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Police log 11/2

November 02, 2000

Police log 11/2



Motorists pump gas but don't pay


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have received reports recently of people filling up their gas tanks and leaving without paying.

A manager at the Mobile Station at 10835 John Wayne Road in Greencastle told state police Friday that a full-size gray pickup truck pumped $60 worth of gas into his truck and left around 9:15 p.m. without paying, police said.

In another incident Tuesday, the manager at CresMart at 8256 Olde Scotland Road in South Hampton Township, Pa., told police someone pumped $31 into a red Ford truck and left without paying at 8:30 p.m.

Anyone with information on these thefts can call Pennsylvania State Police at the Chambersburg Barrack at 1-717-264-5161.

Guns stolen from Franklin Co. homes


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - At least seven guns have been stolen from homes in Greencastle and Mercersburg, Pa., this month, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

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Susan Blubaugh, of Ruritan Drive in Greencastle, told police on Oct. 25 someone removed five guns from her home.

On Tuesday, Timothy Scott, of McDowell Road in Greencastle, reported that a .22-caliber rifle was stolen from his residence.

In another incident, Amy Clipp told police someone entered her home on Blairs Valley Road in Mercersburg through an unlocked window and removed a 20-gauge single-shot shotgun between Oct. 25 and Saturday.

Man pays for work, job not completed


STATE LINE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for information on a man who convinced a senior citizen to pay him to pave his driveway but never completed the job.

Robert Lovell, 75, paid an undisclosed amount to a man to pave his driveway Oct. 23, police said.

The man said he would return to do the job, but he never showed up, police said.

100-pound statue of elephant stolen


MONT ALTO, Pa. - A 100-pound elephant statue was stolen from a Mont Alto woman's yard this week, Pennsylvania State Police reported.

Julie M. Powell, 6 Locust St., told police someone removed a 100-pound, gray concrete elephant from her front lawn between 9 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Greencastle man charged after wreck


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Greencastle man with driving under the influence following a two-car accident Tuesday, police reported.

Thomas Maunuel, 39, allegedly pulled his 2000 Ford Mustang from Citicorp Drive into the path of Kenneth Eshleman's 1986 Oldsmobile, which headed west on Pa. 163 at 5:23 p.m., according to police.

Maunuel was charged with driving under the influence, according to police.

Neither driver was injured, police said.

School bus driver pulls over for fight


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police were investigating a Tuesday morning fight aboard a school bus.

According to a police report, a school bus driver had to pull over at 8 a.m. to break up a fight between two male juveniles on the bus.

The driver had to stop the 17-year-old from continuing to punch the 12-year-old in the face, police said.

Police interviewed the juveniles later that morning and said the 12-year-old's face was red and swollen.

Police were unable to provide additional information about the location of the incident or what school the students attend.

Rented Ford Escort is reported missing


A rented 1999 Ford Escort, valued at $18,000, was never returned after the lessee loaned it to a cousin Sunday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The green, four-door vehicle, owned by Enterprise Leasing, has Maryland tags GNZ 169 and was last seen on Jonathan Street, police said.

The car was reported missing at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Soda machine vandalized in lot


A Pepsi machine belonging to a Williamsport distributing company was vandalized in the parking lot of a convenience store in Needmore, Pa., early Sunday, according to Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg, Pa.

The machine was pulled away from a wall and pushed over into a parking lot at Gene-O's store, police said.

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