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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York County police adopt information sharing software

Twenty-one York County law enforcement agencies have adopted software called ALERT Server that allows officers to search and share relevant information, according to a news release.

“Burglars don’t pay attention to municipal boundaries,” Northern York County Regional Police Lt. David Lash said. “Before, we relied on phone communications or monthly meetings to know what was going on in other areas. Now, with ALERT Server, we are able to submit queries and mine the data and then make follow up calls, if necessary, to find out more details.”

Doug Demangone, assistant chief county detective in the York County District Attorney’s Office, said the ALERT Server can benefit officer in major investigations, including homicides, where many officers are involved.

“With the central database in ALERT Server, the officers are able to simply click on an incident report and fill in supplemental information for all officers on the case to access in real-time,” he said. “Another example is the County’s auto theft detective who uses ALERT Server on a regular basis to query for stolen material. He is able to see trends in thefts and how the vehicles were stolen helping to identify patterns and solve crimes quickly.”

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Lookingbill formally sentenced to life for murder

Joshua Justin Lookingbill was formally sentenced to life without parole Tuesday for the murder of Nakia “Nitty” Williams.
Lookingbill was convicted in January of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of the 37-year-old as well as burglary.
Lookingbill broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend in the early-morning hours of Jan. 31, 2013 and stabbed Williams to death in bed. Williams had been staying with the mother of Lookingbill’s three daughters.
Second-degree murder carries the same penalty as first-degree, but his attorney ordered Lookingbill’s mental health evaluated before the formal sentencing that happened Tuesday. The judge also wanted a pre-sentence investigation and statement from Williams’ family prior to the formal sentencing.
Read more about the conviction.

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Charges dropped in one of two rape cases against York man

One of the two rape cases against a York man has been dismissed from York County court, the man’s attorney said Tuesday.
Clarence Crespo, 34, remains in state prison after a jury convicted him on rape and other sexual assault charges related to a then 9-year-old girl. He faced an identical set of charges for another alleged victim.
But Crespo’s attorney, Jay Whittle, confirmed that prior to a hearing set for Monday, charges were dropped against his client in the second case.
Whittle filed a for a Rule 600 hearing, saying the trial didn’t happen within a prompt timeline.
But before the hearing Monday, Whittle said, the prosecution filed to drop the charges.
Crespo maintains his innocence and Whittle said he’s pursuing an appeal in the case in which he was convicted. In that case, he was found guilty of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault on a person less than 13 years old and misdemeanor corruption of minors.
He is serving 62 to 124 years in prison for those charges, according to court records.

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