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Lower Swatara Towhship-Police News-05/22/13

Posted 5/21/13

Following is a compilation of reports from Lower Swatara Twp. Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

Drug possession, resisting arrestPolice said they were …

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Lower Swatara Towhship-Police News-05/22/13

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Following is a compilation of reports from Lower Swatara Twp. Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

Drug possession, resisting arrest
Police said they were forced to use a Taser four times during the arrest of an Elizabethtown man in the restroom of a convenience store at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3.
Erik I. Palmer, 26, of the 4000 block of Ridge Rd., has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and single counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest, police said.

Police received a call from an employee of Zeek’s Exxon Gas Station, 800 block of Eisenhower Blvd., that a man refused to leave the restroom. Police kicked in the door to the rest-room after the accused refused the request to exit.
The arresting officer said he saw Palmer attempt to flush items down a toilet. Police said they were forced to use a Taser on Palmer four times after he repeatedly refused to comply with officers’ orders. One of the Taser’s probes had embedded into an article of the man’s clothing and did not deliver the full electric current, police said.
Police said they found seven syringes and an undetermined amount of heroin in the restroom.
Palmer was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center after he appeared to go in and out of consciousness, police said.

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