For the last six months in 2018, there were 46 OVI arrests in the city, according to police records. Of those, Schwarber and McDonald led the department with eight OVI arrests each.
Maj. David Birk praised the work of the officers because “keeping the roads safe for our community is a top priority for this department.”
Schwarber, a Middletown native, was hired by the Middletown Police Department as a reserve officer in July 2013. She was hired as a full-time officer in May 2017. She was recently selected as a police K9 handler. For the next 12 weeks, she’s training Maverick, a 1-year-old Malinois, according to the department.
McDonald started with the Middletown Police Department on August 2005 as a correction officer in the jail. While working as a C.O., he attended the police academy and was hired as a police officer on November 2009.
He recently was assigned to detective section as a general assignment detective.