- The ‘Great Eastern Wizard’ of the Park House hotel
- Manheim woodworker crafts bodies for Martin Guitar
- Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years
- Going, going, gone! Local beer events selling out quickly
- ‘American Idiot’ at EPAC
- Finally: the Ephrata Brewfest!
- The fallout of 11 MC bomb threats
- Memorial Day Parade
- Second Friday the 13th
- Farmers market opens May 21
Former houseguest overstays welcome
CRIMINAL TRESPASS – Police received a complaint from a resident in the 300 block of North Broad Street at 1:25 p.m. March 5 who reported a former house guest was observed by their neighbor entering their home earlier in the day while the homeowner was at work. On that same date at 4:01 p.m. police responded back to the residence when the former houseguest returned and was again inside the home while the homeowner was at work. Police located Michael C. Oikle, 35, of Lititz and took him into custody. Oikle was charged with criminal trespass and was committed to Lancaster County Prison in default of bail following arraignment.
ARREST – Police have filed a criminal complaint against Christine Bomberger, 51, of Lititz for theft by unlawful taking. The charges arose from an incident which occurred Dec. 1, 2013, at 10:54 a.m. when a patron reported her purse was stolen at the Rodney Lane Laundromat. Police were able to identify Bomberger through surveillance footage. Bomberger was summoned into District Court.
ARREST – Police have filed a criminal complaint against Christine Bomberger, 51, of Lititz for theft by unlawful taking. The charges arose from an incident which occurred Aug. 14, 2013, at 2:21 a.m. when an employee of Audubon, at that time, reported to police that someone stole her cell phone which was left with other unattended belongings. Through the investigation police established that Bomberger, a visitor at the facility, stole the phone. Bomberger was summoned into District Court.
ARREST – Police filed a criminal complaint against Kelia M. Stamper, 23, York, for theft by deception. The charges arose from an incident which occurred Nov. 7, 2013, at 2:13 p.m. when Stamper issued a check to a business on the first block of South Broad Street in the amount of $258.64 for the purchase of goods. The check was no good due to insufficient funds. Stamper was summoned into District Court.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT – Police cited Justin M. Hildebrand, 26, Reinholds, with disorderly conduct for an incident following a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Oak Street at 2:32 a.m. March 8. Hildebrand was summoned into District Court.
THEFT – A resident of the 100 block of South Broad Street reported to police that Feb. 28 someone slashed all four of his vehicle tires and took $300 worth of construction tools contained inside his truck.
CRASH – Police investigated a crash at the intersection of South Cherry Street and Gochnauer Avenue at 3:39 p.m. March 5. A school bus driven by Elyane D. Wagaman, 59, of Lititz struck a parked USPS vehicle. No injuries were reported.
CRASH – Police investigated a crash that occurred at the intersection of South Broad Street and West Lemon Street at 1:35 p.m. March 7. Nancy C. Weissberg, 54, Lititz, turned her vehicle into the path of a vehicle driven by Donald C. Anspacher, 57, Landisville. No injuries were reported.
CRASH – Police investigated a crash that occurred in the 100 block of South Cedar Street at 3:05 p.m. March 7. A vehicle driven by Elaine H. Roshel, 80, Lititz, struck a legally parked vehicle, which was unoccupied. No injuries were reported.
CRASH – Police investigated a crash that occurred on East Main Street at 3:28 p.m. March 8. A vehicle driven by Joshua C. Kroh, 24, Lititz, and a vehicle driven by Allen R. Campbell, 46, Marietta, were involved in a crash when both vehicles side-swiped each other. No injuries were reported.
CRASH – Police investigated a crash that occurred on Church Square at 2:49 p.m. March 11. An employee of a local business discovered that their parked vehicle had been struck while it was legally parked and unoccupied. The striking vehicle fled the scene.
DRUG VIOLATION – Police investigated an incident at 3:25 p.m. March 11 where a 16-year-old juvenile from Lititz was found to be in possession of marijuana on the property of the WarwickHigh School. The juvenile will be summoned into Lancaster County Juvenile Probation on a charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana.
VIOLATION – Police investigated a complaint made by a resident of the 500 block of Golden Street March 10. The resident complained that her neighbor, Jeremiah Poague, 31, Lititz, repeatedly allowed his dog to defecate on the complainant’s property despite previous warnings. Police filed a citation against Poage for a violation of the borough dog law ordinance. Poage was summoned into District Court.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT – Police investigated a suspicious activity complaint in the 200 block of East Market Street at 10:38 p.m. March 12. As a result police issued a citation for disorderly conduct against Benjamin R. Weidman, 18, Hopeland. Weidman was summoned into District Court.
CRASH – Police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the 100 block of North Broad Street, Route 501, at 2:05 p.m. March 8. Jack Keener, 61, of Lebanon was stopped in traffic and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Gail Troupe, 52, of Ephrata. There were no injuries and one vehicle needed to be towed from the scene. Troupe was cited for following too closely.