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Switchblade found on HIA passenger; $14,000 in tools stolen at quarry: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 10/16/19

A Middletown woman has been charged with three counts of access device fraud after she allegedly took a woman’s debit card and used it to make $118.53 in purchases at Sheetz and Turkey Hill. …

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Switchblade found on HIA passenger; $14,000 in tools stolen at quarry: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A Middletown woman has been charged with three counts of access device fraud after she allegedly took a woman’s debit card and used it to make $118.53 in purchases at Sheetz and Turkey Hill.

On Sept. 26, a woman reported that she left her wallet at Laundry Express on West Harrisburg Pike the prior day, and someone used her debit card to make purchases without her permission, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

Officers pulled surveillance video. According to the affidavit, it showed Edwina Princess Taylor, 34, going through the wallet.

The video also reportedly showed her filling up a car with premium gas at Sheetz for $60.07, and another car for $35. A video at Turkey Hill reportedly shows Taylor filling up a car with premium gas for $23.46.

She was also charged with theft. She was arraigned, and her bail was set at $5,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. Her preliminary hearing is Oct. 28.

$14,000 in tools stolen at quarry

Tools valued at $14,000 were stolen from sheds at a quarry in the 2100 block of North Union Street, according to police.

The theft was reported at 10:11 am. Oct. 4.

More than 30 power and related tools were stolen, police said. There were no signs of forced entry.

The theft is under investigation.

Police: Man had switchblade

A Winfield man has been charged after he allegedly had a switchblade in his possession while going through the TSA security checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport.

According to an affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Stephen Gregory Solowy, 42, was going through the checkpoint at 5:16 a.m. Oct. 5 with an automatic CobraTec switchblade knife, the affidavit said.

Solowy was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of an offensive weapon. His preliminary hearing is Nov. 25.

Bike rider charged with DUI

A Lower Paxton Township man has been charged with DUI after his blood-alcohol content was 0.247 while riding a bike, according to an affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

At 6:12 p.m. Aug. 18, officers responded to a report that a bike rider hit a utility pole in the 1900 block of Fulling Mill Road.

The bike rider, Jerome Mason, 48, was bleeding from his head. Mason told a medic that he had two shots of alcohol before riding his bike, according to the affidavit.

Mason was taken to a hospital. He refused to provide a sample of blood, and on Sept. 9, Smith signed a search warrant for his medical records.

According to the affidavit, his blood-alcohol content was 0.247 percent.

Mason’s preliminary hearing is Nov. 20.

Middletown man injured in crash

A 62-year-old Middletown man was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of serious injuries after a car struck his motorcycle at the intersection of West Harrisburg Pike and Rosedale Avenue.

Officers responded to the crash at 9:36 a.m. Oct. 4.

Police said Duane M. Mummert, 45, of Wellsville, was pulling into the westbound lane of West Harrisburg Pike from Rosedale Avenue when he collided with the motorcyclist.

Mummert was cited with careless driving-serious bodily injury.

Man charged with simple assault

Charges of simple assault and harassment have been filed against a township man.

Officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Oberlin Road at 4:34 a.m. Oct. 6. According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, when officers arrived, they found that the victim had a swollen lip, scraped knee and a knot on her forehead.

The victim told police that Adrian Tywan Fluellen, 24, had assaulted her at a residence a few doors down.

He was arraigned, and his bail was set at $5,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing is Oct. 17.

Crystal meth possession alleged

A Londonderry Township woman has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found crystal meth in her possession, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith. 

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Heatherland Road at 11 a.m. Oct. 8. The caller told police that Melissa Shrawder, 37, had warrants for her arrest out of Bloomsburg.

When officers took Shrawder into custody, they reportedly found three needles, two empty baggies and a plastic wrapper containing what appeared to be crystal meth in her wallet.

Officers also reportedly found a driver’s license and debit card that had been reported stolen, a driver’s license belonging to someone who had died, and a check belonging to a relative.

Shrawder was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. She was arraigned, and her bail was set at $5,000. Her preliminary hearing is Thursday.

Charged for stolen property

A Lewistown woman has been charged with receiving stolen property after she allegedly drove a car that had been reported stolen.

At about 1 a.m., officers were running registration plates at the Hollywood Motel on Richardson Road. According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, registration for a 2011 BMW came back stolen from Grantville.

Chynna-Blu Nagle, 30, reportedly told police that she drove the car to the motel. Officers wrote that her driver’s license was suspended, DUI-related.

She was also charged with driving while suspended. She was arraigned, and her bail was set at $25,000. Her preliminary hearing is Oct. 16.

Phone, nail clippers taken

The contents of a Harrisburg resident’s backpack was stolen at Sharp Shopper.

The theft was reported at 1:25 p.m. Oct. 8.

According to police, the backpack was left in a cart, but the resident didn’t realize it until she got home. The next day, she returned to Sharp Shopper. The backpack was returned, but all of the contents were missing, including pens, markers, fingernail clippers and a cellphone valued at $70.

Irwin man charged with DUI

An Irwin man has been charged with DUI following a traffic stop at Taco Bell on South Eisenhower Boulevard at 12:43 a.m. Oct. 6.

Stephen Michael Derewonko, 29, was pulled over for driving without his headlights on, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

A preliminary breath test was reported as positive for the presence of alcohol. A sample of his blood was taken; the results were not reported.

His preliminary hearing is Nov. 25.

Crash leads to citation

A Middletown woman has been cited after Lower Swatara police responded to a report of a crash in the 900 block of West Harrisburg Pike at 7:16 a.m. Oct. 3.

According to police, Domowah Kullie, 42, was attempting to turn left onto West Harrisburg Pike from the Middletown Home when she collided with a car driven by a 23-year-old Hummelstown woman.

Kullie was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of minor injuries. She was cited with not yielding at the roadway.

Evidence tampering charges

A Philadelphia man was charged with tampering with evidence after he allegedly tried to get rid of a baggie containing marijuana.

Lower Swatara police were on patrol in the 1300 block of South Eisenhower Boulevard when they pulled over a vehicle at 2:03 a.m. Oct. 4 that had faulty registration lights, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

A passenger, Adrian Marcus Pannell, 28, reportedly had a National Crime Information Center warrant. When he was taken to the booking center, a small baggie containing what police believed to be partially burnt marijuana fell out of his pant leg, according to the affidavit.

In the car, police reportedly found a makeshift pipe that field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine.

Pannell was also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was arraigned, and his bail was set at $10,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing is Oct. 17.

The driver, Edward Swanson, 71, of Harrisburg, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended. His preliminary hearing is Nov. 25.

Hit-and-run on Fulling Mill Road

An Annville resident reported that someone hit their vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of Fulling Mill Road.

It was reported at 6:34 p.m. Oct. 2. Police said someone struck the front driver’s side bumper. The incident is under investigation.