As reported by Harrisburg Bureau of Police – Harrisburg Police Officers have obtained a warrant for Karelle Middleton for the charge of Possession of Firearm Prohibited.

On Sunday, July 22, 2018, at approximately 6:49 p.m., in the 500 block of Wiconisco Street, Harrisburg Police Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a silver Dodge Caravan whose registration was an expired plate.   The vehicle immediately pulled over in the 2600 block of Jefferson Street and a black male exited the driver’s seat and began running south.  The male, who was identified as Karelle Middleton, threw a multi-colored jacket as he fled from police.  Middleton continued to the 600 block of Geary Street, where Officers lost sight of him.

Harrisburg Police Officers recovered the jacket, which had a loaded Smith and Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol in it. The firearm had an obliterated serial number.

When Karelle Middleton fled he left three small children in the vehicle: a 3-year-old, a 5-year-old, and an 8-year-old.  None of the children were properly restrained in car seats or with seatbelts.  Middleton is also being charged with Driving while Operating Privilege Suspended/Revoked, Endangering Welfare of Children, Possession of Firearm w/Altered Serial Number, Flight to Avoid Apprehension, Carry Firearm W/O a License, Restraint Systems, Suspension Registration.

If you have information relevant to the whereabouts of Karelle Middleton, please call the Harrisburg Bureau of Police at (717) 558-6900 or submit a tip through CrimeWatch.

Docket No.:


Date Issued:

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Warrant Type:



Person not to Possess Firearm


Harrisburg Bureau of Police

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