Written by Dan Miller
The following is a compilation of major crime-related incidents that occurred in Middletown between Sept. 1 and Sept. 7, based upon information provided to the Press And Journal by the Middletown Police Department.
Police logged a total of 74 calls for the week, many involving returned phone calls, traffic and bus-stop details, assisting other agencies, and other incidents of a routine nature.
Some of the information in this round-up also comes from online court records and from criminal complaints obtained from the office of District Judge David Judy.
Those charged with committing a crime are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
A Middletown man was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and cutting her throat with a knife during an incident in the 300 block of Vine Street early in the morning of Saturday, Sept. 3.
Jamie Ray Hulstine, 44, was arraigned before District Judge Barbara W. Pianka and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of simple assault and harassment. He was released from Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail after $10,000 bond was posted.
A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 3 before District Judge David Judy.
Argument leads to charges
An argument escalated into a man being charged with aggravated assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend during an incident at her apartment in the 300 block of North Race Street between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.
Michael Scott Reynolds II, 23, of Etters, was arraigned before Judy on Sept. 8 and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and harassment. He was being held in Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 19 before Judy.
A motorcycle parked in the lot of the Giant Food store at Mid-town Plaza on East Main Street was damaged when it was knocked over in a hit-and-run on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 3.
A greenish-tan color Dodge SUV was seen striking the motorcycle and causing it to tip over, damaging the right side, gas tank, foot brake, and handle brake, police said. The SUV then fled in an unknown direction.
Prescription medication was reported stolen on Friday, Sept. 2, from the mailbox of a residence in the 400 block of Colfax Street. Stolen was a 90-pill, 40-milligram prescription for Simvastatin, a cholesterol medication, police said.
Fight leads to two arrests
A report of a large group of people fighting in the area of Wood Street and Swar Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, led to police arresting two people.
Shane Hinkle, 21, of Steelton; and Kayla Novak, 19, of Middletown, were both charged with harassment, simple assault, and disorderly conduct.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for both on Oct. 24 before Judy.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:12
Written by Eric Wise
Carlos Jarvis IV, 26, of Bainbridge, has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with an early morning accident Aug. 20 that damaged the entrance to Sunset Park in Londonderry Township.
Jarvis has been charged with DUI (first offense), DUI/high rate of alcohol, disregard of traffic lane, careless driving and failure to notify police of accident with damage, according to court records.
Jarvis veered off South Geyers Church Road and struck the entrance wall to Sunset Park, causing about $3,000 in damage.
Jarvis was on probation stemming from a July 2015 conviction on unrelated charges.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 13:51
Written by Dan Miller
A man charged with kidnapping a Middletown woman and taking her to Louisiana in December 2015 has a date with Dauphin County Court.
Noah Lamart Thomas, 36, of Middletown, is to be arraigned in county court on Oct. 28 on the charges of kidnapping to inflict injury/terror, aggravated assault, robbery, terroristic threats, and unlawful restraint.
Thomas was ordered bound over on all the charges to county court during a preliminary hearing before District Judge David Judy on Aug. 22. Thomas is being held in Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail.
According to court records, Thomas abducted the woman on Dec. 27, 2015, and then took her to Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana.
He was arrested shortly after that in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and sent back to Pennsylvania.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 15:35
The following is a compilation of crime-related incidents that occurred in Middletown between Aug. 24 and Aug. 31, based upon information provided to the Press And Journal by the Middletown Police Department.
Police reported a total of 84 calls during the week, many of them involving returned phone calls, assisting other agencies, and other incidents of a routine nature.
Theft of Pokemon cards
An unknown amount of a child’s Pokemon cards were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of West Main Street. The incident was reported to police Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Theft from a business
A water meter and copper piping from throughout the basement was reported stolen from a business in the 900 block of Adelia Street. The theft was discovered and reported to police on Monday, Aug. 29, by employees of the Suez water company who had gone to the business to turn the water on, police said.
Police on Sunday, Aug. 28, responded to a complaint of an egg being thrown at a vehicle in the first block of West Peters Avenue. Police upon arriving found egg matter on the caller’s vehicle, as well as on another vehicle that was in the same area.
Police are investigating a burglary that was reported early Saturday, Aug. 27, at an apartment in the 200 block of West Hoffman Avenue. The investigation is ongoing and police had no further information.
A blue Trek-brand bicycle was reported stolen from a residence in the 500 block of Laurel Avenue sometime between Sunday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 27.
An unknown person took the bicycle from inside the victim’s unlocked garage, police said. The bicycle is blue with Trek in gray lettering.
A person reported that maple syrup and egg matter had been left on the handle of the door on her apartment in the 100 block of Wilson Street. The woman reported the incident to her property manager who reported it to police on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Shots fired report
Police responded to a report of shots fired at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the area of Swar Avenue at Wilson Street.
Police after arriving determined that the cause of the noise was someone setting off fireworks.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 15:19
Written by Dan Miller
Joshua Iron-Lee Perry — the man wanted for robbing the Rite-Aid in Middletown in June — was taken into custody in Erie on Friday, Sept. 2, borough Police Chief John Bey told the Press And Journal.
Perry is also a suspect in robbing four other Rite-Aids in Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties, according to police. Perry allegedly held up the Rite-Aids to get oxycodone, police said. Rite-Aid had offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Perry’s capture, according to unconfirmed reports.
Middletown police on Aug. 24 charged Perry with robbing the Rite-Aid after Perry failed to turn himself in on Aug. 15.
Borough police say that Perry and two accomplices were arrested by state police in a motel on the outskirts of Erie at about 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Perry had fled from York County to Erie to escape capture. A tip about Perry being spotted at the Erie County Fair on Thursday night, Sept. 1, was relayed by local police to Middletown police, borough police said in a news release issued Friday afternoon.
State police in Corry apprehended Perry and the two accomplices without incident, according to the release.
The other Rite-Aid robberies that Perry is a suspect in were committed in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County; Cleona in Lebanon County; Stewartstown in York County; and Aug. 28 in Dover, also in York County.
The Cleona and Dover robberies both took place after Perry was to have turned himself in to Middletown police.
Besides the Middletown charges Perry and one of the accomplices, John Lebzelter of Lebanon, will face charges from York and Lebanon counties for the other Rite-Aid robberies that took place there, police said. It is unknown if or when the third suspect, a woman, will be charged, police said.
Perry’s last known address was at the Pine Manor mobile home park on Route 230 just east of Middletown. Police had been tracking Perry in Lancaster County before he fled to York County and then to Erie County.
Besides state police in Corry Middletown police also acknowledged assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Service, state police in Jonestown, and police from Southern York County Regional, West Hempfield Township, and Hallam Township.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 15:17