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     PennLive has an interesting feature, “These people were charged with crimes in central Pa. yesterday,” (click here).
     And one of those listed today is Santino Aviles. Can someone please explain to me how District Judge Mary Mongiovi Sponaugle set his bail at $50,000 unsecured? The bail situation in this county is outrageous and there will be much more tomorrow.
—  UPDATE —  According to his docket, David Smucker’s status conference scheduled for today was continued again until September 19th (see below).



     At approximately 2030 hrs. a male walked in to the lobby of the Lancaster Bureau of Police station and told the Desk Sergeant that he had been involved in the shooting that occurred on S. Franklin St. The male surrendered a firearm that he had been carrying on his person when he entered the station. The male, a 48 year old resident of Lancaster, was held at the station and later interviewed by Detectives. 
     The male that came in to the station was released shortly before midnight. This case is still under investigation and no charges have been filed as of the time of this press release.
From the police press release about a man shot in his torso on July 4th (click here).
     People are just shooting people in Lancaster, going to the police and telling them a story and being released! Did anyone know it was this easy to shoot someone and get away with it? At least they kept his gun this time. I wonder how many more he has at home?
     Along with Tony Torrellas, who was shot multiple times, we’ll await DA Stedman’s explanation on this shooting.

**   Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth approved the request that reduced Smucker’s bail to $500,000 unsecured and allowed him to be moved to Whispering Hope, a Cumberland County rehabilitation facility for Plain Sect men.
From the LNP article, “Caernarvon Township man charged with sexually assaulting 4 girls moved from prison to rehab facility due to health issues,” (click here).        

*     David Smucker, charged with 24 counts of felony abuse of children, was scheduled to have a status conference before President Judge Dennis Reinaker this morning at 9:00 am.


Tony Torrellas

From last week’s LNP article, “3 Lancaster city homicides unsolved because witnesses won’t cooperate, officials say,” (click here).      

     You have two days, Stedman. We’re waiting.
Please check back later today. 


  1. Anonymous says:

    Huh: I am sure Craig Stedman is pissed off about that timing, too. The best he could come up with before the superior court election was that b.s. DNA facial model.Timing is everything when you are a corrupt d.a. running for judge.

  2. huh? says:

    Each and every situation you cite is an absolute mess.

    I guess they delay airing the video tapes because they hope someone walks in and confesses. So they can declare a win.

    How many YEARS did it take for them to release the Erma Kaylor tape?

    The DA is so caught up in drooling over that judgeship that the hell with justice. I’m only surprised that he didn’t hold on to the DJ Freeze results until right before the election.

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