Over the next couple of weeks Middletown Borough Police will be focusing on the safety of pedestrians in crosswalks and enforcing violations as it pertains to the right of way of pedestrians in crosswalks. The Borough of Middletown has many citizens that walk the borough for the purposes of work, school, exercise or just to take in the scenery of our great Borough. As a driver please be aware of your surroundings and give the right of way to pedestrians in the intersection when driving.
On August 30th 2019 a HIA TSA agent found a small lab-mix puppy in the area of colebrook road and Deodate Road in Londonderry township. Middletown Borough Police attempted to assist HIA police with using our Animal Chip Reader but there were negative results. If this is your dog please contact HIA police at 717-948-3501 as they currently have the dog in their care.
School students start back to school today for most of our area, so please be safe, watch for children walking to school or their bus stop. Please be aware of school buses on their routes and stop for buses and students when the flashing red lights and stop paddles are activated. Passing a school bus while they are stopped to pick up or drop off students can lead to a traffic citation and a suspension of driving privileges. Also be aware of active school zones around the schools and slow down in these areas. Let's all be safe out there and get these students to
Parking Ordinance 2019-1364 was enacted on 7th August 2019. It relates to updating the parking of certain vehicles in the borough. This update adds travel trailers and recreational vehicles, trailers of certain types, vehicles with 3 or more axles and boats of class 2 or 3 to the list of restricted vehicles from parking on borough streets. The police department will be placing a copy of this new ordinance on vehicles in violation for a period of 45 days from the date enacted as a grace period/warning of the violation.
On August 05, 2019 at 9:25 PM the Swatara Township Police were dispatched to Walmart for an active disturbance.
Upon arrival all participants were located. As a result of this disturbance 3 juvenile females were arrested and transported to the Dauphin County Judicial Center. This case will be handled Juvenile Court system. All 3 were ultimately released to their families.
The parking garage off of North Ridge Road, behind Town Square shops is closed. Things were noticed that put the structural integrity of the parking garage into question. Owners of cars that are parked in the garage are being contacted and asked to remove their cars from the garage. Further inspection and evaluation will be conducted, but until then, the structure will be closed. We are asking people to stay away from this parking garage and use the on-street parking and the intermodal parking garage off North Linden Road.