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News From District Judge Michael J. Smith - 11/5/14

 

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.

 

Held for court

 

Charges of DUI, careless driving, involvement in an accident involving damage, failure to give information and render aid, passing improperly and following too closely were held for action in Dauphin County Court against William W. Haymaker, 49, of the 2000 block of Boas St., Harrisburg. Haymaker was arrested on March 8.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 21:41

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/22/14

 

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

Kendra M. Shay, 19, of the 1000 block of Summerwood Dr., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, DUI-controlled substance, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, restrictions on alcoholic beverages and minor with alcohol operating a vehicle, police report.

The charges were filed after a 2005 Kia Spectra that Shay was driving was stopped in the 800 block of S. Eisenhower Boulevard at 3:04 a.m. on Sept. 12 for a faulty headlight, police said.

Police said they smelled an odor of an intoxicating beverage and burnt marijuana in the vehicle. There was an open bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and a substance found in the car that was tested and shown to be marijuana, police said.

Shay 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 Nov. 19 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:07

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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News 10/15/14

 

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.

 

 

Endangering charge

Xavier D. Vazquez, 22, of the first block of Hoke Lane, Middletown, was charged with endangering the welfare of children, driving with a suspended license, failure to notify authorities about a change in address, riding a motorcycle with an improper seat and failure to have insurance, police report.

The charges stem from an investigation of a report that a man was operating a motorcycle with an infant as passenger, police said.

Vazquez was questioned by police at 6:41 p.m. on Sept. 12 on Eshelman Street at Chestnut Alley. Vazquez admitted to police he had been riding a motorcycle with his 2-year-old nephew on board, police said.

A background check showed his driver’s license had been suspended and three warrants had been issued for his arrest, police said.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 5 before District Judge Michael Smith.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:25

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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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Lower Swatara Towhship-Police News-01/23

Fence struck
A section of fence at the Penn Ridge horse farm was struck by a vehicle and damaged, police said.
Police believe the incident in the area of Longview Drive and Cockley Road took place shortly after 6 a.m. on Jan. 13.
Investigators said a second electric fence remains intact. The owner is assessing damage. Police believe dense fog conditions at the time may have been a factor in the incident. . .

You can read the full story in our printed edition or our e-Edition.

 

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