Category Archives: Police beat

Live coverage of the Joseph Fitzpatrick first-degree murder trial

UPDATE: Judge Richard K. Renn acquitted Joseph Fitzpatrick III on Sept. 1 citing a lack of evidence to support a conviction. The commonwealth immediately filed an appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Defense attorney Chris Ferro filed a request for … Continue reading

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Carroll Township Police swears in new officer

  Laura Solomon is Carroll Township Police’s newest officer, according to its Facebook page. Solomon will work part-time, according to the department.        

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‘Nobody loves a police reporter’

In October, a memorial brought more than a dozen people together on a street corner in York, the glow of candles on the pavement lit up their faces. By no means was it an uncommon scene in the small city, … Continue reading

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Live Coverage of the Carlos Ramos-Diaz Murder Trial

A fistfight between two men at a York party on Dec. 30, 2013, led to the shooting death of 19-year-old Carlos Ramos-Diaz, according to York City Police. Now, Ruben Delvalles-Vincente, 30, is on trial in York County Common Pleas Court … Continue reading

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Newberry Township Police officers sworn in

Bortner, Gross and Schaeffer. On December 31, Newberry Township Police Officers Dean Bortner and Heather Schaeffer were sworn in by District Judge Scott Gross at his office. For more information on the department, click here.

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Springettsbury Township Police Department recognizes fall 2014 Citizen Police Academy attendees

On Tuesday, the Springettsbury Township Police Department recognized the attendees of their Fall 2014 Citizens Police Academy. Chief Thomas H. Hyers was on hand for the ceremony and presented each participant with a Certificate of Appreciation, according to the department’s … Continue reading

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York City Police gives away bicycle helmets at York Fair

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, … Continue reading

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U.S. Marshals capture “War Machine”

I’m a crime writer and also a fan of the sport of mixed martial arts. But typically, when the two meet, it’s not a good thing. MMA fighters are no different than other athletes — many are college-educated, have competed … Continue reading

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On the digital beat, York County cops embrace social media

Note: This post is the first in a series of articles focusing on cops in York using social media. Information is power, says Carroll Township Police Department spokesman David Smith. And the quicker that information can get out to the … Continue reading

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Don’t wear your PJs to district court

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News.

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