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.
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.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:25
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.
DUI, drug charges
Anthony R. Ebersole, 20, of the 4000 block of Whitman Lane, Middletown, was charged with DUI-controlled substance (two counts), possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.
The charges were filed following Ebersole’s arrest around 4 a.m. on July 4 after a traffic stop in the area of East Main and Hoffer streets.
Ebersole was driving a 1997 Honda with a cracked windshield and inoperative tail lights, police said. Officers smelled an odor of marijuana in the vehicle and during a search of the car marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found, police said.
Following field sobriety tests, Ebersole 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 passenger in Ebersole’s car, Stevieray M. Honeycutt, 18, of the 2000 block of Foxianna Road, Middletown, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 29 before District Judge David Judy.
Cited after domestic disturbance
Erick Perez, 36, of the 100 block of Catalpa St., Middletown, and a 16-year-old Middletown resident were issued harassment citations after a fight between the two around 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the residence, police report.
A Middletown resident told police she was targeted in an attempted scam in which a caller told her she owed $10,000 in back taxes, police report.
The resident received the call at 7:13 p.m. on Oct. 6, police said. The resident hung up on the caller.
Police verified that the caller’s phone number was assigned to a call center.
Police are asking anyone who received similar calls to contact the department at 717-558-6900.
Michael J. Gianquitto, 45, of the 100 block of N. Catherine St., Middletown, was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass after he allegedly placed several calls to a resident in the 100 block of N. Wood Street on Oct. 4, police report.
Gianquitto was arraigned and placed in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 15 before District Judge David Judy.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:27
Written by Dan Miller
A Middletown resident has formally submitted a complaint to the borough alleging wrongful arrest by a Middletown police officer.
Brian Williams, of the 100 block of Catherine S., told the Press And Journal that the incident took place on Aug. 15. Three days later, on Monday, Aug. 18, Williams told Middletown Borough Council about the incident during the public comment period of a council meeting.
At that time, council President Christopher McNamara advised Williams to submit a formal complaint so that the incident could be investigated.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:18
Written by Dan Miller
Middletown police have charged a Penn State Harrisburg student with the off-campus rape of another Penn State Harrisburg student on Saturday, Sept. 20 in the Village of Pineford.
Yufan Yan, 19, was charged with sexually assaulting the 24-year-old woman in her apartment in Pineford, according to a criminal complaint filed by police in magisterial district court.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:08
Written by Dan Miller
The death of a 42-year-old man at Hemlock Hall in the Village of Pineford is still under investigation, according to Middletown police.
The unidentified man was discovered on Thursday, Oct. 1 in the living room of an apartment in the building. The man’s fiance also was in the apartment when the body was found, police said.
Police said they are awaiting a toxicology report from the Dauphin County Coroner’s office, and will withhold the man’s name pending the outcome of their investigation.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 21:37