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Charges against Middletown mom sent to county court

 

Charges filed against a Middletown woman who allegedly left her two children unattended in her SUV while shopping at a beauty supply store were bound over to Dauphin County Court.

 

District Judge Michael J. Smith found that all charges, including two counts of endangering the welfare of children, making false reports and leaving a child unattended in a vehicle, filed against Ashley Orris, 30, will be held for court during a preliminary hearing on Friday, July 25.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:07

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Two neighbors stop arson fire in Middletown

 

An arson fire in the back yard of a residence in the 100 block of Ann Street on Monday, July 21, could have been much worse if not for quick action by neighbors, Middletown police say.

 

Police say the fire was set by a 9-year-old boy who lived on the second floor of the residence. The boy told police he was playing with a lighter that he had found when he dropped it onto a mattress in the yard, igniting the mattress.

 

Before firefighters arrived, two neighbors – 59-year-old Barry Burney and a 14-year-old boy – had put out most of the fire using a garden hose, police said.

 

Acting Middletown Police Chief Sgt. James Bennett said damage from the fire “could have been very serious” if not for the neighbors intervening.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:04

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Middletown Police News - 7/30/2014

 

Following is a compilation of reports from the Middletown Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

 

 

Charged following domestic disturbance


Charges have been filed against two individuals following an incident at 7:45 p.m. on July 3 at 7:45 p.m. at an apartment in the first block of Ann St., police report.
William D. Allen, 29, of the first block of Ann St., Middletown, was charged with disorderly conduct, hindering apprehension – harboring or concealing, and hindering apprehension – providing aid, police report.
Leah M. Tanberg, 29, of the first block of Oakshire Dr., Hummelstown, was charged with making a false report to police, disorderly conduct, providing false ID to police and obstruction of justice, police said.
The charges stem from a disturbance at Allen’s apartment, police said. Officers were informed of the incident by a pedestrian who had flagged down police who were on routine patrol.
Investigators discovered a warrant had been issued for Tanberg’s arrest. The warrant was filed out of Lancaster County for a DUI-related case. Police served the warrant and Tanberg was taken to Dauphin County Prison.


A preliminary hearing for both Allen and Tanberg is scheduled for Aug. 6 before District Judge David Judy.
Middletown police were assisted by Lower Swatara Twp. and Penn State Harrisburg police.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:57

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News - 7/30/14

 

 

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.

 

Credit cards stolen
Two VISA check cards, a VISA credit card, $40 in cash and a pair of prescription sunglasses were stolen from a 200 Buick LeSabre parked in the 100 block of Shirley Dr. on July 7 or 8, police said.
Loss was estimated at more than $1,700. More than $1,650 in transactions were recorded on the financial cards, investigators noted.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 717-939-0463.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:30

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Middletown Police Report: 07/23/14

 


Charged following domestic disturbance
Charges have been filed against two individuals following an incident at 7:45 p.m. on July 3 at 7:45 p.m. at an apartment in the first block of Ann St., police report.
William D. Allen, 29, of the first block of Ann St., Middletown, was charged with disorderly conduct, hindering apprehension – harboring or concealing, and hindering apprehension –providing aid, police report.
Leah M. Tanberg, 29, of the first block of Oakshire Dr., Hummelstown, was charged with making a false report to police, disorderly conduct, providing false ID to police and obstruction of justice, police said
The charges stem from a disturbance at Allen’s apartment, police said. Officers were informed of the incident by a pedestrian who had flagged down police who were on routine patrol.
Investigators discovered a warrant had been issued for Tanberg’s arrest. The warrant was filed out of Lancaster County for a DUI-related case. Police served the warrant and Tanberg was taken to Dauphin County Prison.
A preliminary hearing for both Allen and Tanberg is scheduled fore Aug. 6 before District Judge David Judy.
Middletown police were assisted by Lower Swatara Twp. and Penn State Harrisburg police.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:48

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