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Middletown Police News: 01/14/15

Phones stolen

Police were called to investigate the theft of cell phones in two separate incidents.

The owner of a Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom told police he had mistakenly left his phone at the Middletown Public Library on Jan. 4 and discovered it had been stolen when he went to retrieve it.

Numerous attempts to locate the device electronically were unsuccessful, police said. The phone’s value was not reported.

In another case of theft, an area resident told police he had left his Samsung Galaxy S5 phone at Hoffer Park on Dec. 30 and discovered that it had been stolen.

The phone was valued at $700, police said.

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

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 21:19

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Former Highspire woman found dead in city

Highspire police were expecting to see Philip Greenhowe and his wife Shalamar Greenhowe on Friday, Jan. 9 at a hearing before District Judge Kenneth Lenker on charges related to a domestic incident. Instead, they received a missing person report about Shalamar Greenhowe, a former Highspire resident. 

 

A day later, the 27-year-old mother was found dead with stab wounds and blunt trauma. 

 

Harrisburg and Swatara Twp. police were in the process of serving a warrant on Phillip Greenhowe in Harrisburg on Saturday, Jan. 10 when they found the body of Shalamar Greenhowe at the Towne House Apartments on Boas Street, where Phillip lived. Swatara Twp. police had filed charges of simple assault and endangering the welfare of children in the township on Friday, Jan. 9. 

 

Harrisburg police has issued a warrant for the arrest of Phillip Greenhowe, 37, for criminal homicide. He is considered dangerous, and may be driving a dark blue 2004 Chevy Tahoe or a maroon Ford Expedition, police said.

 

Harrisburg police said Phillip Greenhowe has family in Lynchburg, Va. Highspire police said he may have connections in Philadelphia, where he may have lived for some time.

 

Harrisburg Police Chief Tom Carter said he does not know whether Greenhowe is armed. “He committed a homicide and is dangerous,” Carter said. 

 

Carter said the children are with family and safe. “That’s not an issue,” said another source close to the investigation.  

 

Carter was not sure whether the apartment was locked when police arrived at 2:19 p.m. Jan. 10.

 

It is believed Shalamar Greenhowe may have died about 36 hours before she was discovered. If evidence confirms that time, it would mean she had been killed in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 9. 

 

At the time of the discovery, Highspire police had been searching for Shalamar Greenhowe, who previously lived in a Highspire apartment. Her disappearance coincided with the day that she and Phillip Greenhowe were to appear at the hearing regarding a domestic incident Aug. 23 in which Phillip Greenhowe was charged with simple assault.

 

Phillip Greenhowe dropped off the couple’s children, ages 6 and 2, with his coworkers at the Harrisburg Auto Auction on the morning of Friday, Jan. 9, which was reported to Highspire police, according to Sgt. Mark Stonbraker. Shalamar Greenhowe’s mother in Penbrook picked up the children, but her mother called police back and reported that Shalamar was missing. 

 

Stonbraker said police confirmed with a coworker of Shalamar Greenhowe that she had taken a personal day for Jan. 9 from her job at Straighterline, a company that provides discounted online college courses. It is unclear when she made arrangements for that personal day.

 

When Shalamar Greenhowe still was missing on Friday night, police issued a press release regarding her status as a missing person, Stonbraker said. 

 

The couple had previously lived together in he 200 block of Second Street in Highspire. More recently, Shalamar had lived there with the children, but just before Christmas she and the children had moved in with Phillip Greenhowe at his apartment on Boas Street in Harrisburg, Stonbraker said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 21:13

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Lower Swatara Twp Police News - 1/14/15

 

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.

Rape reported
A 24-year-old Steelton woman was raped during the early morning hours of Jan. 1 in a room in the Congress Inn, South Eisenhower Boulevard, police report.

Two assailants may have been involved in the assault, police said. The victim was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Representatives of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg were contacted and provided assistance and guidance to the victim.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 20:55

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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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