CRIMINAL MISCHIEF INVESTIGATION - SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS TOWER - FULTON TOWNSHIP - LANCASTER COUNTY

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Pennsylvania State Police, Troop J – Lancaster Barracks responded on 06/20/2020, when an employee from the Lancaster County Communications Center received a discharge alarm from a satellite on an emergency communication radio tower located at 1699 Slate Hill Road, Fulton Township, Lancaster County, PA. 

A maintenance technician responded to the said location and observed multiple bullet holes in the satellite. 

It was determined the satellite was struck approximately 200 times and audio surveillance captured the sound of gunfire just prior to the alarm activation. 

Video surveillance showed no actor(s) within camera view; however, multiple brass casings and shotgun shells were discovered approximately 100 yards west of the tower. 

The value of the damage to the satellite approximately $5,000. 

Any persons with information on this incident are asked to anonymously contact Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107

All callers to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that leads to an arrest, the solving of a crime/cold case or the location of a wanted person/fugitive or missing persons.

All information is accurate as of Release Date.  

Media Release #2810

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

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