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Rape charge against student sent to court

 

A Penn State Harrisburg student charged with the attempted rape of another student saw the charges against him bound over to Dauphin County Court by a district judge.

Yufan Yan, 19, is also charged with unlawful restraint, simple assault and indecent assault. He was ordered to face the charges in county court after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 12 before District Judge David Judy.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Middletown police, Yan allegedly tried to rape the victim, a 24-year-old woman, in her apartment in the Village of Pineford in September. Yan also lived in Pine-ford at the time, police said.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 21:43

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News - 11/12/14

 

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.

 

Charged after fight

Barry M. Plaunt, 34, of the 100 block of C Lane, Harrisburg, was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment stemming from an incident at 4:51 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the 100 block of B Lane, police report.

Plaunt allegedly struck a 40-year-old township resident repeatedly about his head, face and abdomen, according to police. The victim was bleeding from injuries to his face, police said.

Plaunt kicked a door and window bars in a police cruiser upon his arrest, police said.

Plaunt was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where he was arraigned, police said. He was freed on $5,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 17 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:19

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Middletown Police News - 11/12/14

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Middletown Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

Citation issued

 

Alisha Mendez, 22, of the first block of Ann St., Middletown, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct following an incident at 1:09 a.m. on Oct. 17 in the parking lot next to the Giant Foods store in the 400 block of E. Main St., police report.

Police were called to the store to investigate a confrontation over money that involved three people, police said.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:14

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Londonderry babysitter charged with assault

 

A Londonderry Twp. babysitter was charged on Tuesday, Nov. 4 with allegedly sexually molesting a girl in her care 11 years ago.

 

Cheryl Ann Beard, 38, of Thistle Road, was charged with aggravated indecent assault involving a person less than 13 years of age, contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault involving forcible compulsion, indecent assault involving a person less than 13 years old and corruption of minors.

 

She was arraigned before District Judge David Judy and released on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Nov. 19.

 

According to court documents filed by state police, the alleged victim, now 18, came forward to police in May to report that Beard had allegedly abused her in 2003 when the girl was 7 years old.

 

Beard was the girl’s babysitter, according to police.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 21:59

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Authority member waives charges in crash

 

A Middletown Borough Authority member charged with DUI and possession of marijuana waived his preliminary hearing before District Judge Dominic Pelino on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

 

Robert Louer Jr., 53, of the 200 block of State Street, Middletown, is to be arraigned in Dauphin County Court on Dec. 16 on charges of DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and failing to drive a vehicle within a single lane of traffic, according to court records.

 

Derry Twp. police charged Louer after Louer’s Chevrolet Astro Van struck a house near Forest Avenue and Hilltop Lane around 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 16, according to court records.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:00

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