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On February 8th, 2013, at 8:50 PM, Matthew Jerome Macon’s family reported him missing. Mr. Macon, who is 51 years old and resides at 100 Spring Street in Swatara Township, has been missing since January 23rd, and has not been seen or heard from by his family.
Police do not suspect foul play at this point in time, and there are no suspicious circumstances that led to his disappearance.
Mr. Macon was last seen wearing a short black leather coat, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers. The family indicates that Mr. Macon has never been gone this long without making contact. The family advised that Mr. Macon has been known to use illegal drugs, and frequents the Harrisburg and Carlisle areas.
A reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts and safe return of Mr. Macon. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-262-3080.
Citizens may also contact the Swatara Township Police with information concerning Mr. Macon at 717-564-2550.
The Swatara Township Police Department announces a new initiative to help the public stay better informed about crime activity in their neighborhoods. This initiative is consistent with our on-going initiative called Operation Vigilant Protector where Swatara Township police officers are actively looking for conditions where members of the public may likely fall prey to criminal activity and then take steps to correct the situation and educate the citizen about how to protect themselves better. This initiative provides information directly to the public in a meaningful way so citizens can educate themselves about criminal activity occurring in their neighborhoods and then take steps to protect themselves.
To facilitate this communication the Police Department has partnered with RAIDS Online powered by Bair Analytics. Bair Analytic’s public crime map and RAIDS Online connects law enforcement with the community to reduce crime and improve public safety. Crime mapping helps the public visualize the crime activity in their area so they can make informed decisions about how to stay safe, avoid becoming a victim of crime and be on the alert for suspicious activity.
RAIDS Online goes beyond just mapping crime by automatically alerting the public about recent crime activity and by improving communication between the public and law enforcement through anonymous tips. RAIDS Online puts the same technology used by law enforcement to analyze and interpret crime activity into the hands of the public. Data that the public views is provided directly from the Swatara Township Police Department through it Police records management system to ensure it is of high quality, accurate and timely. Citizens may access RAIDS Online through the world-wide web at http://www.raidsonline.com/ and subscribe to receive Weekly Neighborhood Watch Reports for Swatara Township.
The Swatara Township Police Department is hopeful that providing this type of information to our citizens will further build trust and improve communications between the Police and the public which will lead to detection of more crime and ultimately help us to work together to reduce and prevent crime.
Any questions about this new initiative may be directed to the Office of Chief of Police or any member of the Command Staff.
On January 1, 2013 at 9 p.m Swatara Township Police were dispatched to 1024 Penn Street Steelton, PA 17113, Swatara Township for the report of a burglary. The victim came home to find someone had forcibly entered the home.
An investigation revealed that two television sets, an Ipad and Nexus tablet were missing from the home. Alert officers noted footprints in the snow leading from the burglary to a neighbors house. Through this and other facts gleaned from the investigation a search warrant was obtained for the neighbors house. As a result all the stolen property was recovered from the neighbors house and taken into evidence.
On January 2, 2013 officers obtained arrest warrants for Phillip A. Woods, Jr. b/m/19 of Highspire, Ashley C. Smith b/f/20 of Harrisburg, and Aaron C. Bryant b/m/20 of Harrisburg for Burglary. A 17 year old juvenile was also charged and turned over to Dauphin County Juvenile Probation authorities. All three adults have been charged with the following crimes: Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking,Criminal Conspiracy and Corruption of Minors. The 17 year old juvenile was charged with Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking, and Criminal Conspiracy.
All three adults are still at large and Swatara Township Police are actively looking for them. Anyone who has information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Swatara Township Police Department at 717-564-2550.
On December 4, 2012 at around 8:10 pm an unknown male, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun entered the Jones Corner bar located in Swatara Township and robbed the store. The male was last seen wearing a bright blue Nike zip up hooded sweatshirt, gray sweat pants, a white mask of some kind around his face, blue gloves, and possibly blue shoes. The unknown male pointed his gun at the patrons and the bartender and also appears to have pistol whipped an unknown patron of the bar. The male fled the area prior to police arrival with a small amount of money. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the Swatara Township Police department at 717-564-2550.
After further investigation by the police department, the juvenile was positively identified and reunited with his parents.
Swatara Township Police are trying to identify an approximately 15 year old male who was found at the intersection of Clearfield Street and 72nd Street in Swatara Township at 4:41 a.m. this date. The male was found lying in the middle of the street and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. He was not carrying any form of identification, and does not match the description of any current missing persons. The male was unable to identify himself to police at the scene. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
The male is described as a thin white male, average height for a 15 year old, with short brown hair. He was found with a BB gun that resembled a shotgun.
Anyone who may know the identity of this young man is strongly encouraged to call Swatara Township Police at 564-2550.