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On 2-10-2015 at approximately 2020 hours, Swatara Township Police responded to the 600 block of North Harrisburg Street for report that a driver had struck a mailbox and drove away.  Officers located the suspect vehicle on Paxton Street and took the driver, Jason Thomas, into custody for suspicion of DUI.  Mr.

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Andre Mosley

Swatara Township Police responded to the Mid Penn Bank at 4509 Derry Street, Harrisburg at about 0934 hours on 2/24/2015 in reference to a Robbery which had just occurred. The suspect approached tellers with his hand in his pocket demanding $20s, $50s and $100s. He threatened to shoot them if they did not comply. Two tellers provided him with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled east from the entrance and then south.

UPDATE:  SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.

Swatara Township Police is requesting the publics assistance with locating the whereabouts of Joe Lenn Smith. Smith is currently wanted for 2 Robberies which occured this month in the township. Smith is described as a 44 year old white male (5'11, 190 lbs., with blue eyes and brown hair). Any person knowing the location of Smith is asked to contact the Swatara Township Police Department through Dauphin County Communications at 717-558-6900.

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On 2-10-2015 at approximately 2020 hours, Swatara Township Police responded to the 600 block of North Harrisburg Street for report that a driver had struck a mailbox and drove away.  Officers located the suspect vehicle on Paxton Street and took the driver, Jason Thomas, into custody for suspicion of DUI.  Mr.

Charges:

Andre Mosley

Swatara Township Police responded to the Mid Penn Bank at 4509 Derry Street, Harrisburg at about 0934 hours on 2/24/2015 in reference to a Robbery which had just occurred. The suspect approached tellers with his hand in his pocket demanding $20s, $50s and $100s. He threatened to shoot them if they did not comply. Two tellers provided him with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled east from the entrance and then south.

On 2-7-2015 at approximately 2353 hours, Swatara Township Police took Maggie Estelle Sawyers into custody for suspicion of DUI after having been stopped for a traffic violation which occurred in the 100 block of Watson Street, Steelton, PA.  Mrs. Sawyers consented to a test of her blood to determine alcohol and/or drug content.  Results of those tests were recently received and she has been charged with DUI.

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On Saturday, January 24th at 12:20 am, Swatara police were dispatched to the 6100 block of Chambers Hill Rd, Hbg, for a report of a vehicle stuck in someone’s yard. Upon arrival Officers conducted an investigation and arrested the driver of the vehicle, Donna Crow, 41, Hall Manor, Hbg, Pa, for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance, Driving Under Suspension and Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed.

On 1/19/2015, Swatara Police were dispatched to Home Depot, 4200 Derry Street, Hbg, for a report of a retail theft and theft by deception incident. Officers conducted an investigation and charged Joseph Paul, w/m/44, Palmyra, Pa, with( M1) Retail Theft and( M2) Theft by Deception. Paul is accused of stealing $180.59 worth of Home Depot merchandise and attempting to return the merchandise that had not been paid for.

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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at approximately 2 p.m. the Swatara Township Police Department received a report of a suspicious person on the Steelton Highspire School District Property along the 200 Block of Reynders Avenue. Based upon this report both the Elementary and High Schools were placed on a lock down status while the Swatara Township and Steelton Borough Officers secured the area and checked the property and buildings.

Update to Press Release

25 August 2014

The name of the deceased child's name from the incident on Friday August 22, 2014 is Kaleesia Witman DOB: 12-2-2012 of 6871 Chambers Hill Road Harrisburg, PA 17111.

The Dauphin County Coroner's Office has determined the following:
Cause of death:Fresh water drowning 
Manner of Death:Accidental

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at approximately 1204 am, a house in the 400 block of Nyes Road in Swatara Township was struck by pellets from a shotgun.  Investigators from Swatara Township Police, Lower Paxton Township Police and the Pennsylvania State Police are cooperating in this investigation as similar incidents occurred in all jurisdictions.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Swatara Township Police at 717-564-2550 or the Dauphin County Communication Center at 717-558

UPDATE (6/4/2014):

The recovered body was positively identified as a 24-year-old Harrisburg resident who had jumped from the Walnut Street bridge this past Friday night.  The family has been notified.  Further investigation did not reveal any signs of foul play.  His name is not being released at this time.

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On 5/27/14, at 0915, Swatara Police were dispatched to Wal-Mart, 6535 Grayson Road, Hbg, for a report of a bomb threat. The store was evacuated and bomb dogs checked the building with negative results. A suspect has been developed and the investigation is ongoing. It is believed there is no danger to the public at this time. Officers were assisted by Canines from the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, Capitol PD and U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.

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UPDATE:  SUSPECT IN CUSTODY.

Swatara Township Police is requesting the publics assistance with locating the whereabouts of Joe Lenn Smith. Smith is currently wanted for 2 Robberies which occured this month in the township. Smith is described as a 44 year old white male (5'11, 190 lbs., with blue eyes and brown hair). Any person knowing the location of Smith is asked to contact the Swatara Township Police Department through Dauphin County Communications at 717-558-6900.

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Swatara Police responded to the report of a Burglary at the South Philly Hoagie Shop, 3108 Park View Lane Harrisburg 17111, early in the morning on 2/13/2015.
A deliveryman arrived to find a window in the rear door smashed. Swatara Police arrived and cleared the building. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the business.

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Swatara Police were dispatched to the Sheetz Convenience Store at 6010 Derry Street, on 2/14/2015 at 0058 hours in reference to an armed Robbery. Store employees reported that at about 0053 hours a white male in his 40’s entered the store produced what appeared to be a black semi auto pistol and pointed it at the cashier. He demanded money from the cash register. The cashier gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash. Security footage shows the suspect fleeing to a silver colored Sport Utility Vehicle in the parking lot and driving West on Derry St.

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Swatara Township Police are asking for help from the public in identifying a Burglary suspect. On Monday, January 19th, 2015 at approximately 0539 hours, employees of the City Line Diner, 3302 Derry Street, Paxtang Boro, Dauphin County, PA discovered that the business was burglarized overnight. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Detective Shatto, Swatara Township Police, 717-564-2550 or to leave an anonymous tip at www.SwataraPolice.org

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UPDATE: Pretyasha Pradhan who was previously reported missing has been located and is safe. The Swatara Township Police would like to thank everyone for their assistance.

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