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From the Vault: News from the Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted 11/1/17

Police Taser balloon vendor

Middletown police used a Taser to arrest a balloon and toy vendor they said was partially blocking an intersection at the borough’s Halloween parade Oct. 22. …

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From the Vault: News from the Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted

Police Taser balloon vendor

Middletown police used a Taser to arrest a balloon and toy vendor they said was partially blocking an intersection at the borough’s Halloween parade Oct. 22.

Officers said he refused to move his cart out of the way, and was given several verbal warnings before backup officers were called and the 22-year-old man was subdued with a Taser. Police said the man was yelling and creating a scene at the intersection of Brown and Union streets, “as if to get the crowd into the incident.”

Robert A. Dellinger, 22, of York, was selling assorted toys to parade-goers when an officer noticed he was in the way of traffic, police said. Police noticed while Dellinger was making a sale, a car trying to turn onto Brown Street had to stop and wait for Dellinger to move his cart, police reported.

Officers approached Dellinger and asked him to move his cart to the side of the curb and tried to explain that the intersection was still open and he was blocking it, police said.

Dellinger refused, saying he was handling a customer, according to police.

Police then asked Dellinger four to six more times to move his cart and Dellinger argued that he doesn’t have to because he has a permit, according to police reports.

Officers told him to move immediately and Dellinger told police he was not going to move. One officer said he would move it and grabbed the cart, and Dellinger tried to prevent the officer from moving the cart, police said.

Police then attempted to arrest Dellinger, but once again he resisted when officers tried to grab him, police reported.

More officers arrived on the scene to help wrestle Dellinger to the ground, police said. According to police, Dellinger kept resisting and was given several verbal warnings before police Tasered him.

Dellinger and police wrestled until the vendor was finally handcuffed, police said.

Dellinger was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, failure to obey authorized persons directing traffic, and illegal parking in an intersection, police reported.

Girls sell handmade jewelry for CF research

Best friends Makayla Miller-Stahl and Logan Gaughan are typical 9-year-olds.

They are students at Londonderry Elementary School. They talk excitedly about school and what they want to be when they grow up.

Makayla wants to dance on Broadway and Logan wants to be a science teacher, like her mom. In between Makayla's dance lessons and Logan's field hockey games, however, the two are doing something not so typical: selling bracelets to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The girls started making friendship bracelets last summer as gifts for friends and teachers. Makayla had the idea to sell the bracelets for profit and Logan suggested donating their profits to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Logan’s cousin Cody is one of over 30,000 children in the United States affected by the disease.

LD capitalizes on Raider turnovers

Middletown's annual Saturday Homecoming game was postponed until Monday by foul weather.

And the Blue Raiders’ quest for a victory and a possible berth in the District 3 playoffs was derailed by Lower Dauphin as the visiting Falcons took advantage of a couple of late Middletown mistakes in a gut-wrenching 28-14 win at War Memorial Field.

Late was the key word here as the two teams headed into the fourth quarter all knotted up at 14-14 and at that point it was anybody's game.

Nothing keeps fans in their seats longer than a hard-fought slugfest between two of the Mid-Penn's oldest and fiercest rivals like the Blue Raiders and Falcons.

The game also held special meaning because, with league realignment coming next fall, this latest clash just might mark the end of the rivalry that started back in 1960. Ironically, with Lower Dauphin's win on Monday the series ends in a dead heat with both teams claiming 24 victories.

Headlines from the edition

• Drop this box! New payment option used, misused in borough

• Kunkel fourth-graders visit The Middletown Home, consider careers

• Council member Horton to DEP: We don’t trust your Chesapeake Bay plan

• WPXN comes to central Pa.

• Elections lineup set for Tuesday

• Middletown woman marks century (Editor’s note: The woman was Pauline Shetron)

• HACC funds held tight; 44-year-old agreement may hit chopping block

Hot buys

• Barry Manilow “In the Swing of Christmas” CD, $7.95 each with purchase of three Hallmark cards. CKC Middletown Pharmacy and Gift Shop, 436 E. Main St., Middletown.

• Experience Internet in the fast lane with Epix dial-up service as low as $9.95 per month. You get a reliable local connection so you can log on and stay on.

• Regular haircuts and flat tops, fades and style cuts. Haircuts, $11, Seniors, $8, Children under 8, $10, style cuts, $15. Hartman Barber Shop, 324 N. Catherine St., Middletown.

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