Police briefs

September 29, 2008

Money stolen from Greencastle Sunoco

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of more than $1,000 from a Greencastle gas station between Aug. 22 and Sept. 18, the department said in a news release.

The money was taken from Sunoco at 705 Buchanan Trail East, police said. Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

GOP signs reported stolen in Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- About $140 worth of McCain-Palin election signs were stolen last week from a two-block area in Grencastle, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The signs were taken between 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:45 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Man cited after crash on Pa. 997

QUINCY, Pa. -- A Quincy man was cited for a safe speed violation Saturday after his car ran off the road and struck a utility pole, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.


The crash happened at about 9:21 a.m. as James R. Aden, 64, was driving north on Anthony Highway (Pa. 997), police said. Aden ran off the road as he went around a left turn south of Nunnery Road and struck a utility pole with the rear passenger side of his Honda Accord, police said.

No one was injured in the crash, police said.

Enola, Pa., woman hurt in Interstate 81 crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An Enola, Pa., woman was injured Friday night when her car ran off of Interstate 81 and landed in a ditch, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Doris L. Hansrote, 79, was driving south on I-81 at about 11:58 p.m., when she lost control of her Buick LeSabre near mile marker 15, just south of Stanley Ave. in Guilford Township, police said. The car traveled off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, flew in the air and continued traveling south in reverse in the ditch, police said.

Hansrote was taken to Chambersburg Hospital with moderate injuries, police said. She was no longer listed as a patient there Sunday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Chambersburg Police looking for hit-and-run driver

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Police are seeking information about the driver of a red sedan that sideswiped a Chevrolet Aveo in a hit-and-run crash Friday afternoon beneath the underpass of U.S. 30 eastbound and I-81, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The crash happened at about 1:50 p.m., police said. The crash caused minor damage to the Aveo, but no one was injured, police said. Anyone with information may contact police at 717-264-5161.

Mercersburg man injured when SUV hits tree, flips

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Mercersburg man was not injured Thursday night when his SUV struck a tree and overturned off of Fort Loudon Road in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

John Thomas Stouffer was driving south on Fort Loudon Road in a 2002 Jeep Cherokee at about 10:13 p.m. when he lost control on a curve, traveled across the road, and struck an embankment, police said. The SUV then struck a tree and overturned, police said.

Teens escape from Quincy, Pa., juvenile facility, are caught

QUINCY, Pa. -- Two teenagers escaped from the VisionQuest juvenile facility on South Mountain Friday and were found and returned to the facility Saturday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The teenagers, ages 13 and 14, were found walking along U.S. 30 near Schaffs mobile home park by an off-duty trooper, police said. Charges are pending through the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Office, police said.

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