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Fight over dog feces on car; DUI charges filed in several cases: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 1/9/18

Allegations involving dog feces on a vehicle led to disorderly conduct citations for two township residents following their involvement in an argument at 7:23 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 200 block of …

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Fight over dog feces on car; DUI charges filed in several cases: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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Allegations involving dog feces on a vehicle led to disorderly conduct citations for two township residents following their involvement in an argument at 7:23 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 200 block of Brookside Drive.

Stephanie Amey, 20, and Julie Todd, 47, of different residences in the 200 block of Brookside Drive, were fighting over allegations that someone had put dog feces on Amey’s vehicle, police say. Amey hit Todd in her face, causing small cuts around her nose, according to police. Amey also reportedly suffered minor facial injuries.

There was no report of medical attention to either woman.

Fraud attempt online thwarted

A township resident told police an attempt was made to defraud him in an online transaction but was thwarted by the resident’s credit union.

Police said the resident’s financial information was used to attempt to make a $300 purchase through Etsy but PSECU flagged and canceled the transaction. Reportedly the resident’s account with the credit union was closed and he incurred no financial loss.

DUI charges filed after crash

Charges of DUI-controlled substance (four counts) and careless driving have been filed against a Swatara Township resident following her involvement in a one-car crash in the township in November, police report.

According to district magisterial records, Karen Allen, 75, of the 3000 block of Chambers Hill Road, Harrisburg, has been charged for the crash on West Harrisburg Pike at Wyoming Ave. at 2:06 p.m. Nov. 3. An accident report noted her Mazda 3 struck a one-way road sign and went over a median in the center of the road.

Allen was not injured but was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center on suspicion she was driving while under the influence of intoxicants, the arresting officer reported.

A blood sample from Allen was tested for the presence of intoxicants but results of the tests were not reported.

DUI charges vs. Harrisburg man

Richard Battles, 30, of the 500 block of Sunday Drive, Harrisburg, has been charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol and driving with a BAC 0.02 or greater while a license was suspended, police report.

According to the arresting officer, Battles was driving a 2014 GMC Acadia in the 600 block of North Union Street at 3:09 a.m. Dec. 2 when he pulled into the path of a police cruiser. Police said Battles’ vehicle was traveling 51 mph in a 35 mph zone.

The arrest report noted an interview with Battles turned into a DUI investigation after which he was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center. Blood was drawn and tested for the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported. Court records state that Battles is scheduled for a hearing on the charges before District Judge Michael Smith on Jan. 31.

Charged following disturbance

Charges of simple assault and harassment have been filed against William Bolash, 51, of the 1000 block of Spring Garden Drive, Middletown, police report.

The case stemmed from a reported disturbance involving Bolash and another person at Bolash’s home at 4:18 p.m. Dec. 24. The reporting officer said Bolash and a victim became involved in a scuffle with both suffering minor injuries. South Central EMS treated Bolash and the victim, police added.

Bolash was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth Lenker and released after posting $5,000 unsecured bail, court records noted. A preliminary hearing on the charges was scheduled Jan. 4 before District Judge Michael Smith.