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Gun reported at HIA; knife, marijuana pipe found at MAHS: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 5/1/19

A Waynesboro, Virginia, man has been charged after he allegedly had a gun in his car at the security gate of the 193rd Special Operations Air Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard at Harrisburg …

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Gun reported at HIA; knife, marijuana pipe found at MAHS: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A Waynesboro, Virginia, man has been charged after he allegedly had a gun in his car at the security gate of the 193rd Special Operations Air Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard at Harrisburg International Airport.

Airport police received the report at 1:01 p.m. April 18.

In the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, police said Adam Corey Maxwell, 37, had a semiautomatic pistol in his center dashboard.

Police said Maxwell, who was convicted of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in Virginia in 2005, did not have a valid permit to carry the pistol.

Maxwell was charged with person not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

He was arraigned before Judge Lowell A. Witmer, and his bail was set at $5,000. Court records indicate that his bail was posted. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.

Gun stolen from car

Lower Swatara police are reminding residents to lock their car doors after reports of both attempted and successful car break-ins.

Police received a report of a handgun valued at $450 stolen from a car while it was parked on the 1100 block of Georgetown Road at 4:10 p.m. April 19.

Police believe the car was entered between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. There was no sign of forced entry.

A second report came in at 2:31 a.m. April 20. Police said someone attempted to enter a car that was parked in the first block of Burd Road.

The suspect triggered the alarm and ran off, police said.

Man, woman charged in incident

Two people have been charged following an incident at a residence in the first block of Hanover Street.

Police responded at 8:55 a.m. April 15. According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Kelsey Martin, 23, of the address, told police that Tyler J. Evans, 23, punched her in the head twice the prior night.

Martin was cited with harassment, and Evans was charged with simple assault. Evans’ preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 20.

Police: Woman struck fire hydrant

A township woman has been cited after she allegedly hit a fire hydrant and left.

The accident was reported at 4:31 a.m. April 20.

Police said Keri Berstler, 40, was driving west on Fulling Mill Road when she drove over the curb, hit a fire hydrant and left. She was not injured.

Berstler was cited with failure to report an accident to police, careless driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and accident damaging unattended property.

Knife, marijuana pipe at MAHS

An 18-year-old man was charged after a Middletown Area High School official reportedly found him in possession of a marijuana pipe inside the school at 8:56 a.m. April 8.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, the school was conducting a drug investigation, and a school official asked Jaeshaun Thomas-Jackson, of Harrisburg, if he had anything in his possession that he shouldn’t have.

He reportedly gave the school official a marijuana pipe.

Police said that as a result of his arrest, a 17-year-old Middletown girl was found in possession of a pocket knife.

Thomas-Jackson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and the girl was charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 13.

Teens charged after MAMS fight

Two 14-year-old Middletown boys have been charged after they allegedly got into a fight outside of Middletown Area Middle School at 9 a.m. April 4.

The boys have been charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Police said they had minor injuries but weren’t transported to the hospital.