Thursday, May 24, 2018

Are debris and standing water creating a problem on the 400 block of N. 3rd?

A reader submitted the first three photographs below showing debris on Colonial Metals property and standing water on the roof of the building on the 400 block of N. 3rd Street.  The reader states that the debris is left over from roof damage last year and believes the standing water is a violation of Code Chapter 220-33 A.1, which reads:

§ 220-33Nuisances and hazards to public safety.
A. No land owner, tenant nor lessee shall use or allow to be used any land or structures in a way that results or threatens to result in any of the following conditions:
(1)
Transmission of communicable disease, including conditions that may encourage the breeding of insects or rodents.

Columbia Spy took the last photo below, showing a clogged roof drain. Clearing the clog would most likely resolve the issue of standing water. The reader said he is going to contact the borough about the issue, as he did last July.


 Debris on the Maple Street side of the property

 Standing water on the roof, near the corner of 3rd and Maple

The view from Maple Street

This roof drain is clogged and is preventing water from escaping.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Volunteers needed! Roll Up Your Sleeves… Get Dirty… Have Fun!



With 50 1st through 6th graders enrolled, Columbia’s Edible Classroom Summer Gardening Camp is filled to capacity! We are looking for adult volunteers to support camp staff and to help make this a great experience for our young campers. The camp will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 AM till Noon at Park School playground starting on Monday, June 4th through Friday, August 10th. Three (3) volunteers are needed for each camp day. Volunteers – including parents of campers – are encouraged to sign up for as many days as they can help us “dig in” with the kids!

Please respond by June 1, 2108 to http://bit.ly/ColumbiaEdibleGardenSignUp

IMPORTANT: Volunteers need to have DHS and FBI clearances. This is easily done at http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/clearancesbackgroundchecks/ or by calling (844) 321-2101. Simply complete the application and make an appointment with IdentoGO at 1532 Lititz Pike in Lancaster. The Borough will reimburse you the $20 fee (with a valid receipt).

Columbia’s Edible Classroom Summer Gardening Camp is a collaboration of Columbia Borough, Columbia Borough School District, CHI and other generous supporters.

Polanco, Victoria Coryn - Possession of Marijuana and 2 additional charges | Columbia Borough Police Department

Victoria Coryn Polanco
On 05-18-18 the Lancaster City Police Department picked up Victoria Coryn Polanco (25) of Lancaster on a warrant that was issued as the result of a traffic stop on 02-18-18 at 3rd St. and Locust St. in Columbia Borough by an officer with the Columbia Borough Police Department. During the traffic stop an officer located marijuana in the vehicle as well as determined that the driver had a suspended driver's license. A scale and marijuana was also located in the driver's purse. Polanco was committed to Lancaster County Prison after failing to make bail.
Arrest Date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Case Number: 
20813-02-18-18

Source: 

Columbia Borough Police Department

https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/columbiapd/10552/arrests/polanco-victoria-coryn-possession-marijuana-and-2-additional-charges

Grab, Matthew Allen - Possession With Intent To Deliver | Columbia Borough Police Department

Matthew Allen Grab
On 05-10-18 at approx. 4:38PM officers from the Columbia Borough Police were asked to assist a state parole agent  in the 100 blk. of N. 6th St. who was out with a male that was on state parole. Upon arrival of Columbia Borough officers the male attempted to run off and was taken into custody after a short foot chase. The male, Matt Grab (37) of Columbia was taken into custody and charged with one count of Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine. Grab was hiding a bag of cocaine in his underwear. Grab was later taken to Lancaster County Prison by State Parole.
Arrest Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Case Number: 
12757-05-10-18

Source: 

Columbia Borough Police Department

https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/columbiapd/10552/arrests/grab-matthew-allen-possession-intent-deliver

Criminal Mischief to Automobiles - TIRES SLASHED | Columbia Borough Police Department

On May 3, 2018 at approximately 7:20pm the Columbia Borough Police Department was dispatched to Poplar and N. 2nd Streets for Criminal Mischief to an Automobile.  Upon arrival the Officer observed a white Hyundai Accent bearing a New York registration with two flat rear tires.  Through the course of the investigation, Officers determined that a juvenile cut the tires on the vehicle.  The Officer contacted a towing company who charged $80 to tow the vehicle and $100 to replace the tires.  The juvenile actor would be receiving a citation for criminal mischief.
Incident Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:20pm

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

3872-05-03-18

Location: 

Poplar and N. Second Streets
Columbia, PA 17512

https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/columbiapd/10552/incidents/criminal-michief-automobiles-tires-slashed

THEFT FROM VEHICLE - 200 BLOCK OF S. EIGHTH STREET | Columbia Borough Police Department

On May 15, 2018 at approximately 7:49am the Columbia Borough Police Department was dispatched the to 200 Block of South Eighth Street for a theft not in progress.  Upon arrival the Officer spoke with the victim.  She explained that a beige in color, copper faced watch valued at approximately $80 and a black and gray colored 'Coach' change purse valued at approximately $100 were missing from her vehicle.  The items were last seen by the victim at 6:00pm the prior evening.  Anyone with information regarding this theft should contact the Columbia Borough Police Department at 717-684-7735 or text LANCS to 847411.

Incident Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 7:49am

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

18128-05-15-18

Location: 

200 Block S. 8th Street
Columbia, PA 17512

https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/columbiapd/10552/incidents/theft-vehicle-200-block-s-eighth-street