CRIME & SAFETY
York City fire and police investigating a water main break
The York City police are investigating a water main break at Market and Penn streets. Dispatch confirms that the first call came in just after 11 p.m. on Sunday. The road is closed currently. York Water is also going to the scene to investigate the source of the break. There...
Victim identified in deadly York County motorcycle crash
YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM)– The coroner was called to a motorcycle crash in York County Friday. The coroner said they were called to a crash at the 500 block of Madison Avenue in York City. According to the coroner, at around 5:52 pm, a 25-year-old man, later identified as Miguel Perez of York City, was […]
Coroner reverses ruling, now plans autopsy after fatal motorcycle crash
The York County coroner on Sunday identified a 25-year-old motorcyclist killed on Friday after colliding with a sport utility vehicle. Miguel Perez, of York, collided with the SUV in the area of N. West Street and Madison Avenue, about two miles from his home. The crash occurred at 5:52 p.m....
York Co. man charged with corruption of minors: police
YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — A man in York County has been charged with one count of corruption of minors. According to a press release, Christopher Leib, 38, was charged following an investigation in the 80 block of Walnut Drive. He was originally arrested back on September 4th, 2023.
Weekly Safety Report: Teen Arrested for Fatal Stabbing, Community Supports Cancer-Stricken Family in York, PA
This week in York, Pennsylvania, two incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. One incident involved a 16-year-old being arrested for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old in Penn Park. The arrest was made with the assistance of law enforcement agencies. The second incident involved a community rallying behind a cancer-stricken teen and grieving mother after a tragic house fire. A benefit auction was held to support the family as they battle cancer and cope with the loss of loved ones.
The coroner was called to a motorcycle crash in York County Friday.
The coroner was called to a motorcycle crash in York County Friday.
York County police investigating motor vehicle thefts
HANOVER, Pa. (WHTM) — Police in York County have said they are investigating numerous motor vehicle thefts in one community. Hanover Borough Police have said that the thefts happened at various locations throughout the borough. Officers said the investigation has revealed that at least two young men are responsible for the crimes.
Two injured in morning rollover crash on I-83
YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHP) — Two people were injured in an early-morning accident on I-83, according to York officials. Emergency dispatchers say the single-vehicle crash happened around 3:14 a.m. near mile marker 30. The Newberry Township Fire Department, along with traffic control, responded to the accident. Dispatchers said two...
Ex-York City Police officer in prison awaiting hearing on alleged parole violation
Former York City Police Officer Joseph Palmer Jr., who pleaded guilty earlier this year to sexual abuse of a teen, is in York County Prison on an alleged parole violation, according to the prison. It is not clear what the alleged parole violation involves. Palmer's attorney, Richard Robinson, filed a...
Police: Utz plant manager in York County was hero for confronting former employee who had machete in backpack
CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in York County are calling an Utz manager a hero for confronting a former employee who allegedly went into a packing plant with a machete in his backpack and grabbed a woman. It happened just before 1 p.m. at the facility on Kindig Lane...
Weekly Safety Report: Package Thefts, Homicide, and Community Support in York County, Pennsylvania
This week in York County, Pennsylvania, there were three notable incidents. The first involved the York County Regional Police Department seeking help from the public to identify a suspect involved in multiple package thefts in Spring Grove. The second incident was a homicide, where a 16-year-old was arrested for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old in Penn Park. The arrest was made with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce and the York County Sheriff's office. The third incident was a community rallying behind a cancer-stricken teen and grieving mother after a tragic house fire in Hallam Township.
Grieving mother calls on community after second fatal stabbing in under two months
YORK CITY, Pa. (WHP) — After two stabbings tragically killed two teenagers within two months in York, one grieving mother is calling on the community to help. The most recent attack at Penn Park on Wednesday left a 14-year-old dead, three others hurt, and a community searching for answers.
York County man convicted of killing his father
(WHTM) – The man accused of killing his father on July 22, 2019, has now been convicted, according to the York County District Attorney’s Office. Wyatt Nathaniel Dettinger, 25, of Wellsville has been convicted of first-degree murder and tampering with/or fabricating physical evidence. The DA’s office says Dettinger fatally shot his 48-year-old father in their […]
Vehicles run over, damage hose as crews battle house fire in York County
HELLAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Vehicles ran over and punctured a fire hose Friday morning as crews were trying to put out a house fire in York County, according to the fire company. The Hellam Fire Company posted photos on Facebook showing water shooting from the damaged hose (see above).
Northern York County Regional Police will have a new home, thanks to a $4.5 million grant
The Northern York County Regional Police will soon have a new home, thanks to a $4.5 million state grant and a partnership with an industrial developer. The funding, which was given by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Grant Program, will help the department build a new $11.5 million headquarters in Manchester Township. According to the police department, the facility will be funded by the grant, private contributions and sponsorships, municipal funds and contributions from its developer, NorthPoint Development.
Man arrested after multiple firearms stolen from vehicle in York County
(WHTM) — A man has been arrested in connection with several incidents of theft from motor vehicles, including the theft of four firearms from a single vehicle in York County. According to State police, the thefts happened on the 200 block of Misty Hill Drive and Delta Ridge Drive...
Wellsville man who killed father in 2019 found guilty of first-degree murder
A York County jury found 25-year-old Wyatt Dettinger, of Wellsville, guilty of first-degree murder for shooting and killing his father in July of 2019, and for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Dettinger was originally charged with fleeing to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment and recklessly endangering another person, which were withdrawn. He...
Shop with a cop event in Harrisburg
Ollie's in Harrisburg hosted a "Shop With A Cop" event on Sunday. Several organizations were involved including Ollie's, the Middletown Police Department, and the Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team. Children were able to shop for gifts for families who may need assistance this holiday season due to illness, financial...
Security expert on $12k stolen from Pennsylvania man’s account: ‘A human should have called and verified’
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Scott Zeiders thought his problems were solved when his cell phone started working again almost as quickly as it mysteriously stopped working. Instead, the worst — by far — was yet to come. “I drove home. My phone was working,” said Zeiders, who lives in Highspire. “Next day, I wake up, […]
Former York County resident pleads guilty in fatal crash in Springettsbury Township
A young woman has pleaded guilty in a fatal crash in Springettsbury Township last year that claimed the life of 81-year-old Delmar Sipes. Eliza Miller, 21, of Jersey Shore, Pa., pleaded guilty this week in the York County Court of Common Pleas to homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence of a controlled substance − impaired ability, and careless driving - unintentional death, according to court records. Other charges were dismissed.