Police briefs

July 06, 2009

Pa. police investigating rape in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a reported rape that occurred near Hillside Tavern at 19359 Fannettsburg Road West on June 17, according to a press release.

A woman told police a man forced her to have sex with him during the incident, which happened in the evening hours, the release said.

Driver crashes car on Pa. 233, flees the scene

MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Police believe alcohol was a factor in a crash on Pa. 233 (Rocky Mountain Road) early Sunday in which a 2007 Mazda 3 went off the northside berm, and struck an embankment and several large stones, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

The driver left the car running and fled the scene, which is 1.5 miles east of the Penn State Mont Alto campus, according to the release.


Police believe alcohol was a factor in the 4 a.m. crash because the driver showed up at a house on Mentzer Gap Road at about 4:30 a.m. and caused a disturbance, the release said.

People at the house said a highly intoxicated friend of theirs came to their house and demanded that they tow her car, the release said.

Red mini bike reported stolen in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A red mini bike with large handlebars was stolen from a location on Lincoln Way West Saturday between 3 and 8 a.m., said Pennsylvania State Police.

Wallet stolen, credit card used at Pa. Sheetz

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- A wallet was stolen from an address on West Main Street on June 30 and the victim's credit card was used at a Sheetz store in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

The incident occurred between 11:30 a.m. and noon, police said.

Car stereos, iPods reported stolen in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An iPod, two navigational systems, a cell phone, two car stereos and about $10 in cash were stolen from several unlocked vehicles in the Guilford Hills and Sunny Side Drive areas on June 30, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

A man seen in the area at the time was described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s, having a thin build and standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall, state police said.

The suspect had short hair and was wearing a light-colored baseball cap, green pants and a hooded sweat shirt with dark lettering, police said.

Anyone with information about the thefts may call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Police warn about scam through the mail

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police have been notified about a scam through which a person allegedly received a letter from Reader's Digest about a monetary prize.

The letter was accompanied by a check and the letter stated the person needed to deposit the check to claim the prize, state police said.

Reader's Digest was contacted and it was determined the offer was invalid, state police said.

Anyone who receives such letters or checks may contact the U.S. Postal Inspectors office at 800-372-8347, state police said.

Vehicle crashes into sign, tree and leaves scene

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A Toyota was traveling east on Buchanan Trail West early Friday when it went off the right side of the road and struck a commercial business sign, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The vehicle then went across nearby Rockwell Lane and hit a tree, state police said.

The vehicle fled the scene after the 5 a.m. crash, police said.

Pa. man injured during party altercation

SCOTLAND, Pa. -- A Scotland man suffered serious injuries including broken bones and lacerations to his head and neck following a disturbance at a party Sunday morning at 3265 Woodstock Road in Greene Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

The attack, which occurred at 5 a.m., occurred when a man put a kitchen knife to the victim's throat and demanded money from the victim, state police said in a press release.

After discovering that the victim did not have any money, the assailant assaulted the victim with a bamboo stick, police said.

The suspect also hit the brother of the victim with the bamboo stick after the brother tried to intervene, police said.

Charges have not been filed in the incident.

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