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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 7/1/15

 


 

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.

 

 

 

Fraud reported

A township resident’s account at Mid Penn Bank bank was hacked on June 18, police report.

Police said an unauthorized withdrawal of $210 was made from the victim’s account for a transaction at a Giant foods store in Aston, Delaware County. Authorities were also told a second attempt was made to withdrawal funds from the account but the bank refused the transaction. Police said that attempt took place at either an Exxon station or a Target store in the area of South Eisenhower Boulevard. 

Police said since the victim had her bank card in her possession throughout the incidents it appears the information from the victim’s bank card had been scanned and placed on a fraudulent card.

A township resident’s credit card was used without her permission to make multiple purchases via Amazon.com, police report.

Police said eight purchases totaling more than $300 were made between June 3 and June 17 and delivered to a residence in Hummelstown. 

Authorities said M&T Bank, the victim’s financial institution, had alerted her about the transactions that were classified as suspicious. The victim cancelled her account, police said.

 

Allegations against 12-year-old

Juvenile allegations of indecent sexual acts committed against someone less that 13 years old were filed against a 12-year-old township resident, police report.

The allegations were filed with the Dauphin County Juvenile Probation Office following an investigation that began in May, police said.

The victim is a 5-year-old township resident, police said.

Investigators said the incidents took place inside and outside a township residence from Jan. 1 through May 10. 

The mother of the victim contacted police after her child made statements to her that led her to believe her son had been involved in sexual activity with another juvenile, police said. 

Numerous interviews were held throughout June after which township police received approval from the District Attorney’s office to file the allegation, police said.

Cash theft from gun club

An undetermined amount of cash was taken from the Penn Harrisburg Gun Club in what could have been repeated thefts, police report.

Police were called to the club in the 200 block of Richardson Road on June 22 to begin an investigation of thefts from a cash box. A spokesperson for the club told police the thefts have been occurring since the end of May through June 14. Shortages in cash prompted the club’s managers to scrutinize an “honor system” where payments are made to the club, police said. 

Although the club is unsure of an exact amount of money that it is believed to have been stolen, a spokesperson told police he believes at least $70 was taken sometime on May 30.

DUI charge

Samuel Lugaro, 41, of the 100 block of Wyndham Way, Harrisburg, was charged with DUI (two counts), DUI-controlled substance (four counts), driving with a suspended license and signaling improperly, police report.

The charges were filed following Lugaro’s arrest at 2:15 a.m. on May 12 after a traffic stop on Richardson Road at South Eisenhower Boulevard, police said. Lugaro was driving a 1997 Ford station wagon that failed to use a turn signal, police said.

Lugaro 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 July 29 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

 

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Tractor-trailer overturns on Vine Street, driver receives minor injuries

A tractor-trailer hauling water overturned on Vine Street in Londonderry Twp. on Wednesday morning, June 24.

The 1998 Mack truck overturned onto its passenger side as the driver tried to turn left onto Vine Street from the Interstate 283 East ramp at about 8:30 a.m., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The driver, identified by police as Jesse A. Saulnier, 39, of Dover, received minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital. Saulnier was wearing a lap and shoulder belt, police said.

No other vehicles were involved. The tractor-trailer was hauling water, which spilled onto the roadway just outside Rutter's. The right lane of Vine Street heading toward Hummelstown was closed for about an hour until workers could set the tractor-trailer upright and tow it away.

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 6/24/15

 


 

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.

 

Squatting in apartment

 

A maintenance worker startled two individuals he believes were squatting in an apartment at the Aldwyn Court Apartment Complex, in the 1000 block of N. Spring St., police report.

A man and woman were in the master bedroom of one of the apartments that was supposed to have been unoccupied at 10:45 a.m. on June 12, police said. The maintenance worker told police the suspects were nude and laying on the floor of the apartment.

The male suspect had short dark hair and was described as tall with a thin build and in his 20s, police said. The female suspect had long brunette hair, tanned skin and may have been in her 20s, police said.

Police said an array of personal belongings were found in a pile in the apartment’s master bedroom.

Investigators said the maintenance worker saw a sedan leave the complex, but police were unable to find the car.

 

Rape investigation

 

Police are investigating a report of a rape that allegedly occurred on June 13 or 14 in a room at the Congress Inn in the 1300 block of S. Eisenhower Blvd.

The victim, an 18-year-old Harrisburg resident, told police she and a person she said was her “uncle” had rented a room at the hotel on June 13 and sometime that day or June 14 she was raped. 

Police interviewed the victim in the emergency room of Harrisburg Hospital. The victim had multiple bruises and her face was swollen, police noted.

Police said the victim became irate over the length of time she was in the emergency and left the hospital on June 14. The victim returned to the emergency room on June 15, during which time police re-interviewed her.

No other details about the case have been disclosed.

 

DUI charge

 

Kyle T. Morrissey, 19, of the 200 block of Buckley Dr., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol, failing duties at a stop sign and driving over a road divider, police report.

Morrissey was charged after he was arrested at 12:39 a.m. on May 31 following a traffic stop, police said. Morrisey was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina that failed to stop at stop sign at the intersection of Nissley Street and Fulling Mill Road, drove over a fog line along the edge of road and drove over a center double yellow line in the road, police said.

Morissey was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where he refused to allow blood to be drawn to be tested for the possible presence of intoxicants, police said.

A preliminary hearing is set for July 15 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

 

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 6/17/15

 


 

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.

 

Identity theft

A Lower Swatara Twp. township told police that someone had fraudulently filed a tax return using her Social Security number. 

Police said the victim had been expecting a $2,000 return from the Internal Revenue Service for the 2014 tax year but was informed by her tax preparer that her return was returned by the IRS because it had already been filed. 

Police were contacted on May 28 on the recommendation of the IRS, the police report noted.

 

Attempted fraud

There were two failed attempts to illegally withdraw more than $1,300 from a township resident’s financial account, police reported.

The resident contacted police on May 28 to report the unsuccessful attempts that were made to defraud her using information from her Visa credit card linked to an account with the Belco Community Credit Union, police said.

An attempt to withdrawal $1,100 and to purchase a ticket from Hong Kong Airlines for $292.34 were declined, police said.

 

Drug charges

Brittani N. Pierce, 28, of the 400 block of S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.

The charges were filed after Pierce was questioned at 2:31 a.m. on May 23 during a traffic stop in the 1000 block of S. Eisenhower Blvd. 

Pierce was a passenger in a vehicle and during conversation with officers was found to be in possession of marijuana and items classified as drug paraphernalia, police said. 

A preliminary hearing is set for June 29 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

DUI charge

Laura F. Youngblood, 48, of the 1000 block of Walnut St., Lemoyne, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, disregarding lanes of traffic and driving on the right side of the roadway, police report.

The charges were filed following Youngblood’s arrest at 12:30 a.m. on May 18 Police said Youngblood was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla that was stopped on West Harrisburg Pike at Ann Street for traveling in the oncoming lane of traffic.

Alcohol was found in a sample of Youngblood’s breath that was analyzed with a portable breathalyzer, police said. Following field sobriety tests, Youngblood 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 June 29 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

Theft from vehicle

Items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Spring Garden Dr. on June 3, police report.

The owner of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala reported an Apple iPad, a “Jet Pack” wifi devise and a men’s sliver bracelet were stolen while her car was in the parking lot of the Day Spring Ministries, police said. The victim had forgotten to lock her vehicle, police said. 

 

Charged in school fight

Charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment were filed against two Middletown teenagers following a fight in a hallway at the Middletown Area High School at 12:20 p.m. on June 4, police report.

The confrontation was the result of remarks made between the two on social media, police said.

There was no report of medical attention to the students.

A sixth-grade student at Middletown Area Middle School was cited for disorderly conduct following a fight with another student at the school at 10 a.m. on June 4, police report.

School officials said the fight was caused by rumors voiced between the students, police said.

There was no report of medical attention to the students.

 

Disorderly conduct citation

Carlyle T. Tanner, 25, of the 1000 block of Amber Lane, Harrisburg, was issued a disorderly conduct citation after police found him asleep in a car parked in the 1000 block of Clearview Dr. at 9:09 a.m. on June 6, police report.

Police said they were called to investigate a report of a car sitting along the road with a door open and a person’s legs hanging out of the vehicle. Tanner was found sleeping in the car and told officers that he had attended a party celebrating the promotion of a co-worker, police said. He refused medical attention, police said.

Police said the car belonged to a friend of Tanner who was contacted. Tanner was released into the custody of the acquaintance, police said.

 

 

 

 

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/22/14

 

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.

 

DUI charge

Kendra M. Shay, 19, of the 1000 block of Summerwood Dr., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-controlled substance, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and minor with alcohol operating a vehicle, police report.

The charges were filed after a 2005 Kia Spectra that Shay was driving was stopped in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Boulevard at 3:04 a.m. on Sept. 12 for a faulty headlight, police said.

Police said they smelled an odor of an intoxicating beverage and burnt marijuana in the vehicle. There was an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and a substance found in the car that was tested and shown to be marijuana, police said.

Shay 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 Nov. 19 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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