Day: January 23, 2019

12/24/2018 – 01/6/2019

FRAUD

12/24/2018 00:00

STOVERSTOWN

Fraud report in the 5700 block of York Rd.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

12/24/2018 07:49

FOX CHASE

 

Possible structure fire in the 2200 block of Fox Chase Dr

 

 

PUBLIC

 

12/24/2018 09:47

HOPE WAY

Notifications in the 6400 block of Hope Way

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

12/24/2018 12:33

SEVEN VALLEYS

Erratic driving complaint on Seven valleys rd

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

12/24/2018 13:29

COLONIAL VALLEY

Disabled 18 wheeler on Colonial Valley rd.

 

 

THEFT-$50 TO $200-ALL OTHER

12/24/2018 15:14

SOUTH MAIN

 

Theft report in the first block of S Main St.

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

12/24/2018 15:20

PALMER

Ambulance assist at 4100 blk of Palmer

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-RESIDENCE

12/24/2018 19:01

HOFF

Alarm in the 6300 block of Hoff Road, Heidelberg Township.

 

 

LOST & FOUND – MISSING ADULT MALES

12/24/2018 23:17

 

BLOOMING GROVE

Found person at 5800 blk of Blooming Grove Rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

12/25/2018 13:30

MESSERSMITH

 

Assist person in the 3500 block of messersmith Rd

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

12/25/2018 14:35

EAST RAILROAD

Suspicious vehicle on E Rail Road St

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/25/2018 15:17

MYERS

Ambulance assist in the 2700 block of Myers Rd

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/25/2018 20:16

 

YORK

Assisted ambulance in the 5800 block of York Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/25/2018 20:32

YORK

Assisted ambulance in the 5600 block of York Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

12/26/2018 12:56

 

NORTH CHURCH

Verbal argument between mother and son in the 5800 block of N. Church St, MT

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

12/26/2018 13:33

NORTH ROHRBAUGH

Suspicious circumstances in the 3900 blk of N Rohrbaugh Rd, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH

12/26/2018 17:41

SHARODEN

 

Mental health call in the 3800 block of Sharoden Drive, North Codorus Township.

 

 

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF – ALL OTHER

 

12/26/2018 18:23

WALTERSDORFF

Criminal Mischief in the 5300 block of Waltersdorff, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

12/26/2018 22:49

N MAIN

fight in the 100 block of North Main Street, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

12/27/2018 01:00

STOVERSTOWN

 

Field contact in the 1900 block of Stoverstown, North Codorus Township.

 

 

TRAFFIC ACC. INVOLVING PROPERTY

12/27/2018 05:35

 

YORK

Single vehicle accident in the 6800 block of York Road, HT

 

 

PUBLIC

12/27/2018 07:06

WEST SIDE

Police notification on Westside Ln

 

 

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

12/27/2018 08:35

LINEBORO

 

Hazard road conditions on Lineboro Rd

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

12/27/2018 10:25

TUNNEL HILL

Ambulance assist in the 3600 block of Tunnel Hill Rd

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/27/2018 11:58

GLENVILLE

Ambulance assist on Glenville Rd.

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

12/27/2018 15:25

PARK

 

Landlord tenant dispute in the 1800 block of Park Rd

 

 

FRAUD – CREDIT CARDS, ATM

12/27/2018 16:42

 

E THIRD

Fraud report at 25 E Third Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

12/27/2018 17:17

STOVERSTOWN

 

Vehicle accident in the area of Stoverstown and Bentz Roads, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – OTHER

 

12/27/2018 19:18

SINSHEIM

Struck deer in the area of Sinsheim and Pine tree, Manheim Township.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

12/27/2018 20:56

STORMY HILL

Suspicious person in the 5600 block of Stormy Hill Rd.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

12/28/2018 08:23

BLOOMING GROVE

 

Disabled vehicle on Blooming Grove RD

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

12/28/2018 09:11

 

STOVERSTOWN

Disabled 18 wheeler in the 1800 block of Stoverstown Rd.

 

NON-CRIMINAL-WIRES, TREES AND POLES

12/28/2018 11:29

YORK

Damaged Verizon pole in the 6300 block of York Rd.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

12/28/2018 11:44

N MAIN

 

Trespass complaint in the 400 block of N Main St

 

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

12/28/2018 19:11

STOVERSTOWN

Suspicious circumstance at 2000 blk of Stoverstown Rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/29/2018 07:44

LIECHEYS CHURCH

 

Medical emergency in the 5500 block of Lischey’s Church Road, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT – OTHER ACC. INVEST.

 

12/29/2018 10:29

EAST

Hit and run on Northeast St. at East College Ave., Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

12/29/2018 10:31

 

MAIN

Two vehicle reportable crash on South Main Street at West Church Street, Spring

Grove Borough.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

12/29/2018 10:40

YORK

Erratic driver on York Road in the area of Iron Ridge Road, Heidelbeg Township.

 

 

 

TRAFFIC RELATED – OTHER TRAFFIC

12/29/2018 11:03

SMOKETOWN

 

Property damage reported in the 5500 block of Smoketown Rd caused by a large

truck

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

 

12/29/2018 18:00

OLD JOSEPH

Disturbance at 3800 blk of Old Joseph Rd

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-ST. LIGHT OUT, ST.

12/29/2018 18:47

SEVEN VALLEYS

 

Sign down at intersection of Seven Valleys At Green Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/29/2018 22:51

N PINE

Ambulance assist at 400 N Pine Ave

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC

 

12/30/2018 01:52MACKENZIE

Police information at 3000 blk of Mackenzie

 

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

12/30/2018 02:15

SEVEN VALLEYS

Suspicvious person at 1400 blk of Seven Valleys Rd

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ALARMS-BUSINESS

12/30/2018 09:12

N MAIN

 

Business alarm in the 200 block of N Main St

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/30/2018 11:45

 

COPENHAVER

Medical emergency in the 4800 block of Copenhaver Road, Manheim Township.

 

 

 

SIMPLE PHYSICAL ASSAULTS

12/30/2018 14:18

LINEBORO

Mental health crisis in the 6800 block of Lineboro Road, Menheim Township.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

 

12/30/2018 15:23

N MAIN

Harassment reported in the 400 block of N Main St

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

12/30/2018 16:03

N MAIN

Harassment complaint in the 400 block of N Main St

 

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – REPORTS

12/30/2018 16:28

N MAIN

 

Report of a deer that ran through the plate glass windows at the old Marley

Gross Ford Dealer building.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/30/2018 18:28

 

DUBS CHURCH

EMS call in the 1800 block of Dubs Church, Manheim Township.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-MISCELLANEOUS

12/30/2018 20:36

CANNON

 

Service call in the 3700 block of Cannon Lane, North Codorus Township.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

12/30/2018 21:11

THOMAN

Suspicious circumstance in the 6100 block of Thoman, Heidelberg Township.

 

 

 

HARASSMENT

12/30/2018 22:00

PAMADEVA

 

Domestic in the 6400 block of Pamadeva Road, Heidelberg Township.

 

 

HARASSMENT

12/30/2018 22:00

PAMADEVA

Domestic in the 6400 block of Pamadeva Road, Heidelberg Township.

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

 

12/31/2018 10:22

INTERSECTION

Family issues in the 7300 block of Intersection Road, MT

 

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

12/31/2018 12:57

PACKINGHOUSE

Check the welfare in the 500 block of Packinghouse Road.

 

 

 

 

LOST & FOUND – LOST ANIMAL

12/31/2018 13:55

TUNNEL HILL

 

Report of a lost dog in the 3900 block of Tunnel Hill Road, NCT

 

 

 

TRAFFIC OFFENSES

12/31/2018 14:00

 

N MAIN

Road rage incident involving a flagger in the 100 block of N. Main St, SGB

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

12/31/2018 14:26

WALTERS HATCHER

EMS call in the 4500 block of Walters Hatchery Road.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-911 HANG UP

 

12/31/2018 19:04

NOSS

911 hang up call in the 2000 block of Noss Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

12/31/2018 19:42

THIRD

Domestic located at 25 East Third Avenue, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

12/31/2018 20:46

BENTZ

Assist fire department in the 4700 block of Bentz Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

01/01/2019 03:30

SOUTH WATER

 

Domestic in the area of South Water Street, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/01/2019 06:28

 

LITTLE JOHN

Suspicious circumstance in the 4000 block of Little John Dr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

01/01/2019 08:51

ZIEGLERS CHURCH

EMS call in the 4400 block of Zeiglers Church Rd.

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/01/2019 10:33

EAST COLLEGE

 

Criminal Mischief in the first block of E College Ave.

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – REPORTS

01/01/2019 18:51

DAYS MILL

Animal complaint in the area of Days Mill and Heindel Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

01/01/2019 21:26

SOUTH MAIN

 

Dispute in the area of S. Main St, Spring Grove

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

01/02/2019 07:59

 

EMIG

Ambulance assist in the 1500 block of Emig Rd.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST ANIMAL

01/02/2019 10:32

RIDGE

Horse loose in the 2400 block of Ridge Road, Manheim Township.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT

01/02/2019 11:30

WOOL MILL

 

Assist fire department in the 5800 block of Wool Mill Road, Manheim Township.

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST MOTORIST/DISABLE

 

01/02/2019 15:47

GREEN VALLEY

Disabled vehicle on Green Valley @ Myers Rd

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

01/02/2019 15:49

MACKENZIE

Ambulance assist at 3000 blk mackenzie Ln

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

01/02/2019 16:12

ARNOLD

 

Disturbance at 1800 blk of Arnold Rd

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

01/02/2019 19:27

JAMESTOWN

Domestic in the 1900 block of Jamestown Lane, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

01/03/2019 07:10

LAUREL WOODS

 

Ambulance assist in the 900 block of Laurel Woods Ln

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

 

01/03/2019 08:57

INTERSECTION

Non criminal complaint in the 7300 block of Intersection Rd.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

01/03/2019 14:27

SOUTH MAIN

Assist other agency at 100 blk of S. Main St

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

01/03/2019 15:23

GROTHEY

 

Domestic at 4000 blk of Grothey Rd

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/03/2019 16:25

 

SOUTH EAST

Suspicious person report at 100 blk of S. East St

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC & PARKING PROBLEMS

01/03/2019 17:53

WEST HOKE

Traffic related incident at 100 blk of W. Hoke St.

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/03/2019 18:43

  1. THIRD

Suspicious person reported in the first block of East Third Avenue, Spring

Grove Borough.

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

01/04/2019 08:45

LAKEVIEW

Non-criminal other in the 400blk of Lakeview Dr. Manheim Twp

 

 

 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS – OTHER

01/04/2019 08:49

YORK

 

Animal complaint in the area of York Road and Menges Mill Road.

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

 

01/04/2019 10:25

INTERSECTION

Disturbance in the 7300 block of Intersection Road.

 

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICES – ASSIST PERSON

01/04/2019 10:45

GREEN VALLEY

Assist person in the area of Green Valley Rd and Seven Valleys Rd, North

Codorus twp

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

01/04/2019 11:19

WEST HIGHLAND

 

Assisted Tri-Community ambulance in the area of W Highland Ave, Spring Grove

 

 

 

PUBLIC

01/04/2019 12:26

 

JEFFERSON

Police incident other in the 1600blk of Jefferson Rd, North Codorus Twp

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

01/04/2019 13:42

N MAIN

Disturbance in the first block of N Main Street.

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/04/2019 13:43

NOSS

 

Suspicious circumstance in the 1800blk of Noss Rd, North Codorus twp

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

 

01/04/2019 15:05

N MAIN

Suspicious person in the 400blk of N. Main St, Spring Grove

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/04/2019 15:08

WEST HOKE

Suspicious circumstance in the area of W Hoke Street and Chestnut Street.

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/04/2019 17:59

STOVERSTOWN

 

Suspicious activity reported inteh 1800 block of Stoverstown Road, North

Codorus Township.

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

01/04/2019 18:04

 

YORK

Non reportable vehicle accident in the 5600 blcok of York Road, North Codorus

Township.

 

 

DRUG INVESTIGATION

01/04/2019 19:28

CONFIDENTIAL

Drug investigation in Manheim Township.

 

 

 

DISORDERLY CONDUCT-DISTURBING THE

 

01/04/2019 20:25

SOUTH MAIN

Disorderly subject in the 100 block of South Main Street, Spring Grove Borough.

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-DOMESTIC

01/04/2019 20:47

ALDINGER

Domestic in the 3600 block of Aldinger Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

 

THEFT-$200 & OVER-ALL OTHER

01/05/2019 09:30

LILY SPRINGS

 

A Manheim Twp man reported three unauthorized ATM withdrawals from his checking

account.

 

 

FRAUD – CREDIT CARDS, ATM

01/05/2019 12:07

THIRD

Theft in the first block of E Third Avenue.

 

 

 

DEATHS – UNATTENDED

 

01/05/2019 13:05

SLAGEL

Death in the 2100 block of Slagel Road.

 

 

 

ACCIDENT INVOLVING NONINJURY

01/05/2019 15:12

OLD HANOVER

Non-reportable vehicle accident in the area of Old Hanover Rd and Menges Mill

Rd, Heidelberg Twp

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/05/2019 17:35

INTERSECTION

 

Suspicious circumstances in the 7300 blk of Intersection Rd, Manheim Twp.

 

 

DEATHS – UNATTENDED

01/05/2019 21:49

 

AMBAU

Unattended death in the 5700 blk of Ambau Rd, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

SUSPICIOUS

01/05/2019 22:22

STORMY HILL

Suspicious persons in the 5500 Stormy Hill Road, North Codorus Township.

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-JUVENILE

01/06/2019 03:45

STOVERSTOWN

 

Juvenile disturbance in the 2000 blk of Stoverstown Rd, North Codorus Twp.

 

 

 

 

DISTURBANCES-OTHER

 

01/06/2019 09:54

N MAIN

Neighbor dispute over a commonly shared walk way between two homes in Spring

Grove Borough

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL – FIELD CONTACTS

01/06/2019 10:35

HIGH ROCK

Field contact in the 700 block of High Rock Road.

 

 

 

 

NON-CRIMINAL-OTHER INVESTIGATIONS

01/06/2019 11:00

OLD JOSEPH

 

Domestic situation in the 3800 block of Old Joseph Road, NCT

 

 

 

PUBLIC

01/06/2019 11:11

BROWNSTONE

Police information in the 2200 block of Brownstone Lane.

 

 

 

 

SERVICE CALL-ASSIST AMBULANCE

 

01/06/2019 14:15

MARBURG

EMS call in the 1300 block of Marburg Road.

 

 

 

 

THEFT-$200 & OVER-FROM BUILDINGS

01/06/2019 16:30

INTERSECTION

Theft in the 7400 block of Intersection Road.

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December 2018 Minutes

SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL POLICE BOARD

December 12, 2018 – 7:00 PM

 

Meeting called to order by Chairman M. Bollinger at 7:00 pm. The following were in attendance:

  1. Shearer, R. Lint – N. Codorus Twp.
  2. Bollinger, T. Frock – Heidelberg Twp.
  3. Miller, S. Stambaugh – Manheim Twp.
  4. Hilt, R. Whyland – Spring Grove Borough
  5. Bean – Chief of Police
  6. Nickell – Police Administrator
  7. Tilley – Solicitor

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: W. LeFever, a resident of North Codorus Township (NCT), asked if any progress has been made that will allow the NCT supervisors to represent the majority of the NCT residents and stay with Southwestern Regional Police. M. Bollinger replied that there is a lot going on behind the scenes.  Some of the Police Board members met with some of the police officers this evening; the Board will be hearing some ideas from the Chief to cut costs; there is movement forward to try to get some reconciliation.  L. Miller asked W. LeFever how she knows she represents the wants of the majority of the NCT residents.  She replied that she has spoken with hundreds of residents, and the great majority wants to stay with the police department.  She realizes there are individuals that do not want to stay.  J. Rebert, a resident of NCT, stated that he went on the police department’s website and saw the minutes for August and September, but not October. Also, the financial reports were not on the website at all and he could not find the Chiefs Notes or the calls for service.  Chief Bean stated that the company that used to maintain our website no longer offers that service so we had to totally revamp the website using another company and the October minutes and the crime stats just haven’t been posted yet.  We have been working with the new company for (4) months, and he expects everything to be up-to-date within the next 30 days.  V. Nickell stated that when the Board voted to start posting the minutes on the website the approval was for the minutes only, not the financial reports or the Chief’s Notes.  J. Rebert asked if he could obtain the financial reports if he submitted a Right-To-Know request; V. Nickell replied yes.  J. Rebert asked how many vehicles the department has; Chief replied (9) – (7) patrol vehicles, (1) Chief vehicle, (1) Detective vehicle.  J. Rebert stated that years ago there was a Reserve Fund started that was 10% of the budget, where is that listed on the budget?  V. Nickell replied that it is not a line item on the budget; it is a separate bank account that is listed in the Treasurer’s Report.  He then asked if we utilize that bank account to pay bills.  V. Nickell replied that there are times when funds are transferred on a temporary basis until the quarterly payments come in from the municipalities.  The Board is informed at the board meeting when this occurs, and it is reported in the Treasurer’s Report.  The funds are put back into the Reserve Fund as soon as all the quarterly payments have been received.  He then asked if the “Letter of Agreement” was still in effect between the municipalities that the Police Board would approve transfers before funds were used out of the Reserve Fund.  V. Nickell replied that years ago the Board passed a motion allowing the Chief to approve temporary transfers, with the Board being informed at the following Board meeting.  This was done due to the need to be able to make timely transfers when funds are needed at the end of the quarter.  He then asked about the traffic enforcement, he saw a lot of disparity between the municipalities last month.  Chief Bean explained that NCT was 150 hours short, and to make up the time the officers concentrate patrol time to make up the hours, resulting in more tickets and warnings.  Heidelberg was over in hours, so they have less time committed to patrol, resulting in less traffic enforcement.  J. Rebert stated he had some other concerns regarding NCT being shorted on time, but he did not want to take the time during the meeting to continue discussing it; he was satisfied with the Chief’s explanation.

 

MINUTES: Review of the minutes of November 14, 2018.  Motion by L. Miller, second by B. Whyland to approve the minutes as presented.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT: (Attachment A) Treasurer’s Report was presented. R. Shearer stated that we are now tracking the legal fees for the withdrawal of NCT, and we show $1,564 for last month.  The regular legal fees are listed at $195; he doesn’t remember an invoice ever being that low before.  There was an extended discussion about this invoice, with the following points being made:

  • In researching the history of our legal fees for 2018, R. Shearer found that they range from $800 – $4800.
  • W. Tilley explained that the only regular charge for last month was attending the Board meeting and reviewing the documents for said meeting; the rest of his time was spent on researching the NCT withdrawal.
  • The invoices are paid before the Police Board gets to see or approve them.
  • R. Shearer asked why there is a separate line item for the NCT withdrawal. W. Tilley explained that you need to keep track of these expenses in accordance with the Articles of Agreement. In an effort to be transparent, he had spoken with V. Nickell and decided to create a separate line item.
  • W. Tilley stated that he has completed most of his work on the NCT withdrawal, so he thinks that will probably be the highest invoice we will have.
  • R. Shearer doesn’t think it was appropriate for W. Tilley to decide to make a separate line item for this expense; it should have been brought before the Board.
  • R. Shearer stated that the March invoice for $4800 listed work done on research of a municipality withdrawing – at that time he asked who had requested that research, as he doesn’t believe anyone on the Board had requested it. It is his understanding that when a solicitor does something that costs the Board money the Board should agree on what was done, especially when the legal budget is currently at 176% for 2018.
  • W. Tilley stated that he was given (4) tasks to complete by the Police Board, of which he completed (3); the legal fees for October include this work.
  • The hourly fee for attending the meetings is $195. The October invoice is for a total of (1) hour charged to regular legal fees due to the fact that most of the meeting was in Executive Session to discuss the NCT withdrawal. He doesn’t think the items discussed in public session were charged to the NCT withdrawal.
  • R. Shearer stated he is going to listen to the minutes and see how long the public meeting was. V. Nickell stated that the invoice charged .20 hours to review documents for the Board meeting and .80 hours to attend the meeting.
  • R. Shearer stated that the Board approves the bills after they are paid; they are just “rubber-stamping” them. W. Tilley stated that if there is a dispute over a paid invoice a credit can be issued.

Motion by R. Whyland, second by L. Miller to approve the Treasurer’s report as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

CHIEF’S REPORT:

 

Chief stated there were 336 calls for service in November; year-to-date 3,800. We average around 4,000 and may be a little higher than that this year.  There were 214 traffic stops and 36 criminal charges were filed on 21 offenders.  There weren’t any questions regarding the crime stats.

 

Chief introduced Dr. Kirsten Witherup, the professor from York College who is in charge of conducting the resident survey. Chief explained that he had reached out to York College in the spring of 2018.  He felt the department has been doing really well, and it was time to see what the community’s opinion was.  York College conducted a survey for us once before, several years ago.  A copy of the proposed survey was e-mailed to the Police Board members a couple of weeks ago.

Dr. Witherup explained the following:

  • York College has conducted similar surveys for Spring Garden Township and West York Borough police departments.
  • The proposed survey includes a cover letter and (4) pages of questions.
  • The survey includes both close-ended and open-ended responses, which they believe will be valuable for the type of feedback we are attempting to obtain.
  • The first section addresses demographics, giving an understanding of who the responders are.
  • Section two looks at community safety. Responders rate community safety issues on a scale of 1-5. These types of questions are throughout the survey, essential to aggregating the number count and having a numerical statistic to provide with regard to community feedback. There are also some open-ended responses – i.e., what can the department do to make them feel safer? This type of question gives a more textured understanding of how the community feels and what they want.
  • Section 3 explores topics of police professionalism and areas for improvement.
  • Section 4 addresses resident interaction with the Department and satisfaction with said interaction.
  • Previous experience has proven that it would be unreasonable to send the survey to all 18,000 residents of our municipalities. You need a representative random sample of the population. For example, the National Crime Victimization (NCV) survey uses a subset of the population and generalizes it back to the population of the United States using a random sampling. Everyone has an equal and known chance of being selected to participate in the NCV survey, and they use a rotating design of households. They survey 60,000 households of the more than 300 million people living in the United States.
  • We want to survey a subset of our population to say that if anybody in the population were given this survey they would answer in a similar fashion. In calculating the sample size, they will need to send out 1500 surveys to get 377 (25%) responses back. This allows them to look at a margin of error +/- 5%. She thinks this will be a good way to reach our residents and get the feedback we are looking for.
  • If we do not get 377 responses the feedback will still be valuable; this is why the survey includes the open-ended responses.
  • The Board had the following questions:
  • R. Whyland asked her to expand on how the feedback will be valuable if we don’t get the 377 responses. Dr. Witherup said the margin of error would be 6-7 % instead of 5%; it wouldn’t have as much statistical power, but would still be statistically valid.
  • R. Whyland asked how significant the Part 1 (demographic) questions are. Dr. Witherup stated these are important so that when the findings are reported back to us we know the demographics of the population surveyed. He then asked if we know what the demographics of the population are today. Dr. Witherup stated she would get that information from Chief Bean; then she would be able to ascertain how closely the subset of the population surveyed matches it.
  • L Miller stated he appreciates the effort behind the survey, but in Manheim Township it won’t do any good. They do not question whether the department is doing a good job; the question is whether the service provided is worth the cost. He doesn’t see any questions that address that. Dr. Witherup referred to the last full paragraph on page 1 of the survey, it states the average cost per person per year ($113), so they do get a picture of what they are paying. She then asked if Manheim Township would like to see more questions regarding cost. L. Miller replied that there is a lot more that he would like to see on the survey; it currently does not represent the concerns of the Manheim Township residents. Dr. Witherup stated that the survey can be changed, and encouraged the Board members to contact her, providing her e-mail address to them. L. Miller stated his Board would discuss the survey at the next Manheim Township meeting and send her feedback regarding changes and/or additions they would like to have made.Chief explained that donated funds will be used to pay for mailing the surveys out. Dr. Witherup stated that recipients of the survey are asked to fill them out and send them back within two weeks. Her colleague, Dr. Verrecchia, herself, and a team of student researchers will then enter all the information into a database from which they will compile a report, which she can come back to the Board and present. She expects to have the results by the end of April. L. Miller asked how the 1500 mailings will be divided up amongst the municipalities. Chief replied that it would be by the percentage of the budget they pay, i.e., 48% of the 1500 would go to NCT residents. He obtained a computer listing of all the property owners in our municipalities from the County. In order to know the percentage of surveys returned from each municipality, one of the questions on the survey needs to be “which municipality do you reside in?”. R. Shearer asked if renters would be included – no, only the addresses of the property owners were provided. L. Riebling, Manager of Manheim Township, asked if the 1500 addresses will be manually pulled from the list provided by the County. Chief replied that the addresses were already randomly pulled by the computer.   R. Whyland expressed concern that those renting would not be included, as this is an important demographic and should be included in the mailing. Chief stated that he needs to confer with Dr. Witherup and make sure they aren’t sent to property owners that are not actually living in our jurisdiction. R. Lint asked if the survey was being conducted because of the withdrawal of NCT; he agreed with L. Miller, the survey does not address the reason NCT is withdrawing. Chief replied no, he started planning it back in March. R. Lint stated that it is important for the residents to understand that the results of the survey as presented will not convey the residents’ opinion on the issue of the cost of the police department. Chief stated that Dr. Witherup will customize the survey to whatever the Police Board wants and it can address the cost of the department. The Board will see the survey again before it is mailed out. W. LeFever encouraged the supervisors take the survey back to their board members and critique it very hard. It is an excellent opportunity to find out what their residents want and they need to make sure the questions they want answered are included.Chief’s Notes (Attachment B): The Chief’s Notes were presented as attached with the following additional comments:
  • The Board will be going into Executive Session (ES) to discuss how to reduce costs. It needs to be discussed in ES due to the fact that the discussions will include personnel issues.
  • Accidental Shooting at Santander Bank – Since the last Board meeting the officer has been criminally charged in the aforementioned. The charging documents clearly state there was no ill-will on the part of the officer. The DA has all of the information and will meet with the officer’s legal representative; they need to figure out where to go from here. Chief expects a swift resolution. Shortly after the charges were filed the Loudermill hearing was conducted and the officer was taken off administrative leave with pay and placed on administrative leave without pay.
  • The Department website is still in the process of being updated. It is extremely important that as much information be available as possible.
  • The Department received a $100 donation from the Hanover Exchange Club and 100 stuffed animals from PetSmart for Santa to distribute at the SG Community Center Christmas Breakfast.
  • Chief transported 250 pounds of prescription drugs from the drug drop-box in the lobby to the solid waste authority for safe, proper disposal.
  • Press Release – At about 11:30 on the night before Thanksgiving a resident on W. Highland Avenue in Spring Grove Borough called 9-1-1, stating there were two suspicious males walking through their yard. Officers found the suspects; one at Rutters and the other in the parking lot of Kennie’s Market. They had 35 stolen items in their backpacks, to include a handgun. Items were stolen from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood. Chief encouraged Board Members to stress to their residents to always call 9-1-1 any time they see suspicious activity, and to always lock their vehicles.
  • R. Shearer asked why the Board is discussing the cost cuts in ES and not in public. Chief stated they will be discussing personnel issues. Cost cutting methods have been discussed in public in previous months’ meetings, this is new information and involves personnel.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

2019 MMO – V. Nickell had distributed information regarding the 2019 Uniform Pension MMO last month. The Board will discuss it during Executive Session and vote on the MMO after reconvening into Public Session.

 

Municipal Attorney Recommendations

  • L. Miller stated that he expressed his concern last month with how W. Tilley had handled some issues, and is now concerned with the fact that he did not have the Real Property Agreement. R. Whyland is the one who brought attention to this agreement and he thinks Stock & Leader should have had it on-file.
  • W. Tilley explained that the Real Property Agreement is no longer a Department contract. The way the Real Property Agreement is structured, is that once the building was paid for and they received the deed (in 2007) the Department had no further involvement at all. It is an agreement the municipalities would have on-file because it is their individual obligation, not an obligation of the Department.
  • When R. Whyland brought it to his attention he made sure all the Board members were aware of it. At this point, it is not a Department contract; that is why it wasn’t on his radar. He was looking for agreements where the Department would either receive some kind of benefit or have an obligation to pay something out.
  • R. Whyland stated that the SGB manager, A. Shaffer, is the one who actually discovered it.
  • W. Tilley stated that he went back and researched all the documentation regarding the purchase of the building, it was a fairly complicated transaction. Kinsley did the transaction in a way to minimize the tax consequences of the sale. He researched everything to make sure there was no obligation on the part of the department, and he is satisfied that there is not
  • M. Muir, Manheim Township Supervisor, stated that the main reason the agreement was done this way was so the building wouldn’t have to go out for bids.   That is why they leased the building for a short amount of time.
  • M. Bollinger stated that this is a very relevant document, and he expressed great concern that it was not brought forward by W. Tilley last month. According to the Agreement, the remaining municipalities have ten (10) years to pay NCT back their share of the building (tentatively $480,000 + interest). Stock & Leader should have had the document in our file.
  • W. Tilley explained that it was not in our active file because the departmental obligation was fulfilled in 2007 and at that time the Agreement was archived. He doesn’t think anybody keeps copies of agreements that are no longer applicable.
  • R. Shearer stated that NCT has a lot of documentation that Stock & Leader doesn’t have, and they shouldn’t be surprised by some of the things that come to light if they go through with the withdrawal.
  • M. Bollinger stated that if the Board decides to retain a different attorney, it will cost an estimated $10,000 – $20,000 just to get them up to speed. B. Hilt stated that she discussed this with SGB Council and they also think it will cost too much to have another attorney/law firm take over.
  • R. Shearer asked when is it ever a good time to replace legal counsel. He would rather have someone come in now and get up to speed so we do not have these issues with our legal counsel in the coming year.
  • M. Bollinger stated he was unable to attend the Heidelberg Township meeting. He requested N. Markle (Township Treasurer) to ask their Board at the meeting and to get back to him if they had a suggested replacement. To-date she has not gotten back to him, so he assumes they want to stay with W. Tilley.
  • L. Miller stated that he posed the question to the MT solicitor. After conducting his due diligence, their solicitor stated that he does not think a replacement is needed. He also said it would be costly to replace legal counsel at this point. That being said, their solicitor also stated that if the MT Board of Supervisors has lost confidence in present legal counsel, they need to act accordingly.
  • R. Whyland suggested this be tabled until the 2019 budget and cost concerns have been resolved. He agrees that it would be too expensive to hire a new attorney.
  • M. Bollinger stated that W. Tilley is “on notice”, and things need to be more transparent moving forward.    
  • Meeting adjourned at 9:32 pm.
  • Board reconvened into Public Session at 9:30 pm. Motion by R. Whyland, second by L. Miller to approve the 2019 Uniform Pension MMO with a 5% contribution from the officers.
  • Meeting adjourned into Executive Session at 8:15 pm to discuss personnel issues, with action to be taken on the 2019 MMO when reconvened into Public Session.
  • V. Nickell stated the department received (2) Right To Know requests from R. Shearer since the last meeting, one for the officers’ schedule and one for the audio of last month’s Police Board meeting. She wanted everyone to be aware that this information is available.
  • R. Shearer asked for an explanation of the decision from the State Ethics Commission regarding NCT being recused from future Executive Sessions due to a conflict of interest. M. Bollinger replied that they did not say yes or no. With that said, he apologized for the fact they were recused from ES two meeting ago, and in future he does not see any reason why NCT cannot participate in ES when discussing the possible withdrawal. The rest of the Board agreed with this assessment.
  • OTHER ITEMS:
  • 2019 Animal Control Service (ACS) Contract – V. Nickell stated the ACS contract with Michelle Klugh is the same as last year, with no increase to the retainer fee ($1,225). She clarified that in addition to the retainer fee she also charges for her time and mileage when she goes out on a call. Motion by L. Miller, second by S. Stambaugh to approve the contract for ACS in 2019 from Michelle Klugh. Motion carried unanimously.
  • NEW BUSINESS:
  • Motion by R. Whyland, second by L. Miller to table the discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

Submitted by:

 

V. Nickell

Police Administrator

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