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Meth, heroin charges; car break-ins; money taken at day care: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 3/31/20

An Akron man was charged after he allegedly had methamphetamine and heroin in his possession.

Police pulled over a vehicle in the parking lot of Rutter’s on Vine Street at 2:53 a.m. March 22 …

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Meth, heroin charges; car break-ins; money taken at day care: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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An Akron man was charged after he allegedly had methamphetamine and heroin in his possession.

Police pulled over a vehicle in the parking lot of Rutter’s on Vine Street at 2:53 a.m. March 22 for having a faulty brake light, police wrote in an affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith.

According to the affidavit, a passenger, David William Taylor, 46, had warrants out of Berks and Lancaster counties. Police arrested him.

After dropping him off at Dauphin County Prison, police found bags containing suspected methamphetamine and six packages of heroin in the back seat of the police car, the affidavit said.

Taylor was charged with the manufacture, distribution, possession with intent to distribute or possession of a designer drug; tampering or fabricating physical evidence; possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arraigned before Smith, and his bail was set at $25,000. Court records indicate that it was posted.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 4.

Car break-ins might be related

Lower Swatara police are investigating two car break-ins that they believe to be related.

Both of the cars were unlocked and rummaged through, police said. Officers believe the cars were broken into either March 17 or March 18.

The first break-in was reported at 8:15 a.m. March 18.

Police said the car was parked in the 1400 block of Georgetown Road.

A wallet was stolen containing a driver’s license and miscellaneous credit cards.

Police said the second break-in was reported a couple hours later and it took place in the 1800 block of Lakeside Drive.

Similarly, police said a wallet containing a driver’s license and credit cards was stolen.

Money taken at day care

Lower Swatara police responded to a report of a burglary at 1801 Oberlin Road, Growing Adventures Child Care, at 5:05 p.m. March 19.

According to police, someone entered the office and stole several hundred dollars.

There were no signs of forced entry, police said.

Police believe it happened between March 16 and March 19.

The burglary is under investigation.

Purse stolen out of truck

A purse was stolen out of a truck parked at Life Storage at 3271 Fulling Mill Road.

It was reported to police at 6:02 p.m. March 21.

The truck was unlocked, officers said.

Police said the Highspire resident’s purse contained a small amount of cash, prescription medication and purple earbuds, a total value of about $200.

The theft is under investigation.