Man crashes car into home, threatens police
A man was arrested Nov. 18 after intentionally crashing a truck into an East Cocalico home and threatening people, including police, with a knife.
Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Hill Road Nov. 18 at 2:55 a.m. for a report of a man chasing another with a knife. Upon police arrival, Guyon Robert Fisher was observed chasing the victim with the knife.
At one point, Fisher threw the knife at an East Cocalico Township officer. The defendant threatened to kill the officers and two other victims.
According to the Intelligencer Journal/New Era, the 56-year-old Fisher had a "tactical-type knife." Also, that newspaper reported that Fisher intentionally crashed his truck into a dwelling in the 300 block of Hill Road before chasing the victim, "a result of an ongoing domestic dispute."
Fisher was charged with aggravated assault, burglary, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, loitering and prowling at night, among other charges. Fisher is currently in Lancaster County Prison.
The East Cocalico Township Police Department reported the following:
CRASH — One person was injured in a one-car crash in the 100 block of East Church Street at 1 p.m. Nov. 24. A vehicle operated by Jean Steffy, 77, of Stevens, left the roadway and struck a utility pole. She was transported to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment.
BURGLARY — A purse and its contents, valued at $135, were reported stolen Nov. 13 from a residence in the 400 block of Adamstown Road, Adamstown Borough.
THEFT — A GPS unit and other items, valued at $180, were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Walnut Street, Denver Borough, during the night of Nov. 13 and 14.
THEFT — A Kindle and cash valued at $310 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Walnut Street, Denver Borough during the night of Nov. 14 and 15.
THEFT — Audio equipment and a chain saw, valued at $1,770, were reported stolen Nov. 16 from a residence in the 400 block of Hill Road, East Cocalico Township.
THEFT — A digital camera valued at $200 was reported stolen Nov. 16 from a vehicle parked in the first block of Egret Circle, East Cocalico Township.
THEFT — A Samsung Nexus valued at $700 was reported stolen in the 100 block of South 4th Street, Denver Borough after it was delivered by FedEx Nov. 15.
DUI — Police stopped a vehicle driven by Shalem Z. Mahmood, 33, of Sinking Spring, for unsafe driving on North Ridge Road in East Cocalico Township at 11:35 p.m. Nov. 17. Mahmood displayed signs of intoxication and failed sobriety tests. He was taken into custody and transported to Ephrata Community Hospital for a blood draw and then released. Charges are pending the results.
CRASH — One person was injured in a one-car crash Nov. 20 at the intersection of Sandy Hill Road and Netzley Drive, West Cocalico Township, at 6:30 p.m. Janet L. Fisher, 69, of Ephrata, was injured when she failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and drove into a field. She was taken to Ephrata Community Hospital for treatment.
THEFT — Cash and property valued at $250 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the first block of South Village Circle, Adamstown Borough, during the night of Nov. 20 and 21.
THEFT — A resident of the 800 block of Greenville Road, West Cocalico Township, reported the theft of $2,000 worth of jewelry, sometime between July 5 and Nov. 20.
DUI CRASH — Police took Joshua Fosgate, 21, of Reinholds, into custody after a one-car crash in the 100 block of South Reamstown Road at 8:10 p.m. Nov. 23. Fosgate lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and overturned in the Cocalico Creek. He was not injured, but on the arrival of police he displayed signs of intoxication and failed sobriety tests. He was taken to Ephrata Community Hospital for a blood draw and then released. Charges are pending the results of the blood test.
ASSAULT — Police arrested Hilton P. Dsouza, 37, of Park View Drive, West Cocalico Township, and charged him with assault after a domestic dispute at his residence at 9 p.m. Nov. 25. Cocalico Police Log More POLICE LOG, page A10