Around midnight on Monday, Rob Lauver got the call.
Someone had crashed a pickup truck into his end-of-life pet care business, Peaceful Pet Passage in York Township. Lauver also owns a main location in Mechanicsburg.
When he got to the office in Arlington Plaza at 2709 S. Queen St., he saw that the truck had barrelled through the brick wall and was almost completely inside the building, he said.
"It was a lot more than what I expected ... It looked like a bomb went off inside," Lauver said.
Damages: Two pets had been cremated and were waiting in urns for pickup Monday evening, he said. Although the urns were beaten up, the remains were still sealed and fully intact, Lauver said. Seven pets in the morgue were also salvaged, he said.
If the crash had happened during the day, someone would've been inside, Lauver said.
"If it had been at the wrong time in the day, it could've been a lot worse," he said.
Lauver said the damage will be costly, and the building is covered through owner's and renter's insurance.
"It's got to be, with contents and the building, well over $100,000 (in damages)," he said.
The incident: Around 10 p.m. Sunday, York Area Regional Police were called to Dallastown for a domestic incident between a couple, which was initially resolved to everyone's satisfaction, said Sgt. Jeffrey Dunbar.
The man, Douglas Newman, 33, of the New Oxford area, had allegedly been drinking but was told to stay in another portion of the apartment building and sober up, he said.
He didn't listen, Dunbar said.
Two hours later, a neighbor called police as Newman allegedly broke into the woman's apartment, took her against her will and dragged her to his truck, he said.
Officers then spotted the truck at Royal Farms on South Queen Street in York Township. As a police cruiser pulled into the parking lot, the woman -- who was unharmed -- exited the truck and ran into the store, and Newman rammed his large, dual-wheeled truck into the police car, Dunbar said.
The officer got out of the cruiser and ran after the truck, which backed up and then revved forward, he said. The officer then fired several gunshots at the truck, which then swerved and went behind the building onto a private road, Dunbar said.
Crashed into building: Another officer arrived, and Newman continued down the road before crashing into the business, he said.
Officers entered the building, where they found that Newman wanted to fight, Dunbar added. Police tased him, but it had no effect, and they continued a struggle before taking him into custody, he said.
Although Newman had been drinking earlier, there was no indication that he was inebriated during the struggle, Dunbar said.
An officer sustained minor injuries during the struggle, Dunbar said.
Police said Newman was taken to York Hospital for treatment and then to Central Booking for arraignment on the following charges: two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, reckless driving, burglary, criminal trespass, terroristic threats and kidnapping.
An investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact York Area Regional at 717-741-1259. The injured officer will be on paid leave until the investigation is complete, which is standard procedure, police said.
Meanwhile, a temporary York location for Peaceful Pet Passage will be announced on the business' website soon, Lauver said. The original York location, which had been open for about two years, will reopen once repairs are completed in several months, he added.
The Mechanicsburg location will operate as usual.
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