Police rescue ducklings

By on June 4, 2014

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported the following:

DUCK RESCUE: Police responded to a report of ducklings that were trapped in a storm drain in the Target parking lot in the 900 block of Lititz Pike May 29. Lititz officers were able to remove the ducklings and reunite them with its mother. ORCA was also on scene and assisted with the rescue.

ASSAULT: Police charged Brian Roberts, 39, of 37 Conrad Lane, Lititz, with simple assault May 27 for allegedly causing bodily injury to his wife after an argument at 37 Conrad Lane in Lititz at 7:43 a.m. Roberts is accused of punching his wife in the stomach, grabbing her wrists and striking her with cooking tongs, which caused bruising. Roberts was arraigned before District Judge David Miller and placed in Lancaster County Prison on $10,000 bail.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Police charged Lynn F. Thomas, 53, of 521 Colonial Crest, Lititz, with disorderly conduct as a result of an incident at 523 Colonial Crest at 9:20 p.m. May 27. Thomas is alleged to have created a physically offensive condition by driving her car toward the victim and yelling obscenities to the victim from Thomas’ car as she drove by.

THEFT: Police responded to a report that someone removed a metal chicken ornament, a crock pot and three whiskey jars from the front porch of a residence while the owners were away on Brian Drive in Lititz May 27. The value of the stolen items is estimated to be less than $200.

BUILDING DAMAGED: Police received a report of damage to the eastern corner of the portico of Erb’s Mennonite Church, 500 W. Lexington Road, Lititz, May 29. Based on the investigation, it appears as though the corner of the portico may have been struck by a tractor trailer or other large vehicle. There are no suspects. An estimate of damage was not available.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Police responded to a report that an individual was inside a retail establishment staring at an employee in the 1000 block of Lititz Pike in Lititz May 29. The individual inside the store indicated he was inside to purchase an item for his girlfriend and left without further incident.

STOLEN VEHICLE: Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from Front Line Motors, 719 Rothsville Road, Lititz, May 29. According to the report, a 2007 Ford E350 Super Duty Passenger Extended Van was removed from the parking lot where it was being displayed for sale between May 24 and May 29. The van is burgundy in color and valued at $13,995. There are no suspects at this time.

CRASH: Police responded to a single car, non-injury, crash on White Oak Road in Manheim at 6:04 p.m. May 29. It was determined that a car being driven by Ronald Shrift, 24, of Autumnwood Drive, State College, was traveling north on White Oak Road. The driver, who was not from the area, stated he was unfamiliar with the road and was negotiating the curve when he saw Stiegel Valley Road. He wanted to turn right. As he was in the turn lane, he realized he needed to go straight on White Oak Road and when he tried to steer left, his vehicle skidded straight off the road and struck a storm drainage culvert.

CHARGES FILED: Police filed charges against a 14-year-old juvenile male for making threats toward another juvenile at the Manheim Middle School May 30. The charges have been forwarded to the Juvenile Probation Office.

BURGLARY: Police received a report of a burglary at a residence in the 1100 block of E. Meadow Road in Manheim, Penn Township, at 5:34 p.m. May 30. According to the residents, when they came home, they discovered someone pried open the side garage door and removed two guitars, two laptop computers, amplifier and a Play Station 3 from the residence. The value of these items is estimated at $ 3,700. The incident is still under investigation.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Police responded to a report of three juveniles shooting a BB gun at a sign posted along the Rail Trail in the 200 block of Cambridge Lane in Lititz at 6:36 p.m. May 30. Damage to the sign was minimal. All three juveniles were turned over to their parents.

THEFT: Police responded to a report that unknown persons had taken a U.S. flag from the porch of a Warwick Township resident on Brian Drive in Lititz May 30. The estimated value of the flag is less than $50.

FRAUD: Police received information from a Penn Township resident in the 600 block of Mallard Drive in Manheim May 30 that an unidentified individual open three credit cards in his name. One of the fraudulent accounts has a balance of $ 1,063 on it.

THEFT: Police received information May 31 from a Penn Township resident on Morning Glory Lane in Manheim that someone stole his ATM credit card and has been using it locally. The person who took the card used over $1,000 in transactions at various locations. A suspect has been developed. The investigation is continuing.

WARRANT: Police served an outstanding criminal warrant on Patrick J. Fuchs, 31, of 501 E. Newport Road. The warrant was for simple assault. Fuchs was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Lancaster County Prison to await arraignment.

TRESPASS: Police responded to a reported residential burglary in the 100 block of Chestnut Street in Lititz at 12:21 a.m. June 1. According to the victim, someone forced entry into a vacant property between May 26 and June 1. There was nothing missing from the residence.

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

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