Press and Journal

Switch to desktop Register Login

Jury convicts Middletown man of indecent assault

A Dauphin County jury convicted a Middletown man of indecent assault and simple assault on Thursday, May 19 for a incident involving a friend and fellow college student in the Village of Pineford in 2014.

However, the jury acquitted Yufan Yan, 21, of criminal attempt of rape and unlawful restraint charges.

Yan’s sentencing was deferred until he is evaluated by a sexual offenders assessment board to determine whether he is a sexually violent predator, according to court records.

According to court records filed by Middletown police, Yan sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman in her apartment in the Village of Pineford in September 2014. Yan also lived in Pineford at the time.

Yan and the victim were Chinese nationals who were friends and fellow students at Penn State Harrisburg at the time, Middletown police said in court records.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:48

Hits: 621

Three home burglaries reported on Foxianna Road

State police are investigating three recent home burglaries on Foxianna Road in Londonderry Township.

The three burglaries – in the 2100 block, 1700 block and 2400 block of Foxianna – were reported from Thursday, July 23 to Tuesday, July 28, said Tpr. Robert Hicks, a spokesman for the state police.

"We don't know if these burglaries are related, but we are investigating that possibility," he said.

"We ask that people be vigilant and take note and report any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area," Hicks said. "People should never leave their homes or cars unlocked."foxiannard

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:07

Hits: 3077

Tractor-trailer overturns on Vine Street, driver receives minor injuries

A tractor-trailer hauling water overturned on Vine Street in Londonderry Twp. on Wednesday morning, June 24.

The 1998 Mack truck overturned onto its passenger side as the driver tried to turn left onto Vine Street from the Interstate 283 East ramp at about 8:30 a.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The driver, identified by police as Jesse A. Saulnier, 39, of Dover, received minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital. Saulnier was wearing a lap and shoulder belt, police said.

No other vehicles were involved. The tractor-trailer was hauling water, which spilled onto the roadway just outside Rutter's. The right lane of Vine Street heading toward Hummelstown was closed for about an hour until workers could set the tractor-trailer upright and tow it away.

video screenshot

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:57

Hits: 2080