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December 24, 2012

Morning Briefing | Tips lead police to suspect in child rape

LANCASTER — Police in Lancaster County say a man is behind bars on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl.

Southern Regional police said a tip from a citizen led them to 34-year-old Phillip Lee Langley, 34, of New Proidence.

He is accused of sexually assaulting a girl multiple times in Conestoga Township from November 2011 to May 2012.

Police had been looking for Langley for several days. They say he was arrested without incident Sunday in Providence Township and is in Lancaster County Prison on $500,000 bail.

Langley is charged with rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor. All are felonies.

Police say he is already registered in the Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law database as the result of a prior offense in Cecil County, Md.

 

Police find 'mobile meth lab' in Walmart lot

POTTSVILLE — Shoppers doing some last-minute Christmas shopping at a Walmart in Schuylkill County came across an unusual scene.

Members of a state police emergency team say a van was stocked like a mobile methamphetamine lab.

Saint Clair police discovered the Ford Windstar about 5 a.m. Sunday while investigating a hit-and-run crash in the Walmart parking lot.

They say 39-year-old Felix Ferrer Jr. of Reading, was found sleeping inside the van that was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Police arrested him and the drug team removed the hazardous meth-making materials.

Ferrer is facing felony drug charges from his arrest in Schuylkill County. Police say he also has bench warrants from drug charges in Berks County.

The Wal-Mart store stayed open during the ordeal but an area surrounding the van was closed off.

 

Remains are those of missing man, 80

MERCER — A coroner has confirmed that human remains found by a hunter earlier this month in Mercer County are those of an elderly man reported missing in the summer.

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