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Rapper charged for Facebook video

A Hummelstown man was arrested after he posted a rap video on Facebook that threatened to shoot another man at the Fuzzy Few Carnival in Schaffner Park, borough police said.

Laron Darnell Wilson Jr., 21, of the 200 block of N. Duke St., was arrested on Friday, Aug. 8 after police received calls from Facebook users who reported the video, said Chief Charles Dowell.

“Basically, it was a rap made by [Wilson] claiming he had a gun and was going to go to the carnival and commit a crime,” Dowell said. “He didn’t say why in the video.”

No weapon was found on carnival grounds, and there was no threat to the public at any time, police said.

Wilson was charged with terrorist threats and making false identification to law enforcement officials. He was arraigned before District Judge Dominic Pelino and held in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, Aug. 27 before Pelino.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:42

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Middletown Police News: 08/20/14

 

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. 

Assault investigation

A 25-year-old Harrisburg man was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat and suffered multiple facial injuries during the early morning of Aug. 11 in the 300 block of Hoffer St., Middletown, police report.

The victim told police he had fallen asleep in his ex-girlfriend’s residence but was awakened after being struck in the face. Police said the victim claimed he had passed out after being struck, and regained consciousness to discover he was laying on a sidewalk on Hoffer Street.

Police said they were notified about the victim by Penn State Hershey Medical Center while he was undergoing treatment for multiple fractures to the left side of his face at the hospital. Officers interviewed the victim at the hospital.

A suspect has been identified, police said.

 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:36

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 08/20/14

 

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.

 

DUI charge
Jason A. Brandt, 41, of the first block of Thoroughbred Dr., York Haven, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, careless driving, failure to keep right and not signaling when turning, police report.

The charges were filed after Brandt’s 2007 BMW 328I was stopped in the 400 block of Richardson Road at 2:55 a.m. on July 27 after it straddled the middle of the road, police said.

Brandt had an odor of an intoxicating beverage on his breath and spoke with slurred speech, police said. Following sobriety tests, he was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 15 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Errol E. Bedford, 25, of the first block of Locus Dr., Elizabethtown, was charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol, careless driving, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection and having no evidence of emission inspection, police report.

The charges were filed following Bedford’s arrest at 2:47 a.m. on July 25 at 2:47 a.m. at a traffic stop on Route 283 and North Union Street.

Bedford was driving a 1992 Saturn in an erratic manner, police said. Following sobriety tests, he was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants.

A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 17 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:35

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 08/13/14

 

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.

 

Gun, ammo stolen

A man told police his semi-automatic pistol and some ammunition were stolen from his car while it was parked in the 2000 block of Lexington Ave.

Police said the theft of the Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol and an ammunition can holding an undetermined number of rounds happened on July 31. The owner of the weapon told police he had secured the gun in the center console of his 2008 Chevrolet Impala and locked the doors of the car.

The gun is valued at $600, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call them at 717-939-0463.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:00

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Middletown Police News: 08/13/14

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. 

Fraud reported

A Middletown resident told police on Aug. 1 she was bilked out of $300 in a loan scheme that started on the Internet.

Police said the victim told investigators she had been researching loans on the Internet and contacted a company called G Capital Bank. The resident gave the company her bank account information, home address and other personal information – in turn, the victim was instructed to go to an area Walmart and purchase a “Green Dot refillable debit card” and place $300 on it, police said.

The victim then was given a personal identification number and also asked to secure another debit card and deposit an additional $300 onto it, police said. The resident told the company she was unable to do that but the company recommended she borrow the money, police said. 

The resident victim cancelled the loan and requested the return of her $300 but was told by the company it was unable to do so, police said. 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 20:49

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