The Latest for Berks and Lancaster 01/12


>>The Latest

(Undated) - Here's the latest news:  Prosecutors say the ex-fiancé of a Lancaster County woman has been charged after he allegedly stalked her for a month and threatened to kill anyone seen with her after she broke up with him. A Pottstown has been arrested and charged in the robbery of a Rite-Aid store in West Philly as a convicted felon. The Reading City Council has approved an ordinance that will help provide renovations to First Energy Stadium home to the Reading Fightin' Phils of the Double-A Northeast league.

>>Ex-Fiancé Arrested For Stalking, Lurking At Woman's Home And Texting Hundreds Of Times

(Elizabethtown, PA) -- Prosecutors say the ex-fiancé of a Lancaster County woman stalked her for a month and threatened to kill anyone seen with her after she broke up with him. Andrew T. Fellenbaum was charged Monday with burglary, stalking, loitering and harassment because of his alleged actions since the couple ended their engagement in early December. Elizabethtown police said in an affidavit that the ex-fiancée provided investigators with 750 screenshots of text messages Fellenbaum sent her. He allegedly said he would kill anyone else he saw with her, because "no one could have her if he could not," according to the affidavit.

>>Pottstown Man Charged in Rite-Aid Robbery in West Philly

(Reading, PA) --  U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams says Patrick Harrison, who is 39 and from Pottstown, has been arrested and charged in the robbery of a Rite-Aid store in West Philly. He's been charged as a convicted felon with a Hobbs Act robbery count for using a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. Harrison is alleged to have robbed the pharmacy of the store in November of last year and fled after stealing around 600 dollars. Because of his record, if he's convicted of the robbery, he faces a maximum life sentence.

>>Woman Wanted for Allegedly Stealing from Weis Market in Lancaster

( Manheim Township, PA) -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 44-year-old woman from Lancaster who they say stole multiple items from the Weis Market store on Millersville Pike. They say Desiree M. McDonnell was observed stealing nearly two-hundred-35-dollars' worth of merchandise from the store after she used a self-checkout lane and failed to pay for several items. When confronted, she reportedly argued with store employees and fled. 

>>Reading Council Hears Plan for Parking Authority During Snow Events

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading City Council has introduced a proposed ordinance that outlines a plan of action for the Reading Parking Authority to follow during every snow storm. Nathan Matz, the RPA's executive director, says the change will codify a plan for the parking authority to offer free parking in designated parking garages during snow events. He says the idea is to keep parking spaces open in places like downtown where people will still be able to get to stores to shop. Residents would be required to move their cars off the streets to a designated parking garage until the snow has been removed from the street and the no-parking signs are removed.

>>First Energy Stadium to See Repairs Stemming from Use of Federal Funds

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading City Council has approved an ordinance that will help provide renovations to First Energy Stadium. The plan allocates three-million-dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act funds for renovations at the ten-thousand seat facility. The stadium is home to the Reading Fightin' Phils of the Double-A Northeast League. In 2006, it was voted the second-best place to see a baseball game by "Minor League News." 


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