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Police chase that started in Cumberland County ends in Londonderry Township

Posted 5/16/18

Three people were arrested following a police chase that started with a retail theft in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, and ended 30 miles later in Londonderry Township on Friday, April …

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Police chase that started in Cumberland County ends in Londonderry Township

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Three people were arrested following a police chase that started with a retail theft in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, and ended 30 miles later in Londonderry Township on Friday, April 27.

State Police said the chase began with a retail theft reported at the Kohls on the Carlisle Pike at 2:08 p.m. Three people fled in a rented red Chevrolet Sonic with Texas plates.

Police chased the car through multiple jurisdictions before officers used spike strips to stop the vehicle at Route 230 and Hertzler Road in Londonderry Township.

At some point during the chase, a State Police cruiser crashed while in pursuit, however police could not say exactly where the crash occurred. No state or local police were injured, according to police.

Charged are Sabrina M. Shannonhouse, 31; and William Anthony Norman, 47, both of Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and Michelle Beth Egan, 31, of Manchester, New Hampshire. All are free pending a May 16 preliminary hearing in Cumberland County.

Shannonhouse is charged with flight to avoid apprehension, criminal attempt of flight, conspiracy to commit retail theft, fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, receiving stolen property, possession of a small amount of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, and a long list of summary traffic offenses.

Egan is charged with flight to avoid apprehension, possession of a small amount of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, retail theft, and public drunkenness.

Norman is charged with retail theft and criminal attempt retail theft.

Driver faces drug charges

A Hummelstown man faces drug charges after being pulled over by State Police in the Route 283 construction zone shortly after 12:30 a.m. on March 17.

Randy Lynn Sowers, 49, of the 500 block of West Main Street, was pulled over after police said a check of his registration determined he was driving under suspension for his insurance being canceled, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police searched Sowers’ vehicle and found a crack pipe, Suboxone sublingual film for which he was not prescribed, and residue that police said field-tested positive for crack cocaine.

Sowers is charged with possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, driving under suspension, and operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 18.

Man hits vehicle, charged with DUI

Borough police charged a Middletown man with DUI after police say he drove his 2000 GMC truck into a parked vehicle on Ann Street near South Lawrence Street on April 5.

An off-duty Harrisburg police officer witnessed Jeffrey W. West, 33, of the 300 block of South Lawrence Street, strike the parked vehicle at about 9:18 p.m., according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

A lab analysis of blood drawn from West showed that he had a blood alcohol content of 0.184 percent as of 10:07 p.m., police said.

West is charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, and careless driving. His preliminary hearing is set for June 4.

School van damaged

Damage was reported to a school bus van parked in the 100 block of Ann Street in Middletown.

The caller on May 3 told police that the vehicle had a black streak along the front door on the passenger side, facing the curb.

The rear driver side bumper also had a crack in it with black paint transfer.

The driver’s side mirror of the same vehicle had been busted out previously, the caller told police.

Fence damaged at museum

A wood plank in a fence at the Middletown Area Historical Museum, 29 E. Main St., was knocked down in an apparent act of criminal mischief.

The incident was reported to borough police May 2.

Police: Woman gave vodka to a minor

Middletown police have charged a New Cumberland woman with providing alcohol to a minor during an incident at a residence in the first block of Brown Street in the borough on March 3.

Angela Marie Beck, 41, of the 400 block of 7th Street, provided vodka to a 13-year-old girl during the incident, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Beck was to be arraigned May 8 on charges of endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, and selling/furnishing liquor to a minor.

Her preliminary hearing is set for May 29.

Lack of signal leads to drug charges

A Mount Joy man faces drug and DUI charges after he was pulled over by State Police for not using a turn signal onto Letti Drive in Londonderry Township on March 18.

State Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that hypodermic needles, multiple purple wax baggies and a red straw with white residue inside were confiscated from the vehicle driven by Lawrence Frank Palvekosky III, 23, of the first block of Old Market Street.

Palvekosky also was driving without insurance, police said.

Lab results of blood drawn from Palvekosky found that he had the active ingredients of marijuana and cocaine in his system at the time, police said.

Palvekosky is charged with possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI of a controlled substance, operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility, and turning movements and required signals.

His preliminary hearing is set for June 18.