Police investigating retail theft ring at Giant Food Store

By on May 7, 2014

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported the following:

RETAIL THEFT – Police responded to a report from Giant Food Store, 1008 Lititz Pike, Lititz, May 2 where an alleged retail theft ring removed numerous items from the store. The amount, description and quantity of items is undisclosed at this time due to the on-going nature of the investigation. The suspects were caught on camera taking the items and stuffing them into their clothing and were then seen leaving in a dark sedan. The description of the suspects was provided as two black males and one black female. The incident is under investigation.

HARASSMENT – Police responded to a report of harassment regarding a Face Book communication on Park Side Drive in Manheim April 30. The incident is still under investigation but it is believed it will be resolved successfully without further police intervention.

FIRE ASSIST – Police responded to assist the Manheim Fire Department for reported smoke from Kreider Farms Milk Plant at 286 Doe Run Road as an automatic fire alarm at 7:35 a.m. May 2. The cause of the alarm was due to steam from cleaning a milk tank.

FIRE ASSIST – Police responded to assist the Manheim Fire Department for a reported open burning, which was taking place within 20 feet of a propane tank in the 700 block of Ditz Drive in Manheim at 8:56 a.m. May 3. The fire chief determined there was no hazard and determined the actual distance from the tank was actually 30 yards (150 feet).

TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES – Police responded to a report that an unidentified asphalt company was going door to door attempting to solicit asphalt repairs on Sago Road in Manheim May 2. The company owner was identified and instructed a permit was required to conduct any solicitation within the township.

UNAUTHORIZED USE – A Penn Township resident reported a neighbor had taken their car and was using it without authorization on Holly Tree Road in Manheim at 6:37 p.m. May 2. The investigation is continuing, a suspect has been identified and criminal charges are expected to be filed shortly. Updated information will be provided upon completion of the investigation.

AGENCY ASSIST – Police responded to assist New Jersey Child Protective Services and Lancaster County Children and Youth Services with a custody issue in the 900 block of Lititz Pike in Lititz May 2. A court order was served and a child was turned over to the appropriate agency without further incident.

AUTO THEFT – Police responded to a report that a motor vehicle was stolen from the Manheim Auto Auction, 1190 Auction Road, Manheim, May 2. The vehicle was located parked at a different location on Auction property and was determined not to have been stolen.

HARASSMENT – Police charged Tabitha A. Sumner, 32, of 14 Church St., Apt. 101, Lititz, and Tara Wood, 39, of 14 Church St., Apt. 204, Lititz, with harassment after both individuals engaged in a verbal and physical altercation at 14 Church St., in Lititz at 1:45 a.m. May 4.

FIRE ASSIST – Police responded to assist the Manheim Fire Department for a reported fire at an apartment complex on Morning Glory Lane in Manheim at 10:08 a.m. May 4. According to fire personnel, the fire was caused by a pot holder that ignited after the tenant turned on the wrong burner. The fire began to spread to the wall, but was extinguished before spreading to other areas. Preliminary evacuation of residents took place until the fire department cleared.

HIT-AND-RUN – Police responded to a report that two mailboxes were damaged by a hit-and-run vehicle in the 600 block of Fruitville Pike in Penn Township at 9:42 a.m. May 2. There was no vehicle description provided, but two mailboxes and posts were damaged. Estimated value of damage is approximately $200.

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department serves Warwick, Penn and Clay townships.

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