Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Perez, Daniel Angel Jr. - One count of Possession of Marijuana section 780-113 A 31 i (M) and 2 additional charges | West Hempfield Township Police Department
ROBERT LEWIS CASWELL, SR., AGE 61, OF YORK, WAS CITED FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS, ON BARBER STREET, 24 FEBRUARY 2018.
ERIK A. GRAHAM, AGE 34, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR RESTRAINT OF DOGS REQUIRED, 25 FEBRUARY 2018, AFTER HIS DOG MANAGED TO GET OUT OF HIS YARD ON THE 20TH. OF FEB. 18.
GABRIEL CRUZ, AGE 38 AND TRISTY LEE PRIDGEN, AGE 27, BOTH OF COLUMBIA, WERE CITED FOR HARASSMENT, AFTER POLICE HAD TO RESPOND TO THEIR RESIDENCE FOR A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CALL, ON THE 18TH. OF FEBRUARY 2018.
ORLANDO SAEZ, JR., AGE 22, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED FOR A BOROUGH ORDINANCE, FOR NOT HAVING A TRANSIENT LICENSE AND GOING DOOR TO DOOR, ATTEMPTING TO SELL ENERGY PLANS ON CLOVERTON DRIVE, 21 FEBRUARY 2018.
MONICA LYNN MILLER, AGE 21, OF POTTSTOWN, PA., WAS CITED FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS AT FIFTH AND MAPLE STREETS, 22 FEBRUARY 2018.
JOSE CENTENENO-VILLEGAS, AGE60, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED; AND FOR STOP SIGNS & YIELD SIGNS, AT BARBER AND 11TH. STREETS, 23 FEBRUARY 2018.
LISANDRA TRINIDAD-ROLDAN, AGE 40, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS, AT LANCASTER AVENUE AND COLUMBIA PLAZA ENTRANCE, 24 FEBRUARY 2018.
SEAN DAVID LORAW, AGE 29, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS IN THE 200 BLOCK OF LOCUST STREET, 20 FEBRUARY 2018.
SYDNEY M. FRIDAY, AGE 26, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATION OF TITLE REQUIRED; DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED; AND OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, ON UNION STREET AND LANCASTER AVENUE, 26 FEBRUARY 2018.
KYLE A. STATES, AGE 26, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED FOR TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS, AT 3RD. AND LOCUST STREETS, 27 FEBRUARY 2018.
JENNIFER A. ATHERHOLT, AGE 36, OF ELIZABETHTOWN, WAS CITED IN THE 100 BLOCK OF SOUTH FOURTH STREET, FOR DRIVING WHILE OPERATING PRIVILEGE IS SUSPENDED OR REVOKED, 27 FEBRUARY 2018.
JOHN C. SCHREINER, III, AGE 43, OF HARRISBURG, WAS CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES AT 5TH. AND CHESTNUT STREETS, 27 FEBRUARY 2018.
DARRYL MICHAEL WILSON, AGE 29, OF LANCASTER, WAS CITED FOR OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, ON LANCASTER AVENUE, 28 FEBRUARY 2018.
His wealth led him to invest $9,000 in the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge by the 1850s. It would be burned in 1863 to prohibit Confederate soldiers from reaching Lancaster County. And while a claim was filed with the federal government, the bank nor its investors were ever compensated.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Police transmissions are now encrypted, blocking public, emergency responders from hearing broadcasts
The public — including firefighters and fire emergency medical services — has been blocked from listening in on police radio broadcasts in Lancaster County.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY TOPPING OFF CEREMONY POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN - Due to the recent rain which has lead to muddy site conditions, as well as the rain forecast for Saturday, the Topping Off Ceremony has been re-scheduled to Saturday, March 3rd at 1:00 pm at the Columbia Public Library. Please join us on Saturday, March 3rd to help us celebrate this exciting milestone of the expansion of the Columbia Public Library.
14-year-old student charged after making threat of violence toward Columbia Middle School Hill Campus
McGough said that one of the first steps is to create a vision of what we all see the school as. He said the process began with preparation and planning at the school level, and we are now at Stage 2: Delivering assessments to all stakeholders. Stage 3 will be to understand the findings and develop an action plan. Next will be the implementation phase, working with short, defined goals. The final step will be to reevaluate and start the process over.
Programs and Funding
Mayor Leo Lutz mentioned Manos House and Benchmark Programs to help with problems with youth in the community. He said the programs can't be possible or sustainable if the borough has to solicit funds to pay for them.
"This is a community problem, this is a problem we must address. We need to fund these programs so that they're sustainable," he said. "We can put lights in the downtown, but that's not going to help these kids."
He said the challenge is trying to find grant money and getting organizations to donate. "We will not arrest our way out of these problems," he said.
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Funding for Study to Relocate Borough Offices
Council authorized an application to the Municipal Assistance Program. The program covers half the cost of a study the borough is undertaking to consider possible relocation of the borough offices and police station from its current location to other sites in the borough, one of which is the school district's administration center building at 200 North Fifth Street.
*Rotary Ave (Front to Commerce Street: East)
* Commerce Street (Rotary Ave to Walnut Street: South)
* Tenth Street (Ironville Pike to Spruce Street: South)
* Bethel Street (Ridge to Locust traveling North) changed to (Locust to Cherry traveling South).
Quick Ticket Complaints
A resident argued that the borough should exercise discretion when citing residents for a small amount of snow on the sidewalk. Officials said that any amount of snow can be considered unsafe.
Councilwoman FitzGerald said that she received a quick ticket for snow as well and paid it.
Another resident said he received a quick ticket regarding his trash bag being out for pickup without being placed in a trash receptacle.
A landlord asked for a meeting with the borough manager and the code manager. He expressed concern about something said to him although he did not give details publicly. He said he was frustrated with the lack of response from borough officials.