Juveniles arrested on assault charges

By on February 13, 2014

Lititz Borough Police Department reported the following:

SIMPLE ASSAULT – Police filed charges of simple assault and criminal mischief Jan. 28 against a 14-year-old male juvenile from Lititz after an incident which occurred at the Warwick High School Jan. 24. The juvenile punched another student several times and ripped his sweatshirt. The juvenile was petitioned into Lancaster County Juvenile Probation.

ASSAULT – Police responded to the Warwick High School at 12:41 p.m. Jan. 31 when a 16-year-old male student assaulted another student in the cafeteria. During the assault, a teacher who was attempting to intervene was struck by the same 16-year-old student who initiated the assault against the other student. Police took the 16-year-old into custody and charged him with aggravated assault. The student was petitioned into Lancaster County Juvenile Probation.

WARRANT – Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of South Broad Street at 10:43 a.m. Jan. 27 for a reported domestic disturbance. Police learned an altercation had occurred between the resident and Kevin J. Barlett, 44, Harrisburg. Barlett was taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant. Barlett was arraigned in District Court and committed to Lancaster County Prison after being unable to post bail.

DUI – Police filed a criminal complaint Jan. 27 against Nathan K. Deveaux, 38, of Lititz for DUI. The charges stem from a crash that occurred Jan. 3 at 1 a.m. on West Maple Street. Deveaux was driving under the influence of alcohol when he struck a legally parked vehicle owned by Ronette Sakamoto. A subsequent investigation and toxicological examination of Deveaux’s blood indicated that he was under the influence of alcohol and had a blood alcohol content of 0.255 percent. Deveaux was summoned into District Court.

HARASSMENT – Police filed a criminal complaint Jan. 20 against Thomas E. Zimmerman, 24, Lancaster, for charges of terroristic threats and harassment after Zimmerman made threats to kill and rape a resident of the 100 block of South Spruce Street and her children. Zimmerman was homeless and his whereabouts were unknown, which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant. On Jan. 28, Zimmerman was located and arrested on the warrant. Zimmerman is currently in Lancaster County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing in District Court.

MISREPRESENTATION OF AGE – Police responded to an establishment in the 100 block of North Broad Street at 12:41 a.m. Feb. 2 after an employee checking ID’s at the door discovered that a subject entering the bar presented what appeared to be the ID of another. As a result of the investigation, police discovered Michael A. King, 20, of Leola, presented the ID of a friend who was 22 years old in an attempt to enter the establishment and be served alcoholic beverages. King was cited with misrepresentation of age to secure liquor or malt or brewed beverages and was summoned into District Court.

CRASH – Police investigated a crash at 8:14 a.m. Jan. 30 that occurred in the 800 block of South Cedar Street. A vehicle driven by Lugene R. Adams, 51, of Lititz struck an unoccupied vehicle which was legally parked along the curb. No injuries were reported. Adams was cited with careless driving.

CRASH – Police investigated a crash that occurred on South Cedar Street at 1 p.m. Jan. 28. A vehicle driven by Wilbur G. Keller, 80, of Lititz backed onto the road from an adjacent business and struck a legally parked vehicle, which was owned and occupied by Caroline M. Leithiser, 67, of Lititz. No injuries were reported.

CRASH – Police investigated a crash that occurred on East Main Street at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 31. A vehicle driven by David E. Leeking, 24, of Lititz struck an unoccupied vehicle which was legally parked along the curb. No injuries were reported.

CRASH – Police investigated a crash that occurred in the 300 block of East Main Street at 7:03 a.m.. A vehicle driven by Nathanial D. Horn, 22, of Lititz backed onto East Main Street from a private driveway and was struck by a vehicle driven by Jhalonda T. Gilbert, 21, of Lititz, who was driving down East Main Street. Horn was summoned into District Court for a traffic violation.

HIT-AND-RUN – A resident reported to police at 1:36 p.m. Feb. 2 that an unknown vehicle struck his unoccupied parked vehicle while it was parked at a business in the 700 block of South Broad Street. The striking vehicle has not yet been identified.

HIT-AND-RUN – A resident of the 300 block of East Second Avenue reported to police that sometime overnight Feb. 2 an unknown vehicle struck their unoccupied vehicle while it was legally parked along the street.The striking vehicle has not yet been identified.

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