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    Posted on June 16th, 2012 Becky 8 comments

    REED & STEWART:
    SENTENCES MODIFIED

        I am waiting on information regarding Harry Rodriguez-Colon (see below), so I will come back to that and the May 16 murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor in her home tomorrow. Today, some other things I learned yesterday.
        Judge Joseph Madenspacher did modify the sentences he imposed on Lauren Reed and Troy Stewart in January of this year. They were the two charged with Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse on a Person Unconscious and Conspiracy to do so stemming from the death of Scott McQuilkin in July of 2010 in Reinholds. In what they described as a “prank,” they inserted a drumstick in his rectum while he was passed out.
         Madenspacher cut their sentences in half.
        Responding to Post Sentence Motions filed by their attorneys, he made the sentences for the two counts run concurrently, instead of the previously ordered consecutively. So instead of a minimum of 10 years in prison, each now must serve a minimum of five-and-one half years.
        The Order for both Reed and Stewart reads:
        AND NOW, this 29th day of May 2012, the sentence in the above captioned case is hereby modified as follows: Count two (2) is to run concurrent with Count one (1). The Clerk of Courts shall file a modified DC-300B.
    WHO SEALED THE WARRANT?
        While, in the Clerk of Courts Office, I asked for the name of the Judge who sealed the search warrant in the murder of Erma Kaylor. They sent me to the District Attorney’s Office where everyone seemed surprised and confused. A nice woman did assist me and said anyone who knew was not in the office and to send my request in the form of an email. I will do that and keep you informed. And, yes, the Judge’s name who sealed it is absolutely public information.
    LESSONS FOR HARTMAN & SIMMS!
        Speaking of public information, Lancaster County’s District Judges need to be updated on what is public information and what is required to obtain it!
        To Carmen in Judge Cheryl Hartman’s Office: You can not black out the victim’s information on a Complaint. She is over eighteen and it was not a sexual assault. It is public information and I will verify that with Court Administration.
        Several notes to Judge Richard Simms’ Office: 1) I do not know why you needed to copy my driver’s license in order for me to obtain a Complaint and I will again check with Court Administration. These are public documents and who I am and why I want it is not relevant to your providing me with the information I request.
        2) Could you please speed up your service? Everyone I spoke to who was waiting to be assisted said they always wait almost a half hour to be helped. And these are people who are coming to make payments!
        3) Is there air in the lobby and could you turn it up? Not only do you have to wait, but it’s unbearably hot while you do so.
    QUALITY OF LIFE
        One of the women I met in Simms’ office was there to pay a fine she received because her grass was over six inches high. It struck me that the City is issuing numerous fines on these “quality of life” issues, while the most important issue, residents feeling safe and secure in their homes, is being ignored by Mayor Gray. I sent him several emails regarding the unsolved, brutal murder of Erma Kaylor this week and have not received a response.
        I stopped in to see him on Friday but learned he was on vacation for the week. So hopefully he’ll respond on Monday. I also dropped off two Right-To-Know requests while I was there and one pertains to Harry Rodriguez-Colon. As noted immediately below, within three-and-a-half hours, the police made a statement to the Lancaster Newspapers regarding his injuries.
    There will be much more tomorrow…

     

    8 responses to “A WHOLE LOT OF JUDGING!”

    1. They do all kinds of illegal things in DJ offices in Lancaster County. No surprise there. Lancaster County thinks it is special and that no one is supposed to ask questions or expect they have a right to public records.

      Each DJ seems to make his or her own rules. One office might give you access to records with no problem at all, and at another, they will treat you like a criminal and refuse access.

      This county and many of its public officials act as if it doesn’t have to follow state or federal laws because it has gotten away for years with its own little “Old Boys’ Network” type system.

      I was in one DJ’s office and the DJ acted as if she personally owned the records there.

      I heard her on the phone calling the court administrator, nervously asking what to do. I could hear through the paper thin walls. She literally used the word “stall” when talking to the court administrator, obviously determined to keep the records from being seen.

      It is still the early 1900s in Lancaster County.

    2. Madenspacher kinda did the right thing. Two yrs would be about right for the prank they pulled. How the hell were they to know Scott helped himself to somas that night and added wild turkey? His father never should of dropped him off at that house and none of this would of happened. Finally some small bit of justice in good old lancaster co. Now find the killer of Erma Kaylor.How long is that going to take?

    3. Speaking of justice…when is the gal who gave Scott permission to use her pills, and her place gonna be charged? Our neighborhood was in fear for a while, we only knew there was a suspicious death..no info from the police..now..the same thing is going on regarding this gals death in her neighborhood. What is going on around here?? Yikes! And..TJ is correct. It is absurb how each DJ”s office has different rules. It is so true, this is an old boys network..and they make sure they use that to their advantage..not ours.

    4. Was wondering the same thing suzieq.She is just as responsible as the other two, if not more.Her mom is somebody special, so she’s off the hook.I’m just amazed at the court system in lancaster co.

    5. Don’t be just amazed by it here in Lancaster; it’s everywhere. This country is falling apart. Priority in law enforcement is given to some of the most mundane b.s. I’ve ever seen. And I’m not blaming cops, nor am I cop bashing. I blame the central governments in cities, states and at the federal level that place projects like seatbelt enforcement and sobriety checkpoints at the top of the list. Drive down Route 30 any given day of the week, or any highway for that matter. Do see an overwhelming amount anti-crime billboards? Probably not. But you can get dizzy reading all the “buckle up” signs. Sure seatbelts save lives, and sure DUI enforcement has its place. But I am tired of reading headlines that say, “Police arrest 15 for DUI at city checkpoint.” Or, “350 motorists were cited for speeding during Pedal to the Metal campaign.” Instead I want to read, “Police arrest 35 for gun violations;” or, “Police arrest 20 for assault during undercover patrol.”

      Take some of the officers out of uniform and out of marked police cars. Put them in military style BDUs and undercover cars. Then have them patrol the streets looking for crime. Hey, if I can drive down water street in my P.O.S. car and stumble across crime, so can the cops. And speaking of strange schit: what’s up with the cops on horses? They crap on the sidewalk and all the cops do is sit there talking to tourists. That’s great community relations and all, but those two officers would be better served FIGHTING CRIME!! And pick up the dang turds off the sidewalks, it’s disgusting.

    6. Refton man: Some good thoughts there. It’s always been my impression that the Lancaster area has embraced a lot of those inane laws because it gives residents a false sense of security.

      It’s almost a joke in some circles about those signs you see when you drive into Pa. They are all subtitled, “It’s the law.”

      You almost expect a sign that says “Welcome to Pennsylvania. Enjoy your visit. It’s the law.”

      So, while they are busy threading camels through eyes of needles, they are letting the very rich get away with a lot and they don’t have the resources to track down and arrest the 22 murderers still on the streets. People go on Lancaster Online and other message boards and you’ll find fifty comments about adhering to a stupid law and that the offender shouldn’t be given any slack or they dare see any shades of grey. In major incidents such as the elderly veteran being tazed to death… all the proclaimers will hit the forums and give not an inch to the fact that the police were ill-equipped to have any sort of compassion or understanding of mental illness. The group thought is pretty much ‘he had it coming to him.’

      When the man from Africa committed a non-violent crime of theft, and later was able to commit suicide in the holding cell, you’ll not see an ounce of complex thinking; but rather ‘he got what he deserved.’

      And yet, you won’t see a comment about all the unsolved murders. Or suspicious deaths. You’ll see a full page spread about cops who get honored for a murder investigation despite the fact that the kid’s father turned him in.

      On the other hand, a few paragraphs will be given to a heroic man who saved the lives of children by scaling the roofs of rowhouses on fire to do so. You won’t read about how the family is doing nor will you read about progress on investigating Olga’s firey murder and death.

      You’ll see all sorts of claptrap extolling Dale High and the rest of the money grabbers who ripped Lancaster off for that second concrete disaster on Penn Square. And since the vast, vast majority of newspaper subscribers don’t live in the city, they can tsk tsk tsk the bad African, do an ‘out of sight; out of mind’ when it comes to the convention center and hotel, and barely a blip will register regarding a real hero (I’ve seen much less bravery honored on national television). If his last name had been Armstrong, High, Steinman, ad nauseum, the LNP would have probably published a book about him.

      And when a store blows up downtown after two murderous arson fires, is there ever a follow up as to the cause? Nah… Might draw attention to all the other unsolved and tabled crimes.

    7. Thanks for the excellent comments. I just received an email stating I missed an unsolved city murder on July 13, 2011. That makes it nine unsolved murders since Chief Sadler’s watch began four years ago!

    8. And don’t even get me started on the cameras that are run by a shadow group that the LNP refuses to shine the light of day on. And everywhere you ask, you’re told that “we know nothing” in their best Sergeant Schultz impression. People who have these cameras trained on their windows have nowhere to go to get any answers.