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NEWS POST: LAMARR WASHINGTON CONVICTED OF RAPE
05/26/2021
NEWS POST: LAMARR WASHINGTON CONVICTED OF RAPE

NEWS POST: LAMARR WASHINGTON CONVICTED OF RAPE

On May 24, 2021, after a week-long trial, a Dauphin County jury found 31-year-old Lamarr Washington guilty of a 2014 rape in the City of Harrisburg. On June 16, 2014, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police responded to a residence in the 2100 block of

NEWS POST: JURY CONVICTS Ifill OF THREE RAPES
04/08/2021
NEWS POST: JURY CONVICTS Ifill OF THREE RAPES

NEWS POST: JURY CONVICTS Ifill OF THREE RAPES

On April 7, 2021, a Dauphin County jury convicted Sage Ifill, age 28, of raping three women in 2016 and 2017, following a 3-day trial. On October 16, 2016, the defendant raped a woman during a late night gathering at a home on Hummel Street in...

NEWS POST: ORLANDO PENELVES DUARTE PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER
04/02/2021
NEWS POST: ORLANDO PENELVES DUARTE PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER

NEWS POST: ORLANDO PENELVES DUARTE PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER

Today, Orlando P. Duarte waived his right to formal arraignment and pleaded guilty to murder of the first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a firearm during a declared state of emergency, and corruption of minors....

NEWS POST: JURY CONVICTS MORLON WINSTON OF RAPE
03/12/2021
NEWS POST: JURY CONVICTS MORLON WINSTON OF RAPE

NEWS POST: JURY CONVICTS MORLON WINSTON OF RAPE

On March 11, 2021, a Dauphin County jury convicted Morlon Winston of rape by forcible compulsion, sexual assault, and strangulation. The charges arose from an incident on October 10, 2018, at the defendant’s home in Lower Paxton Township.

NEWS POST: INVESTIGATION INTO TRAGIC ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF 12-YEAR-OLD BOY CONCLUDED
02/26/2021
NEWS POST: INVESTIGATION INTO TRAGIC ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF 12-YEAR-OLD BOY CONCLUDED

NEWS POST: INVESTIGATION INTO TRAGIC ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF 12-YEAR-OLD BOY CONCLUDED

The Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office and the Swatara Township Police Department have concluded their investigation into the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in his home in Swatara Township. The death resulted from an accidental...

NEWS POST: Bail revoked and bench warrant issued for Shymar McBride for child rape
02/18/2021
NEWS POST: Bail revoked and bench warrant issued for Shymar McBride for child rape

NEWS POST: Bail revoked and bench warrant issued for Shymar McBride for child rape

The day after a magisterial district judge released Shymar McBride, age 42, on unsecured bail for rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse against a child, the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas issued a bench warrant for...

NEWS POST: ANDREW PARK RECEIVES 10 TO 20 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BURGLARY
11/30/2020
NEWS POST: ANDREW PARK RECEIVES 10 TO 20 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BURGLARY

NEWS POST: ANDREW PARK RECEIVES 10 TO 20 YEARS FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BURGLARY

Today, Andrew Changhan Park, age 49, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, burglary, simple assault, and terroristic threats. Judge Richard A. Lewis immediately imposed a sentence of 10 to 20 years of imprisonment in a state

NEWS POST: Richard Soto Re-Convicted of Rape of a Child and Other Sex Offenses
11/06/2020
NEWS POST: Richard Soto Re-Convicted of Rape of a Child and Other Sex Offenses

NEWS POST: Richard Soto Re-Convicted of Rape of a Child and Other Sex Offenses

After three days of trial, a Dauphin County jury re-convicted Richard Soto, 39, of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a

NEWS POST: Beware of Jury Duty Scam
10/19/2020
NEWS POST: Beware of Jury Duty Scam

NEWS POST: Beware of Jury Duty Scam

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo and Dauphin County Sheriff Nicholas Chimienti, Jr., warn about the renewed use of an old scam. Scammers use spoofed telephone numbers made to appear to originate from the Dauphin County Sheriff.

NEWS POST: KELVIN McLEAN CONVICTED OF SEX OFFENSES
10/08/2020
NEWS POST: KELVIN McLEAN CONVICTED OF SEX OFFENSES

NEWS POST: KELVIN McLEAN CONVICTED OF SEX OFFENSES

After a two-day trial, a Dauphin County jury convicted Kelvin Mclean, 49, of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of minors.

NEWS POST: Orlando Penelves Duarte charged with criminal homicide of 16-year-old boy
08/31/2020
NEWS POST: Orlando Penelves Duarte charged with criminal homicide of 16-year-old boy

NEWS POST: Orlando Penelves Duarte charged with criminal homicide of 16-year-old boy

On August 29, 2020, Detective Nina Maus of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police charged Orlando Penelves Duarte, AKA Orlando Penalver, with criminal homicide and possession of a firearm by a former felon. That same day, police responded to North...

NEWS POST: Daniel Lee Shank convicted of patronizing a prostitute
08/15/2020
NEWS POST: Daniel Lee Shank convicted of patronizing a prostitute

NEWS POST: Daniel Lee Shank convicted of patronizing a prostitute

On August 3, 2020, Daniel Lee Shank, 58. of Gardners, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to one count of patronizing prostitutes, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5902(e)(1), before Magisterial District Judge Michael J. Smith.

NEWS POST: Barry R. Graybill pleads guilty to prostitution offense
08/15/2020
NEWS POST: Barry R. Graybill pleads guilty to prostitution offense

NEWS POST: Barry R. Graybill pleads guilty to prostitution offense

On July 29, 2020, Barry R. Graybill, 64, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to one count of patronizing prostitutes, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5902(e)(1), before Magisterial District Judge Michael Smith.

NEWS POST: Jury convicts Highspire Man of Rape and Related Offenses
08/14/2020
NEWS POST: Jury convicts Highspire Man of Rape and Related Offenses

NEWS POST: Jury convicts Highspire Man of Rape and Related Offenses

On August 13, 2020, following a three day trial and two hours of deliberation, a Dauphin County Jury convicted Murvin Hassel of rape, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, and nine other related offenses.

NEWS POST: 2020 District Attorney Awards Ceremony
08/13/2020
NEWS POST: 2020 District Attorney Awards Ceremony

NEWS POST: 2020 District Attorney Awards Ceremony

On August 12, 2020, Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo, after consultation with the Dauphin County Chiefs of Police, conferred the following awards. Deputy Director of Public Safety Andrew J.

Walnut St. Bridge
07/22/2020

Walnut St. Bridge

Miscellaneous Photographs
07/22/2020

Miscellaneous Photographs

NEWS POST: OPERATION HILL FIRE RESULTS IN NUMEROUS ARRESTS IN SOPHISTICATED DRUG
04/30/2020
NEWS POST: OPERATION HILL FIRE RESULTS IN NUMEROUS ARRESTS IN SOPHISTICATED DRUG

NEWS POST: OPERATION HILL FIRE RESULTS IN NUMEROUS ARRESTS IN SOPHISTICATED DRUG

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania State Police filed criminal complaints and obtained arrests warrants for 23 people as part of “Operation Hill Fire.” This was the result of an exhaustive yearlong drug trafficking investigation. Since April...

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