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Police: Man brandished gun; firefighters allege harassment: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 7/1/20

A Lower Swatara Township man faces charges after police say he tried to break into a residence and pulled a handgun on a woman in the first block of East Water Street in Middletown shortly after 7 …

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Police: Man brandished gun; firefighters allege harassment: Police and Courts Roundup

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A Lower Swatara Township man faces charges after police say he tried to break into a residence and pulled a handgun on a woman in the first block of East Water Street in Middletown shortly after 7 a.m. June 13.

Peyton Thomas Alleman, 25, of the 400 block of Rosedale Avenue, used a credit card to try to pick the lock on the back door and, when confronted by the woman who lives there, pulled a gun on her, Middletown police said in arrest records filed with District Judge David Judy.

Alleman fled the scene driving a silver BMW that police pulled over in the first block of West High Street.

The woman told police that Alleman called her at least 40 times that morning. Police said Alleman was still calling the victim as police were at her residence interviewing her.

Police said Alleman had a strong odor of alcohol on him and admitted to having two handguns in the car.

Police said Alleman consented to a vehicle search. Officers found the two weapons — a Taurus 9 mm and a Beretta 9 mm — three marijuana glass bowls containing residue, an open container of beer, a bottle of vodka, numerous AK-47 magazines, ammunition, and two large knives.

Alleman was arraigned before Judy that afternoon and charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary, carrying a firearm without a license, simple assault, defiant trespass, harassment by communication, DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and violating restrictions on use of alcoholic beverages.

Cash bail was set at $25,000, which Alleman was unable to post, according to online court records.

A preliminary hearing before Judy is set for July 8.

Firefighters allegedly harassed

Middletown police charged a borough woman after police say she repeatedly harassed firefighters at the fire station on Adelia Street for not wearing masks and for standing too close to each other.

Police on June 9 charged Robin L. Guyette, 54, of the 3000 block of Pineford Drive, with harassment by communication. Guyette is scheduled for a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing before District Judge David Judy.

According to arrest records filed with Judy, Guyette twice came to the station April 20 to yell at firefighters and to complain about them not following coronavirus restrictions. Police said firefighters told them she was abusive and cursed at them.

High-speed chase

A Swatara Township man faces a long list of charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car starting in the 300 block of West Main Street in Middletown at about 5:50 p.m. June 23.

The chase started when a borough police officer tried to pull over a silver 2011 Mitsubishi Galant sedan being driven eastbound by Brian Lee Lezzer, 27, of the 7500 block of Chambers Hill Road, going at a high rate of speed where the posted limit is 35 mph, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police quickly reached 80 mph but lost sight of Lezzer’s car within two blocks of taking up the chase.

However, the officer continued on Route 230 into Londonderry Township in hopes of locating the car again, which he did. Lezzer then reached speeds of more than 100 mph, crossing over the solid double yellow line several times and twice almost hitting oncoming traffic, according to police.

Police lost sight of the car again but police from Lancaster County located it in the area of Quarry and Sunnyside roads in Manheim Township, thanks to information from residents.

The car had been reported as stolen by Harrisburg police earlier that day. A search found an open can of beer in the center console.

Lezzer showed signs of being under the influence, and admitted to drinking alcohol and ingesting K2 synthetic marijuana before driving, police said. He was also driving without a license, according to police.

Lezzer consented to a blood draw; lab results are pending, police said.

Lezzer was arraigned before Judy on $75,000 cash bail on June 24 and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude police, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering another person, DUI, reckless driving, violating restrictions on alcoholic beverages, driving without a license, passing on the left in an unsafe manner, disregarding a single lane of traffic, and speeding.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for July 8.

Memphis man charged in threats

Middletown police charged a Memphis, Tennessee man after he allegedly threatened to cut off his stepmother’s head during an argument at Frey Village in the 1000 block of North Union Street on May 31.

Darron Keith Taylor Jr., 34, threatened the woman as she was seeking to check on Taylor’s father, who had been admitted to Frey Village a few days before, according to arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police said that according to the victim Taylor had threatened to decapitate her, kill her, and burn down her businesses.

Taylor was arraigned June 17 before Judy and charged with making terroristic threats. Bail was set at $10,000 unsecured.

He is scheduled for a July 1 preliminary hearing before Judy.

Drug charges for Manheim man

Middletown police charged a Manheim man with dealing drugs after police say he was caught attempting to deliver marijuana to a woman at a residence in the first block of Peters Avenue at about 10 p.m. June 14.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that when confronted by police at the scene, Peter Jeremy Ruth, 30, of the 200 block of South Charlotte Street, told them he had marijuana on him and in his vehicle.

He consented to a vehicle search, during which police said they found about 4 ounces of marijuana and five THC-filled cartridges, along with packages containing more marijuana for a total of 4.85 ounces.

Ruth was arraigned June 15 before District Judge Michael J. Smith and charged with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance; and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured. Ruth is scheduled for an Aug. 26 preliminary hearing before Judy.

Vehicle damaged, man charged

Middletown police charged a borough man with criminal mischief after he damaged a vehicle during a dispute at a residence in the 100 block of Oak Hill Drive at about 3:30 a.m. June 11.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Ryan Christopher Young, 21, of the Woodbury Building in Pineford, kicked a basement window at the residence and then used a patio table leg to damage the driver and passenger-side mirrors of a silver 2007 Volvo S60, and to also damage the front windshield.

Damage was estimated at $786.90, police said. Young told police he was angry over an incident involving the victim earlier that day.

Young told police the victim had also posted offensive messages about him on SnapChat, according to arrest records.

Young was charged June 15. He is scheduled for a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing before Judy.

Harrisburg men face drug charges

Two Harrisburg men face drug charges after being pulled over by Middletown police for driving erratically in the 100 block of East Main Street at about 12:40 a.m. June 14.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that the driver, Johnny Borges-Dejesus, 31, of the 3400 block of Derry Street, showed signs of impairment and told police he had smoked “a little bit” of marijuana.

A vehicle search found three baggies of suspected heroin, several capped syringes, and a marijuana roach, police said.

Blood was drawn from Borges-Dejesus at the county booking center; results were not reported.

He was charged June 15 with DUI; intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered; possession of marijuana; use/possession of drug paraphernalia; and driving while under suspension. He is scheduled for a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing before Judy.

A passenger in the car, Jason Rosa, 34, of the same address, was charged with intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered; possession of marijuana; and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rosa has a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing scheduled before Judy.

Woman allegedly sprayed Mace

Middletown police charged a borough woman with simple assault after police say she sprayed two people with Mace during an incident at a residence in the 300 block of Hoffman Avenue at about 1 a.m. May 26.

The charge against Rayonda Nicole Lay, 27, of the Hoffman Avenue address, was filed June 9. She is scheduled for a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing before District Judge David Judy.

The incident occurred as the two people were in the process of moving out of an apartment in the same building as Lay’s residence, according to arrest records police filed with Judy.