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Police Department Press Releases


01/29/2016 12:34 AM
On 1/28/16 at approximately 2:08 P.M. the York City Police Department responded to 443 Park St. for a shooting with a victim.  The victim was taken to York Hospital via personally owned vehicle and died upon arrival.  The victim was shot several times and was identified as Dontay Lamar Lowrie, 21 years old and a city resident.  If anyone has any information relating to his incident they are encouraged to call the York City Police Department at 717-846-1234 or 755-TIPS.  

Press Release 1/15/16

01/15/2016 4:59 PM
On 1/13/16 the York City Narcotics and Nuisance Abatement Units made the following arrests:   Arrested in the 600 Blk. of W. Market St. was Elijah Pough Jr. (40 yr. old) of the 600 Blk. of West Market St., York PA.  He was charged with Delivery of Cocaine.   Arrested in the 600 Blk. of W. King St. was Isaiah Overmiller (20 yr. old) of 100 Blk. of S. Belvidere Ave., York PA.  He was charged with Possession of a Firearm without a License, Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number, Possession of Cocaine, Marijuana and Paraphernalia.  Seized was a .44 Cal. Charter Arms Revolver.     D1C Andrew A. Shaffer York City Police Dept.  

Press Release 1/14/16

01/14/2016 1:17 PM
On 1/12/16 the York City Police Narcotics Unit arrested RAMON LUIS TORRES (64 yr. old) of 401 W. Market St., Apt. #3.  This arrest concluded a 2 month investigation into a large quantity heroin dealer in York County.  Officers spent numerous hours in surveillance and interviewing confidential sources to determine Torres means of operation. Officers determined that on a weekly basis Torres would travel to Philadelphia, PA and return with over $20,000 of heroin.  Within a week he would sell all his heroin and return to Philadelphia for more product.  On 1/12/16 Officers believed that Torres was making a weekly trip.  Upon his return He was taken into custody in the 400 Blk. of W. Market St.  Seized was over $25,000 in heroin.  Torres was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Heroin.      Assisting in the operation was the Nuisance Abatement Unit and Detective Bureau.    

Attempted Homicide Offender Captured

01/13/2016 4:48 PM
On 1/13/16 at approximately 8:05 AM York City Police Officers/Detectives, along with the U.S. Marshals captured Hydiea Banks at a city residence in the west end of the city.  Banks was wanted for attempted homicide from a shooting that occurred on Girard Ave. on 1/9/16.  Her location was confirmed by several tips received by the York City Police Department.  Banks actively resisted the arrest and the gun that was used on 1/9/16 was found within her reach upon her physical custody but no injuries are reported.   

Press Release Clarification

01/10/2016 5:22 PM
The suspect in the shooting from 1/9/16, Hydiea Banks is a female.