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High-speed chase in excess of 100 mph leads to arrest: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 12/27/17

A Harrisburg resident led police on a high-speed car chase, was eventually caught after fleeing on foot and now faces drug-related charges following her arraignment.

Police said Tana Mallouli, 34, …

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High-speed chase in excess of 100 mph leads to arrest: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A Harrisburg resident led police on a high-speed car chase, was eventually caught after fleeing on foot and now faces drug-related charges following her arraignment.

Police said Tana Mallouli, 34, of the 1000 block of Derry Street, Harrisburg, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, intentional possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing to elude police, flight to avoid apprehension, tampering with evidence and loitering/prowling.

The arresting officer had stopped Mallouli in the area of Richardson Road and Eisenhower Boulevard during a routine traffic stop at 8:28 p.m. Dec. 12. During initial questioning, Mallouli fled the scene in a 2007 Toyota Camry and led police throughout the area, traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph. The car chase ended in the area of Hunter and 16th streets in Harrisburg when she allegedly left her vehicle and ran from the scene. Officers apprehended her on South 16th Street and subsequently took her to the Dauphin County Judicial Center.

Police report Mallouli was found to be in possession of a wax bag containing a substance believed to be heroin and a glass pipe suspected to having been used to smoke cocaine. In addition, a folding knife was found the car.

District Judge Michael Smith arraigned Mallouli on Dec. 12 and set cash bail of $100,000. Records note she did not post bail and was placed in Dauphin County Prison.

Mallouli was scheduled to appear before Smith on Jan. 28 for a preliminary hearing.

Airline ticket fraud

Police report a township resident was targeted in the fraudulent purchase of an airline ticket.

According to investigators, the victim noticed a $310 charge to his Discover credit card to Spirit Air for an airline ticket. Police said the victim did not make the purchase and contacted the credit card company to report the fraud. The victim added his credit card had never left his possession.

Police said Discover deleted the purchase and negated the township resident’s responsibility for the charge.