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UPDATE – I have the answer on Domonic Bowers per the Manheim Township Police Department: He will be mailed a summons. The four charges against him are all misdemeanors.
     Today is a busy day. There will be more on this and Casilda Barrera de Rodriguez tomorrow.

 —  LNP Managing Editor Tom Murse: Could you have one of your reporters ask the District Judge why this man with a prior criminal record was “released to a family member” (click here)? What does that mean? Was a bail amount set?



****    He was processed and released to a family member.
From the Manheim Township Police Press Release, “Bowers, Domonic R – (1) count Simple Assault and 1 additional charge,” (click here).
     The man is 23-years-old. What does “released to a family member” mean? I cannot find this docket (he has others) but it looks like another case of it’s good to be white in Lancaster County!


***   Two days before the charges against Casilda Barrera de Rodriguez were filed, DA Stedman, who is running to be a Lancaster County Judge, was bragging about his office and issued an “editorial” titled, “1 in 5 Lancaster Co. Cases Enter Diversion Programs for Expungement, Reductions,” (click here).


      The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this investigation and approved the charges. Barrera de Rodriguez is presumed innocent. On August 6, 2019, Barrera de Rodriguez was arraigned by MDJ Hamill and remains free on $5,000 unsecured bail. 
    From the Ephrata Police Department press release on CrimeWatch (click here).
    She is charged with a third degree felony for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


*    An interesting poll by Franklin & Marshall College and released this morning. Complete poll results are here.



     This was a big story on all media outlets yesterday (click here to read the above).  Let’s take a look at it. 
Please check back later today.


  1. Ellen Pee says:

    WOW! Poor little didums wrist must have an owwie on this one. Who’s he related to?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off topic, but. Any update on Amish child molester David Smucker?

  3. huh? says:

    Thank you rules for those guidelines. I’m glad to know that PA enacted them. But do all homeowners follow them?

  4. Ellen Pee says:

    Hard to say when woopie pie stories hit the front page.

  5. huh? says:

    Municipalities ought to enact and enforce laws that require childproof fencing around backyard pools. How many stories have we read about children falling in and drowning with zero charges for the home owners?

    No one should walk away from a three year old in a pool. But how many near drownings have gone under the radar?

    • rules says:

      Here are the requirements for Pennsylvania as a whole:

      Any body of water more than 24-inches deep is considered a pool and must meet required safety standards.

      All pools must be fenced on all sides with a structure at least 48-inches high.

      For above ground pools: The sides of the pool, if 48 inches, may be considered the fence. A removable or locking ladder is required, and it must be removed or locked when the pool is not in use.

      For in-ground pools: All fence gates must be self-closing and latching. A house may be used as the fourth side of the fence, but all doors leading to the pool area must have an audible warning device if no other gate or door is between the house and the pool. A power safety cover may also be used.

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