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State Police Fire Marshal Investigates After Blaze Destroys West Donegal Home

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal’s Division is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in West Donegal Township. The fire was reported the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 11, at a home on Locust Drive. The Elizabethtown Fire Department and its mutual aid companies were dispatched and found the fire had vented […]

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Regional Police to Host National Night Out on Aug. 6

The Northwest Lancaster County Regional Police Department is hosting a local observance of National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6., on the grounds of the West Donegal Township Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. The local observance culminates with a fireworks display. Other attractions include fire trucks, police cars, […]

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Marietta Fundraiser to Help Policeman Recover From Crash

A Columbia police officer who is unable to work after suffering serious injuries in a traffic crash while commuting is getting help from a fundraiser in Marietta. On June 6, Officer Daniel Castellanos-Mendez was in a traumatic accident on his way to work. He has been hospitalized since the accident with severe injuries. Castellanos-Mendez has […]

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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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