Saturday, July 27, 2013

Police nab 2 suspected drug dealers in Columbia

Police nab 2 suspected drug dealers in Columbia

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

On 26 July 2013 officers of the Columbia Borough Police Department were conducting

a Aggressive Driver Detail on Route 30 east bound at the Rt 441 overpass.  Officers

stopped a silver 2012 Mazda sedan traveling 82 mph in a 55 mph zone.  This vehicle

was determined to be stolen and entered into NCIC on 07/14/2013 by the Norristown

Police Department.  The driver, Jose Roman Lopez H/M/31 (last known address York,

Pa), was taken into custody and found in possession of 28 packs of Heroin.  He was

charged with Receiving Stolen Property - Motor Vehicle, Possession with Intent to

Deliver - Heroin & Maximum Speed Limits.

  A juvenile passenger was found in possession of a loaded .45cal automatic handgun

in his waistband and 8 packs of Heroin.  The .45cal handgun was reported stolen by the

York City Police Department.  This juvenile was charged with Possession of a Firearm

by a Minor, Receiving Stolen Property & Possession With Intent to Deliver - Heroin.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Car hits train in Washington Boro

Car hits train in Washington Boro

Columbia convenience store robbed

Columbia convenience store robbed

Columbia Police reports

BETSY GARZON, AGE 36, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AT 3
STREETS, 09 JULY 2013.

NICOLE LYNN LORD, AGE 24, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND FOR OPERATIION
OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, ON
LANCASTER AVENUE, 12 JULY 2013.

FRANCESCO ANGELO BELLIA, AGE 20, OF MARIETTA, WAS
CITED FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE ON A LEARNERS PERMIT, AFTER
SUNSET, ON A MOTOR SCOOTER, ON MAPLE STREET, 15 JULY 2013.

MARIA A. CORTEZ-GOMEZ, AGE 44, OF LANCASTER AND
CINDY L. LOGAN, OF WRIGHTSVILLE, WERE CITED FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS ON LANCASTER AVENUE, 17 JULY 2013.

JOSE M. COLON-ORTIZ, AGE 31, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED, 16 JULY 2013.

MICHAEL LEE DENNIS, AGE 31, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS, 16 JULY 2013.

KANDI L. FOX, AGE 31, OF YORK, WAS CITED FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS, 16 JULY 2013.

TIFFANY AMBER WISE, AGE 19, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR RETAIL THEFT AT ANDY’S STORE, 16 JULY 2013.



RD



 AND LINDEN

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Deug Arrest

On Wednesday, July 3, detectives from the Lancaster County Drug Task Force
(DTF) and officers from the Columbia Borough Police Department arrested a Columbia
Borough man, Stanley Bennem, for two prior deliveries of cocaine.  The investigation began in
April of 2013, when a DTF detective utilized a police informant wired with an electronic audio
recording device, to purchase one-half ounce of cocaine from Bennem for $700.00.  The
transaction occurred in Lancaster City.  Shortly after that transaction, Bennem was arrested for
an unrelated incident in Columbia Borough, for which he was charged with Intimidation of a
Witness (F-3), Stalking (M-1) and Terroristic Threats (M-1).  Bennem posted collateral for
$20,000.00 bail on those charges, and the narcotics investigation continued.  In June of 2013,
the same police informant made a second wired purchase of one-half ounce of cocaine for
$700.00 from Bennem.  That transaction occurred in Lancaster Township. On the date of the
arrest, the aforementioned detective and officers conducted surveillance on a residence in the
300 block of Perry St. in Columbia Borough.  Bennem was observed arriving at the residence
in a vehicle and was arrested for the two prior felony deliveries of cocaine while he was still in
the vehicle.  Bennem was in possession of seven bags of cocaine at the time, and
approximately $1600.00 in cash. 

In total, Bennem was charged with two counts of Delivery of Cocaine, two counts of Unlawful
Use of a Communication Facility and Possession with the Intent to Deliver-Cocaine.  All of
which are graded as felonies.  Bennem was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of
$3,000,000.00 cash bail by Magisterial District Justice Bruce Roth.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bridge burning slowed Confederate advance

Bridge burning slowed Confederate advance: Stone piers in the Susquehanna River are all that's left of the old Wrightsville bridge, but back in 1863 it was pretty grand; the world's largest covered bridge, and the only bridge between Harrisburg and Maryland.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_23454159/wounded-warrior-project-awareness-foot-takes-root-pennsylvania

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_23454159/wounded-warrior-project-awareness-foot-takes-root-pennsylvania

Rate hike under investigation

From lancaster onljne: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/861001_PUC-will-investigate-proposed-rate-increase-by-Columbia-Water-Cp-.html

Police reports

JESSICA LYNN RAMOS, AGE 30, OF LANCASTER, AND
CYNTHIA L. RAMOS, AGE 26, OF COLuMBIA, WERE CITED FOR
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, IN THE 100 BLOCK OF SOUTH 4th
STREET 12 JUNE 2013.  CYNTHIA RAMOS WAS ALSO CITED FOR
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS.

TIMOTHY KECK, AGE 42, NO KNOW ADDRESS, WAS CITED
FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, AT NORTH FRONT AND WALNUT
STREETS, 07 JUNE 2013.

SCOTT F. MEISINGER, JR., AGE 24, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CHARGED AND ARRAINGED, BEFORE JUDGE ROBERT A. HERMAN,
FOR SIMPLE ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, M-2, AND FOR
RESISTING ARREST OR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT, M-2, 12 JUNE
2013, IN THE FIRST BLOCK OF SOUTH 4TH.
ADVISED BY A PASSERBY THAT MEISINGER WAS BEATING UP ON A
FEMALE IN THAT AREA.  WHEN THE OFFICER ARRIVED, HE HAD TO
WRESTLE WITH MEISINGER.  HE WAS RELEASED AFTER
ARRAINGED, ON $8,000.00 UNSECURED BAIL.

THERE HAS BEEN A RASH OF TIRE SLASHINGS IN THE BORO.,
WITHIN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.  MOST WERE IN THE AREA OF
UNION STREET, NORTH 3RD
VEHICLE WINDOWS BEING BROKEN IN THE SAME AREAS.  ANYONE
WITH ANY INFORMATION, CAN CALL COLUMBIA BOROUGH
POLICE DEPARTMENT, 717-684-7735.




Monday, May 20, 2013

Columbia school board drafts 5.7% tax hike

Columbia school board drafts 5.7% tax hike

Columbia prepares for Sunday festivities, parade

Columbia prepares for Sunday festivities, parade

Coroner identifies man, 18, killed by wrong-way driver on Route 30

Coroner identifies man, 18, killed by wrong-way driver on Route 30

Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree serves up pie, festivities in Columbia

Red, White and Blueberry Jamboree serves up pie, festivities in Columbia

One charged in stabbing


On 5-20-13 at approximately 2:10 am, Columbia Police Officers encountered a stabbing
victim with wounds that resulted from a fight that just occurred in the 100 Block of S.
5th Street in Columbia Borough.  While on routine patrol, Officer Brent Smith heard a
disturbance and noticed two males walking near 5th and Union Streets.  Officer Smith
approached the males and noticed that one of the males had suffered multiple stab
wounds to his abdomen, was severely bleeding, and was being assisted by the second
male.  Officer Smith was told that the wounded male had just engaged in a fight with an
acquaintance and suffered the stab wounds as a result. The suspect was no longer on
scene.  EMS personnel were summoned to the scene and transported the victim to a
local hospital for treatment.

A second stabbing victim was located in the 100 Block of S. 5th Street at his residence.

This male was at the scene of the fight, but the nature of his involvment is not clear at
this time.  He suffered at least one wound to his lower right leg.  His wounds were not
life threatening.

Columbia Police were able to identify the suspect as Zachary Groft, 22, of the 500 Block
of Cherry Street, Columbia, PA.  Groft was arrested at his residence without incident
and was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Prohibited

Offensive Weapons by Detective Matt Leddy.  He will be arraigned before Magesterial
District Justice Robert Herman.

Any witnesses to this incident are asked to contact Detective Matt Leddy of the
Columbia Police at 717-684-7735.

Columbia Police reports


NICHOLAS P. WINTER, AGE 25, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED IN THE 300 BLOCK OF
CHESTNUT STREET, 03 MAY 13.

NICOLE LYNN LORD, AGE 24, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED, IN THE 800 BLOCK OF
LANCASTER AVENUE, 06 MAY 2013.

DAVID AARON GUACCI, AGE 25, OF MOUNTVILLE, WAS
CITED FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL
CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, IN THE 300 BLOCK OF CHERRY
STREET, 06 MAY 2013.

LUCRETIA MOTTER, AGE 43, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND FOR OPERATION OF
VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION AT
PHEASANT AVENUE AND MALLEABLE ROAD, 06 MAY 2013.

JERMEL LAMAR BURNEY, AGE 22, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR MEETING OR OVERTAKING SCHOOL BUS IN THE 500
BLOCK OF NORTH 3

ELWOOD E. ECK, JR., AGE 35, OF CONESTOGA, WAS CITED
FOR REGISTRATION & CEARTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED AND
FOR REQUIRED FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AT LOCUST STREET
AND LANCASTER AVENUE, 09 MAY 2013.

THALIA MARIE RIOS-CRUZ, AGE 19, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES IN THE 300
BLOCK OF AVENUE H, 12 MAY 2013.

HEATHER R. PETERS, AGE 40, OF WRIGHTSVILLE, WAS CITED
FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION AT FRONT AND LOCUST STREETS, 12 MAY 2013.

PAUL M. ROSE, AGE 35, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED FOR
DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR
REVOKED, IN THE 400 BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 11 MAY 2013.

JOHN GLENN SNYDER, JR., AGE 18, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR PURCHASE, CONSUMPTION, POSSESSION OR
TRANSPORTATION OF LIQUOR OR MALT OR BREWED BEVERAGES,
 AND WALNUT STREETS, 18 MAY 2013.

GERRYLYNN CAROL GEYER, AGE 40, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AT 3
LINDEN STREETS, 17 MAY 2013.

SHARI L. ANDERSON REPORTED SOMEONE HAD THROWN A
BRICK THROUGH THE REAR WINDOW OF HER VEHICLE, WHILE IT
WAS PARKED NEAR HER RESIDENCE ON WRIGHT STREET,
BETWEEN 0740 & 0810 HOURS, 14 MAY 2013.  NO ESTIMATE OF
DAMAGES WAS GIVEN AT TIME OF REPORT.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR DRIVING WHILE
OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED, 18 MAY 2013:
SHELDON L. WRIGHT, AGE 40, OF COLUMBIA;  ANDRE LAMONT
FLOYD, AGE 27, OF COLUMBIA.  FLOYD WAS ALSO CITED FOR
REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED AND FOR
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

BARBARA STANAVAGE  REPORTED SOMEONE HAD BROKEN
INTO HER BUSINESS, ‘SISTERS TREASURES’, 400 BLK. OF LOCUST
STREET, BETWEEN 16 AND 17

Klawitter is interim Columbia chief exec

Klawitter is interim Columbia chief exec

Outgoing Columbia wrestling coach honored for heroism

Outgoing Columbia wrestling coach honored for heroism

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Columbia Police reports


NICHOLAS P. WINTER, AGE 25, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED IN THE 300 BLOCK OF
CHESTNUT STREET, 03 MAY 13.

NICOLE LYNN LORD, AGE 24, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED, IN THE 800 BLOCK OF
LANCASTER AVENUE, 06 MAY 2013.

DAVID AARON GUACCI, AGE 25, OF MOUNTVILLE, WAS
CITED FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL
CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, IN THE 300 BLOCK OF CHERRY
STREET, 06 MAY 2013.

LUCRETIA MOTTER, AGE 43, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND FOR OPERATION OF
VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION AT
PHEASANT AVENUE AND MALLEABLE ROAD, 06 MAY 2013.

JERMEL LAMAR BURNEY, AGE 22, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR MEETING OR OVERTAKING SCHOOL BUS IN THE 500
BLOCK OF NORTH 3RD. STREET, 13 MAY 2013.

ELWOOD E. ECK, JR., AGE 35, OF CONESTOGA, WAS CITED
FOR REGISTRATION & CEARTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED AND
FOR REQUIRED FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AT LOCUST STREET
AND LANCASTER AVENUE, 09 MAY 2013.

THALIA MARIE RIOS-CRUZ, AGE 19, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES IN THE 300
BLOCK OF AVENUE H, 12 MAY 2013.

HEATHER R. PETERS, AGE 40, OF WRIGHTSVILLE, WAS CITED
FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION AT FRONT AND LOCUST STREETS, 12 MAY 2013.

PAUL M. ROSE, AGE 35, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED FOR
DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR
REVOKED, IN THE 400 BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 11 MAY 2013.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Columbia Police reports


WALID HELAL NAZIER, AGE 26, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR LIMITATIONS ON BACKING AT 3RD. AND WALNUT STREETS, 20
APRIL 2013.

JAMES H. LEE, AGE 30, OF LEBANON, WAS CITED FOR PUBLIC
DRUNKENNESS AND FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN THE 300
BLOCK OF PERRY STREET, AFTER HE PULLED A STREET SIGN OUT
AND WAS CARRYING IT AROUND. THIS HAPPENED 2354 HOURS,
19 APRIL 2013.

HEIDI A. GAMBLER, AGE 40, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED, IN THE 500
BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 22 APRIL 2013.

TONY L. ATWOOD, SR., AGE 45, OF OXFORD, WAS CITED
FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION, IN THE 200 BLOCK OF WALNUT STREET, 24 APRIL
2013.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS, ON ROUTE 30 EAST AND ROUTE 441, 26 APRIL
2013: JAMES E. WALTON, JR., AGE 51, OF UPLAND; TANNER A.
BUCLAS, AGE 20, OF COOPERSBURG; JUSTIN E. CASSELL, AGE 35,
OF YORK; SHELLY A. HAMAN, AGE 45, OF MARYLAND; ROBERT R.
SOLLBERGER, AGE 55, OF YORK; LESLIE A. LAVER, AGE 50, OF
LANCASTER; RUTH M. LASA, AGE 37, OF YORK; CHRISTOPHER
MARTIN, AGE 43, OF CONESTOGA; SHERRY L. FRANCIS, AGE 39,
OF DOVER; WILLIAM MARTINEZ, AGE 42, OF LANCASTER;
ALEXANDER J. KANE, AGE 23, OF YORK; DANA ALEXANDRA

ZBOZIEN, AGE 27, OF STEWARTSTOWN; JAEDYN A. MUSICK, AGE
19, OF LANCASTER; MARK ALLEN WILLUGHBY, AGE 41, OF YORK;
JACQUELINE ROJAS, AGE 35, OF YORK; SUSAN BROWN, AGE 57,
OF HELLAM.

DANIEL N. MACK, JR., AGE 64, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, AT 3RD. AND
LINDEN STREETS, 26 APRIL 2013.

JUSTIN C. ROST, AGE 38, OF YORK, WAS CITED FOR RIGHT
TURN ON RED, AT 3RD. AND LLINDEN STREETS, 27 APRIL 2013.

JEANNE M. COVERDALE, AGE57, OF NEW JERSEY, WAS
CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE AT 3RD. AND
LINDEN STREETS, 28 APRIL 2013.

JOY LYNN FREELAND, AGE 29, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS AT KINDERHOOK ROAD AND
IRONVILLE PIKE, 27 APRIL 2013.

RICHARD G. MARTINEZ, AGE 52, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED, ON
LANCASTER AVENUE, 28 APRIL 2013.

JEANETTE JIMENEZ, AGE 26, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS AND FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING
PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED, AT 3RD. AND CHESTNUT
STREETS, 27 APRIL 2013.

MARK WILLIAM KILMON, AGE 49, OF DELTA, WAS CITED
FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS, ON LINDEN STREET, 28 APRIL
2013.

RICARDO A. MATAMOROS, AGE 46, OF MANHEIM, WAS
CITED FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND FOR
MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS, ON LANCASTER AVENUE, 28 APRIL 2013.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Death penalty sought

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/842484_Prosecutors-to-seek-death-penalty-in-city-man-s-killing-of-estranged-wife-s-boyfriend.html

Rate hike is proposed

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/842604_Columbia-Water-Company-seeks-rate-hike.html

Columbia Police report


WALID HELAL NAZIER, AGE 26, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR LIMITATIONS ON BACKING AT 3RD. AND WALNUT STREETS, 20
APRIL 2013.

JAMES H. LEE, AGE 30, OF LEBANON, WAS CITED FOR PUBLIC
DRUNKENNESS AND FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN THE 300
BLOCK OF PERRY STREET, AFTER HE PULLED A STREET SIGN OUT
AND WAS CARRYING IT AROUND. THIS HAPPENED 2354 HOURS,
19 APRIL 2013.

HEIDI A. GAMBLER, AGE 40, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED, IN THE 500
BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 22 APRIL 2013.

TONY L. ATWOOD, SR., AGE 45, OF OXFORD, WAS CITED
FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION, IN THE 200 BLOCK OF WALNUT STREET, 24 APRIL
2013.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS, ON ROUTE 30 EAST AND ROUTE 441, 26 APRIL
2013: JAMES E. WALTON, JR., AGE 51, OF UPLAND; TANNER A.
BUCLAS, AGE 20, OF COOPERSBURG; JUSTIN E. CASSELL, AGE 35,
OF YORK; SHELLY A. HAMAN, AGE 45, OF MARYLAND; ROBERT R.
SOLLBERGER, AGE 55, OF YORK; LESLIE A. LAVER, AGE 50, OF
LANCASTER; RUTH M. LASA, AGE 37, OF YORK; CHRISTOPHER
MARTIN, AGE 43, OF CONESTOGA; SHERRY L. FRANCIS, AGE 39,

OF DOVER; WILLIAM MARTINEZ, AGE 42, OF LANCASTER;
ALEXANDER J. KANE, AGE 23, OF YORK; DANA ALEXANDRA
ZBOZIEN, AGE 27, OF STEWARTSTOWN; JAEDYN A. MUSICK, AGE
19, OF LANCASTER; MARK ALLEN WILLUGHBY, AGE 41, OF YORK;
JACQUELINE ROJAS, AGE 35, OF YORK; SUSAN BROWN, AGE 57,
OF HELLAM.

DANIEL N. MACK, JR., AGE 64, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED
FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, AT 3RD. AND
LINDEN STREETS, 26 APRIL 2013.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cleanups are Friday

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/841422_Columbia-celebrates-Earth-Day-all-week.html

Arbor Day is Friday

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/841436_Columbia-to-be-named-a--Tree-City-USA--on-Arbor-Day.html

New manager to start Monday

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/841702_Columbia-s-new-manager-to-start-Monday.html

New manager to start Monday

http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/841702_Columbia-s-new-manager-to-start-Monday.html

Jimmy Sheckard to be honored

This is a copy of a baseball card of Columbia's lone professional baseball player, Jimmy Sheckard.  A monument/plaque in his honor will be dedicated on Saturday, May 4, at 4 p.m. at Glatfelter Field prior to the annual Susquehanna Sports Hall of Fame banquet. Sheckard played with the Cubs and still holds several teams records. The public is invited to attend,

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Public meeting with LASA




Columbia Boro and its Municipal Authority will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thuesday, at the borough hall, 308 Locust St., to discuss a possible deal with the Lancaster Area Sewer Authority for the purchase of or having LASA provide services to Columbia Boro. The public is asked to attend.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Crime Stoppers


REWARD Up to $1000
THIS IS NOT TO BE USED TO REPORT CRIMES IN PROGRESS OR EMERGENCIES
FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911
www.lancastercrimestoppers.org
Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000 for information leading
to the arrest and/or conviction of the person(s) responsible for the listed crime.
www.lancastercrimestoppers.org
 CRIME OF THE WEEK 13-17
Week of April 22, 2013
WANTED PERSON
WANTED: BRYANT, CORNEILUS ANTWAIN B/M/28 6’01” 200 lbs.
LKA: 41 N. 6TH ST. APT. 4 COLUMBIA, PA 17512
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking BRYANT on an outstanding
Bench Warrant. BRYANT failed to appear for a trial in January 2013. The original
offense was Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or
Deliver Controlled Substances (Felony).
Anyone with information on the current location for BRYANT is asked to
call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at (717) 299-8200 or Lancaster
City/County Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a
Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message
to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Columbia Police reports


DOUGLAS ALAN GIVLER, AGE 46, OF WASHINGTON BORO.,
WAS CITED FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS ; POSSESSION IN PUBLIC
PROHIBITED; SCATTERING RUBBISH; AND CRIMINAL TRESPASS, IN
THE 800 BLOCK OF BARBER STREET, 15 APRIL 2013.

MARCIE ANN STAFFIERI, AGE 46, OF MANHEIM, WAS CITED
FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, AT 3RD. AND
LINDEN STREETS, 14 APRIL 2013.

BRIAN K. FAKE, AGE 37, OF YORK, WAS CITED FOR
REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED AT 3RD. AND
UNION STREETS, 17 APRIL 2013.

ROBERT S. BIGLER, AGE 48, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS IN THE 500 BLOCK OF CHERRY STREET, 17
APRIL 2013.

SHAWN PATRICK SPACKMAN, AGE 43, OF WRIGHTSVILLE,
WAS CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AT
MARKET ALLEY AND SADIE LANE, 17 APRIL 2013.

DARLENE PARTER, AGE 55, OF PARIDISE AND CLINT
MUSSER, AGE 35, OF WRIGHTSVILLE, WERE CITED FOR OBEDIENCE
TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, AT 3RD. AND CHESTNUT STREETS,
18 APRIL 2013.

MEGAN M. DELGADO, AGE 26, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVING WHLE OPERATING PRIVILIGE IS SUSPENDED OR
REVOKED, AT 3RD. AND LOCUST STREETS, 18 APRIL 2013.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Columbia Police reports


THOMAS EDWARD STEWART, AGE 50, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR ONE-WAY ROADWAYS AND ROTARY TRAFFIC ISLANDS,
IN THE 100 BLOCK OF PERRY STREET, 08 APRIL 2013.

ALYCIA VAZQUEZ, AGE 33, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION, AT 4TH. AND WALNUT STREETS, 08 APRIL 2013.

STANLEY JOSEPH ZARNOCH, AGE 30, OF MOUNT JOY, WAS
CITED FOR STOP SIGNS AND YIELD SIGNS, IN THE 400 BLOCK OF
LINDEN STREET, 08 APRIL 2013.

JOHN BOSLEY, AGE 18, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DAMAGE TO UNATTENDED VEHICLE OR
PROPERTY, IN THE 600 BLOCK OF MANOR STREET, 07 APRIL 2013.

DORCAS LENORE GOEL, AGE 50, OF MARYLAND, WAS CITED
FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, ON ROUTE 30 &
441, 09 APRIL 2013.

DOUGLAS ALAN GIVLER, AGE 46, OF WASHINGTON BORO.,
WAS CITED FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS IN THE 400 BLOCK OF
UNION STREET, 1043 HOURS, 09 APRIL 2013.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS, 09 APRIL 2013, ON ROUTE 30: CHRISTY J. DURHAM-
SNYDER, AGE 34, OF DALLASTOWN; JENNA ASHLEY MCCLANE,
AGE 24, OF RED LION; DANIEL BRUCE CUDNEY, AGE 48, OF

MARYLAND; MARILOU BURLESON, AGE 55, OF MARYLAND; ERIC
MATTHEW CHESSLER, AGE 24, OF MARYLAND; KIKI JERMAN, AGE
34, OF DALLASTOWN; JESSICA KATHRYN HOLTS, AGE 27, OF
LEOLA; ANDREW R. MURRAY, AGE 23, OF LANDSDALE; KELSY G.
MYERS, AGE 20, OF YORK; JORDYN E. RUBY, AGE 20, OF RED LION;
JESSICA L. PIERCE, AGE 27, OF LANCASTER; REBECCA L.
CAVANAUGH, AGE 25, OF YORK; SETH T. BLYSTONE, AGE 19, OF
NEW OXFORD; PATRICK CLIFTON ALDRICH, AGE 43, OF
CALIFORNIA.

HERMAN M. MORRIS, AGE 40, OF ABBOTTSTOWN, WAS
CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AT 3RD. AND
LINDEN STREETS, 12 APRIL 2013.

JAMES RICHARD ZERPHY, III, AGE 37, OF MOUNT JOY, WAS
CITED FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED
OR REVOKED, IN THE 1100 BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 11 APRIL
2013.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Town meeting is scheduled


COLUMBIABOROUGH
TOWN MEETING
HOSTEDBY MAYOR LEOLUTZ & CHIEF JACK BROMMER
TUESDAY,APRIL 30, 2013
7:00 P.M.
COLUMBIABOROUGHSCHOOLDISTRICTADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING
5
TH & CHESTNUT STREET
Economic Development and Revitalization have been ongoing forseveral years.
Many improvements have been made in theDowntown BusinessDistrict, River
Park, Rotary Park and Streets. Several other projects are underway forthis year.
Now isthe time tomove on to our neighborhoods and address problemsthat
affectthe quality oflife in our town.Discussion is notlimited to just our
neighborhoods, but the Business District as well.
Special guests, Ray D’Agostino and Jim Shultz from Lancaster Housing Opportunity
will be on hand to discuss programs that may benefit Columbia property owners,
both rental properties and owner occupied properties.
It's our intention to have a discussion on what we as a Borough and School
District are planning and what residents and business owners would like to see
happen in our Borough and Schools.
Please come out and join us, we can
make a difference if we work collectively
together.
If you have questions, please contact:
Mayor Leo Lutz ChiefJack Brommer
684‐7841 684‐7735

Columbia Police reports


DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED REGISTRATION, ON SOUTH 3RD.
STREET, 03 APRIL 2013.

KENNETH M. DROEGE, AGE 31, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION, IN THE 600 BLOCK OF UNION STREET, 03 APRIL 2013.

SAFWAT B. YAQOUB, AGE 33, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS ON NORTH 3RD. AND LINDEN STREETS,
04 APRIL 2013.

JOHN B. GERMER, AGE 44, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS; PROHIBITIONS ON EXPENDITURES
FOR EMISSIONS PROGRAM; AND FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE
WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, 05 APRIL 2013.

MICHAEL KAWIKA HAKE, AGE 32, OF LANCASTER, WAS
CITED FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS, 05 APRIL 2013.

MATTHEW PAUL CROFT, AGE 19, OF RED LION, WAS CITED
FOR DUTY OF DRIVER IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE AREA, ON RT. 30
EAST, 06 APRIL 2013.

MARK CHRISTOPHER CAMPBELL, II, AGE 26, OF LEOLA, WAS
CITED FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS AT 5TH. AND MILL STREETS,
06 APRIL 2013.

JENNIFER ROSE DELLINGER, AGE 21, OF WRIGHTSVILLE, WAS
CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE, AT ROUTE
30 AND ROUTE 441, 06 APRIL 2013.

AMBER MYERS, AGE 25, OF ELIZABETHTOWN, WAS CITED
FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF
INSPECTION AT 9TH. AND IRONVILLE PIKE, 06 APRIL 2013.

JAMES V. OTT, AGE 73, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS, AT ROUTE 462 AND LOCUST STREET,
05 APRIL 2013.

SHARAE KIMYA MOUZON, AGE 28, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED
OR REVOKED, 07 APRIL 2013.

LUIS ALBERTO ENCHAUTEGUI-PEREZ, AGE 22, OF
COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED
IN THE 300 BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 06 APRIL 203.

AARON SMITH, AGE 27, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR
DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR
REVOKED AND FOR NOTICE OF CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS, IN
THE 100 BLOCK OF SOUTH 4TH. STREET, 06 APRIL 2013.

CHARLENE MARIE ORTIZ-BONES, AGE 23, OF COLUMBIA,
WAS CITED FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS
SUSPENDED OR REVOKED AT FRONT AND LOCUST STREETS, 05
APRIL 2013.

JOSE LUIS TORRES, AGE 25, OF READING, WAS CITED FOR
DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR
REVOKED AND FOR RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, IN THE 1ST. BLOCK OF
NORTH 3RD. STREET, 05 APRIL 2013.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS, ON ROUTE 30 AND ROUTE 441, 06 APRIL 2013:
MICHAELL J. KERN, AGE 48, OF MARYLAND; JOSEPH WESLEY
KREIDER, AGE 30, OF COLUMBIA; RYAN MICHAEL KURTZ, AGE 31,
OF MARYLAND; BRITTANY SHEA BLASHGAME, AGE 25, OF YORK;
ASHIRA MARIE SMITH, AGE 21, OF YORK; PATRICIA A. HERSH, AGE
66, OF MARYLAND; FREDERICK E. GARMAN, AGE 54, OF YORK;
NATHANIAL BUTLER, JR., AGE 45, OF SHREWSBERRY; KELLY
JOHNSON-COOK, AGE 31, OF MARYLAND; ANGELA MAE
JAKUBOWSKI, AGE 40, OF NEW CUMBERLAND; ROBERT V.
CHAPLIN, AGE 54, OF NEW OXORD.

SHELLY HART, AGE 41, OF LANCASTER AND ELIZABETH ANN
CREEK, AGE 52, OF LANCASTER, WERE CITED FOR MAXIMUM
SPEED LIMITS IN THE 1100 BLOCK OF LANCASTER AVENUE, 06
APRIL 2013.

ANDREW JAMES BILLETT, AGE 27, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS AND FOR HARASSMENT, FOR
AN INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED AT HIS RESIDENCE, 1710 HOURS,
02 APRIL 2013.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Do Not DRINK the water

DRINKING WATER WARNING
Columbia Water Company ISSUES A “DO NOT CONSUME” ORDER FOR CUSTOMERS of 
Columbia Water Company
DO NOT CONSUME THE DRINKING WATER 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
March 14, 2013 Columbia Water Company is issuing a “DO NOT CONSUME” order for 
customers of Columbia Water Company due to potential contamination of the drinking water 
supply. It was discovered today that a break-in occurred over night at one of the storage 
tank/pumping station locations. At this time, it is unknown if the water in the storage tank was 
tampered with.
This notice applies to the following customers: All customers of Columbia Water Company 
except those in the Marietta Division.
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Customers are asked to not use 
the water for drinking, cooking, food preparation, oral hygiene or providing to pets until further 
notice. Throw away ice cubes if made with tap water after 3:30pm on March 13. The water can 
be used for sanitary purposes such as bathing and washing. If you have specific health 
concerns, you may wish to consult your doctor. 
Alternative water supplies are being provided by Columbia Water Company. Columbia
Water will be providing a water tanker to residents as needed. The water tankers will be 
stationed at the Columbia Shopping Plaza and the Columbia Shopping Center. You will need to 
bring your own containers to transport your water.
Corrective actions are being taken by Columbia Water Company. We have isolated the 
storage tank that was possibly tampered with. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental 
Protection is conducting sampling of the tank and the distribution system to identify any potential 
contamination. We will be draining the tank after sampling has been conducted.
Columbia Water Company anticipates resolving the problem within 3-5 days. Notice will be 
issued when the problem is resolved and this advisory has been lifted.
For more information visit our web site at http://www.columbiawaterco.com/ or call the Columbia 
Water Company at (717) 684-2188.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those 
who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing 
homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or 
distributing copies by hand or mail.
PWS ID Number: 7360123 Date issued: March 14, 2013
Este informe contiene informaciĆ³n muy importante sobre su agua de beber. 
Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. No tome el agua.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Columbia Borough School District to present 'Willy Wonka'

Columbia Borough School District to present 'Willy Wonka'

Columbia Borough School District to present 'Willy Wonka'

Columbia Borough School District to present 'Willy Wonka'

Columbia Police reports


JERMEL ANDREW COLON, AGE 26, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR
REVOKED, AT 10TH. AND RIDGE AVENUE, 25 FEBRUARY 2013.

JENNIFER E. ADAMS, AGE 54, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND FOR OPERATION OF
VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, AT
SOUTH 9TH. AND BLUNSTON STREETS, 25 FEBRUARY 2013.

MICHAEL
RAYMOND
BINKLEY,
AGE
26,
OF
MOUNTVILLE, WAS CITED FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT
OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION AND FOR OPERATION OF
VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF EMISSIONS, AT 4TH.
AND MILL STREETS, 24 FEBRUARY 2013.

KAYLA DANIELLE DAVIS, AGE 24, OF ELIZABETHTOWN,
WAS CITED FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL
CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, AT 6TH. AND LANCASTER AVENUE, 25
FEBRUARY 2013.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR
MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS, 03 MARCH 2013: MIGUEL ALBERTO BEEZ-
VERAS, AGE 19, OF COLUMBIA; RICHARD J. ERDLER, JR., AGE 58, OF
YORK; SAR D. GROFT, AGE 47, OF COLUMBIA.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR
OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, BETWEEN 02 & 03
MARCH 2013: STANLEY C. KNIGHT, SR., AGE 63, OF WASHINGTON
BORO.;
JAMES CHRISTOPHER HARRIS, AGE 35, OF COLUMBIA;

RICHARD ZAVALA, AGE 39, OF COLUMBIA; WESLEY AARON HARTING,
AGE 31, OF LANCASTER; DAVID JOHN FITZGIBBONS, AGE 54, OF
COLUMBIA; PETER THEODORE, AGE 32, OF MOUNTVILLE; MICHELLE
L. WITMAN, AGE 39, OF YORK.

MARK P. SCHUMAN, AGE 59, OF DELAWARE, WAS
CITED FOR RIGHT TURN ON RED AT 3RD. & LINDEN STREETS, 03
MARCH 2013.

GEORGE H. GLATFELTER, AGE 61, OF SPRING
GROVE, WAS CITED FOR RIGHT TURN ON RED AT LOCUST STREET
AND LANCASTER AVENUE, 03 MARCH 2013.

ANGELO ZENO, JR., AGE 37, OF MARIETTA, WAS
CITED FOR DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED, IN THE 500 BLOCK
OF CONCORD LANE, 01 MARCH 2013.

VICTOR VELEZ, AGE 28, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED
FOR REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED;
UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFER OR USE OF REGISTRATION; AND FOR
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, IN THE 1ST. BLOCK OF SOUTH 4TH.
STREET, 01 MARCH 2013.

JEREMY W. GRANT, AGE 29, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR
REVOKED AND FOR REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE
REQUIRED, IN THE 200 BLOCK OF WALNUT STREET, 01 MARCH 2013.

BRANDY LEE DELLEN, AGE 37, OF COLUMBIA, WAS
CITED FOR REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED
AND FOR FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIRED, AT 3RD. & POPLAR
STREETS, 01 MARCH 2013.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's Fastnacht Time


The annual Fastnacht Bake at Holy Trinity in Columbia begins early in February. This
will be our 89th year of producing over 7-thousand dozen. This project began in 1924 to
raise money for construction of a new church building.

One important element to emphasis in any story is the fact that the public MUST PRE-
ORDER fastnachts. There are no walk-in opportunities.

The fastnacht hot-line is 684-0487. Operators will be taking orders beginning Monday,
February 4th between 9:00AM and 6:00PM, Monday through Friday

Plain fastnachts sell for $5.50 a dozen while a dozen glazed sell for $6.50 a dozen.

Here are a facts of interest:
- Fastnacht (FAHS-nahkt) is related to the Germanic word Fasten (to fast, abstain from eating). The
definition of fastnacht - a yeast-raised potato pastry that is deep-fried like a doughnut. Fastnachts were
originally made on Shrove Tuesday to use up the stored fat and lard that was forbidden during Lent.

- Today’s Fastnacht Bake has evolved into a parish project which includes about 116 men and women
volunteers. It is one of the largest fund raising efforts of the parish.

- January 25, 1989 the national spotlight was focused on the Fastnacht Bake. NBC’s Willard Scott, from
the TODAY Show, originated all of his weather segments “live” from Holy Trinity in Columbia.

- The process of making fastnachts begins with the Night Crew. Approximately 20 to 25 volunteers
measure, weigh and mix the ingredients producing on average 56 batches. The dough is poured into large
metal cans. These are then placed in the “warming closet” to allow the dough to rise during the night.

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The army of rollers begin arriving at 4:00am to start rolling, shaping and cutting the dough into
fastnachts. Each batch or can of dough will produce approximately 11.4 dozen. After shaping and
cutting the fastnachts they are placed on long cloth covered boards for further rising. When the
fastnachts are properly raised they are transferred to the frying area.

Other volunteers arrive around 5:30am to operate the fryers. Six frying units will be in continuous
operation for six hours. After frying in a cholesterol free substance they reach the peak of
perfection and are placed in cooling trays. The next step is the glazing process, which is all done
by hand.

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Still other volunteers handle the sorting, counting and bagging, in preparation for pickup by the
public or delivery to area factories and other places of business.

- Fastnachts are baked on Monday, February 11, Shrove Tuesday, February 12 and Ash Wednesday,
February 13. After that, there are four weeks of bakes during Lent, on Mondays and Wednesdays only.
The last bake is Wednesday, March 13th.

- More than seven thousand dozen fastnachts are produced during the Lenten Season.

The operation takes place in the Holy Trinity Parish Center, 4th and Cherry Streets, Columbia, site of Our
Lady of the Angels School.

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