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Woman Accused of Attacking Officer Faces Aggravated Assault Charge

An Elizabethtown woman accused of attacking a police officer who responded to a domestic disturbance call at her home and is facing two firstdegree felony charges of aggravated assault. Dion N. Kennedy, 45, of East Washington Street near Spruce Street, is also facing the second-degree misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, the third-degree misdemeanor charge of […]

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Alleged Lie at Gun Store Gets Felony Charges for Two Men

Two northern Lancaster County men are facing felony charges after police said one of them bought an assault rifle at a store in Mount Joy Township on the other’s behalf and falsely stated on a form that he was the true purchaser. Police said Josiah Matthew Beckett, 35, of North Third Street near Walnut Street in Denver Borough, bought […]

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School Van Driver Charged With Institutional Sexual Assault

A Mount Joy Township man is charged with institutional sexual assault and other offenses after being accused of inappropriately touching a mentally disabled middle school girl who rode on the school van he drove. Charges against Vito Anton Giannattasio, 53, of Hill Street near Terrace Road, were announced by Elizabethtown police on Monday, Nov. 26. […]

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Feasibility Study Approved for Joint Elizabethtown Police-Fire Headquarters

The Elizabethtown Borough Council voted to accept a $6,000 bid for a study to determine if it is feasible to expand the firehouse on North Mount Joy Street into a combined firehouse and police station. Elizabethtown Fire Department President Jeremy Shaffner said although some members of the all-volunteer fire company expressed concerns about sharing space […]

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Beards for Brothers Campaign Begins Among Local Police, Firefighters, Ambulance Workers

Police officers from Akron Borough, Columbia Borough, East Cocalico Township, East Hempfield Township, Elizabethtown Borough, Lititz Borough, Lancaster City, Lancaster County Park Rangers, Manheim Borough, Manor Township, Millersville University, New Holland Borough, Southern Regional, Strasburg Borough, West Hempfield Township, West Lampeter Township, and Quarryville Borough police departments are participating in a No-Shave November campaign to […]

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Elizabethtown Considers Joint Police-Fire Headquarters

The Elizabethtown Borough Council discussed the possibility of renovating the fire station to serve as a combined headquarters for both the all-volunteer Elizabethtown Fire Department and the borough police. If a feasibility study is ordered, the cost would be split evenly between the borough and the fire company, which is an independent nonprofit. Councilors ultimately […]

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One Suspect Jailed, One Still at Large in E-Town Drug Death

One man is jailed without bail and a second remained at large days after facing a felony charge for the drugrelated death of a woman in an Elizabethtown apartment in March. Elizabethtown police announced on Monday, Sept. 24, that Dustin David Gilbert, 27, and Stanford D. Gilbert Jr., 50, both of no fixed address, were […]

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East Donegal Traffic Stop Leads Police To 331 Grams of Methamphetamine

A police officer stopped a driver in East Donegal Township for not having properly working taillights and ended up with a felony arrest. The traffic stop happened at 2:19 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the intersection of Long Lane and River Road. Susquhanna Regional Police said Adam Michael Lawson, 33, of Reading was found […]

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