Harrisburg Woman and Beaver Springs Man Arrested in Retail Theft Scheme

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Arrested:

Krista L. Margarite, 35
4200 block of Sussex Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Charges:
Retail Theft
Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft
Theft by Unlawful Taking

Martin J. Lynn, 42
2200 block of Snyder Avenue
Beaver Springs, PA 17812

Charge:
Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft

On June 23, 2019 at 5:30PM, Upper Allen Police received a report of a retail theft at the Giant Food Store. Numerous cans of baby formula were stolen and the actors fled the parking lot in a vehicle prior to Police arrival.

During the investigation, Lynn and Margarite were identified as suspects in the case. It was also learned that they committed similar retail thefts of baby formula at other grocery stores throughout Cumberland County.

Both Lynn and Margarite were eventually located, arrested and charged with the above offenses for all the incidents in Cumberland County. Police also learned that the baby formula was traded for cash by Lynn and Margarite and both used the proceeds to support their drug addictions.

On July 15, 2019, Lynn and Margarite waived their right to a preliminary hearing.

Mechanicsburg Man Arrested for Assaulting an Infant

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Arrested:
Jeremiah Detwiler, 23
No fixed address

Charges:
Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Assault on a Child
Endangering Welfare of Children
Simple Assault
Recklessly Endangering Another Person

On Saturday, July 13, 2019 Upper Allen Police began investigating the report of an injured infant child. The child was found to have sustained numerous serious injuries consistent with repeated abuse. An investigation determined that Jeremiah Detwiler, the defendant, caused the injuries. On Sunday, July 14, 2019 Detwiler was arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and arraignment.

Upper Allen Police Participate in Americhoice Family Fun Extravaganza

On Saturday, July 13, 2019 the Upper Allen Police were invited to attend the Americhoice Family Fun Extravaganza. The Upper Allen Police were excited for the opportunity to offer Child ID services at the event, which had a great a turnout. If you missed your opportunity to obtain a Child ID at this event, our department will be offering the service at the upcoming Zimmerman’s Automotive Car Show on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

York Woman Arrested for Drug Offenses

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Arrested:
Tanysha Cruz Ortiz, 21
2000 block of Teslin Road
York, PA 17404

Charges:
Possession of marijuana
Possession of drug paraphernalia

On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at approximately 3:50 AM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Garden Drive for an unrelated incident. While on scene, officers found Cruz Ortiz parked in her vehicle with anther person and a young child. An investigation revealed that Cruz Ortiz was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Cruz Ortiz was arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

Upper Allen Man Arrested for Domestic Violence Charges

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Arrested:
David E. Depaoli, 43
1700 block of English Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Charges:
Simple Assault
Harassment

On Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:21 PM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of English Drive. It was determined that Depaoli threw coffee on the victim, hit the victim on the head with a saucepan, and then held a knife to the victim. Depaoli was arrested at the scene and transported to the Cumberland County Prison for processing and arraignment. A preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.