Identity theft, sexual assault, drug possession defendants head to court

A Harrisburg woman charged with impersonating another individual to get a job will be heading to trial after waiving the charges to higher court on Monday.

Toccara Marie Crenshaw, 30, was charged Sept. 9 with felony identity theft, theft by unlawful taking and misdemeanor forgery after an incident at the Golden Living Center, 46 Erford Road, East Pennsboro Township.

East Pennsboro Township Police began investigating after receiving a report from The Golden Living Center of a possible identity theft on Sept. 3. Police said it was reported that an employee, Crenshaw, was working at the facility under another individual’s name.

It was found that Crenshaw was using an assumed identity, even though she had a Social Security card, driver’s license and certified nursing assistance license in the other name.

The officer’s investigation revealed that Crenshaw unlawfully used the identity of another person to secure and maintain the job, police said.

She was fired from the position and arrested.

She was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Richard Dougherty and held in Cumberland County Prison on $5,000 cash bail.

The charges were waived to Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas during a preliminary hearing before Dougherty on Monday.

Bail was reduced to $5,000 unsecured and she was released.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 18.

In other preliminary matters:

• A Mechanicsburg man charged with sexually propositioning a 15-year-old girl will head to trial after the charges were bound over Monday.

William F. Holmes, 42, was charged with felony criminal solicitation to statutory sexual assault, misdemeanor indecent exposure and corruption of minors after an incident reported in July.

Upper Allen Township Police reported that on July 30, a 15-year-old girl reported that Holmes solicited her to have sexual intercourse on one occasion between February and July.

Police said the girl reported walking by a bedroom where Holmes was seen inappropriately touching himself and watching pornographic movies.

He then propositioned the girl, police said.

Police interviewed Holmes on Aug. 26, when he admitted displaying the pornographic video and asking the girl about her sexual experience.

He was arrested and arraigned Sept. 18 before Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin and held in Cumberland County prison on $60,000 cash bail.

The charges were bound over to Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas during a preliminary hearing before Martin.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 18.

• A Shippensburg man charged with inappropriately touching another person will be heading to trial after the charges were held over to higher court on Monday.

Justin D. Bryant, 40, was charged Sept. 2 with misdemeanor indecent assault after an incident at the Best Western Hotel, 125 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg Township, at 2 p.m. Aug. 19.

State Police at Carlisle said two woman reported that Bryant had made sexual comments to them.

Bryant was identified as a maintenance worker at the hotel.

One victim reported that at 9 a.m. that day Bryant had entered a hotel room which she was inside, closed and locked the door and approached her, grabbing her.

He then pushed her onto a bed and grabbed her again, making sexual statements.

Bryant then left the room after being denied by the victim.

The charge was waived to Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas during a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge H. Anthony Adams on Monday.

Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 18.

• A Mechanicsburg man charged with drug possession after being found in a park late at night will be heading to higher court after the charges were bound over on Monday.

Anthony A. Rodriguez, 22, was charged with felony possession with intent to deliver, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident on Sept. 3.

Mechanicsburg Police on patrol encountered two vehicles at 1:39 a.m. in Memorial Park, 2 Memorial Park Drive, police said. The vehicles were parked behind the pool building and could not be seen from the street.

Three people were found inside one vehicle and Rodriguez was standing outside the vehicles, police said.

The affidavit of probable cause states that Rodriguez told the officer that they were homeless and had planned to stay in the park that night.

Police said he appeared to be nervous and fidgety and could not stand still, constantly moving from one foot to the other.

While speaking with the other people, police said several small blue wax paper envelopes were found on the ground next to the driver’s side door and just under the vehicle.

Police said those envelopes are consistent with packaged heroin.

Police said three of the four occupants including Rodriguez had track marks on their arms consistent with heroin use.

During a search of one of the vehicles, two bundles of heroin with eight bags of heroin each, a pill bottle containing marijuana, a homemade foil smoking pipe with burnt residue, two syringes, a metal spoon, four packaged razor blades, one razor blade pocket knife, eight empty heroin bags and a cotton swab with some cotton removed were found, police said.

Rodriguez told police that all the items belonged to him.

He was charged on Sept. 9 and arraigned on Sept. 18 before Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin, with bail set at $8,000 unsecured.

The charges were bound over to Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas during a preliminary hearing before Martin on Monday.

A formal arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 18.

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