Police briefs

December 27, 2008

Two charged in fight at Pa. pub

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Two men were charged in connection with a Christmas night brawl involving a large group of people in the area of Rob & Dara's Pub at 464 Hollywell Ave., according to the Chambersburg Police Department.

Police responded to the 11:55 p.m. call, and witnesses said one of the people involved had a weapon on him. Edvin Jeobany Salazar-Rodriguez, 30, of 125 Glen St., ran off when police arrived, but was chased down about one block away, police said.

Salazar-Rodriguez had a screwdriver that he threw away when police arrived, police said. He was charged with possession of a prohibited offensive weapon, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, police said.

Another man, Jose J. Carranza, 28, of 374 Lincoln Way West, was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, police said.


Pa. man faces shoplifting charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A man charged with shoplifting on Christmas Eve was charged with earlier incidents caught on videotape, according to the Chambersburg Police Department.

Police said they received a call from Target at 913 Norland Ave. of a retail theft in progress at 12:41 p.m. Richard A. Hann, 27, of 911 Hade Road, was taken into custody for concealing the merchandise, police said.

Store surveillance videos showed Hann had left the store on other occasions in July and September without paying for merchandise, police said.

Hann was charged with four counts of retail theft, police said.

Tools taken in Pa. burglary

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a residential burglary that occurred between Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 4 p.m.

A door to a garage was kicked in at the home on Hunter Road in Montgomery Township, police said. Tools including a circular saw, chain saw, drills and a finish nail gun were stolen, police said.

Overturned fuel tanker leaks in Pa.

ORRSTOWN, Pa. -- An overturned tanker truck leaked a small amount of fuel when it rolled over Thursday morning in Southampton Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Tyler Wayne Wolff, 21, of Newburg, Pa., was driving on Orrstown Road near the intersection of Mongul Road at 11:48 a.m. when he lost control of the truck on the icy road, police said.

Wolff was uninjured and the leak was contained with the assistance of fire companies from Shippensburg, Pa., and the Cumberland County Special Hazardous Operations Team, police said.

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