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Police Department Press Releases


08/12/2016 1:00 PM
On 8/12/16 at approximately 12:03 AM, the York City Police Department responded to York Hospital for a gunshot victim that arrived via privately owned vehicle.  Upon arrival they made contact with Zane Senft, 20 years old, from Lebanon who was shot in the back.  He was admitted and was last listed in stable condition.  The other occupants of the vehicle, along with victim were uncooperative with officers, however, officers were able to discover the location of the incident to be at the intersection of Hamilton St. and Beaver St.  A second victim from that incident was also discovered, Denin Ziegler, 19 years old, from North York, with a gunshot wound to the hand and was also uncooperative and listed in stable condition.  No suspects have been identified.  Victims were not random.   On 8/12/16 at approximately 1:19 AM, the York City Police Department responded to the area of 238 E. King St. for shots fired and while on-scene heard several more gunshots, east of their location.  Upon investigation of that incident they found Chayanne Ramirez (male), 26 years old, from York who was shot in the head and the back of the legs.  Ramirez was last listed in serious but stable condition at York Hospital.  No suspects have been identified.  Victim was not random.   If anyone has any information relating this these incidents, they are encouraged to call the York City Police Department at 717-846-1234 or via text at 847-411.  

Serious Accident

08/10/2016 11:03 PM
On 8/10/16 at approximately 3:58 PM, the York City Police Department was dispatched to an accident at 725 Roosevelt Ave.   Upon arrival, they discovered that a pedestrian was struck by a moving vehicle.  The pedestrian, Cheyann Miller, 28 years old of York, was transported to York Hospital and was last listed in serious condition.  The driver, Tyler Connelly, 25 years old of Manchester, was also taken to York Hospital and was last listed in stable condition.  No criminal charges are filed at the time of this press release, but the investigation will be ongoing.   

Shooting arrest

08/10/2016 2:17 PM
On 8/10/16 at approx. 1255 am officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in the 100 block of S. Belvedere Ave.  Upon arrival is was discovered that a victim was transported to York Hospital with a minor gunshot wound.  A description was put out for the suspect involved in the incident and a short time later officers spotted a person matching the description.  After a brief foot pursuit Steven Frederick Stokes with no fixed address was taken into custody and a handgun recovered.

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08/09/2016 3:59 PM
On 08/5/2016 at approximately 2:50am, the Turkey Hill store located at 1242 E. Market St. in York City was robbed. The suspect displayed a small silver revolver and demanded cash and cigarettes.  The suspect in this robbery is described as follows; Suspect Description- White male, thin, red hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, sunglasses, ball hat under hood, approximately 5'7 inches tall. The York City Police Department is attempting to identify the suspect pictured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at #755-TIPS or text "Yorktips" at 847411. Tips can also be left with the York City Police Dept. at #846-1234 or #849-2219. All information can be anonymous and a cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.   Det. George B. Ripley #118 York City Police  Department    


08/06/2016 5:17 PM
On 8/6/16 at approximately 2:25 AM, the York City Police Department were in front of Cobblestones on the 200 Block of South George St. for bar closing when officers observed a disturbance from a crowd that gathered in front of 240 S. George St. and soon after heard shots fired.  Officers responded toward the gunfire but found no victims.  A victim did arrive at York Hospital via privately owned vehicle, Edwin Wintermyers III, 28 years old,  of York was struck once in the left wrist.  He was last listed with a non-life threatening injury and in stable condition.  No suspect information was given.    On 8/6/16 at approximately 3:45 AM, officers responded to 250 S. Penn St. for a juvenile gunshot victim.  Officers discovered a 10 year old boy who was struck in the shoulder while in the home.  Marquez Jabar McCowan, 28 years old of York, who was having an ongoing dispute with family members, arrived to the rear of the residence and began shooting at Christina Harris and one of those shots struck the juvenile victim.  A warrant has been obtained for McCowan but is not currently in custody.  Juvenile victim was transported to York Hospital and was last listed in stable condition.   On 8/6/16 at approximately 7:47 AM, officers responded to 211 S. Pine St. for a shooting with a victim and discovered Eugene Brabham, 36 years old, of York, shot twice, who was transported to York Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.  Prior to the shooting, Brabham was either engaged in a dispute or was actively being robbed, just prior to being shot.    If anyone has information related to any of these incidents, they are encouraged to call the York City Police Department at 717-846-1234 or 847-411 for texting a tip.