Police briefs

August 30, 2008

Woman charged with corruption of minors

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was charged with corruption of minors, furnishing alcohol to minors and disorderly conduct in connection with a Wednesday night incident at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks on Franklin Farm Lane.

Police said the incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. when Joanna Marie Emigh, 43, address unavailable, went to the barracks to pick up her 18-year-old son, who had been taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence, police said.

When police told Emigh that she could be charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor, she "became disorderly and demanded to be arrested," police said.


The troopers obliged and charged her, police said.

Pa. man charged in residential burglary

MARION, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was charged Thursday in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in June, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Jason Michael Blank was charged in connection with the June 12 burglary in the 200 block of Colorado Street, police said.

The house sustained $3,500 in damage, and $1,300 worth of items were stolen, including a .22-caliber derringer pistol, police said.

Bug that flew into eye causes Pa. accident

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A woman sustained minor injuries Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident that Pennsylvania State Police blamed on an insect.

Laurie E. Washinger, no address available, was driving on Rowe Run Road in Southampton Township at 2:23 p.m. when a bug flew into her left eye, police said.

Washinger lost control of the vehicle, which veered off the road and struck a utility pole, police said.

Guardrail sections stolen in Franklin Co.

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said sections of guardrail were stolen from behind the Montgomery Township Municipal Building at 11364 Fort Loudon Road between Aug. 21 and Tuesday.

Thirty galvanized steel rail posts, five 14-foot guardrail sections and about 20 pieces of angle iron between 3 and 8 feet in length were stolen, police said.

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