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Columbia Borough police

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

COLUMBIA: Police are investigating a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle on the 100 block of South Fourth Street on April 8. According to police, several tires of a 2015 black Nissan Altima were punctured between 12:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbia borough police at 717-684-7735 or text LANCS to 847411.

HIT-AND-RUN

COLUMBIA: Police are investigating a reported hit-and-run on the 1000 block of Ironville Pike. According to the victim, a dark-colored Ford SUV traveling west hit a victim’s mailbox and kept driving. Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbia Borough police at 717-684-7735 or text LANCS to 847411.

THEFT

COLUMBIA: Police are investigating a reported theft of a gun. A victim contacted police May 3 to report the theft of a black, 9 mm Hi-point C9 handgun with the serial number 1915314 from their home on the 600 block of South 13th Street. The victim stated they last saw the gun a month ago and just noticed its disappearance, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Columbia Borough police at 717-684-7735 or text LANCS to 847411.

STRANGULATION

COLUMBIA: Hector Emmanuel Rijo Acevedo, 27, of Columbia, was charged with strangulation, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a minor stemming from an incident on the 800 block of Blunston Street on May 1, police said.

Manheim Township police

DRUG CHARGES

MANHEIM TWP.: Dylan Tyler Bynon, 23, of Lancaster, was charged after he was stopped for a suspected attempted theft on the 400 block of Eden Road on May 10, police said. Bynon surrendered a bag of marijuana, two marijuana grinders and a glass smoking pipe, police said.

LANCASTER TWP.: Daniel J. Vitchers, 38, of Lancaster, was charged with possession of heroin, loitering, prowling at nighttime and drunkenness after he was observed walking in the middle of the road and later yelling and grunting near a house that didn’t belong to him on the 500 block of Big Bend Road on May 2, police said. When officers searched Vitchers, he was found in possession of 13 baggies of heroin, authorities said. He was subsequently turned over to Lancaster city police on an outstanding warrant.

DUI

LANCASTER TWP.: Gregory W. Baker, 40, of Lancaster, was charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop on the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue on May 9. Baker exhibited signs of impairment and had an open alcoholic beverage container in his vehicle, police said. His blood alcohol content 0.169%, police said.

MANHEIM TWP.: Prem B. Chuwan, 44, of Millersville, was charged with resisting arrest and driving under the influence following a traffic stop on the 1400 block of Harrisburg Pike on May 10. Chuwan exhibited signs of impairment, police said, and refused to comply when he was advised he was under arrest. After several minutes, Chuwan was successfully apprehended.

MANHEIM TWP.: Jesse P. Davis, 46, of Lancaster, was charged charged with driving under the influence following a crash investigation at President Avenue and Harrisburg Pike on May 6. Davis, a driver in the crash, exhibited signs of impairment but refused chemical testing, police said.

FALSE ALARMS

LANCASTER TWP.: Adam C. Emerick, 33, of Lancaster, was charged after he called 911 to report an emergency of a female assaulting him May 5, police said. When questioned by officers, Emerick admitted to making up the call because he was upset with another person.

HARASSMENT

LANCASTER TWP.: Alonia Maria Dominguez, 30, of Lancaster, was charged after she struck and shoved another person on the 1300 block of Crown Avenue on May 8, police said.

LANCASTER TWP.: Adam C. Emerick, 33, of Lancaster, was charged after he contacted another person 24 times within a two-hour period on May 4 despite being ordered not to do so by the person and police, authorities said.

SIMPLE ASSAULT

LANCASTER TWP.: Noel Lee Coward Jr., 41, of Lancaster, was charged following a domestic dispute at his residence, police said. During the dispute, Coward kicked a person in the head, spit in the person's face and tackled the person to the ground, police said. Coward also smashed the person’s cellphone, a $1,200 loss.

TERRORISTIC THREATS

LANCASTER TWP.: Bryan Johnathon Lugo, 28, of Lancaster, was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and possession of drug paraphernalia following a domestic dispute at his home on the 1200 block of East King Street on May 12. During the dispute, Lugo brandished a kitchen knife and threatened to kill a person with it, police said. Police also found a scale for weighing marijuana and a metal cigarette.

THEFT CHARGES

MANHEIM TWP.: Sandra Rene Gissentaner, 22, of Marietta, was charged following an investigation into employee theft. Gissentaner, an employee of Brethren Village on Lititz Pike at the time, stole a credit card and $17 from a fellow employee and a debit card from another former colleague, police said. Gissentaner was able to make more than $1,200 worth of fraudulent purchases, police said, and remains at large. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police at 717-569-6401.

MANHEIM TWP.: Emanuel Bermudez, 28, of East Petersburg, was charged with theft after he was observed stealing $200 worth of items from a woman’s purse at Giant Food Store, 1605 Lititz Pike, on May 12, police said.

LANCASTER TWP.: Daisy Vasquez, 39, was charged with theft after she was seen stealing more than $292 worth of shrimp from Giant Food Store, 1360 Columbia Ave., on April 24, police said. Vasquez remains at large. Anyone with information on Vasquez’s whereabouts is asked to contact Manheim Township police at 717-569-6401.

LANCASTER TWP.: Police are investigating a report of theft by deception on May 8. A person reported they were contacted over the phone by an unknown person and instructed to purchase a series of gift cards and provide the numbers. The total loss was $1,996, police said.

LANCASTER TWP.: A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1300 block of Atkins Avenue sometime May 10 to 11, police said. The vehicle contained golf clubs, police said. Loss estimated at $12,500.

MANHEIM TWP.: A customer of Giant Food Store at 1605 Lititz Pike left a smartphone inside a shopping cart, which was taken by an unknown person May 11, police said. Loss estimated at $1,000.

MANHEIM TWP.: Police are investigating the theft of a yellow 1994 Ford Ranger truck from Monro Muffler, 1529 Oregon Pike, on May 11. It was later recovered after it was involved in a crash in Lancaster city, causing $500 in damage.

LANCASTER TWP.: Police are investigating the theft of a red 2001 Honda CRV on the 400 block of South West End Avenue sometime overnight from May 11 to 12, police said. The owner reported there was $250 cash in the vehicle, leading to a total loss of $3,250, police said.

Manor Township police

DUI

MANOR TWP: Joshua A. Nieves, 29, of the 1500 block of Silver Spring Road, was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended or revoked license and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop March 29.