Lancaster Police Dept. Patrol Logs from Feb 24th Through March 1st.
Updated: Mar 6
**Shared Via Lancaster Police Departments Facebook Page.**
Patrols responded to a freeman Rd motel for a report of 3 males and a female refusing to leave after being refused service. Upon Patrols arrival, the involved parties had already left the scene. The desk clerk reported that he requested ID from all parties staying in the room per the motels policy. Two of the parties refused to provide ID and became belligerent. The clerk returned the other two IDs and refused service asking all parties to leave. The males became violent and started to kick the glass door attempting to gain entry to the lobby. The glass door broke and all parties then left prior to patrols arrival. A criminal summons was issued for the male who the clerk had an ID for, charging the male with criminal mischief in the 3rd degree.
An Officer observed a vehicle traveling West on Walden Ave that was swerving in its lane. While following, the Officer then observed the vehicle drive over the fog line and begin driving on the shoulder of the road. The vehicle then started to swerve in and out of the lane a couple more times and the Officer initiated a traffic stop. The Officer observed several signs of intoxication and questioned the driver about his drinking. The driver initially stated he hadn’t been drinking but then stated he had two rum and cokes. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. During an inventory search incident to arrest, a small, clear baggie containing suspected Psilocybin in mushroom form was located in the vehicle's glovebox. The baggie was collected and entered into evidence. The driver submitted to a breath test with a result of 0.17% BAC. He was issued UTT and an appearance ticket and later released. The driver was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with 0.08% or higher BAC, moving from lane unsafely and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Lancaster dispatch handled 59 requests for emergency medical services.
An Officer took a report of a larceny of a cell phone that occurred at a Broadway restaurant. The Complainant, an employee, stated that a regular customer was asked to leave due to his intoxication. The customer then took the Complainants cell phone as he left. The Complainant was able to track her phone to the Akron area. The Complainant only knew the first name of the customer but stated they would be able to get contact information for him as well as video of the incident. The case has been referred to Detectives for follow up.
Multiple larcenies from vehicles were reported from two Broadway apartment complexes. The vehicle were left unlocked overnight. Items taken included wallets, credit cards, power tools, spare vehicle key, clothing and wrist watches. The cases have been referred to Detectives.
Officers completed traffic details on Central Ave, Genesee St, Harris Hill Rd, Hemlock La, Pleasant View Drive, Spruceland Terrace, Transit Rd and Walden Ave (3).
An Officer responded to a Transit Rd hotel to check for a Subject that had been staying at the hotel and has an outstanding warrant. Patrol learned of the warrant on a previous complaint and received a tip that the Subject was on location at the hotel. The Subject was located in the hotel lobby and was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the Subject incident to his arrest, the Officer located crack cocaine and heroin in the Subject pants and jacket pockets. He was returned to the station for booking and was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 4th degree (a class C felony), criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 5th degree (a class D felony) and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. The Subject was later transported to the Erie County Holding Center on the outstanding indictment warrant.
A call was received of a male walking on Sheldon Ave with what appeared to be a large knife and was acting strange. The male was located by Patrol and checked for weapons. There was no knife located and the male was sent on his way.
A Complainant called reporting he was pushed out of Transit Rd restaurant and then locked out of the building by employees. Dispatch could her the involved parties actively arguing and was told it was starting to get physical. Patrol responded and spoke with the Complainant who stated he was not happy with his order and demanded a refund. The store manager told patrol that the Complainant became belligerent and was causing a disturbance. When the Complainant stepped outside, employees locked the door. The Complainant then attempted to enter through another door and a struggle over the door ensued. At that time, the Complainant threw a milkshake at an employee. The employee declined to press charges but requested the Complainant not return to the restaurant. Witnesses on location advised Patrol that the Complainant was the aggressor of the incident and not the employees as the Complainant was claiming. The Complainant was strongly advised that he was not welcome back and he left without further incident.