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Police briefs

March 19, 2009

Money stolen in break-in



GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Someone broke into a residence in the 5100 block of Buchanan Trail West on Tuesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg.

The burglar stole about $300 that was in a clear pretzel container, police said in a news release.

The burglary happened between 4 and 5:30 p.m., police said.




Woman charged with DUI after crash



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Greencastle, Pa., woman was charged with driving under the influence after a crash on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Amy Denise Barnhart, 32, of 13822 Worleytown Road, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, police said in a news release. She also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and multiple traffic violations.

Police said Barnhart crashed a vehicle on Spring Road at about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday.




Intruder takes cash, items, van



FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary and theft of a van at a home in the 6000 block of Fairway Drive West.

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Police said in a news release that someone broke into the residence and took a safe containing money, personal documents, golf collector wrist watches, pocket watches and jewelry.

The intruder also stole a jewelry box containing money.

The burglary happened sometime from March 4 and Monday.

The resident's vehicle, a 1996 Chrysler van, also was stolen. It was later found on New Franklin Road.

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




Inmate who walked away from work release found



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County Jail inmate who didn't return from his work-release job on Wednesday was found later that day and jailed in Virginia.

Jeremiah Lucas was placed in Franklin County Jail on Oct. 23, 2008, and was tentatively scheduled for release on May 4. He originally was incarcerated for a parole violation, but another county lodged a detainer on charges of simple assault and passing bad checks.

Lucas was scheduled to return to the jail at 1 a.m. Wednesday from his job on Wayne Avenue. He was in custody in Leesburg, Va., by 2:15 p.m.




Cell phones reported stolen from Pa. store



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Police Department was investigating a robbery at the Mid-Atlantic Protel store on Wayne Avenue reported early this week.

Police said four people broke into the store at 961 Wayne Ave. on Monday night at 9:52 p.m., after the store closed, and stole cell phones from various manufacturers.

Approximately $5,600 worth of merchandise was stolen from the store.

Police have not identified any people involved in the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident may call the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131 or Franklin County Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000.




W.Va. police to hold sobriety checkpoint



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, April 4, between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 5, at two possible locations on U.S. 11, south of Martinsburg, First Sgt. E.D. Burnett announced on Wednesday.

The first checkpoint will be in front of Carpet World, between Paynes Ford Road and W.Va. 9. Alternate routes to the checkpoint are Interstate 81, Paynes Ford Road and W.Va. 9.

The second is between Bernice Avenue and Wheatland Street, in front of Newbraugh's Plaza and the Martin & Seibert law offices. The alternate routes for the checkpoint are I-81, Paynes Ford Road, W.Va. 9, Wheatland Avenue and Bernice Avenue.




Suspect sought in arson at Norlo Park



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that they have a suspect in an arson that occurred Saturday afternoon at Norlo Park in Guilford Township.

After conducting extensive interviews, Trooper Jeff Sarver said he was in the process of arresting a teenager in connection with the fire, according to a news release.

The arson occurred about 3:37 p.m. when grass clippings in a train tanker on display were set on fire, state police said.

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