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Four doses of Narcan needed to revive man; scams aplenty: Area Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 2/21/18

Middletown police used Narcan to revive a man who had overdosed from heroin in the Penn State Harrisburg parking lot at Olmsted Drive and Wharton Avenue on Feb. 2.

Police said that an officer …

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Four doses of Narcan needed to revive man; scams aplenty: Area Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police used Narcan to revive a man who had overdosed from heroin in the Penn State Harrisburg parking lot at Olmsted Drive and Wharton Avenue on Feb. 2.

Police said that an officer while conducting a routine traffic stop was alerted to the man, who was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

Borough police gave three doses of Narcan to the man, who was described as being in his 30s. He was not a Penn State Harrisburg student, police said.

A fourth dose of Narcan was given by a paramedic before the man began to come around. He was taken by ambulance to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

A physician at Penn State told police that the heroin was probably laced with another substance, based on the amount of Narcan that was needed to revive the man, police said.

Bogus overdue account

A Middletown man reported being the victim of a phone scam.

On Jan. 26, the man told police that he had received a call from someone claiming to represent the Snap-On tool company.

The caller told the victim that he had gotten behind on his Snap-On account and would be charged with a felony.

The victim traced the phone number to an individual who did not appear to be affiliated with Snap-On.

Pole damaged in hit-and-run

A pole at the southwest corner of East Main and Vine streets in Middletown was damaged when it was struck by a tractor-trailer truck on Jan. 22.

Police said that the 2015 white Freightliner with Oklahoma plates continued eastbound on Main Street without stopping. The vehicle was pulled over while heading south on Adelia Street.

The driver told police he was trying to find the Love’s Truck Stop.

Video leads to hit-and-run arrest

A man was cited for a hit-and-run involving two other vehicles in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 600 block of Spring Street in Middletown on Jan. 20.

Video surveillance traced the plate number and striking vehicle to Clinton Asalu, 21, of the 300 block of Gina Lane in Middletown, police said.

Asalu was cited for an accident involving damage to unattended vehicles or property, and reckless driving.

Call wasn’t from sheriff

A Middletown business on Jan. 19 reported being the victim of a phone scam where the caller claimed to be from the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Department.

The caller instructed the victim to pay $3,996, or else be arrested for failing to appear at a grand jury hearing. The victim was told to go to a local CVS to obtain a “money packet,” police said.

The victim instead reported the scam to police.

An Internet search indicated the call may have originated in Texas, police said.

Craigslist scam thwarted

A woman looking for work on Craigslist cleaning houses in Middletown instead became wise to a scam, borough police say.

The victim reported to police on Jan. 19 that she had made arrangements to clean a house in the 100 block of Aspen Street for $320 for three days for someone who said they were moving into the residence from Ontario, Canada.

The woman was sent a check for $979.29. She was told to take out $320, and to send the rest to a woman in California who would get her the keys to the house.

At this point the victim suspected a scam, police said. She did not cash the check but turned it over to a local bank. The victim also alerted Craigslist to the post as a possible scam, police said.

Stolen motorcycle on Craigslist

A Londonderry Township man was charged with stealing a motorcycle after the owner saw an ad for the stolen vehicle posted on Craigslist.

State Police said that Michael David Goho, 29, of the 2600 block of East Harrisburg Pike, had “obliterated” the serial numbers on the Suzuki DRZ 400S model motorcycle, but that in all other respects the motorcycle matched the description provided by the victim, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The victim alerted police and arranged with Goho to purchase the motorcycle for $1,300, police said.

Goho was arraigned before District Judge David O’Leary on Feb. 5 and charged with receiving stolen property. He was released after posting $25,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 26.

Vehicles egged

A 2018 black Mitsubishi Outlander was hit with eggs as the vehicle was parked at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Spring Street in Middletown.

The incident was reported to police Jan. 19.

Police also received a report on Jan. 18 of a vehicle being egged in the 800 block of Adelia Street. The two incidents did not appear to be related.

Hit-and-run damages Hop Yard

A no-parking sign pole and brick siding on the Hop Yard at 360 W. Main St. in Middletown was reported damaged by a hit-and-run that was reported to police on Jan. 17.

Debris from a striking vehicle was recovered at the scene, police said.

Woman reports phone scam

A 65-year-old Middletown woman reported a phone scam to borough police on Feb. 8.

The woman told police an unidentified caller instructed her to get three money orders totaling $250 — two for $100 and one for $50 — and take them to 7-Eleven on Main Street, where she would meet someone who would give her $9,000 for the money orders, police said.

The caller also tried to get the woman to provide her banking account information.

The woman did not comply with any of the instructions but reported the scam to police.

IRS calling? No….

A phone scam involving a caller claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service was reported to borough police on Feb. 2. Further details were not available.

Expired sticker leads to charges

A Manchester man faces drug possession charges after being pulled over by State Police for having an expired inspection and emission sticker.

Adam Shane Potter, 22, was pulled over on Fulling Mill Road in Lower Swatara Township after state police had followed him from the 2800 block of Vine Street near Route 283 in Londonderry Township, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police found suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Potter’s car. Analysis of blood drawn from Potter detected traces of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Potter is charged with possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI of a controlled substance, and not having a valid inspection sticker and emission inspection.

His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 26.

Felon had loaded gun, drugs

A convicted felon found with drugs and a loaded 9 mm handgun at the Lawn Service Plaza westbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is in Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail.

A joint investigation between state police and Carlisle borough police led to officers tracking down David Edward Glenn Jr., 31, at the plaza at about 1 a.m. Jan. 31, according to arrest papers State Police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Glenn was reported as being from Harrisburg but no specific address was given.

Glenn was arrested after police found in his car a Taurus model 9 mm handgun containing a magazine loaded with 12 rounds. Police said Glenn has several previous drug convictions which prohibit him from possessing a firearm.

Police found in the car a plastic baggie containing heroin, and in Glenn’s sock on his person one plastic baggie containing crack cocaine and a second plastic baggie containing cocaine, according to arrest papers.

Glenn was arraigned before Judy on Jan. 31 and charged with prohibited possession of a firearm; manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, and carrying a firearm without a license.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for March 19.

Police: Man threatened woman

A Bainbridge man was charged by Middletown police following an incident in the borough Feb. 3.

According to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy, the woman told police that David Cordero, 46, of the 100 block of Penn Oak Drive, prevented her from getting out of her car when she tried to escape while in the parking lot of the Turkey Hill convenience store at 170 E. Main St.

The woman told police she believed that Cordero was too drunk to drive, according to arrest papers.

Cordero broke off the keys in the ignition of the car, and allegedly threatened to beat the woman and her children, police said.

Cordero after being taken into custody refused to give a blood sample to determine his blood-alcohol content, police said.

He was arraigned before District Judge Rebecca Jo Margerum on Feb. 3 and charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, harassment, DUI, public drunkenness, driving while under suspension due to a previous alcohol-related conviction, and criminal mischief.

He was listed as being in Dauphin County Prison on $5,000 bail. He is to be arraigned in Dauphin County Court on May 4.

Man jailed following incident

A Middletown man was placed in Dauphin County Prison after being arrested by borough police for assaulting a woman during an incident in the first block of Ann Street on Feb. 5.

James Thornton Jr., 63, allegedly tried to choke the victim and injured her by throwing a remote control at her, causing swelling on her right front forehead, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police were called to the scene by a boy who witnessed the assault, locked himself in his room, and called 911 by using a digital assistant, according to arrest papers.

Thornton was arraigned before Judy on Feb. 6 and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. He was listed as being in the county prison on $10,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 20.

Speakers stolen from residence

Stereo speakers with a total value of $800 were reported stolen from a residence in the first block of Genesis Court in Middletown.

The burglary was reported to police on Jan. 27.

Car damaged

A car was damaged while parked in an apartment complex in the 600 block of Spring Street in Middletown.

A silver 2016 BMW was scratched along the driver’s side. The incident was reported to police on Feb. 6.