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Loaded gun found at HIA; father of suspect in car break-ins charged: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 3/4/20

 

A loaded gun was found during a Transportation Security Administration screening at Harrisburg International Airport at about 3 p.m. Feb. 26.

According to the citation filed with …

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Loaded gun found at HIA; father of suspect in car break-ins charged: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A loaded gun was found during a Transportation Security Administration screening at Harrisburg International Airport at about 3 p.m. Feb. 26.

According to the citation filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, the gun was found in a carry-on bag of Henry Hall, 73, of Ephrata. 

A press release from the TSA said it was a .380 caliber handgun, loaded with six bullets.

TSA officers notified the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority Police, which came to the checkpoint and detained Hall, who was cited with disorderly conduct.

According to the TSA, it was the first gun caught at the Harrisburg International Airport checkpoint this year. There were 7 in 2019, 6 in 2018, 6 in 2017, 5 in 2016 and 3 in 2015, according to the agency’s numbers.

Father of break-in suspect charged

The father of the man who was charged for a string of car break-ins in December has been charged with receiving stolen property, which is a felony.

Michael Deon Macon Jr., 27, of Lower Swatara Township, and a 14-year-old Lower Swatara boy were charged with the break-ins, including stealing a gun out of an unlocked car parked on Shirley Drive.

Macon Jr. told police that he gave the stolen gun to his father, Michael D. Macon, 55, of Harrisburg, at a residence in the 2300 block of Orange Street in Harrisburg.

In the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, police wrote that Macon Sr. could have had the gun for between seven to nine days without notifying police, but he turned it in when Lower Swatara police called him Jan. 30.

Macon Sr. was arraigned before District Judge Dominic Pelino, who released him on his own recognizance.

His preliminary hearing is March 4.

Simple assault charges

A Lower Swatara man has been charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident at a residence in the 1700 block of Lakeside Drive.

Police responded at 7:48 p.m. Feb. 13.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael  J. Smith, Robert William Curry Jr., 36, got into an argument with a woman and punched her in the cheek, knocking her to the ground.

When Curry was walking out the door, he threw a brush at her, the affidavit said.

When officers arrived, they didn’t find any vehicles in the area that matched the description provided. Police issued a warrant for his arrest, and he was taken into custody Feb. 21.

He was arraigned before District Judge Dominic Pelino; bail was set at $5,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing is March 4.

Woman charged with harassment

A Lower Swatara woman has been charged with harassment following an incident in a residence in the 100 block of McKinney Lane just after midnight Feb. 23.

According to the citation filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Caitlin Moore, 26, punched a man in the face.

Man injured in crash

A Middletown man was injured in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Longview Drive and Oberlin Road at about 9 p.m. Feb. 19.

Police said the 58-year-old Middletown man was driving east on Oberlin when a 71-year-old Lower Swatara man drove through the intersection and collided with the Middletown man’s car.

Officers said their cars were pushed into a third vehicle driven by a 35-year-old Lower Swatara woman, who was stopped on the opposite side of Longview.

All of the cars had front-end damage, police said.

The Middletown man was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

There were no citations.

Fake emission, inspection stickers

A Steelton woman has been charged for allegedly having fake inspection and emission stickers.

Lower Swatara police pulled over Ebony Peterkin, 20, near the intersection of Route 283 and 441 at 4:06 p.m. Feb. 23 for a broken driver’s-side rear light and turn signal, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

The affidavit said police believed the inspection and emission stickers were fraudulent. Police wrote that the “PA” in the keystone was off center and the back of the emission sticker was peeling off.

Peterkin was charged with possession, sale, use of display documents knowing it to be altered, forged or counterfeited; and displaying a certificate of inspection knowing it to be fictitious, stolen or issued for another vehicle without having an inspection. Her preliminary hearing is April 15.

Woman stopped from flight

A Harrisburg man has been charged with harassment by Harrisburg International Airport police.

Police responded to the airport at 4:39 a.m. Feb. 23.

According to the citation filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Larry Jerrod Burnett, 37, followed a woman to the airport.

He blocked her path to her flight and grabbed and hit her to try to stop her from boarding her flight, the citation said.