The Christmas season is a stressful time of year, whether it is the pressure of family, financial stress, or socializing and consumption of alcohol. These factors all have a major impact on the rate and severity of domestic violence. The highest levels of domestic violence occur over the Christmas holidays. It is the most stressful time of year for victims because they are forced to spend longer periods of time with their abuser and less likely to be able to contact support agencies for advice.
If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence situation please don’t hesitate to reach out for help.
Strasburg Area Woman’s Club received a special event permit to hold their annual “Christmas on the Square” program on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in front of Massasoit Hall (7 East Main Street) on Strasburg’s Center Square.
Commonwealth v Kenynn Pattillo: Bizarre and dangerous behavior earlier this year, the result of synthetic marijuana usage, resulted in Kenynn Patillo's recent appearance before Dauphin County Judge John F. Cherry. Deputy District Attorney Andrew J. Jarbola commented: “This case really goes to show you the profound effects synthetic marijuana has on users. In this case alone, Pattillo was observed under the influence multiple times running in traffic and engaging in dangerous behavior. We have also seen a tremendous increase in synthetic marijuana use and synthetic marijuana overdoses. Hopefully, the sentences imposed by Judge Cherry, along with the stringent probation conditions combined with the great work already done by Dauphin County Pre-Trial Services, will allow Pattillo to rehabilitate himself and his addiction and help him transition into being a productive member of society.”
Originally on November 20, 2015 West Shore Regional Police took a theft report occurring at the Wine & Spirits Store located at 1200 Market Street in Lemoyne Borough. The victim reported setting his cellular phone down and it was then taken. Officer(s) are attempting to identify the male in the red sweatshirt as he is observed taking the phone on video. The male was observed arriving with the female in the picture also.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect, is asked to contact West Shore Regional Police at 717-238-9676.
November 24, 2015- Commonwealth v Darwin Comer: On November 24, 2015, Darwin Comer received a state prison sentence when he appeared before the Dauphin County Judge John F. Cherry and pleaded guilty to charges including Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Operating Privileges Suspended or Revoked for DUI. Comer's inability to give up driving, and drinking for that matter, resulted in the stiff penalty handed out by Judge Cherry.