Archive for October 2011
On January 11, 2011 Swatara Police were dispatched to 650 Siegfried Street Steelton, PA 17113, Swatara Twp. for the report of a man down in the residence. When officers arrived they found the victim, John E. Troutman w/m/74 of 650 Siegfried Street deceased inside the residence. Preliminary observations made by officers on the scene indicate the victim appeared to have died from lacerations to the head and neck area.
Swatara Twp. criminal investigators along with evidence technicians from the Capitol Area Forensic Team responded to the scene and conducted a crime scene investigation. In addition, a representative from Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office also responded to the scene to assist investigators. The Dauphin County Coroner’s Office responded and took custody of the victims body.
A criminal investigation is on-going.
Any persons with information concerning this homicide is asked to contact the Swatara Twp. Police Department at 717-564-2550.
Troutman Homicide Investigation:
October 31, 2011 Press Conference Announced
The Swatara Township Police Department and the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference on Monday October 31, 2011 at 11:00 am in the public meeting room at the Swatara Township Municipal Building 599 Eisenhower Boulevard Harrisburg, PA to update the public on new developments in the homicide investigation of John E. Troutman. Mr. Troutman was found murdered in his home at 650 Siegfried Street Steelton, PA 17113, Swatara Township on January 11, 2011. The investigation into his homicide has been on-going since that date.
District Attorney Edward Marsico and Swatara Township Chief of Police Jason D. Umberger will be present for the conference to address the media.
Township residents should be aware of a recently reported scam in the Middletown area. The scam targeted a victim who was displaced by the flooding from Tropical Storm Lee and was looking for a new home to rent.
An ad was found on Craig’s List and victim inquired about the homes availability, where they were requested to wire money overseas as part of the deal. Fortunately the victim realized this was a potential scam and contacted Police.
Swatara Township Police ask that residents be vigilant and use common sense when answering any ad on sites such as Craigslist and report any suspicious activity to the department immediately at (717) 558-6900.
Please reference the following link for additional details. http://parishousingscamwatch.wordpress.com/
On Saturday October 1, 2011 at 12:51 am. Swatara Police were dispatched to an armed robbery at the Turkey Hill 6300 Derry Street. The victim described the suspects as (2) Black males age 15 – 25 approximately 6 feet tall. Both were wearing all Black clothing, one was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and the other had a Black bandana over his face. One male pointed a small caliber black handgun at the clerk and ordered him to open the register. The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Swatara Township Police Department at 717-564-2550.