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Police say former FedEx employee threatened staff: ‘You’re all dead’: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 10/9/19

A former FedEx employee and his mother face charges after police responded to an incident at FedEx at 9:02 a.m. Sept. 20.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, …

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Police say former FedEx employee threatened staff: ‘You’re all dead’: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A former FedEx employee and his mother face charges after police responded to an incident at FedEx at 9:02 a.m. Sept. 20.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Jacob Gonzalez, 18, of Penbrook, and Alissa Maltese, 36, of Penbrook, went to FedEx on Fulling Mill Road to pick up Gonzalez’s final paycheck.

The affidavit said the pair became disruptive after they were told that human resources didn’t come in until later in the day. Maltese, according to the affidavit, yelled and cursed as visitors and prospective employees came and left.

Three staff members told police that Gonzalez made threats to them including, “I’ll remember you. This isn’t over. You’re f****** dead” and “You’re dead. You’re dead. You’re dead. You’re all dead motherf******.”

Gonzalez was charged with disorderly conduct and three counts of terroristic threats. Maltese was charged with disorderly conduct. Their preliminary hearings are Nov. 14.

Resident out $1,000 in fraud

A Lower Swatara Township resident is out $1,000 after reporting a fraud Sept. 27.

Police said the resident was looking for a loan. A company called Community Choice Financial reportedly gave them a check for $1,000, which was cashed at a bank.

According to officers, the bank said the check was a fraudulent transfer and removed $1,000 from the resident’s account. The case is under investigation.

Police: woman’s BAC was 0.205

A Mechanicsburg woman’s blood-alcohol content was 0.205 percent when she drove the wrong way on Route 283, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

At 11:18 p.m. Sept. 1, State Police responded to a report of a vehicle driving west in the eastbound lane of Route 283 in Londonderry Township, nearly hitting oncoming traffic.

The trooper tried to prevent the driver, Kristin Renee Lojak, 24, from passing by his patrol vehicle near the intersection of the eastbound and southbound lanes. Lojak tried to drive between the trooper’s vehicle and the concrete barrier, and the trooper pinned the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

The results of a blood draw indicated that Lojak’s blood-alcohol content was 0.205 percent.

She was charged with two counts of DUI, recklessly endangering another person, driving over a divider, careless driving, and reckless driving.

Lojak’s preliminary hearing is Nov. 6.

Man charged with felony DUI

A Harrisburg man has been charged with felony DUI following a traffic stop at the Congress Inn on South Eisenhower Boulevard at 12:49 a.m. Sept. 25.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, an officer was running registration plates at the Congress Inn. The officer reportedly saw a car driving in the parking lot and found that the driver, Harry Leon Powell, 65, had a suspended license DUI-related.

A preliminary breath test was reportedly positive for the presence of alcohol. According to the affidavit, Powell has five DUI convictions since 1992.

A sample of his blood was taken; results were not reported.

Powell also was charged with two counts of driving while suspended. He was arraigned before Judge Kenneth Lenker, bail was set at $5,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing is Oct. 30.

Man drove stolen car

A Lower Paxton Township man has been charged with receiving stolen property after he was found driving a car that had been reported stolen, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

At 11:38 p.m. Sept. 29, officers were running registration plates at the Hollywood Motel on Richardson Road. One vehicle, a 2018 silver Toyota Corolla, had been reported stolen in Hampden Township on Aug. 26, according to the affidavit.

A motel employee told police what room the driver, Kenneth R. Boulware, 46, and the passenger were in. According to the affidavit, Boulware knew the vehicle had been reported stolen because he was in contact with Hampden officers.

He was arraigned, and his bail was set at $5,000. Boulware’s preliminary hearing is Oct. 16.

Harrisburg man charged with DUI

A Harrisburg man was charged with DUI following a traffic stop at South Eisenhower Boulevard and Richardson Road at 9:11 p.m. Sept. 23.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Jerry C. Collins II, 43, was following another vehicle closely.

In the affidavit, officers wrote that Collins had two active warrants and his license was DUI-suspended. He reportedly told officers that he had a beer earlier, and a preliminary breath test was positive for the presence of alcohol.

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

Collins was also charged with following too closely and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.02 or greater while a license is suspended. His preliminary hearing is Nov. 13.

Man allegedly punched boy

A Lower Swatara Township man has been charged with simple assault after he allegedly punched a 14-year-old boy in the arm and shoulder multiple times.

The incident at a residence in the 1000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue was reported to police July 30.

The suspect, Victor Chinchilla, 34, reportedly told police it happened because the boy was supposed to be watching his siblings and had a girl in the house.

Chinchilla’s preliminary hearing is Nov. 4.

Highspire man charged with DUI

A Highspire man has been charged with DUI following a traffic stop near the intersection of Lumber Street and Greenwood Drive at 3:21 a.m. Sept. 19.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Cody Allen Witmer, 28, was pulled over for a faulty brake light and taking a long time to turn.

A preliminary breath test indicated the presence of alcohol. A sample of his blood was taken; the results were not reported.

His preliminary hearing is Nov. 14.

Maryland woman injured in crash

A 49-year-old Hagerstown, Maryland, woman was injured in a car crash at the intersection of Route 283 and South Eisenhower Boulevard at 10:55 a.m. Sept. 24.

According to police, a 52-year-old Hagerstown man, whose car the woman was a passenger in, rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 46-year-old Carlisle man who was stopped at a stop sign.

Police said the woman was transported to an area hospital for head and chest pain.

According to officers, there were no citations.

Hit-and-run on Greenwood Drive

Police responded to a hit-and-run in the 100 block of Greenwood Drive at 8:11 p.m. Sept. 23.

According to officers, a large white SUV hit the driver’s-side mirror of a vehicle parked there.

Damage is estimated at $100.