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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 5/20/15

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. 

Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited 

are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

 

Air conditioners stolen

 

Two portable air conditioners were stolen from a shed at a residence in the 100 block of E Lane between March 1 and May 7, police report.

The two Frigidaire air conditioners were valued at $175 each. Police said the shed had been locked at the time.

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call them at 717-939-0463.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:38

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 5/6/15

 Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. 

Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited 

are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

 

Terroristic threats charge

 

Jeremy M. Hoffman, 38, of the first block of Rosanna St., Hummelstown, was charged with terroristic threats, public drunkenness, criminal mischief and loitering following an incident at 12:01 a.m. on April 21 outside a residence in the 200 block of Fiddlers Elbow Road, police report.

Hoffman stood outside the home and repeatedly threatened two people inside, and ripped a screen door off the entrance to the home, police said.

Hoffman was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center and arraigned before District Justice Michael Smith. Hoffman was held in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bond, according to court records.

Police said a background check showed Hoffman was on probation for prior offenses.

Another man, Brian Brandt, 35, of the first block of W. Main St., Hummelstown, pleaded guilty to a citation for public drunkenness in connection with the incident, police said. Brandt accompanied Hoffman to the Lower Swatara Twp. residence and was arrested, police said.

A preliminary hearing for Hoffman is set for May 20 before Smith.

A 16-year-old resident was charged with terroristic threats, possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment after he was involved in an altercation with relatives at a home in the first block of Wayne Ave. on April 21, police report.

 

 

DUI charges

 

 

Justin E. White, 35, of the 300 block of S. Second St., Steelton, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol and disregarding lanes of traffic, police report.

White was stopped at 2:04 a.m. on Vine Street at Caravan Court after the 1994 Toyota Camry he was driving veered onto the shoulder of the road, police said.

White was taken into custody and blood was drawn to test for the possible presence of intoxicants, police said. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 3 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Shelby A. Linton-Keddie, 37, of the 2000 block of Marietta Ave., Lancaster, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol and opening a door unsafely, police report. 

Linton-Keddie was the driver of a 2003 Honda Del Sol that was found parked in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Blvd. at 2:51 a.m. on April 10, police said.

 

Blood was drawn to be tested for the possible presence of intoxicants, police said. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 27 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 
 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 13:53

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 4/29/15

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. 

Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited 

are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

DUI charge

 

Jeannette A. Bailes, 52, of the 100 block of Shirley Dr., Middletown, was charged with DUI and DUI-high rate of alcohol, police report.

The charges were filed following a traffic stop at 1:57 a.m. on April 5 on Rosedale Avenue at Keystone Street.

Bailes was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox that was stopped because of a faulty light on its license plate, police said. No other details about the case were reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 15 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

Public drunkenness citation

 

Daniel M. Still, 47, of the 100 block of Eby Lane, Middletown, pleaded guilty to a citation for public drunkenness, according to court records in District Judge Michael Smith’s office.

Still was cited after police stopped him at 3:23 a.m. on April 11 while he was walking in the 900 block of W. Harrisburg Pike, police report. Still was seen walking at an unsteady gait, stumbling and swaying, police said.

 

Fraud reported

 

More than $750 was stolen from a township resident’s bank account in several electronic withdrawals after the victim’s account information was skimmed, police report.

Four transactions took place April 13 and April 14, police said. Two of them were made at a Home Depot in Stroudsburg, one was at an area Sheetz and one was at a Tommy Hilfiger store in Tannersville, Monroe County, police said.

 

DUI charge 

 

Craig S. Henry, 52, of the 10000 block of Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla., was charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle, police report.

The charges stem from Henry’s arrest at 12:22 a.m. on March 25, police said. The location of the arrest was not specified by police.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 6 before District Magisterial Judge Michael Smith on May 6 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

 

Generator stolen

 

An electric generator valued at $500 was stolen from an unlocked shed a residence in the 100 block of Lake Dr. between April 1 and April 8, police report.

The owner was unable to recall the brand of the machine but told police it was equipped with a Briggs and Stratton engine and could provide 2,500 to 3,500 watts of power. He also told police a front handle/stand on the generator was broken.

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call them at 717-939-0463.

 
 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 16:26

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Dog purchased on Internet was scam, police say

A Lower Swatara Twp. couple lost $500 in the failed purchase of a dog on the Internet that possibly was a scam, township police said.

The couple sent a $500 money transfer on Wednesday, April 8 to a Web site in Washington state called smalldogterrier.com. They became suspicious when they were contacted and told to send an additional $650 to cover the cost of permits for the dog, and were asked to provide personal financial information, police said.

The couple did not send any additional money or provide personal information, police said.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 16:13

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/22/14

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. Police Department. 

Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

DUI charge

Kendra M. Shay, 19, of the 1000 block of Summerwood Dr., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-controlled substance, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and minor with alcohol operating a vehicle, police report.

The charges were filed after a 2005 Kia Spectra that Shay was driving was stopped in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Boulevard at 3:04 a.m. on Sept. 12 for a faulty headlight, police said.

Police said they smelled an odor of an intoxicating beverage and burnt marijuana in the vehicle. There was an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and a substance found in the car that was tested and shown to be marijuana, police said.

Shay was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 19 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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