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Man cited after driving truck into bridge: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 10/17/18

A Mechanicsburg man has been cited for driving a box truck into the Amtrak bridge at South Union and Wilson streets in Middletown shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, and then leaving the scene without …

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Man cited after driving truck into bridge: Police and Courts Roundup

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A Mechanicsburg man has been cited for driving a box truck into the Amtrak bridge at South Union and Wilson streets in Middletown shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, and then leaving the scene without reporting the incident, police said.

Police report the white 2012 International model truck driven by Hazim Mohamed Abdalla, 45, was 12 feet 6 inches high, but the bridge is labeled for vehicles no taller than 12 feet.

The truck damaged the bridge, police said, but no estimate of damage was provided.

Abdalla was pulled over by police at Second and Mumma streets in Highspire.

Middletown police on Sept. 20 filed three traffic citations against Abdalla with District Judge David Judy, including causing accidental damage to unattended vehicle or property, failure to report an accident to police, and driving without a license, according to online court records.

Abdalla is scheduled for a Nov. 13 summary trial on the violations before Judy.

Man charged in incident

State Police charged a Conewago Township man with simple assault and harassment after an incident in the 4600 block of Colebrook Road on Sept. 10.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Brian Thomas Corrigan, 42, of the Colebrook Road address, allegedly shoved a door into the face of a woman, causing a left bruised eye socket and a bruised cheek.

Corrigan was arraigned on the charges on Sept. 14. Bail was set at $15,000, but Corrigan was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison. His preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 29.

Woman slashed tire with knife

A Middletown woman was charged after she allegedly used a knife to slash and flatten the tire of the vehicle of another woman during an incident in the first block of Mill Street shortly after 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy allege that Gabrielle Alexis Crow, 21, of the first block of Wilson Street, first used the knife to try and break the window of a vehicle that the victim was sitting in at the time.

Crow then allegedly stuck the knife into the left front tire of the 2000 Jeep, causing an estimated $150 damage, according to police.

Crow was arraigned on Sept. 10 before District Judge Gregory D. Johnson and charged with simple assault and criminal mischief. Bail was set at $15,000, but Crow was not listed in Dauphin County Prison. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 7.

Dispute leads to charges

An argument over cleaning up cat feces led to a Middletown man being charged following a domestic incident in the Woodbury Building in Pineford sometime after 9 p.m. Sept. 7.

Police allege that Iquan Ugochukwu Summers, 20, same address, punched the woman in the face and held her down on the couch before putting his hand around her neck, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy. The woman had injuries to her eyes, face and neck, police said.

Summers was arraigned before Judy on Sept. 11 and charged with strangulation and simple assault. He waived a Sept. 17 preliminary hearing and is to be arraigned on both charges in Dauphin County Court on Dec. 7.

Bail was set at $50,000, and Summers is not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison.

Stolen gun found in car

State Police charged two men after their car was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the parking lot of the Love’s Travel Stops & Country Store at 3555 Vine St. in Londonderry Township shortly after 3 p.m. Sept. 9.

Police detected the odor of marijuana coming from the car. A search of the vehicle yielded a clear plastic bag containing marijuana, another clear plastic bag with four pills identified as Clonazepam, a controlled substance; and a Glock 19 handgun valued at $550 that had been reported stolen by Northern York County Regional Police, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Aaron Matthew Webb, 19, of the 200 block of Landis Drive in Lancaster, was arraigned before Judy on Sept. 10 and charged with receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. He waived a Sept. 17 preliminary hearing and is to be arraigned in Dauphin County Court on Dec. 7. Bail was set at $10,000, but Webb was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison.

Police also charged the other occupant of the car, Jordan Michael Torres, 22, of Pueblo, Colorado, with receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving without a license.

Torres was released after posting $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for Oct. 29.

Woman DUI with child in back

A Susquehanna Township woman was charged with DUI of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of children, after State Police saw her run a stop sign and drive erratically with a child in the back seat of her car in Londonderry Township on Aug. 26.

Farin Marie Landis, 29, of the 300 block of North Progress Avenue, ran a stop sign while turning right from South Deodate Road onto East Harrisburg Pike (Route 230) shortly after 9 p.m., according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

After making the turn, police said they saw Landis cross the fog line and then touch the fog line while driving a white 2005 Chrysler 300.

After pulling Landis over, police saw a child seated in the rear driver side seat. A check of her vehicle registration showed that Landis had an outstanding warrant for a cruelty to children charge, police said.

Police reported receiving lab results from blood drawn from Landis that showed traces of Fentanyl, Norfentanyl and acetyl Fentanyl in her system.

Landis was arraigned before Judy on Sept. 24 and also charged with disobedience to traffic control devices, disregarding a single lane of traffic, and running a stop sign.

Bail for Landis was set at $10,000. She was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison.

Her preliminary hearing before Judy was set for Oct. 29.

Crash leads to DUI charge

State Police charged a Middletown man with DUI following a single-car crash in the 2000 block of Vine Street in Londonderry Township just before 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9.

The driver of the green 2018 Volkswagen Passat, Donald Cameron Shupp Jr., 64, of the 900 block of Deatrich Avenue, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Shupp told police he had drank a pint of whiskey a half hour before the crash.

Lab results from blood drawn from Shupp showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.205 percent, according to police.

Shupp is also charged with disregarding a single lane of traffic, and careless driving. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 29.

DUI charge on Route 283

A Lancaster man was charged with DUI after being pulled over by State Police eastbound on Route 283 near the Toll House Road exit in Londonderry Township shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sept. 20.

William Samuel Hemler, 44, of the 100 block of North Ann Street, was seen crossing the white fog line multiple times while driving a silver Volvo XC90 on 283 between the Vine Street exit and the Toll House Road exit, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Hemler smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred, police said. He showed signs of impairment during a field sobriety test, but refused to submit to a blood test, police said.

Besides DUI, Hemler is charged with disregarding a single lane of traffic, and careless driving. His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Nov. 26.