James A. Strube
James A. Strube, a 22 year old with a last known address of Marietta, PA was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 11, 2018 after a vehicle pursuit. Strube was operating a white 1994 Honda Civic in the area of N Second Street and Cedar Street around 3:15 am and failed to stop at the stop sign. Police attempted to conduct a vehicle stop and Strube fled on Rte 30 West into York County. He then exited north at the Wrightsville exit onto Cool Springs Road. The pursuit went up to Grand Manor Drive in Hellam Township where Strube jumped from a moving vehicle and fled on foot into yards. The Honda he was operating drifted down a hill towards other homes and struck a fence before coming to a stop. A firearm was observed on the front passenger seat by additional officers arriving to assist. Strube was located in a field north of where he fled on foot by a K9 Officer and his dog and failed to comply to verbal commands. He was subsequently bitten by the dog. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. At the time, Strube was supervised by Lancaster County Adult Probation and detained in Lancaster County Prison after his discharge from the hospital. Police recovered a sawed-off shotgun from the vehicle along with drugs and drug paraphernalia. Charges were completed for Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police, Prohibitive Offensive Weapons, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substances, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and several traffic violations. Columbia Borough Police were assisted by West Hempfield Township Police, Hellam Township Police, Lower Windsor Police, a Manheim Borough K9 Unit, Northwest Regional Police K9, York County Sheriff's Office K9, and PA State Police helicopter. He will be arraigned on charges early in the week. All Parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Arrest Date:Saturday, August 11, 2018