Archive for September 2011
On September 20th, 2011, at 2:36 p.m., Swatara Township Police were dispatched to the Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Health Care Center located at 1205 South 28th Street for report of a theft. Upon arrival, the investigating officer learned that three men had removed the ATM machine from the lobby on a dolly, and loaded it into a dark-colored minivan before making their getaway. The ATM machine contained an undisclosed amount of currency. This theft was reported to have occurred on September 19th, at 7:28 p.m.
The investigating officer also learned that the Spring Creek Center had received a phone call minutes before the theft from an individual asking if maintenance personnel had picked-up the ATM machine yet? This phone call created the false impression that someone was supposed to pick up the ATM machine. So, when the three men arrived, they were uninterrupted as they loaded the ATM onto a dolly and walked out the front door.
The Swatara Township Police are currently attempting to identify the three individuals who removed the ATM from the Spring Creek Center. They are described as follows:
- Black male, dark complexion, 5’09″ – 5’10″, wearing a red Philadelphia Phillies hat
- Black or Hispanic male, light complexion, 6’00″ – 6’02″, wearing a New York Yankees hat.
- (At this time, there is no description available for the 3rd male)
Anyone with information relative to the theft from the Spring Creek Center is urged to call the Swatara Township Police at 717-564-2550.
The Police Department would like to get the word out to local businesses which house one of these “portable” ATM’s, in order to prevent the same type of incident from occurring again. Please call police immediately if you receive a phone call similar to the one received by the Spring Creek Center.
At 6:21 PM on 9-17-2011, Dauphin County Communications received a phone call from a victim who found his stolen vehicle on Paxton Street near the Harrisburg Mall. The victim observed two black male suspects drive away in the vehicle. The victim followed his stolen vehicle to the Sheetz on Paxton Street as Swatara Township Police were arriving. The suspects exited the vehicle while it was still in gear, and then fled on foot. The stolen vehicle continued to move, but was stopped when it collided with a responding police vehicle.
Officers from multiple jurisdictions responded to the scene to include the Pennsylvania State Police Helicopter. One suspect was taken into custody, and was identified as 19-year-old Dominic Mointel Grant-Mitchell, of Berryhill Street, Harrisburg. He was charged with Theft by receiving stolen property, Flight to avoid apprehension and various other charges. He was committed to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
The investigation remains open while officers attempt to identify the second occupant of the stolen vehicle. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call the Swatara Township Police at 717-564-2550.
The victim, a 37-year-old female, reported that she accepted a ride home from a male at the Turkey Hill Convience store at 63rd and Derry Street. During the ride the male drove to a secluded area. He struck the victim several times in the head with an unknown object. The victim struggled the entire time until a tractor-trailor pulled into the area. The suspect then fled the scene and was last seen eastbound on Old Paxton Street. The victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital and later released.
Based on the victim’s statements and information gathered through the investigation, police identified the suspect as Joseph Lee Campbell B/M/26 with a previous addres in the 6700 block of Huntingdon Street, Harrisburg, PA.
Campbell is charged wit: Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Terroristic Threats and Unlawful Restraint. Campbell was arraigned at Dauphin County Night Court Saturday evening, August 27, 2011 and is currently detained at Dauphin County Prison on $500,000 bail.
Anyone with informatin in reference to this case or similar cases can contact Det. Heather Schlehr-Richmond (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Det. George Haney (email@example.com) at (717) 564-2550.