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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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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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