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Middlesex Township Police (717-249-7191)

  • Omar Ewideh, 18, of Carlisle, was charged with simple assault and harassment after a domestic incident in the 3200 block of Spring Road on May 12. Police said Ewideh assaulted another person. He remains in prison on $5,000 cash bail.

Lower Allen Township Police (717-975-7575)

  • Catalytic converters were stolen from two Ford Escapes in the parking lot of Test N Tune in the 2200 block of Gettysburg Road between 1 p.m. May 9 and 9:30 a.m. May 10. Police said catalytic converters are often stolen and recycled for cash. Police seek information.
  • Jonathan Rivera-Wilson, 24, of Harrisburg, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor retail theft after an incident at JC Penney at the Capital City Mall at 5:16 p.m. May 10. Police said someone stole merchandise and fled to the parking lot. Police located Rivera-Wilson in the parking lot and found him in possession of a bag of clothing from JC Penney that was valued at $225. Police said he was also wearing a belt that was stolen and carrying two box sets of Giorgio Armani cologne with a combined value of $196, which were determined to have been stolen from Macy's.
  • Joseph Alexander Mendez, 24, of Middletown, was charged with simple assault and harassment after an incident at White Hill Cafe on Hummel Avenue around 1:30 a.m. May 10. Police said the victim arrived thinking he was meeting another friend there, but Mendez began kicking his car, pulled him out of the car and punched him in the back of the head. When the victim fell to the ground, police said Mendez kicked him in the ribs until another person pulled him away. The victim suffered injuries to his head, ribs and hand. Mendez was arrested and posted $1,500 cash bail.
  • Onix Omar Ortiz, 35, of Harrisburg, was charged with retail theft after police said he stole shoes after paying for other items at Goodwill on Hartzdale Drive at 1:51 p.m. May 4. Police told the store to call back when the Ortiz returned, since he was a regular, and police arrested him on May 9.
  • Allen Jacob Gross, 27, of New Cumberland, was charged with resisting arrest, loitering and prowling, possession of a small amount of marijuana and multiple counts of criminal mischief after an incident at 2:04 a.m. May 14 in the 1600 block of Carlisle Road. Police said a resident called police, reporting that someone was outside looking into cars and attempting to steal his motorcycle. Police located Gross who the caller confirmed was the man he saw, and when they told him he was under arrest, he began to run. Officers pursued Gross and tackled him after a short chase. Police said Gross continued to thrash around and had to be carried to the police cruiser, where he kicked at the doors and slammed his head against the metal partition, cutting his forehead. Police said about $260 worth of damage was done to police equipment. He was placed in prison on $50,000 cash bail.

State Police at Carlisle (717-249-2121)

  • Two people were taken to UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle after a two-vehicle crash on York Road at Petersburg Road, South Middleton Township, at 10:47 a.m. May 13. Police said Jacaylah Winters, 18, of Carlisle, was driving a 1998 Honda Civic west on York Road approaching the intersection when she failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and was struck by a 1990 Honda Accord driven by Albert Rydel, 87, of Mount Holly Springs. Both drivers suffered minor injuries, and both vehicles were towed. Winters was cited for duties at a stop sign.
  • Police are investigating a hit-and-run on Burnthouse Road at Ritner Highway, Dickinson Township, at 6:25 p.m. May 9. Police said a vehicle traveling north on Burnthouse Road failed to make a left-hand turn onto Ritner Highway, left the road and struck a stop sign. The vehicle continued on Ritner Highway.
  • A 17-year-old girl who was a passenger in a vehicle was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana during a traffic stop on East Penn Street at North Bedford Street, Carlisle, at 3:24 a.m. May 11.

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