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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...

NEWS POST: Richard Schmittel held in Shooting Case
03/31/2020
NEWS POST: Richard Schmittel held in Shooting Case

NEWS POST: Richard Schmittel held in Shooting Case

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Magisterial District Judge Paul Zozos held several felony charges against Richard Schmittel for court after a preliminary hearing. Harrisburg Police charged Schmittel with attempted murder

NEWS POST: BAIL SCAM WARNING FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
01/28/2020
NEWS POST: BAIL SCAM WARNING FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

NEWS POST: BAIL SCAM WARNING FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo issued an alert about a bail scam targeting area residents. This scam is similar to one recently used in which call recipients were told that they owed a fine for missing jury duty. The bail calls

NEWS POST: JURY DUTY SCAM WARNING FROM DAUPHIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
01/22/2020
NEWS POST: JURY DUTY SCAM WARNING FROM DAUPHIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

NEWS POST: JURY DUTY SCAM WARNING FROM DAUPHIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo issued an alert about a jury duty scam targeting residents by telephone. There has been a recent resurgence in the use of this scam that has been practiced repeatedly in the past. There are...

NEWS POST: GARY MATEER, JR. CONVICTED AND SENTENCED FOR INDECENT ASSAULT OF A CHILD
12/27/2019
NEWS POST: GARY MATEER, JR. CONVICTED AND SENTENCED FOR INDECENT ASSAULT OF A CHILD

NEWS POST: GARY MATEER, JR. CONVICTED AND SENTENCED FOR INDECENT ASSAULT OF A CHILD

Earlier this month, Judge Scott Arthur Evans sentenced Gary Mateer, Jr. to 7 years of probation, with sex offender conditions, on charges of corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, and indecent assault of a person under 13 years of...

NEWS POST: Dauphin man sentenced up to 36 years in prison for 2015 rape
12/13/2019
NEWS POST: Dauphin man sentenced up to 36 years in prison for 2015 rape

NEWS POST: Dauphin man sentenced up to 36 years in prison for 2015 rape

December 12, 2019- Commonwealth v. Eliseo Navedo: Eliseo Navedo, 60 formerly of Dauphin, PA, was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in state prison by President Judge Richard A. Lewis for a rape he committed in 2015. During the sentencing hearing,

NEWS POST: Guilty-Child predator convicted of molesting children over 25 year period
12/11/2019
NEWS POST: Guilty-Child predator convicted of molesting children over 25 year period

NEWS POST: Guilty-Child predator convicted of molesting children over 25 year period

December 11, 2019- Commonwealth v. Keith Hoffa: Dauphin County Judge Deborah Curcillo today found Keith Hoffa, guilty of multitude counts of sexual molestation of minors. During the emotional three day trial, victim after victim took the stand...

NEWS POST: JOHN CURTIS ANDERSON, JR. CHARGED IN HOMICIDE OF NINE MONTH OLD SON
11/26/2019
NEWS POST: JOHN CURTIS ANDERSON, JR. CHARGED IN HOMICIDE OF NINE MONTH OLD SON

NEWS POST: JOHN CURTIS ANDERSON, JR. CHARGED IN HOMICIDE OF NINE MONTH OLD SON

The Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office and the Harrisburg Bureau of Police have charged John Curtis Anderson, Jr., with criminal homicide and endangering the welfare of a child. These charges relate to the June 12, 2019 death of the

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