CRIME & SAFETY
Blotter: Possession of a weapon on school property, theft, impaired driving
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Met Ed shares update on transformer fire
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Teen's attempted carjacking leaves him at gunpoint, with a $50k bail: police
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa (WHP) — Susquehanna Township Police have confirmed that around 4 p.m. on Monday, November 27th, officers were called to the 3200 block of Crest Road for an attempted carjacking. According to a police investigation, a suspect approached a male victim working at a home and displayed...
Accused Manheim Twp. Doctor Has Fled Country
(Manheim Twp, PA) -- A Manheim Township Doctor accused of sexually assaulting two patients has apparently fled the country. The Lancaster County district attorney's office believes 64-year-old Vladimir Iakomi fled after his second arrest last month. Iakomi was released after posting 125-thousand-dollars bail in early October, and failed to show up for court two days later. Iakomi is originally from Russia and attended medical school in Moldova before moving to the U.S in the early 1990s.
One in custody after barricaded suspect incident in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A heavy police presence was seen in a Harrisburg neighborhood on Tuesday night due to a barricaded suspect incident. The Dauphin County Crisis Response Team, or CRT, was at a home on the 2300 block of Second Street in Harrisburg during the evening hours on Tuesday.
Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Robbery of Elderly Lottery Winner
• Manheim Township Police are searching for a male suspect who robbed an elderly victim. • The robbery occurred at Turkey Hill in Lancaster Township. • The victim had just cashed winning lottery tickets and was holding the cash and a walking cane when the suspect forcefully took the money.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting Fatality, Struck Dog, and Various Crimes in Lebanon, Pennsylvania
This week in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, there were several incidents that occurred. These incidents include a shooting resulting in a fatality, a struck dog in need of medical attention, and various crimes such as burglary, retail theft, terroristic threats, and a hit-and-run.
Harrisburg man wanted for stabbing of woman, assault of 2-year-old
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Dauphin County police are searching for a stabbing suspect. According to the Susquehanna Township Police Department, officers are seeking the whereabouts of Quamane L. Watson, 32, who is wanted for stabbing a woman in the neck and assaulting a two-year-old child. Watson allegedly choked and...
Lancaster Co. man arrested after allegedly using lock picking devices to steal over $900 from skills game
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — A local man has been charged after allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars from a skills game. According to a press release, Matthew D. Krimes, 43, of Reinholds, allegedly used lock defeating devices to unlock a skills game and steal $922 in from the cash drawer.
Firefighters Called to Working House Fire near Pine Grove
Firefighters are at the scene of a working house fire near Pine Grove late Sunday. Around 11:30pm, Sunday, emergency personnel were called to 112 Robin Road, in Pine Grove Township for a house fire. Dispatch advised responding personnel that a chimney fire extended into the roof of a home at...
Manheim Township police reminding residents of car seat safety following rollover crash
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — The Manheim Township Police Department is reminding travelers of the importance of car seat safety following a rollover crash that happened on November 25th. According to police, crews arrived to a crash between to vehicles York Rd at Lititz Pike. One of the vehicles,...
Multiple truck trailers burn in Dauphin County fire
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – Multiple truck trailers caught fire on Thursday night in Swatara Township, prompting a large response from area firefighters. According to Colonial Park Fire Co. #1, three trailers caught fire with flames threatening a nearby commercial building. Photos showed two fully engulfed cabs in the lot with heavy smoke.
Thanksgiving night blaze in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, destroys 3 big rigs
SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Thanksgiving night fire in the Swatara Township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, led to three semi-trucks being wholly damaged. According to the Dauphin County Hazardous Materials Response Team (DCHMRT), the Colonial Park Fire Company No. 1 responded to the fire near a commercial building. The...
DUI Suspect Injures Officer During High-Speed Chase Near Ephrata
• A 23-year-old woman, Ruf Teslyuk, was apprehended after a high-speed chase near Ephrata that resulted in minor injuries to a police officer. The chase began when Teslyuk fled a traffic stop and involved multiple law enforcement agencies.
Burglar robbed Dauphin County restaurant twice, rode off on bike: police
Susquehanna Township Police are looking for information to find a suspected burglar. A post on the Dauphin County Crime Watch website notes that the suspect is believed to have forced their way into a restaurant in the 2300 block of Walnut Street on two separate occasions. “He comes on a...
Blotter: Struck dog, burglary, retail theft, terroristic threats, hit-and-run
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Lebanon County police investigating hit and run
Fire destroys tractor-trailer cab
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A tractor-trailer fire shut down a road in Lancaster County Wednesday morning. The fire happened at the intersection of Route 272 (N. Reading Rd.) and Wabash Road in Denver. Wabash Road was closed, but has since reopened. Crews are still on the scene and are...
Police warn of phone scammer impersonating as an officer in Dauphin County
(WHTM) – Residents should be aware of an unknown person who is calling people and claiming to be Sergeant Anthony Clements of the Derry Township Police. The caller requests that people use an electronic app or gift cards to pay off their warrants or traffic tickets, according to a news release. Police state that they […]