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Stolen credit card used; unemployment funds rerouted to Florida: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 7/1/20

A stolen credit card was used to make about $100 in purchases, police said.

It was reported to police at 7:46 a.m. June 14 after the Lower Swatara Township resident received a call from their …

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Stolen credit card used; unemployment funds rerouted to Florida: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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A stolen credit card was used to make about $100 in purchases, police said.

It was reported to police at 7:46 a.m. June 14 after the Lower Swatara Township resident received a call from their credit card company about suspicious purchases.

Their unlocked vehicle had been entered overnight in the 1600 block of Georgetown Road. A wallet was stolen containing three credit cards; police said only one was used.

Other items from the car, including a blood pressure cuff, were stolen but found nearby.

Officers said video surveillance shows one woman and two men walking through the neighborhood at about 4:30 a.m.

The credit card was used to spend about $100 through the PlayStation network, a digital media entertainment service.

Unemployment funds rerouted

A Lower Swatara Township resident reported a case of fraud at 11:53 a.m. June 16.

According to police, the resident called the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry when two unemployment payments were not received.

Officers said someone changed where the unemployment payments, totaling $2,082, were deposited. They were routed to a financial institution in Florida.

Police said the case was referred to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for investigation.

Police: Woman tried to stab man

A Lower Swatara Township woman has been charged after police responded to a report of an incident involving a knife at a residence in the 2000 block of Market Street Extension.

Officers were dispatched at 5:30 p.m. June 20. Witnesses told police that Shaniqua Zalicia Reddick, 26, was fighting with a man, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided by police.

Witnesses said she swung a butcher’s knife at him and tried to stab him, the affidavit said.

Police said the man had a cut on his shoulder and torso; he declined EMS treatment.

Reddick was charged with aggravated assault — attempts to cause serious bodily injury or causes injury with extreme indifference; two counts of simple assault; and disorderly conduct — engaging in fighting.

She was arraigned before District Judge Paul Zozos, who set her bail at $25,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. Her preliminary hearing is July 22.

Man stole card, phone

A Lancaster man has been charged with access device fraud after allegedly stealing a debit card and phone.

Police responded to a home in the 100 block of Eby Lane at 11:33 a.m. June 15.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, John Paul Perry, 25, stole a debit card and used it five times for purchases of $235.18.

Perry also allegedly stole an iPhone 8 valued at $800.

Perry was also charged with receiving stolen property. He was arraigned before Smith, who set his bail at $1,000. During a June 29 preliminary hearing, he was bound over on all charges and will be arraigned Aug. 7 in Dauphin County Court.

Strangulation charges

A Lower Swatara Township woman faces charges of felony strangulation.

Officers were dispatched to an incident at 9:38 p.m. June 20 at a residence in the 1000 block of North Spring Street.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith, a man told officers that he and Misti Cheri Troxell, 42, got into an argument.

Troxell allegedly sat on him and put her hands around his neck. Police observed scratches and cuts on his neck. She alleged that it was self-defense and that he grabbed her neck.

Troxell was also charged with harassment and simple assault. She was arraigned before District Judge Paul Zozos, who set her bail at $10,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. Her preliminary hearing is July 8.

Motorcycle crash on Oberlin Road

Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash in the 1900 block of Oberlin Road.

Officers responded at 11:17 p.m. June 12. Police said the motorcycle was going too fast around a curve and ran off the road.

The driver, a 42-year-old Elizabethtown man, and passenger, a 30-year-old Elizabethtown woman, sustained facial injuries and were taken to the hospital.

No citations were issued.

Charges after incident

A Lower Swatara Township man is charged with simple assault after an incident in the 100 block of Elmwood Drive at about 9 p.m. June 21.

William Joseph Hankins, 50, got into a fight with a woman after he called her son a name, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided by police.

Hankins hit the woman in the face with an ashtray, the affidavit said. Police said the woman had a cut near her eye and blood coming from her ear.

Hankins allegedly grabbed the woman’s hair and dragged her into a bedroom, where he pulled her hair, then hit and kicked her.

Hankins also was charged with disorderly conduct, engaging in fighting and harassment.

He was arraigned before Smith, who set his bail at $10,000. Court records indicate that it was posted. His preliminary hearing is Aug. 3.

Hit-and-run on Fulling Mill

Police responded to a hit-and-run at the intersection of Longview Drive and Fulling Mill Road at 10:35 p.m. June 22.

A driver did not stop at the stop sign on Longview Drive and struck a car on Fulling Mill Road, police said. The driver did not stop to exchange information.

The vehicle is described as a 2017 red Subaru Legacy. The bumper of the car came off, and the driver took the bumper.

There were no injuries.

Boy charged with theft

A 14-year-old Lower Swatara Township boy is charged with theft after police responded to the 1200 block of Spring Garden Drive at 3 p.m. June 10.

Officers said the boy stole $500 from his relative’s college fund to purchase a speaker, valued at $100, and a $400 gift card. Police said the gift card was recovered with 10 cents remaining.

Mailboxes hit on Rosedale

Someone hit several mailboxes in the 2000 block of Rosedale Avenue.

Officers responded at 4:18 p.m. June 19. A nearby resident reported it after hearing a “boom,” police said. The vehicle is described as a gray Dodge Dart.

Police did not provide an estimate for damage.

Car damaged

A car was damaged while it was parked in the 1900 block of Fulling Mill Road.

Officers responded at 10:50 a.m. June 16.

Police said someone keyed the car and broke a taillight.

DUI charges

A Steelton man was charged with DUI after a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Congress Inn on Eisenhower Boulevard at 1:02 a.m. June 17.

According to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith and provided by police, officers pulled over Carlos Olmeda, 35, after he made a wide turn leaving the parking lot of Angie’s Diner. An officer had to brake to avoid an accident.

Olmeda reportedly admitted to having a few beers. Police wrote that they smelled the odor of alcohol on him.

According to the affidavit, Olmeda’s license is suspended for DUI-related reasons.

A sample of his blood was taken; results were not reported.

He also was charged with driving with a suspended license. His preliminary hearing is July 22.