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Shots fired; 5 people warned: Lower Swatara police roundup

Posted 5/17/17

An investigation into a report of gunshots ended with police warning five people that they were not permitted to target shoot on a property in the township.

Police were called at 2:30 p.m. May …

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Shots fired; 5 people warned: Lower Swatara police roundup

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An investigation into a report of gunshots ended with police warning five people that they were not permitted to target shoot on a property in the township.

Police were called at 2:30 p.m. May 7 to investigate a report of gunshots in a wooded area near North Union Street and Woodland Avenue.

Callers to Dauphin County’s dispatch said they heard numerous gunshots, many in rapid succession.

The investigating officer said he heard gunshots and approached five people who were target shooting.

Police noted while the individuals said they had permission from the property’s owners to fire weapons on the land, they did not have permission from the township to target shoot and were not aware that they had to have permission to do so.

The investigating officer warned the individuals, who then left the area.

They were shooting with three rifles and four handguns. Three of the five were properly licensed to carry concealed weapons.

DUI charge vs. Steelton woman

Brandie L. Cook, 25, of the 500 block of Kelker Street, Steelton, has been charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and failure to obey traffic control devices, police report.

According to police, Cook was stopped at 2:33 a.m. April 22 in the 800 block of Eisenhower Boulevard after she made a right turn through an intersection during a steady red signal when signs noted no turns on red were permitted.

Police said the interview with Cook turned into a DUI investigation during which time she was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, then Harrisburg Hospital, where blood was drawn to test for the possible presence of intoxicants.

Results of the tests were not reported.

Cook is scheduled to appear before District Magistrate Michael Smith on June 1 for a preliminary hearing.

Bicycle stolen in township

Police report a new BMX-style bicycle was stolen from a home in the first block of Heatherland Road sometime between April 1 and May 1.

The mother of the victim told police that the silver and green Razor bicycle was only a couple of weeks old and was valued at $200.

Police said the bicycle was normally housed in a garage but it may have been left outside.

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

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