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Police find meth in car driven by man under suspension for DUI: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 8/7/19

A man pulled over for driving erratically with a cracked tail light led to an arrest and the seizure of methamphetamine by Middletown police July 30.

Jason Parker Millhouse, 49, of the first block …

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Police find meth in car driven by man under suspension for DUI: Police and Courts Roundup

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A man pulled over for driving erratically with a cracked tail light led to an arrest and the seizure of methamphetamine by Middletown police July 30.

Jason Parker Millhouse, 49, of the first block of Ann Street in Middletown, was pulled over after turning onto Wilson Street off South Union Street at 2:25 a.m.

Millhouse was driving with a suspended license following a February DUI conviction in Lancaster County, for which he is now under probation, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Millhouse showed signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.

After a police dog brought to the scene by Steelton police alerted officers to the presence of drugs, a Middletown officer searched the red Mazda Miata and found two bags of methamphetamine with a combined weight of about 7 grams, police said.

Millhouse was arraigned before Judy on July 31 and charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; criminal use of a communication facility; DUI of a controlled substance; and driving with a license that had been suspended or revoked.

Millhouse also was charged with being a habitual offender, a misdemeanor. Police said he has four DUI convictions, from 1987, 1995, 1997 and 2019.

He also has been charged four times for driving under suspension, twice for fleeing police, and once for leaving the scene of an accident.

He has been cited for multiple traffic violations, such as speeding, careless driving, and running stop signs, police said.

Millhouse is scheduled for an Aug. 19 preliminary hearing. Bail was set at $25,000.

South Lawrence Street incident

Middletown police charged a borough man after he allegedly assaulted another man during a dispute in the 300 block of South Lawrence Street on July 30.

The victim told police that Owen Joseph Grogan, 18, of the South Lawrence Street address, had punched him on the top of his head and pushed him into a wall and shelf, causing injuries to his back and stomach, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said Grogan was under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest. He had a blood alcohol content of 0.06 percent, according to a preliminary breath test, police said.

Grogan was arraigned before Judy on July 30 and charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and purchase of alcoholic beverages by a minor.

Bail was set at $25,000. Grogan waived an Aug. 5 preliminary hearing and is to be arraigned on all charges in Dauphin County Court on Oct. 11.

Bench stolen from business

State Police charged a Hummelstown man with stealing a bench from in front of Meta Massage and Wellness at 2535 Roundtop Road in Londonderry Township on Dec. 6, 2018.

The business owner showed police property surveillance showing a “suspicious” blue pickup truck at the location shortly after 9 p.m. Dec. 6, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy. Police traced the vehicle to William Howard Webb, 74.

After receiving a tip from the business owner, police July 19 found the black metal bench in the shape of a butterfly on the back porch of Webb’s residence in the 1100 block of Draymore Court in Hummelstown. The bench is valued at $100, police said.

Webb on July 24 was charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 16.