Middlesex Twp Police arrested a Gettysburg man and 17 yr old female juvenile on May 12th in regards to a retail theft which occurred on May 10th. Police report that on May 10th, they received a call from the manager of the Sheetz Store located at 1099 Harrisburg Pike in regards to a retail theft which occurred around 2100 hrs where a male and female had entered the store, loaded up their arms with random items and left the store without paying. Police viewed the security video from the store and obtained pictures of the subjects. On May 12th police were patrolling the area when they observed the subjects from the retail theft in the area of the Pike Motel 1121 Harrisburg Pike. Police stopped the two subjects where they stated that they had stolen the items because they were hungry. Bradley D. Tauscher, DOB: 5-24-96 of N. 5th street in Gettysburg and the female juvenile were taken into custody and a subsequent search of the female juvenile’s purse found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. Tauscher was charged with Retail Theft and the female juvenile was released to her mother with charges of Retail Theft, Possession of Heroin and Possession of drug paraphernalia being filed with Cumberland County Juvenile Probation.
Middlesex Twp Police arrested a Carlisle area man on May 11, 2016 after an investigation into damage to a church. Police reported that on April 26, 2016, they received a complaint about someone pasting large posters on the outside of the Reformed Mennonite Church on N. Middlesex Road. On May 9, 2016 police received another call where a male was pasting posters on the side of the church and upon their arrival found Robert BEAR, DOB: 2-16-29, of Potato Road in Carlisle pasting his posters on the outside of the church and on the sidewalk leading to the church’s front door. Upon review by the District Attorney’s office a warrant was obtained charging BEAR with two felony counts of Institutional Vandalism, two misdemeanor counts of Institutional Vandalism and two summary counts of Disorderly Conduct. BEAR was picked up on the arrest warrant and arraigned before DJ Paul Fegley where he was remanded to Cumberland County Prison in lieu of $250,000.00 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 17th at DJ Fegley’s office.
Middlesex Twp Police are warning residents of the return of the “IRS Phone Scam”. Police report that they have received numerous complaints from residents reporting that they have been contacted on the phone by the IRS about paying back taxes or being arrested. Police are advising that this is a scam and not to give out any personal info or bank info to these callers. THE IRS WILL NOT CALL YOU ON THE PHONE TO TRY TO COLLECT BACK TAXES.
Middlesex Township Police arrested a township man on May 4, 2016 for drug charges after a traffic stop. Police report that an officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle driving northbound on Bernheisel Bridge Rd with a rear lighting violation. Police stopped the vehicle and found that Cody Michael Rittle, age 19 of Buckeye Lane was the driver. Police detected the odor of marijuana in Rittle’s car and a probable cause search was conducted where police located packaged marijuana and a large sum of cash on Rittle’s person. Rittle was taken into custody and transported to Cumberland County Prison where it was discovered that he had hidden additional illegal drugs on her body. A strip search was conducted by prison staff where marijuana, cocaine and heroin were discovered. A struggle ensured with prison staff as Rittle attempted to consume all the narcotics which were found on him. Rittle was charged with Possessing Contraband in a Corrections Facility, Possession of Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Evidence. He was remanded to Cumberland County Prison.