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Dauphin County, PA

Kayaker Found Dead In Central PA Creek: Officials Kayaker Found Dead In Central PA Creek: Officials
Kayaker Found Dead In Central PA Creek: Officials A 44-year-old kayaker was found dead in Swatara Creek, the Dauphin County Coroner's Office confirmed Friday morning.  The Lancaster man was kayaking with friends when "he appears to have had a medical event," on Thursday, June 13, according to the coroner's release.  A life jacket was reportedly on the boat but was not on the man when he was found shortly after 9 p.m., officials explained.  "The Coroner’s Office is now working to ensure that all family members are notified before releasing his name," Dauphin County Press Secretary Diane McNaughton said. The man's autopsy is…
VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police VA Man With Criminal Charges In WV, MD Arrested For Murder In PA: Police
Kameron Hymes, 27 Of Culpep\per, VA, Charged With PA Murder A Virginia man with a criminal record in both West Virginia and Maryland has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal shooting in May, police announced on June 12, 2024.  Kameron Lamont (or Lamond) Hymes, 27 of Culpeper, Virginia, has been charged with Criminal Homicide Murder, Felony Possession of a Firearm Prohibited, and Felony Carrying a Firearm Without a License, as well as four misdemeanor counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, the Harrisburg City Bureau of Police detailed in a release on Wednesday.  The charges stem from his alleged involvement in …
Autopsy Results Revealed For PA HS Senior Killed 3 Days Before Graduation Autopsy Results Revealed For PA HS Senior Killed 3 Days Before Graduation
Tyron Perrin Autopsy Results Released: Dauphin Co. Coroner The results of the autopsy for a high school senior, who was shot dead by a 13-year-old boy, were released by the Dauphin County Coroner on Friday, June 7.  Tyron Perrin, 18 of Susquehanna Township, died from a gunshot wound to the chest and the manner was homicide, according to the coroner's report.  He was allegedly shot by 13-year-old Zahkee Talib-Davis of Harrisburg, who has been charged as an adult with Murder and Carrying a Firearm Without a License, as Daily Voice previously reported.  Perrion was found dead in an apartment in the 3600 block of Brookridge Te…
Suspect On Loose After Wild Chase Across Two Central PA Counties: State Police Suspect On Loose After Wild Chase Across Two Central PA Counties: State Police
PA State Police Pursuit In Stolen NY Car With NJ Plates One suspect is still on the loose after a wild pursuit across two counties in Central Pennsylvania, according to a State Police release on Wednesday.  Two men were spotted trying to break into a vehicle at the Ciocca Honda dealership located at 8001 Allentown Boulevard, West Hanover Township, around 5:45 a.m. on June 5, troopers detailed. When Dauphin County troopers arrived the men hopped into a stolen car from New York City with a stolen license plate from New Jersey, according to the release. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed east on Allentown. "PSP successfully uti…
Pregnant Teen Killed In PA Shooting: Police (UPDATE) Pregnant Teen Killed In PA Shooting: Police (UPDATE)
Tyemeshia Miller, 19, Mom To Be, Shot Dead In Harrisburg A pregnant teenager is dead following what was initially reported as a "shots fired" incident, police in Harrisburg explained Monday night. Tyemeshia Miller, 19, of Harrisburg was found shot in the back in the area of North 4th and Woodbine streets around 5:45 p.m. on May 13, according to the Bureau's release and the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. Arriving officers found Miller suffering from the gunshot wound. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries, the police said.  The shot entered her left side and exited her right but police noted that multiple shot…
Firefighters Injured, Woman Paralyzed In Central PA Fire: Officials (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) Firefighters Injured, Woman Paralyzed In Central PA Fire: Officials (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Lynn Croman Paralyzed, In ICU After Steelton Fire Two firefighters and a resident were injured, and a woman was paralyzed following a fire in Steelton on Saturday, officials and a fun launched to help the woman explained.  The fire broke out at a duplex converted into apartments in the 100 block of North Second Street around 5 a.m. on May 11, Dauphin County emergency dispatch. Details about the firefighters' injuries were not immediately available when Daily Voice reached out to officials on Monday morning.  We do know the roommate was burned in the fire, from a fund launched to help the other injured resident.  Lynn Croman was trapped o…
Lightning Strike Causes Massive Fire At Apartment Complex In Central PA (PHOTOS) Lightning Strike Causes Massive Fire At Apartment Complex In Central PA (PHOTOS)
Lightning Strike Causes Massive Fire At Apartment Complex In Central PA (Photos) As a thunderstorm blew through Central Pennsylvania, a fire blew through part of a 3-story apartment complex that was still under construction, fire officials announced on Wednesday.  The call to the blaze at the construction site on Russel Drive in Susquehanna Township came in at 5:25 a.m. on May 8, according to the Dauphin County Deparment of Emergency Management.  A "special weather statement" had been issued in Harrisburg for hail and high winds around the time the structure is believed to have been struck by lightning, according to the National Weather Service.  A s…
Complications From Sickle Cell Caused Central PA Teen's  Death: Coroner Complications From Sickle Cell Caused Central PA Teen's  Death: Coroner
Sickle Cell Led To Justin Johnson's Death: Coroner The Dauphin County Coroner has released the autopsy results following the sudden and controversial death of 16-year-old Justin Johnson. Justin Johnson died from "complications of sickle cell disease [...] after falling unconscious at his home along Bianca Way in Lower Paxton Twp. Friday night," as stated in a release from Dauphin County Coroner's Office shared by the County Press Secretary Diane McNaughton.  In addition to Justin's known condition of sickle cell, the coroner "also identified cardiomyopathy as another significant condition." His "manner of death has been ruled natural," as …
Dirt Biking Dad Killed In Central Pennsylvania Crash: Officials Dirt Biking Dad Killed In Central Pennsylvania Crash: Officials
Dirt Bike Crash Kills Cristian Brito-Bruno, 29 Of Highspire A 29-year-old husband and father of an infant died at the scene of a dirt bike crash in Central Pennsylvania on Sunday, officials told Daily Voice on Monday, April 22.  Cristian Brito-Bruno of Highspire was ejected from his dirt bike after striking a car at the intersection on Essex Street between Main and Monroe streets, the Dauphin County Coroner’s Office explained. Brito-Bruno had been going east on Poplar Alley when he collided with the car heading north on Essex Street, according to Swatara Township police. Along with the police and later the coroner, the Swatara Fire-Rescue…
Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police Pair Ejected In Fatal Head-On Crash Along I-81: PA State Police
Sharon Bentler Killed In Head-On Crash On I-81: PSP A 51-year-old woman has died a week after being ejected during a head-on crash along Interstate 81, Pennsylvania State Police and the Dauphin County Coroner confirmed to Daily Voice on Tuesday, April 9.  Sharon Michelle Bentler, originally of Berwick and most recently of Harrisburg (according to her social media and court records), passed away at Penn State Hershey Medical Center on Sunday due to multiple traumatic injuries she sustained in a crash on I-81 on April 3 Dauphin County press secretary Diane McNaughton told Daily Voice.  Her death was ruled accidental by the county co…
Ex-PA Political Candidate Kills Husband By Burning Him Alive: DA Ex-PA Political Candidate Kills Husband By Burning Him Alive: DA
Evelyn Henderson Convicted Of Killing Husband Cameron: DA A former political candidate has been convicted in connection with the murder of her husband — a former chief deputy sheriff of Dauphin County — Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo announced on Thursday. On March 14, Evelyn Henderson (known as Evey Zigerelli when she ran for office in the 1990s) was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated arson in connection with the death of her 84-year-old husband Carmen Henderson, according to the April 4 release by the DA's office.  Authorities first learned of Carmen's death when Evelyn called 911 claiming he had "set himsel…
Fatal Crash: Convicted Drug Dealer With Active Felony Case Killed, PSP Fatal Crash: Convicted Drug Dealer With Active Felony Case Killed, PSP
Nassan Saku Campbell-Richardson Killed In 3-Car Crash: PSP A 22-year-old convicted drug dealer with an active felony case was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police announced on  April 1.  Nassan Saku Campbell-Richardson, of Bressler, died of "Multiple Traumatic Injuries" due to a motor vehicle collision, and the manner was ruled accidental, the Dauphin County Coroner told Daily Voice on Monday.  The deadly three-vehicle crash happened at Bow Creek Road/PA Route 743 at the intersection with Fox Run Road in East Hanover Township at 2:26 a.m. on March 30, investigating PSP Harrisburg Trooper Charles Blaz…
BodyCam Captures PA Corrections Officer Leaving Woman In 'Puddle Of Blood': Affidavit BodyCam Captures PA Corrections Officer Leaving Woman In 'Puddle Of Blood': Affidavit
BodyCam Captures PA Corrections Officer Leaving Woman In 'Puddle Of Blood': Affidavit An affidavit of probable cause obtained by Daily Voice sheds new light on why a Dauphin County Corrections Officer has been charged in connection with "excessive use of force" at the county Judicial Center, as District Attorney Fran Chardo announced on Friday, March 29, 2024. Scott Petrasic, 34 of Harrisburg was charged with two misdemeanors for simple assault and official oppression, in connection with an "incident" on Feb. 24, as stated in the release. The charges come after a full investigation by Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division of the District Attorney’s Office. The…
'Intoxicated' Tenant With Guns Caused Incident In Lebanon, Police Say 'Intoxicated' Tenant With Guns Caused Incident In Lebanon, Police Say
'Intoxicated' Tenant With Guns Caused Incident In Lebanon, Police Say The police incident on Chestnut Street in Lebanon on Tuesday, March 26 is now known to have been caused by an angry "intoxicated" tenant refusing to leave a property at the request of his landlord, the Lebanon City police detailed in a release on Thursday, March 28.  A convict who already had an active case in Dauphin County, Thomas Eugene Cahill Jr., 58 of Lebanon, is accused of threatening his maintenance supervisor after he was asked to vacate his business, Cahill & Sons Furniture & Appliances located at 837 Chestnut Street within the city, police detailed in the release and …
Fellow Inmate Charged For Dad's Death In Pennsylvania Prison Fellow Inmate Charged For Dad's Death In Pennsylvania Prison
Richard Weikel Charged For Michael Butler's Death The cause of death of a Pennsylvania father and inmate has been revealed and new charges have been filed, the Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo announced on Tuesday.  Michael Howard Butler II, 37 of Gratz, died following a "medical emergency" in his bunk in the Dauphin County Prison at 10:22 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2024, as Daily Voice previously reported.  It is now known that the emergency was caused by a fentanyl overdose from what Richard Leonard Weikel thought was heroin which he had smuggled into the prison in his shoe, the DA explained in the release on March 26.&n…
MD/PA Bank Robber Indicted In 2nd Robbery Spree Months After Release: USDOJ MD/PA Bank Robber Indicted In 2nd Robbery Spree Months After Release: USDOJ
MD/PA Bank Robber Indicted In 2nd Robbery Spree Months After Release: Usdoj A man who recently completed his sentence following a plea deal with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for six armed robberies  — was indicted on March 20 following a second robbery spree of five more businesses, Palmyra police announced on Monday, March 25, 2024.  Mark Shane Herrick, now 47, of Hanover, was first arrested by the FBI in 2009 for robbing the following businesses while armed with a tire iron or crowbar: June 6, 2008 - Fulton Bank, Harrisburg, PA. June 7, 2008 - M&T Bank, Harrisburg, PA. June 13, 2008 - PNC Bank, Lower Macungie, PA. June 16, 2008 - PNC Bank, H…
'Barely Responsive' Infant Found In Bed With Dead Man In 'Filthy' PA Apartment, Police Say 'Barely Responsive' Infant Found In Bed With Dead Man In 'Filthy' PA Apartment, Police Say
Heaven Maez Give Infant To Man Who Died In 'Filthy' Home: PD A five-month-old baby girl was found in bed with a dead man in a Hershey apartment, police announced on Tuesday.  Heaven Maez is behind bars again after her infant daughter was found "in extremely unsanitary conditions" with a man who had died while supposedly caring for her, according to the Derry Township police on March 12. Maez had left her little girl with the unrelated 63-year-old man at his home in the 200 block of Cocoa Avenue about one week before the girl was found during a welfare check requested by the man's family at 5:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, the police detailed …
Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials Schuylkill County Man, 33, Dies Under Bridge In Harrisburg: Officials
Collin Weller, 33 Of Orwigsburg, Found Dead In Harrisburg A 33-year-old man who was a beloved big brother was found dead under a bridge in Harrisburg, county officials announced on Friday, March 1. Collin Weller was an Orwigsburg native who previously lived in Kutztown and Pottsville, according to his social media. He had been experiencing homelessness and ended up in Harrisburg at some point over the last five years. He was found dead beneath the underpass at Paxton and Cameron streets in the city on Tuesday, Feb. 27, according to the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. His cause of death "was complications of hypothermia," as stated in the release.…
Steelton Victim ID'd, Homicide Suspect Arrested By US Marshals In Harrisburg: Officials Steelton Victim ID'd, Homicide Suspect Arrested By US Marshals In Harrisburg: Officials
Tyron Stewart Charged With Willie Elbert Ford's Homicide The victim of a deadly shooting has been identified and his alleged killer has been arrested, officials told Daily Voice Monday morning.  Willie Elbert Ford, 38 of Steelton, died at a local hospital after being found by officers suffering multiple gunshot wounds around 2 a.m. on Feb. 22, officials detailed on Feb. 26.  Ford's cause of death was gunshot wounds to the body and the manner was homicide, according to the Dauphin County Coroner's Office.  The police were initially called to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Vernon Street, near Vernon Stre…
PSP Harrisburg's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured In Steelton: US Marshals PSP Harrisburg's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured In Steelton: US Marshals
Ricky Jermaine Anderson Arrested By US Marshals In Steelton A man featured in the Pennsylvania State Police Harrisburg's Top 5 Most Wanted Fugitive list in January  2024 has been captured by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, The US Marshals Service announced late on Feb. 21.  Ricky Jermaine Anderson, 44 of Steelton, was located by US Marshals with the assistance of the Steelton Police on Feb. 16, U.S. Marshal William Pugh detailed in Wednesday's release.  Anderson was found in the 100 block of Frank S. Brown Boulevard around 3 p.m. last Friday, Pugh explained.  He has been held in the Dauphin County Prison on $100,000 as set…
Found Skull Matched To PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says Found Skull Matched To PA Woman Missing 16+ Years, DA Says
Missing Heike Leich's DNA Matched To Skull, DA Explains A skull found in 2020 has been DNA matched to a woman who went missing in 2007, the Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo told Daily Voice on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  Heike Leich was 47 when she wandered away from the home she shared with her common-law husband, Jonathan Hawthorne, in the 7900 block of Fishing Creek Valley Road in West Hanover Township at 7:30 p.m. on August 8, 2007, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Hawthorne reported her missing, noting that she left behind her ID, purse, and medication — she had been diagnosed as bipolar and previously requ…
Suspended PA Judge Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting Man In Face: DA Suspended PA Judge Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting Man In Face: DA
Suspended PA Judge Charged With Attempted Murder For Shooting Man In Face: DA A suspended judge shot a man in the face while he was sleeping, blinding him in one eye, authorities alleged in a release on Thursday, Feb. 15.  Suspended Magisterial District Judge Sonya M. McKnight was arrested on attempted murder charges and related offenses on Feb. 15, the Cumberland County District Attorney Seán M. McCormack detailed in a release that evening.  McKnight is accused of shooting this man in his home on Saddle Ridge Drive, Susquehanna Township, Harrisburg on Saturday, Feb. 10, McCormack explained.  Regarding the man's medical status, McCormack said the foll…
NJ Native Shaquille O'Neal Meets Horde Of Cheerleaders During Hershey Visit NJ Native Shaquille O'Neal Meets Horde Of Cheerleaders During Hershey Visit
Shaquille O'Neal Meets Squads Of Cheerleaders In Hershey New Jersey native and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was spotted in Hershey’s Chocolate World by a large group of cheerleaders. Newark-born, Shaq, as he's popularly known, had just arrived at Hershey's around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 when cheerleading teams in town for the PIAA Competitive Spirit State Championship spotted the Basketball Hall-of-Famer.  The approximately 7-foot-tall athlete would stand out in a crowd.  Several of the teams shared photos they took with the founder of Big Chicken on Facebook.  Daily Voice reached out to some of the teams. Central Valley…
PA Resident Goes On 100+ MPH Chase, Wanted For Endangering Children: Affidavit PA Resident Goes On 100+ MPH Chase, Wanted For Endangering Children: Affidavit
Wanted Shyanna "Shy" Starr Ballard McNeil Caught In Chase A Philadelphia resident wanted in Montgomery County led police in Dauphin County on a high-speed chase, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice on Friday, Jan. 26. Shyanna "Shy" Starr Ballard McNeil, 24, originally of Philadelphia most recently of Steelton, was driving a red Dodge Caliber west on PA 283 when he (McNeil was born female but identifies as male according to the criminal complaint and his social media) was stopped by police near mile marker 1.4 in Swatara Township, according to the affidavit of probable cause.  At 9:12 a.m. on Jan. 24, Pennsylvania St…
Crash Shutters PA Turnpike At Dauphin/Lebanon County Line Crash Shutters PA Turnpike At Dauphin/Lebanon County Line
Crash Shutters PA Turnpike At Dauphin/Lebanon County Line A crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike/Interstate 76 caused delays across Dauphin and Lebanon counties on Thursday night. The crash closed eastbound lanes of I-76 between mile marker 247.6 to 266.8; Harrisburg East and Lebanon-Lancaster, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. It happened around 8 p.m. on Jan. 25, according to PennDOT.  The number of vehicles and people involved, and any injuries are all unknown, check back here for those updates.  Traffic was detoured for the Harrisburg East Interchange: Exit 247 to I-283 North 2.7 miles, US 322 East…
Florida Man Wanted For Murder Commits Suicide In PA Prison: Authorities Florida Man Wanted For Murder Commits Suicide In PA Prison: Authorities
Florida Man Wanted For Murder Commits Suicide In PA Prison: Authorities A 21-year-old man wanted on murder charges in Florida took his own life in a Pennsylvania prison, authorities announced on Wednesday. Isaiah Xavier Mesadieu formerly of Hollywood, FL most recently of Harrisburg and Middletown, PA, died of asphyxiation by hanging in the York County Prison and was pronounced dead at 4:47 p.m., Jan. 23, according to the county coroner's office. Mesadieu was first arrested in Pennsylvania for a summary offense of harassment in Dauphin County, on June 21, 2023, court records show.  After pleading guilty on July 5, he was released but was arrested agai…
Dad Dies In Pennsylvania Prison Dad Dies In Pennsylvania Prison
Michael Howard Butler II Dies In Prison A dad awaiting his preliminary hearing on newly-filed charges died in Dauphin County prison Thursday, Jan. 18, according to court records officials. Michael Howard Butler II had been in and out of prisons in four counties since 2009, according to his criminal record. Tragically, for those who loved him, this time in prison was his last.  A "medical emergency" was called in the A Block dayroom after Butler was "found unresponsive, lying on his back, in his bunk" at 9:38 p.m. on Wednesday. Staff began life-saving measures within a minute but they stopped at 10:22 p.m. and…
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Dauphin County Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Dauphin County
Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Dauphin County Officials are advising residents across southeastern and central Pennsylvania to take caution ahead of the snowstorm predicted for Friday, Jan. 19, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.  Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, and parts of lower Bucks and Montgomery counties are under a winter storm warning as of 5 p.m. Thursday. In Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and upper Bucks and Montgomery counties, a winter weather advisory is in place.  NWS's Mount Holly, New Jersey station says snow will begin to fall around 4 to 7 a.m. …
York Man Struck Dead In Harrisburg Allegedly Hit By Convict: Court Docs York Man Struck Dead In Harrisburg Allegedly Hit By Convict: Court Docs
Dylan Haines Charged In Connection With Jose Borrero's Death A Middletown man has been charged for fatally striking a York City resident at a Harrisburg intersection, court records obtained by Daily Voice detail.  Jose Borrero, 34, died at Penn State Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill on Friday, Dec. 9. He was identified by the Dauphin County Coroner's office.  On January 8, Dylan Matthew Haines, 31, was charged in connection with the fatal strike at South Cameron and Paxton streets just before 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 6, according to the police.  Borrero "had entered into the roadway, attempting to assist with a broken down vehicle…
Pennsylvania Fire Chief Dies Suddenly After 52 Years Of Service Pennsylvania Fire Chief Dies Suddenly After 52 Years Of Service
Obituary: Steelton Fire Chief Eugene Vances Dies Suddenly After 52 years as a volunteer firefighter — 26 as Steelton's Fire Chief  — a local hero has died.  Eugene "Gene" Vance III, 70, had a normal day before he was found dead from a stroke at his home on Thursday, Jan. 4, Dauphin County Officials explained.  Gene was a class of 1972 graduate of Steelton-Highspire High School. He quickly started his career as a firefighter at the age of 18 by joining the Steelton Fire Department formerly known as Baldwin Hose Company #4, the company and friends explained in dozens of social media posts.  With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of St…
Attempted Murder Suspect Caught, Pennsylvania State Police Say Attempted Murder Suspect Caught, Pennsylvania State Police Say
Attempted Murder Suspect Umar Presbery Captured: Police A man accused of attempted murder in Delaware County, allegedly stole a car while fleeing — ditching it in Lehigh County — then he supposedly stole another vehicle in Berks County, has been captured in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Jan. 3.  Umar Kimel Presbery, 29 of no known address, was found in a stolen white 2001 Subaru in Harrisburg around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, state troopers explained.  He is accused the stealing the vehicle from Greenwich Township around 5:30 a.m, PSP stated in a previous release.  This was a vehicle…