Bottomless Woman Runs from Police in Lancaster County

Ashley L. BewardAshley L. Beward, 34, of Thompsontown, PA (Submitted Image)

LANCASTER, PA — Manheim Township Police Department announced that Ashley L. Beward, 34 years of age, of Thompsontown, PA, has been charged with Indecent Exposure and related offenses following a disturbance at a residence.

Authorities state that on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 9:00 am, officers arrived at a residence in the 1200 block of Wheatland Avenue and found Beward wearing only a tank top and was bottomless.  When officers attempted to speak with Beweard, she ran towards the street, where she was stopped and taken into physical custody.

Officers determined that Beward was working with a contracting company at the house at the time.  She returned from a break and began to disrobe and smash windows.  The estimated value of the damage is $1,680.00.  She also bled on the floor and went after another person.  Additionally, officers determined that she drove her vehicle and crashed it into the side of a building.

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Beward was arrested and taken for a blood draw.  The chemical analysis yielded the presence of Amphetamine, Lorazepam, THC, Buprenorphine, and Norbuprenorphine.  A criminal complaint was filed.

Beward was charged with the following offenses:

  • (1) Count Indecent Exposure
  • (1) Count Criminal Mischief
  • (4) Counts DUI – Controlled Substances

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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