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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Elizabethtown Police Department Gets $16K Grant for New AEDs

The Elizabethtown Police Department is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to provide new, state of the art life-saving equipment for their officers. The foundation has provided a grant for approximately $16,000 to the EPD to purchase 10 new Automated External Defibrillators for deployment in all of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Elizabethtown Police Work Leads to Major Drug Bust Announced by U.S. Attorney

Elizabethtown Police Chief Ed Cunningham said his agency’s work led to charges against seven people in an alleged heroin trafficking conspiracy. Cunningham told the Borough Council at its meeting on Thursday, April 4, that he and Detective Dustin H. Ryan had been invited to a news conference in Harrisburg the previous day in which U.S. […]

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Man Charged in 2018 Fatal Drug Overdose in Elizabethtown

Patrick Eugene Halterman By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate A man is charged with drug delivery resulting in death over a fatal overdose of heroin and fentanyl nearly a year earlier in Elizabethtown. Patrick Eugene Halterman, 54, is accused of providing the drugs that led to the death of a man in his 40s in […]

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School Officer Describes New System for Tips

Police have a new system for getting anonymous tips from students at Elizabethtown Area High School. Officer Richard J. Regel, the Elizabethown Police Department officer assigned to work in schools as the school resource officer, described the new system at a recent meeting of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. The old system, known as Text-a-Tip, and […]

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