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Teenager charged with killing baby chick by beating it against fence

A 15-year-old Middletown resident has been charged with animal cruelty for allegedly abusing and causing the death of a baby chick. Police say the chick was inside a plastic bag that the youth was … more

Middletown police, constable honored for efforts at fatal fire

Three Middletown police officers and a state constable were honored July 2 for their heroism in trying to rescue a woman from a house fire at 208 E. Roosevelt Ave. on March 19. A group of 12 … more

Man charged with having heroin, two hit-and-runs: Police and Courts Roundup

An Oberlin man faces numerous charges after police say he caused two hit-and-run accidents and was then found in possession of heroin, all in the same day. According to arrest papers Elizabethtown … more

Gun, $2,000 stolen; 5 charged for using toys without permission: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A pistol and $2,000 were reported stolen in a burglary in the 1000 block of North Spring Street between 5 and 11 p.m. June 19. Investigators said the front door to the apartment was smashed to … more

Lower Dauphin School District teacher faces charges involving students 11 and younger

A then-Lower Dauphin School District teacher had inappropriate contact with five female students ages 11 and younger and now faces multiple charges. James William Mentzer, 39, of Hummelstown, was … more

Royalton man pleads guilty to sex charges involving child

A Royalton man will be sentenced in Dauphin County on Sept. 19 for raping a child and related charges, after pleading guilty June 18. Jesus Joel Cruz-Rivera, 34, of the 200 block of Bird Street, … more

Area police honored for efforts during Capitol shooting incident

Middletown Police Officer Keegan Wenner still gets chills listening to the recording of the radio calls from Dec. 22, 2017. “I thought it was going to be a typical Friday night, and for the … more

Borough man charged after pit bull attack : Police and Courts Roundup

A Middletown man faces summary charges after his pit bull allegedly attacked another dog in the first block of Beechwood Drive on May 20. Borough police said a woman was walking her 9-year-old … more

Judge goes outside the norm in sentencing of mother for the death of her child while sleeping

Sentencing guidelines called for Arissa Ward of Middletown to get from 3 months to a year in Dauphin County Prison after she pleaded no contest to charges involving the death of her infant son on … more

Middletown police say woman was beaten with tennis racket

Middletown police charged a borough woman with simple assault after she allegedly repeatedly hit another woman in the face with a tennis racket during an incident in the 200 block of Ann Street on … more
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