Wyomissing, PAMyChesCo

Wyomissing Police Look to Identify Counterfeit Money Users

WYOMISSING, PA — Investigators with the Wyomissing Police Department need the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in passing counterfeit cash in Berks County. Authorities state that on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at approximately 5:30 pm, the pictured males passed several $100 counterfeit bills in various stores in Berkshire Square Shopping Center. They possibly left in an electric blue-colored vehicle.
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Chester County, PAfirststateupdate.com

Cops Rammed By Vehicle During Two State Chase, I-95 Shutdown

Initial reports indicate that sometime before 3:00 today Chester County Police attempted to stop a dark-colored sedan, however, the sedan fled from the officer. During the chase, the vehicle reportedly struck several Chester County Police vehicles. Delaware County Officers were then notified and asked to assist. Minutes later authorities notified Delaware State Police that the chase had crossed the state line.
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Lancaster County, PAWGAL

Possible human remains found in Susquehanna River

MARIETTA, Pa. — Police in Lancaster County are investigating after remains and various belongings were found in the Susquehanna River. Police said they received a call from a boater Sunday afternoon. The boater reported finding human bones above Ely Island in Conoy Township. Police called the Lancaster County Coroner’s office...
Minersville, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Attorney conflict causes delay in Minersville robbery case

PORT CARBON — A homeless man charged with robbing another man at knifepoint in Minersville on June 19 had his preliminary hearing continued due a conflict with the attorney who was scheduled to represent him. Matthew Schwalm, 24, was to appear Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge David A. Plachko on...
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President Biden visits the Lehigh Valley: Prepare for ‘major’ traffic problems, troopers say

If you’re planning to drive Wednesday when President Joe Biden drops into Lehigh County, you should just stay away from the western part of the Lehigh Valley. Pennsylvania State Police are warning of “major traffic disruptions” between approximately 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday throughout Lehigh County, as Biden is slated to land in Lehigh Valley International Airport and travel to the Mack Trucks’ Lower Macungie Township plant.
Mahanoy City, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Man allegedly tries to disarm Mahanoy City Police officer

MAHANOY CITY — A homeless man was arrested and charged with trying to disarm a borough police officer around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Mahanoy City police Patrolman Thomas Rentschler charged Brendon Hasara, 49, with one felony count of disarming a law enforcement officer, two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and one misdemeanor count each of disorderly conduct and simple assault.
Lancaster, PAwdac.com

Suspects Sought In Lancaster Assault

LANCASTER – Lancaster Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in an assault investigation. On July 8, officers responded to the first block of S. Water Street and spoke to a male victim, who was assaulted by six males at about 6:45 p.m. near his residence. The 42-year-old victim sought immediate medical attention and was treated for a fractured arm and other injuries consistent with a physical assault. The victim said he was approached by the suspects, who struck him, knocked him to the ground, then proceeded to kick him, causing the injuries. The suspects then fled on foot. Police obtained video footage of subjects believed to have been involved. You can see the suspects below. If you recognize any of them, contact Lancaster Police at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Ringtown, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Ringtown man jailed on arson, threat charges

MAHANOY CITY — A Ringtown man was jailed after he lit a fire inside the Mahanoy Township home of his estranged girlfriend Monday night, police allege. Raymond D. Miller Jr., 51, of 102 Jerrys Road, was charged by Mahanoy Township police Patrolman Matthew Williams with one felony count each of arson-inhabited buildings or structures and causing or risking a catastrophe, along with a misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.
Lower Macungie Township, PAPosted by
The Morning Call

Judge bars evidence of Michael Horvath as a suspect in Lower Macungie air gun killing

Josef Raszler, the Lower Macungie Township man accused of using a homemade air rifle and bullet to kill his neighbor after she ended their brief romance, will not be allowed to present evidence his attorney said implicates a man charged in another murder. Defense attorney Philip Lauer argued in April that Michael Horvath, charged in the 2013 kidnapping and murder of his coworker, Holly Grim, ...
Harrisburg, PAPosted by

‘I’m thankful and grateful:’ Harrisburg district judge accused of interfering with police investigation acquitted of all charges

HARRISBURG—In all of his years on the bench, and overseeing hundreds of jury trials, Senior Judge Stephen B. Lieberman said Tuesday that he had never granted a judgement of acquittal for a defendant. But after hearing the evidence presented against Harrisburg Magisterial District Judge Sonya McKnight, that changed today. Lieberman,...
Berks County, PAwdac.com

Area Drug/Human Trafficking Ring Nabbed

HARRISBURG – State Police filed charges against three people connected to a drug distribution and human trafficking ring operating in and around Reading, Berks County. 50-year-old Hector Rivera and 31-year-old Dushawn Ellis, both from Reading, and 36-year-old Bridget Thompson of Lancaster were charged with various crimes related to corrupt organizations, trafficking individuals, prostitution, and other offenses. The three were involved in trafficking young women for the commercial sex trade. Thompson was responsible for posting advertisements and communicating with customers while Rivera and Ellis utilized drugs to lure some of the victims into prostitution and then control them. PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro said we’re working with our state law enforcement partners to seek out and shut down human trafficking throughout PA.
Robeson Township, PAsanatogapost.com

Douglassville Man Charged with DUI in Tree Accident

ROBESON PA – A 54-year-old Douglassville man has been arrested by Robeson Township Police Department officers on alcohol-related charges, following a confirmation of breath test results, its CrimeWatch website announced Monday (July 26, 2021). Police responded June 19 (Saturday) to the 100 block of Rock Hollow Road in the township...