York County crime watch 12/12

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2015 primary: Candidates for district judge

As we get announcements for district judge, we’ll build out this list.

District Court 19-2-05
Covers Spring Garden Township, North York, West York

Jennifer Clancy

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Jennifer Clancy: Cross filed. Clancy has practiced law for more than 20 years, the last 15 in private practice. Clerked with a state appellate judge and interned with the district attorney’s office. York Suburban School Board member, Church of the Open Door member, coached youth sports.

Blake McBride

York City Police Officer Blake D. McBride has announced his candidacy for Magisterial District Judge, 19-2-05.

In a news release, McBride states that “First and foremost I care about the safety of our children and our community. … I have been in law enforcement for over 30 years (27 years in York) and I have dedicated my entire adult life to protecting and serving the community with integrity and honor. During my tenure I have received numerous Chief’s commendations and was recognized as Police Officer of the Year in 2009. I possess a multitude of law enforcement experience including, but not limited to: Vice/ Narcotics Investigator, Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Motorcycle Officer, and Community Police Officer.

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In addition to his skills as a police officer, McBride has already attained the necessary certification by the State Minor Judiciary board to serve as a magisterial district judge.

McBride, 49, of Spring Garden Township, is married and has three children and three grandchildren. He coached high school soccer for about nine years, and has volunteered at the Food Bank, school booster club events, clean-up days, and other community events. He is also a member of Saint Andrews Episcopal Church. He adds that he spent his childhood traveling the United States and the world with his parents, and experiencing many different geographical areas and cultures.

District Court 19-3-03

Covers Hopewell, East Hopewell, North Hopewell, Fawn, Peach Bottom and Lower Chanceford townships. It also covers Stewartstown, Cross Roads, Winterstown, Fawn Grove and Delta boroughs.

John Olwert

olwert_200Magisterial District Judge John Olwert is seeking re-election for a third term.

“It’s an honor to serve, and I hope to continue doing so,” Olwert said in the release. “I’m proud of my record serving on the bench in a fair and impartial manner consistent with the law.”

Olwert has served as judge for more than 12 years. A lifelong resident of the area, he used to work for James Hodge, a former district judge.

Olwert also served on the York County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Laura Manifold

Laura Manifold, an attorney who lives in Hopewell Township, has announced she is running for district judge for the District 19-3-03 in Stewartstown, currently held by John Olwert.

Manifold, a graduate of Kennard-Dale High School, earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has been practicing law in York County for the past 11 years. She has also served as an arbitrator for the York County Common Pleas Court.

Jennifer Tobias

York area attorney Jennifer Tobias announced her candidacy Feb. 25 for district judge for the District 19-3-03 in Stewartstown, currently held by John Olwert.

Jennifer Tobias

Jennifer Tobias

Tobias, of Stewartstown, graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1996. She then worked in the state House of Representatives and later served as legal counsel/executive director of the state Senate Finance Committee.

Tobias’ next position was deputy district attorney for Dauphin County in 2000.

“When I had my son in 2005, I went to part-time criminal defense work, which I still practice,” Tobias wrote in an email. “I also have represented children in … cases with the courts.”

Tobias is currently president of the South Eastern School Board of Directors, of which she has been a member for five years, she wrote. She also has volunteered as a T-ball coach for South Eastern baseball and is an active member of the Stewartstown PTA.

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York County crime watch 12/5

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District Judge Barry Bloss Jr.

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Defendant in child abuse case pleaded no contest in 2004

This story on Peter J. Moore was published in the York Daily Record on Jan. 22, 2004.
A Lewisberry man who violently shook his three-month-old son pleaded no contest to attempted homicide this week in York County Common Pleas Court. Executive Prosecutor James Reeder said the shaken baby case might be the first in the county to end with an attempted homicide conviction.
Judge Michael J. Brillhart sentenced Peter J. Moore, 29, of Observatory Road, to six to 12 years in state prison Tuesday.
Fairview Township Police Detective Jason C. Loper arrested Moore on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child after the June incident.
At Moore’s preliminary hearing, Reeder amended the charges to include attempted homicide.
“The reason we did so was because of the specific knowledge he had,” Reeder said. “All new parents receive information regarding the dangers of shaking a baby. He signed a form testifying he received the information.”
Before leaving Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg with his newborn son in March, Moore was required to sign a document acknowledging he had received a brochure on shaken babies.
Moore called 911 around 11:15 a.m. June 23, telling the dispatcher his son, Brian, had rolled off the couch and onto a carpeted floor, according to Loper’s report. At the Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s pediatric intensive care unit, Dr. Kim Guglielmo told Loper that Brian’s injuries, including retinal hemorrhaging, intracranial bleeding and broken ribs were “consistent with the child being forcibly shaken.”
Brian was placed on a ventilator, and doctors inserted a tube into his skull to drain fluid from his brain. Medical personnel told Loper they were unsure of the child’s chances for survival.
Confronted with the medical evidence, Moore admitted shaking the infant because he would not stop crying, Loper reported.
Wednesday, Reeder said Brian had been taken off medication to control his seizures, a result of his injuries.
“What we can hope for now is that he will merely be delayed in development and that nothing is permanent,” he said.

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York County crime watch 11/21

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Live Coverage of the Matthew Diehl/Rodney Miller Trial

Matthew Scott Diehl is on trial for third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while DUI , hit and run and underlying offenses for the April 27, 2013 death of Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Paul Miller.

Follow live coverage of the York County trial below or @RickLeeYDR.

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Matthew Diehl

Diehl, 33, of Shrewsbury, is accused of driving into and killing Miller, 45,

Chief Rodney P. Miller

Chief Rodney P. Miller

as the volunteer firefighter was setting up to divert traffic off southbound Interstate 83 near Exit 8 and around another crash scene farther south.

Police said Diehl’s blood alcohol level after the fatal crash was 0.118 percent, over the legal limit of 0.08 percent in Pennsylvania.

In pre-trial hearings, prosecutors have said Diehl drove around Miller’s truck, which was partially blocking the highway, before striking Miller.

Miller died from blunt force trauma and had a broken neck, hips and right ribs and had head injuries, officials reported.

After Diehl’s vehicle allegedly struck Miller, he kept driving until he was forced to stop at the other crash site farther south.

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York County crime watch 11/14

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Springettsbury Township Police Department recognizes fall 2014 Citizen Police Academy attendees

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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 website.

The academy’s winter 2015 session is schedule to start January 27 and will conclude on April 7. For more information and to sign up, please visit the CPA link on the department’s website or contact Detective Chris Ford at 717-757-3525.

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York County crime watch 11/7

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York County crime watch 10/31

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