Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
On 12-22-12 at approx. 2215 hrs. Columbia Police were dispatched to the area of
Stump Ave. and Union St. for a vehicle break in that had just occurred. A witness
was able to get a description of the actor and provide that to police. Police were able
to locate the male, later identified as Michael Horn, 29 years old of Columbia, PA
not far from the original call. Horn had a large amount of property in his possession
at the time he was stopped. Ten (10) vehicles were found to have been entered or
attempted to be entered. Seven (7) of those vehicles had broken out windows, one (1)
had a soft top cover of the vehicle cut open, one (1) vehicle had a door pried open and
one (1) vehicle was unlocked at the time it was entered. The value of the items that
were taken is estimated at approx. $447.00. Damage to the vehicles is estimated at
approx. $1825.00. Horn was committed to Lancaster County Prison on a violation of
his probation and charged with eight (8) counts of Theft From a Motor Vehicle, eight (8)
counts of Criminal Mischief and one (1) count of Possessing Instruments of a Crime.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Ofc. Brent M. Keyser of the
Columbia Borough Police at 717-684-7735.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
On December 18, 2012 at approximately 4:51 pm the Columbia Borough Police
responded to the area of S Front Street in Columbia Borough for a report of a person
struck by a train. Officers located a male laying on the tracks behind the Columbia#
1 Fire Company between Union Street and Locust Street. The victim was a 26 year
old male from Ephrata, PA. He sustained life threatening injuries as a result of being
struck from a northbound Norfolk Southern train coming from Lancaster and heading
to the Harrisburg area. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was
later pronounced deceased. The man's identity is presently being withheld pending
notification of next of kin. Anyone that may have witnessed this event please contact
the Columbia Borough Police Department at 717-684-7735.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Patrol Officers from the Columbia Borough Police Department, executed a search warrant
at 314 Cherry St., in Columbia Borough. The search warrant was the culmination of a one-
month investigation. During the search of the residence, twenty pounds of marijuana, mostly
packaged in small, cubic bails was located. Also located and seized was paraphernalia related
to the sale of controlled substances, such as scales and baggies. The estimated street value
of the marijuana is $25,000.00. Also seized from the residence were cash and other items
believed to be assets from illegal drug sales. As a result, the target of the investigation, Dane
Anthony McQueeney, 27 years of age, was arrested and charged with the following offenses:
Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID) – Marijuana (felony); and
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
McQueeney was arraigned by MDJ Joshua Keller and committed to Lancaster County Prison
on default of $250,000.00 cash bail.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
JEAN LUXON MOISE, AGE 23, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND OPERATION OF
VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, IN THE
1400 BLOCK OF LANCASTER AVENUE, 29 NOVEMBER 2012.
DEBORAH A. DOUGHERTY, AGE 55, OF WRIGHTSVILLE,
WAS CITED FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS, IN THE 400 BLOCK OF
LINDEN STREET, 06 DECEMBER 2012.
WAYNE EVANS, AGE 39, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
REQUIRED FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, IN THE 200 BLOCK OF SOUTH
2ND. STREET, 01 DECEMBER 2012.
BRIAN PATTERSON, AGE 80, OF YORK, WAS CITED FOR
STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS AT 5TH. AND LINDEN STREETS, 04
DASHON LEE SEXTON, AGE 28, OF YORK, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR
OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL
CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION; AND FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE
WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF EMISSIONS, IN THE 200 BLOCK
OF CHESTNUT STREET, 05 DECEMBER 2012.
GREGORY KNIGHT-TORBERT, AGE 20, OF COLUMBIA,
WAS CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AT 4TH.
AND UNION STREETS, 06 DECEMBER 2012.
COLIN A. CAMPBELL, AGE 26, OF FAYETTEVILLE, WAS
CITED FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELDS SIGNS IN THE 400 BLOCK OF LINDEN
STREET, 06 DECEMBER 2012.
JESSICA L. EVANS, AGE 26, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION, IN THE 200 BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 10 DECEMBER
Michael Burke III announced his resignation Monday to the team and Tuesday to the football support staff.
He was head coach of the Crimson Tide for three years, qualified for the District 3 playoffs in all three seasons, won the school's second Class A District 3 title last year and qualified for the PIAA playoffs.
Before becoming head coach, Burke was a longtime assistant for his father Mike Burke II.
His won Michael Burke IV will be a sophomore next season at Villanova University.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Wrightsville Fire Dept. must pay $3K fine
Updated: 12/10/2012 11:13:28 AM EST
The Wrightsville Volunteer Fire Department has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to the state for failing to keep fundraising records.
An agreement between the nonprofit borough fire department and the state's Bureau of Charitable Organizations, part of the Department of State, was reached earlier in November and approved Nov. 28 by Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, according to state records.
As part of the agreement, the fire department admitted it did not keep records on two former fundraising programs, a lunch wagon and a penny auction.
The lunch wagon ran Tuesdays through Fridays from January 2009 to August 2011, but the fire department was unable to determine if it made or lost money because no bookkeeping records were maintained, including receipts, ledgers or sales records, the agreement states.
Money lost: The department incurred more than $45,000 in expenses operating its penny auction, which ran for less than a year, according to the agreement. Again, no bookkeeping records were kept, the agreement states.
State law requires nonprofit agencies, including volunteer fire companies, to keep accurate financial records.
The Bureau of Charitable Organizations investigated the department after receiving a complaint, according to Matthew Keeler, deputy press secretary for the Department of State.
In addition to paying a $3,000 fine, the fire department agreed that if it fails to keep "true and accurate" financial records in the future, it will pay $1,100 a day in fines and penalties until the violations are fixed, the agreement states.
No misappropriation: Red Lion attorney D. Michael Craley represented the
fire department in the matter and said no one intended to violate state law, and there was no misappropriation of money.
"Everything was legitimate -- there were just not appropriate records kept," he said. "The fire company cooperated completely with (the state)."
Craley noted that in volunteer organizations, sometimes there are problems with record-keeping and turnover.
In this case, sometimes records weren't kept, but other records were destroyed, he said.
"A lot of the records were damaged ... or destroyed when (the department) had a flooded basement due to a leaky furnace," Craley said.
Discontinued: The fire department has now stopped doing both the lunch wagon and penny auction fundraisers, according to the attorney.
"(Nonprofits) try new things to raise money so they don't have to get it from the taxpayers," Craley said. "Sometimes when you try something new, it doesn't work."
Craley said the agreement was a reasonable resolution.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
robberies, Columbia Police charged and secured a Felony arrest warrant for Matthew
Fabral Dejesus, 18, of Columbia on Dec. 3.
These charges were based on evidence that was obtained from the scene of a burglary in the 600 Block of South Ninth Street in Columbia that was reported on Nov 27.
On Dec. 4, Columbia Police, assisted by members of the United States Marshals
Service, served the arrest warrant on multiple addresses in Columbia with negative
results. Based on information received during these attempts, Police were able to
locate Dejesus at the Wagon Werks Apartments, 920 Plane Street in Columbia.
Dejesus was found hiding in an apartment and was taken into custody after a brief
struggle at approximately 5:36 pm.
During the arrest of Dejesus, multiple firearms connected to this investigation were recovered. A resident of the Wagon Werk's Apartments also admitted to Police that he recently purchased a firearm from Dejesus.
Additionally, numerous credit cards and other documentation connecting Dejesus to
recent burglaries were found in Dejesus's possession.
Dejesus was arraigned at Central Booking and incarcerated at Lancaster County
This investigation is ongoing, and Columbia Police remind its residents to
continue to adhere to proper home security practices which include keeping all doors
and windows locked.
Columbia Police ask anyone with information concerning this
investigation to contact Detective Matt Leddy or Sgt. Adam Miller at 717-684-7735.