Holding a candle and wearing a “Stop the violence in York, Pa.” T-shirt, Danari Hankerson, 5 of York, turns around to face a singer singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at a vigil for Trayvon Martin on Saturday, July 20, 2013, outside the York County Judicial Center. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – FILE
Greg Clark said sometimes the community is all that’s needed to make a change.
He and others will participate in a Stop the Violence motorcycle ride that will begin 10:30 a.m. March 22 at Renegade Classics, 1721 Whiteford Road, taking riders through the city and back to the same location.
The walk, set at Penn Park at 100 West College Ave. in York, will be 10 a.m. April 12.
The 1.2 mile walk around the city is rain or shine. Leashed dogs are welcome. There will be a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals and refreshments. According to the CAPOC Facebook page, Darisabel Baez, a 2-year-old York girl who died in 2008 after being beaten by her mother’s boyfriend, would have turned 8 this year.
State police have released a video they hope will help bring witnesses forward in the Jan. 4 homicide on Interstate 81 in Franklin County.
Timothy Davison was fatally shot after just crossing into Pennsylvania. The 28-year-old man from Poland, Maine, was rammed by another vehicle, before that driver then got out and shot him.
“The video is being released, not so much to focus on the suspect’s vehicle, but more so to identify possible witnesses,” said Lt. Adam Kosheba, commander with Troop H in Harrisburg.
Police said they are confident several motorists saw the suspect’s car on I-81 between Martinsburg, W.Va., exit 16 and Interstate 70 in Maryland near exit 10.
“We believe that several motorists traveling in Pennsylvania along Interstate 81 south in the vicinity of Exit 3 observed the victim’s vehicle in the median and possibly the suspect vehicle in the area at the time the homicide occurred,” Kosheba said. “And as you can see in the video, there are numerous vehicles that were driving in that area during the time span of this incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to call PA Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4PA-TIPS. Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $10,000.
Davison’s family is also offering a $10,000 reward.
Editor’s note: To explain the video, police said: It’s a short video of the suspect’s car and other vehicles in the area. The first vehicle you see in the video (traveling left to right; southbound direction on the Interstate) is the suspect’s vehicle. This video is from the Mason Dixon Auto Auction, taken at approximately 2:09 a.m. showing mile marker 3.0 on Interstate 81. This video capture is after the suspect ran Davison off the road and is retuning southbound to Davison’s vehicle, which is stuck in the median, just moments before the fatal shots were fired.
A preliminary hearing for a Dover Area music teacher charged with 661 counts of possessing child pornography has been set for April 23 at the York County Court of Common Pleas, according to District Judge David Eshbach’s office.
Eshbach, who recused himself from the case, will be replaced by District Judge Scott Laird, Eshbach’s office said.
Matthew B. Puterbaugh, 46, of the 1000 block of Conewago Road, Dover Township, was arrested and bail was set at $250,000. He posted bail March 1.
Puterbaugh’s attorney, Lancaster lawyer Russell Pugh, declined earlier this week to say how his client planned to answer to the charges.
Two Lancaster County men were indicted Thursday on charges of robbing at Shillington bank, and one for attempting to rob a York County bank, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Fairview Township Fire Company posted recently on its Facebook page that residents had been getting calls for donations from an organization called Firefighter Support Foundation.
The foundation is not associated with local fire companies, according to the post.
“The Fire Department conducts one fund drive via mail on an annual basis,” Fairview Township Fire Company wrote. “In addition, we may conduct separate fundraisers such as chicken bbq’s in which all personnel will be clearly identified. We appreciate your continued support and apologize for any confusion.”