On Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at appoximately 11:00 p.m., a yet to be identfied white male forced entry into and burglarized a business on Eisenhower Blvd. in Swatara Township. The suspect was captured in video surveillance and his picture is being released to assist in his identification and apprehension. Click picture for larger view.
Any person with information regarding this person is asked to contact Swatara Police Detective Timothy Shatto at 717-564-2550.
On December 5th, 2011, at 1:14 p.m., Swatara Township Police were called to 1202 Amber Lane for report of a Burglary. Upon arrival, officers learned that person(s) unknown forced access to the town home during daylight hours while the homeowner was away. Officers then discovered that the residence at 1200 Amber Lane was also burglarized.
Electronics, jewelry, and other items were removed from both town homes.
Officers combed the area for evidence and witness statements, and continue to investigate in order to identify the actor(s).
Anyone with information relative to these burglaries is asked to contact the Swatara Township Police Department at 717-564-2550.
On Friday evening November 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm Swatara Township Police were dispatched to an address on Kristy Lane, Swatara Township for the report of a possible suicide. When Police arrived on the scene they found two victims deceased inside the home from gunshot wounds. The victims were blood related and one of the victims was a juvenile. The names of the deceased are not being released by Police out of respect for the families involved. A full criminal investigation is on-going. The incident is being investigated by Police as a homicide-suicide. The Swatara Township Police Department believes there is no immediate threat to the general public as the investigation revealed the suspect in the homicide is deceased.
The victim in this case was 16-year-old Taysia Anyee Jarmuzek. Taysia was a student at Central Dauphin East High School. Preliminary investigation revealed that Taysia was shot and killed by her father, 35-year-old Timothy Jarmuzek, while she was inside of her home at 349 Kristy Lane. Mr. Jarmuzek then used a firearm to commit suicide, which also occurred inside of the home. Taysia’s mother was inside of the home when these events took place, and called for police after the shots had been fired.
The Swatara Township Police responded and began an investigation into the shooting. At this point, detectives are still investigating a motive.
The Police Department has been in contact with the Central Dauphin East High School so that they may prepare to assist Taysia’s classmates upon their return to school.
Welcome to the Swatara Township Police Department on the worldwide web. I encourage you to visit our site regularly.
The goal of our web site is to keep you informed of current events in our Township and to educate you about our department and the law enforcement services we provide. Our overriding purpose for providing you this information is to solicit your help to fight crime and keep our community safe.
The mission of the Swatara Township Police Department is to provide professional police services to citizens and visitors of Swatara Township. At all times, the members of the Swatara Township Police Department shall epitomize the core values of our agency: duty, honor, professionalism, integrity, trust, caring, respect and loyalty. We will at all times live up to the Latin motto emblazoned below the Swatara Township Coat of Arms on our shoulder patch which reads: “Servitute Clarior” which translates as Honor Service.
Since being sworn in as Chief of Police on June 8, 2011, we have begun the process of assessing our entire operation to see how we can deliver Police services in the most efficient and professional manner while upholding our core values. In the coming months, I will be meeting with members of the command staff and seeking their input as well as input from our officers as we plan for the future. We welcome community input as we move forward so don’t hesitate to share your ideas with us at the Police Department.
As always, if you have questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of our Department. We stand ready to assist you.
Yours in Service,
Chief of Police
Jason D. Umberger