Weekly Feature



2018-04-19 / Police Blotter

Ride-share driver reports harassment from cab

Lancaster

Tuesday, April 10

• A woman called police after her vehicle was broken into while it was parked on Broadway. Someone had smashed a window, but there was nothing stolen, according to police. The woman suspects the person at fault is someone she knows, as she has an ongoing dispute with this individual.

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Tuesday, April 10

• Police were called after a patron refused to leave The Pub, at 4699 Broadway. The man told officers he was unhappy with the way he was treated there and started walking along Broadway to Bellevue Avenue, then back along Broadway to sit in a parking lot at the corner of Transit Road and Broadway. When he thought police had left, he started to walk toward The Pub again. Police asked him again to head home, and the man allegedly became confrontational, yelling obscenities and tripping over his own feet, falling on the pavement. Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corps was called to see to the man and saw no significant need for medical attention, but the man insisted on being taken to the hospital. His other choice would have been a jail cell for the night.

• A man reprimanding his children outside a store along Broadway was overheard by another individual, who told the man not to talk to his kids like that. When asked to mind his own business, the individual allegedly threw a ball at the man’s head because he “needed to be taught a lesson.” The individual was taken into custody for harassment in the second degree.

Thursday, April 12

• Officers spoke with a woman regarding a phone scam. The woman received a call from a man claiming to be her grandson, who said he was stuck in Haiti and needed money for court. The woman sent a money gram for $1,800 from Walmart to an individual in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Saturday, April 14

• A road rage incident between a ride-share driver and a Liberty Cab medical van reportedly occurred in the parking lot of the Burger King at Dick Road and George Urban Boulevard. The ride-share driver was exiting the plaza when the cab driver laid on his horn and pulled up alongside him, allegedly making an obscene gesture. Officers left a message for Liberty

Cab management.

• Police responded to a shoplifting in progress. A man leaving a store on his bicycle allegedly had several items in his pockets, including an Axe Shampoo bottle, a pack of lighters and a container of Excedrin. Employees knew the man from previous incidents.

• A woman told police her former roommate had acquired railroad property, metal brackets used to connect railroad ties, from a warehouse on Walden Avenue in the Town of Lancaster. The roommate had reportedly tried to sell the items to Twin Village Recycling, which refused to take the items as they could be stolen railroad property.

(Editors note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. It is not intended to be a complete record of all incidents reported.)

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