Police log for Nov. 20

November 20, 2000

Police log for Nov. 20

Batteries removed in Pa. residence

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Someone broke into a Fayetteville home and removed the batteries from the smoke detectors and painted symbols on the outside of the house Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The burglar broke into Carol Cornell's home on West Main Street between 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, police said.

The thief removed the batteries from several smoke detectors in the residence and painted symbols outside on surrounding buildings on the property, police said.

Police are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call Tpr. Eric Campbell at 717-264-5161.

Woman injured when debris hits windshield

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg woman was injured Friday when debris shattered her windshield while she was traveling on Interstate 81, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Tess Hammond, 25, was northbound on I-81 near milepost 24 when a piece of debris crashed into her windshield and smashed it out, police said.


Hammond's car left the roadway and came to a stop in the median.

She was treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital for minor cuts from flying glass, police said.

Man charged with assault

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A man was in county jail this weekend after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman Saturday morning, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Gerald Phillips, 38, of Margaret Drive, Hagerstown, was arraigned by District Justice Gary Carter, charged with aggravated indecent assault and placed in Franklin County Prison Saturday in lieu of $50,000 bail, police report.

The man entered the 21-year-old victim's home on Lemar Road in Mercersburg and sexually assaulted her, police said.

Pa. police report cars' collisions

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Two St. Thomas residents were injured Friday evening when their cars collided at the intersection of Sheilds and Snider roads, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Matthew Duffer, 16, of Keller Road, was stopped on Sheilds Road at a stop sign and proceeded into the intersection and into the path of Tracy Fox, 30, of Race Track Road, who was headed north on Snider Road, police report.

The front of Fox's Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the driver's side of Duffer's Chevrolet Prizm, police said.

Both were treated at Chambersburg Hospital, according to police.

Suit of armor taken from woman's porch

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville woman told police someone stole a suit of armor from her front porch early Wednesday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Mary F. Howe, of 6413 Lincoln Way East reported someone removed the Medieval-style body armor from her porch between 3 and 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information can contact Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161 and reference case number H3-1161721.

Church vandalized in Pennsylvania

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Someone vandalized a Guilford Township church by spray-painting profanities on the church, Pennsylvania State Police report.

An unknown individual spray-painted the words and other graffiti on the walls, windows and sidewalks outside of St. John's United Methodist Church, 1811 Lincoln Way East, between noon Nov. 11 and 7 a.m. Nov. 12, police said.

Anyone with information can contact Tpr. W.G. Confer at 717-264-5161.

Chambersburg man charged with DUI

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was arrested Friday after he allegedly assaulted his wife and followed her to her parents' house with a shotgun in the car, Pennsylvania State Police report.

The man assaulted his wife at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in their Chambersburg home, police said. He then followed her to her parents' home in Guilford Township after she fled their residence, police report.

The husband had a shotgun in the car, but when police arrived, they found him inside the house without the shotgun.

He was arrested for driving under the influence, making terroristic threats, harassment and carrying a loaded weapon in a vehicle, police said.

He was scheduled to appear before District Justice Gary Carter Friday morning.

Radar detector taken from car

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Someone stole a radar detector and a cooler from a Brookhaven, Pa., man's car parked in a parking lot over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Robert K. Greenhalgh, 24, told police someone removed a radar detector and cooler from his car, which he left in a parking area about three miles south of South Mountain Road in Quincy Township between 2 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

The thief also broke the driver's window to gain access and scratched the trunk, police said. The estimated loss is $558.

Residents charged with spray painting

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Three Waynesboro, Pa., residents have been charged with spray painting a car in August 1999.

Charles Edward Manahan, 23, of 11 S. Potomac St.; Gabrial S. Honodel, 19, of 24 N. Church St., Apt. 24; and David Lee Hadley, 20, of 118 E. North St., were charged with criminal mischief.

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