Police: Hopewell Twp. man an uninvited guest


Sean Patrick Haller

A Hopewell Township man reportedly keeps showing up uninvited when he drinks, police say.

Sean Patrick Haller, 39, told police he just wanted to go to lunch with his son and play video games when he went looking for him at his estranged wife's home in Stewartstown on Aug. 15.

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About a month later, he was banging on the doors and windows of another woman's apartment with two 12-packs of beer, according to police.

First time: Southern Regional Police Sgt. Daniel L. Teague responded to the first incident.

Haller walked out from behind the shed of Stacey Haller's fenced-in backyard when her son was letting his dog out, according to court documents.

Sean Haller, who is the boy's father, walked in the back door and, when asked to leave, he told his son he wanted to play a video game.

"(The son) told Sean Haller several times that he was to leave," documents state, "but he didn't, stating that he was the law." 

The son called his mother, who also told her daughter that Haller was in the house.

Haller, who is not the girl's father, tried multiple times to get into her bedroom and tried to invite her and his son to lunch, but they refused and told him to leave, documents state.

When police arrived about noon, Haller claimed he had been invited by his son and no one told him to leave.


Teague smelled alcohol on his breath, and Haller admitted to having six or seven beers and two glasses of wine before coming over, as well as making a mixed drink while he was there. 

Stacey Haller told police it wasn't the first time Haller had behaved this way, and after speaking with the children, police decided to charge him with criminal trespass and public drunkenness, according to documents.

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Second time: On Sept. 12, Haller allegedly was back at it again.

This time, he was charged with loitering and prowling at nighttime, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, documents state.

Police say Haller harassed the residents of a Stewartstown apartment by coming in uninvited about 9 p.m. with two 12-packs of beer. 

One of the residents, Carrie Harding, described Haller as "extremely intoxicated" and said he fell into a table near her couch, breaking a glass plant holder and a glass lamp, according to charging documents.

Falon Mason witnessed Haller enter the building from the back earlier in the day when the owner was not home, according to documents. 

Mason said Haller seemed intoxicated and had been trying to scare kids by the playground while wearing a mask, documents state.

She called police when Haller started kicking the door and trying to come in through the window, according to documents, while resident and homeowner Catherine Riston yelled out the window for him to leave. 

When Southern Regional Police Officer Derek M. Smith arrived, Haller was taken into custody after refusing to leave the apartment when warned by officers that he must leave because young children were present, police said.

At central booking, Haller was searched and found to have three Xanax pills on him, police said. He was charged with having the pills without a prescription.

He was unable to post bail and is currently in York County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing before District Judge Laura Manifold on Sept. 27.