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Man allegedly assaulted Lyft driver; two injured in crash: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 8/14/19

A Manheim man has been charged with reckless endangerment after he allegedly assaulted a Lyft driver, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

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Man allegedly assaulted Lyft driver; two injured in crash: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A Manheim man has been charged with reckless endangerment after he allegedly assaulted a Lyft driver, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

Lower Swatara police responded to the 800 block of Oberlin Road at 1:14 a.m. Aug. 3.

The Lyft driver told police he picked up three men, including Jason Le Nyhart, 28, from the River House Bar & Grill in Londonderry Township.

As he was driving, Nyhart slapped the driver’s arm and “latched on,” according to the affidavit, before opening the car door.

The driver kicked the three out of his car, but according to the affidavit, Nyhart refused to exit.

The other passengers in the car were able to get him out.

He was also charged with criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment.

His preliminary hearing is Sept. 30.

Two injured in crash at Oberlin, North Union

Two people were injured in a car crash at the intersection of Oberlin Road and North Union Street.

Officers responded at 6:35 p.m. July 26.

A car driven by a 75-year-old Lower Paxton Township man was driving north on North Union Street, approaching the intersection of North Union and Oberlin Road, when a truck driven by a 20-year-old Mount Joy man ran through the stop sign and collided with the car, police said.

Police said the Mount Joy man wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and his head hit the windshield. He was transported to an area hospital for a head injury. A 76-year-old Lower Paxton woman who was a passenger in the other car was also taken to the hospital for neck and back pain, police said.

There were no citations.

Car window broken

A Carlisle resident reported that someone broke the window of his car while it was parked in the 1800 block of Blacklatch Lane at 11:52 p.m. Aug. 2.

Police estimate damage at $100.

Crash on South Eisenhower

Township police are investigating a crash on South Eisenhower Boulevard near Wendy’s.

Officers responded at 12:02 a.m. Aug. 3.

Police said a motorcycle driver tipped his bike over and sustained minor injuries.

The driver may be charged depending on the results of a blood draw, police said.

Computer stolen from unlocked car

A township resident reported the theft of a computer and backpack from an unlocked car while it was parked in the 1000 block of North Spring Street.

The theft was reported at 2:40 p.m. July 25, but the victim told police it happened between 9 p.m. July 24 and 10 a.m. the next morning.

Police estimated the computer at about $1,000.

Gas cans stolen from trailer

Two gas cans were stolen from a utility trailer while it was parked in the 1700 block of Mountain View Road.

The theft was reported at 2:42 p.m. July 28.

Police said the gas cans were left in the trailer. Police estimated about $20 in loss.

Woman charged with theft

A woman, who court records say is homeless, has been charged with theft, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

On July 18, officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of A Lane.

A resident told police that items, including glasses, were missing from their house, and they suspected Kendall Helene Utz, 25, who had been kicked out.

When she was arrested on an outstanding Adams County warrant, police reportedly found glasses in her possession  that matched the description of those that had been stolen.

The case is listed as inactive.

Charges after man collides with car carrier

A Harrisburg man was cited with careless driving and driving while suspended after he was allegedly looking at his phone while driving and collided with a car carrier.

Police responded to the 1900 block of West Harrisburg Pike at 10:38 a.m. Aug. 6.

Police said Gary Straw, 50, collided with a car carrier while a 27-year-old Kentucky man was loading a car into the carrier.

Both drivers were transported to an area hospital.

Boy cited with criminal mischief

A 14-year-old Lower Swatara Township boy was cited with criminal mischief following an incident at a residence in the 1000 block of Georgetown Road.

Officers responded to the home at 12:12 a.m. Aug. 1.

Police said the boy had flipped a kid’s table over, broke a leg off the table and spilled juice everywhere.

DUI charge for Susquehanna woman

A Susquehanna Township woman was charged with DUI and operating a vehicle without a valid inspection following a traffic stop at the Congress Inn on South Eisenhower Boulevard at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 4.

In the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, police said Michelle Renee Gordon, 33, didn’t properly signal a turn.

A preliminary breath test was positive for 0.117 percent alcohol. A sample of her blood was taken at the judicial center.

Her preliminary hearing is Sept. 30.