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  On June 16th, 2016, Swatara Detectives were asked to respond to the Hershey Medical Center ER for a report of a one month infant male child with bruises on his face, back, shoulders, chest and leg. After interviewing Doctors and witnesses Swatara Police have charged the childs biological father Clinton Parker with Aggravated Assault, Endangering the Welfare of the Child and Terroristic Threats. The father was remanded to DCP on $50,000 bail after arraignment and the child is recovering with other family members.

 On 5/15/16, at 2:16 am,  the defendant, Eric Anthony Smith, was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle on Rt 322 in Swatara Twp.

Monday, June 20, 2016

At approximately 0330 hours a resident in the 3700 block of Elder Road observed a suspicious person looking into vehicles parked near her residence and called 911.  Swatara Police Officers were dispatched, quickly arrived in the area and found Charles Edward Smith inside of a Victim’s vehicle.  Smith fled from the officers but was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit.  Smith was found in possession of a bag that contained various items taken from the Victim’s vehicles and was in possession of heroin.   

On JUne 16th, 2016, at around 0230 hours, the Turkey Hill on Paxton Street was robbed by an unknown race male possessing a firearm. The male was wearing dark colored sweat clothing (hoodie) with a red bandana covering his face. Investigation found that the male was hanging around the outside of the Turkey Hill for about 45 minutes prior to his entering and robbing it.  Once inside he pulled a black colored handgun and pointed it at the clerk.  After the robbery, he ran south (behind Turkey Hill).

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  On June 16th, 2016, Swatara Detectives were asked to respond to the Hershey Medical Center ER for a report of a one month infant male child with bruises on his face, back, shoulders, chest and leg. After interviewing Doctors and witnesses Swatara Police have charged the childs biological father Clinton Parker with Aggravated Assault, Endangering the Welfare of the Child and Terroristic Threats. The father was remanded to DCP on $50,000 bail after arraignment and the child is recovering with other family members.

 On 5/15/16, at 2:16 am,  the defendant, Eric Anthony Smith, was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle on Rt 322 in Swatara Twp.

Monday, June 20, 2016

At approximately 0330 hours a resident in the 3700 block of Elder Road observed a suspicious person looking into vehicles parked near her residence and called 911.  Swatara Police Officers were dispatched, quickly arrived in the area and found Charles Edward Smith inside of a Victim’s vehicle.  Smith fled from the officers but was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit.  Smith was found in possession of a bag that contained various items taken from the Victim’s vehicles and was in possession of heroin.   

  On 6/14/16, a resident of 4807 Arney Rd reported that his apartment had been burglarized and his television and Playstation 4 had been stolen. On 6/15/16, the resident was home when a male attempted to enter his apartment through a window. The male fled on foot when he discovered that someone was home. The resident recognized the male as a former roommate and he provided Swatara PD with his name and physical description. The male, Darryl Moore II, b/30, was apprehended without incident a short time later at his residence in Hummelstown.

The defendant was stopped on April 29th, 2016, at 10:08 p.m. for driving without headlights. A subsequent investigation led to the driver of the vehicle, Martin Plevinsky, being arrested for DUI.

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On April 27th at 0213 hours, a Swatara Township Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Derry Street at 40th Street. The vehicle was being driven in such a manner that led the officer to believe that the driver may be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The officer followed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 3300 block of Derry Street to investigate. The driver failed to yield to the officer and continued driving westbound on Derry Street.

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On 4-15-16 at approximately 0750 hours, an adult male in a white car stopped in the street to speak with two young girls who were walking to school at Steelton-Highspire High School. He asked the girls to pick a number between one and ten. One of the girls guessed a number, and he claimed that she "got it right," and tried to hand her a can of soda. She refused and the two girls continued to walk to school, where they reported the incident to school officials.

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On 3-5-16 at 1356 hours Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the Walmart located at 6535 Grayson Road in Harrisburg, PA for the second bomb threat in two days. A Walmart employee received an anonymous phone call that a bomb had been placed in the store. The location was successfully evacuated without incident. Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to assist with specially trained canines.

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On 3-4-16 at 1403 hours Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the Walmart located at 6535 Grayson Road in Harrisburg, PA for a bomb threat. Dispatchers had received an anonymous phone call that a bomb had been placed in the store. The location was successfully evacuated without incident. Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to assist with specially trained canines. The location was searched; no explosive devices were located.

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On January 27th at 1550 hours Swatara Township Police took a report from a resident in the 3100 block of Wayne Street. The resident indicated that a man came to her home and claimed to be from the water company. He said that he needed to check the water pipes in her home. She granted him access and he began to check her faucets, sinks, and washing machine. She accompanied him while he was in her home except for a few minutes. The man then left her home.

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On JUne 16th, 2016, at around 0230 hours, the Turkey Hill on Paxton Street was robbed by an unknown race male possessing a firearm. The male was wearing dark colored sweat clothing (hoodie) with a red bandana covering his face. Investigation found that the male was hanging around the outside of the Turkey Hill for about 45 minutes prior to his entering and robbing it.  Once inside he pulled a black colored handgun and pointed it at the clerk.  After the robbery, he ran south (behind Turkey Hill).

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5/16/16 UPDATE: ARREST MADE. SWATARA TOWNSHIP POLICE HAVE CHARGED ARCHIE LEE WRIGHT, A 56-YEAR-OLD HARRISBURG RESIDENT, WITH CRIMINAL HOMICIDE. A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 5/17/16 AT A TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED. WRIGHT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT AND IS AWAITING A PRELIMINARY ARRAIGNMENT.  Booking Photo is attached.

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UPDATE: The suspect was further described as either a light-complected black male or a hispanic male, between 40 and 60 years old, thin build, salt & pepper hair, and short facial hair. He had been riding in the rear seat of the listed vehicle.

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UPDATE: Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individuals involved in the below mentioned incidents.

Police are investigating two incidents which occurred at the Harrisburg Mall's Annual Spring Carnival on 5/7/16 just after 10 PM:

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  On Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 0954 am, Swatara Police were dispatched to Sheetz, located at 3695 Paxton Street, Hbg, for a report of two unidentified black males that were passing counterfeit $100.00 bills. The suspects left the store in a silver Nissan Altima, partial Maryland registration number 0794. Anyone with information on the identity of these individuals is asked to call Swatara Police at 717-564-2550 or leave a tip at www.SwataraPolice.org

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