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Man found dead in Pineford

The death of a 42-year-old man at Hemlock Hall in the Village of Pineford is still under investigation, according to Middletown police.

 

The unidentified man was discovered on Thursday, Oct. 1 in the living room of an apartment in the building. The man’s fiance also was in the apartment when the body was found, police said.

 

Police said they are awaiting a toxicology report from the Dauphin County Coroner’s office, and will withhold the man’s name pending the outcome of their investigation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 21:37

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Middletown Police News - 10/8/14

 

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.

 

Air conditioner stolen

 

A portable air conditioner was stolen from the porch of a Spruce Street residence sometime between Sept. 20 and 26, police report.

The victim told police the air conditioner sat underneath a blue tarp on the home’s porch.

No estimate was provided on the value of the air conditioner.

Police are asking anyone with information about the theft to call them at 717-558-6900.

 

Suspicious person report

 

Police were called to the intersection of North Union and East Main streets to investigate a report of a man asking passersby for money and yelling at people at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27.

A suspect was questioned and, upon discretion of the investigating officer, was released and told to leave the area, police report.

The suspect also was warned about soliciting in the borough without a permit, police said.

 

Cited for soliciting without permit

 

Wesley J. Casual, 24, of the 4000 block of Woodvale Road, Harrisburg, was cited for peddling and soliciting without a permit, police report.

The charge was filed following a report that people were attempting to sell windows to homeowners in the 100 block of Birch St. on Sept. 26, police said.

Police said they spoke to an individual who said a team of people were in the borough selling windows for Erie Windows.

 

Public drunkenness citation

 

Andrew S. Gorbea, 21, of the 200 block of W. Main St., Middletown, was cited for public drunkenness, police report.

The citation was filed after police found Gorbea sitting on a curb in the 300 block of E. Main St. at 12:55 a.m. on Sept. 26, police said.

 

Cited for harassment

 

Citations for harassment were issued to Jesse Grisold, 23, of the 600 block of S. Catherine St., Middletown, and Donald K. Tomsa, 60, of the 600 block of S. Catherine St., Middletown, following a domestic dispute at 7:08 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the block, police report.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 21:02

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News From District Judge Michael J. Smith - 10/8/14

Following is a compilation of action in cases filed before District Magistrate Michael J. Smith. Please be aware all those charged/cited are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

Waived

 Melissa H. Billy, 34, of the first block of Davis Dr., Middletown, waived to Dauphin County Court charges of DUI, DUI-controlled substance (four counts), DUI-highest rate of alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and disregarding lanes of traffic. Billy was arrested on July 27 and on Aug. 23, according to court records.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 20:45

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Middletown police to step up efforts to catch speeders

 

Police will be stepping up efforts to control speeders in the areas of East Main, Hoffer and Spring streets and Wharton Avenue.

 

The additional patrols were prompted by requests by residents about speeding motorists and the volume of traffic on those streets, police said.

 

A resident in the area of East Main and Hoffer streets told police that more than 200 cars – many of them speeding – pass his area at times, police said.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 20:08

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News - 6/25/14

 

 

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.

 

 

Held for court 

Charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of corruption of minors against Robert Anderson Jr., 20, of Middletown, were held for action in Dauphin County Court. The charges stem from an incident on March 17.

Guilty plea 

Jared Hontz, 37, of Edwardsville, pleaded guilty to a citation for public drunkenness stemming from an incident on Jan. 2.

Jesse Cleland, 26, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to a citation for retail theft stemming from an incident on Jan. 24.

Amber Edwards, 22, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to a citation for public drunkenness stemming from an incident on March 22.

Paul Timler, 40, of Boiling Springs, pleaded guilty to a citation for harassment stemming from an incident on April 25.

Joseph Davis III, 18, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to a citation for underage drinking stemming from an incident on April 27.

Donald Gipe, 48, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to a citation for disorderly conduct stemming from an incident on April 20.

Brian Erdman, 21, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to a citation for disorderly conduct stemming from an incident on April 12.

Hunter Rowe, 23, of Middletown, pleaded guilty to a citation for disorderly conduct stemming from an incident on April 12.

Sarah Juzwin, 20, of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., pleaded guilty to a citation for underage drinking stemming from an incident on April 12.

Aries Rodriguez, 19, of  Middletown, pleaded guilty to a citation for criminal trespass stemming from an incident on April 3.

 

Found guilty

Donald Claytor, 27, of Grantville, was found guilty of disorderly conduct for an incident on April 5.

Bret Zerphey, 26, of Palmyra, was found guilty of public drunkenness for an incident on March 22.

 

In ARD

Kelsey Myers, 20, of Dillsburg, was accepted into an advanced rehabilitative disposition program stemming from a citation for underage drinking. The citation was filed following an incident on April 12.

 

Attempted break-in

A homeowner told police he believes an attempt was made to forcibly enter a storage shed at his home in the first block of Hanover St.

Police said they found pry marks on the shed’s door handle.

The resident believes the incident took place some time between June 11 and 13.

 

 

 

Theft from construction site

Machines valued at more than $4,000 were reported stolen from a construction site on Fulling Mill Road.

Police said thieves cut padlocks off three storage trailers at the site of the construction of a facility for FedEx in the 300 block of Fulling Mill Road. Investigators believe the theft took place sometime on June 13 or 14.

Police believe bolt cutters were used to remove the heavy duty locks.

Reported stolen were a Jumping Jack compactor valued at $3,500 and a Honda gas-powered water pump valued at $750.

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

 

DUI charge

Christopher J. Sweeney, 27, of the 1000 block of Colebrook Road, Middletown, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, driving with a blood-alcohol level of .02 or greater while license is suspended, disregarding lanes of traffic and failure to signal turns, police report.

The charges were filed following an incident at 2:18 a.m. on May 24 on Route 283 east at North Union Street. Sweeney, driving a 2000 Nissan Altima, was stopped for switching lanes without signaling and straddling lanes of traffic, police said.

Sweeney had an odor of an intoxicating beverage on his breath, police said. Following sobriety tests, he was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where attempts were made to draw blood to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. When sufficient blood could not be drawn, Sweeney was taken to Harrisburg Hospital, where blood was successfully drawn. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 15 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Charles B. Baumgartner, 22, of the first block of Hoke Lane, Middletown, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, failing duties at a stop sign and failure to keep right, police report.

The charges were filed following Baumgartner’s the arrest at 12:25 a.m. on June 7 on Route 283 at South Eisenhower Boulevard.

Police said Baumgartner was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry that was stopped after failing to stop at the exit from Route 283 west on South Eisenhower. The arresting officer also said the accused was driving in an erratic manner.

Baumgartner refused sobriety tests and was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported. 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 30 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

Marijuana charge

Andy J. Oxenrider, 43, of the first block of George Dr., Middletown, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and giving false ID to law enforcement, police report.

The charges stem from an incident at 6:23 p.m. on June 15 in the first block of Manny Dr. Police answered a report of a disturbance involving people fighting with a baseball bat. At the scene, police questioned several people and ultimately found the accused hiding in a closet of a home in the neighborhood. Police allege Oxenrider gave his name as Jeff J. Morgan, but when he was searched police found identification noting Oxenrider’s actual name.

Police also said Oxenrider had a plastic bag that contained a substance that was tested and shown to be marijuana. 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 16 before District Judge Michael Smith.



 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:30

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