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Man charged for smashing truck into Jo-Lee Drive home: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 6/20/18

Richard Carroll Jr., 62, of the 1000 block of Charcoal Road, Harrisburg, has been charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, DUI-controlled substance (two counts) and reckless driving, district …

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Man charged for smashing truck into Jo-Lee Drive home: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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Richard Carroll Jr., 62, of the 1000 block of Charcoal Road, Harrisburg, has been charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, DUI-controlled substance (two counts) and reckless driving, district court records noted.

Carroll was driving a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 that went over an embankment and smashed into a mobile home in the 100 block of Jo-Lee Dr. at 6:40 p.m. June 1, police reported.

Carroll was taken to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for treatment after he struck his truck’s windshield. Police said Carroll complained of pain to his hip and leg and suffered cuts to his face and right knee.

According to an incident report, the residents of the home contacted authorities about the crash and said while they were not injured, the driver of the vehicle had been hurt. Township firefighters said the residence’s electric panel and other utilities were damaged when the truck struck the wall of the home’s kitchen.

The accident report noted a blood sample from Carroll was tested for the presence of intoxicants. Results of those tests performed at the medical center were not reported. The arresting officer noted he smelled an odor of alcohol on Carroll’s breath.

Carroll is scheduled for a July 11 preliminary hearing before District Judge Michael Smith.

Hit in face with a feather duster

A citation for harassment has been filed against Ruth Cerklewski, 57, of the 20 block of Shirley Drive, Middletown, district court records noted.

She is accused of striking her mother in the face with a feather duster. The investigating officer said the two township residents were arguing about a barking dog at their home at 10:33 p.m. June 7.

DUI charges filed after crash

Charges of DUI and DUI-highest rate of alcohol have been filed against Shelby Miller, 29, of the 400 block of Hollywood Drive, Middletown, district court records noted.

The charges were filed following Miller’s involvement in a crash that involved his 2001 Honda CRV striking a wall and stairway at a business in the 3000 block of Fulling Mill Road at 5:23 p.m. May 30.

Miller was found lying next to his SUV and transported to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for treatment. Police said he was unresponsive but breathing.

The arresting officer said he smelled an odor of alcohol from Miller’s breath and added that numerous empty alcoholic beverage containers were in Miller’s vehicle.

A sample of blood was tested for the presence of intoxicants. Results were not reported.

Miller is scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Smith on July 11 for a preliminary hearing.

Man calls police, he is charged

A township resident who claimed he was beaten by his girlfriend’s family ultimately was arrested and charged.

District court records state Rudolph Mensah, 43, of the 2000 block of Georgetown Road, was charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment following an incident at 9:45 p.m. June 4 at the home he and his girlfriend share.

Mensah allegedly told police his girlfriend’s family had attacked him but police said they were told by his girlfriend and members of her family that he was argumentative and assaulted his girlfriend and attempted to strike her family members. Police state that Mensah appeared to be intoxicated.

Mensah was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center. He was arraigned before District Judge Michael Smith on June 5 and released after posting $10,000 bond for bail.

Mensah waived a June 13 preliminary hearing and is to be arraigned on all charges in Dauphin County Court on Sept. 7.

Drug-related charges

Police found cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and unknown prescription drugs during a search of a room at the Congress Inn on Eisenhower Boulevard and subsequently arrested and charged an Ohio resident who was staying at the inn.

Jabrelle Fant, 24, of the 1000 block of Larchmont Avenue, Warren, was taken into custody at 10:41 a.m. June 5 and charged with intentional possession of a controlled substance (four counts), possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records noted.

Fant was arraigned before District Judge Michael Smith on June 5 and placed in Dauphin County Prison after being unable to post $5,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear before Smith on July 11 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

Police were called to the Congress Inn by its owner, who told investigators he saw the drugs and gave police permission to search the room.

iPhone sold, no money received

A township resident told police she sold an iPhone 8 Plus via a social media site but never received payment for it.

Police reported the victim had accepted an offer of $600 for the telephone through Facebook’s letgo app and sent it to an address in Nevada. Unfortunately, the resident discovered that a PayPal account from which she was to get payment was fraudulent.

Police said they would investigate because the victim had a mailing address where the phone had been sent. Investigators noted the typical iPhone 8 Plus is valued at $800.