Written by Jim Lewis
Middletown police say they’re looking for a man in connection with an alleged assault.
David T. Thomas, 39, is a black male who stands 5-9 and weighs 230 pounds, police said in an alert they issued on Thursday, April 28. He was last seen driving a green Cadillac Seville with a black hood and spray paint on its sides, police said.
Thomas may be in the area of Spruce and Hoffman streets in Middletown or in the area of 13th and Berryhill streets in Harrisburg, police said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:47
Lower Swatara Twp. Police News
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.
Dirt bike stolen
A 1989 Holda CR250 red and black dirt bike motorcycle valued at $1,300 was stolen from a shed at a residence in the 200 block of Brookside Dr. on April 16 or 17, police report.
A lock securing the doors on the shed was cut to gain entry, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the burglary to call them at 717-939-0463.
Car windshield shattered
The windshield of a Volkswagen Jetta was broken on April 15 at Campus Heights, in the 200 block of W. Main St., police report.
Investigators said they are unsure if the window had been struck by a baseball or softball, noting the proximity of athletic fields in the area.
No damage estimate was noted.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-939-0463.
Truck’s bumper stolen
The bumper of a 2016 Ford F250 pickup truck was removed and stolen on April 15 or 16 in the first block of Michael Dr., police report.
The bumper was valued at $200.
Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call them at 717-939-0463.
Angel M. Comacho, 50, of the first block of Hoke Lane, Middletown, was charged with simple assault following a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend on April 14 at his residence, police report.
Camacho punched the woman in the back of the head, face and thighs, police said. There was no report of medical attention to the woman.
Comacho was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Lindsey in Dauphin County Night Court and released on $15,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is set for May 12 before District Judge Michael Smith.
A township resident’s personal information was stolen to set up three credit card accounts and make more than $3,500 in transactions, police report.
Fraudulent accounts were opened to make $2,000 in purchases from Sam’s Club, $536 from Express and $1,000 from Kohl’s, police said.
About $375 in cash was stolen from on April 12 or 13 from a residence in the 200 block of Brookside Dr., police report.
An Alcatel 5054N cell phone also was missing, the resident told police. The resident told police she had loaned it to an individual with whom she had been in a relationship, but he failed to return the phone after the relationship ended, police said.
Several pieces of furniture were dumped along the tracks of the Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad at the end of Fulling Mill Road, police report.
A railroad representative said trash and vehicles have been dumped at the location in the past. The railroad asked for police patrols to stop dumping.
A 15-year-old Middletown resident was been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment following an altercation on April 12 at Middletown Area High School, police report.
The teenager threatened and tried to hit another student in the gym, police said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:22
Written by Dan Miller
A Middletown woman with two previous health care fraud convictions now faces a third, according to federal authorities.
China Scott, 45, was indicted for health care fraud on March 30 by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Between November and January, Scott provided home health care services to a disabled person through her employment at Cool Waters, a home health care agency in Dauphin County, said U.S. Attorney Peter Smith.
Scott allegedly failed to tell the agency that she is an excluded person, meaning that no payment could be made by a federal health care benefit program for services provided by her due to her two previous health care fraud convictions, Smith said.
If convicted on the charge, Scott faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, the release said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:56
A Mechanicsburg area man was charged by police after he allegedly e-mailed nude photos of a woman with whom he had ended a relationship to her employer – the Middletown Area School District, according to Lower Swatara Twp. police.
Mitchell Ness, 34, of the first block of W. Lisburn Road, Upper Allen Twp., was charged with three counts of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image, three counts of stalking and three counts of harassment, according to court records. Ness was charged on Tuesday, April 12 after the woman was questioned by district officials about the e-mails, police said. She denied sending them, and school officials contacted police.
Ness admitted he sent the e-mails because he was angry over the breakup of a relationship with the woman, police said.
A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, June 1 before District Judge Michael Smith.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:36
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.
Underage drinking citations
Sixteen people were charged with underage drinking following an investigation of a party around midnight on March 19 at Campus Heights Apartments, 200 block of W. Main St. – and the apartment’s renter was charged with corruption of minors, police report.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 15:22