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Middletown Police News: 10/29/14


Jewelry stolen from car

Two gold chains and three charms valued between $3,000 and $4,000 were stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 400 block of Plane St. on Oct. 14 or 15, police report.

The chains were in rope and box/herringbone styles, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-558-6900. 

Driver injured in crash

A 36-year-old Dillsburg motorist was injured when his car struck a tree at West Main and North Catherine streets at 3:51 p.m. on Oct. 8, police report.

The unnamed motorist was taken by ambulance to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment, police said. The extent of his injuries was not noted.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:56

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Youths warned after jumping in front of train


Two youths were warned by Middletown police after they allegedly jumped across railroad tracks in front of an oncoming M&H Railroad train in the 700 block of E. Main St. on Sunday, Oct. 19, police said.


The train’s conductor called police about the incident, police said.

Officers found the youths and spoke to them and their parents about the dangers – and legality – of their actions, police said.


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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/29/14


Teens charged in bicycle thefts

Two Middletown teenagers, ages 14 and 16, were charged in the theft of bicycles from a shed at a residence in the 100 block of Richardson Road on Oct. 18, police report.

The two bicycles, a Raleigh 18-speed mountain bike valued at $500 and an unknown brand, 18-speed mountain bike valued at $150, were returned to their owner, police said.

The teens were released into the custody of their parents.

Information from several witnesses assisted officers’ efforts to find and take the teens into custody, police said.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:16

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Former youth leader waives porn charges to county court



A former volunteer youth leader at a Middletown area church who was arrested by police for allegedly possessing child pornography has waived the charges against him to Dauphin County Court.


Daniel M. Tipantiza, 40,  of Harrisburg, a former volunteer at Valley Baptist Church, was charged with 122 counts of child pornography and disseminating photos of children in sex acts, according to court records.


He was arrested in September for allegedly uploading 61 images to his Yahoo account, authorities said.


Tipantiza was freed from Dauphin County Prison on $150,000 bail.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:15

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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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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:07

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