Hearing scheduled for Dover Area teacher charged with possession of child porn

Matthew-Puterbaugh

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.

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Work continues for new YAUFR station

yaufrYork Area United Fire and Rescue shared this photo on Facebook this week.

“Shingle work on Office side near completion, dormers framed and prepared for shingles, main water line being connected today and HVAC work started!”

Want to learn more about the new station? Catch up here.

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York County crime watch

Take a look at some of the cases handled at district judge offices around York County.

District Judge John Fishel:

District Judge John Fishel's crime watch

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Two Lancaster County men indicted on bank robbery 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.

Kyle Costello, 27, and Matthew Hill, 29, both of Lancaster County, were charged with conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, armed bank robbery, carrying and using a firearm during an in relation to a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting, the release states. Continue reading “Two Lancaster County men indicted on bank robbery charges” »

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Firefighters Support Foundation not associated with local companies

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.”

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Two more plead in 2012 home invasion

Two of the four men arrested in connection with a botched home invasion in Chanceford Township in July 2012 where shots were fired but no one was injured pleaded guilty recently in York County court to some charges.
The four were accused of forcing their way into a home in the 600 block of Salem Church Road shortly after midnight on July 12, 2012 demanding drugs and money, according to police reports.
The occupants wrestled a shotgun away from one of the men and one of the intruders fired four shots into a wall.
Kamari Hall pleaded guilty to robbery Monday and was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. Also last week, co-defendant, Malcolm Woolfork pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and attempted robbery. He was sentenced to three and a half to seven and five to 10 years in prison with the sentences to be served concurrently.
Another co-defendant Zachary Underwood, of Harrisburg, was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison back in January. Charges remain pending against another co-defendant Caleb Stern.
Also linked to the case is one of the victims Derreck Boyd, who faces several drug-related charges in connection to the Methamphetamine police said they found at the house. Police said Boyd and Stern are cousins.

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Springettsbury police post week’s crimes

Take a look at the crimes reported in Springettsbury Township from Feb. 24 through March 2.

Incident Date Location Street
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – ALL OTHER 2/24/2014 9:00 APPLEFORD WAY
FALSE ALARMS 2/24/2014 10:18 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE E MARKET ST
THEFT-$50 TO $199-RETAIL THEFT 2/24/2014 13:45 BOSCOVS WHITEFORD RD
ALL OTHER OFFENSES – ESCAPE 2/24/2014 15:30 YORK COUNTY YOUTH DEVELOP HEINDEL RD
NARCOTICS-POSSESSION-MORPHINE,HEROIN,ETC 2/26/2014 2:27 RT30 WESTBOUND
DRUG EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS/PARAPHERNALIA 2/26/2014 8:00 CENTRAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL MUNDIS RD
DISORDERLY CONDUCT 2/26/2014 13:00 CENTRAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL MUNDIS RD
THEFT-UNDER $50-RETAIL THEFT 2/26/2014 14:06 DICKS SPORTING GOODS CONCORD RD
NARCOTICS-POSSESSION-MARIJUANA,ETC. 2/26/2014 15:00 TURKEY HILL E MARKET ST
DRUG EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS/PARAPHERNALIA 2/26/2014 17:33 VILLAGE EAST APARTMENTS EASTERN BLV
FALSE ALARMS 2/27/2014 3:45 ARGYLE DR
NARCOTICS-POSSESSION-MARIJUANA,ETC. 2/26/2014 7:02 RED LOBSTER E MARKET ST
BURGLARY-FORCED ENTRY-RESIDNTL-TIME UNKN 2/27/2014 11:00 CENTRAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL MUNDIS RD
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF TO AUTOMOBILES 2/27/2014 20:45 S ROYAL ST
BURGLARY-FORCED NTRY-RESIDENCE-NIGHT 2/27/2014 21:00 BOSCOVS WHITEFORD RD
THEFT-UNDER $50-RETAIL THEFT 2/27/2014 21:28 S RUSSELL ST
DRUG EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS/PARAPHERNALIA 2/27/2014 23:29 RITE AID_1 E MARKET ST
THEFT-$50 TO $200-ALL OTHER 2/28/2014 0:31 100 BLOCK S MARSHALL ST
THEFT-$200 & OVER-ALL OTHER 2/28/2014 2:55 BANANA MAX WHITEFORD RD
THEFT-UNDER $50-RETAIL THEFT 2/28/2014 17:38 WEIS MARKET E MARKET ST
THEFT-UNDER $50-RETAIL THEFT 2/28/2014 20:05 WALMART E MARKET ST
NARCOTICS-POSSESSION-MARIJUANA,ETC. 3/1/2014 16:53 WALMART E MARKET ST
THEFT-$50 TO $199-RETAIL THEFT 3/1/2014 17:47 BOSCOVS WHITEFORD RD
THEFT-$50 TO $199-RETAIL THEFT 3/1/2014 19:17 WINE AND SPIRITS EASTERN BLV
THEFT-$50 TO $199-RETAIL THEFT 3/1/2014 17:35 BOSCOVS WHITEFORD RD
Sgt. Brian Wilbur | March 3, 2014 at 7:34 am | URL: http://wp.me/p2C6Z9-DT

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Home invasion sentencing and a plea in York County court

Here are a couple of court dates of note from York County court on Friday.

Chad Miller, who was charged in connection with a home invasion in Chanceford Township, was sentenced for his role.
Miller pleaded guilty to burglary, robbery and aggravated assault. The other charges — including one of attempted murder — were dismissed. He was sentenced Friday to a total of 15 1/2 to 31 years in prison.
Miller was one of four men police said blasted their way into the home in the 3700 block of Brownton Road and demanded money. According to court documents, the men had been drinking alcohol and Miller “led the group” to rob the victims.

Also on Friday, Israel Morales-Alvarado pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in a domestic incident where he attacked his wife with a knife.
Police said Morales-Alvarado told police he and his wife were arguing and he grabbed a knife, closed his eyes and attacked her. Police said she was puncture wounds to her chest, and defensive wounds on her hands.
Morales-Alvarado pleaded Friday to the one count and was sentenced to 9 months to 23 years in prison to be followed by two years probation. He was ordered to pay costs and have no contact with his wife. He was ordered to report to York County Prison by March 14.

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York County district court crime watch

Take a look at the recent criminal cases handled by York County District Judge Barry Bloss Jr., Robert Eckenrode and Scott Laird.

Bloss:

District Judge Barry Bloss Jr.'s crime watch

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Police: Man and woman arrested on drug charges in Lewisberry

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Christopher Nauss, 22, and Kendrae Smith, 24.

Fairview Township Police arrested a man and a woman Friday during a home check by York County Adult Probation, according to a news release.

Police charged Christopher Nauss, 22 of the 100 block of Leo Court, Lewisberry, and Kendrae Smith, 24, of the 1700 block of Oakley Drive, Dover, with six counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said that at 1:50 p.m., York County Adult Probation officers were conducting a home check at Nauss’ house and found drugs. Fairview Township Police were asked to help in the investigation, according to the news release.

Officers seized more than 30 grams of marijuana, cocaine, 10 different prescription medications and numerous items of drug paraphernalia, the release states.

Both Nauss and Smith were processed and arraigned at the York County Booking Center and remanded to the York County Prison.

As of Thursday morning, Nauss was in prison on $25,000 bail and two parole violations; Smith was being held there on $5,000 bail and three parole violations.

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