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Cupcakes and clocks?

Almost 100 years ago, the Mothers Congress Circle, a charitable organization, sold cupcakes to help raise money to buy the clock. The town clock, located at the corner of N. Union & Emaus streets in Middletown, PA, returned on June 15, 2016 after an extensive restoration.


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:59

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Watch new traffic lights go up in downtown Middletown

New traffic signals were placed in downtown Middletown June 22, 2016 as part of the Borough's streetscape program. Workers labored over an hour to complete the task.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:55

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Middletown Home Burglarized Fri., June 17 in broad daylight

6 17 16 BurgrlaryMtownMiddletown Police are looking for an individual who burglarized a home in the 1000 block of Plane Street, Middletown, PA during the afternoon of Fri., June 17.

Police said the burglar stole an HP laptop and an iPad some time during the early afternoon hours. The suspect was last seen heading towards Aspen Street at 2 p.m., police said

An alert sent out by the department noted the suspect is thin, with brown hair, brown mustache and a goatee. Reportedly he was wearing blue jeans and a tan hoodie.  

Police said the residents not at the home when the burglary occurred although they contacted police to report the theft. It was not noted if the home had been broken into to gain entry.

6 16 MtownPDBadgeThe public is asked to contact police at (717) 902-0706 or call Dauphin Co. Dispatch 911 if they have any information about the incident.


Last Updated on Saturday, 18 June 2016 06:34

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Public's help sought in Middletown theft investigation

RiteAid2Middletown Police have released photographs of an individual believed to be a “person of interest” in connection with a theft investigation.

Middletown Police Chief John Bey told the Press And Journal the incident took place at a convenience store in the borough. He stressed the incident did not involve public safety.

Additional details about the case were not released by the police. “This is a minor retail theft case and the investigating officer is hoping for some assistance,” Chief Bey said. riteAid1“We are in the midst of the very beginning of the investigation and don’t want to release any additional information that may hamper the case.” An officer did say no harm to the public took place as a result of the theft.

Anyone having information about the person in the photos is requested to contact Middletown Police at (717) 558-6900 or may submit an anonymous tip through Nixle at

The request for assistance was released by police on Mon., June 13 at 7:30 a.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 09:02

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Info Sought about robber of Middletown Rite Aid

RiteAidRobbery 6 9 16Middletown Police are looking for a white male they say was responsible for the robbery of the Rite Aid store, E. Main and Vine sts., on Thurs., June 9.

Police said the man got away with an undetermined amount of oxycodone pills.

The robber is described as male, about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and thin with a reddish brown beard. He was wearing a blue hoodie, dirty blue jeans, a black baseball hat and sunglasses.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at (717) 558-6900.

Police originally reported the robber approached the store's pharmacy counter with a note that requested the pills and said no one would get hurt if they were provided.  

The man did not show any weapons during the robbery, and he took only the medication in the heist, not any cash, said John Bey, Middletown police chief. He said police are continuing to investigate, although they currently do not have any suspects. Bey was not sure how many pills were taken or their value.

Oxycodone, a synthetic opioid, is a narcotic pain killer that is found in several prescription drugs including Oxycontin, Percocet, Combunox and Percodan. 

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 08:55

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