Police briefs

January 03, 2008

Police investigating Waynesboro fire

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The cause of a New Year's Eve fire at 4490 Leitersburg Road remained under investigation by the Washington Township Police Department on Wednesday.

Firefighters were called at 9:51 p.m. to the unoccupied mobile home and were there for several hours, according to a Waynesboro Fire Department spokesman.

Responding fire departments included Waynesboro, Greencastle, Long Meadow, Leitersburg and the Franklin County Air Unit.

Man flown to hospital after shooting

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 21-year-old man was flown by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital early on New Year's Day after he was shot in both legs and his left arm, a Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department spokeswoman said.

Police knew who the shooter was but had not filed charges in the accidental shooting involving a shotgun, the spokeswoman said.


She said police were called at 12:14 a.m. Tuesday.

Waynesboro man struck by vehicle

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 60-year-old Waynesboro man was released from Waynesboro Hospital after being treated for injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident Wednesday morning, according to Waynesboro police and a hospital spokeswoman.

Gordon Fogg, of 82 W. Main St., was crossing Pa. 16 near the John Wallace Kitchen at 6:46 a.m., Sgt. Mike Bock said.

Fogg was struck by a 1988 Chevrolet Blazer driven west by Charles B. Stine Sr., 86, of Waynesboro, Bock said.

Fogg "was conscious and alert whenever the officer got on the scene," Bock said.

Bock said he does not anticipate that charges will be filed against the driver.

Burglary at veterans club investigated

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? The Chambersburg Police Department was investigating a New Year's Day burglary at a veterans club in which a hole was cut through the roof.

Police said the Landis-McCleaf Marine Corps League, 450 Grant St., was broken into between 3 and 7 a.m. Tuesday. A safe inside was forced open and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen, police said.

Pa. man charged with assault by vehicle

MONT ALTO, Pa. ? A Mont Alto man was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence in a two-vehicle crash Sunday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Matthew A. Collum, 18, address unavailable, was driving a 1997 Ford Contour south on Mont Alto Road near Yohe Road when he lost control, police said. The car struck a tree and rolled over, skidding on its roof into a Chevrolet Equinox driven by a Fayetteville, Pa., woman, police said.

Police said Collum and two of his passengers were treated at Chambersburg Hospital.

Collum also was charged with driving under the influence, causing an accident involving injury while not properly licensed, false reports to law enforcement, driving with a suspended license and careless driving, police said.

The report did not indicate the time of the crash.

Burglary at Pa. mobile home probed

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. ? Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary at a mobile home that occurred between Dec. 20 and 31.

Police said the rear door of the home on Redwood Avenue was pried open. Items inside the house were damaged and a computer belonging to Rent-A-Center of Chambersburg, Pa., was stolen.

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