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Man charged for punch in the eye; multiple DUI cases reported: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 9/11/19

A Middletown man has been charged with simple assault after he allegedly punched another man in the face during an incident in the 100 block of Eby Lane at 1:11 a.m. Aug. 23.

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Man charged for punch in the eye; multiple DUI cases reported: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A Middletown man has been charged with simple assault after he allegedly punched another man in the face during an incident in the 100 block of Eby Lane at 1:11 a.m. Aug. 23.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, a township man was asleep in a residence on the 100 block of Eby Lane when Dillon Luke Lopatic, 22, pounded on his door, asking for his driver’s license that he believed someone in the residence had.

The Lower Swatara Township man reportedly told Lopatic that his license wasn’t there and told him to leave. According to the affidavit, the argument continued outside, and Lopatic came at the man from behind and punched him in the eye.

Lopatic has also been charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. His bail was set at $15,000, and court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing is Sept. 18.

Police: Man’s BAC was 0.23

A Landisville man has been charged with DUI after State Police responded to a report of a sedan driving in the wrong lane of Route 283 at 10:39 p.m. July 11.

Troopers located Larry Allen Nauman, 49, in Elizabethtown, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

Nauman reportedly admitted to drinking, and a preliminary breath test indicated that his blood-alcohol content was 0.23 percent, almost three times the legal limit to drive.

A sample of his blood was taken at an area hospital; the results were not reported.

Nauman also was charged with careless driving and reckless driving. His preliminary hearing is Oct. 16.

Dented car door

A township resident reported that someone dented the driver’s side door to their car while it was parked in the 1500 block of Farmhouse Lane.

It was reported at 11:26 a.m. Aug. 30, but it may have occurred Aug. 25 or 26, according to police.

Damage is estimated at about $100.

Police: Woman’s BAC was 0.139

A Middletown woman’s blood-alcohol content was 0.139 percent during a traffic stop in the 1100 block of North Union Street at 12:55 a.m. July 25, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

Police pulled over Jolene Elizabeth Tritch, 30, after her car allegedly struck the curb.

Tritch reportedly told police that she had a shot before driving. A preliminary breath test indicated the presence of alcohol, according to the affidavit.

A sample of her blood was taken at the Dauphin County Booking Center, and the test indicated that her blood-alcohol content was 0.139 percent.

She was charged with DUI, driving an unregistered vehicle and careless driving. Tritch’s preliminary hearing is Oct. 17.

Township woman charged with DUI

A township woman has been charged with DUI following a traffic stop on North Union Street near Condran Drive at 1:18 a.m. Aug. 16.

A state trooper was on patrol on Route 283 when he reportedly saw Carlie Pauline Wolfe, 23, nearly hit a concrete barrier while changing lanes, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

The trooper reportedly observed Wolfe’s car speeding 70 to 80 mph in 55-mph zone, and drift in the lane and cross the center line. When she exited on North Union Street, the trooper wrote in the affidavit that she didn’t signal her exit and stopped over the line.

Wolfe told the trooper she had two drinks, according to the affidavit, and a portable breath test was positive for the presence of alcohol. She denied a blood test.

Wolfe was also charged with failing to stop at a red signal, disregarding the traffic lane, not signaling a turn, speeding and careless driving. Her preliminary hearing is Oct. 9.

Police: Driver turned into traffic

A Harrisburg man has been cited following a car crash at the intersection of Fulling Mill Road and North Union Street at 7:13 a.m. Aug. 29.

According to police, Syed Shah, 37, was driving east on Fulling Mill Road when he turned left onto North Union Street in front of oncoming traffic and collided with a car driven by a 54-year-old Steelton woman.

The Steelton woman was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries.

Shah was cited with not yielding while turning left.

DUI charge after Union stop

A Lower Paxton man has been charged with DUI following a traffic stop in the 1000 block of North Union Street at about 8 p.m. Sept. 9.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Rodolfo Mohamed Alarzaki, 19, was pulled over because he didn’t stop at a stop sign at the intersection of North Union Street and Oberlin Road.

Officers reportedly smelled marijuana in his vehicle, and Alarzaki told them a friend had smoked in the car. According to the affidavit, police found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in the car. Alarzaki reportedly told police he didn’t think he should be driving that night.

A sample of his blood was taken at the Dauphin County Booking Center; the results were not reported.

Alarzaki was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving an unregistered vehicle and careless driving. His preliminary hearing is Oct. 16.

Following-too-closely citation

A Harrisburg man has been cited after he rear-ended another vehicle while waiting to merge onto West Harrisburg Pike off Meade Avenue, according to police.

Officers responded to the crash at 4:55 p.m. Aug. 29.

Tobenna Chukwuemeka Maduka, 22, told police that his brakes malfunctioned, causing him to collide with a car driven by a 46-year-old Steelton woman, who was taken to an area hospital.

Maduka was cited with following too closely.

Woman cited with harassment

A Philadelphia woman has been cited after she allegedly threw a cup at a woman, hitting her in the arm while in a lane of the Harrisburg East Turnpike Plaza at 10:27 a.m. Aug. 31.

Shahidah Tiherra Felder, 34, has been cited with harassment.

Woman cited with harassment

An Oberlin woman has been cited with harassment following an incident during the boarding of a Frontier flight on Sept. 5 at 4:40 p.m.

According to the citation filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Donna Marie Lear, 65, slapped the arm and grabbed the chin of a special needs family member and yelled at her to get to the back of the plane to get seated during boarding.

Speed limit sign knocked over

A speed limit sign was knocked over in the 1900 block of Rosedale Avenue.

It was reported at 8:02 a.m. Sept. 3. Police believe a tractor trailer knocked the sign over and didn’t stop. The incident is under investigation.

House egged on Georgetown Road

A township resident told police that their house in the 1500 block of Georgetown Road was egged.

It was reported to police at 7:34 a.m. Sept. 3 and is under investigation.

Woman stole phone, used it to text

A Lower Swatara Township woman has been charged with felony unlawful use of a computer after she allegedly took a woman’s cellphone and used it to send “awful things” to people, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

About 10 p.m. Aug. 15, a couple went to pick up a car from the 1200 block of Georgetown Road when Jasmine Burgos, 36, started talking to them. According to the affidavit, Burgos was fighting with their daughter, who was on the phone.

Burgos stole the woman’s phone and used it to send messages to the daughter and a friend of the woman’s, police wrote. She returned the phone an hour later. When police spoke with her, Burgos “did admit to using the phone to send ‘awful things’ to some people using [victim’s] phone,” according to the affidavit.

She was also charged with theft and harassment. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30.