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Vandals spray-paint 6 vehicles, garage; 3 charged with drugs: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 5/15/18

Police are on the lookout for vandals who targeted a half-dozen vehicles and a residence in two areas of the township May 4.

Four vehicles at a home in the 2000 block of Market Street Extension …

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Vandals spray-paint 6 vehicles, garage; 3 charged with drugs: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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Police are on the lookout for vandals who targeted a half-dozen vehicles and a residence in two areas of the township May 4.

Four vehicles at a home in the 2000 block of Market Street Extension were sprayed with pink paint. Investigators did not include specifics as to what parts of the 2017 Nissan, 2011 Pilot, 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche and 1999 Dodge Durango were vandalized.

Police believe the same individuals were responsible for a second incident the same day at a home in the 1000 block of Lexington Avenue.

Black, red and pink paint was sprayed on a garage door and a 2015 Kia Sportage at the residence. An estimate of damages was not reported by police.

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

Trespassing, resisting arrest

A temporary worker reportedly refused to leave an area business and then resisted police officer efforts to remove him.

District court records note charges of defiant trespass and resisting arrest have been filed against Ashtin Cooksey-Easter, 22, of the 2000 block of Market Street, Harrisburg.

According to the investigating officer, he was asked by a manager at Canteen Vending to leave the business in the 3000 block of Fulling Mill Road at about 4 p.m. April 26. He became argumentative toward both managers and police.

Cooksey-Easter was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center and charged and arraigned.

He is scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Smith on July 11 for a preliminary hearing.

DUI charges

Michael Kramer, 25, of the 100 block of Roop Street, Highspire, has been charged with DUI and DUI-highest rate of alcohol, district court records noted.

Kramer was charged after being arrested following a traffic stop in the 1000 block of West Harrisburg Pike at 1:36 a.m. April 18, police reported. According to the investigating officer, township police were notified by Penn State Harrisburg police officers who saw a 2013 Ford Fusion being driven by someone they believed may be under the influence of intoxicants, traveling west on West Harrisburg Pike.

Township police stopped a vehicle matching the description given by university police.

The arresting officer said an interview with Kramer, the driver of the car, turned into a DUI investigation. Kramer was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center upon suspicion he was driving while under the influence of intoxicants, police added.

Reportedly a blood sample from Kramer was tested for the possible presence of intoxicants. Results were not reported.

Kramer is scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Smith on Sept. 3 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

Tires slashed

A township resident told police a tire on his truck and two on his four-wheeler were slashed at his home in the first block of Donald Avenue, with an estimated loss of $870.

Police believe the vandalism took place sometime from April 22 to April 24.

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

Drug charges against 3

Drug-related charges have been filed against three area residents following a search by Dauphin County probation agents.

Police have charged Samera Mixell, 21, of the 300 block of Crescent Street, Harrisburg; Julia Nesbit, 35, of the 300 block of Ulrich Street, Middletown; and Randy Simmons, 39, of the 300 block of S. 2nd St., Harrisburg, with possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.

The three were charged when probation officers confronted them in a room at the Congress Inn, 1350 S. Eisenhower Blvd., at 9:44 a.m. May 2. Police were called to take the trio into custody after probation officers found numerous needles and pipes as well as an unidentified controlled substance.

Probation officers had been looking for Simmons to serve him with a warrant calling for his arrest on an unrelated case when they came upon Mixell and Nesbit at the inn, police reported.

They were taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where warrants were filed and charges subsequently filed.

Preliminary hearings have been set before District Judge Michael Smith on May. 17.