- 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
Juvenile flees scene of vehicle crash
The Lititz Borough Police Department reported the following:
ARREST -Police investigated a crash that occurred at the intersection of North Broad Street (SR0501) and East Front Street at 1:39 p.m. April 10. A vehicle driven by a 16-year-old male juvenile struck a vehicle driven by Christine Oblender, 63, Lititz. The juvenile immediately fled the scene. Police were able to identify the juvenile’s vehicle after a witness provided the license plate number. It was learned the vehicle the juvenile was driving belonged to another person and the juvenile did not have consent to be driving it. The juvenile was subsequently taken into custody and charged with the crimes of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property and driving while operating privilege is suspended. The juvenile was taken to the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center.
CRASH -Police said a 16-year-old Lititz juvenile was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, accidents involving damage to attended vehicle or property and driving under suspension for his role in a hit-and-run vehicle accident at the intersection of North Broad Street and East Front Street at 1:39 p.m. April 10. The juvenile was driving a vehicle that he did not have permission to drive.
STALKING -Police filed a criminal complaint against Joseph Garofolo Jr., 49, Manheim, charging him with the crimes of stalking and harassment April 10. It is alleged that Garofolo engaged in a continuing course of harassing contact by various methods against an ex-girlfriend for the past seven months. Garofolo has been summoned into District Court pending a preliminary hearing.
THEFT -Police investigated a theft incident where a subject reported their iPhone was stolen from the Lititz Skate Park at 7:30 p.m. April 12. Through an APP installed on the phone, its location after it was stolen was determined via GPS. Police responded to that address where they located the phone. As a result, a 17-year-old male juvenile is being charged with the crime of theft by unlawful taking or disposition. The juvenile was summoned into the Office of Juvenile Probation.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT -Police investigated a suspicious activity call regarding a male inside a vehicle parked on North Water Street at 11:12 p.m. April 12. As a result, Charles L. Cline, 31, Ephrata was taken into custody and cited with disorderly conduct. Cline was released and summoned into District Court.
CRASH -Police investigated a crash that occurred at the intersection of South Broad Street (SR0501) and East Marion Street at 7:51 a.m. April 9. A vehicle driven by Tija R. Hilton-Phillips, 48, Wrightsville, proceeded across South Broad Street without clearance and struck a vehicle driven by Thomas Trout, 55, York. No injuries were reported. Hilton-Phillips was cited with duties at stop signs.
CRASH -Police investigated a crash that occurred on East Lockup Lane at 11:17 p.m. April 13. A vehicle driven by Lori E. Fenstermaker, 50, Lancaster, struck a legally parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by a resident of that block. No injuries were reported.