Man steals license plate and demands money to return it: Lancaster County Police Register Jan 5, 2022 | Police diary
Columbia Borough Police
COLUMBIA: A house and vehicle in the 100 block of Cedar Street were struck by what is believed to be a red Ford Mustang at 12:41 a.m. on January 1, police said. The Mustang, which reportedly suffered front and rear damage, then fled, last seen heading for North 3rd Street, police said.
COLUMBIA: An unidentified driver crashed into another vehicle in the 200 block of Cherry Street at 2:20 p.m. on January 1, causing extensive damage, then fled without stopping, police said. The striking vehicle, a gray Mercedes sedan from the early 2000s, sustained damage to the front, then continued west along Cherry Street before turning north on Second Street, police said .
COLUMBIA: Several shots were fired in the first block of South 8th Street around 6:30 a.m. on January 1, police said. Officers found three 9mm shell casings on the road, but could not see any damage to vehicles and buildings nearby, police said.
COLUMBIA: Ismael Lopez Jr., 26, of Columbia, was charged with theft after he was seen removing the license plate from a vehicle in the 200 block of Lawrence Street at around 12:20 p.m. on September 14, police said. Lopez then asked the owner of the license plate to give him money in order to get it back, police said.
Lancaster City Police
LANCASTER: Berrell Michael Heckstall, 37, has been charged with strangulation, common assault and drug violation after choking a woman and then repeatedly hitting her on the head while she was lying down on the ground, during a home disturbance on West Vine Street at 11:55 a.m. on Dec. 31, police said.
Lititz district police
LITITZ: Paul I. Black, 38, of Lititz, has been charged with common assault and intimidation of a victim after injuring a woman, then taking her phone and preventing her from calling from assistance during a home disruption on Pennwick Drive at around 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 2, police said.
Township Manor Police
MANOR TWP .: Peter August Heisterkamp, 32, address unknown, was charged with two counts of impaired driving and two other offenses after crashing into a utility pole on Franklin and Prospect roads at 8:28 p.m. on December 5, police said. . Heisterkamp, who had an open can of beer in the front seat of his vehicle, had a blood alcohol level of 0.316% at the time of the crash, police said.
MANOR TWP .: Benjamin J. Seaman, 47, of Lancaster, was charged with impaired driving and a traffic violation after crashing into Columbia Avenue and South Centerville Road at 10:38 a.m. on December 30 , police said. Seaman, who was determined to be under the influence of several controlled substances and subsequently refused to provide a blood sample, was seen driving erratically just before the crash, police said.
Mount Joy Borough Police
MOUNT JOY: Kayla Jade Lapham, 24, of Willow Street, has been charged with common assault, terrorist threats, reckless endangerment of another person and drug violation after attempting to attack people with a knife and threatened another person in the third block of West Main Street at around 8 p.m. on December 25, police said. Several people have bled in their fingers and arms, police said.
MOUNT JOY: Ronald James Himelwright, 28, of Mount Joy, has been charged with strangulation and common assault after repeatedly pushing a woman and then punching her in the mouth during an argument in the block 300 houses on South Angle Street at around 1:15 a.m. on Dec. 28, police said.
MOUNT JOY: Carolyn A. Morgan, 44, of Mount Joy, has been charged with 24 counts of retail theft after stealing $ 1,019.68 in merchandise from a borough business over the course of two dozen separate incidents between Oct. 15 and Dec. 17, police said.
North Lancaster County Regional Police
PENN TWP .: Brayden Maque Bomberger, 21, address unknown, was charged with disorderly conduct after threatening to injure another person at the Manheim Shopping Center at 75 Doe Run Road at 3:16 p.m. on January 1, police said.
WARWICK TWP. : Micah James Moraga, 21, of Lititz, has been charged with indecent assault and harassment after being seen exposing himself to a woman while sitting on a bench in the 400 block of North Oak Street at 11:12 p.m. on January 1. 1, police said.
Susquehanna Regional Police
MARIETTA: Gregory Lawrence Hess, 35, of Marietta, has been charged with common assault, endangering the welfare of children and criminal mischief after assaulting a woman while children were present in an apartment in the first block of West Market Street around 9:30 p.m. on December 26, police said.
West Earl Township Police
AKRON: Eli Omar Mendez-Garcia, 37, of Reading, has been charged with burglary, robbery, common assault and theft after attempting to break into a woman’s residence on Miller Road at 5:55 a.m. on January 1, police said. Mendez-Garcia followed the woman home after a party, then punched her in the face, causing her to flee, police said. The woman returned to find that Mendez-Garcia had taken the keys to her house and vehicle from inside her residence and fled, police said.