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Man allegedly wielded machete; speeds reach 90 mph on turnpike: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 1/22/20

State Police charged a Londonderry Township man with aggravated assault and other offenses after he allegedly wielded a rusted machete at another man during an incident in the 100 block of Joan …

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Man allegedly wielded machete; speeds reach 90 mph on turnpike: Police and Courts Roundup

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State Police charged a Londonderry Township man with aggravated assault and other offenses after he allegedly wielded a rusted machete at another man during an incident in the 100 block of Joan Street shortly after 8 p.m. Jan. 8.

The victim told police that after Thomas Alvin Wambold, 57, of the 100 block of Joan Street, had threatened him with the machete, Wambold barricaded himself inside his camper, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy. Wambold eventually opened the door to police and was peacefully taken into custody.

Wambold was arraigned before Judy on Jan. 9 and charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment. Cash bail was set at $50,000.

A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 5.

Man was going 90 on turnpike

State Police charged an Oley man with DUI after he was pulled over after radar showed he was driving 20 mph over the posted 70 mph speed limit eastbound at mile marker 256.6 in Conewago Township just before 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that David Clark Seville, 48, had a strong odor of alcohol and showed signs of being impaired.

Police said Seville could not successfully complete field sobriety tests, and results of blood drawn from Seville at about 7:37 p.m. showed he had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.174 percent. The legal limit to drive in Pennsylvania is 0.08.

Seville was charged with DUI, exceeding the posted speed by 20 mph, and failing to use a seat belt.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 19.

Dispute leads to charges

Middletown police charged a borough man following an incident in the 200 block of South Union Street shortly before 8 p.m. Jan. 14.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Octavous Dapree Reeves, 21, of the 200 block of South Union, and the victim were arguing over financial issues when the dispute became violent.

The victim told police she had thrown a frying pan at Reeves in self-defense, but police saw no signs of injury on Reeves. Police said Reeves grabbed the victim by the bra and threw her onto the ground, and that he hit her in the lip, injuring her.

Police said Reeves was also wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Harrisburg for resisting arrest.

Reeves was arraigned before District Judge Barbara W. Pianka and charged with simple assault and harassment. Reeves posted $2,500 bail through a bondsman, according to online court records.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Jan. 22.

Meth found in car leads to charges

A Perry County man was charged after Middletown police found methamphetamine in the car he was driving during a traffic stop in the borough at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 9.

Police were conducting surveillance on the 2006 Saab 93 driven by Robert Charles Eckhardt Nipple, 33, of Liverpool, for suspected drug activity when he was pulled over in the 100 block of East Main Street for having a partially obscured license plate, according to arrest records filed with District Judge David Judy.

The car was registered to another owner and Nipple had a suspended license, police said. Police found a baggie of crystal meth in the car, and afterward a small baggie containing a light brown residue was found in one of Nipple’s pockets, police said.

He is charged with intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under suspension. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 5.

Man charged with drug dealing

Middletown police charged a borough man with drug dealing after six bags of marijuana each weighing 29 grams were found in his 2012 Nissan sedan.

Police pulled over the car on Route 283 north at about 1 p.m. Oct. 3. Police ran its registration at the intersection of Spring and West High streets because it had dark tinted windows, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

The check showed that the driver, Dawan Saleem Williams, 41, of the 1000 block of North Spring Street, had two active arrest warrants out of Dauphin County, police said.

Police followed Williams onto the highway where the stop was made between the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange and the Swatara exit.

Williams was arraigned Jan. 15 before Judy and charged with manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and improper sunscreening.

Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured, and a preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Jan. 22.

License issue leads to charges

State Police charged a Harrisburg man after he was pulled over on Route 283 westbound near mile marker 5.0 in Londonderry Township at 9:55 p.m. Dec. 31.

Police driving behind Luis Olivares-Rodriguez, 22, of the 1700 block of Elm Street, determined he had a suspended license and that the photo on the license matched him as the driver of the vehicle, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said Olivares-Rodriguez showed signs of impairment, and he told police he had smoked marijuana two hours before. Police also found a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle and drug paraphernalia.

Olivares-Rodriguez submitted to a blood test; results are pending, police said.

Olivares-Rodriguez is charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI of a controlled substance, and driving under suspension. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 5.

DUI, pot possession charges

Middletown police charged an Enola woman after she was pulled over for driving with a suspended license while northbound on Vine Street at Frey Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Jan. 3.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that while the driver, Analisha Rushelle Appleberry, 23, of the first block of West Pine Street, was digging in her glovebox for documents, police could see in plain view a clear jar containing marijuana.

Appleberry told police she had smoked marijuana a few hours before the stop, police said. She consented to a blood draw at the county booking center. Results are pending, police said.

Appleberry was charged with DUI of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving under suspension. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 5.

Assault, strangulation charges

State Police charged a York man with aggravated assault and other offenses following an incident in the 1800 block of East Harrisburg Pike in Londonderry Township at about 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that the victim told them that she and Jose Antonio Mojica Colon, 34, of the 700 block of West Market Street, had argued the night before over her finding and hiding his heroin.

The victim told police she kicked Mojica Colon out for the night but that when he returned the next day he began to attack and threaten her, first trying to push her down a flight of steps and then trying to strangle her. The victim bit Mojica Colon’s finger and got away, police said.

Police said the investigation also uncovered drug paraphernalia, including two preloaded syringes with suspected heroin.

Mojica Colon was arraigned before District Judge Barbara W. Pianka and charged with aggravated assault, strangulation, intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, terroristic threats, simple assault, and harassment.

He was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing before Judy is Jan. 22.

Expired inspection sticker, DUI

Being pulled over for having an expired state inspection sticker led to an Enola man being charged by Middletown police during a traffic stop at Ann Street and Scott Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. Jan. 3.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the 2005 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Henry Edward Milstead III, 31, of the first block of Johns Drive.

Milstead told police he had smoked marijuana about 90 minutes before the stop, and police while searching the car found a clear baggie of marijuana in an ice scraper.

Milstead was taken into custody but refused a blood draw, police said. He is charged with DUI, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection, and without evidence of an emission inspection.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Feb. 5.

Man faces drug charges

A Middletown man faces two sets of drug charges from borough police, one from August 2019 and the other from when police served him with warrants at his residence Jan. 11.

According to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy, the August incident followed an investigation in which State Police and the U.S. Postal Service had intercepted multiple packages containing marijuana, THC vape oils and other drug paraphernalia that were being sent to Avash Shrestha, 22, of the Tanglewood Building in Pineford.

Police upon entering the residence Aug. 28 were met with an “overwhelming” odor of burnt marijuana. Police during a safety sweep of the apartment found a Glock 27 semi-automatic pistol with a loaded magazine, as well as drugs, money and drug paraphernalia in plain view, police said.

Police in a later consented search of the apartment found $4,820, more pistol magazines, and hollow-point ammunition.

On Jan. 11, police returned to Shrestha’s apartment to serve warrants and after having received a complaint about drugs, according to arrest papers.

Police detected the odor of marijuana and a consent search led to finding nearly 8 ounces of marijuana and various items of drug paraphernalia. Police said Shrestha admitted to both using and selling drugs, mostly marijuana.

On Jan. 11, Shrestha was arraigned before District Judge Barbara W. Pianka and charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from the August 2019 incident.

Cash bail was set at $5,000 and a preliminary hearing before Judy set for Jan. 22.

On Jan. 11 Shrestha was also arraigned before Pianka and charged with offenses tied to the Jan. 11 incident, including manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cash bail on these charges was set at $5,000. A preliminary hearing before Judy is also set for Jan. 22 on these charges.