Police investigate vehicle accidents

By on February 13, 2014

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported the following:

CRASH – Police responded to a non-reportable crash involving two cars on Wood Corner Road in Lititz at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 5. Ronald Zielinski, 67, Perseverance Drive, Ephrata, stated that he made a right turn onto E. Wood Corner Road from Wood Corner Road. While making the turn, he noticed the high water on E. Wood Corner Road and attempted to back up and turn around. Zielinski stated that he didn’t see the other vehicle turning right and backed into him. Christopher Hager, 37, Prince George Drive, Lancaster, stated that he also turned right onto E. Wood Corner Road from Wood Corner Road and noticed Zielinski backing up. Hager stated that he honked his horn in an attempt to get the driver’s attention but he backed up into him anyway.

CRASH – Police responded to a single car, non- injury crash on Woodcrest Avenue in Lititz at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 5. Susanna Green, 37, of Robin Hill Drive in Lititz was driving through the parking lot of St. James Catholic Church when her foot slipped off the brake. She struck a utility pole.

CRASH – Police responded to a two-car reportable crash with no injuries on Wood Corner Road in Lititz at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 5. Robert D. Zimmerman, 74, of E. 4th Street, Lititz, was driving south on Brunnerville Road and then realized the road was closed and crossed into the lane being occupied by Gerald Stoltzfus, 74, of Knollwood Drive, Lititz. Stoltzfus was attempting to turn left onto Brunnerville Road from E. Newport Road. Both cars required to be towed from the scene.

CRASH – Police responded to a non-reportable crash involving two cars on Wood Corner Road in Lititz at 2:43 p.m. Feb. 7. Michael Witman, 56, of Oak Tree Road in Manheim was traveling west on Fruitville Pike approaching the intersection of Fruitville Pike & Sego Sago Road. Amanda Robinson, 23, of Newport Road, Manheim, was stopped and waiting to turn left into a driveway. Witman crested the hill and saw that Robinson was stopped on the road and attempted to go to the right side of the road but couldn’t avoid hitting the car being driven by Robinson with the left side of his truck.

MOTORIST ASSIST – Police responded to assist a motorist that slid off the road into a ditch on Stiegel Valley Road in Manheim at 2:53 a.m. Feb. 5.

ROAD HAZARD – Police responded for reported hazardous road conditions due to the ice and snow in the 500 block of W. Newport Road in Manheim at 3:49 a.m. Feb. 5. The appropriate road crews were notified.

ASSISTANCE REQUEST – A Penn Township resident called to report she believed a tree fell against her house and wanted the police to see if there was any damage to her property in the 900 block of Holly Tree Road in Manheim Feb. 5. A tree had fallen, but there was no visible damage.

SAFETY ISSUES – Police addressed several safety issues, including trees and wires down, in the early morning of Feb. 5. Road crews and PP&L were notified to address the hazards.

ASSISTANCE – Police assisted Lititz Borough Fire Department for a report that the homeowner smelled a strong odor of natural gas and heard a hissing noise coming from the fireplace in the 40 block of Duffield Drive, Lititz, at 3:59 a.m. Feb. 5. Upon arrival, the fire department was on scene. No further action was required.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – A resident reported someone was throwing snowballs at passing motorists in the 1200 block of Brunnerville Road in Lititz at 4:48 p.m. Feb. 5. Police checked the area and no suspects were found.

RESIDENT ASSIST – A Penn Township resident in the 600 block of Fruitville Pike in Manheim contacted police Feb. 6 to assist him with having his power restored to his residence. He was provided information for his electric company.

LOUD MUSIC – Police responded to a report of loud music in the 300 block of Cardinal Road in Lititz at 3:31 p.m. Feb. 6. The music was turned down.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – A resident in the 100 block of Rothsville Station Road in Lititz reported to police at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 5 someone rang her doorbell. When she answered the door, no one was there, but she observed footprints in the snow.

ASSIST – Police responded for a report of a truck on fire to the rear of 1 Mark V Drive in Lititz at 3:59 a.m. Feb. 5. Upon arrival, police found a tractor/truck completely on fire. The Lititz Fire Company was able to extinguish the fire. The truck had recently been taken out of service by Oehme Bakery.

BURGLARY – Police are investigating a burglary at Zeiset Equipment, 2187 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, at 8:09 a.m. Feb. 7. Taken during the burglary was an undisclosed amount of cash and cooper wire. There are viable leads in the investigation.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Police responded for a report of two individuals driving around the neighborhood in a car with a sign on the back which read “Property Inspector” on Brunnerville Road in Lititz Feb. 7. There was no further description of the car.

THEFT – Police are investigating a theft of three batteries from a truck tractor in the 500 block of Furnace Hills Pike in Lititz at 11:42 a.m. Feb. 7. The batteries are valued at approximately $375.

DISTURBANCE – Police responded to Amelia’s grocery store in the 700 block of Lancaster Road in Manheim at 7:25 p.m. Feb. 7 for a report of two males causing a disturbance while in the store. It was reported one of the males urinated all over the bathroom walls, toilet and sink.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON – Police responded to reports of someone begging customers for rides and money at 675 Lancaster Road in Manheim at 1:31 a.m. Feb. 7. This unidentified person left prior to police arrival.

OUTSTANDING WARRANTS – Police responded to assist a motorist that had run out of fuel on Highlands Drive in Lititz at 8:22 a.m. Feb. 10. While the officer was assisting the driver identified as Antonio Graves, 29, 127 E. Main Street, Leola, police learned that Graves had eight outstanding traffic warrants and a suspended driver’s license. Graves was taken into custody and turned over to a constable where he was transported to the Lancaster County Prison.

DISTURBANCE – Police responded to a disturbance caused by an argument between two people in the 1100 block of Newport Road in Manheim at 6:31 p.m. Feb. 10. The incident was resolved without any further intervention by police.

DISTURBANCE – Police responded to a disturbance caused by an argument between two people at 3:39 p.m. Feb. 10 at 14 Church Street in Lititz. The incident was resolved without any further intervention by police.

CRASH – Police responded to a non-reportable crash involving two cars at 7:27 a.m. on Woodcrest Avenue in Lititz. Tamera Printzenhoff, 16, Dorest Street, Lititz, was stopped at the intersection of Woodcrest Avenue and Erb’s Quarry Drive waiting for traffic to be clear to make a left turn onto Erb’s Quarry Drive. While Printzenhoff was at the stop sign, Derek Mulhall, 44, of North Oak Street, Lititz, could not stop.

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