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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 4/22/2015

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. Police Department. 

Please be aware all those charged/cited are 

presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

 

Debit card skimmed, $2,000 stolen

 

Someone took $2,000 from a Lower Swatara Twp. resident’s credit union account when her debit card was skimmed, police report.

Four $500 withdrawals were made in the New York City area using the victim’s debit card information, police said.

 

 

School counselor struck, teens charged

 

A school counselor was struck when she attempted to stop a fight between two Middletown students at the Middletown Area Middle School at 11:10 a.m. on April 10, police report.

The students, ages 13 and 14, were charged with disorderly conduct, police said. The counselor, who was unintentionally struck in the face by one of the students while attempting to stop the fight, told police she did not want to pursue charges against the teenager who had struck her.

 

Money taken from safe

 

A Hummelstown resident told police that more than $9,000 in cash was stolen from a safe he had at his daughter’s residence in Lower Swatara Twp.

More than $22,000 in cash was stored in the safe that was kept in a residence in the 1000 block of Lakeside Dr. The victim told police he noticed the safe’s contents were in disarray and subsequently discovered $9,300 was missing. 

Police believe the theft took place some time between June 1, 2013 and March 15, 2015. Authorities were notified about the missing money on April 7.

 

The victim told police he had waited to report the missing money with the hope it was found or returned. 

There was no evidence that the safe had been tampered with to gain entry, police said.

The victim told police he moved the safe from his daughter’s residence after discovering the money was missing.

 

DUI charge

 

 

Erica M. Bortner, 26, of the 700 block of Shawnee Dr., Auburn, Schuylkill County, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, driving with a suspended license and driving an unregistered vehicle, police report.

The charges were filed following Bortner’s arrest at 2:35 a.m. on April 1 in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Blvd., police said.

Bortner was driving a 1997 Cadillac and stopped because it was crossing the road’s fog line, police said. 

Bortner was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the blood tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 13 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

 

Megan E. Himes, 28, of the 4000 block of E. Storey’s Ct., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol and driving with a suspended license, police report.

The charges stem from an incident at 2:19 a.m. on March 29 in the 800 S. Eisenhower Blvd., police said.

Himes was found in a 1999 Saturn SL1 that was sitting along the side of the road, police said. Himes spoke with slurred speech, and the arresting officer smelled an odor of an intoxicating beverage in the vehicle, police said.

Following sobriety tests, Himes was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 11 before District Judge Michael Smith.