Police briefs

September 08, 2008

Man faces charges in Antrim crash

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man sustained a minor injury Thursday when the SUV he was driving overturned off Williamson Road in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Daniel S. Porter, 39, was driving northwest on Williamson Road too fast to negotiate a curve and lost control at about 1:40 p.m., police said. The 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee struck an embankment and overturned, police said.

Porter was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, police said. He was cited for driving without a license, failure to wear a seat belt, driving too fast for conditions and an equipment violation for having bald tires on the rear of the vehicle, police said.

Shippensburg woman hurt when car hits two poles

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg woman struck two telephone poles Friday after she fell asleep at the wheel on U.S. 11, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.


Betty Gephart was driving north on U.S. 11 at about 3:10 p.m. when she ran off the east berm of the road just south of Clearfield Road in Southampton Township, police said.

Gephart was taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Shippensburg woman charged with identity theft

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg woman faces charges after police said she used another woman's name, address and Social Security number earlier this year, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Joyce Shirley of Shippensburg was charged with identity theft, police said. Police said Shirley was collecting disability and alleged she falsified her identity to an employer to avoid losing benefits.

Gun reported stolen in Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A shotgun was stolen over the weekend from an unlocked vehicle in the 5800 block of White Church Road in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The New Haven bolt action, single-shot .410-gauge shotgun was taken between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. Money also was taken from the vehicle, police said. Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

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