Police briefs

October 29, 2008

Chambersburg restaurant declines to file charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said The Waffle House declined to file charges against two men who skipped out on paying for a meal on Oct. 17, but one was charged with driving under the influence.

Police said Matthew J. Deputy, 19, of Bedford, Pa., and a 19-year-old Marlton, N.J., man left the restaurant without paying shortly before 3 a.m. Deputy was found hiding in his vehicle on Willow Street in Mont Alto, Pa., at 3:35 a.m. and was charged with driving under the influence, police said.

Police said Deputy and the other man did return and pay their bill at some point and were not charged with theft of services.

Pa. woman struck by vehicle in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Biglerville, Pa., woman sustained moderate injuries Saturday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle at the Fayetteville Antique Mall on Lincoln Way East, Pennsylvania State Police said.


Mable Nearing, 54, might have sustained a broken hip and foot in the 12:44 p.m. accident and was taken to a hospital, police said. She was struck when Russell A. Naugle, 79, of Fayetteville, pulled into a parking spot, striking her and a building, police said.

Fayetteville man charged with stealing vehicle

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., man was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, driving under the influence and hit-and-run after a Wednesday, Oct. 22, accident at the intersection of Pa. 696 and Pa. 997, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

William Franklin Bryant Jr., 36, address unavailable, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer at 6:55 p.m. when it struck the rear of a trailer being hauled by a pickup truck, police said. Bryant then drove from the scene, police said.

The Blazer was later found abandoned at the intersection of Interchange Drive and Pa. 997, police said. A man who originally called police to report a missing bicycle then noticed his Blazer was missing from his carport, police said.

Police said they then received a call from Chambersburg Mall about an intoxicated man. Bryant was taken into custody and police said they found a key on him that matched the abandoned Blazer.

Washington County Sheriff's Department responds to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents, according to Lt. Mark Knight:


o At 11:09 a.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 13100 block of Exline Road. A chain saw and a bike were reported stolen from a shed.

o At 12:08 p.m., destruction of property was reported on Main Street in Keedysville. A pumpkin was thrown through the back window of a truck.

o At 1 p.m., destruction of property was reported in the parking lot of Smithsburg High School. A vehicle's tires were flattened.

o At 1:53 p.m., theft was reported in the 18800 block of Preston Road. A 14-year-old and a 15-year-old were arrested in connection with the theft of two bicycles from a porch.

o At 4:43 p.m., theft was reported at Valley Mall. A purse was reported stolen from a stroller.

o At 11:51 p.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 12600 block of Licking Creek Road. Longaberger baskets were reported stolen.


o At 2:13 a.m., theft was reported in the 11400 block of Greenberry Road. A mo-ped was reported stolen.

o At 4:17 a.m., auto theft was reported in the 17700 block of Burnside Avenue. A 2008 Toyota Matrix with Maryland license plate 3EAM46 was reported stolen.

o At 8:12 a.m., theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the 17700 block of Crest Drive. A GPS was reported stolen from a vehicle.

o At 4:56 p.m., damage to property was reported in the parking lot of Valley Mall. Damage was reported to a vehicle and a GPS.


o At 12:28 p.m., theft was reported at McDonald's in the food court of Valley Mall. A deposit was reported stolen.

o At 2:59 p.m., theft from a vehicle was reported in the 16700 block of National Pike. Golf clubs were reported stolen.

Burning CDs cause damage to mobile home in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Fire damaged a mobile home off Berkeley Station Road on Monday night after a girl burned some of her boyfriends CDs, said West Virginia State Police Sgt. C.C. Morton.

The girl told police she and her boyfriend had been fighting and she put the CDs into a stove, Morton said.

The fire occurred about 8:30 p.m. in the home at 795 Avondale Drive, Morton said.

Nearly $200 in diesel fuel stolen from Greencastle truck stop

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Someone stole $185.22 worth of diesel fuel from a Greencastle truck stop Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The fuel was stolen from TA Truck Stop at 10835 John Wayne Drive at about 10 a.m., police said.

Chambersburg man faces child abuse charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man faces charges after an investigation into abuse of a 19-month-old boy, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Christopher Stephen Washabaugh, 22, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of children, police said.

The investigation began after the boy was taken to Chambersburg Hospital's emergency department on Oct. 23 with a fractured arm, police said. Washabaugh lived with the boy and his mother, but is not related to the boy, police said.

Hagerstown man faces statutory sexual assault charge

STATE LINE, Pa. - A Hagerstown man faces charges after he allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl in State Line, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Michael Lynn Wood, 21, of 229 N. Locust St., Apt. 1, was charged with statutory sexual assault, police said.

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