Home Invasion Arrest

On Thursday, Feb 23rd, 2017 @ 03:30am, the Derry Township Police Dept received a report
of an active home invasion at a residence located on Trinidad Avenue, Hershey. Arriving
police units encountered an adult female reporting that she awoke to an unknown male
subject standing over her inside her bedroom. The residence contained no other occupants
at the time of this incident. The male attempted to cover the victim’s mouth and a
subsequent physical struggle ensued inside the residence before the male eventually fled
on foot to a nearby alley as reported by the victim and a neighbor who was alerted to the
sounds of the struggle. The female was transported to the Penn State Hershey Medical
Center for treatment of minor injuries.
At approximately 8:00am, investigators identified a potential suspect based upon physical
evidence and witness statements collected from the scene. Hershey resident DENNIS
DIVITTORE, age 56, was subsequently apprehended and charged with Burglary, Simple
Assault, Unlawful Restraint, Possessing Instruments of a Crime and Criminal Mischief.
DIVITTORE was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Dominic Pelino and remanded to
Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail.
No information was presented during the course of this investigation to suggest that
DIVITTORE was known by the victim.

Traffic Notice – SR743 / Park Ave.

Beginning Monday, Feb 6th, 2017, State Route 743 (Park Avenue near the Hershey Zoo) between Park Blvd and Trinidad Ave will be closed to all traffic due to bridge repair. Anticipated opening will be at the end of March (exact date has yet to be determined).

Motorists traveling between Hersheypark Dr and Chocolate Ave (SR422) should utilize either Mansion Rd or Park Blvd as detour routes.