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     The below important information regarding the Allan Wayne Hess murder investigation was posted on the Lancaster Police Website today (click here).  Please check your TV if you think this could be yours (the picture of the TV above is also from the police update):
     Alan Wayne Hess Homicide Updated Information
     Additional Information: 04 February 2013
    Sometime during or after the homicide at 248 W. Walnut St. Apt. A 1st floor a television had been stolen from inside the apartment where the incident occurred. Stolen was a Toshiba 40″ LCD flat screen television 1080p/60hz resolution Serial #: 16T69178K1. The television was valued at $530.00.
     If anyone has purchased a similar television, Lancaster City Police are asking to check the serial number of the television.  Anyone with information on this incident or the television is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Nate Nickel at (717) 735-3358 or Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913. You can also click the Submit a Tip button on our website or  Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411. Tipsters may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.
     This comment in today:
     There was a double shooting Friday night and we didn’t hear about it until Monday afternoon. Why is the public not informed of these things faster? It was a drive by shooting. As usual, they are reviewing false sense of safety coalition cameras and big surprise, no arrests or suspects yet.
     Yes, there was a double shooting (click here for the LNP article, “Two men shot in city”).  You raise excellent questions.  What is taking so long to get this information out and how long does it take to check the cameras?  Will we hear anymore about this double shooting?  Will LNP follow-up?

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  1. kmb says:

    You can actually View the Lancaster Community Safety Coaltion website and view their “successes”. If you add all violent crimes captured compared to violent crimes committed, the numbers come to less than 1% of the time. To further my argument, violent crimes have actually risen since their installation. That totally debunks the deterrent mythes. However, they do an excellent job of alerting police to people drinking alcohol in public and people matching descriptions of potential probation violators and others who have warrants. LNP invested a substantial amount of money in them and of course Gray had to go back on his word and use taxpayers dollars to fund them. Anything for his real BOSSES.

  2. kmb says:

    The cameras are nothing more than just another pathetic attempt to turn Lancaster City into a major tourist destination. Problem is very simple. What entertains Mayor Gray and the few he actually represents DOES NOT entertain anybody else. There is nothing to do in the city. They’ve closed virtually every night club down. They emphasized art which for even the art lovers, once they seen the one block of Gallery Row, they’ve seen enough. Lancaster has become a joke. We just need that stupid convention center to fail and maybe residents will agin become a priority.

    • Becky says:

      You know where this camera stuff really hit home with me – it was the murder of the young man at the Budget hotel on Rt. 30 – and I mean no disrespect – I would have to look up his name and the details – but I was told there are cameras everywhere in the lot where he was killed. And sure enough when they arrested his alleged killer they referenced the camera footage. How often does that happen in Lancaster with all those cameras everywhere?

  3. I wonder... says:

    I wonder what percentage of serious crimes that happen within visual range of a surveillance camera are actually recorded? The cameras can only take pictures of one direction at a time, and they are not manned 24/7.

    It is likely that the ONLY reason for the surveillence cameras is to provide a false sense of security for visitors to the downtown hotel and convention center.

  4. huh? says:

    It’s almost been a month since he was murdered. That TV is long gone. I can understand the concept of the first forty-eight hours being the time that the detectives aggressively work the case, but a month to post this information?

    About those surveillance cameras. Most places I’ve lived that have been invaded by these cameras get the footage on the local news asap. Seems like Lancaster is a prime “gun and run” municipality.

    • Becky says:

      huh? I agree about the TV but I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt and that for some reason they just learned this information! It still might be helpful if someone bought this TV in the last month or so from someone in the street, a friend, etc. and it matches the make and size they should check the serial number of course!.

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