Sheriff’s Report 7-03-19

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


George Walter Gaines, 62, of Lancaster was charged June 30 with driving a vehicle after having been declared a habitual offender, second offense.


A White Stone man, 54, was charged June 24 with using a phone to communicate profane or threatening language.

A Lancaster man, 29, was charged June 24 with petit larceny, less than $500.

A White Stone man, 20, was charged June 26 with contempt of court: failure to appear.

A Woodbridge man, 59, was charged June 29 with driving while intoxicated.

Activity report

June 24: Staff responded to White Chapel Road for a disabled vehicle in the roadway, and to the 200 block of Spencer Lane to check the welfare of the resident after receiving a report from a friend that had no contact for days.

June 25: Staff responded to the 100 block of Holly Haven Road for the theft of jewelry, and to White Stone for illegal narcotics.

June 26: Staff responded to the 100 block of Waterman’s Way for possible vandalism.

June 27: Staff responded to Mary Ball and Pinckardsville roads for a vehicle pursuit by law enforcement, to Windmill Point Road for debris in the highway causing a traffic hazard, and to the 300 block of Meyers Drive for vandalism.

June 28: Staff responded to the 300 block of Buzzards Neck Road for a disorderly person, to Scott and Ocran roads for a single-vehicle traffic crash, to the 100 block of The Lane for a civil issue involving possession of property, to the 100 block of Gill Road for a possible trespasser, to the 3500 block of Lara Road for a single-vehicle traffic crash, and to the 3900 block of White Chapel Road for a suspicious vehicle.

June 29: Staff responded to the 200 block of Methodist Church Road for a civil dispute, to the 4700 block of Windmill Point Road for a trespasser, to Windmill Point Beach for suspicious activity that may involve alcohol, to the 200 block of Lampkintown Road to assist the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office with a fight in progress involving several people, to the 300 block of Campbell Road for loud music, and to the 1200 block of Chesapeake Trail for trespassers.

June 30: Staff responded to the 300 block of Hickory Road for a domestic disturbance involving a weapon, and to Merry Point Road for gun shots and the damage of highway signs.

Staff also conducted 59 traffic stops, issued 34 summonses, assisted a motorist, recorded two deer strike accidents, handled three requests for traffic control, investigated two building alarms, logged two inmate transports, received 13 E911 hang-up calls and fielded three calls for animal control service.

Lancaster fire calls

The White Stone Volunteer Fire Department last week responded to a structure fire on Hill Crest Lane in Urbanna to assist the Middlesex County Volunteer Fire Department, and traffic crashes at Ocran and Scott roads as well as Windmill Point Road.

The Kilmarnock VFD responded to traffic crashes on Waterbury Road and on James B. Jones Memorial Highway, a carbon monoxide alarm on Norwood Street and a brush fire on Devils Bottom Road.

The Upper Lancaster VFD responded to a traffic crash on Lara Road.

Lancaster EMS calls

For June 23-29, the Kilmarnock-Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad and Lancaster County Emergency Services responded to 29 calls for service, including 12 medical emergencies, eight injuries, five traffic accidents, a fire and three other calls.