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Harassment alleged; 16-year-old girl cited for cruelty to animals: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 8/21/19

A Lower Paxton Township man has been charged with criminal trespassing after he allegedly tried to break into a woman’s residence in the 100 block of Hanover Street.

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Harassment alleged; 16-year-old girl cited for cruelty to animals: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A Lower Paxton Township man has been charged with criminal trespassing after he allegedly tried to break into a woman’s residence in the 100 block of Hanover Street.

Lower Swatara police responded to a report of an incident at 10:22 p.m. Aug. 1, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

The victim told police that William Ray Park, 27, came by her residence and was yelling and texting obscenities to her.

Park left and then returned. According to the affidavit, he pounded on her door and rang the doorbell before trying to enter through the windows and back door; he also allegedly threw stones at her window.

Park was also charged with resisting arrest, loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness and two charges of harassment.

His bail was set at $15,000, and court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing is Sept. 16.

Driver cited in crash

A Mount Joy man has been cited following a car crash at the intersection of Oberlin Road and North Union Street at 6:35 p.m. July 26.

Jonathan David Coulter, 20, was cited with two counts of violating stop sign laws.

Police said Coulter ran through a stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by a 75-year-old Lower Paxton man. According to officers, Coulter was transported to a hospital for a head injury after his head hit the windshield. A 76-year-old Lower Paxton woman, who was a passenger in the other vehicle, was also taken to the hospital, complaining of neck and back pain.

Cruelty-to-animals citation

A 16-year-old Lower Swatara girl has been charged with cruelty to animals following an incident at a residence on Woodridge Drive.

According to the citation filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, police received a video showing the girl grabbing a 5-month-old dog by the back of its neck and thrashing its head up and down.

Hit-and-run on Donald Avenue

A township resident’s car was clipped while it was parked in the 100 block of Donald Avenue.

It was reported at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Police said the driver’s side mirror was struck by a white Ford F-150. Damage is estimated at about $200.