Sheriff’s Report

Sheriffs’ Reports

Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie this week reported misdemeanor charges against five individuals.

An Old Bethel Road man, 27, was charged June 26 with failing to appear on a traffic charge.

A Washington Street woman, 54, was charged June 26 with causing a phone to ring to annoy another.

A New South Road man, 35, was charged June 27 with driving while license is suspended or revoked.

A Mosquito Point Road woman, 25, was charged June 27 with failing to appear in court.

A Levelfields Lane woman, 43, was charged June 29 with failing to appear in court on traffic charges.

Activity report

June 25: Staff responded to Steamboat Road and Seafood Lane for a large truck blocking the roadway, to Tom Morris Drive and Weems Road for an injured deer; to the 200 block of Mallard Lane to check the welfare of a resident after receiving a report from a family member, to the 700 block of Goodluck Road for a trespasser; to Peake Road for illegal dumping of debris, and to the 100 block of Harris Road to assist the Kilmarnock Police Department (KPD) with a combative person.

June 26: Staff responded to the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge for debris in the highway causing a traffic hazard, and to Monaskon Road for gunshots discharged in the nighttime.

June 27: Staff responded to the 2900 block of Lara Road for three suspicious men walking around a private residence, to the 300 block of North Main Street for the report of a civil complaint involving a towed vehicle, to a walk-in report of a felony worthless check, and to Courthouse and White Chapel roads for a vehicle blocking the highway, resulting in the arrest of an intoxicated driver.

June 28: Staff responded to the 100 block of Greentown Road for larceny of prescription narcotics, to White Chapel Road for larceny of a cell phone, to the 1100 block of Slabtown Road for the theft of fireworks from an outbuilding, and to Twin Branch Road to assist the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) on an undetermined incident.

June 29: Staff responded to Browns Store and Beanes roads to assist NCSO with an undetermined incident, to the 300 block of Chesapeake Drive for vandalism, to the 500 block of Johns Neck Road for gunshots discharged in the nighttime, to Mary Ball Road in Lancaster for a reckless driver, to the 800 block of Light Street to assist emergency management services (EMS) with entry into the home of a patient, and to the 100 block of Holly Haven Road to check the welfare of an elderly couple after receiving a report from a family member.

June 30: Staff responded to Old Orchard and Griffins Landing roads for larceny of a road sign by two juveniles, to the 5200 block of Mary Ball Road for a suspicious male peering into vehicles, and to the 8600 block of Mary Ball Road for a verbal dispute.

July 1: Staff responded to the 500 block of Southport Lane to assist KPD with a domestic disturbance, to Norris Bridge for pedestrians running in the highway, to Norris Bridge for tire debris causing a traffic hazard, to the 600 block of Benson Road for a parental abduction of a child, to Norris Bridge for a side swipe hit and run traffic crash, to the 400 block of North Main Street to assist KPD with a trespasser, to the 7800 block of River Road for theft of laundry baskets, to the 100 of Laurel Road for a child custody issue, to the 1100 block of James B. Jones Memorial Highway for gunshots in the nighttime, to Mary Ball Road near Kilmarnock for a reckless driver traveling on the wrong side of the four lanes, to Gaskins Road for a person lying in the highway, to Chase Street and Waverly Avenue to assist KPD with a domestic assault, to Buzzards Neck Road for a reckless driver, and to the 900 block of Beanes Road to assist NCSO with a criminal warrant service.

Staff also conducted 34 traffic stops, issued 15 summonses, assisted eight motorists, recorded three deer strike accidents, handled a call for traffic control, investigated seven building alarms, processed a mental health order, logged an inmate transport, received 17 E911 hang-up calls, and fielded three calls for animal control service.

Fire calls

The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department responded with the Upper Lancaster VFD to a vehicle and field fire on Mary Ball Road, an undetermined fire on Rocky Neck Road and a burn smell in residence call on Merry Point Road.

The Upper Lancaster VFD also responded to a traffic crash on Mary Ball Road and a gas leak on River Road.

The White Stone VFD responded to a lift assistance request on Joyful Way.

Northumberland County Sheriff James R. “Doc” Lyons this week reported felony charges against six individuals.

Joshua Burchett, 23, of Mollusk was charged June 22 with a capias to show cause issued from the Northumberland County Circuit Court for failing to obey a court order.

William Samuel Diller Jr., 27, of Kilmarnock was charged June 25 with breaking and entering at night-time and trespassing after being forbidden to do so.

Thomas Franklin Smith, 43, of Gywnn was charged June 25 on a capias to show cause from the Northumberland County Circuit Court with failing to be on peace and good behavior on prior charges from Northumberland County by obtaining new charges in Matthews County. Smith was arrested by Middlesex County.

Geri Shavon Jackson, 37, of Kinsale was charged June 26 on a direct indictment from the Northumberland County Multi-jurisdictional Grand Jury with distribution/sell for profit a Schedule I or II drug and possession with intent to sell/distribute the same. The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.

Joshua Burchett, 23, of Mollusk man was charged June 26 on a capias to show cause from the Northumberland County Circuit Court with violating a court order.

Dontay N. Davis, 28, of Heathsville was charged June 26 on a capias to show cause from the Northumberland County Circuit Court with failing to obey a court order.


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