New Holland Police Reports

New Holland Police report that they responded to a minor single vehicle hit-and-run that occurred on June 2 at 7:53 p.m. at the intersection of South Kinzer Ave. and Airport Rd. in Earl Twp. The actor was driving a green Lexus and lost control of their vehicle, traveling off the roadway and hitting a road sign. The sign was damaged and the driver fled the scene.

New Holland Police responded to 403 S. Custer Ave. in Earl Twp. for a two vehicle accident on June 6 at 3:15 p.m. Michael Willoughby, 58, of New Holland was traveling north on S. Custer when Jennifer Soto, 29, of Lancaster, stopped at the intersection of Orlan Rd. and S. Custer Ave., did not see his vehicle and pulled out into the intersection. Consequentially, her vehicle struck Willoughbys. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene and Willoughby sustained injuries. Soto will be cited for duties at stop signs.

New Holland Police report that on May 7 at 11:15 a.m. they responded to a report that a 14-year-old male student from West Earl Twp. was throwing a knife into the ground on school property during an outside free period at Garden Spot Middle School. No threats were ever made to any students and it was also reported that no students were in close proximity to the individual with the knife. The juvenile was arrested and charges were filed with the Magistrate District Justice.

New Holland Police report that on May 28 at 10:37 a.m. they conducted a warrant service at District Justice Hartmans office at 745 East Main St. in New Holland. The arrested individual, Santa C. Allen, 44, of New Holland, was determined to be at the office for an earlier arrest. He was found to have two outstanding bench warrants from Lancaster County Sheriffs Department for probation violation. He was taken into custody and turned over to the Sheriffs Department.


New Holland Police responded to a 2 vehicle, no-injury crash on May 30 at 12:56 p.m. The accident occurred at the intersection of East Earl Rd. and Ranck Rd. in Earl Twp. Tristan Hoffman, 25, of Gordonville was pulling out from a stop sign and did not see an approaching vehicle operated by Helen Leibee, 19. Minor damage was done to the front of both vehicles. No charges were pressed.

New Holland Police responded at 3:27 p.m. on June 3 to a burglary which occurred from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. at a residence on the 400 block of E. Main St. in New Holland Borough. The resident told police that a male approached him claiming to be a contractor. The resident stated that the man told him that he wanted to see his property line in the backyard so that he could install a fence for the residents neighbor. The resident spoke with the man for several minutes. Upon returning to his residence, he noticed several items that had been rummaged through. The resident noticed a gold wedding ring and gold necklace missing from his home. The resident believed that someone entered the house via the backdoor while he was conversing with the male in the front yard of the residence. An investigation is ongoing.

New Holland Police responded to a 3 vehicle accident at 800 block of North Railroad Ave. in Earl Twp. At the aforementioned location on May 18 at 7:12 p.m., a red vehicle traveling southbound at the above location was passing a tractor trailer operated by Preston Newcomer, 54, of Mount Joy. While attempting to get back into her lane because of approaching traffic, the operator of the red vehicle struck the side of Newcomers tractor trailer. The red vehicle also sideswiped the vehicle of Aubrey Steffy, 83, of Akron. The white female operating the smaller red car, which would have side and front bumper damage, stopped to look at the damage to her vehicle before getting back in and fleeing the scene.

**UPDATE**----New Holland Police report that they are filing charges with the Magistrate District Justice against 34-year-old Jessica M. Heilman of Denver, Pa. for the hit-and-run accident that occurred on the 800 block of North Railroad Avenue in Earl Twp. on May 18. The charges include an M-3, accident involving damage to attended vehicles, charge and summary offenses for driving under suspension, a no-passing zone violation and duty to give information and aid.