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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 7/6/2016

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.

Simple assault,
harassment charges

Marcus A. Adams, 28, of the 300 block of Grubb Street, Middletown, has been charged with simple assault and harassment following a domestic disturbance at the home of his ex-partner on June 27 at 4:38 p.m.
Police said the accused headbutted the 26-year-old township resident three times during an argument at a home in the 200 block of Selma Avenue. The investigating officer said the victim suffered bruising on the left side of her face and above her left eye. The victim told police she didn't want emergency medical services to examine her.
Adams was taken into custody and arraigned at the Dauphin County Judicial Center. He is to appear before District Justice Michael Smith on July 14 for a preliminary hearing.

Charged after crash

Charges have been filed against a Harrisburg man following a one-vehicle crash on June 27 at 1:34 a.m.
Police report Efrain Ramos Galvan, 37, of the 1000 block of Derry Street, Harrisburg, has been charged with DUI, reckless driving, driving without a license, violating a restriction on alcoholic beverage and failure to obey traffic control devices.
Galvan was driving a 2002 Toyota Sienna at a high rate of speed on West Harrisburg Pike and struck a curb at the intersection of West Main and Ann streets and lost control of the van. Galvan was not injured.
The investigating officer said he smelled an odor of alcohol from Galvan’s van. He also said there were several empty bottles of beer and a half-empty bottle of beer in the vehicle. Sobriety tests were given to Galvin but stopped because of the investigating officer’s concern for the accused’s safety.
 Galvin was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center on suspicion he was driving while under the influence of intoxicants. Police said Galvin refused to have blood drawn for tests to determine the possible presence of intoxicants.
 Galvin was arraigned and subsequently released on unsecured $5,000 bail. He is to appear before District Justice Michael Smith on July 21 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

Harassment citation

Chad S. Hastings, 34, of the first block of Nelson Manor Lane, Middletown, has been cited for harassment following a domestic disturbance at his residence on June 23 at 10:09 p.m.
Police said Hastings struck his girl friend in the head during an argument. Reportedly Hastings also suffered some minor injuries during the incident. Both the accused and the victim refused treatment by emergency medical services.

Public drunkenness citation

A citation for public drunkenness has been issued to Catherine J. Warren, 34, of the Woodbury Building, Village of Pineford, Middletown, police report.
 Warren was taken into custody following an investigation of a disturbance at a business in the 1000 block of AIP Drive. on June 23 at 8:09 p.m. Police said Warren was intoxicated and subsequently cited.

Two charged with theft
of leaf blowers

Charges of theft have been filed against two Middletown men involved in the theft of leaf blowers.
Timothy Alexander, 46, and Leslie J. Allen, 50, both of the 20 block of Astor Avenue, each have been charged with two counts of theft, police report.
Investigators said the accused stole Echo and Stihl leaf blowers on June 21 from a McDonald’s restaurant in the 2000 block of West Harrisburg Pike. The machines were owned by a landscaper who had been working at the local restaurant.
Police said the Echo leaf blower was found at the accuseds’ residence and returned to its owner. Reportedly the other machine had been sold by the accused.
Alexander and Allen are scheduled for hearings on the charges on July 28 before District Justice Smith.

Charges of false ID,
drug possession

A routine check of a car’s registration ended in charges of possession of drugs and giving false ID to police being filed against a New Jersey resident.
Police report that Maria M. Edelman, 53, of the 10 block of Country Pine Lane, Egg Harbor, was passenger in a Lincoln Continental stopped on June 19 in the 1000 block of South Eisenhower Boulevard because its registration had expired.
During routine questioning, police discovered that Edelman had given them a false name. Police added Edelman was in possession of several prescription drugs and was unable to prove the medications had been prescribed for her.
Edelman was arraigned during which unsecured bail for $10,000 was set. She is to appear before District Justice Smith on July 7 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

Weed wacker stolen

A resident of a home in the 500 block of Lumber Street told police a Homelite weed wacker was stolen June 18.
The victim told police the machine, valued at $40, was in his home’s carport at the time the theft.
Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to contact them at 717-939-0463.

Indecent exposure and
public drunkenness charges

Police arrested and charged an area man based on allegations he was exposing his genitals to motorists traveling on South Eisenhower Boulevard.
Brian S. Steltzer, 26, of the 1000 block of Hunter Street, Harrisburg, was arrested and charged on June 16 with indecent exposure and public drunkenness.
Police had been called to the area of South Eisenhower Boulevard at Richardson Road at 9:26 p.m. to investigate a report that a white man was on the side of the road and exposing himself to motorists. While a suspect was not at the scene upon the local officer’s arrival, township police responded to a report of a naked man running from the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Toll House Road near the exit of Pennsylvania 283 in Londonderry Twp. Based on a description of the suspect, township police apprehended Steltzer at the scene. State Police are investigating the crash but have yet to release any details.
Steltzer is to appear before District Justice Michael Smith on July 28 for a preliminary hearing on the charges.

Assault charges

Two township men have been charged for their alleged involvement in an incident that began in Highspire Borough but ended with a traffic stop in the township.
Donyah T. McCalebb, 19, of the 1000 block of Jefferson Drive, has been charged with terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit simple assault and conspiracy to commit harassment, police report.
Police also report Devonte E. Watson-Rodrigues, 23, of the 1000 block of Jefferson Drive, has been charged with simple assault, harassment, careless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to notify change of address.
The arresting officer said Watson-Rodrigues was the driver of vehicle stopped on June 15 at 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Market Street Extended. The traffic stop was prompted by police who were assisting Highspire Police in an investigation of a report of assault and threats in the borough. The arresting officer took McCalebb and Watson-Rodrigues into custody following an interview with them.
The accused are scheduled for preliminary hearings on July 27 before Justice Michael Smith.

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Three home burglaries reported on Foxianna Road

State police are investigating three recent home burglaries on Foxianna Road in Londonderry Township.

The three burglaries – in the 2100 block, 1700 block and 2400 block of Foxianna – were reported from Thursday, July 23 to Tuesday, July 28, said Tpr. Robert Hicks, a spokesman for the state police.

"We don't know if these burglaries are related, but we are investigating that possibility," he said.

"We ask that people be vigilant and take note and report any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area," Hicks said. "People should never leave their homes or cars unlocked."foxiannard


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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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Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:57

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