Police briefs

February 09, 2009

Hogs stolen from Franklin County barn

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Six hogs were stolen from a barn on Flank Drive in the last few weeks, police said.

The hogs were loaded onto a truck, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The theft happened between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5, police said.

The Newsham breed hogs were valued at $280 apiece.

Guns, jewelry stolen in Pa

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - A home in the 5000 block of Spruce Road was burglarized Friday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Someone stole three handguns, jewelry and cash, police said in a news release.

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

Man drives off after car hits school bus

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Huntingdon, Pa., man drove away after striking a school bus Friday, but was caught, police said.


Kendall Dwight Carthen failed to stop at the Interstate 81 off-ramp at U.S. 11 and hit a bus carrying about 60 students, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The children were not hurt.

The crash happened at about 2:40 p.m.

Police said in a news release that Carthen, who was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix, fled north on U.S. 11 and was caught by Greencastle Police.

Raymond E. Beard of Greencastle, who was driving the International Harvester bus, also was not hurt.

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