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Carlisle Police (717-243-5252)

  • Al E. Matthews II, 59, of Carlisle, was charged with felony strangulation, misdemeanor simple assault and summary harassment after an incident involving a juvenile about 8:30 p.m. April 2 in the 200 block of Franklin Street. Police said Matthews had choked the boy during a disagreement.
  • Timothy Fair, 58, of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, was charged with fleeing police, DUI controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and duty in an emergency response area after an incident at 9:54 p.m. March 30. Police said they were assisting medical personnel in the 500 block of North Hanover Street when a Toyota Echo entered the area at an unsafe speed. Police ordered the driver to pull over, but police said Fair continued to drive. At a traffic stop later, Fair showed signs of impairment. He was also found in possession of a narcotic pill without a prescription, a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana smoking pipe, police said.

Middlesex Township Police (717-249-7191)

  • Walter D. Sproat, 61, of Carlisle, was charged with simple assault and harassment after an incident on Sassafras Lane on April 2. Police said a victim who had visible injuries reported an assault by Sproat.

Cumberland County DA’s Office (717-240-7794)

  • Marcus Rashawn Spearman, 41, of Carlisle, was charged with insurance-intent to defraud after the DA’s Criminal Investigation Division conducted an investigation into an incident in January. The office said Spearman’s Progressive auto policy lapsed on Jan. 3, but he was involved in a vehicle crash on Jan. 17. Spearman called Progressive about reinstating his lapsed policy, but provided false information about not being in a crash during the lapsed time period.

State Police at Newport (717-567-3110)

  • Police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a white Chevrolet Express van struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of Giant in Newport Plaza in Howe Township at 10:05 p.m. April 1. The operator of the striking vehicle had gotten out of the vehicle, examined the damage, returned to his vehicle and fled.
  • Someone opened a valve to a spare propane tank, resulting in a loss of fuel, on Linton Hill Road, Penn Township, between 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 1.
  • Police said an 85-year-old woman was a victim of a scam after she received a phone call at 12:45 p.m. April 1 from someone who claimed he was from her credit card company and was going to lower her interest rates. At his request, she provided her Social Security number, date of birth, her mother’s maiden name, credit card number and other personal information. Police said the victim did call her credit card company after the phone call and canceled her cards before suffering any immediate loss.

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