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Assault charges result from several cases in borough in early February: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 2/13/19

Middletown police charged a borough man with simple assault following an incident in the first block of Brown Street shortly before 8 p.m. Feb. 5.

Andrew Shawn Henry, 43, of the Brown Street …

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Assault charges result from several cases in borough in early February: Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police charged a borough man with simple assault following an incident in the first block of Brown Street shortly before 8 p.m. Feb. 5.

Andrew Shawn Henry, 43, of the Brown Street address, punched a woman at least five times, resulting in welts to her left arm and upper left thigh and redness to her chest, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police described Henry as being “extremely intoxicated.”

Judy set bail at $25,000. Henry was listed Tuesday as being in Dauphin County Prison. His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 19.

Police charge man, woman

Middletown police have charged two people regarding an incident that occurred at North Wood and East Emaus streets at about 4:45 p.m. Feb. 4.

Paul J. Beamenderfer, 43, of the 100 block of North Wood Street, was arraigned on Feb. 4 before District Judge Sonya M. McKnight and charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting, and harassment.

Beamenderfer is listed as being in Dauphin County Prison on $1,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 19 before District Judge David Judy.

Police on Feb. 5 charged Nicole Lee Balsbaugh, 37, of the same address, with disorderly conduct by engaging in fighting. Her preliminary hearing is set for March 18 before Judy.

Police in arrest papers filed with Judy said that Beamenderfer grabbed a 16-year-old boy around the throat and pinned him to the wall.

He also was loudly arguing and swearing at the woman, and at one point threw his phone at her hitting her in the shoulder, according to police.

Police said that Balsbaugh during the dispute was striking Beamenderfer with his cane.

Woman charged with DUI

Middletown police charged a Cumberland County woman with DUI after her 2014 Kia Optima ran into the back of a vehicle at West Main and Spring streets at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 1.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Susan Ellen Harral, 51, of the 400 block of Wolf Bridge Road in Middlesex Township, was under the influence of alcohol. She was also driving too fast for conditions as snow and ice were on the roads at the time, police said. She was cited for speeding.

Harral has a March 18 preliminary hearing before Judy.

Charges after Pineford incident

A Middletown man was charged following a dispute in the Beechwood Building of Pineford at 10:59 a.m. Jan. 28.

Borough police said that Stephen James Smith, 40, of the Beechwood Building, and a woman were arguing when Smith kicked the woman in her side and threw her to the ground, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Smith was arraigned before Judy and charged with simple assault and harassment. Bail was set at $25,000; Smith is not listed in Dauphin County Prison. His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 19.