Teen Hero Chris Garcia On Rescue Of 5-Year-Old Abduction Victim: ‘My Mom Always Said To Help People’

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When Chris Garcia was younger, he wanted to be a police officer or an FBI agent.

“It’s really cool to crack cases and be a good person,” said Chris, who accomplished both feats July 11 when he helped save a 5-year-old girl after she was abducted from outside her grandmother’s home in Lancaster Township.

Now the 13-year-old has career aspirations that include being a pro football player or a mechanical engineer.

But he will always be a good person, thanks to his upbringing.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/874775_Teen-hero-Chris-Garcia-on-rescue-of-5-year-old-abduction-victim—My-mom-always-said-to-help-people-.html#ixzz2Zn78iZIZ

Ohio Police Chief Says More Bodies Could Be Found

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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Searchers rummaging through vacant houses in a neighborhood where three female bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags should be prepared to find one or two more victims, a police chief said Sunday.

Police Chief Ralph Spotts told the volunteers to brace themselves for the smell of rotting bodies and to look out for trash bags that might conceal a body.  He declined to elaborate on his comments about the possible additional victims.

When asked about Spotts’ remark, East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said authorities have “lots of reasons” to suspect there are more victims, but he refused to say why.

A 35-year-old registered sex offender in custody is a suspect in the deaths, Norton said.  The suspect, who was arrested Friday after a police standoff, has indicated he might have been influenced by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was convicted in 2011 of killing 11 women and sentenced to death, Norton said.

Read more:  http://www.timesleader.com/news/news/693363/Ohio-chief-says-more-bodies-could-be-found

Police: We Weren’t Notified About Sex Offender Who Is ‘Person Of Interest’ In Lancaster Abduction Case

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A convicted pedophile who authorities have called a “person of interest” in last week’s abduction of a 5-year-old girl in Lancaster Township failed to check in with state police earlier this year as required under Megan’s Law.

Harold Leroy Herr, 73, was supposed to visit police between April 28 and May 7, but did not, according to Southern Regional police.

He is required by law to check in with police four times a year for his 1990 conviction involving the kidnapping and rape of a 5-year-old girl.

Herr was arrested Friday in Conestoga Township, where he lives, and was charged with violating the Megan’s Law check-in requirement, a second-degree felony.  He’s being held at Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/872654_Police–We-weren-t-notified-about-sex-offender-who-is–person-of-interest–in-abduction-case.html#ixzz2ZE6AZouH

Lancaster Teen Temar Boggs Hailed As A Hero In 5-Year-Old’s Abduction

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Temar Boggs had a feeling he’d find the 5-year-old girl who was abducted Thursday in Lancaster Township.

He was right.

Boggs, a McCaskey freshman who lives in Gable Park Woods, had been hanging out with a friend at nearby Lancaster Arms apartments and helping move a couch when a man came by asking if they’d seen a missing girl.

They hadn’t, Boggs said, so they went to watch TV.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/872026_Lancaster-teen-Temar-Boggs-hailed-as-a-hero-in-5-year-old-s-abduction.html#ixzz2Z8QWS7e5

DA Says Parolees Dumped In Berks

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Glad the Berks County DA is saying enough already.  Seems like the “powers that be” target certain communities to be a dumping ground for what nobody else wants in their back yard.  Residents of Pottstown and Norristown know this very well!  

District Attorney John T. Adams said Berks County is becoming a dumping ground for out-of-county sex offenders who have completed their state prison sentences.

Adams wrote a letter to Michael Potteiger, chairman of the state Board of Probation and Parole, asking that the department stop paroling sex offenders from other counties to Berks.

Another concern he raised was that so many were being paroled to the New Person Ministries halfway houses in Reading and Cumru Township.

Many of the sex offenders, he said, have committed crimes against minors, including rape.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=491616