Officers Arrest Wanted Fugitive

Lower Southampton authorities arrested a woman wanted out of Central Pennsylvania on Monday, according to a police report.

A 47-year-old woman wanted for a parole violation out of Central Pennsylvania was arrested at the Croftwood Apartment complex Monday afternoon.

Jessica Yoder, 43, no fixed address, was arrested Monday afternoon after police received information from Lower Paxton, Dauphin County police and the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Warrant Unit.

Police in Lower Paxton were informed that the suspect was picked up by a female Croftwood Apartment complex resident in Pottstown, Montgomery County day prior, Lower Southampton police reported.

Township police went to the apartment complex and spoke with staff. The staff reported seeing an unknown man and woman inside the unit rented by the female who an informant told investigators transported Yoder from Montgomery County. A photo of the suspect was shown to the staff and they identified the Yoder as being in the apartment, police said.

All on-duty officers executed the arrest warrant without incident and took the 43-year-old into custody, according to police.

The woman who rented the apartment told officers she was not aware Yoder was wanted.

Lower Paxton police transported Yoder back to Dauphin County on Monday evening.

The 43-year-old has a history of drug abuse and a minimum of 15 retail theft convictions, police said. Court documents show her most recent retail theft charge is from late 2012.


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