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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 5/18/2016

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.

Simple assault charge


Joshua M. Orner, 18, of the 1000 block of Mountainview Road, Middletown, was charged with simple assault, harassment and criminal mischief after an altercation with his brother around 10:30 p.m. on May 1 at their home, police report.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:26

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Middletown Police News: 5/18/2016

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.

 

Frey Village
supervisor charged

A supervisor at Frey Village in Middletown was arrested and charged with indecent assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a female employee for whom he was responsible, borough police said.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:01

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Council suspends cop, sets conditions for his return

Middletown Borough Council has suspended police Sgt. James Bennett and approved conditions for his return to full duty.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:31

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 5/11/2016

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.

 

Drug charges


Alecia M. Hain, 27, of the 100 block of B Lane, Harrisburg, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop on April 24 in the area of North Union Street and Route 283, police report.
Hair was driving a 1996 Ford Escort that was stopped because of a loose plastic cover on its front bumper, police said.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 9 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Break-in at YFC


Someone forced their way into a storage shed that houses theater items at the Youth for Christ facility on Eisenhower Boulevard on April 25, police report.
A door to the shed was pried from its hinges. A township police officer who was making a routine check at the facility discovered the break-in, police said.
It remains unclear if anything was stolen, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-939-0463.

Three computers stolen


Three computers were stolen from a home in the 100 block of C Lane on April 29 or 30, police report.
Reported stolen were a Dell laptop valued at $1,500, an HP laptop valued at $100 and a Samsung tablet valued at $100.
Investigators did not find any evidence of forced entry to the residence.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-939-0463.

Drug charges


Tyler L. Malehorn, 26, of the 300 block of Running Bond Dr., Middletown, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.
The charges were filed after police arrested Malehorn at 3:04 p.m. on May 3 while helping serve warrants to him at his place of employment, police said.
Police said they found several needles, a package containing a substance tested and shown to be heroin, and wrappers on Malehorn while searching him.
Malehorn was arraigned before District Justice David Semic and held in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 8 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:21

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Lower Swatara woman stops home invaders

She kept them out of her house, but the would-be home invaders got in her head.


Shannon Peiffer was taking care of her two babies, 1 and 2 years old, on March 15 when two men, dressed in black, ran up to her Lower Swatara home and tried to force their way inside at 10:43 a.m.


Peiffer saw them running through the yard to her door and rushed to lock it. “I was fighting with the man at the door trying to push his way in the door,” she said.


After it was locked, she whisked the children to a back bedroom. “I just wanted to get us somewhere separate, away from the living room,” she said. Peiffer then summoned Lower Swatara Twp. police, who responded in three minutes.


The men were gone when police arrived, said Det. Robert Appleby, of the Lower Swatara Twp. police.


“I haven’t slept since,” Peiffer said.


Peiffer said she was unsure why the men were trying to get into her home at the 100 block of Park Drive in Lower Swatara Twp. “I would assume they were here to hurt me,” she said.
She was also unsure why she would be targeted. “I am not involved in crime,” she said. “I have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.”


There were no other similar incidents in the area, Appleby said. The men did choose this home, which suggested it was targeted, possibly for burglary or retaliation, he said.
“It’s still open,” he said. “We do have some suspects.”


Peiffer said the men did leave footprints at the scene, and she has an idea about the identity of one of the men.


“We have some evidence recovered from the scene waiting to come back from the (Pennsylvania State Police) lab,” Appleby said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 15:10

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