Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016 12:42
Written by Dan Miller
Middletown Borough Council has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, in council chambers in the Municipal Buiilding regarding the 2016 budget.
The new borough council majority that took office this year on Jan. 19 reopened the 2016 budget that the former council had adopted in December.
Council has a number of changes in mind that will impact the 2016 spending plan, including creating some new positions and altering or eliminating some others.
No increase in the property tax is expected. However, the new council so far is keeping the 1-cent raise in the electric rate that was included in the 2016 budget adopted by the former council.
The plan for the Monday night meeting is for council to finish its deliberations on the 2016 budget, so that the changes can be advertised for at least 10 days to the public, said Council President Ben Kapenstein.
The 2016 budget could then receive final approval on Tuesday, Feb. 9, during a second special budget meeting to be held that night, Kapenstein said.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 15:42
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Last Updated on Friday, 22 January 2016 10:14
Written by Dan Miller
Middletown police have arrested a Pike County man and are seeking a second suspect from Williamsport in connection with attempted home break-ins and one home burglary that occurred south of Main Street in the borough on Jan. 15.
Borough police aided by state police Tuesday arrested Anthony Dayquon Moultrie, 20, in Selinsgrove on charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal attempt of burglary, receiving stolen property, and conspiracy of theft by unlawful taking-movable property.
Moultrie was arraigned before Dauphin County Night Court District Judge Steven M. Semic and was placed in the county prison on $75,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 29 before District Judge David Judy.
A warrant has been issued for the other suspect, 18-year-old Denzel Cradle of Williamsport, last seen in the Lewisburg area, according to borough police. Cradle is facing the same set of charges as Moultrie. Borough police have also filed an additional set of charges against Cradle, including theft by unlawful taking, theft from a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and access device issued to another who did not authorize use.
Cradle is considered armed and dangerous, police say. Anyone with information on Cradle’s whereabouts should call borough police at 558-6900. Police so far have not provided a photo or description of Cradle.
The charges against Moultrie and Cradle stem from several reports of attempted home invasions and the home burglary south of Main Street that occurred on Jan. 15, police say. The suspects would knock on the door to see if anyone was home, and then enter if no one answered.
Computer equipment and a gun were stolen from the home where the burglary occurred, police said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:45
Written by Joe Sukle
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:57