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Man threatened to kill all Middletown police: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 3/7/18

A Middletown man is in Dauphin County Prison on $250,000 bail after he allegedly made a 911 call to county dispatch on Feb. 26 saying he “wanted to shoot all the police in Middletown,” …

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Man threatened to kill all Middletown police: Police and Courts Roundup

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A Middletown man is in Dauphin County Prison on $250,000 bail after he allegedly made a 911 call to county dispatch on Feb. 26 saying he “wanted to shoot all the police in Middletown,” according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The caller, 44-year-old Matthew Chandler of the 200 block of East Main Street, also reportedly said during the call that police should “put him in jail,” according to arrest papers.

After tracking the call to Chandler’s cellphone police surrounded his residence in a tactical manner with rifles deployed. However, Chandler turned himself in without incident.

He was arraigned before Night Court Judge Steven M. Semic and charged with making a false alarm and false reports, and terroristic threats. His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 19.

Man threatened to return with a gun

An Elizabethtown man was arrested after he allegedly threatened occupants of a residence in the first block of Crestview Village in Londonderry Township during a disturbance on Jan. 29.

Douglas Andrew Greenly, 27, of the first block Letti Drive, was reportedly revving his engine and causing a disturbance, and threatened to return with a gun, according to arrest papers State Police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police on Feb. 22 filed charges against Greenly of simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment. His preliminary hearing is set for April 9.

Selling electric motors leads to charges

A Bainbridge man was accused of stealing two electric motors from a Middletown business after the suspect was determined to have sold the motors to Royalton Recycling.

Christopher Perhach, 25, of the first block of South Second Street, sold the two motors for a total of $78 to the scrap yard on Feb. 13, according to arrest papers Royalton police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Perhach and another individual were seen on security cameras stealing the motors at about 8 a.m. Feb. 13 from a bin on the property of Builders Specialties in the first block of South Wilson Avenue in Elizabethtown, according to arrest papers.

Perhach on Feb. 27 was charged with receiving stolen property. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for April 2.

OD avoided; man asks woman to call 911

A possible drug overdose was avoided when a man walked up to a woman in the 200 block of Ann Street just before 1 p.m. Feb. 24 and told her he had just taken 30 pills in a suicide attempt.

The man asked the woman to call Middletown police, which she did, police said. The man said he had taken 10 pills each of three different kinds of pills that had all been legally prescribed to him.

The 33-year-old man, who was not identified, said that he had been battling depression, police said.

The man was taken to a local hospital by emergency medical personnel.

Pineford resident accidentally shoots self

A resident of the Beechwood Building in Pineford in Middletown was taken to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in his apartment while cleaning his Glock 43 9 mm handgun on Feb. 22.

The man had removed the magazine from the weapon but  did not realize a round was in the chamber, police said. The round went into his left hand and exited at the base of his left palm through the wrist, police said.

The incident was reported to borough police at about 3:15 p.m. Feb. 22 by emergency room personnel at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where the man had been taken for treatment.

There are no plans to file any charges, borough police said.

Man jailed for fight at tavern

A Middletown man is in Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail after police say he assaulted a man during a fight in the Black Horse Tavern at 101 E. Main St. on Friday, March 2 between 2:23 and 3:25 a.m.

Shawn Michael Beaver, 27, of the first block of Juanita Street, was seen hitting the victim in the head with an unknown object, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said the attack caused serious injury to the victim’s eye and face and that the man was taken to the hospital.

Beaver was arraigned before Judy on March 2 and charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. His preliminary hearing is March 19.

Man faces DUI and drug charges

State Police have filed drug charges against an Elizabethtown man after his car overturned in a single vehicle accident at mile marker 6.4 eastbound on Route 283 in Londonderry Township on Feb. 18.

Kenneth Neil Peiffer, 48, of the 600 block of West Ridge Road, had fled the scene and was found by police sitting in a nearby unlocked van.

Police confiscated from Peiffer’s person baggies that field-tested positive for crack cocaine, along with $1,662 in cash, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy. Police put in a lab request to confirm the confiscated materials as crack cocaine and methamphetamine.

Police on Feb. 18 filed charges against Peiffer of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; possession of a controlled substance; use/possession of drug paraphernalia; DUI controlled substance combined with alcohol; disregarding a traffic lane; speeding; careless driving; and failure to notify police of an accident resulting in damage to a vehicle.

A preliminary hearing is not yet set.

Middletown man charged with DUI

Borough police charged a Middletown man with DUI after he was seen driving in the wrong lane to make a left turn at Vine and East Main streets on Feb. 25.

Travis Matthew Imboden, 22, of the 100 block of North Wood Street, refused to consent to a blood-alcohol test, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Imboden was charged with making an improper left turn, DUI, and having tinted rear windows. A preliminary hearing is set for April 2.

Man jailed after threatening father

A Lower Swatara Township man is in Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 bail after he allegedly pointed a gun at his father and threatened to kill him during an argument over a cellphone.

The incident occurred on Feb. 25 at the victim’s residence in the 6300 block of Schoolhouse Road in Conewago Township, according to arrest papers State Police filed with District Judge David Judy.

According to arrest papers, James Allen Carbaugh, 30, of the 1500 block of Woodridge Drive, was pointing the gun at the victim with one hand and hitting him with the other. The victim escaped into the woods and called 911.

Carbaugh was arraigned before Judy on Feb. 26 and charged with criminal attempt-aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment. He is to be arraigned in Dauphin County Court on June 1, after being bound over on all charges during a March 5 preliminary hearing before Judy.

Woman charged with DUI following crash

A Middletown woman was charged with DUI after she crashed her vehicle at the intersection of Waltonville and Roundtop roads in Londonderry Township on Feb. 6.

Rebecca Rose Ernst, 29, of the 2000 block of Market Street Extended, drove straight through the intersection onto the grass and into multiple objects, State Police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Ernst was located about a quarter-mile away from the crash. She told police she did not have any identification on her.

Police said that Ernst refused their requests to be field-tested regarding suspected intoxication. She also would not submit to a blood draw, police said.

Ernst’s driver’s license later was discovered in her bra by a female employee at the Dauphin County Booking Center, police said.

Ernst on Feb. 22 was charged with DUI, public drunkenness, running a stop sign, careless driving, and causing an accident resulting damage to an unattended vehicle or property.

Her preliminary hearing is set for April 9.

Suspected hit-and-run damages vehicle

The passenger side door and quarter panel of a 2017 white Ford Mustang was damaged as a result of a suspected hit-and-run reported to Middletown police on Feb. 26 by someone living in the 600 block of Spring Street.

The owner was not sure where the vehicle was parked when the damage occurred, police said.