York County crime watch 10/17

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District Judge Barry Bloss Jr:

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York County crime watch 10/10

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District Judge Jeffrey Oberdorf:

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York County crime watch 10/2

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District Judge Barry Bloss Jr.:

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Live Coverage of the Timothy Jacoby Capital Murder Trial

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Timothy Jacoby

The York County District Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Manheim Township woman in 2010.

Timothy Matthew Jacoby, 41, was charged in August in connection with the death of 55-year-old Monica Schmeyer.

Follow live coverage of his York County trial below.

 

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York County crime watch 9/26

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Judge Robert Eckenrode:

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York County crime watch 9/22

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Judge Jeffrey Oberdorf:

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York City Police gives away bicycle helmets at York Fair

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On Sunday at the York Fair, the York City Police Department gave away nearly 85 helmets to kids to keep them safe while riding, said Police Lt. Gene Fells.

Fells said the helmets were furnished by the York Health Bureau, thanks to a grant the bureau obtained.

“I thought it would fit in well with our booth,” Fells said. “Our booth was all about safety and crime prevention.”

Fells added that the bureau agreed to give department the helmets if they would be adjusted to fit each child’s head. Fells agreed.

Each box was opened, and the helmet was placed on the child’s head, and its straps were adjusted, Fells said.

He said he even talked a teenager — who thought helmets were just for young kids — into getting a helmet too.

“Overwhelmingly, it was a huge success,” he said.

Fells said the department is looking into the possibility of future helmet giveaways.

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York County crime watch 9/12/14

Take a look at what’s been happening in York County district courts this week.

District Judge Robert Eckenrode:

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York men address complex question: ‘How do we stop the next killing?’

A group of about 20 black men organized themselves on Facebook to meet at Studio 29 Tuesday. It was one night after the fatal shooting death of NaGus Griggs, an 18-year-old York man.

They were there to answer a complex question: “What can we do to stop the next killing?”

Griggs, a stand-out basketball player at New Hope Academy, was shot and killed Monday night in the city. He was the second former athlete and York resident lost to a shooting in the last two months. Griggs, and Dashaun Davis, 23, were both killed while sitting in a car.

The latest killing was decried by York Mayor Kim Bracey who called upon the community.

On Tuesday night, at the impromptu meeting, the men, who included football coaches, local pastors and school principals, never addressed a specific murder. Instead, they discussed ways of reaching a common goal – reducing the violent, street mentality-driven culture being bred in the city of York among its youth.

I could hear it in their voices – it was determination, deep-seated passion, even desperate at points. The men weren’t afraid to voice their own opinions. Rather, they were eager to listen to each other.

One of the men, Rev. Oscar Rossam, who is cousins with Griggs, attended the meeting. He noted how there is a very noticeable change in young men from when they are in elementary and then when he sees them in middle school. They have lost all respect for their elders and their attitudes are “crazy,” the Reverend said.

As the meeting continued, some more steps for reaching the youth were brought up. Fathers and mothers need to model what the kids will become, it was said. The older generation needs to be present for the kids. A simple introduction and asking them how they are doing works.

For Kerry Glover, president of the Boys Club of York, it’s not a matter of preaching to the troubled kids who are using guns to solve problems.

“Too much free time is the most dangerous thing. Not guns,” Glover said Tuesday night. “We respond to what the kids give us.”

Glover’s plan is to listen to the young men and women of York, providing them with a safe environment to talk about their issues.

From there, an action plan can be formed, Glover said.

The meeting is only the start. Hopefully, by word of mouth, the group will grow over the coming weeks. The problem, I think, will not be fixed over night. It’s going to take a step-by-step approach.

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York County crime watch 9/5/14

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Judge Jeff Joy:

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