Michael Lynn Harrison was arrested at noon in the Waterfall, Pa., area Sunday and charged with rape, unlawful restraint, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault, sexual assault and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. He was arraigned and placed in Bedford County Prison on $150,000 bond, the release states.
Police said the 31-year-old McConnellsburg, Pa., woman met Harrison at a Licking Creek Township bar, where they spoke briefly before Harrison left. Harrison allegedly returned at about 1:30 a.m. and offered to take the woman home, but after she accepted, he took her to a "heavy wooded, secluded area" on Lear Road, about 1 mile north of U.S. 30, police said.
It was there that a man assaulted and raped the woman, who said she was left in the wooded area, partially clothed, police said.
Suspicious toolbox causes evacuation
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A black toolbox left in a Martinsburg convenience store restroom Sunday caught the attention of clerks and forced some nearby homeowners to evacuate as police and bomb dogs investigated, according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department.
After some investigation, a K-9 scan of the single-latch toolbox turned up no bombs, only "tool-related items," the release states.
Clerks at Rocs Convenience Store, on Winchester Avenue at Wilson Street, were suspicious of the box since the man last seen with it left the store without it and returned a second time, also leaving without the box, the release states.
The man was described as a white man, about 18 years old, wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans, according to the release.
Police blocked off a two-block perimeter and asked some residents to leave while the box was investigated. A Loudoun County, Va., bomb dog assisted with the investigation, police said.
Police thanked "the citizens affected by this situation and we apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused persons from this area," according to the release.
Pennsylvania gas station burglarized
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cash, cell phones and cigarettes were among the items reported stolen when a Black Gap Road gas station was burglarized last week, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.
According to police, an unknown person or people stole four cell phones, cartons of cigarettes, a case of lighters and about $280 during a burglary that occurred between 11:05 p.m. Thursday and 5 p.m. Friday, police said.
Anyone with information about the burglary on the 3300 block of Black Gap Road in Greene Township may call police at 717-264-5161.
Two injured in motorcycle crash
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people were hurt when a motorcyclist lost control of his 2005 Suzuki Boulevard on Fort Loudon Road, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.
According to police, Brian Barbour, 46, of Mercersburg, Pa., failed to negotiate a curve in the 7900 block of Fort Loudon Road as he drove the motorcycle north at 2:49 p.m. Saturday. The motorcycle went off the road, and Barbour then lost control as it re-entered the roadway, police said.
The motorcycle slid on its side about 100 feet before coming to a rest in the southbound lane, police said.
Barbour was in serious condition at Washington County Hospital, a nursing supervisor said Monday night. His passenger, Janet Jenkins, 46, of Mercersburg, was treated and released, she said.
Neither rider was wearing a helmet, police said.
Pa. man charged with DUI, fleeing police
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 32-year-old Chambersburg man who allegedly fled from police was charged with DUI and other violations, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.
According to police, Robert Craig Jr. fled from police when a traffic stop was initiated at 1 a.m. July 2 in Franklin County. He was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, recklessly endangering another person, DUI and numerous traffic violations, police said.
Vandals spray-paint Fayetteville buildings
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Graffiti was spray-painted on several buildings at the Fayetteville Athletic Association baseball fields over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police said.
"Young Warriors" and "YW" were spray-painted on buildings in black and red, police said. The vandalism occurred between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:20 a.m. Sunday, police said.