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Londonderry man pleads guilty in police chase


A Londonderry Twp. man who took a pizza delivery vehicle from Domino’s on Eisenhower Boulevard in January and abandoned his 3-year-old son at a Steelton steel mill during an ensuing police chase has pleaded guilty to related charges in Dauphin County Court.
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Moses Fahnestock, 30, of the 1800 block of E. Harrisburg Pike, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, endangering the welfare of children, intentional possession of a controlled substance, driving while his license was suspended, defiant trespass and use/possession of drug paraphernalia before Judge Scott A. Evans on Monday, June 23.

Two charges of endangering the welfare of children were withdrawn, and a charge of criminal attempted robbery of a motor vehicle was changed to theft by unlawful taking as part of a plea deal.

 

Evans sentenced Fahnestock to 9 to 23 months in Dauphin County Prison, followed by 5 years of probation. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus costs and take parenting classes.

According to Swatara Twp. police, Fahnestock, carrying his son and a brown dog, attempted to carjack a woman outside the Dollar General Store in the 800 block of Eisenhower Boulevard around 6 p.m. on Jan. 10 but could not unlock her car. He then ran across Eisenhower Boulevard and took a delivery driver’s vehicle in front of Domino’s, police said.

 

The vehicle later was found abandoned near Toys R Us at the Harrisburg Mall. 

 

While officers searched for Fahnestock, security officers at the Arcelor Mittal mill in Steelton spotted him and contacted Steelton police, authorities said. Fahnestock led Steelton police on a foot chase at the mill, abandoning his son before he was apprehended, police said.