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State police: 2 suspects in custody in Gettysburg

There are 45 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jul 3, 2013, titled State police: 2 suspects in custody in Gettysburg. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Check back for details. Police are responding to an incident in downtown Gettysburg, and Wellspan spokesman Barry Sparks said Gettysburg Hospital is on lockdown based on a suggestion from Gettysburg police.

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f133710rd

United States

#43 Sep 10, 2013
Church Trip wrote:
I just got back from one of the biggest nightmares in my life!! I escorted 20 3rd graders along with 3 others adult chaperones to Gettysburg. What a perfect place to celebrate America's birthday. So we thought!!!!!!! Mini bus surrounded buy dozens of cops helicopters machine guns...... Are we in Kabul!!! I don't know what happened in this getto town but I have children now that need counseling. Parents are furious at me asking why I would take the trip to that town anyway. They are acting like this is My fault!! My job is on the line!!! Plus word of a lawsuit!! What a getto dump! One trip to Gettysburg and my life is ruined
I was near there, but not in town. I heard about it from the Park Rangers, they warned us not to go into town. It set me aback, I'm thinking that this is crazy, how could things be this bad in a historic area? Just reading back several months at the Gettysburg Times has been a real eye opener because of all the articles about crime.
Glenn Harden

Gettysburg, PA

#44 Sep 10, 2013
f133710rd wrote:
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I was near there, but not in town. I heard about it from the Park Rangers, they warned us not to go into town. It set me aback, I'm thinking that this is crazy, how could things be this bad in a historic area? Just reading back several months at the Gettysburg Times has been a real eye opener because of all the articles about crime.
More BS. There are only a few ways to get onto the National park that you don't have to pass through town, or exit the park into town. If you do that you miss some of the most important parts of the battle.

I am sure no ranger has ever told anyone to avoid town.

And if you read the Gettysburg Times you will notice very little about any crime in the area, because it is practically nonexistent.

tell me Davenport how do you get all these different locations?
Observer

Chambersburg, PA

#45 Sep 10, 2013
f133710rd wrote:
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I was near there, but not in town. I heard about it from the Park Rangers, they warned us not to go into town. It set me aback, I'm thinking that this is crazy, how could things be this bad in a historic area? Just reading back several months at the Gettysburg Times has been a real eye opener because of all the articles about crime.
I suspect that you have spent little, if any, time in Gettysburg. You would have a different perspective if you had. The incident causing the hospital lock down and cancellation of the parade would have been noteworthy of a blurb in the police and fire report on any other day, nothing more. The incident generated rumors on steroids, most debunked in the investigation that followed. Statistically Gettysburg is very safe, that does not mean there is no crime. If you broaden your research beyond the "Toxic" comments posted here you would agree.
f133710rd

United States

#46 Sep 10, 2013
Glenn Harden wrote:
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More BS. There are only a few ways to get onto the National park that you don't have to pass through town, or exit the park into town. If you do that you miss some of the most important parts of the battle.
I am sure no ranger has ever told anyone to avoid town.
And if you read the Gettysburg Times you will notice very little about any crime in the area, because it is practically nonexistent.
tell me Davenport how do you get all these different locations?
Have you seen the articles linked here? Why are you ignoring them? No matter what you say, there are a lot of crimes happening in Gettysburg that are shocking.
f133710rd

United States

#47 Sep 10, 2013
Observer wrote:
<quoted text> I suspect that you have spent little, if any, time in Gettysburg. You would have a different perspective if you had. The incident causing the hospital lock down and cancellation of the parade would have been noteworthy of a blurb in the police and fire report on any other day, nothing more. The incident generated rumors on steroids, most debunked in the investigation that followed. Statistically Gettysburg is very safe, that does not mean there is no crime. If you broaden your research beyond the "Toxic" comments posted here you would agree.
My wife and I were told by the Park Rangers to avoid going through town because there was a major police situation and the parade was canceled, we heard helicopters, are you saying none of this happened?

And a hospital lockdown and helicopters sounds like a terrorist attack or something similar.
Observer

Chambersburg, PA

#48 Sep 10, 2013
f133710rd wrote:
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My wife and I were told by the Park Rangers to avoid going through town because there was a major police situation and the parade was canceled, we heard helicopters, are you saying none of this happened?
And a hospital lockdown and helicopters sounds like a terrorist attack or something similar.
Never said the incident didn't happen, never said there was no crime. Maybe you should read my comment again before making a ridiculous assumption.
f133710rd

United States

#49 Sep 10, 2013
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>Never said the incident didn't happen, never said there was no crime. Maybe you should read my comment again before making a ridiculous assumption.
But you said that none of the crimes that occur would be anything more than a blurb. That's denial. Build a bridge and get over it. I think it's clear from the news articles that there actually is a big increase in crime recently, and this situation could have any number of causes. I don't know, I'm just going by what I read and what I learned when I came to Gettysburg.

Like I said, the battlefield was great I finally got to check that one off of my list, it's so close but I always was focused somewhere else to visit whenever I had time off. I don't think I'll be back though, like I said, other than the battlefield there isn't much of any importance around in Gettysburg. Don't take offense just telling it like it is so breathe easy ok?
Really

Huntingdon Valley, PA

#50 Sep 10, 2013
It's a real shame Davenport is missing this. Or is he?? Lol Maybe you should check the dates on some of the articles. You can disregard the one he posted about a molester in Gettysburg......South Dakota. He's not too sharp
f133710rd

United States

#51 Sep 10, 2013
Really wrote:
It's a real shame Davenport is missing this. Or is he?? Lol Maybe you should check the dates on some of the articles. You can disregard the one he posted about a molester in Gettysburg......South Dakota. He's not too sharp
I wasn't talking to you... Or was I??

I've read the articles for myself and know when the crimes happened, thanks though.
Observer

Chambersburg, PA

#52 Sep 10, 2013
f133710rd wrote:
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But you said that none of the crimes that occur would be anything more than a blurb. That's denial. Build a bridge and get over it. I think it's clear from the news articles that there actually is a big increase in crime recently, and this situation could have any number of causes. I don't know, I'm just going by what I read and what I learned when I came to Gettysburg.
Like I said, the battlefield was great I finally got to check that one off of my list, it's so close but I always was focused somewhere else to visit whenever I had time off. I don't think I'll be back though, like I said, other than the battlefield there isn't much of any importance around in Gettysburg. Don't take offense just telling it like it is so breathe easy ok?
Not quite. I said had the incident with the lock down and parade happened on any day other than in the midst of the 150th it would have been no more than a blurb in the police and fire note. Usually found on page 3 of the Gettysburg Times, BTW. And doing a little research of my own I found that Manassas Virginia had 135 registered sex offenders as of 9/13/13 with a ratio of 270-1 and Gettysburg had 22 registered sex offenders on the same date with a ratio of 367-1.(Source city-data.com ) Don't take offense, just telling it like it is so breath easy, OK? I won't compare your experience with the family I spoke with a few weeks ago who has been here 9 times and counting. To each their own.
Glenn Harden

Gettysburg, PA

#53 Sep 11, 2013
Observer wrote:
<quoted text> I suspect that you have spent little, if any, time in Gettysburg. You would have a different perspective if you had. The incident causing the hospital lock down and cancellation of the parade would have been noteworthy of a blurb in the police and fire report on any other day, nothing more. The incident generated rumors on steroids, most debunked in the investigation that followed. Statistically Gettysburg is very safe, that does not mean there is no crime. If you broaden your research beyond the "Toxic" comments posted here you would agree.
Even at the height of the incident all of the main streets were open and traffic moving. Most people just three blocks away from it had no idea what was going on or actually how close it was.

I had to go to the scene if the incident and shortly after I stopped at a business just two blocks from it for a cold soda. I was ask by the employees if I knew what was going on, they said they heard sirens but didnít know where there were going.

As for the helicopters, that entire ten day period there were helicopters in the air almost all the time. There were some media choppers up filming events, and the police had birds up watching for traffic, and events for any problems.

You are very correct, any other time it would have only made the police and fire reports for the area.

This incident got a lot of attention, because of the number of people in town. With record numbers of people in the area and all the false reports, the police took no chances. Every law enforcement agency in the area was activated to get involved.

Also another point, the parade was not canceled because there was any danger to anyone. It was canceled because many of the officers that would have been working the parade route for traffic control were involved in the investigation of the incident.
Glenn Harden

Gettysburg, PA

#54 Sep 11, 2013
Observer wrote:
<quoted text> I won't compare your experience with the family I spoke with a few weeks ago who has been here 9 times and counting. To each their own.
Every week I run into a tourist, or family that has either been here many times before, or are here for their first visit and are already planning to return.
Glenn Harden

Gettysburg, PA

#55 Sep 11, 2013
f133710rd wrote:
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Have you seen the articles linked here? Why are you ignoring them? No matter what you say, there are a lot of crimes happening in Gettysburg that are shocking.
Yes I have seen the post here, and the articles they are linked to. Have you noticed that there are over 60 threads here, about the crime issue in Gettysburg? Have you noticed that well over half of them are threads started with a post by one individual, that have no article referenced? Have you noticed that of the remaining, they are all referring to just about a half dozen articles, and some of those several years old? Have you actually read any of the articles and post? If so you will find that most of the post either have nothing to do with the article itself, or greatly exaggerate the statements in the article?
Pink Eye

Dingmans Ferry, PA

#56 Sep 11, 2013
Glenn Harden wrote:
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Yes I have seen the post here, and the articles they are linked to. Have you noticed that there are over 60 threads here, about the crime issue in Gettysburg? Have you noticed that well over half of them are threads started with a post by one individual, that have no article referenced? Have you noticed that of the remaining, they are all referring to just about a half dozen articles, and some of those several years old? Have you actually read any of the articles and post? If so you will find that most of the post either have nothing to do with the article itself, or greatly exaggerate the statements in the article?
I, for one, was terrified for my personal safety
11th PA

Gettysburg, PA

#57 Sep 11, 2013
f133710rd wrote:
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I was near there, but not in town. I heard about it from the Park Rangers, they warned us not to go into town. It set me aback, I'm thinking that this is crazy, how could things be this bad in a historic area? Just reading back several months at the Gettysburg Times has been a real eye opener because of all the articles about crime.
I can understand the Ranger may have suggested you avoid town at that time because of the incident, but it was not even close to any of the common tourist areas, and nothing of historical significance, other than that it was a part of Camp Colt when Capt. Eisenhower was here. Also please remember that quite a few of the rangers working here that week were not stationed here and are not that familiar with the area, so all they knew is what they heard on the radio.

Also understand that within the first half hour or so there were reports of an explosion, a phoned in bomb threat and that both individuals were armed. All of these proved to be false, but the law enforcement had to treat them as true until they were disproven.

But I can see that possibly happening. I often suggest to people that they avoid town on certain days, such as Memorial Day, Remberance Day, College Home Coming, Parents Weekend at the college, Alumni Weekend at the college, the day of the Christmas Parade, and Halloween Parade. Not because of any crime issues, but when we get so many additional people in town, it does mess up traffic.

You said nothing interesting in town? I guess you never heard of the Lincolnís stay at the David Wills House in the very center of the town.

How about the railroad Station, less than a block from the center of town.

The Gettysburg Diorama, gives a very good presentation of the battle and has helped many people understand the battle better.

The Shriver House Museum just three blocks from center square is completely redone as it was at the time of the battle, and the host/hostess is dressed in period attire and they tell you the story, not only of the house, but the family and the town at the time of the battle.

The New Schmucker Hall Museum at the Seminary is in town.

Any true history enthusiast visiting the area will want to visit at least one of these, if not all of them.
Proud Bostonian

United States

#58 Sep 12, 2013
For the crime problems that Gettysburg has, at least you people didn't have to go through a bombing like we did. Petty arguments solve nothing. Fix the crime and go forward from there.
Davenport

United States

#59 Sep 12, 2013
f133710rd wrote:
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But you said that none of the crimes that occur would be anything more than a blurb. That's denial. Build a bridge and get over it. I think it's clear from the news articles that there actually is a big increase in crime recently, and this situation could have any number of causes. I don't know, I'm just going by what I read and what I learned when I came to Gettysburg.
Like I said, the battlefield was great I finally got to check that one off of my list, it's so close but I always was focused somewhere else to visit whenever I had time off. I don't think I'll be back though, like I said, other than the battlefield there isn't much of any importance around in Gettysburg. Don't take offense just telling it like it is so breathe easy ok?
Denial is the only thing these dumb hicks are good at, besides shoveling horse manure.

It could be snowing and these morons would swear that it's hot and humid. They don't have much going for them in life besides this filthy town called Gettysburg. That's why they are here defending the rathole. It's also why they are stuck in Gettysburg.

People clearly see the onslaught of crime in Gettysburg. It's disgusting. Just read the newspapers and you'll see Child Rape, shootings and stabbings, you name it.

Gettysburg is the Child Rape Capital of the United States.
Davenport

United States

#60 Sep 12, 2013
Proud Bostonian wrote:
For the crime problems that Gettysburg has, at least you people didn't have to go through a bombing like we did. Petty arguments solve nothing. Fix the crime and go forward from there.
These drooling local morons will point fingers and argue and deny any problems at all in their little town. They wish things were like the olden days, but the bottom line is that crime has swept into Gettysburg and changed everything.

It's not safe to be in Gettysburg after dark anymore. Sad. I hate this stinking sewer of a borough. Gettysburg is the worst place to live, I can see why the local hicks are upset.
Davenport

United States

#61 Sep 12, 2013
Please disregard the above posts. I have been sufficiently medicated and realize the absurdity of my maniacal ramblings. My apologies.
Really

Huntingdon Valley, PA

#62 Sep 13, 2013
Davenport wrote:
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These drooling local morons will point fingers and argue and deny any problems at all in their little town. They wish things were like the olden days, but the bottom line is that crime has swept into Gettysburg and changed everything.
It's not safe to be in Gettysburg after dark anymore. Sad. I hate this stinking sewer of a borough. Gettysburg is the worst place to live, I can see why the local hicks are upset.
Welcome home Davenport. Back in Philly I see. I guess that means no more posts from f133710rd. How was Virginia?

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