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Man threatened to burn trailer; photo aids in hit-and-run: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 10/10/18

State Police charged a Londonderry Township man with making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to burn down a trailer in the first block of Joan Street during an incident reported to …

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Man threatened to burn trailer; photo aids in hit-and-run: Police and Courts Roundup

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State Police charged a Londonderry Township man with making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to burn down a trailer in the first block of Joan Street during an incident reported to police Sept. 21.

Tyler James Tenney, 22, who resides in the same block, is also charged with harassment and disorderly conduct. His preliminary hearing is  Oct. 29 before District Judge David Judy.

Bicycle stolen

A black and blue mountain bicycle was reported stolen after the owner told police he had left the bicycle outside of an apartment building in the 100 block of Adelia Street in Middletown.

The 13-year-old owner told borough police that the bicycle was stolen between 8 p.m. Oct. 2 and shortly before 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3, when the victim reported the theft.

The bicycle has an estimated value of $100.

Driver takes photo of suspect car

A 2012 blue Subaru Outback Legacy was damaged when the vehicle was struck from the rear in an apparent hit-and-run in Middletown on Oct. 3.

Police said that the driver of the Subaru was southbound on South Union Street waiting for the light to turn green at Ann Street when a 2017 silver Ford struck the victim’s vehicle from behind, damaging the rear fender.

The Ford fled westbound on Ann Street. However, the victim took a picture of the Ford’s license plate as the Ford was pulling away, police said.

Police were able to identify the driver of the Ford and the investigation is continuing.

Theft from coin-operated laundry

Coins were reported stolen from a coin-operated laundry machine in a building in the 100 block of North Union Street in Middletown.

The theft was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2. Police believe the theft is related to an earlier incident of a similar nature.

Wreath stolen from door

A “fall-style” wreath was reported stolen from the front door of a residence in the 900 block of Vine Street in Middletown.

The theft was reported to borough police shortly after 6:15 p.m. Oct. 1. The wreath has an approximate value of $40.

Tractor-trailer clips car

A car was damaged when it was struck by the tail end of a tractor-trailer in an apparent hit-and-run at North Union and East Main streets in Middletown.

Police said the driver was southbound on North Union in a 2015 white Chevrolet, waiting at the red light to turn left onto East Main, when the tail end of a white Freightliner Corp. tractor-trailer scraped the victim’s vehicle as the tractor-trailer was turning right from North Union onto West Main Street.

The incident was reported to borough police at about 4 p.m. on Sept. 27.

Name written in fresh concrete

Someone carving the name “Perry” in fresh-laid concrete caused an estimated $450 damage to the victim in the first block of North Pine Street.

The concrete had been poured in front of the property, police said.

The incident was reported to police at about 1 p.m. Sept. 27.

Woman charged with DUI

A Londonderry Township woman was charged with DUI and traffic offenses after State Police pulled her over for driving erratically in the area of East Harrisburg Pike and School House Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

Kathy A. Flowers, 56, of the 100 block of Garden Avenue, was seen driving off the right shoulder of the road while heading east on Route 230 in a black Dodge Charger, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said that Flowers changed lanes four times without using a turn signal, straddled the center white line on multiple occasions, and traveled into the oncoming lane of traffic.

On Sept. 19, results of blood drawn from Flowers showed that she had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.176 percent at the time of the incident, according to police.

Besides DUI, Flowers is charged with disregarding a single lane of traffic, not using a turn signal, and careless driving.

Her preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 5 before Judy.

Crash leads to DUI charges

A Middletown woman was charged with DUI after borough police said she crashed into a vehicle parked in the first block of East Water Street shortly after 8:15 p.m. Sept. 4.

A silver Jeep Cherokee driven by Leann M. Dickson, 45, of the 200 block of Keller Avenue, allegedly ran into the back of a red Ford F-150, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

The impact pushed the F-150 about 20 feet and partway onto the sidewalk, police said. The crash caused heavy damage to the left rear of the F-150. The Jeep Cherokee driven by Dickson had heavy front end damage, police said.

Police said Dickson showed signs of being intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. However, she refused to undergo a field sobriety test at the scene, and refused to have her blood drawn at the Dauphin County booking center.

Besides DUI, Dickson is also charged with careless driving. Her preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for Nov. 5.

Woman charged in disturbance

State Police charged a Londonderry Township woman following a disturbance at a residence in the first block of Crestview Village shortly before 7 p.m. Sept. 30.

Shannon Rene Fairchild, 32, same address, allegedly struck the victim’s hand during the incident, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said that Fairchild also allegedly shoved the arresting police officer with both hands as the officer was trying to take her into custody.

Fairchild was arraigned before District Judge Paul T. Zozos on Sept. 30 and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and harassment.

Bail was set at $10,000. However, Fairchild was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison.

Her preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Oct. 29.

Boys seen ripping out flowers

Three boys were reportedly caught on a home video surveillance system stealing flowers from a garden in front of the victim’s home, according to Middletown police.

The incident occurred at the victim’s residence in the 100 block of State Street, police said. The victim reported the incident to police Sept. 11.