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Crash on Fiddlers Elbow; several hit-and-runs; 12 lights stolen: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 6/4/20

Lower Swatara police responded to a crash in the 200 block of Fiddlers Elbow Road at 5:02 p.m. May 22.

According to police, an 18-year-old Harrisburg man was driving south on Fiddlers Elbow when …

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Crash on Fiddlers Elbow; several hit-and-runs; 12 lights stolen: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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Lower Swatara police responded to a crash in the 200 block of Fiddlers Elbow Road at 5:02 p.m. May 22.

According to police, an 18-year-old Harrisburg man was driving south on Fiddlers Elbow when he lost control and struck a car driven by a 62-year-old Harrisburg man.

Both cars were towed.

Police said the 62-year-old was transported to the hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

Drug charges for heroin

A Duncannon man faces drug-related charges after he allegedly had heroin in his possession.

Police responded to a report of a man lying in the grass near McDonalds on West Harrisburg Pike at 8:20 p.m. May 15.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided by police, the man — Joshua Soloc, 30 — was gone when police arrived.

They found him walking in the 2000 block of West Harrisburg Pike.

Police found a tube in his pocket, which Soloc told police contained heroin.

He was charged with intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before District Judge William Wenner, and his bail was set at $7,500.

He pleaded guilty May 28 to intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, and the drug paraphernalia charge was withdrawn. 

Incident at hotel

A Harrisburg man and woman face charges after police responded to an incident at the Congress Inn at 10:48 p.m. May 13.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided by police, James Harold Moore, 59, and Angela Denise Britt, 34, were in the hotel room.

Moore told police Britt began attacking him after she found out that he was in the room with another woman, according to the affidavit.

Police reportedly saw that Moore had scratches on both sides of his face.

According to the affidavit, police saw a small amount of marijuana on the bedside table. Moore was charged with possession of marijuana. His preliminary hearing is Aug. 12.

Britt was charged with simple assault, harassment and possession of marijuana. She was also charged with institutional vandalism after she allegedly spit inside the police car.

She was arraigned before Smith, and her bail was set at $75,000. She had a preliminary hearing and is headed to Dauphin County Court.

Her charges were waived and her formal arraignment is July 10.

Hit-and-run

A Robinson, Texas man was cited following a crash at the intersection of Spring Garden Drive and Oberlin Road.

Police responded at 3:15 a.m. May 14 to the report of a 2015 Audi A3 with New York plates with heavy front-end damage parked along the side of the road.

According to police, the car didn’t stop at the stop sign and struck a fence post.

The driver, Maliki Rayshad Toussaint, 22, was cited with failing duties at a stop sign and accident involving damage to an unattended vehicle or property.

Heroin overdose suspected

Police responded to a suspected heroin overdose at the Congress Inn on Eisenhower Boulevard at 3:49 p.m. April 30.

According to police, a friend found a 49-year-old Grantville man unconscious.

Police administered one dose of Narcan, and the man began to come around. He was then transported to the hospital.

Hit-and-run on Airport Connector

A Lower Paxton Township woman was charged after she allegedly left the scene of a crash.

Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run at the Airport Connector ramp onto Spring Garden Drive at 1:24 p.m. May 3, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided to the Press & Journal by township police.

A driver told police he was waiting to turn left onto Spring Garden Drive when he was rear-ended by Olivia A. Ayad, 19.

According to the affidavit, there was “cosmetic” damage to the passenger side rear bumper. Ayad allegedly didn’t stop to exchange information when the other drive pulled to the shoulder.

She was charged with an accident involving damage to an attended vehicle or property, failing to stop and give information and render aid, and careless driving.

Her preliminary hearing is July 22.

12 lights stolen

A dozen landscaping lights were stolen from a home in the first block of Greenwood Drive.

It was reported to police at 12:20 p.m. May 2; police believe the lights were stolen overnight.

The lights were estimated at a total of $24.

Car window broken

The rear window of a car was broken while it was parked in the 1800 block of Georgetown Road.

It was reported to police at 9:51 p.m. April 30.

Police said nothing was stolen from the car. The incident is under investigation.

Package stolen

A package was reported stolen from a resident at Campus Heights, 277 W. Main St., at 3:35 p.m. April 27.

According to police, the package was delivered to an office. When the victim went to pick up the package, which contained clothing valued at $82.71, the package was missing.

Window shot

Someone is shooting at the windows of McDonald’s on West Harrisburg Pike, according to police.

The last report was at 10:07 a.m. April 24, but police said this is the third time the windows have been shot.

Officers believe it occurred between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., using a BB or pellet gun.

The window is double-paned. Police said the outer pane of the window was damaged, but the inner pane was undamaged.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police department at 717-939-0463.

Woman charged in strangulation

A Lower Swatara Township woman is to appear in court next month facing charges of strangulation for an incident at a residence in the 200 block of Brookside Drive.

Police responded at 6:31 a.m. April 23.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided to the Press & Journal by the Lower Swatara Police Department, Trisha Ann Evans, 30, got into a fight with a girl, allegedly taking her to the ground and pressing her forearm against her neck.

Evans has also been charged with simple assault and harassment. She was arraigned before Judge Barbara Pianka, and her bail was set at $20,000 unsecured. Court records indicate that it was posted. Her preliminary hearing before Smith is scheduled for July 8.

Catalytic converter stolen

A catalytic converter valued at $300 was reported stolen to police at 10:20 a.m. May 7.

According to police, it was stolen off a truck parked in the 1300 block of Eisenhower Boulevard.

DUI charges

A Steelton woman is to be in court in July after being charged with DUI.

Harrisburg International Airport Police were called to a report of an unconscious driver at Sheetz on West Harrisburg Pike at 7:40 p.m. May 1.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, the car’s tire was completely shredded. In the car, police reportedly saw two empty cups labeled Seagram’s Spiked Strawberry Daiquiri and one cup with a small amount of liquid in it.

The driver, Lisa AJ Finefrock, 54, told police she drank one of the cups that day.

Finefrock reportedly became argumentative and refused a blood test when she was transported to the Dauphin County Booking Center.

Her preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 20.

Hit-and-run on Rosedale

Lower Swatara police responded to a hit and run at 1:31 p.m. May 7.

According to police, someone hit a speed limit sign in the 500 block of Rosedale Avenue. Police found parts at the scene and believe it was struck by a white Honda sport-utility vehicle.

Officers believe it happened overnight or in the evening.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the department at 717-939-0463.

Car struck

Someone hit a vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of Grimm Lane.

It was reported to police at 4:11 p.m. May 10. 

Officers said there was a scrape on the rear driver’s side.

Tractor-trailer entered

A Verizon tablet and driver’s seat were reported stolen from a tractor-trailer while it was parked at Angie’s Diner on Eisenhower Boulevard at 5 a.m. May 6.

According to police, the driver left the truck at about noon May 4, and returned May 6.

Surveillance shows a vehicle pull up next to the truck and a flashlight being shone into the vehicle, officers said.

The seat is valued at $1,300, and the tablet is valued at $150.

Simple assault charges

A Lower Swatara Township man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next month on charges of simple assault after police responded to an incident at 7:54 a.m. May 11.

Officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of Sunrise Drive.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided by police, Harrison Leroy Heckard III, 32, got into an argument with a woman over money, and Heckard began damaging furniture.

Heckard allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck and pushed her into the refrigerator. 

According to the affidavit, he refused to let her leave the residence.

The woman eventually was able to leave and contact police after Heckard gave her her phone back, police said. 

Heckard was arraigned before District Judge Joseph Lindsey, and his bail was set at $15,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing before Smith is scheduled for July 8.