Cash

Matthew H. Meckley   An Elizabethtown man has been charged with drug offenses after police said they found methamphetamine and $3,000 during a traffic stop in Warwick Township. Matthew H. Meckley, 40, was charged with one count of possession with intent to deliver, four counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, one count of possessing an instrument […]

Read More
Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Man in Town for Work-Travel Program Accused of Sexual Assault

Alexis John Javier Dolotina   A man who was in Elizabethtown to take part in a work-travel program is accused of committing sexual assault. Alexis John Javier Dolotina, 21, from the Phillippines, was participating in a program that rented space from Elizabethtown College. Police found evidence that Dolotina sexually assaulted the complainant in the afternoon […]

Read More
Categories CourtsFeaturedNews

Local Man Accused of 2013 Child Rape in Manor Township

David Earl Ellerbee   A former emergency medical technician for Northwest Emergency Medical Services is charged with one count of rape of a child and other offenses over offenses that prosecutors allege happened in Manor Township in 2013. David Earl Ellerbee, 56, who is listed in court records with an Elizabethtown mailing address, is scheduled […]

Read More
Categories CourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Conoy Supervisor Has DUI; He’s Due in Court June 20

By LINDSEY BLEST LNP Staff Writer A Conoy Township supervisor charged with DUI in May said he “made a mistake.” John Shearer, 60, was pulled over by a Susquehanna Regional police officer on River Road/Route 441 near North Second Street around 1:15 a.m. May 9, according to charging documents. The arresting officer said he saw […]

Read More
Categories CourtsFeaturedNews

Mentally Disabled Victimized in Theft of Their Benefits

Carol Ann Witmer Michael E. Dunk An Elizabethtown woman already facing felony welfare fraud charges and an Elizabethtown man already facing charges related to child sex abuse are now accused of swindling more than $30,000 from two victims who suffer from mental health issues. The victims in the latest case are residents of Elizabethtown Borough, […]

Read More
Categories CommunityCourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Marietta Man Accused Of Stealing Credit Cards From Cars, Using Them

Jesse Aj Forry   A Marietta man is accused of numerous thefts from motor vehicles. Jesse Aj Forry, 39, is facing three felony charges of access device fraud and four misdemeanor charges of theft by unlawful taking – movable property, court records show. During April and May, officers from the Northwest Regional Police Department received […]

Read More
Categories CommunityCourtsFeaturedNewsPolice & Fire

Elizabethtown Woman Facing Felony Charges Over Welfare Fraud

An Elizabethtown woman is among 178 people statewide facing welfare fraud charges filed in the first quarter of 2019, the Office of State Inspector General announced. Carol Ann Witmer, 52, waived preliminary hearings on three felony charges of fraudulently obtaining food stamps/assistance, recipient prohibited acts – false statement and forgery – utters forged writing, court […]

Read More