Police briefs

January 29, 2008

Bomb threat investigated at CASHS

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police on Monday night investigated a bomb threat at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, but nothing was found when the building was searched.

Police said the call came in at 10:26 p.m. and was made by a male calling from Sunnyway Foods on Lincoln Way West. School district spokeswoman Sylvia Rockwood said the person called the threat in to the Franklin County 911 center.

Rockwood said police and firefighters assisted school district employees in searching the building. Tuesday classes were uninterrupted, she said.

Police investigating high-speed chase, accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Sunday morning high-speed chase that started in Shippensburg, Pa., ended with a crash at the intersection of Norland Avenue and Walker Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.


The pursuit started at 4:05 a.m. when police attempted to pull over a 2001 Hyundai Elantra on Fayette Street, police said. The car fled south on U.S. 11 at speeds of more than 100 mph and police were unsuccessful in trying to slow the car with stop sticks, police said.

The driver lost control on Norland Avenue, hitting the median, an embankment and a light pole. Police said the car was going more than 80 mph on Norland Avenue.

The driver, a 19-year-old Chambersburg man, whom police said was not wearing a seat belt, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said. A 19-year-old Chambersburg man who was a passenger in the car was unhurt, police said.

Police were investigating the incident.

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