Police log

April 07, 1998

Reward offered for missing deer

CONCORD, Pa. - A Fannett Township man is offering $500 for the return of a deer stolen from a backyard pen on Friday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The 3-year-old male deer, which has no antlers, was taken between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. from the home of Ralph E. Nye, 38, of 24042 Back Road, the report said. Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 1-717-264-5161.

Callers can remain anonymous and be eligible to collect the reward, the report said.

Rifles, swords taken from Pa. Army store

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said two rifles and Ninja and samurai swords were reported stolen Sunday in a burglary at Roman's Army Store, 4369 Sunset Pike.


The rifles were a vintage .303-caliber British Enfield infantry rifle and a 7.62-millimeter MAC-90, according to Manager Randy Roman. He said the MAC-90 is a version of the AK-47 assault rifle. Also taken were two sais, which he described a martial arts defensive weapons resembling trident spears.

Police said the store was entered through a rear door after a glass windowpane was removed. The burglary took place between 6 and 11:15 p.m. and the value of the stolen weapons was about $780, police said.

Man charged with theft, trespassing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police charged a borough man with retail theft, defiant trespass and disorderly conduct after an incident at Ames Department Store, 84 W. Liberty St.

Charged in the 11:52 a.m. incident was Reginald M. Harris, 40, of Chambersburg, according to the report.

Police went to the store after receiving a report that a man had been caught stealing watches. When police arrived, the report said the man, who had previously been banned from the store, ran through the store yelling and swearing before being taken into custody.

Pa. woman charged with assault

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg, Pa., woman was charged by borough police with aggravated assault and other offenses as a result of a fight on March 31 at the Cabbage Patch, 460 Grant St., in Chambersburg.

Police were called to the bar at 11:34 p.m. for a report of a fight between two women. The report said Aleta Taylor, 32, of Shippensburg, was charged with aggravated and simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Another woman, Lorena Johnson, 36, of Chambersburg, was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said she suffered multiple facial injuries when a broken bottle was raked across her face.

Man hurt, charged in 1-car accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa.,-area man was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital Sunday morning for injuries he suffered in a one-vehicle accident on West Loudon Street.

According to borough police, Bradley B. Valentine, 28, had a partially amputated finger and a severe head cut in the 3:25 a.m. accident. He was a passenger in a car driven by Wendy Marie Mackey, 29, of Chambersburg.

A hospital spokeswoman said Valentine was admitted for treatment and observation and later released.

Police said Mackey was driving a 1996 Ford Escort that struck a bridge abutment. The car flipped over and slid across the bridge, police said.

The report said Mackey was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle while driving under the influence, driving under the influence and careless driving.

Fla. man charged with being fugitive

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Florida man was charged with being a fugitive from justice after he was caught on the roof of a building Friday evening.

The report said Gregory A. Williamson, age unavailable, of Bartow, Fla., was wanted in Florida on kidnapping and assault charges.

According to police, they went to 240 E. King St. shortly after 7 p.m. to investigate a harassment complaint. While there, they discovered Williamson was wanted on the Florida warrants.

The report said a short chase on foot ensued before the man was caught on top of the building on the first block of North Main Street.

Woman charged with felony theft

Felony theft charges have been filed in Washington County District Court against a Hagerstown woman by her estranged husband.

A trial for Ressie L. Malengo-Harris, 37, of 11516 Twin Bridge Court, has been scheduled for 1 p.m. April 23.

According to the charging document filed by Bryan E. Harris, the thefts occurred between March 3 and 5 when Ressie Harris arrived to remove her property from the 434 Virginia Ave. home the couple had shared.

According to Bryan Harris, items were removed from the home that belonged to him long before the couple married 18 months earlier.

The items included a $1,500 custom-made pool cue with ivory case, a $150 drawing/drafting table and a set of $2,500 custom-made cherry bookcases, court records said.

Two cited in W.Va. accident

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., woman and a Martinsburg man were cited for traffic violations Monday after the cars they were driving collided in front of Hedgesville High School.

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