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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 07/02/2014

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.

 

Charged after crash

Wilbur J. Etter Jr., 67, of the first block of Sara St., Harrisburg, was charged with DUI, careless driving, speeding and disregarding lanes of traffic, police report.

The charges were filed after Etter’s 2008 Mercury Mariner struck several mailboxes in the area of Rosedale Avenue and Morgan Drive at 6:30 p.m. on June 6, police said. Etter told the investigating officer he went off the road when he had a coughing episode and lost control of his SUV, police said. 

Etter 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 by police. 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 23 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Vandalism

A resident in the first block of Heathglen Road told police the glass in a screened door was broken by unknown persons on June 21.

Police believe the vandalism took place between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Investigators told the resident that officers would perform routine checks in the neighborhood for several weeks as a follow-up.

Eggs were thrown at a vehicle at a residence in the 1000 block of Blacklatch Lane.

The owner of the 2013 Hyundai Accent told police he believes the vandalism took place sometime on June 19 or 20.  

Police said the vehicle’s paint was chipped from the impact of the eggs. No damage estimate was reported.

 

 

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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. 

 

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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.



 

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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. . .

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Lower Swatara Towhship-Police News-12/12

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.

 

Fight at tavern
A police officer reported he had to use a Tazer to stop a fight involving 20 to 30 people at a tavern in the 1000 block of S. Eisenhower Blvd. at 1:56 a.m. on Dec. 1.


Police issued citations to Melissa J. Belcher, 44, of the 1000 block of Second St., Steelton; Teresa D. Martin, 41, of 300 block of N. Second St., Steelton; Tiffany Livingston, 36, of the 1000 block of Second St., Steelton; and Jennifer L. Stairing, 23, of the 60 block of Manny Dr., Middletown, were each issued citations for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment, police report.

 

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