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Synthetic Marijuana

05/21/2015 10:30 PM
On 4/30/15 the York City Police Department initiated a two prong approach to the recent psychotic episodes related to the use of synthetic marijuana.  Three weeks prior, the patrol division and intelligence unit recognized that nine cases had surfaced of extreme psychotic episodes related to the use of synthetic marijuana.  A two prong approach was initiated, first to address the problem as a public health issue and then an enforcement issue.  The public health approach involved amnesty for anyone wanting to turn in any synthetic marijuana and a visit to local businesses.  No synthetic marijuana has been turned in, however, in the three week since the initiation of the public health approach, the York City Police Department has only one recorded incident of a psychotic episode related to synthetic marijuana.  The second prong of enforcement will now be initiated. 

Help Needed to Identify Robbery Suspect

05/14/2015 4:57 PM
On 5/10/2015 at approximately 23:15hrs, York City Police investigated an armed robbery that happened in the 100 block of Jefferson Ave. A female was robbed of personal property at gunpoint while walking on the street. The suspect was described as a light skinned black male or mixed race male with close cut black hair and a white pole style shirt. The robbery suspect was also driving a two toned mini van prior to the robbery.*(See attached photos of suspect and minivan).   The York City Police Department are attempting  to identify this robbery suspect. Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects identity is asked to call Crime Stoppers at #755-TIPS or text tips to "Yorktips" at 847411. Tips can also be called in directly to the York City Police Department at #846-1234 or *849-2219. All information can remain anonymous and a cash reward may be offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.    

Three arrested for Arson

05/08/2015 7:00 PM
On 5/8/15, three female juveniles were arrested for the arson that occurred on 5/4/15 that affected 502 - 514 Walnut St.  Ages of the juveniles are 14, 15 and 17 and they all have been committed to the York Detention Center awaiting a detention hearing to be held next week.  Charges are Arson, Reckless Endangerment, Risking a Catastrophe, Criminal Mischief and Criminal Conspiracy, all felonies.


05/05/2015 8:50 PM
   On 5-2-15 @ 2330 the York City Police Department responded to the area of 284 W. Market St. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers located two gunshot victims who were subsequently treated for the injuries they sustained.      After several days of investigating this incident the York City Police Detective Division identified a suspect in this shooting and have obtained a warrant for his arrest. The suspect is identified as Latrell Brown, an 18 yr. old black male from York. Brown is listed as 5'2" 130 lbs, dark complexion and walks with a limp.      Brown is wanted on 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Firearms not to be Carried Without a License.      If anyone has information relating to the shooting or the location of Brown, they are asked to contact the York City Police Dept. Detective Division @ 717-849-2219, 911, or text anonymously to 411 TIPS.

Shooting Incident On W. Market St.

05/03/2015 5:40 AM
On 2 May 2015 at approx 10:26 pm. there was a shooting in the 200 blk of W. Market St.   There had been a fight inside 284 W. Market St at a private party and the group exited the party onto the 200 block of W. Market St.   Once outside, one individual displayed and fired a handgun.  Two individuals were struck. One victim (a juvenile from York) received a wound to his leg. The other victim (an adult from Baltimore Md) was shot in the eye. Both victims recieved emergency medical care form the York City Fire Department and were transported by White Rose Ambulance to York Hospital.  At the time of this alert, neither wound received by the victims is considered life threatening. Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the York City Police Department.