Monday, May 20, 2013
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
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.
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
BARBARA STANAVAGE REPORTED SOMEONE HAD BROKEN
INTO HER BUSINESS, ‘SISTERS TREASURES’, 400 BLK. OF LOCUST
STREET, BETWEEN 16 AND 17