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Stolen checks worth $4,000 cashed: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 4/14/20

Someone is cashing in checks that were stolen in a burglary in Lower Swatara Township — more than $4,000 worth.

The burglary at a residence in the first block of Nelson Manor Lane was …

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Stolen checks worth $4,000 cashed: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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Someone is cashing in checks that were stolen in a burglary in Lower Swatara Township — more than $4,000 worth.

The burglary at a residence in the first block of Nelson Manor Lane was reported to police at 11:56 a.m. Feb. 11, but police believe the burglary took place between Feb. 7 and 11.

Police estimated about $1,000 worth of items were stolen from the house, including a .32 caliber pistol, 32-inch television and remote, vacuum and loose change.

Police received a report at 8:44 a.m. April 6 that someone began cashing checks that were stolen from the home.

Police said the home was unoccupied  at the time of the burglary. The suspect didn’t use force to enter.

Call 717-939-0463 if you have information.

Texas truck driver charged

A Texas truck driver faces charges after he allegedly punched another driver at a trucking terminal at 1001 A.I.P. Drive.

Police responded at 7:36 a.m. April 6.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Donavan Alexander Woods, 28, of San Antonio, and another driver began arguing over whose truck would be unloaded first.

The affidavit said that Woods closed the distance between he and the other driver, telling the other driver that he needed to stop swearing at him or Woods would punch him.

The other driver reportedly backed up and told Woods to keep his distance, and Woods continued to “challenge” the other driver to swear. Woods reportedly punched the driver in the eye after the other driver told him to get out of his way.

Woods has been charged with simple assault. He was arraigned before Smith and his bail was set at $10,000. Court records indicate that it was posted.

His preliminary hearing is July 1.

DUI charges

An Oberlin woman faces DUI charges following a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Eisenhower Boulevard at 4:04 a.m. March 13.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, Torrene Jean Sears, 31, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.064 percent and THC and the active metabolites of THC.

Police reportedly pulled Sears over for having a faulty brake light. When officers talked with her and her passenger, they wrote that they smelled the odor of alcohol and marijuana.

According to the affidavit, Sears told them she recently smoked marijuana and drank. When officers checked her driving history, they found that she had two warrants out of Dauphin County and two previous driving under suspension charges, the affidavit said.

Her inspection and emission stickers were fraudulent, police said.

She was charged with DUI, driving while suspended and displaying documents knowing them to be fictitious, stolen or issued for another vehicle without an inspection being made.

Her preliminary hearing is July 6.