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Highspire Police News: 08/06/14

Following is a compilation of reports from the Highspire Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless  proven otherwise in a court of law.

Fraud
Someone called the Twin Kiss Restaurant in the 200 block of Second St. attempting to commit fraud on
May 3, police said.
The owner told police someone claimed to be a PPL Electric representative and asked for a payment over the phone.
The incident is under investigation.

Theft
Three unidentified women loaded a shopping cart with laundry detergent and other items and left the Dollar General store on Second Street without paying around 3:15 p.m. on
May 4, police said.
They were last seen leaving the parking lot in a white Oldsmobile.
The incident is under investigation.

Someone took two wallets containing about $7 and store discount and insurance cards from of an unlocked vehicle in the 400 block of Eshelman Street sometime on May 14, police said.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:27

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News - 8/06/14

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.

Plummets from window

A 20-year-old woman fell or jumped from a window at her second-story apartment in the 300 block of Gina Lane early in the morning on July 26, police said.
Reilly A. Weeks, 20, of New Ringgold, suffered injuries to her left leg, police said.

A neighbor told police that Weeks crawled to his home and asked him to call 911. Officers found numerous articles of clothing outside Weeks’ apartment and damage to spouting near a second-floor window, police said.

Weeks was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment, police said.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:25

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Middletown Police News - 8/06/2014

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.

Suspect escapes
A Harrisburg man escaped police while he was being placed into custody after an officer discovered a warrant had been issued calling for the man’s arrest, police said.
Jerome K. Buckner, 38, of the 1000 block of Whitehall St., was the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet sedan that was stopped at the Giant Foods Store in the MidTown Plaza at 3:05 a.m. on July 23, police said. Police said they stopped the car because it had a flat rear tire, a bald front tire and no lights operating on its license plate.
The investigating officer discovered that a warrant for trespassing, filed by Swatara Twp. police, had been issued calling for Buckner’s arrest, police said. Buckner fled on foot while police were attempting to handcuff him.
A foot chase ensued, but officers lost sight of Buckner in the 300 block of Vine St. when he jumped a fence, police said.
Four other people in Buckner’s car were released.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:23

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Charges against Middletown mom sent to county court

 

Charges filed against a Middletown woman who allegedly left her two children unattended in her SUV while shopping at a beauty supply store were bound over to Dauphin County Court.

 

District Judge Michael J. Smith found that all charges, including two counts of endangering the welfare of children, making false reports and leaving a child unattended in a vehicle, filed against Ashley Orris, 30, will be held for court during a preliminary hearing on Friday, July 25.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:07

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Two neighbors stop arson fire in Middletown

 

An arson fire in the back yard of a residence in the 100 block of Ann Street on Monday, July 21, could have been much worse if not for quick action by neighbors, Middletown police say.

 

Police say the fire was set by a 9-year-old boy who lived on the second floor of the residence. The boy told police he was playing with a lighter that he had found when he dropped it onto a mattress in the yard, igniting the mattress.

 

Before firefighters arrived, two neighbors – 59-year-old Barry Burney and a 14-year-old boy – had put out most of the fire using a garden hose, police said.

 

Acting Middletown Police Chief Sgt. James Bennett said damage from the fire “could have been very serious” if not for the neighbors intervening.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:04

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