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Man charged after making video stabbing victim’s teddy bear: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 3/20/19

Middletown police charged a Williamsport man after he made a video showing him stabbing a teddy bear that he had earlier bought for the victim.

Jordan Lee Long, 24, on March 1 made the video on …

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Man charged after making video stabbing victim’s teddy bear: Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police charged a Williamsport man after he made a video showing him stabbing a teddy bear that he had earlier bought for the victim.

Jordan Lee Long, 24, on March 1 made the video on Snapchat that was seen by the victim, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy. Long also used an obscenity directed at the victim as he was stabbing the chest and head of the teddy bear and slicing it open, police said.

Long during a March 11 preliminary hearing before Judy pleaded guilty to summary criminal mischief and a misdemeanor charge of harassment.

He was sentenced to pay fines and costs within 30 days. If he doesn’t, Long is to serve one year of probation, according to online court documents.

Man faces strangulation charge

Middletown police charged a borough man after a domestic incident in the 100 block of Spruce Street at about 12:30 a.m. March 12.

Jonathon Richard Rutter, 26, of the Spruce Street address, put his hands around the victim’s neck to where she could not breathe, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy. The victim had substantial bruising to her neck and chest area, police said.

Rutter also threatened to kill the woman, according to police.

Rutter was arraigned before Judy on March 12 and charged with strangulation, terroristic threats, and simple assault. Bail was set at $25,000; Rutter was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison.

His preliminary hearing is set for March 25.

Police: Man pointed gun at woman

State Police charged a Londonderry Township man after a domestic incident in the 2100 block of Schoolhouse Road shortly before 10:30 a.m. March 9.

Michael Ryan Ream, 29, of the Schoolhouse Road address, pointed his 9mm Springfield XDS pistol at the victim during the incident, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy. Ream told police he believed the woman was going to drive a car at him.

The victim told police Ream struck her multiple times during the incident. A witness told police that Ream had hit the victim in the head multiple times. Police also observed a recent injury on the victim.

Ream was arraigned before Judy and charged with two counts of simple assault-Act 10 Domestic Violence, and harassment-subject other to physical contact.

Ream was released after posting $75,000 bail through a bondsman. His preliminary hearing is set for March 25.

Woman injured in stomach    

State Police charged a Londonderry Township man after an incident in the 1500 block of Zion Road at about 5:45 p.m. March 8.

Jason Alexander Mullen, 29, of the Zion Road address, threw the woman upon a bed and at one point kneed her in the stomach, causing her to have a bruised stomach, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Mullen was arraigned before Judy on March 8 and charged with simple assault and harassment-subject other to physical contact. Bail was set at $20,000; Mullen is not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison.

Mullen waived a March 18 preliminary hearing before Judy. He is to be arraigned on both charges in Dauphin County Court on May 17.

Accident leads to charges 

Middletown police charged a borough woman after an accident where police say the woman was speeding south down Pine Street without headlights shortly before 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

Licia Marie Nardo, 28, of the 1000 block of North Pine Street, was driving a black Ford F-150 pickup that crashed into a Volvo S80 that was eastbound on Oak Hill Drive in the intersection with North Pine, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said Nardo then struck two parked vehicles before the F-150 rolled over on its roof and came to rest facing northeast just south of North Pine Street and Oak Hill Drive.

Nardo told police she rolled the F-150 trying to avoid hitting a vehicle that had pulled out in front of her as she was driving south on Pine.

Nardo was taken by ambulance to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. A man who had just parked one of the two parked vehicles struck by Nardo was also taken by ambulance to the medical center, police said.

Nardo on March 7 was charged with recklessly endangering another person, speeding, careless driving, reckless driving, and driving with no headlights.

Her preliminary hearing is set for April 15.

Credit card used for Netflix

A Middletown resident on March 4 told borough police that someone used their credit card to open three Netflix accounts without the victim’s authorization.

Police could not say how much the scam had cost the victim.

Car damaged while in Pineford

A 2019 blue Toyota Corolla was “keyed” while the car was in the parking lot of Hemlock Hall in Pineford.

The incident was reported to Middletown police on March 4.

Account in 5-year-old’s name

Middletown police on Feb. 26 received a report from a borough resident saying that a utility account had been opened in the name of the victim’s 5-year-old daughter.

Police are investigating.

Hit-and-run reported in Karns lot

Middletown police are investigating a hit-and-run that was reported in the parking lot of the Karns store at 101 S. Union St., on Feb. 25.

The victim obtained video footage from the store showing another vehicle colliding with her 1995 Ford Taurus. Police are working on identifying the driver of the striking vehicle.

BB gun damages vehicle window

The rear window of a 2017 Jeep Cherokee was hit by pellets from a BB gun as the vehicle was turning from Oak Hill Drive south onto Vine Street in Middletown on Feb. 23.

The victim, of Deatrich Avenue, told police that when he later closed the door of the vehicle the glass in the rear window shattered. An estimate of damage was not provided.

Rolled quarters stolen

Two and a half rolls of quarters were reported stolen from the center console of an unlocked 2009 light blue Ford F-150 as the vehicle was parked in the first block of Pike Street in Middletown.

The victim told police the theft occurred between 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 9 a.m. on Feb. 17, when the rolls were discovered missing.

Money stolen from vehicle

Up to $20 in change was reported stolen from a 2017 silver Dodge Charger on Feb. 16 as the vehicle was parked in the 500 block of South Wood Street in Middletown.

Police said a witness reported seeing a Saab model 93 car parked in front of the residence, which then drove of when the vehicle was spotted.

The victim told police he was not sure if all the doors of his vehicle were locked at the time of the theft.

Enola man charged with DUI

An Enola man was charged with DUI after State Police responded to the single-vehicle crash of a white 2009 Honda Accord eastbound on Route 283 in Conewago Township at 12:44 a.m. on March 7.

The car had heavy rear-end damage. The driver, Charles Andrew Dagino, 28, of the 5000 block of Westbury Drive, told police he had been texting while driving, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police reported seeing multiple empty beer cans inside the car, and a partially consumed can of beer in the cup holder on the driver’s side.

Dagino showed signs of being impaired during field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody and submitted to a blood draw at 2:34 a.m. Police did not report results.

Dagino was arraigned before Judy on March 7 and charged with DUI, texting while driving, disregarding a single lane of traffic, careless driving, and restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured but Dagino was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison. His preliminary hearing was set for April 1.

Heroin residue charges

Middletown police charged a woman after a search warrant found her to be in possession of drug paraphernalia including suspected heroin residue inside an apartment in the Cottonwood Building of Pineford.

Nicole Lynn Wolfe, 29, was not on the lease and had been kicked out of the apartment after testing positive for opiates, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Wolfe listed an address in Sadsburyville, Chester County. However, police said she is now considered homeless.

Police on Feb. 28 charged Wolfe with possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. She is awaiting setting of a preliminary hearing.

Man charged with DUI of pot 

A Hummelstown man was charged with DUI of a controlled substance in Londonderry Township shortly before 9:30 a.m. Feb. 21.

Raymond Joseph Sterck, 45, of the 1000 block of Princeton Drive, was parked off the left side of the road in a blue Dodge Dart near Swatara Creek and Red Bridge roads just past the Vine Street overpass when a state police officer approached to ask if Sterck knew anything about a child reported missing in the area, State Police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

The officer detected the smell of marijuana from inside the car. Sterck also showed signs of being impaired, police said.

Sterck was in possession of a metal smoking pipe and a container that held a substance that tested positive for marijuana, police said. Blood was drawn from Sterck at 10:37 a.m. but results were not reported.

Besides DUI, Sterck is charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and careless driving. His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 25.