Police briefs

January 19, 2009

Two teens missing from Cedar Ridge Home

WILLIAMSPORT -- Local police are looking for help in locating two teenagers who never returned to Cedar Ridge Children's Home on Friday.

The youths are Dylan Richard Fox, 15, and Michael Ryan DeNoon, 16, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department news release.

Both youths are from the Frederick, Md., area.

Anyone with information about the youths may call the sheriff's department at 240-313-2100.

Cedar Ridge Children's Home at 12146 Cedar Ridge Road has 40 years experience in working with at-risk youth. The school provides residential care for abused, abandoned, neglected, adjudicated and emotionally challenged boys between the ages of 6 and 17 1/2 at the time of admission, according to a school Web site.

Chambersburg man charged after break-in

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man was charged with DUI, resisting arrest, felony criminal trespass and criminal mischief after Pennsylvania State Police had to take the man into custody with force at a break-in call Saturday, according to a state police news release.


Charged was William Franklin Laughlin Jr., age unavailable, the release said.

Laughlin gained access to 1056 Paper Mill Road in Hamilton Township at 4:14 p.m. and he became "extremely combative" with troopers, the release said.

Gunshots fired outside Pa. tavern

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Someone who was part of a group of men fired a gun four times outside the Hillside Tavern on Sunday morning, police said.

Four men were drinking at the bar and got into an argument with another patron, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The four men were asked to leave.

They got into a green Dodge Durango to drive away. At about 1:45 a.m., as they left, one man fired four rounds from a .40-caliber handgun toward the parking lot, police said.

One round hit the vehicle of a Shade Gap, Pa., resident.

A Fannettsburg resident was emptying trash in a bin in the parking lot when the gun was fired.

Police said the men told people they were from the Lancaster, Pa., area and were staying with a friend in a cabin around Path Valley.

Police have asked anyone with information about the gunshots to call them at 717-264-5161.

Pa. State Police investigate incidents

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police responded to the following recent incidents, according to press releases from the department.

Jan. 11

o At 5:15 a.m., a crash occurred on Pa. 641 in Lurgan Township. Michael Lee Esh, 21, of Newburg, Pa., was charged with DUI.

Jan. 12

o At 10:01 a.m., a crash occurred on Pa. 316 in Guilford Township. A northbound Chevrolet Cavalier struck a Ford Escort in the bumper as the Escort made a left turn in front of the Cavalier. No one was injured. The driver of the Escort received a traffic violation.

o At 1:35 p.m., criminal mischief was reported in the 4200 block of Charlestown Road in Mercersburg, Pa. A juvenile was charged with criminal trespass.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

o At 12:32 a.m., a man was stopped for DUI on Scotland Avenue in Chambersburg. Ryan Timothy Poe, 24, of Chambersburg, was charged with DUI.

o At 2:40 a.m., a crash occurred on Interstate 81 just east of exit 1. A Mercury Cougar was passing a tractor-trailer when it struck the tow dolly connecting two trailers. No one was injured, but the driver of the Cougar received a traffic citation.

o At 5 a.m., a burglary was reported at Exxon at 8256 Olde Scotland Road in Southampton Township. Between 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., someone broke into the store, and the security system and money from the cash register were reported missing.

o At 7 a.m., theft of a motor vehicle was reported in the 100 block of Hickory Drive in Guilford Township. A black 2006 Honda Civic Si with Pennsylvania registration GVC9310 was stolen between midnight and 7 a.m. It had a lowered rear spoiler, red Honda badging on the grill and red Si badging on the truck. A passenger-side window might have been broken.

Thursday, Jan. 15

o At 4:14 p.m., harassment was reported in the 4500 block of Lemar Road in Peters Township. A 17-year-old was charged as a juvenile with harassment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

o Between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m., a hit-and-run crash occurred at the intersection of Grindstone Hill and Clayhill roads in Antrim Township. A driver was southbound on Grindstone Hill Road in a Honda Accord when a black SUV pulled out from Clayhill Road and struck the rear driver's-side bumper of the Accord. The SUV continued on Clayhill Road without stopping.

o Between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m., a theft occurred at Whitetail Resort. The resort's security personnel saw a man remove a snowboard without the owner's permission, detained the man and recovered the snowboard.

o Between 6 and 8:15 p.m., criminal mischief was reported at a residence on Rustic Drive in Southampton Township. Someone shot a vehicle with a paintball gun.

Friday, Jan. 16

o At 12:25 p.m., retail theft was reported at Wal-Mart on Lincoln Way East. John Charles Ricker, 26, of Chambersburg, was charged with summary retail theft, issued a citation and released.

o At 9:40 p.m., a hit-and-run crash was reported in the first block of Salem Road in Chambersburg. A 1980s or '90s Chevrolet Astro Van was driving on Salem Road toward Letterkenny Road when it ran off the northside berm and struck mailboxes at 69 Salem Road and 83 Salem Road. The van was burgundy and its license plate number contained "GPW" or "GPM." The driver was in his or her 40s or 50s, and had dark hair, glasses and a black coat.

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