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Township man allegedly solicited girl, 14, for sex: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 7/31/19

The Penbrook Borough Police Department has filed charges against a Lower Swatara Township man after he allegedly attempted to solicit a 14-year-old girl for sex, according to an affidavit filed with …

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Township man allegedly solicited girl, 14, for sex: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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The Penbrook Borough Police Department has filed charges against a Lower Swatara Township man after he allegedly attempted to solicit a 14-year-old girl for sex, according to an affidavit filed with District Judge James Lenker.

According to the affidavit, Jeremy Clugston, 38, was posing as a boy named “Gavin” and trying to contact the girl.

It was reported to Penbrook police on July 12.

A sergeant used the girl’s phone to pose as her. Between July 12 and 18, Clugston allegedly sent five sexually explicit photos and asked her for sex, naked photos, and offered alcohol and marijuana.

Clugston was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, child pornography, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent assault and eight counts of dissemination of sexually explicit materials to a minor.

His bail was set at $125,000. His preliminary hearing is Aug. 1.

Man charged with DUI

A Lower Swatara man faces DUI charges after he allegedly rear-ended a car and didn’t stop, according to an affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

At 11:14 a.m. June 25, Lower Swatara Township police responded to a crash on North Union Street. The driver told police that she was waiting to turn onto the eastbound Route 283 ramp when she saw a truck in her rearview mirror coming at her quickly, according to the affidavit.

The driver tried to get onto the ramp, but was hit by the truck, which was being driven by Andrew Lutzkanin Jr., 63. She told police the truck then ran through two red lights before turning onto Fulling Mill Road. The driver and the two children in her car were uninjured.

Middletown police pulled him over. According to the affidavit, while driving on North Union Street, Lutzkanin said that he remembered “‘feeling a bump’ and probably should’ve stopped, but didn’t.”

He was transported to a hospital where a blood draw was taken. Lutzkanin reportedly told police that he had drank some bourbon and taken his medication. Police received the results of the blood draw July 15, which indicated his blood-alcohol concentration of 0.129 percent and that he had 43 nanograms of Zoloft and 88 nanograms of a Sertaline metabolite in his system.

He was charged with three counts of DUI and failing to stop. His preliminary hearing is Aug. 19.

Multiple calls lead to charges

A township woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly assaulted a man at a residence in the 100 block of B Lane, was arrested, and then returned to the residence after posting bail, according to affidavits filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

Lower Swatara Township officers received a report of an incident at 7:37 p.m. July 18. When they arrived at the residence, the victim was bleeding from his nose and mouth.

He told police that he and Mia Isabella Acri, 30, got into an argument and she hit him in the face several times.

Acri was charged with simple assault and harassment. Her bail was set at $25,000 unsecured, and court records indicate that it was posted. One of the conditions of her bail was to not have contact with the victim.

At 12:43 a.m. July 19, officers were called to the residence again. According to the affidavit, the victim told police that Acri came into the home and told him that he needed to leave and give her his phone.

Officers said she resisted arrest when they attempted to take her into custody.

Acri was also charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, and her monetary bail was set at $10,000. Her preliminary hearing on both cases is July 31.

DUI charges for Lancaster man

A Lancaster man has been charged with DUI following a car crash on Route 283 on May 12.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Pennsylvania State Police troopers believe Anthony James Riggi, 25, got on Route 283 at Eisenhower Boulevard, driving east, at 1:12 a.m.

Riggi told troopers that he was driving in the wrong direction and swerved to avoid an oncoming car when he crashed and rolled over.

He reportedly told police that he had drank three or four beers, and a preliminary breath test indicated the presence of alcohol. Riggi showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests, according to the affidavit.

He was also charged with disregarding the traffic lane and careless driving.

His preliminary hearing is Sept. 23.

DUI charges for Derry man

A Derry Township has been charged with DUI after he was allegedly parked in the median between the express and local lanes on Route 283.

Pennsylvania State Police responded at 11:13 a.m. July 12. EMS told troopers that the driver, Swayer Christian Smith, 20, was slouched over his steering wheel, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

He reportedly told police that he pulled off because he was tired after taking a double dose of a prescription medication that treats depression and anxiety. In the affidavit, troopers said he had indicators of being impaired during field sobriety tests.

He declined to give a blood draw when he was taken to the booking center. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 5.

Wallet stolen from unlocked car

A wallet containing anywhere from $30 to $150 was stolen from an unlocked car while it was parked in the 1800 block of Scarlett Lane.

The theft was reported at 10:04 a.m. July 24, although the victim told police they believe it happened sometime between Sunday and early Monday.

The theft is under investigation.