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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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Latest News, Minutes, and Announcements

Buchanan Elementary update-February 23, 2017

A meeting has been scheduled regarding construction plans for Buchanan Elementary School with the community on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Library/Media Center of Wheatland Middle School, 919 Hamilton Park Drive.

Responses to questions and answers in preparation for the meeting are posted to the School District of Lancaster website (www.lancaster.k12.pa.us) under Construction Updates, Buchanan Elementary, and Friends of Lancaster Township Park Questions & Answers.

Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to the School District of Lancaster – (717) 735-7879

Police Log-February 20 & 21, 2017

February 21st:

  1. Burglary, February 20, 2017, 600 Block South West End Avenue (LT) – A window was broken to gain entry to a residence in the 600 Blk of South West End Ave sometime during the afternoon of Feb 20, 2017. Electronics were taken.
  2. Theft from Vehicle, 9:30 a.m. February 20, 2017, 1300 Block Columbia Avenue (LT) – A smartphone was taken from an unlocked vehicle that was parked at a shopping center in the 1300 Blk of Columbia Ave. Occurred at approx. 9:30 a.m. Feb 20, 2017. Loss $450.

February 20th:

  1. Criminal Mischief, 5:18 a.m. February 18, 2017, 100 Block Jennings Drive (LT) – Emada R. Williams M/24 of Philadelphia, has been charged with Criminal Mischief after he broke the toilet and closet doors in his girlfriend’s apartment, resulting in $150 damage. Occurred at 5:18 a.m. Feb 18, 2017.
  2. Selective Enforcement Detail, February 17, 2017 (LT) – Six motorists were cited for speeding in the 100 Blk of Wilson Drive during a selective enforcement detail on February 17, 2017. The highest speed in this 25-mph zone was 42 mph.
  3. Vehicle Theft, February 17, 2017, 400 Block Conestoga Blvd (LT) – A powder blue Toyota Celica was taken from a driveway in the 400 Blk of Conestoga Blvd during the early morning hours of Feb 17, 2017. The vehicle had been left unlocked and the keys were in the car. Loose change was taken from another vehicle that was parked nearby.
  4. Thefts from Vehicles, Conestoga Blvd (LT) – A purse and a flashlight were taken from unlocked vehicles parked overnight Feb 16-17, 2017, in the first block of Conestoga Blvd. Loss $60.
  5. Hit and Run, 1:58 a.m. February 18, 2017, Parkside Avenue (LT) – At 1:58 a.m. Feb 18, 2017, officers responded to a crash in the first block of Parkside Ave and were advised that the driver had walked away from the scene. Arriving officers found Steve J. OConnor M/32 of East Orange Street, Lancaster, walking nearby and identified him as the driver. He was arrested and charged with DUI, Accidents Involving Damage to Unattended Vehicle, Public Drunkenness, and a traffic violation.
  6. Criminal Mischief, February 17, 2017, 600 Block South West End Avenue (LT) – The tires were cut on a vehicle parked overnight Feb 16-17, 2017, in the 600 Blk of South West End Ave. Loss $400.

Office closed-Presidents Day Holiday

The township office is closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, for the Presidents Day Holiday.

There is NO CHANGE to the Penn Waste trash & recycling collection for this week. All routes will be running on the regular pickup schedule. 

A Penn Waste collection calendar is provided with each spring/summer and fall/winter township newsletter. Please refer to that calendar for special collection information, including holidays observed by Penn Waste. The calendar is also available for viewing/printing at this link www.twp.lancaster.pa.us/collection-calendar.

Police Log-January 15, 2017

Thefts from Vehicles (LT) – Unlocked vehicles were entered overnight February 13-14, 2017, as follows:

  • 900 Block East Orange Street – Three vehicles; GPS and personal items taken. Loss $95.
  • 900 Block Clark Street – One vehicle; Loose change taken.

Residents are reminded to remove personal items or keep them out of sight, and to keep vehicle doors locked. It may not stop a theft, but it can deter.