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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 4/22/2015

 

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.

 

 

Debit card skimmed, $2,000 stolen

 

Someone took $2,000 from a Lower Swatara Twp. resident’s credit union account when her debit card was skimmed, police report.

Four $500 withdrawals were made in the New York City area using the victim’s debit card information, police said.

 

 

School counselor struck, teens charged

 

A school counselor was struck when she attempted to stop a fight between two Middletown students at the Middletown Area Middle School at 11:10 a.m. on April 10, police report.

The students, ages 13 and 14, were charged with disorderly conduct, police said. The counselor, who was unintentionally struck in the face by one of the students while attempting to stop the fight, told police she did not want to pursue charges against the teenager who had struck her.

 

Money taken from safe

 

A Hummelstown resident told police that more than $9,000 in cash was stolen from a safe he had at his daughter’s residence in Lower Swatara Twp.

More than $22,000 in cash was stored in the safe that was kept in a residence in the 1000 block of Lakeside Dr. The victim told police he noticed the safe’s contents were in disarray and subsequently discovered $9,300 was missing. 

Police believe the theft took place some time between June 1, 2013 and March 15, 2015. Authorities were notified about the missing money on April 7.

 

The victim told police he had waited to report the missing money with the hope it was found or returned. 

There was no evidence that the safe had been tampered with to gain entry, police said.

The victim told police he moved the safe from his daughter’s residence after discovering the money was missing.

 

DUI charge

 

 

Erica M. Bortner, 26, of the 700 block of Shawnee Dr., Auburn, Schuylkill County, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle, police report.

The charges were filed following Bortner’s arrest at 2:35 a.m. on April 1 in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Blvd., police said.

Bortner was driving a 1997 Cadillac and stopped because it was crossing the road’s fog line, police said. 

Bortner was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the blood tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 13 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

 

Megan E. Himes, 28, of the 4000 block of E. Storey’s Ct., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol and driving with a suspended license, police report.

The charges stem from an incident at 2:19 a.m. on March 29 in the 800 S. Eisenhower Blvd., police said.

Himes was found in a 1999 Saturn SL1 that was sitting along the side of the road, police said. Himes spoke with slurred speech, and the arresting officer smelled an odor of an intoxicating beverage in the vehicle, police said.

Following sobriety tests, Himes was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 11 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 
 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 17:20

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 4/8/2015

 

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.

 

Teenager assaulted

A 14-year-old Middletown boy  is believed to have suffered a concussion after being beaten by several youths in the area of Colony and Windsor drives at 3:06 p.m. on March 29, police report.

 

Police were called to investigate a report of a fight involving group of four to eight juveniles who allegedly accosted a male juvenile. The boy was taken by a parent to a local hospital for observation after he allegedly was kicked in the head, police said.

An investigation is continuing.

 

Fraud reported

An O’Hara Lane resident told police more than $1,100 was stolen from his bank account as a result of four withdrawals.

 

Police traced the theft of $1,192 from an ATM in State College on March 24. Investigators noted the victim’s bank cards were in his possession at the time of the withdrawals.

 

The victim told police he had contacted his bank after which his account was frozen.

A Colony Drive resident told people that $1,383 was taken from his bank account through unauthorized transactions on March 25 and 26.

 

Police said six transactions were made at ATMs in Altoona and State College.

 

The victim told police he believes the thefts took place after he had lost his check book.

 

An Oberlin Road resident told police that an unauthorized withdrawal of $300 was made from his bank account on March 25.

 

Police said the transaction was made via an ATM in Altoona. 

 

The victim told police another withdrawal for $500 had been attempted but was denied by the bank.

 

An Oberlin Road resident told police that an unauthorized cash card transaction of $100 was made through his employer.

 

Police are awaiting reports about the transaction to continue their investigation. The incident was reported to police on March 24. 

 

Simple assault 

Juvenile allegations of simple assault were filed against two 16-year-old students at the Middletown Area High School following a fight in a school bathroom at 2 p.m. on March 24, police report.

 

 

 

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 4/1/2015

 

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 in connection 

with theft of checks

 

China L. Scott, 44, of the 5000 block of Manayunk Road, Harrisburg, and Charda D. Warren, 29, of the 1000 block of Revere St., Harrisburg, were charged with access device fraud, police report. 

 

The charges stem from the theft of checks totaling between $7,000 and $10,000 from Piedmont Airlines (US Airways Express) in the 1000 block of Rosedale Ave., police said.

 

Police said one of the checks that was cashed totaled more than $5,000.

 

A preliminary hearing for Scott was set for March 30 before Judge Michael Smith. A preliminary hearing for Warren was not scheduled yet.

 

Rape investigation

 

Police report they have begun an investigation into the reported rape of a 16-year-old girl at the Nittany Village Apartment complex in the 400 block of W. Main St..

 

The inquiry began as an investigation of a missing teen from Oxford, Chester County, police said.

 

Police interviewed the teen on March 18, during which time she said she was raped on March 8 by a resident of one of the residences in the apartment complex. The teen said she was forced to have sex with a white male, 20 years of age who had brown hair and green eyes, police said.

 

The teen was at the complex because she was befriended by a resident after leaving home in Oxford due to personal problems, police said.

 

The teen is being held at the Chester County Youth Center.

 

Charged after crash investigation

 

Alexandria F. Owens, 19, of the 4000 block of Farmington Road, Harrisburg, was charged with DUI-highest rate of alcohol, DUI and involvement in an accident involving damage to an attended vehicle, police report.

 

The charges were filed after a three-vehicle crash at 10:50 p.m. on March 12 in the 900 block of W. Harrisburg Pike, police said.

 

Owens was driving a 2011 Kia Sorrento that struck another vehicle and left the scene of the crash, police said. She had an odor of an intoxicating beverage on her breath and spoke with slurred speech when questioned afterward, police said. Results of blood tests taken to determine the presence of intoxicants were not reported by police. 

 

A preliminary hearing is set for April 22 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

Drug charge

 

Gabriel K. Allen, 27, of the 400 block of Lincoln St., Steelton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespass, police report.

 

Allen was arrested after an investigation of a suspicious person in the first block of Sara St. at 3:30 p.m. on March 23, police said.

 

Officers found crack cocaine on Allen while questioning him, police said.

 

Allen was arraigned and held in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond.

 

A preliminary hearing is set for April 2 before Judge Michael Smith.

 

Terroristic threats charge

 

Thomas C. McGlaun, 63, of the 7000 block of Stone Mill Dr., Columbus, Ga., was charged with terroristic threats and harassment after he sent threatening text messages to his ex-wife around 12:01 a.m. on March 17, police said.

 

Charges filed after crash

 

Two people were charged and/or cited following an investigation of a crash involving a car and taxicab at 4:45 p.m. on March 22 at South Eisenhower Boulevard and Route 283, police report.

 

Mitchell A. Clark, 39, of the 2000 block of Penn St., Harrisburg, was charged with involvement in an accident involving injury, habitual offender, driving with a suspended license, vehicle turning left and giving false information, police said.

 

A traffic citation for giving false information to police was filed against Jamie D. Spencer, 35, of the 2000 block of Penn St., Harrisburg, a passenger in Clark’s car, police said.

 

Clark was driving a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 that allegedly pulled in front of a Harrisburg City Cab taxi, police said. The taxi driver was treated by emergency medical services technicians for chest pains. Neither Clack nor a passenger in the taxi was injured, police said.

Police said Clark and Spencer told them at first that Spencer was the car’s driver. Both recanted later, police said.

 

A preliminary hearing for Clark is set for April 22 before District Justice Michael Smith.

 

Public drunkenness citation

 

Dominque S. Brown, 18, of the 5000 block of N. Marshall St., Philadelphia, was issued a citation for public drunkenness following an incident at 12:55 a.m. on March 22 at West Main and Lawrence streets, police report.

 

Brown, a dormitory resident at Penn State Harrisburg, was seen stumbling while walking from Lawrence Street to Gina Lane, police said. She was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where she was held until she was released into the custody of a relative, police said.

 

Burglary

 

An Xbox computer console, several computer games, a computer tablet, several sweaters and a pair of Troll sneakers were taken from a residence in the 100 block of Elmwood Dr. on March 19 or 20, police report.

 

Value of the items was estimated at more than $700.

 

The residence was unoccupied and unlocked at the time of the thefts, police said.

 

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-939-0463.

 

 

 

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/22/14

 

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.

 

DUI charge

Kendra M. Shay, 19, of the 1000 block of Summerwood Dr., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-controlled substance, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and minor with alcohol operating a vehicle, police report.

The charges were filed after a 2005 Kia Spectra that Shay was driving was stopped in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Boulevard at 3:04 a.m. on Sept. 12 for a faulty headlight, police said.

Police said they smelled an odor of an intoxicating beverage and burnt marijuana in the vehicle. There was an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and a substance found in the car that was tested and shown to be marijuana, police said.

Shay was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 19 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/15/14

 

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.

 

 

Endangering charge

Xavier D. Vazquez, 22, of the first block of Hoke Lane, Middletown, was charged with endangering the welfare of children, driving with a suspended license, failure to notify authorities about a change in address, riding a motorcycle with an improper seat and failure to have insurance, police report.

The charges stem from an investigation of a report that a man was operating a motorcycle with an infant as passenger, police said.

Vazquez was questioned by police at 6:41 p.m. on Sept. 12 on Eshelman Street at Chestnut Alley. Vazquez admitted to police he had been riding a motorcycle with his 2-year-old nephew on board, police said.

A background check showed his driver’s license had been suspended and three warrants had been issued for his arrest, police said.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 5 before District Judge Michael Smith.


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