Thursday, March 15, 2018

APPREHENDED! RANDY HOWARD | Columbia Borough Police Department

On March 15, 2018 at approximately 1900 hours, members of the Columbia Borough Police Department along with West Hempfield Township Police Department arrested Randy C Howard a 22 year old Columbia resident for an outstanding felony warrant.  Howard was wanted for a aggravated assault and conspiracy charge which occurred on September 03, 2017 in the 600 Blk of Walnut Street.  Howard attempted to flee by jumping out a second floor rear window and was quickly apprehended in an adjoining rear yard.  His co-conspirator Shakim McIwain was convicted of the same crime by a jury in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas last month and is awaiting sentencing.  Howard was taken to Lancaster County Central Booking awaiting arraignment.  Parties are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 7:10pm

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146 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512



  2. One more punk off the streets.

  3. Hiding for over six months. I hope those that assisted him to remain hidden will also face charges.

  4. Give him the same punishment that ha gave the man on walnut street.

  5. Good job police

  6. What a cowardly dog! Jumping out a window like some wanna-be gangster. If he was so afraid of doing time, like a little sissy, he shouldn't have so "courageously" jumped an old man in the middle of the night, fueled by alcohol and the oh so common error of mistaking the group's testosterone pheromones for actual bravery. Nope, pure and simple, this wanna-be is a COWARD! Chicago is embarrassed that he says he's from there when he's actually little more than a pathetic (and dumb) street urchin. I hope they lock his sorry excuse for a life up for decades.

    And they should get whoever was harboring him for accessory after the fact. There were at least half a dozen others involved in this crime and the police know who they are too. So watch your backs all you wanna-bees, the snitches are only interested in getting their own time reduced.

  7. Who lives at 146 Locust St? Will they be arresting them for aiding and abetting.

    1. There is an 8 unit section 8 apt building at this site. And it is only accessed at 109,000 dollars. So the tax burden is less than an average homeowners. And this just one of the apartments building s in town making a lot of money and brining bri neighborhood down. An 8 unit usually sells for 3 times the accessed value of this building and you wonder why taxes are high in town.

  8. Hope more arrests are made, he was not able to hide on his own.