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NLCRPD Reminds pet owners of the legal requirements associated with the tethering of dogs

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These requirements while always applicable are particularly critical during period of temperature extremes.

§ 5536. Tethering of unattended dog.
(a) Presumptions.–
(1) Tethering an unattended dog out of doors for less than nine hours within a 24-hour period when all of the following conditions are present shall create a rebuttable presumption that a dog has not been the subject of neglect within the meaning of section 5532 (relating to neglect of animal):
(i) The tether is of a type commonly used for the size and breed of dog and is at least three times the length of the dog as measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail or 10 feet, whichever is longer.
(ii) The tether is secured to a well-fitted collar or harness by means of a swivel anchor, swivel latch or other mechanism designed to prevent the dog from becoming entangled.
(iii) The tethered dog has access to potable water and an area of shade that permits the dog to escape the direct rays of the sun.
(iv) The dog has not been tethered for longer than 30 minutes in temperatures above 90 or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
(2) The presence of any of the following conditions regarding tethering an unattended dog out of doors shall create a rebuttable presumption that a dog has been the subject of neglect within the meaning of section 5532:
(i) Excessive waste or excrement in the area where the dog is tethered.
(ii) Open sores or wounds on the dog’s body.
(iii) The use of a tow or log chain, or a choke, pinch, prong or chain collar.
(b) Construction.–This section shall not be construed to prohibit any of the following:
(1) Tethering a dog while actively engaged in lawful hunting, exhibition, performance events or field training.
(2) Tethering a hunting, sporting or sledding dog breed where tethering is integral to the training, conditioning or purpose of the dog.
(3) Tethering a dog in compliance with the requirements of a camping or recreational area.
(4) Tethering a dog for a period of time, not to exceed one hour, reasonably necessary for the dog or person to complete a temporary task.

Lancaster City Police Incident Log

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OCCURRED 6/24/2018 BETWEEN 1710 HRS AND 1745 HRS

On the above listed date and between the listed time, the victim stated that while she was loading her children into her vehicle she put her bag on the ground.  Once the children were in the vehicle the victim left leaving the bag lying in the street.  When she realized she had left it behind,  she returned but was unable to locate the bag.




OCCURRED 06/23/2018 1807 HRS

Reporting person stated the customer at the bar had no money to pay his $23.00 tab. Todd E Hoover 48, of the 200 block of S Prince St Lancaster, PA was cited with Theft of Services (S).




OCCURRED 6/25/2018 1310 HRS

Raymond Charles Rowe, 49, of the 200 block Whittier Lane, Lancaster PA was picked up on an outstanding warrant.




OCCURRED 6/26/2016 1824 HRS

Reporting person / employee at the listed location stated that an female approximately 35 years of age had been assaulted.  It was not know where the assault had taken place.




OCCURRED 06/27/2018 BETWEEN 0200 HRS AND 0300 HRS

Reporting person stated his black in color Samsung Galaxy cell phone was stolen from him while he slept near the fountain on the SW corner of Penn Square, Lancaster, PA.




OCCURRED 06/27/2018 0851 HRS

Reporting person/victim stated between the listed date and time her Women’s purple Trek mountain bike with a blue coil lock and black helmet was stolen from inside her unlocked garage.




OCCURRED BETWEEN 06/27/2018 2000HRS AND 06/28/2018 0045 HRS

Reporting person/victim (property ower) stated that the rent money from his tenant that he had locked in his safe was missing. Warren Osborn III, 44, of the 300 block of W Lemon St, Lancaster, PA was arrested and charged with one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking (M1).

Lancaster Jury Convicts Man Of Sexual Abuse Of Pre-teen Girl

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A Lancaster County jury recently convicted a man of sexual abuse of a pre-teen girl between 2013 and 2017.

Rafael Saez, 33, was convicted of eight of the nine charges filed against him regarding abuse at a Lancaster city home.

The jury deliberated about seven hours before deciding the case on June 27, according to Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield, who won the conviction.

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright, who presided over the trial, will order sentence after a background check and an evaluation of whether Saez will be deemed a “sexually violent predator.”

Seven of the eight charges are felonies. The jury returned a not-guilty verdict to a count of rape of a child.

Saez is being held at Lancaster County Prison on $750,000 bail.

Lancaster city police Detective Sgt. Jimmy Mummau filed charges.


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Here are a couple of reminders about the parade tomorrow and related concerns:


If you’re planning on placing chairs, blankets, etc. along the route, you’re permitted to place these items as follows:

Areas with parking meters: 3 hours before the parade (3:30 PM)

Areas without parking meters: 5 hours before the parade (1:30 PM).

Please be courteous about this and understand if these items are placed ahead of time, they may not be there when you come back.


The parade route is the same as last year (see map), North Broad Street > East Main Street > South Locust Street > East Marion Street > South Broad Street (ends at square). The parade will start at 6:30 PM.


Please plan your route and allow extra time to travel in and around town. Between the road closures, detours and increased foot and vehicle traffic, it will take longer than normal to navigate around town and some downtown roads will not be available to you.


Street parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Many local business and organization parking lots are opened to the public. Parking is also available at the Borough’s lot on North Water Street. You may find it easier to park away from downtown and walk a short distance in.

Lancaster Man Charged Following Low Speed Chase; Drug Possession

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Larry Jerome Rowe, III, M/33, of Lancaster, PA, was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin / Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer / Tampering With Evidence / Possession of Marijuana Arrest, 4:25 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, Lititz Pike at Murry Hill Drive  following a traffic stop incident. According to a release issued by Manheim Township Police Department, “An officer on patrol observed Rowe’s vehicle traveling north on Lititz Pike.  Rowe’s vehicle had illegal window tint applied to it.  When the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to yield to the officer and a low speed pursuit was initiated.  The vehicle traveled north on Lititz Pike, east on East Roseville Road, and south on Oregon Pike.  While traveling along Oregon Pike, the driver was seen throwing blue glassine baggies from the vehicle.  These baggies are used to package and store heroin.  Rowe was stopped on Oregon Pike at Eden Road after getting stopped by a red traffic signal.  Rowe was arrested for Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.  During a search incident to arrest, officers found four (4) blue glassine baggies containing heroin and $2,655.00 in cash on his person.  Officers also located thirteen (13) blue glassine baggies of heroin and one (1) plastic baggie containing loose marijuana on Oregon Pike where Rowe was seen throwing the bags from his vehicle.  He was processed and taken to Central Arraignment.”