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Narcan revives passenger in hit-and-run; residents try to burn up camper: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 10/3/18

Middletown police on Sept. 24 arrested one man for causing a hit-and-run, and gave two doses of Narcan to a passenger in the man’s car who had overdosed.

The incident occurred after police …

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Narcan revives passenger in hit-and-run; residents try to burn up camper: Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police on Sept. 24 arrested one man for causing a hit-and-run, and gave two doses of Narcan to a passenger in the man’s car who had overdosed.

The incident occurred after police were dispatched to the area of North Catherine and West Main streets shortly after 5 p.m. for a reported hit-and-run.

Police found a red Ford 500 sedan partially in the intersection of Spring and West Water streets.

The engine was running, but both the driver and the passenger were passed out, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The driver, John Christopher Brown, 34, of the 100 block of Bradford Avenue in Middletown, was removed from the car by police.

Police also gave two doses of Narcan to revive the passenger, who had overdosed. The passenger is not being charged. The passenger refused treatment from emergency medical services, according to police.

A search of the vehicle by police yielded a small amount of marijuana, a wooden mini-baseball bat, a cellphone, and blue baggies containing a white powdery substance believed by police to be suspected heroin/Fentanyl.

Brown was taken to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where blood was drawn and lab results are pending.

Brown was arraigned before Judy on Sept. 27 and charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, DUI of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and numerous summary traffic violations including damage to an unattended vehicle or property and driving under suspension.

Bail was set at $50,000, but Brown was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 8.

Residents try to burn up camper

If the borough of Middletown tells you to get rid of a camper that is on your property, make sure you get rid of it the right way.

Police shortly after 4 p.m. Sept. 8 were dispatched to a report of an open fire in a fire pit in the 200 block of East High Street.

Police arrived to find that the residents were attempting to burn up a camper that had been in their backyard, that a borough codes officer had told them to get rid of.

Police told the residents to put out the fire immediately.

No headlights leads to charges

State Police charged a Harrisburg woman with DUI after she was pulled over for driving with no headlights on just before 5 a.m. in the area of Swatara Park Drive and Vine Street Aug. 4.

A police search of the 2013 Dodge Charger driven by Kathryn Marie Galaskas, 19, of the 200 block of Mary Street, yielded a small bag of marijuana, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Lab results of blood drawn from Galaskas showed that she had traces of the active ingredient of marijuana in her system at the time of the incident, according to police.

Besides DUI of a controlled substance, police have charged Galaskas with possession of a small amount of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving, and driving without headlights. She is awaiting a preliminary hearing.

Man charged with assault

Middletown police charged a borough man with simple assault following a disturbance in the 300 block of North Pine Street shortly after 9 p.m. Sept. 23.

Robert L. Singleton, 44, same address, allegedly placed his hands around the neck of a woman during the incident, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Singleton was arraigned before Judy on Sept. 24. Bail was set at $50,000, but Singleton was not listed as being in Dauphin County Prison.

His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 8.

Arizona woman charged

An Arizona woman was charged with DUI and drug offenses by Middletown police after being pulled over in the 1800 block of West Harrisburg Pike at about 5:45 p.m. Sept. 18.

Brianna Marie Mattesky, 20, of Payson, Arizona, admitted to smoking marijuana and failed testing at the scene, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

A search of Mattesky’s vehicle by police found drug paraphernalia including needles and a spoon, a marijuana pipe with residue, and a container and a bag both with suspected heroin residue, according to police.

Mattesky is charged with possession of a controlled substance, DUI of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving without insurance.

Her preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 5.

Woman charged with DUI

Middletown police charged a borough woman with DUI in the area of North Union Street and Beechwood Drive shortly after 2 a.m. Aug. 17.

Lindsay Nicole Truesdale, 21, of the 400 block of Lumber Street, had a blood alcohol content of 0.204 percent at the time of the incident, according to lab results reported by police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

The driver’s side headlight of Truesdale’s 2008 Audi A4 was also not working at the time, police said.

Truesdale is charged with DUI and driving without headlights. She is awaiting setting of her preliminary hearing.

Car spinning damages grass

A vehicle driving in the grass caused an estimated $200 damage to a field near South Union and Susquehanna streets in Middletown, and to Hoffer Park, borough police said.

The incident was reported to police Sept. 14 by a borough public works employee who discovered the damage, police said.

Steelton man charged with DUI

A Steelton man was charged with DUI by Middletown police in the area of East Main and Spruce streets just before 2 a.m. Sept. 19.

Norman Phillip Davis, 63, of the 300 block of Mohn Street, was pulled over after police saw his silver 2006 Lexus RX330 weaving back and forth and turning from East Main onto Spruce without a turn signal, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

A preliminary hearing for Davis is set for Nov. 5.

Car damaged in hit-and-run

A 2005 Dodge Neon was damaged in an apparent hit-and-run in the parking lot of Giant Foods at Midtown Plaza at 450 E. Main St., Middletown.

The victim told police he had been inside Giant shopping for about 30 minutes, when he came out to see that his car had been struck while the vehicle was parked in the west side of the lot near the cart return area.

The incident was reported to police Sept. 17.

Police see man stealing firewood

If you are going to steal something from in front of a convenience store, first make sure that police are not  watching.

A man is to be charged with retail theft after a Middletown police officer saw him steal a bag of firewood from a pallet in front of the Turkey Hill shortly after midnight Sept. 17.

The police officer, who was parked at Dailey’s Gulf next to the store, saw the man look into the window of the store several times, before taking the bag of firewood from outside and attempting to leave without paying, according to police.

The retail theft charge had not been filed against the man as of Tuesday.

Graffiti at Middletown Lumber

Black and red graffiti was discovered on a cinder block wall on the south side of the building at the Middletown Lumber property in the first block of Clinton Avenue.

The incident was reported to the Middletown Police Department on Sept. 6.