Middlesex Police arrested John Douglas Chestnut, age 52, of Doubling Gap Road Newville after a reported altercation at the Donut Connection on the Harrisburg Pike. Police report that they received a call for an assault at the business and upon arriving and speaking with a victim and witness, were advised that both entered the business to use the restroom. Chestnut refused to allow them to use the restroom and a verbal altercation ensued. Chestnut is reported to have grabbed the victim by both arms, pushed her down on the floor, grabbed her cellphone and threw it. Victim and witness fled the building with Chestnut pulling the door shut, catching the victim’s heel and causing bodily injury. Chestnut was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the booking center where he was charged with Simple Assault and Harassment.
Middlesex Police have charged a Mechanicsburg man with DUI and Careless Driving after an auto accident. Police report that Raymond Clarence Smith, JR, age 73, of Old Stonehouse Road Carlisle failed to negotiate a turn on Hollowbrook Drive at 6:33pm and left the roadway, striking a tree on private property. Smith was transported to Carlisle Regional Med Center by EMS where police obtained a voluntary blood draw to determine blood alcohol content. Charges of DUI and Careless Driving were filed against Smith at DJ Fegley’s office.
Middlesex Police arrested Wayne Chronister, Age 53, with no known address at 0028 hrs after he was observed following another vehicle too closely on the Harrisburg Pike. Upon stopping Chronister, Police detected an odor of alcohol, slurred speech and bloodshot glassy eyes. Chronister was taken into custody on charges of DUI and transported the booking center for processing.
Middlesex Police arrested Henry E. Brownawell, age 56, of Fickes Rd in Newville, Pa twice within an hour. At 4:58 pm he was observed driving at a high rate of speed and swerving all over the lanes of the Harrisburg Pike. Upon stopping Brownawell, police observed several signs of intoxication and Brownawell stated to police numerous times that he was drunk. He was arrested and charged with DUI and transported to the booking center processing. At 8:04pm Brownawell was observed stumbling along the shoulder in the 1100 block of the Harrisburg Pk. Brownawell was taken into custody a second time and charged with Public Drunkeness and returned to the booking center.