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Russian Man Accused Of Raping 5 Girls In Pennsylvania: Affidavit Russian Man Accused Of Raping 5 Girls In Pennsylvania: Affidavit
Vladimir Stanislavo Sayevskiy Accused Of Raping 5 Girls A Russian man caring for five young girls in Lititz is accused of raping them numerous times beginning in 2006 and ending in 2021, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  In 2006, while the girls' father was unable to care for them, 52-year-old Vladimir Stanislavo Sayevskiy began raising them in his home in the first block of South Heck Road, Warwick Township, Lititz, Northern York County Regional Police Detective Matthew Hinkle explained in the criminal complaint. Before each of the girls turned 13 years old they were sexually assaulted in the bathrooms, bedro…
Pennsylvania Man Raped Child Under 9 Years Old: DA Pennsylvania Man Raped Child Under 9 Years Old: DA
Pennsylvania Man Raped Child Under 9 Years Old: DA A Reading man was convicted on multiple charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child in a Lancaster County court this week, according to the District Attorney's Office.  Joel Villarreal, 44, was found guilty after one hour of jury deliberations, prosecutors said in a release.  Authorities said Villarreal abused a victim "on numerous occasions" between 2018 and 2020, when she was between 7 and 9 years old. The assaults happened at two addresses in Lancaster while he was "n a position to care for the victim," the DA's Office said.  “(The vict…
Harrisburg Woman, 38, Killed On Turnpike In Lancaster County: Police Harrisburg Woman, 38, Killed On Turnpike In Lancaster County: Police
Kelly Little, 38, Killed In Turnpike Crash: Troopers One woman has died after a tractor-trailer hit her car from behind on I-76 in Lancaster County, authorities say.  Kelly M. Little, 38, was stopped in the right westbound lane in Clay Township around 2 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, state police said in a release.  The tractor-trailer was going 65 mph when it struck her Mercedes-Benz and flipped the car on its passenger side, troopers said.  Little, of Harrisburg, was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured. 
MURDER-SUICIDE: Police ID Husband, Wife Found Dead In Penn Township Home MURDER-SUICIDE: Police ID Husband, Wife Found Dead In Penn Township Home
Penn Township Murder Suicide Diane Mark Shepherd Police have identified the couple found dead in what they say was a murder-suicide in a Lancaster County home early Wednesday, April 10. Mark E. Shepherd, 71, shot his wife Diane L. Shepherd, 63, and then himself in their home on the 300 block of Sun Hill Road in Penn Township, bringing police to the scene just after 4 a.m., Northern Lancaster County Regional Police said. The couple's extended family was inside the home at the time of the incident. They told police that they awoke to a loud domestic-related argument between Mark and Diane occurring in a separate part of the home. Multi…
PA Pimp Admits Trafficking Aspiring Teen Model, DA Says PA Pimp Admits Trafficking Aspiring Teen Model, DA Says
Louise Fountain Of DelCo Trafficked Teen In Lancaster: DA The first man captured by the Lancaster County Human Trafficking Task Force has been sentenced after confessing to his crimes, the District Attorney announced on Monday, April 8. More than two years after his arrest, Louis Fountain, 34 of Brookhaven, Delaware County pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking individuals, four counts of promoting prostitution, and one count of living off prostitutes before Lancaster County President Judge David Ashworth on March 29, as detailed in the release. Judge Ashworth sentenced him to serve a "prison term of one year, 11 months, and eight d…
Drunk Driver Fleeing In Central PA Escapes Hospital: Police Drunk Driver Fleeing In Central PA Escapes Hospital: Police
Accused Drunk Driver Giovanni Lester Escapes Hospital: PD A Manheim man led authorities on a high speed chase and was taken to the hospital, only to flee on foot, the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department announced on Friday morning. The pursuit began when officers saw "a blue Chevy pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Lancaster Road in East Petersburg Borough" at 11:09 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, the NLCRPD stated in the release. When the officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, 25-year-old Giovanni Lester "attempted to flee [but] lost control of the vehicle as he attempted to turn onto Root Road. The vehicl…
6-Month-Old Infant Allegedly Killed By Drunk, High PA Dad: Affidavit 6-Month-Old Infant Allegedly Killed By Drunk, High PA Dad: Affidavit
Timothy Walton Of Ephrata Charged In Infant Son's Death A 30-year-old dad is accused of getting drunk and high before he suffocated his 6-month-old baby boy, according to court documents filed on April 3 and obtained by Daily Voice the following afternoon.  Timothy Ray Walton's infant was found on his mobile home's floor in Ephrata — unresponsive — at 8:10 a.m. on Jan. 19, as detailed by police in the affidavit of probable cause.  The baby boy was rushed to WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The autopsy conducted on Jan. 22 autopsy determined that the baby died from complications of asphyxia, a…
Breakfast Shake Package Full of Psilocybin Mushrooms Found In Drug Dealer's Lititz Home: DA Breakfast Shake Package Full of Psilocybin Mushrooms Found In Drug Dealer's Lititz Home: DA
Timothy Jason Sherrin Hides Mushrooms In Breakfast Shake: DA Ghost guns, methamphetamine, and psilocybin mushrooms stuffed inside a protein powder breakfast shake container were all found at a Littiz's man's home by the Lancaster Drug Task Force, the district attorney announced on Monday, April 1.  Timothy Jason Sherrin, 41 of the 500 block of Greenhowe Drive, had allegedly stuffed the mushrooms in a Carnation Breakfast Essentials Rich Milk Chocolate package and had other illegal items throughout his home, as discovered during the warranted search at 2:24 p.m. on March 21, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney's Offic…
PA Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash PA Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash
Jazmin Dietrich Killed In Lancaster Crash: PA State Police A 38-year-old mom of three has died following a three-vehicle crash in Lancaster County on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Monday, April 1 and her family detailed on social media. Jazmin Dietrich of York died at Reading Hospital the same day as the crash, according to state police in Lancaster. The crash happened on PA Route 222 North just north of Dry Tavern Road in Brecknock Township at 8:33 a.m. on March 30, investigating Trooper Joshua Mease detailed in the release. Jazmin was wearing a seatbelt in front passenger's seat of a BMW driven by 51-year-old William De La Cru…
Fatal Fire Victim ID'd: Lancaster County Coroner (PHOTOS) Fatal Fire Victim ID'd: Lancaster County Coroner (PHOTOS)
Robert Enochs Dies Following House Fire: Lancaster Coroner A man has died after a fire broke out in his Central Pennsylvania home on Friday morning, the Lancaster County Coroner announced that afternoon.  Robert Enochs, 65 of 102 Froelich Avenue Mountville Borough, died in the emergency department of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital at 4:40 a.m. on March 29, 2024, the Lancaster County Coroner's Office stated in a release.  The investigating coroner initially "noted thermal injuries," as stated in the release.  Following an autopsy at the county forensic center the same morning as the fire, his official cause of death wa…
Elementary School Principal Charged With DUI: Lititz Police Elementary School Principal Charged With DUI: Lititz Police
DUI Charge: Kreutz Creek Elementary School Principal Jordan A York County elementary school principal has been charged with driving under the influence in Lancaster County, police announced on Friday, March 15.  Lee Helper Jordan, 39 of Lititz, was stopped for an alleged vehicle equipment violation in the 360 block of North Broad Street at around 2:15 a.m. on Feb. 28. LBPD made the following statement about the traffic stop:  "During the traffic stop, it is alleged that Jordan was found to be under the influence. Jordan was taken into custody and transported to the LBPD where he provided evidential samples of his breath which in…
Drag Queen Story Hour Returns To Central Pennsylvania, Commissioner NOT Happy Drag Queen Story Hour Returns To Central Pennsylvania, Commissioner NOT Happy
Drag Queen Miss Amie Vanité Scheduled For Library Story Hour A Reading man who's a "professional drag entertainer" will be dressing up as a woman to read children's stories at the Lancaster Public Library — and a public official is speaking out against it.  Christopher Paul Paolini has been dressing up as Miss Amie Vanité for professional events for over 20 years and began including children's story hours in 2018, according to social media and the library.  Another Reading Pride 2022 Photo Dump!! 📸: Keeb Photography LLC Posted by Amie Vanité on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Paolini has been a trustee at the West Read…
'High Occupancy Arson' At East Petersburg Apartments, Police Say 'High Occupancy Arson' At East Petersburg Apartments, Police Say
'High Occupancy Arson' At East Petersburg Apartments, Police Say An apartment complex caught fire in Lancaster County due to arson on Thursday night, police announced the following morning. Officers with the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department were called to a "suspicious fire" at the apartment complex located in the 2400 block of Franklin Drive in East Petersburg at 8:54 p.m. on March 7,  The fire started on the second floor, Manheim Township Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 5423 explained. The suspected arsonist was: "an adult male resident purposely set the fire and was last seen running from the home. Police were able to l…
Bucks County Man 'Degloved' Cat's Chin, Faces Animal Cruelty Charge: Lancaster DA Bucks County Man 'Degloved' Cat's Chin, Faces Animal Cruelty Charge: Lancaster DA
Bucks County Man 'Degloved' Cat's Chin, Faces Animal Cruelty Charge: Lancaster DA A Bucks County man is charged with animal abuse after prosecutors say he badly injured a cat in Lancaster County.  Richard Swangler, a Bristol resident who "has been living in West Hempfield Township for the past several months," is being held in lieu of a $15,000 bail, said the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office.  Authorities said Swangler reported a wild animal "which he believed to be a jaguar" was inside his home on the 100 block of W. Broad Street on March 3.  Officers arrived and saw bite marks on the 56-year-old's arms but found no wild animal,…
Dad, Softball President Admits Snapchating About Sex With Elizabethtown Boy Dad, Softball President Admits Snapchating About Sex With Elizabethtown Boy
Dad, Softball President Admits Snapchating About Sex With Elizabethtown Boy A  33-year-old dad of three has admitted to sex crimes with a child committed while he was serving as the president of South Central Pennsylvania Softball Inc, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Jeffrey John Tierno Jr. of the 4200 block of Leah Avenue, Dover Township had been appointed by the SCPAS Board of Directors in 2022 and assumed the Presidency on January 1, 2023, according to the organization's website. He resigned on October 6, only after "SCPAS Officers were made aware of a Lancaster County Criminal Court Docket in the name of Jeffre…
PA Man Accused Of Beheading Dad Found 'Not Competent For Trial' Judge Says PA Man Accused Of Beheading Dad Found 'Not Competent For Trial' Judge Says
Accused Beheader Donald Meshey Jr. 'Not Competent For Trial' A Pennsylvania man who beheaded his father and left the body in his bed calling it his "cadaver doll" has been ruled "not competent to stand trial," authorities stated in a release on March 4.  Donald Lawrence Meshey Jr., now 35 originally of 202 West Strawberry Street was arrested on Aug. 11, 2021, after admitting to police that he stabbed and dismembered his father, as Daily Voice reported at the time. He was charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence, court records show. Meshey Jr. appeared before Judge Dennis Reinaker virtually from the Lanc…
Teen Girl Killed By DUI Dad In Central PA Crash, Authorities Teen Girl Killed By DUI Dad In Central PA Crash, Authorities
DUI, Jeremy Leonard, Caused Crash Killing Kamryn Elwood, 19 A 37-year-old dad is behind bars approximately two and a half years after he caused a crash that killed a teenage passenger in his vehicle, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March 1.  Jeremy Leonard of the first block of South Belmont Road in Paradise, was on schedule 1 drugs when he crashed a blue Honda Civic into a tree in the first block of Corner Ketch Road in Paradise Township at approximately 8:16 p.m. on July 13, 2021 — killing Kamryn Darlene Elwood, authorities detailed in several releases over the years since the crash.  …
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Lancaster County: Officials 22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Lancaster County: Officials
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA, Including Lancaster County: Officials The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported 22 "probable" cases of lead poisoning to federal regulators, a spokesperson told Daily Voice.  The 22 "probable" cases and one "suspected" case are linked to cinnamon applesauce pouches that have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration, DOH said.  The affected products were:  WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches – including three packs Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches FDA officials said Thursday, Feb. 29 that the lead and chromi…
Elizabethtown School Staff Sends Nudes To Students Using Snapchat, Police Say Elizabethtown School Staff Sends Nudes To Students Using Snapchat, Police Say
Elizabethtown School Staff Sends Nudes To Students Using Snapchat, Police Say A 38-year-old former Elizabethtown school district employee has pleaded guilty in connection to sexual relationships with two middle school boys, the Lancaster District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.  Megan Carlisle, of the first block of Greenleaf Lane, pleaded guilty before Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker for the following charges:  Felony involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (two counts). Felony statutory sexual assault victim (two counts). Felony unlawful contact with a minor obscene or sexually explicit (two counts). Felony unlawful con…
Man On Drugs Kills His Mom In Crash At Lancaster/Lebanon Co. Line: Police Man On Drugs Kills His Mom In Crash At Lancaster/Lebanon Co. Line: Police
Man On Drugs Kills His Mom In Crash At Lancaster/Lebanon Co. Line: Police A 20-year-old man who allegedly killed his mom while driving high on drugs, crashing on Route 322, has been charged, the Northern Lancaster Regional Police Department announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28.   Gavin Meical Kline's mom, 41-year-old Bethany Welch of Palmyra was in the passenger seat of a 2016 Kia Optima when it was involved in the crash with a commercial van and a tractor-trailer, according to the Lancaster County Coroner's office.  The deadly head-on collision happened on West 28th Division Highway (SR322) near the Lancaster and Lebanon County line just before 2:22 p.…
Man Dies In Custody After Methamphetamine-Fueled Standoff In Clay Twp.: Authorities Man Dies In Custody After Methamphetamine-Fueled Standoff In Clay Twp.: Authorities
Michael Hess Dies In Custody Following Standoff: Officials A man serving a 23-month sentence for probation violations following a methamphetamine-fueled standoff has died in police custody, officials announced on Monday, Feb. 26.  Donald Gene Hess, 56 of Stevens, was pronounced dead of natural causes at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital at 10:58 a.m. on Feb. 24, Lancaster County Officials detailed in the release.  Stevens had been an inmate in the Lancaster County Prison since June 18, the day after the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police used a form of pepper spray to get him out of a shed where he was barricaded follo…
Lebanon Man ID'd After Fatal Lititz Crash On Rt 322: Lancaster Co. Coroner Lebanon Man ID'd After Fatal Lititz Crash On Rt 322: Lancaster Co. Coroner
Lebanon Man ID'd After Fatal Lititz Crash On Rt 322: Lancaster Co. Coroner A 68-year-old Lebanon County man has been identified following a crash on Route 322 on Friday, Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber told Daily Voice.  Michael Halupa of the 220 block of Black Oak Road died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash into a tree at the intersection of Route 322 and Pumping Station Road in Lititz, Elizabeth Township at 2:56 p.m. on Feb. 23,  Chief Deputy Coroner Bieber detailed. Following an autopsy at the Lancaster County Forensic Center, his cause of death was determined to be multiple traumatic injuries, and his manner of death was ruled …
Soot-Covered Woman Arrested For Ephrata Public Works Arson: Police Soot-Covered Woman Arrested For Ephrata Public Works Arson: Police
Ruth Brumbach Admits To Arson At Public Works, Police Say A 70-year-old with a criminal record was caught near the scene of a literal dumpster fire at Ephrata Borough Public Works on Friday, the police announced Monday, Feb. 12.  Ruth Brumbach was seen walking while intoxicated into traffic on Church Avenue in front of the Public Works building within an hour after the fire was discovered at 10:47 a.m. The smoke and flames were spotted coming from a dumpster behind the Ephrata Borough Public Works building located at 300 Church Avenue, Ephrata Borough on Feb. 10, according to the area police.  Brumbach was identified by "prior poli…
90-Year-Old Reading Man Dies After Lancaster Crash: Officials 90-Year-Old Reading Man Dies After Lancaster Crash: Officials
90-Year-Old Reading Man Dies After Lancaster Crash: Officials A Reading man died from his injuries following a two-car crash in Lancaster County, state troopers say.  It happened near Good's Feed Mill, 949 Dry Tavern Road in Brecknock Township, on Jan. 22, according to the police report.  Donald F. Swavely, 90, pulled out of the Good's parking lot when a southbound Jeep Compass struck his Hyundai Sonata, authorities said. Swavely's car hit a guide rail on the north side of the road and came to a rest, police wrote.  The 28-year-old woman and her 11-month-old daughter in the Jeep were not harmed, but Swavely was taken to Reading Hospita…
Manhunt Ends! Manheim Mom's Suspected Murderer In Custody. Police Say Manhunt Ends! Manheim Mom's Suspected Murderer In Custody. Police Say
Matthew Harrison Captured For Allegedly Killing Wife Jami A manhunt for a husband suspected of sexually assaulting and murdering his wife has ended, police announced on Thursday, Feb. 8 Matthew Scott Harrison, 48 of Manheim, originally of Hellam, was on the run after his wife was found dead by a child on Monday, Feb. 5, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Harrison had been missing for three days when his pick-up was spotted at a hotel in Pittston. He was captured following a stand-off with US Marshal Services Fugitive Task Force at a hotel in Pittston, Luzerne County, PA, according to the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police…
Child Found Manheim Mom Murdered, Manhunt For Husband Continues: Affidavit Child Found Manheim Mom Murdered, Manhunt For Husband Continues: Affidavit
Matthew Harrison On Run After Charged With Killing Wife Jami New details have been released about a mom's murder as a manhunt continues for her husband. ***UPDATE: MATTHEW HARRISON Was CAPTURED On Thursday evening, Feb. 8; CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REPORT*** ORIGINAL REPORT: Matthew Scott Harrison, 48 of Manheim, originally of Hellam, is on the run after his wife was found dead by a child on Monday, Feb. 5, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Jami Harrison's daughter told police that her mom and her husband Matthew Harrison argued on Friday, Feb. 2, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Matthew had separated from his wi…
HOMICIDE MANHUNT: PA Dad Accused Of Strangling Wife To Death, Police Say HOMICIDE MANHUNT: PA Dad Accused Of Strangling Wife To Death, Police Say
Matthew S. Harrison Accused Of Killing Wife Jami A. Harrison A manhunt is underway for a 48-year-old dad police believe killed his wife in Manheim on Monday.  ***UPDATE: MATTHEW HARRISON Was CAPTURED On Thursday evening, Feb. 8; CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL REPORT*** ORIGINAL: **Daily Voice has obtained the criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause, click here to read additional details about this case** Matthew Scott Harrison is wanted for the strangulation death of his wife Jami A. Harrison, Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7.  Officers had been called to a report of a woman who had "suffer…
Columbia Convict Found Guilty Of Fatally Shooting Mississippi Man At Manheim Night: DA Columbia Convict Found Guilty Of Fatally Shooting Mississippi Man At Manheim Night: DA
Tyler Jamel Wilson Guilty Of Killing Jatavis Devonte Scott Club23 may have closed nearly a year ago, but a deadly shooting at the Lancaster County nightclub will never be forgotten by a Mississippi family.  Jatavis Devonte Scott, 25 of Mound Bayou, MS, died at Lancaster General Hospital on March 19 not long after he was shot by Tyler Jamel Wilson, now 29 of Columbia, PA, the Lancaster County District Attorney's office announced on Thursday, Feb. 1.  Wilson "was found guilty by [a] jury of third-degree murder, persons not to possess a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, and eight counts of recklessly endangering a…
RV Fire Kills Repeat Drunk Driver In Conoy Township: Authorities RV Fire Kills Repeat Drunk Driver In Conoy Township: Authorities
RV Fire Kills George Schabelnik While He Served DUI Sentence A fire at a mobile home park has left one man dead, authorities in Lancaster County announced on Monday, Jan. 22.  George Schabelnik, 74, died an accidental death at the scene of the fire caused by smoke inhalation and thermal burns at 12:55 p.m., the coroner details in a release.  The fire broke out in his RV parked at 2379 River Road in Conoy Township around 11:59 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, according to the coroner's office. Schabelnik was serving five years of probation for trespass by motor vehicle, restrictions on alcoholic beverages, and his second guilty plea for driving under the inf…
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect; Up To Four Inches Expected In Lancaster County Winter Weather Advisory In Effect; Up To Four Inches Expected In Lancaster County
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect; Up To Four Inches Expected In Lancaster County Officials are advising residents across southeastern and central Pennsylvania to take caution ahead of the snowstorm predicted for Friday, Jan. 19, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.  Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and parts of lower Bucks and Montgomery counties are under a winter storm warning as of 5 p.m. Thursday. In Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and upper Bucks and Montgomery counties, a winter weather advisory is in place.  NWS's Mount Holly, New Jersey station says snow will begin to fall around 4 to 7 a.m. …
Notorious Convicts Charged AGAIN In New Year's Eve York County Meth Bust Notorious Convicts Charged AGAIN In New Year's Eve York County Meth Bust
Notorious Convicts Charged Again In New Year's Eve York County Meth Bust The convict son of an infamous sex offender, his felon relative, and their felon friend have been charged in connection with a large methamphetamine bust in York County on New Year's Eve, police announced on Thursday, Jan. 11.  Eric Daniel Christaldi II/Jr., 27, of Lititz; Mitchell Geovanni Christaldi, 24, of Stroudsburg; and Dakota Brian Kauffman, 27, of East Prospect (formerly of Gap and Myerstown) all have pending drug-related charges after a tip on New Year's Eve led to a drug bust at 39 South Main Street, East Prospect Borough, Lower Windsor Township police detailed in the release.…