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Suspected daytime burglar nabbed


Middletown police say they caught a burglary suspect in the act in broad daylight on Tuesday, Aug. 19 in the east end of town.


Borough police say that Eric S. Heck, 30, from Harrisburg, was seen going in and out of three homes in the area of East Emaus and Rupp streets at about 11:30 a.m.


He ran from the scene toward Hoffer Park when police approached. Officers chased Heck on foot and after a brief struggle placed him under arrest near the edge of the park, police said.


One Middletown officer received minor injuries in the struggle, according to unconfirmed reports. Borough police were assisted at the scene by officers from Royalton and Lower Swatara Twp.


Heck was treated at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and released.


Police have charged Heck with three felony counts of burglary, three felony counts of criminal trespass, two felony counts of aggravated assault; and one misdemeanor count each of escape, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.


Heck was arraigned and held in Dauphin County Prison on $150,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Aug. 29 before District Judge David Judy.


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