Police briefs

September 03, 2009

Pa. State Police investigate theft of trailer, mowers

SCOTLAND, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a trailer from behind a fruit stand on Philadelphia Street that had a riding lawn mower and a push mower on it, according to a state police press release.

The theft occurred between Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 3 p.m. when someone hooked up to the black 2006 Pequea trailer, which had a registration number of XCK1498, troopers said. The fruit stand is just north of Cornertown Road.

On top of the trailer was a 2005 red Toro zero-turn riding mower and a 2008 gray Honda push mower, troopers said.

Anyone with information about the theft may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Juveniles damage 1988 Ford Festiva behind church

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Several juveniles were seen damaging a red 1988 Ford Festiva behind The Open Door Church on Miller Street on Aug. 23 about 6 p.m., according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.


The juveniles broke several windows and both taillights and damaged the dashboard around a radio before leaving on bicycles, troopers said.

The car behind the church at 600 Miller St. was being used as a prop, troopers said.

Anyone with information about the incident may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

About 40 mailboxes smashed in Quincy Township

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- About 40 mailboxes were smashed in the area of Anthony Highway, Tomstown Road and Mentzer Gap Road in Quincy Township on Aug. 28, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The incidents occurred between 1 and 8 a.m., troopers said.

Anyone with information about the incidents may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Mercersburg resident charged with theft of services

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A Mercersburg, Pa., resident has been charged with theft of services after several free tanning sessions were given away at Sun Bodies Tanning at 13963 Molly Pitcher Highway, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Lauren R. St. Clair, 20, was an employee of Sun Bodies Tanning from July 11 to Aug. 19, troopers said.

The free sessions, along with employee discounts that were given out, were never authorized to be given away by managers of the business, troopers said.

Police looking into use of missing card

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case where a lost or stolen credit card has been used at a Wal-Mart in Charles Town, W.Va., and a Bon-Ton, JCPenney and the Finish Line in Martinsburg, W.Va., according to a press release.

The investigation started July 30 after a Frederick man reported that his wallet and credit card were missing.

Surveillance photos have been obtained from the Wal-Mart stemming from the fraudulent charges totaling more than $500, the release said.

The photos show three men shopping together inside the store and they were traveling in a red Jeep Cherokee, the release said.

Anyone with information about the case can contact the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 301-600-1022.

Sobriety checkpoints scheduled in Hagerstown

The Hagerstown Police Department will conduct several sobriety checkpoints on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to reduce drunken and drugged divers on the city's roads, according to a news release from the department.

The locations of the checkpoints were not disclosed in the release, which said the checkpoints are being conducted in conjunction with the National Highway Safety Administration

Cinder blocks broken out of cemetery wall

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - About 23 cinder blocks were broken out of a wall at the New Guilford Brethren in Christ Cemetery over the weekend, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The cemetery is at the intersection of Mont Alto Road and Fetterhoff Chapel Road, police said.

Woman charged with traveling 100 in a 55 zone

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Harrisonville, Pa., woman was cited for allegedly traveling 100 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 30 in the area of Apple Way Drive in St. Thomas Township on Tuesday, said Pennsylvania State Police.

Nichole Renee Detwiler, 28, was cited in the incident, which occurred at 11:30 p.m., according to a news release.

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