York County Sheriff: 20 arrests on 26 warrants

John Joyce
  • Sheriff's Office Criminal Response Unit arrests 20 on outstanding warrants.
  • A West York man charged in an aggravated assault case is free on bond awaiting a hearing.

The York County Sheriff's Office Criminal Response Unit served 26 warrants between May 30 and June 3, resulting in 20 arrests.

Police have charged a 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy with driving drunk while his father, who was even more intoxicated, was a passenger.

Among those served, Chris Hartlaub, 49, of West York, is charged with aggravated assault and simple assault and is free on a $50,000 bond awaiting a preliminary hearing June 27.

According to charging documents, Hartlaub allegedly assaulted a woman in their shared residence at 1801 W. Philadelphia St. the morning of May 16. The woman, who walked into the West York Borough Police Department to file the complaint, said the abuse began after an argument from the previous week carried over throughout the weekend.

On Friday, May 13, the victim alleged, Hartlaub punched her in the head above the eyes and the next day slapped her dog in the face. Then on Monday, May 16, she said, he forced his way into the bathroom to continue arguing with her and placed his hands around her neck until she blacked out. She said she did not know how much time elapsed before she regained consciousness. The officer taking the report noted the victim had visible finger marks around her neck and a red, bloody scratch on the left side of her throat.

The victim stated she was "sick of the abuse," the documents said.

Other warrants served consisted of 11 York County Court of Common Pleas bench warrants, six York County Court of Common Pleas criminal warrants, one York County Domestic Relations bench warrant, one Lancaster County Domestic Relations bench warrant and seven York County Magisterial District Justice summary warrants.

Charges included failure to pay fines and costs, retail theft, DUI, bad checks, drug charges, trespass and burglary.

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