Written by Dan Miller
Middletown Police Chief John Bey has a message for borough residents: Keep your dog under control or expect to be cited.
Over the past 11 months since Bey arrived, about 10 “at large” dogs running loose in the borough have been brought to the police station or rounded up by officers after someone reported a complaint.
Ten dogs doesn’t sound like much over almost a year. However, since the borough doesn’t have a contract with the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area, these loose dogs become the responsibility of police under local ordinances and state law, Bey said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 15:22
Written by Jim Lewis
Swatara Twp. police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Turkey Hill convenience store on South Harrisburg Street in Oberlin around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10.
The suspect shown in the accompanying photo demanded cash from the clerk and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
The suspect is described as a thin, light-skinned male, about 5-foot-10, wearing a dark sweatshirt with an orange hood, khaki pants, light sneakers and a bandanna over part of his face.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Cpl. Timothy Shatto at 717-564-2550 or submit an anonymous tip to swatarapolice.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:56
Written by Dan Miller
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.
Assault charge against teenager
A 17-year-old township resident was charged with simple assault and harassment after he allegedly choked his father during an argument over chewing tobacco, police report.
Officers were called to a home in the first block of Wayne Ave. at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 to investigate a domestic disturbance involving a physical confrontation between a father and son, police said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:11
Held for court
Charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were held for action in Dauphin County Court against Daniele N. Dill, 28, of the 100 block of Limekiln Road, New Cumberland. Dill was charged following an incident on June 12.
Two counts of DUI were held for action in Dauphin County Court against Kassiopeia L. Peters, 30, of the 1000 block of Hollywood Dr., Harrisburg. Peters was arrested on June 24.
Charges of terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment were held for action in Dauphin County Court against Michael K. Chaney, 60, of the 500 block of Mountainview Road, Middletown. The charges stem from an incident on July 17.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:26
A man charged with arson after a fire at a home on North Catherine Street in Middletown had the charges against him bound over to Dauphin County Court.
Carl E. Nelson IV, 18, of Middletown, is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Nov. 18. He is held in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bond.
District Judge David Judy bound charges of arson and criminal mischief against Nelson to county court after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Middletown police said Nelson set a fire at the home of Esmeralda Gonzalez on Tuesday, Aug. 18, following a dispute over a skateboard between Nelson and Gonzalez’s son, according to court records filed with Judy.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 15:48