March 23, 1998 |
A Lancaster County man and his girlfriend were arrested on murder charges Saturday night after the body of the man's ex-wife was found dumped by the side of a dirt road in Tinicum Township near the Philadelphia International Airport. The victim, identified as Dayna M. Dixon, 21, of the 1200 block of Union Street in Lancaster, was strangled with an electrical cord sometime Thursday between 2 and 8:50 p.m., when a fisherman found her body near Hog Island Road, police said. Justin Dixon, 25, and Evette Bish, 27, were arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and were being held without bail in Lancaster County Prison.
June 13, 1989 |
A man who left town 15 years ago while awaiting trial on charges that he set fire to a bar was arrested yesterday by state police who surprised him at the lumber yard where he worked in Exton, Chester County. Samuel L. Ashford Jr., 41, was charged with arson in the April 12, 1974, fire at Garver's Bar. He was arrested shortly after the fire, which did $3,500 in damage, and was released on $1,000 bail. He did not show up for his trial, scheduled for that September. "He was quite surprised," said State Police Sgt. Carl Harnish, of the Lancaster barracks, when troopers arrested him. "We've been working on this for a couple of years.
March 17, 1988 |
Robert M. Drinane Jr. 18, a University of Delaware freshman, doesn't have much of a summer vacation to look forward to. He'll be under house arrest. Drinane, who last year graduated third in a class of 286 at Conestoga Valley High School, where he was a star athlete and member of the National Honor Society, was charged in August with drunken driving and underage drinking. He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced yesterday by Lancaster County Judge Michael J. Perezous to stay home for the summer.
September 10, 1989 |
Ten people have been arrested and charged with operating a methamphetamine ring in Chester and Lancaster Counties and Philadelphia. The arrests, made in western Chester County and eastern Lancaster County late last month, followed a five-month investigation by state, county and local police. All were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession with intent to deliver. Released after they posted bail were Catherine S. Collins, 29, of the 1200 block of Valley Station Road, Valley Township (one count)
June 3, 2012 |
LANCASTER — They sold drugs and shoplifted. One hosted a party at which a teen drank too much and died. Another is bipolar, and if she's not taking her medicine, her manic behavior gets her into trouble. What they have done is never far from their minds. But for a time on this overcast, muggy day, what they were mostly thinking about was onions — onions and peppers and hoeing a straight line in the soft dirt in an enclosed yard surrounded by high walls topped with razor wire.
August 8, 1997 |
Chester County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against both men charged in a June 1 double homicide that police have described as a drug deal gone sour. Daryl L. Glasco, 23, of Coatesville, was formally arraigned yesterday in the fatal shootings of Ty D. Sacksith, 23, of Coatesville, and Saysana "Sayse" Laomoi, 16, of West Chester. Glasco was brought from Lancaster County Prison to Chester County Court, where charges of two counts of criminal homicide and related offenses were read to him. Gary L. Brown, 24, of West Chester, is charged with the same crimes as Glasco and was formally arraigned last month at Chester County Prison via video link-up.
February 13, 2002 |
A 30-year-old man was being held yesterday in Lancaster County Prison, accused of driving while drunk and killing a 64-year-old Amish farmer in a buggy in October 2000. Christopher Eric Hardy of Lancaster was arrested on Monday and charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol and related charges. He was being held on $50,000 bail. Authorities said that at the time of the accident, Hardy had a blood-alcohol content of 0.11 percent, over the legal limit of 0.10 percent.
September 2, 2012 |
Two Delaware County men were among three men arrested in the killing of a Lancaster County man during a robbery and home invasion on Aug. 18 Brothers Kyle "Chunks" Wunder, 22, and Cody Wunder, 24, of Aston, and Stephen M. Harmer, 26, of Kirkwood, Lancaster County, were charged Wednesday with homicide, burglary, robbery, and conspiracy, and held without bail at Lancaster County Prison. Authorities say the trio plotted to rob the home of Douglas C. Herr, 62, in Drumore Township on Aug. 17 because they knew he had a safe containing $200,000.
February 12, 2015 |
Supporters raised thousands of dollars online Tuesday for the family of a slain Millersville University freshman as the campus mourned her death. Karlie Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford, died in her dorm room Sunday morning after an altercation with her boyfriend, Gregorio Orrostieta, 19, who was charged Monday with homicide in Lancaster County. An autopsy showed Hall died of strangulation and multiple traumatic injuries, the Lancaster County coroner said Monday, ruling her death a homicide.
September 1, 2012 |
Two Delaware County brothers are among three men who have been arrested in the murder of a Lancaster County man during a robbery and home invasion on Aug. 18. Kyle "Chunks" Wunder, 22, and Cody Wunder, 24, of Aston, and Stephen M. Harmer, 26, of Kirkwood, Lancaster County, were charged Wednesday with homicide, burglary, robbery, and conspiracy, and were being held without bail at Lancaster County Prison. Authorities say the trio plotted to rob the home of Douglas C. Herr, 62, in Drumore Township on Aug. 17 because they knew he had a safe containing $200,000.