Police seeking driver in hit-and-run

By on March 12, 2014

The Ephrata Police Department reported the following:

HIT-AND-RUN – A driver reported that he was driving east on Fry’s Road at 2:44 p.m. March 6 and a westbound Green Chevy or GMC full size pickup truck with a cap on the bed sideswiped his vehicle. The reporting driver described the suspect driver as an older white male. The reporting driver was not injured and his vehicle had minor damage. His vehicle is silver in color. Anyone with information is asked to call the Ephrata police.

WARRANT – Lowell Seth Mumma, 31, of Lititz was arrested on an outstanding warrant through the Lancaster Co. Sheriff’s Department after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for a traffic violation at the Turkey Hill, 4 Hahnstown Road, EphrataTownship, March 6.

WARRANT – Christopher Allen Harper, 31, 711 Primrose Lane, Ephrata Township, was arrested on a felony fraud warrant March 6. He was turned over to a constable.

RETAIL THEFT – Nicole Ann Brown, 23, Ephrata, was arrested for retail theft for taking items at Walmart, 890 East Main St., Ephrata Township, and failing to pay for them March 6. Brown was cited and released.

ORDINANCE VIOLATION – A 16-year-old male from Ephrata was cited for violating the skateboard ordinance in the Whistle Stop area in the first block of East Main Street at 1:04 p.m. March 6.

DUI – Police filed DUI charges against Patrick J. McGovern, 28, of Lancaster. McGovern lost control of his vehicle striking an embankment at 1:15 p.m. March 4 on 222 southbound in EphrataTownship. His blood alcohol content was .167 percent.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY – A representative of a church in the 200 block of Cherry Street, Ephrata Borough, reported March 8 that pry marks were found on a side door, indicating someone attempted to gain entry over the past week.

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported the following:

A Quarryville man was arrested for taking more than $11,000 worth of items from a hardware store in ClayTownship.

Police filed charges March 7 against Dylan James Nixon, 36, of 114 Buck Height Road, Quarryville of forgery and theft by deception after allegedly taking items from Paul B. Zimmerman hardware store totaling $11,690. An arrest warrant had been issued for the offenses which were felonies.

Between Jan 29 and Feb. 27, Nixon went to Paul B. Zimmerman hardware store nine times and charged the amount listed above and acquired a partial list of items from the hardware store to include; multiple hand tools, motor oil, pry bars, radio charger, cable winch, grease guns, fuel pumps, tool boxes, tool bags, flood lights.

These items were charged to another business where Nixon was formerly employed. Nixon signed the name of another representative from that business seven times and used his own signature two times. Nixon did not have authorization to make purchases for the other business.

Nixon’s image was captured at the register during check-out during each transaction from Paul B. Zimmerman’s hardware.

Nixon was apprehended March 7 with the assistance of the Maryland State Police and Pennsylvania State Police in Cecil County Maryland and will be charged as a fugitive in Maryland. After speaking to a NLCRPD officer at length on the telephone, Nixon turned himself in to Maryland authorities.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – Police responded to a report that two tires on a car were damaged by being punctured with a knife in the 900 block of Skyline Avenue in Lititz at 6:30 a.m. March 8. There are no known suspects

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – Police responded to a report a resident had their mailbox damaged at 3 Tara Drive in Lititz at 9:13 a.m. March 8. It appears a car may have run into it and left the scene without reporting the damage. There are no suspects.

CRASH – Police responded to a single vehicle reportable crash in the 400 block of Hopeland Road in Clay Township at 11:30 p.m. March 9. Timothy Leisey, 18, Kleinfeltersville Road, Stevens, was traveling on Hopeland Road when ice on the road caused him to spin out of control and flip onto the driver’s side in the oncoming lane of travel. Leisey was not injured.

THEFT – A Clay Township resident in the 200 block of W. Burkholder Drive, Lititz, reported at 1:24 p.m. March 5 that an unknown person removed a lottery ticket from a postal article that was sent to him from another city. The incident was reported to the post office.

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department serves Warwick, Penn and Clay townships.

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