No rape cases filed in 2001

January 24, 2002

No rape cases filed in 2001

Waynesboro, Pa.

By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro

The number of reported rapes in the Borough of Waynesboro dropped to none in 2001, compared to six the previous year.

Washington Township Police investigated two rapes last year, compared to six in 2000, according to year-end activity reports submitted by police departments in both municipalities.

The reports were compiled by Ray E. Shultz, the Waynesboro chief, and Barry Keller, chief in Washington Township.

There were no homicides in either municipality in 2000 or 2001, according to the reports.

Waynesboro police investigated five robberies last year, compared to one the year before. Washington Township had one robbery in 2001 and four the previous year, according to the reports.


Burglaries were up slightly in Washington Township with 29 reported in 2001 and 28 the previous year. They were down by five in Waynesboro, from 35 in 2000 to 30 last year.

Assaults were up in both municipalities. Waynesboro had 49 last year compared to 28 in 2000. Washington Township Police investigated 150 assaults last year, three more than in 2000.

Auto thefts in Washington Township were reported at 19 last year, compared to six the year before. At 12, there were twice as many auto thefts in Waynesboro in 2001 as there were in 2000.

Overall, total police services rendered for all activities in Waynesboro for 2001 was at 9,138. In 2000, the total was 8,547, Shultz said. In Washington Township the number for 2001 was 2,744, about 300 more than the previous year.

Waynesboro police investigated five cases of road rage last year and none the year before. The category is not listed on Washington Township's report.

There were eight weapons violations in Washington Township last year, two more than the year before. In Waynesboro they were way up to 41 last year compared to 26 in 2000.

Sex offenses were down to four last year from 11 the year before in Washington Township. Waynesboro police investigated 12 last year and 11 in 2000.

The number of driving under the influence arrests were about the same, 46 in 2001 and 45 in 2000 in Waynesboro. There were 110 in 2001 and 118 in 2000 in Washington Township.

Theft is more prevalent in Waynesboro than it is in Washington Township, according to the reports.

Waynesboro police investigated 322 cases of theft last year and 324 the year before. Theft dropped in the township to 145 last year compared to 168 cases in 2000.

There were no fatal motor vehicle accidents in either jurisdiction in 2000 or 2001. Washington Township police have already investigated one fatal accident in 2002.

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