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Driver gets prison in fatal DUI crash; charges in cellphone theft: Area Police Roundup

Posted 12/6/17

An Elizabethtown man was sentenced to four to eight years in state prison for homicide by vehicle in Dauphin County Court on Nov. 29.

Anthony Brian Custis, 37, had pleaded guilty on Sept. 27 to …

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Driver gets prison in fatal DUI crash; charges in cellphone theft: Area Police Roundup

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An Elizabethtown man was sentenced to four to eight years in state prison for homicide by vehicle in Dauphin County Court on Nov. 29.

Anthony Brian Custis, 37, had pleaded guilty on Sept. 27 to homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle, DUI, and involuntary manslaughter.

According to arrest papers, Custis on Feb. 4, 2017, lost control of the Cadillac he was driving on Toll House Road in Londonderry Township after getting off of Interstate 283 eastbound.

The single-car crash resulted in the death of a passenger in Custis’s vehicle, 28-year-old Brittany Elizabeth Corsnitz, also of Elizabethtown. Corsnitz was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

As part of the sentence imposed by Judge John Cherry, the amount of time Custis spends behind bars was reduced by the nine months and nine days he had already served in Dauphin County Prison.

Man charged with taking cellphone

A Middletown man was arrested for allegedly stealing a cellphone from a man who was in the Bass Pro Shop store in the Harrisburg Mall on Nov. 26.

Pedro Santiz, 31, of the 200 block of Wilson Street, was arraigned before District Judge Paul T. Zozos and charged with receiving stolen property. He was released after posting $1,000 bail and his preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 14.

Borough police were contacted by the victim who said he had been able to track the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus phone to Santiz’s location using the app Find My Phone, according to arrest papers filed by police.

The victim told police he had put the phone down in the store and had walked away, later going back to try and retrieve it.

Woman charged with DUI

A Mechanicsburg woman was charged with DUI after police saw her driving erratically in the area of West Main and Wood streets in Middletown at about 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 18.

Godinez Clare Chandler, 24, had a blood alcohol content of 0.155 percent, according to arrest papers borough police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Chandler is charged with DUI, careless driving, and disregarding driving in a single traffic lane. Her preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 20.

Police: York man hit parked car

A York man was charged with DUI after Middletown police said he hit a car that was legally parked in the area of North Union and East Main streets at about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Kenney Lee Sipe, 50, of the 3900 block of Stonybrook Drive, had a blood alcohol content of 0.236 percent at the time of the incident, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Sipe was charged with DUI and careless driving. His preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 28.

Pineford man charged with DUI

A Middletown man was charged with DUI after being pulled over for having faulty registration lights and driving erratically in the 2100 block of Pineford Drive at about 1:10 a.m. Nov. 6.

Treshon Dominique Hayes, 26, of Hemlock Hall, had a blood alcohol level of 0.156 percent, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Hayes was charged with DUI, and restrictions on alcoholic beverages for having an open half-full bottle of beer in his car when he was pulled over, police said.

His preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 28.

2 purses stolen from same vehicle

Two purses were stolen from inside a 2008 blue Chevrolet Cobalt parked in the first block of Clinton Avenue. The victim told police that the vehicle was unlocked when the theft was discovered.

The theft was reported to police on Sept. 24.

Coins stolen from vehicle

A box containing $5 in coins was reported stolen from the center console of a 2015 blue Chevrolet Silverado as the vehicle was parked in the 300 block of East Roosevelt Avenue. The incident was reported to borough police on Sept. 29.

The door to the vehicle was unlocked, police said.

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