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Man alleges he was falsely arrested; files complaint against police

A Middletown resident has formally submitted a complaint to the borough alleging wrongful arrest by a Middletown police officer.

Brian Williams, of the 100 block of Catherine S., told the Press And Journal that the incident took place on Aug. 15. Three days later, on Monday, Aug. 18, Williams told Middletown Borough Council about the incident during the public comment period of a council meeting. 

At that time, council President Christopher McNamara advised Williams to submit a formal complaint so that the incident could be investigated.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:18

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Student charged in alleged rape of fellow student

Middletown police have charged a Penn State Harrisburg student with the off-campus rape of another Penn State Harrisburg student on Saturday, Sept. 20 in the Village of Pineford.

 

Yufan Yan, 19, was charged with sexually assaulting the 24-year-old woman in her apartment in Pineford, according to a criminal complaint filed by police in magisterial district court.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 20:08

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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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