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Camper stolen; fraudulent credit card use reported: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 4/3/18

A 16-foot Sunline camper valued at $2,500 was reported stolen from a residence in the 2000 block of West Harrisburg Pike during the morning of March 25.

The owner told police that his tenant at …

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Camper stolen; fraudulent credit card use reported: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A 16-foot Sunline camper valued at $2,500 was reported stolen from a residence in the 2000 block of West Harrisburg Pike during the morning of March 25.

The owner told police that his tenant at the residence saw two people connect the trailer to a small black truck and leave.

Police said one of the suspects was a white man while the other was a heavyset woman with red hair.

The tan camper had the Pennsylvania license plate XGD0262 at the time of the theft.

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to contact them at 717-939-0463.

Theft charge

A charge of theft by unlawful taking has been filed against Tyler Ryan, 25, of the 80 block of Lake Drive, Middletown, court records note.

Police allege Ryan took about $300 in change that belonged to his mother and had been stored in a large glass container at the residence. Investigators were unsure when the theft took place, although the mother said she noticed the money was missing March 4. Police were contacted about the theft March 20.

Attempt to purchase laptop

A township resident contacted police to report two fraudulent charges were made to purchase a Macbook computer.

Police said charges of $500 and $366 were made online March 15 to buy the computer from a Best Buy store in Rockville, Maryland. Reportedly the funds were to be used to offset the purchase of the $2,000 computer. Police said the transactions were flagged and stopped.

Investigators said the two charges were made via a credit card issued through Huaxia Bank in China.

Scrap metal stolen

Representatives of a local construction company told police $300 in scrap metal was stolen from their township business March 18.

Police said two people are believed to have been responsible for the theft from Peifer Construction, which is located in the 1000 block of South Eisenhower Boulevard. The theft is believed to have taken place between 2 and 2:52 a.m., police added.

Reportedly, video surveillance showed two men going through a pile of scrap metal at the rear of the business’s offices. Police said one of the suspects was white, bald and had a beard. There were no other details about the suspects.

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to contact them at 717-939-0463.