Police log 11-25

November 25, 2000

Police log 11-25

Suspect faces additional charges

Additional charges were filed Thursday against a man arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Massey Boulevard, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Steven Patrick Bruce, 17, of no fixed address, was charged with five counts of first-degree assault, five counts of second-degree assault and one count of using a handgun during the commission of a felony or violent crime, police said.

Bruce was arrested Nov. 17 in connection with the Nov. 16 armed robbery of the fast-food restaurant.

The robbery occurred at 11:12 p.m. when a man wearing a "Scream" mask came into the restaurant, displayed a handgun and fled on foot with more than $500, police said.

Bruce was originally charged with armed robbery, second-degree assault and felony theft, police said.

The new charges came after evidence was recovered from the restaurant and statements were given by witnesses, said Investigator Greg Alton.


Bruce was being held Friday in lieu of $125,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center.

Police had said more arrests were expected.

Anyone with information on others who participated in the robbery are urged to contact Alton at 301-791-3300, ext. 108.

Pa. man faces assault charge

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man has been charged in the Oct. 6 assault of a 15-year-old boy, Pennsylvania State Police reported today.

Paul Brandt Newcomer, 66, of 3153 Springview Dr., Chambersburg, has been charged with simple assault and harassment, said State Trooper George Mrosko.

Newcomer has not been taken into custody, Mrosko said.

Between 6 and 9 a.m. on Oct. 6, a man entered the home of a 41-year-old woman in the 600 block of Greenfield Drive in Chambersburg, Mrosko said.

The man was invited into the home by the woman, Mrosko said. There was then an altercation between the man and the woman's 15-year-old son.

The man allegedly assaulted the boy and then drove him to school, Mrosko said.

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