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Another gun taken from unlocked vehicle

An unloaded gun was stolen from an unlocked pickup truck parked in the 1000 block of Old Reliance Road on Monday, Nov. 17 or Tuesday, Nov. 18, according to Lower Swatara Twp. police.

It is the fourth theft of a firearm from an unlocked vehicle in the Old Reliance and Shope Gardens neighborhoods in the past few weeks.

In the latest theft, a Bond Firearms 45/410 caliber two-shot gun was taken from the truck's middle console, police said. Police registered the stolen gun with a national registry of stolen weapons.

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:10

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Man with machete robs truck driver in Lower Swatara

A man armed with a machete robbed a truck driver of his wallet and iPhone at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the 600 block of Hunter Lane, according to Lower Swatara Twp. police.

The 37-year-old driver suffered injuries to his left eye and superficial cuts on his left hand in the incident, and was treated at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, police said.

The robber, wearing a ski mask and brandishing the machete, knocked on a window of the tractor-trailer rig in which the driver was sitting and demanded money, police said. The rig was parked at a business on Hunter Lane waiting to unload a shipment to Nissin Foods, police said.

The robber and victim struggled, falling off the rig, police said. The driver disarmed the robber, who fled in a nearby light gray van that was driven by an accomplice, police said. 

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 21:04

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News - 11/26/14

 

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

 

Deana M. Camplese, 38, of the 3000 block of Hillcrest Road, Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol and driving a vehicle with no rear lights, police report.

 

The charges stemmed from an incident at 12:25 a.m. on Nov.1 in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Blvd.

 

Camplese was driving a BMW 530i that was stopped because it had an inoperative light over a license plate, police said. Police said they smelled an odor of an alcoholic-type of beverage from the car.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:53

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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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