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Drug arrests; DUI cases reported; scam names police: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 2/21/18

Matthew Macon, 56, of the 600 block of North Harrisburg Street, Steelton, has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.

Macon was taken …

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Drug arrests; DUI cases reported; scam names police: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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Matthew Macon, 56, of the 600 block of North Harrisburg Street, Steelton, has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.

Macon was taken into custody after a traffic stop at 1:13 a.m.  Dec. 29 in the area of Oberlin Road and Kreider Drive. According to the investigating officer, the traffic stop was made because of a faulty light above the license plate on Macon’s 2002 Mercury Sable.

A background check showed warrants had been issued out of Dauphin and York counties calling for Macon’s arrest for an unrelated incident.

Additional details about the case and subsequent charges were not reported by police.

Macon is scheduled to be present at a preliminary hearing on the charges on March 1 before District Judge Michael Smith.

DUI charges in three cases

• Angela Smith, 41, of the first block of Main Street, Hummelstown, has been charged with DUI-high rate of alcohol, DUI, driving with a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection and failure to have vehicle emission inspection, court records show.

According to the investigating officer’s report, Smith was driving a 2011 Toyota RAV4 in the 800 block of Eisenhower Boulevard at 1:14 a.m. Jan. 20 and stopped because police said the vehicle’s registration was suspended. Police added they smelled an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. An interview with Smith turned into a DUI investigation during which time she was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center and a blood sample was drawn and tested for the possible presence of intoxicants, police said. Results of the blood tests were not reported.

Her case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 7 before District Judge Michael Smith.

• Charges of DUI and DUI-high rate of alcohol have been filed against Daniel Fernback, 30, of the 500 block of Constitution Drive, Middletown after he was arrested Jan. 30.

According to police, Fernback was stopped at 2:14 a.m. in the area of South Eisenhower Boulevard at Fulling Mill Road after his 2006 Mercury Mariner was seen crossing the road’s fog lines several times. An interview with Fernback turned into a DUI investigation and charges were filed, police said.

Fernback  is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 7 before District Judge Michael Smith.

• Scott Schulte, 29, of the 300 block of Twin Crest Drive, Leighton, was arrested Jan. 29 and subsequently charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol, DUI-controlled substance (three counts) and driving with a BAC of 0.02 percent or greater with a suspended license, court records show.

According to the arresting officer, Schulte was driving a 2014 Ford Taurus and failed to signal while driving in the area of Richardson Road at South Eisenhower Boulevard at 10:47 p.m. Jan. 29. An interview with Schulte turned into a DUI investigation during which Schulte was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center and charged.

Results of blood tests from samples provided by Schulte were not reported.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 28 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Jumped on car’s hood

Police were told a unidentified man jumped on and damaged the hood of car that was parked in the 200 block of West Main Street at 2 a.m. Feb. 11.

Police said the owner of the 2007 VW Jetta awoke to the sound of someone jumping on a car outside of his apartment. The victim told police he saw a man repeatedly jump on the hood of his car. The victim did not give police a description of the suspect but did tell police the suspect left the area in a black car.

Police said there was a large dent on the driver’s side of the hood of the victim’s car. No estimate was given to repair the vehicle.

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

Teenager charged

Juvenile allegations of simple assault were filed against a township resident following an incident at his home in the 100 block of Bradford Avenue at 6:56 a.m. Feb. 9, police report.

According to the investigating officer, the 15-year-old resident was fighting with his stepmother, who reportedly suffered minor scratches.

Police said emergency medical services were not requested nor provided.

Fraud attempt names police

A township resident told police Feb. 7 he has been harassed by an individual claiming he was a member of an area police department calling about warrants allegedly filed against him.

Police said the victim said a person left numerous telephone messages stating he was a member of the Steelton Police Department and he needed the victim to call him about warrants that had been filed against him. Township police discovered the person named in the calls was not a member of the local department and the number referenced in the calls was not associated with the department.

Investigators told the victim the calls were an attempt to defraud the victim and cautioned him not to respond to the calls.

Attempted theft call

Police were unable to locate any suspects after receiving a call that a suspicious person was attempting to enter vehicles parked in the 2000 block of Brentwood Drive early on Feb. 2.

Police were called to investigate a report at about 1:55 a.m. that a man was acting suspiciously while trying to enter parked cars. The investigation report did not provide a description of the suspect or how many vehicles may have been targeted.

Police remind residents to lock their vehicles and remove any items of value from them.