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Police Department Press Releases

Body Camera Pilot

05/09/2016 6:56 PM
As a result of the current body camera pilot project and at the request of our pilot officers the York City Police Department has decided to activate the audio equipment associated with the body worn cameras.  This alert is to notify citizens that officers wearing body cameras will now be capturing audio, as well as; video data where allowed by current law.  This activation will go into place on Monday May 9, 2016.


05/02/2016 4:37 PM
On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the York City Police Department responded to four separate robberies where the victims were lured into the city for the sale of electronic devices.  The offenders would pose as buyers or sellers of an item, then rob the victims at gunpoint, no victims were injured.    The website offerupnow.com and craigslist.com was the source of contact with the victims and offenders.  Through a coordinated effort of shifts from the patrol division, all three offenders were identified, found and arrested.  The gun was recovered from Teonna Neely. Offenders Shane Bennet (male, 26 years old) Allen Claiborne (male, 21 years old) Teonna Neely (female, 19 years old)   It is recommended that these transactions take place in a public place, which could include the front steps of the police station because of 360 degree camera coverage.  If a buyer or seller of an item is hesitant to meet you at the police station or any other public place for the transaction, this should be a warning of the transaction’s legitimacy.   

Press Release 4-28-16

04/28/2016 6:54 PM
On 4/27/16 the York City Police, D.E.A Harrisburg, D.E.A. Allentown and Berks County Detectives concluded an investigation into a large scale cocaine vending operation.  Arrested in York was Ruben Morales (23 yr. old) of Mulberry St., Reading and Jose Avila (27 yr. old) of Buttonwood St. Reading.  Seized during the investigation was several pounds of cocaine (street value over $400,000), $70,000 in US Currency, .357 Ruger pistol, .38 Colt pistol, .357 Coonan pistol, .40 Smith and Wesson pistol, (2) Romarm 7.62 AK-47 and a .223 Windham AR-15.    The investigation is ongoing with more arrests anticipated.   Assisting in the operation was Reading P.D., West York P.D. and Hellam P.D.  

Release of new crime map to public

04/20/2016 1:34 PM
In order to improve our transparency with the public regarding crime in their neighborhoods the York City Police Department in partnership with BAIR Analytics is providing an interactive crime map that can be viewed by the public improving our crime prevention partnership.  York citizens can view a map and grid with crime in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to the police department.  Making our City safer requires a partnership between the community and its public servants.  By providing up to date crime information it is our hope that the partnership will grow and foster a safer City for everyone. The map can be viewed on line by going to http://raidsonline.com, clicking on the state of Pennsylvania and selecting York City.  The information can also be accessed on Apple devices through the App Store.  More links will be provided shortly on the department website. This service is being provided without the use of taxpayer dollars and will be the first of other improvements that are being made to better communicate with, receive tips from and partner with the community to solve crime.

Arrest of Homicide Suspects

04/14/2016 10:48 PM
On 4/14/16, the York City Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Brady and Bradley Koehler for the homicide of Wayne Weeden, which occurred on 4/10/16.   Both defendants have turned themselves in for these charges.  The incident started when two high school students from outside of the city attempted to buy marijuana within the city but were robbed by the drug dealers.  These students returned to the area of Girard Park to physically fight the suspects of that robbery, which quickly turned into a gun fight to which Wayne Weeden lost his life.