Lower Windsor Township Police Department

  • Agency: Lower Windsor Township Police Department
  • Address: 2425 Craley Rd, Wrightsville, 17368 PA
  • Chief: David Sterner (Chief of Police)
Phone: 717-244-8055
Fax: 717-244-8263

Lower Windsor Township Police Department is located at 2425 Craley Rd, Wrightsville, 17368 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is David Sterner. The Lower Windsor Township Police Department phone number is 717-244-8055.

Lower Windsor Township Police Department News

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POLICE ACTIVITY 3/16/18 – 3/26/18 Assist Ambulance – Salem Church Road Fraud – 5000 Block East Prospect Road – Complainant received a letter from IRS requesting that contact be made with the IRS due to a possible fraudulent attempt to apply for the complainant’s tax returns. Officer did some research and discovered that the phone number is fake and doesn’t belong to IRS. Domestic Dispute – 4800 Block Yorkana Road DUI Arrest – Prayer Mission Road at East Prospect Road Unlawful Entry/Residents – Under investigation Death - Suicide – 1900 Block Craley Road Fire – Residential – Jameson Road Assist Ambulance – 500 Block Smyser Road Check Welfare – Shalako Mobile Home Park – Cherokee Drive – No problems Simple Assault Arrest – 200 Block Hedgewick Lane Harassment by Communication – 900 Block Sunrise Lane – Attempt to report harassing phone calls and text messages via third party. Service Alarm – Residential – Yorkana Mobile Home Park – Lisa Circle – No police action taken; no problems. Medical Emergency – 400 Block Pleasant Hill Road Lost/Missing Property – Shalako Mobile Home Park – Cherokee Drive Suspicious Person/Activity – 100 Block Calvary Church Road – Caller reported seeing suspicious female opening mailboxes last evening. Caller was instructed to contact 911 if seen again. Disorderly Conduct – Eastern York High School – Fighting between students on the school bus. Non-traffic citation issued. Assist Ambulance – The Ranch – Hilts Road Assist Ambulance – 900 Block Sunrise Lane Animal Complaint – Salem Church Road – Two horses running loose; owner was later found and recovered horses. Motor Vehicle Accident – 4600 Block East Prospect Road – Vehicles attempted to go around disabled vehicle and became stuck in the snow. Another vehicle came along and also became stuck. When this vehicle backed up, it struck the other vehicle. Minimal damage and no injuries. Disabled Vehicles – Abels Road at Pine Hollow Road - Several vehicles stuck on Abels Rd do to snowy road conditions. Disabled Vehicle – Smyser Road – School bus got stuck in the snow. Motor Vehicle Accident – 2000 Block Craley Road – Several vehicles were disabled and one vehicle struck another vehicle due to snow covered roads and blind spot. No injuries but a few vehicles were towed due to the weather conditions. Assist Ambulance – Log Cabin Mobile Home Park – Haven Drive Abandoned Vehicle – Hakes Hollow Road at Richmond Road – Discovered abandoned vehicle and Den’s removed the vehicle. Theft – 100 Block Spring Hollow Road – Victim had 2 phones delivered from AT&T but only one came. Victim believes it was stolen from the porch of the residence. AT&T required a police report in order to get a replacements. No suspects. Assist Other Police – 4700 Block East Prospect Road – Attempt to contact for Springettsbury PD. Information passed along. Assist Motorist – Smyser Road at Gun Club Road – Requested Den’s for vehicle partially blocking in a snow bank. Disabled Vehicle – Sharpshin Lane – Driver was backing up a truck in the lane and became stuck on the bank. Driver contacted Onstar for a tow. No police services needed. Disorderly Conduct – 300 Block Newcomer Road – Neighbor dispute involving snow and ATV’s on roadway. Felony Trespass Arrest – Sunrise Lane Pornography/Obscene Material – Eastern Middle School – Juvenile possibly sexting adults. Nothing found on the Chromebook. A ChildLine referral was made by this department and this case was referred to York City since that’s where the juvenile resides. Civil Issue – Camelot Lane Psychological Contact – Wintergreen Lane Assist Hellam Township Police – Children’s Home of York 911 Hang Up – Pine Hollow Road – Child playing with phone; no issues. Warrant Service – Craley Road and New Bridgeville Road – Vehicle stopped for traffic violation and discovered to have active warrants. Constable responded. Criminal Mischief – Overlook Drive – Under investigation Disorderly Conduct/Disturbing the Peace – Margaretta Mobile Home Park – First Street – Loud music complaint. Officers responded to the area and couldn’t hear any loud music. Underage Drinking – 1800 Block Craley Road – Possible underage drinking party; police responded and found no signs of a party. Motor Vehicle Accident – 100 Block New Bridgeville Road – Vehicle struck object in roadway and had moderate damage. No injuries. Suspicious Activity – 1900 Block Craley Road Fraud – Stonewyck Hill Road – Bank advised complainant to file a police report due to unknown person attempting to cash a check with their account number on it. Complainant was not out any money due to being reimbursed by the bank.

Thank you to Salem United Methodist Church for their gracious donation to the Shop With A Cop Program. Every December, LWT Police Officers Association selects a group of less fortunate children from our community and takes them shopping at Christmas. It's through donations such as this one that make this possible. Your gift is greatly appreciated!

Some good news ...

Our deepest sympathy to this department and the loved ones and friends of the fallen firefighters.

***SNOW EMERGENCY IN EFFECT FOR LOWER WINDSOR TOWNSHIP****

Snowfall increased a bit across south; snowfall gradient tightened across north. *OVERVIEW: Late-season snowfall, heaviest across southern Pennsylvania. *HAZARDOUS WEATHER: Snow, heavy at times across southern PA. Heaviest snowfall amounts generally south of Route 22, where localized 12”+ amounts are possible. *TIMING: Snow will continue into Wednesday. We expect two periods of steadier snow, with the first lasting into this evening and the second being approximately 5am to 3pm on Wednesday. Southern PA could see snowfall rates of 1”+ per hour. *IMPACTS: Slick roads and hazardous travel. Road conditions may vary between wet and slushy/snow covered, depending upon snowfall rates and elevation. Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes will be impacted, especially across south-central PA. Localized power outages possible due to downed limbs. Estimated time of briefing update: By 10am Wednesday, March 21

OPIOID INFO MEETING - CANCELLED The Opioid Community Meeting scheduled for tonight (3/20/18 at 7pm) at Water's Edge UM Church has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting will be re-scheduled sometime in May. More information TBD.

Eastern York School District will have an early dismissal today. Secondary schools will be dismissed at 12:30 and elementary school will be dismissed at 1:15.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service State College PA 436 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 ...Early spring storm to bring potential for long duration wet snow and mixed precipitation to south central Pennsylvania Today through Wednesday... Somerset-Bedford-Fulton-Franklin-Adams-York-Lancaster- Including the cities of Somerset, Bedford, McConnellsburg, Chambersburg, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster 436 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with localized higher amounts. * WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania. * WHEN...From 8 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. The heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs, causing power outages. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission strongly encourage motorists to heed all travel restrictions and delay unnecessary travel. Visit www.511pa.com for the latest travel, roadway and traffic conditions.

In case of inclement weather, consult the church’s website (weumchurch.org) and Facebook page (Water’s Edge UMC) for cancellation information.

POLICE ACTIVITY LOG 3/5/18 – 3/15/18 Assist Ambulance – Zeigler Mobile Home Park – Zeigler Park Road Departmental Services – Den’s Service Center – Chief Caldwell completed PennDot forms on vehicles that were processed for abandonment. Domestic Report – 500 Block Bull Run Road Assist Person – 1000 Block Schmuck Road – Complainant received harassing text message and officer discovered from the suspect that they had the wrong number. Complainant did not want to pursue charges. Domestic Report – 300 Block Graham Lane Fraud – 1000 Block Adams Road – Fraudulent transactions made on bank account. Advised to keep an eye on credit report. No police action. Traffic Related Services – 200 Block Richmond Road – A cement truck lost some of their load on Richmond Road. Officer arrived and the wet cement was being cleaned up. Disabled Vehicle – 1300 Block Trinity Church Road – Vehicle attempted to make a U-turn and became stuck in the mud. Officer was able to pull vehicle from the mud with Hummer. No additional police services needed. Warrant Service – 2000 Block Fishing Creek Road – Officers were made aware of 2 wanted subjects at this address. One was discovered to be in prison and the other subject was taken into custody and taken to Central Booking. Wires Down – St. Paul’s United Methodist Church - 471 Abels Road – A delivery truck struck a wire going from the church to the stage. The wire was partially down half blocking the driveway. PPL was contacted to respond. Trespassing/Domestic Report – 5100 Block East Prospect Road Assist Person – Craley Mobile Park – John Lane – Officer gave caller a ride to Hellam due to the cold weather; since caller was kicked out of his friend’s home. No police action required and no issues. Animal Complaints – Knightsview Road at Cool Creek Road – Deceased reported in the area and officer responded and could not locate deer. Curfew Violation – 400 Block Pleasant Hill Road All Other Threats – Eastern York School District – A bomb threat was received through PA Safe Schools website. All schools were evacuated. Since threat was received at the Admin Building in Wrightsville Borough, Wrightsville Borough Police would finish the investigation. All the schools were cleared. Suspicious Activity – 1000 Hoffman Road – Under investigation Assist Other Police – 4700 Block East Prospect Road – Attempted to make contact with person of interest and there was no answer at the door. Assist York Area Regional Police – 4100 Block Mount Pisgah Road – Assisted YARP with locating burglary suspects in the area. Non-Injury Accident – Mt. Pisgah Road at Ducktown Road – 3 vehicle rear-end crash. No injuries. Suspicious Person – Log Cabin Mobile Home Park – Haven Drive – Suspicious vehicle reported and officers discovered couple waiting to exchange custody. No police action taken. Assist Wrightsville Police Department – Christine Drive – Wrightsville requested assistance with serving felony arrest warrant. Suspect was not home and was found at their work in Wrightsville Borough. Disorderly Conduct – Fishing Creek Road – Suspected underage drinking. Officer made contact and both individuals were over the age 21; no intoxication and no issues. Suspicious Vehicle – Smyser Road at Manor Road – Officer followed a vehicle that crossed over double yellow lines and was suspected to be DUI. No intoxication and driver was lost. Released and no police action required. Suspicious Activity – 2000 Block Fishing Creek Road – Officer saw lights flashing inside and upon further investigation discovered there a light flashing on the ceiling. Suspicious Vehicle – Winters Road – Officer discovered vehicle half on the road blocking lane of travel. PSP was asked to make contact with vehicle owner based on the registration address and no one was home. Vehicle was towed to Den’s. Assist Ambulance – 4400 Block East Prospect Road Assist Ambulance – 1800 Block Craley Road Assist Ambulance – 5300 Block Mount Pisgah Road Assaults Not Aggravated/Domestic Dispute – Zeigler Mobile Home Park – Zeigler Park Road Drug Arrest – 4700 Block East Prospect Road Assist PA State Police – 400 Block Pleasant Hill Road – Officers assisted in executing an arrest warrant. Assaults Not Aggravated Arrest – 1900 Block Craley Road Assist Person – Mt. Pisgah and Bluestone Road – A person with Dementia wondered off from home and was found at Beyer’s Garage. Non-Injury Accident – Craley Road at Fawn Circle Drive – Vehicle slid in the ice/snow and took out a street sign. Vehicle was drivable. Motor Vehicle Accident – Rockey Road at Burkholder Road – Single vehicle lost control and hit embankment due to icy/snow covered roads. Driver transported to hospital via ambulance. Unknown injuries. Motor Vehicle Accident – 4500 Block Mount Pisgah Road – Tractor trailer slid on ice and snapped utility pole. Diesel fuel was spilled on the roadway. Harassment by Communication – 400 Block Pleasant Hill Road – Under investigation Suspicious Person/Activity – Barcroft Road at East Prospect Road – Suspicious male seen looking into parked cars. Officers checked the area and no one was found. Assist Ambulance – Margaretta Mobile Home Park – Third Street Disabled Vehicle – Long Level Road at Klines Run Road – Farm equipment lost a tire. Officer provided traffic control until the vehicle could be moved.

Please be careful this morning. A portion of Mt Pisgah Road is currently closed due to another accident.

Message from EYSD Superintendent

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GReZI9N9F6_uRIYNbig9K7M8szSTYMuDFufCWy-nrZA/preview Here are the Dismissal Instructions for Eastern York School District

All Eastern York School District -

OPIOID INFORMATION MEETING WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018 AT 7:00 PM WHERE: Water's Edge United Methodist Church located at 471 Abel's Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368 The community is invited to an Opioid Information meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Water’s Edge United Methodist Church located at 471 Abel’s Road, Wrightsville. York County Coroner Pamela Gay, District Attorney David Sunday, Dr. Matt Howie, Executive Director of the York Regional Opiate Collaborative and Lower Windsor Township Police Chief Timothy Caldwell will be on hand to discuss and answer questions regarding the Opioid epidemic in York County in general and specifically the south eastern part of the County.

POLICE ACTIVITY LOG 2/28/18 – 3/4/18 Animal Complaint – Long Level Road at Fishing Creek Road – Dispatched for an injured deer in the roadway. Officers checked the area and it was GOA. Telephone Scam – Forge Hill Road – Complaint received a phone call from a man with a thick accent claiming he was from Senior Check Deparment and told complainant they had been selected for a money grant in the amount of $9,700.00 due to good credit history. They went on to advise that all complainant had to do was western union $200 to register their name and the $9700 check would be sent in 2 days. Complainant knew this was a scam and hung up and wanted a report on file. Assist Ambulance – Zeigler Mobile Home Park Pornography/Obscene Material – Eastern High School – Sexting incident between students. Referred to Youth Aid Panel. Assist Ambulance – 1300 Block Snyder Corner Road Assist Person – Bluestone Road – Complainant wanted police assistance with retrieving possible stolen property and was referred to another police agency. Harassment by Communication – 800 Block Cool Creek Road – Social media harassment; no arrest made or police action needed at this time. Disorderly Conduct – Eastern York High School – Student had unloaded pellet pistol in vehicle. Student cited for violation. Disorderly Conduct – Canadochly Elementary – Under investigation Criminal Warrants Served – Red Lion Borough – While doing follow up in Red Lion Borough, suspect taken into custody for warrants and turned over to a constable. Hazardous Conditions – Bull Run Road and Pleasant Hill Road – Dirt and boulders from an embankment had fallen onto the roadway and were slightly blocking. Penndot was notified. Non-Injury Accident – 4800 Block East Prospect Road – Unoccupied vehicle left on property that struck utility pole. Vehicle was leaking fluid and fire department dispatched. Vehicle towed from scene. Driver later contacted police department to report the accident. Citations filed for traffic violations. Non-Injury Accident – 4800 Block East Prospect Road – Vehicle struck utility pole and debris from an accident that occurred minutes before. Vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed. Service Call – 911 Hang Up – Modern Landfill – Mount Pisgah Road – No problems Alarm – Residential – Ivanhoe Lane Hazardous Conditions – Taylor Road near Locust Lane – Trampoline in the roadway from high winds. Disorderly Conduct – Eastern York Middle School – Students overheard making threatening comments on the school bus. Officers investigated and two students will be cited. Intimidation of Witness/Victim – Eastern York High School – No arrests made Terroristic Threats – Eastern York Middle School – Under investigation 302 Commitment – 1300 Block Snyder Corner Road Domestic Dispute – 1900 Block Craley Road Service Call – 911 Hang Up – 300 Block Graham Road – No issues Assist Ambulance – 1900 Block Craley Road Assist Ambulance – Zeigler Mobile Park – Zeigler Park Road Assist Other Agency – Den’s Service Center – 5109 East Prospect Road – Abandoned vehicle paperwork; no issues. Domestic Dispute – 500 Block Bull Run Road Assist Person – 1000 Block Schmuck Road – Harassment via text complaint; discovered someone sent a text by mistake. No more contact between parties.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service State College PA 1038 AM EST Thu Mar 1 2018 Somerset-Bedford-Fulton-Franklin-Perry-Dauphin-Schuylkill-Lebanon- Cumberland-Adams-York-Lancaster- Including the cities of Somerset, Bedford, McConnellsburg, Chambersburg, Newport, Harrisburg, Hershey, Pottsville, Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster 1038 AM EST Thu Mar 1 2018 ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING... * WINDS...Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * TIMING...Winds will increase this evening and could gust to 60 mph later tonight and all of Friday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Review wind safety and preparedness information at weather.gov/wind.

POLICE ACTIVITY 2/23/18 – 2/27/18 Traffic Citations Issued - 1 Traffic Warnings Issued - 1 2/23/18: ASSIST OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENT – Information sharing with another police department. WELFARE CHECK – The Ranch – 1166 Hilts Road – Complaint that a patient left the facility in their own vehicle and heading back home. No problems. TERRORISTIC THREATS – Eastern York High School – Student was overheard making a threat of violence. Investigation conducted and student will be charged. PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTACT – Eastern York Middle School – Student was combative and had to be restrained. Student was calmed and EMS arrived and transported without incident. TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING PROPERTY DAMAGE – Richmond Road – Hit and run accident where the caller’s property had multiple tire tracks in the mud and mailbox was across the street. Appears to be more truck traffic due to detour on New Bridgeville Road; due to bridge construction. No leads on striking vehicle. ASSIST AMBULANCE – Dallas Drive ASSIST PERSON – Restless Oaks Mobile Home Park – Oak Leaf Drive – Complaint of an elderly person with Dementia had wondered/walked off. Person was located. No further police action. DRUG ARREST – Craley Mobile Home Park – John Lane 2/24/18: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – Massa Drive – Subject taken into custody and transported to Central Booking. ALARM – Business – East Coast Muscle Cars – 2598 Craley Road – accidental activation; no problems. ALARM – Business – Shanks Mare – 2092 Long Level Road – accidental activation; no problems. ALARM – Business – Shanks Mare – 2092 Long Level Road – accidental activation; no problems. DISORDERLY CONDUCT – Edith Road near Abby Lane – Complaint made of fireworks. Police made contact with home owner who admitted to letting off fireworks. ASSIST AMBULANCE – 1100 Block Canadochly Road 2/25/18: ASSIST AMBULANCE – Log Cabin Mobile Home Park – Haven Drive FRAUD – Gilbert Lane – Caller was advised by the Bank to contact police department for a fraudulent transaction on their credit card. Caller needed a police report # in order to give to the bank; since the bank reimbursed their account. No police action. ASSIST MOTORIST – Klines Run Park – Long Level Road – Officer observed two vehicles along the river’s edge that appeared to be stuck in the mud. Operators advised they were attempting to park so they could fish and got stuck. Vehicles needed a tow truck to pull them out. ASSIST PA STATE POLICE – Lemon Avenue, East Prospect Borough – Medical issue WELFARE CHECK – The Ranch – 1166 Hilts Road – Officers were dispatched because someone left the facility on foot. Subject was waiting at the gate and vehicle arrived and picked up subject. FRAUD – 900 Block Old Commons Road – Under investigation. BURGLARY – 700 Block Cool Creek Road – Under investigation. 2/26/18: ASSIST WRIGHTSVILLE POLICE – 400 Block Newcomer Road – LWTPD was requested to check a residence because someone left their wallet at one of the convenience stores in Wrightsville. LWTPD responded and no one knew the individual at the residence. Information given to Wrightsville. ALL OTHER THREATS – Eastern York High School – School advised police of suspicious conversations circulated on social media regarding threats of violence. Investigation revealed no one knew the subjects name or any of direct threats that were made. TERRORISTIC THREATS – Eastern York High School - High School student was arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot up the school. Student was taken to booking and arraigned. 2/27/18: ASSIST PERSON – Complainant reported sexual crimes that occurred when they were younger and discovered this happened in another jurisdiction. Referred to NYRPD. ASSIST AMBULANCE – 400 Block Riverview Drive HUNTING/GAMING ISSUE – Chateau Circle – Complaint of hunters being too close to homes. Referred to PA Game Commission. TERRORISTIC THREATS – Eastern York Middle School – Student made a threat of violence against the school. Arrest will be made against the student. ANIMAL COMPLAINT – 900 Block Sunrise Lane – injured cat in driveway MEDICAL ASSIST – 2425 Craley Road – Lower Windsor Township Building ACCIDENT INVOLVING NON-INJURY – Long Level Road and Craley Road – One vehicle struck another vehicle from behind that had a trailer with a boat. The striking vehicle hit the boat motor on the back of the boat. No tows and minimal damage. ASSIST AMBULANCE – Shalako Mobile Home Park – Cherokee Drive DISORDERLY CONDUCT – Area of Craley Road and Reisinger Avenue – Complaint of juveniles riding dirt bikes and setting off fireworks. Officer made contact with juveniles and they were told to be courteous to their neighbors and stop the loud noise. Juveniles agreed and no additional police services were needed.

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