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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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Regional Police Hire Two Officers, Honor Retiree for 25 Years

Officer Randy Aument has retired after 25 years on the job with Northwest Regional Police Department. Aument was hired by West Donegal Township Police Department in July 1993; that agency later merged with the Mount Joy Township Police Department to form Northwest Regional. Officer Aument was responsible for training the department officers in Defensive Tactics, […]

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Homicide by Vehicle While DUI Alleged in E. Donegal Crash

A Bainbridge man who survived a head-on crash that killed a Mount Joy man is charged with criminal homicide and other offenses, accused of driving while having a blood-alcohol content several times above the legal limit. In an unusual development, police allege he was tested for alcohol about half an hour before the crash in […]

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Elizabethtown Police Chief Describes Program to Help Addicts

Elizabethtown Police Chief Ed Cunningham briefed Borough Council members on the new Second Chance program, in which police will look for ways to not charge people for minor offenses if they go into treatment for addiction. Cunningham said at the Borough Council meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, that one example would be someone pulled over […]

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Elizabethtown Nonprofit to Launch Pre-Arrest Addiction Recovery Program

A community-focused addiction resource program aimed at reducing stigma, mobilizing community stakeholders, coordinating appropriate addition treatment resources for people in need, and ultimately upending recidivism rates in communities across south-central Pennsylvania is set for public launch on Tuesday, Jan. 1. SecondChancePA is a collaborative effort, combining the resources, passion and expertise of law enforcement and […]

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Elizabethtown Man Has Felony Charges Over Sexual Abuse of Child

An Elizabethtown man is accused of sexually abusing a girl who was less than 13 years old at the time of the abuse. The victim, who is now an adult, reported the allegations to police in October. Michael E. Dunk, 53, of West Willow Street between North Market and North Poplar streets, is facing multiple felony charges. They include involuntary […]

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Elizabethtown Drug Death in January Gets Man Charged

Elizabethown police have charged a 37-year-old New Providence man with drug delivery resulting in death 11 months after a man was found dead from a drug overdose. Derrick Lee Brennan was charged by Elizabethtown police on Monday, Dec. 17. The charge is a first-degree felony. Police said in a news release that they were called […]

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Man Accused of Sexual Assault of 11-Year-Old

A Mount Joy Township man is accused of sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl. Austin Dakota Keller, 19, of Milton Grove Road near Cloverleaf Road, is facing two counts of the first-degree felony of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of the third-degree felony of indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, two counts of the third-degree felony of corruption […]

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