Police briefs

May 11, 2007

Interstate closed for flooding in Pa.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Interstate 81 at Exit 24 in Southampton Township was closed in both directions Thursday night because of flooding, according to a Franklin County 911 diaspatcher.

The interstate was closed shortly before 10 p.m. with as much as a foot of water reported on the southbound lanes, the dispatcher said. A flash flood warning, scheduled to end at 12:30 a.m., had been issued for the area between Chambersburg and Shippensburg, according to the National Weather Service Web site.

The West End and Cumberland Valley Hose companies from Shippensburg were on the scene, the dispatcher said.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents, according to Lt. Mark Knight:


· At 5:11 a.m., two cell phones were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Saint Paul Street in Boonsboro.

· At 7 a.m., a white truck was reported stolen from Greensburg Farm Market, 17835 Virginia Ave. The truck was later found on Hump Road.


· At 8 a.m., a breaking and entering was reported at High Tech Powder Coating, 7806 Old National Pike. Nothing was taken but the doors were reported damaged.

· At 9 a.m., both tags were reported stolen from a Kia Spectra in the 17900 block of Garden Lane. The tag number is 3CDJ18.

· At 10:30 a.m., a home was reported broken into and someone stole jewelry and video games in the first block of East Potomac Street in Williamsport.

· At 1 p.m., a breaking and entering was reported in the 17000 block of Sterling Road. $30 in change was reported stolen.


· At 5:30 a.m., windows were reported broken on a 2000 Ford and a Ford pickup truck in the 13000 block of Resh Road.

Theft of silver coins reported

Troopers were investigating the theft of $2,000 worth of silver coins from a residence at the Oak Ridge Apartments on Downsville Pike on Wednesday, Maryland State Police said.

The burglar took coins that were mostly old and silver, and had been passed down from previous generations in the family, according to a news release.

The burglar entered through a kitchen window and put the coins in a navy blue suitcase, troopers alleged.

Anyone with information can call troopers at 301-739-2101.

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