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Another Narcan revival; a couch with bedbugs dumped?: Police and Court Roundup

Posted 2/28/18

Middletown police gave two doses of Narcan to revive a man who had overdosed on heroin at a residence in the 400 block of North Race Street on Feb. 21.

The man, whom police said was in his late …

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Another Narcan revival; a couch with bedbugs dumped?: Police and Court Roundup

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Middletown police gave two doses of Narcan to revive a man who had overdosed on heroin at a residence in the 400 block of North Race Street on Feb. 21.

The man, whom police said was in his late 30s and lived at the residence, told officers that he had snorted three lines of heroin, according to police.

The man was taken by ambulance to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center by emergency medical personnel.

Thief takes some items from car

Items with a combined value of $50 were stolen from an unlocked 2001 Chevrolet while the car was parked in the 500 block of North Spring Street.

The stolen items included a wallet, a Maglite model flashlight, and three pocket knives, Middletown police said.

However, the thief did not take change and a hand-held GPS device that were in plain view inside the vehicle, police noted.

The theft was reported to police shortly after 11 a.m. Feb. 20.

Window broken at P&J plant

A small window beside the entrance door to the Press & Journal printing plant at 109 Poplar St. in Middletown was reported to be broken out overnight Feb. 15 into Feb. 16.

Police said it is not known if the window was broken on purpose or if by accident.

Couch dumped, with bedbugs?

Someone dumped a sofa and cushions by the Dumpster in Hoffer Park in Middletown, but the person was thoughtful enough to warn that the items contained bed bugs.

The sofa was found in the park on the morning of Feb. 14 with hand-written signs attached to it saying “Don’t Take” and “Bedbugs,” borough police said. The cushions had been placed in the Dumpster.

Police got rid of the sofa and cushions, but did not test the items to confirm the presence of bedbugs.

Craigslist scam reported

A Middletown man trying to sell a $200 set of a table and chairs on Craigslist reported a potential scam to borough police Feb. 14.

Police said the purchaser told the man they would send him a check for $1,850 to cover the “extra” for shipping.

The man told police the purchaser had instructed him to keep $250, and send the rest of the money back.

Police said the seller received the $1,850 but instead of cashing it, reported the potential scam to authorities.

Wine and Spirits store damaged

The bottom of the entrance door to the Wine and Spirits store next to Mid-Town Plaza on East Main Street in Middletown was damaged.

Police said someone smashed the bottom of the door by kicking it in, but the person did not get inside the store and nothing was reported stolen.

The incident was reported to police on Feb. 12.

Faulty brake light leads to charges

A Harrisburg man faces drug charges after being pulled over by State Police for having a faulty brake light while driving on Route 441.

The incident occurred on Sept. 21, 2017, as Martin Freed Chaudhry, 29, of the 4500 block of Dunley Court, was northbound. Chaudhry was pulled over on Ann Street near Swar Avenue in Middletown, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Chaudhry consented to a search of the vehicle, during which police reported finding marijuana, a scale, and pills including Gabapentin and Clonazepam. Police also seized Chaudhry’s phone and $574 in cash.

Police on Feb. 21 filed charges against Chaudhry of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and having no rear lights.

He was freed after posting $25,000 unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for March 26.

Man charged with stealing car

State Police have charged a Palmyra man with stealing a car from a woman who was residing in the Starlite Motel in the 1300 block of East Harrisburg Pike in Londonderry Township on Feb. 17.

Andrew Rene Fernandez, 35, of the first block of Lynnwood Drive, allegedly stole the red Saturn Ion coupe over a dispute over money, the victim told police according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police on Feb. 21 filed charges against Fernandez of conspiracy to commit theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, and conspiracy to commit unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

A date for a preliminary hearing has not been set.

Gun charge for New York man

Middletown police filed charges against a New York man after a gun that the man was allegedly prohibited from possessing was found in his vehicle.

The Springfield XDS-9 9 mm model handgun was found after a vehicle belonging to David Ronald Smith, 59, of Bainbridge, New York, had been towed by Smith’s landlord from a lot at Ann Street and Scott Avenue because Smith did not have a parking permit, according to arrest papers borough police filed with District Judge David Judy.

A criminal history check determined that Smith had a felony burglary conviction in New York from 1976.

Smith was arraigned before Judy on Feb. 20 and charged with prohibited possession of a firearm. He is free on $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for March 5.

Man charged in alleged beating

A Middletown man was charged with simple assault after he allegedly beat a man during an incident in the 700 block of South Catherine Street at about 11 p.m. Feb. 17.

David M. Leathe, 53, same address, punched the victim with a closed fist more than once and pushed the man to the ground into the snow, according to arrest papers borough police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The victim was found in the 400 block of South Wood Street and a had a bloody nose, marks on his neck, a bloody finger, and a red ear. He declined emergency medical treatment.

Leathe was charged with simple assault on Feb. 20 and released. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 26.

Man on probation in more trouble

A Middletown man was placed in Dauphin County Prison after he allegedly violated terms of his county probation by getting drunk and causing a disturbance during an incident in the first block of East Roosevelt Avenue on Feb. 15.

Police after being dispatched to the scene arrested James Anthony Schroll Jr., 39, same address. Schroll was charged with loitering and prowling at night, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness and placed in the county prison on a probation detainer on $10,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing before District Judge David Judy is set for March 5.

Alleged assault in parking lot

State Police have charged a Lancaster man with aggravated assault and related charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman while in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Love’s Truck Stop on Vine Street in Londonderry Township on Feb. 19.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Deon Michael Grier, 39, of the 200 block of North Mary Street, was having lunch with the victim and drinking out of a bottle of vodka.

Grier allegedly told the woman to stop the vehicle as she was trying to drive out of the parking lot. When she didn’t, Grier allegedly threatened the woman with a 4-inch blade pocket knife that was pressed into her midsection.

Police on Feb. 19 filed charges of aggravated assault against Grier, plus terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault, harassment, public drunkenness, and restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

A preliminary hearing before Judy has not yet been scheduled.

Man allegedly strangled mother

A Middletown man faces strangulation and related charges after he allegedly assaulted his mother during an argument in an apartment in the 100 block of Wilson Street on Feb. 16.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Darryl Royal, 28, same address, grabbed her by the neck and slammed her head into a mirror.

Police said that following the assault the woman has continued to receive threatening text messages from Royal.

On Feb. 19, borough police through Judy filed charges against Royal of strangulation, terroristic threats, and simple assault/domestic violence.

Royal has not been taken into custody and a preliminary hearing has not been set.

Woman charged in assault

A Middletown woman was charged following an incident in the 700 block of Briarcliff Road on Feb. 11.

The caller told Middletown police that he could hear a man and a woman fighting through the wall of his apartment, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said that the man had a bite mark that was bleeding on his right shoulder, and three vertical deep scratches on the top of his shoulder.

Starlett Reason, 32, was arraigned before District Judge Gregory D. Johnson on Feb. 11 and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. She was released after posting $2,500 unsecured bail.

Her preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 26.

SUV’s mirror damaged

A resident of the first block of Donald Avenue told police that someone heavily damaged the driver’s side mirror on his SUV sometime between Feb. 2 and 4.

Police said the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado appeared to be the only vehicle in the area to have been targeted. Investigators said the victim had replaced the mirror but wanted to report the incident to police.

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