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Car stolen from woman at Hardee's

A car was stolen at the Hardee's restaurant in Middletown at about 6 p.m. Sunday. 

Hadees 11 2016The incident started inside the store when a pair of suspects approached a customer and stole her wallet and keys from her.  They then went into the parking area and stole her car, The man threatened to shoot the victim if she did not let him take the car, according to police.

The male suspect is white, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall with sandy hair and wearing a green hoodie and blue jeans.

The female suspect is white, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 2 inches tall with dirty blonde hair in a pony tail wearing a gray sweatshirt and jeans.

The vehicle is a gray 2007 Dodge Durango with PA registration ECF1453.  It was last seen westound on Main Street.

Anyone with information about the suspects or vehicle should contact Middletown Police at 558-6900.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 November 2016 08:48

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75-year-old Man located

South Central Alert has reported that Michael Reap who reportedly walked away from the Frey Village facility on N. Union St. today has been located.

According to police Reap walked away from the Frey Village Nursing Home today at 2 pmMr. Reap was last seen wearing blue jeans, black Nike sneakers, navy blue long sleeve shirt with 3 buttons and a white t-shirt underneath.


Last Updated on Saturday, 05 November 2016 19:52

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Knull: ‘I can’t send my kid out the door and know he will be safe’

Dawn Knull grew up in Middletown. She remembers a time when you knew everybody that you saw on the street.

“Our parents could send us out the door and know we would be safe. I can’t send my kid out the door and know he will be safe,” said Knull, who today is a borough councilor from the First Ward.


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 15:23

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Mtown Boro Cops Looking For Burglary Suspect

White male, 40's, wearing jeans and black shirt



7 30 16 SuspectSought

Middletown Police are actively searching for a burglary suspect they say is loose in the area of Ann and Wilson streets, specifically between Wood and S. Catherine streets.

In a Nixle alert released by the local department at 12:35 a.m. Sat., July 30 police noted the suspect is believed to be a white male, in his 40's, wearing blue jeans and a black muscle type t-shirt. The suspect possibly has a mustache, the announcement also noted.

Police said the suspect entered a garage and stole tools. The extent of loss was not noted nor was it noted if the garage had been locked.

Police are urging residents to take precaution and to secure their homes' doors and windows and to lock out buildings on  properties, as well as vehicles. 

Police are asking residents to report all suspicious activity in or around their homes to them by calling 911. The department's non emergency number is (717) 902-0706.


Last Updated on Saturday, 30 July 2016 08:31

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Baltimore man nabbed in burglary in Middletown Borough

Middletown Police arrested and charged a Baltimore man in connection with a burglary and attempted burglary of two homes on the north side of Middletown.

Diehl Michael 6 23 16Michael C. Diehl, 22, has been charged with burglary for his role in the break-in Fri., June 17 of a home in the 1000 block of Plane St. An HP laptop computer and an iPad with an estimated valued of more than $1,000 were reported stolen from the residence.

Police also charged Diehl with criminal attempt burglary for an attempted burglary of another home located in the 1000 block of Cypress Street.

 Diehl has also been charged with two unrelated drug offenses, intentional possession of a controlled substance by person not registered, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and false identification to law enforcement officer, police said.

 “An alert citizen provided real-time information to the 911 center of the location of the suspect and another male that led to their detention and investigation early Wednesday morning (June 22),” said Middletown Police Chief John Bey. “She recognized the one male from an alert provided during a neighborhood canvas by patrol officers, and called immediately. Information developed by interviewing these suspects led police to a residence in the 1100 Block of Cypress Street, where a search warrant was served on the residence and police recovered numerous items of stolen property.”

Bey said police were further assisted in their investigation after viewing a video provided by a neighbor. Bey said the home surveillance tape showed Diehl attempting to break into the Cypress St. home on June 17.

6 17 16 BurgrlaryMtownDiehl was arraigned June 22 before District Judge Raymond Shugars and held at Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 1, at 9 a.m. before District Judge David Judy in Royalton.

Bey said the accused had been staying at a residence in the 1100 block of Cypress St.

This is a fine example of the ability of alert citizens helping police to bring a successful conclusion to a crime spree in their neighborhood,” Bey said. “The Middletown Police Department thanks all those who helped with this case and provided tips that we diligently followed up on.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:43

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