District Attorney Craig Stedman was busy with the US Attorney today so there has been no update on the murder of Tony Torrellas on April 27th. I will follow-up next week.
The Manor Township Police Department has a long post today on their Facebook page about two dogs they found. It begins above and ends per the below. You can read the entire post here. If the owners can’t pay the fees, how will they pay the fines? Oh, my.
Have a safe and happy Friday.
Update on our sweet and friendly pit bulls. The owner has been located and the pair have been identified as Bella and Lilly. The owner cannot pay the fees and costs to retrieve the dogs and refused to forfeit them so they could be adopted. We have no choice, by law we must turn them over to either a humane society or association for the prevention of cruelty to animals. So, they have been transported to the PSPCA in Lancaster.
They have been great guests of the Police Department, but we are not setup for long term care of dogs. We have requested that the PSPCA have Bella and Lilly adopted out together, because they will have a very hard time if separated.
There is an interested party that has already made contact to adopt them. In case that falls through, check with PSPCA in the middle of next week if you are interested in adopting them, contact the PSPCA at 717-917-6979. The owner of the dogs will be cited for several violations of the dog law and will face hefty fines.
Thanks for all the comments, assistance, and compassion that was shown for these two wonderful animals.
* LNP spoke with Gregory Dow in December. At that time he was living and Manheim. He said he was innocent, and that the villagers invented an elaborate scheme to kick out his family. From today’s LNP story, “Lancaster County man federally indicted on sexual assault charges while running children’s home in Kenya,” (click here). Yes, you did, LNP reporter Lindsey Blest and my response was this: “LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH A CHILD” and began with the below (click here for the full post on this site).
IF YOU COULD SOLVE MURDERS!
Posted by retired Lancaster Police Detective Chris DePatto on the Lancaster Bureau of Police Facebook page under their post about the July 4th shooting (click here for the press release).
Apparently with all of these recent unsolved murders and law enforcement holding a press conference to blame the public, DePatto is serious and we’re waiting for someone to explain to the public how and why a man who shot another man in the torso is walking free. And every time I see DePatto’s name I think of the horrific, unsolved murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor. He was one of the first detectives at the scene and of course, he signed the Affidavit of Probable Cause and also asked that it be sealed for 60 days. As a reminder, click here for the full Affidavit of Probable Cause in her unsolved murder and please check back later today.