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Fran Chardo, District Attorney
Jury convicts Lower Paxton man of Rape of Child after hearing the tearful testimony of his 9 year old victim
September 10, 2019- Commonwealth v.
TRACY KROH UPDATE: PERJURY CHARGE FILED AGAINST MATTHEW WEBSTER
Today, the Pennsylvania State Police charged Matthew Webster with perjury in connection with investigation into the disappearance of Tracy Kroh. Webster was arrested in the courtroom following his testimony before the 11th Dauphin County Investigating Grand Jury. The complaint alleges that Webster falsely testified that he had not spoken in advance with Holly Mallett about the content of her pending grand jury testimony. According to the probable cause affidavit, a wire
The five year anniversary of the death of Jarrod Tutko, Jr.
August 1, 2019- On night of August 1, 2014, I received a phone call from Harrisburg Police Detective Rodney Shoeman advising me of the death of a child on Green Street in the city. Unfortunately, calls such as the one that I received that night happen far too often. What struck me as different with this call was the emotion in Det.
DIAYA OSMAN HAMID RETURNED FROM AUSTRALIA TO FACE KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM CHARGES FROM 2009 INCIDENT
On July 19, 2019, the United States Marshals Service returned Diaya Osman Hamid, now 31 years old, to Dauphin County from Australia to face charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, burglary, criminal conspiracy, and related charges in connection with a 2009 incident in Susquehanna Township. The Marshals turned Hamid over to Susquehanna Township officers who transported him to the Dauphin County Prison.
Joseph Rivera-Rivera sentenced to state prison term of 6-12 years for rape of a child
Today, Joseph Rivera-Rivera, 21, received a sentence of 6 to 12 years in a state penitentiary for sexually assaulting a 12 year old girl in 2016. Judge William T.
The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in Dauphin County. The office is committed to ensuring the administration of justice by seeking punishment for violent criminals; rehabilitation for offenders who can benefit from established programs; and the prevention of crime in the county.
Two men were sentenced Monday, July 22, 2013, for their roles in the November 15, 2011, early morning shooting death of 19 year old Troy Smith on the 1700 block of Regina Street in Harrisburg. Elijah Solomon, 25, was sentenced to the state prison for 14 years to 28 years. Deshawn Robinson, 19, was...
On 07-02-2013 at about 2045 hrs. Emontay Williams was reported missing by his family. He was said to have left the home at about 1730 hrs. on 07-01-2013 during a nap time. Reportedly, he climbed out a window and left. The report noted that he was seen by people who know him during the evening of 07...
On July 9th, 2013, Lewis Jones, of the 200 block of Maclay Street in Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors and Unlawful Contact with a Minor. He pleaded guilty before Dauphin County Judge Deborah E. Curcillo in the...
When it comes to confronting the scourge of crime, it’s tempting to surrender and conclude that street crime, like death and taxes, is inevitable and the best you can hope for is to minimize the discomfort it causes. But, in fact, fighting crime is a slow and painstaking battle where victories are...
Dauphin County District Attorney Edward M. Marsico, Jr. and Derry Township Police Chief Patrick O’Rourke announce the arrest of DaJuan Anthony Porter, age 29, in connection with the June 10, 2013, murder of Joyce Roth in Derry Township. Mrs. Roth died of a stab wound to the chest during a burglary...