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Man charged with sexual assault; woman allegedly struck with cane: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 3/4/20

Middletown police have charged a borough man with sexually assaulting a woman he picked up in Harrisburg.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy say that Garrett Lamont Noon, …

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Man charged with sexual assault; woman allegedly struck with cane: Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police have charged a borough man with sexually assaulting a woman he picked up in Harrisburg.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy say that Garrett Lamont Noon, 48, of the 400 block of North Spring Street, found the victim, who police said was highly intoxicated, outside the entrance to Niko Pizza at 224 N. Second St. in Harrisburg at 3:36 a.m. Feb. 2.

Video surveillance shows Noon and the woman leaving in an Uber at 3:39 a.m. Another video recovered in the area of Noon’s residence in Middletown shows Noon later walking the woman to his house, according to police.

Police said the victim told them she awoke to find her clothing removed and that a man she did not know was sexually assaulting her. Surveillance video shows the woman getting into a taxi and leaving Noon’s residence at about 7:35 a.m.

Noon on Feb. 27 was arraigned before Judy and charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with an unconscious person, and sexual assault.

He was ordered held on $25,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 18.

Man faces pot-dealing charge

Middletown police charged a Swatara Township man with drug dealing after police said they saw him driving suspiciously in the first block of Race Street at about 7:05 p.m. Feb. 26.

An officer approached Devin D. Lee, 19, of the 800 block of Gregs Drive, while he was parked in the lot of the Turkey Hill convenience store at 170 E. Main St., according to arrest records police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle. Police said Lee admitted he was there to sell marijuana to a woman for $60.

Police said Lee had on him several bags of marijuana, a container of marijuana, a digital scale with marijuana residue and two cellphones. Numerous unused sandwich bags were found inside the vehicle, police said.

Lee on Feb. 26 was arraigned before District Judge George A. Zozos and charged with manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; conspiracy to manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lee was also charged with criminal use of a communication facility, in that he admitted to police he used his cellphone to coordinate the drug delivery.

Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured.

A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 18.

Police: Man hit woman with cane

Middletown police charged a borough man after he allegedly hit a woman with a cane numerous times on her left thigh, causing bruising during an incident at a residence in the 100 block of Wharton Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

Gerald Lee Detwiler Jr., 38, of the Wharton Avenue address, was arraigned before District Judge David Judy on Feb. 26 and charged with simple assault.

Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured, and a preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 4.

Accident on 283 leads to charges

State Police charged a Carlisle man following an accident on Route 283 near mile marker 8.3 in Londonderry Township shortly after 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

According to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy, Vincent Sullivan Hall, 28, of the 700 block of Macarthur Drive, fled the scene of the accident eastbound in a 2006 Honda Accord but was pulled over by police about 10 miles away on 283.

A witness told police she saw Hall pass her going close to 100 mph, and that he crossed the center line a few times before striking the rear of another vehicle.

Hall’s car hit a guide rail on the right side of the road before fleeing the scene, according to the witness.

Police said that Hall’s car had substantial damage to the front right engine area and that the airbags deployed on both the driver and passenger side.

Hall showed signs of being impaired from drinking alcohol and told police he had been drinking before the crash, according to police.

Hall is charged with DUI, accident involving damage to an attended vehicle/property, failing to stop and give information or render aid, and numerous summary citations including disregarding a single lane of traffic, careless driving, and reckless driving.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for April 1.

Man charged with fence damage

Middletown police charged a man after an investigation found he caused $2,000 damage to fencing on the grounds of Nittany Place in the 600 block of Spring Street at about 7:46 a.m. Feb. 9.

Video provided to borough police by Penn State Harrisburg police shows two males running through plastic fencing surrounding Dumpsters at the apartment complex, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said Harrison Hefner, 18, who lives in the complex, admitted to police he ran through the fence due to “peer pressure.”

Hefner is charged with criminal mischief — damage to property. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for April 1.

Chase speeds hit 100, police say

A Lancaster man faces numerous charges after Middletown police say he led them on a chase with speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that just before 11 a.m. Feb. 23, an officer tried to pull over a black Dodge Charger driven by Marion Smith Jr., 35, in the 100 block of East Main Street for having heavily tinted windows.

Police said Smith turned left from East Main onto Vine Street and speeded up to over 100 mph and ran through a red light at Vine and the I-283 intersection near Rutter’s.

The pursuing Middletown officer said that at this point he stopped pursuing Smith’s car for “my safety as well as (that of) others,” according to arrest papers.

An investigation traced Smith to his address in the 200 block of Janet Avenue in Lancaster, and that he was employed at a business in Middletown. Police Feb. 24 made contact with Smith, who confessed to his involvement in the incident, according to arrest papers.

Smith was arraigned before Judy on Feb. 24 and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, failing to stop at a red light, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, driving without a license, and improper sunscreening.

Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured, and a preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 18.

Woman charged with DUI

Middletown police charged a borough woman with DUI following an accident involving three vehicles at about 9:41 p.m. Feb. 22 in the 400 block of East Main Street.

Arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy did not include details of the accident. Police made contact at the scene with Shannon Deann McPherson, 32, of the 2400 block of Pineford Drive, whom police said smelled of alcohol and showed signs of being impaired.

A preliminary breath test at the scene showed McPherson had a blood-alcohol content of 0.203 percent, according to police. The legal limit to drive is 0.08.

McPherson consented to a blood draw at 11 p.m. at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Results were not reported.

McPherson is charged with DUI, careless driving, and disregarding a single lane of traffic.

Her preliminary hearing before Judy is set for April 1.

Man said he would burn house

Middletown police charged a Harrisburg man after he allegedly threatened to burn down the house of a woman who lives in the borough.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Richard Vincent Coy, 42, of the 8000 block of Shasta Drive, told the victim over the phone he would pour gasoline down her septic tank and set her house on fire.

Coy on Feb. 21 was arraigned before Judy and charged with making terroristic threats with the intention to terrorize another.

Cash bail was set at $100,000. A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for March 4.

Police: Pregnant woman targeted

Middletown police charged a borough man following an incident in the Woodbury Building in Pineford shortly after 6:15 p.m. Feb. 20.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Ryan Christopher Young, 21, of the Pineford address, snatched a plate of food from a woman and smashed it against the wall.

Young then threatened to assault another woman who was 5 months pregnant, according to police.

Young was arraigned Feb. 21 before Judy and charged with terroristic threats and harassment.

Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for March 4.

Man charged in Peters incident

Middletown police charged a borough man following an incident in the first block of Peters Avenue at about 11:15 a.m. Feb. 9.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Damien Diederich, 40, of the Peters Avenue address, shoved a woman several times during an argument and prevented her from calling police.

Diederich took the victim’s cellphone and told her not to call police, according to the arrest papers.

Diederich is charged with obstructing the administration of law and other government functions, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and harassment.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for March 18.

Police: Man made up story

Middletown police charged a Lower Swatara Township man following an incident at a residence in the 900 block of Vine Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

According to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy, Alan D. Perez Jr., 45, of the 500 block of Mountain View Road, called a relative to tell him he needed $550 or he would be killed over a drug deal. Perez allegedly told the relative he was being held at gunpoint, according to police.

The relative contacted police, leading to a “major police response” coming to the relative’s house, according to police.

Once officers arrived, Perez changed his story and said nothing was wrong and that everything was OK, according to arrest papers.

Perez was arraigned before Judy on Feb. 21 and charged with disorderly conduct.

Cash bail was set at $50. A preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for March 18.