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Resident reports debit card fraud of $1,100; break-in at Dairy Queen: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 2/7/18

A township resident told police several attempts were made to defraud her debit card in purchases that totaled more than $1,100.

Police said the five attempts on the resident’s …

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Resident reports debit card fraud of $1,100; break-in at Dairy Queen: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A township resident told police several attempts were made to defraud her debit card in purchases that totaled more than $1,100.

Police said the five attempts on the resident’s Member’s 1st debit card were for transactions with the Hilton Garden, CVS and Metro PCS.

Reportedly the transactions were not completed and the debit card was canceled by the credit union.

Break-in reported at Dairy Queen

Police report the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 1000 block of Fulling Mill Road was burglarized Jan. 15.

The restaurant manager discovered a back door to the business and a door to an office had been forced open, according to police. In addition, police said an attempt was made to force open a safe.

Nothing was believed to have been stolen.

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

DUI charges, smell of pot

Jared Deibler, 24, of the 1000 block of Powderhorn Road. Middletown, has been charged with DUI-controlled substance (two counts), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police report.

Deibler was arrested following a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Fulling Mill Road at 12:03 a.m. Dec. 29. According to the police report, Deibler’s 2000 Ford Excursion crossed the road’s double yellow line several times, resulting in a traffic stop.

Police said they smelled an odor of marijuana in the vehicle. He was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn and tested for the presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

The arresting officer said items classified as drug paraphernalia and a bag containing a substance believed to be marijuana were found in Deibler’s vehicle.

Deibler is scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Smith on Feb. 21 for a preliminary hearing.

Lost driver leads to DUI charges

Charges of DUI and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.02 or greater with a suspended license have been filed against Marquet Lord, 25, of the 100 block of Randolph Street, Harrisburg, following his arrest at 2:38 a.m. Jan. 20, court records show.

According to a police call, Lord was driving a 2001 BMW X5 in the 100 block of Richardson Road and stopped because the SUV was being driven on a dirt road and the investigating officer believed the driver was lost.

The police call noted Lord had an odor of alcohol on his breath. Sobriety tests were performed at the scene of the traffic stop. Based upon the results of the tests, police took Lord to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where he was offered but refused to provide a blood sample to be tested for the possible presence of intoxicants.

A background check noted that Lord’s driver’s license had been suspended for an unrelated DUI case.

Lord is scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Smith on March 7 for a preliminary hearing.

Alcohol-related citations at party

Five people were cited for alcohol-related citations after police broke up a party on Jan. 13 at a residence in the 1000 block of Overlook Road.

Police were called to the apartment to investigate a report of a fight but subsequently discovered the party that involved numerous people who officers believed were underage and drinking alcohol.

One individual reportedly suffered minor head injuries after becoming embroiled in a fight. However, no medical attention was requested or given, police said.

Citations for underage drinking were issued to Emily Bortner, 20, of the 1000 block of Overlook Road, Middletown; Shane Clendenin, 20, of the 300 block of Ulrich Street, Middletown; Jennifer Loeung, 20, of the 500 block of North Pine Street, Middletown; and Taya Sullivan, 20, of the 2000 block of Georgetown Road, Middletown.

Police added a citation for underage drinking was issued to Dylan Pressley, of the 2000 block of Pineford Drive, Middletown.

Burglary call at vacant residence

Police report a vacant residence in the 2000 block of Lexington Avenue was burglarized sometime Jan. 19.

A neighbor contacted police to alert them he believed the residence had been illegally entered and possibly burglarized.

Police confirmed they believe that someone entered the home but also noted they did not believe anything was stolen. The investigating officer reported a basement window was open and one of the residence’s doors was unlocked. Police added they saw several footprints in the snow at the home.

Public drunkenness charges

Eileen Hunt, 66, of the 1000 block of Jefferson Drive, Middletown, was arrested and subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness following a disturbance at 7:46 p.m. Jan. 24.

Police report Hunt was taken into custody at a convenience store in the area of Whitehouse Lane at Lake Drive.

Hunt was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital for an evaluation and subsequently to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where she was formally charged.

She is scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Smith on Feb. 22 for a preliminary hearing.

SUV spray-painted

The owner of a 2001 Toyota 4-Runner told police an unknown person sprayed white paint on his vehicle while it was in a parking lot at an apartment complex in the 200 block of West Main Street on Jan. 24.

Police did not report an estimate to remove the paint from the gray vehicle.

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