Police briefs

July 15, 2010

Cash, tools stolen in Pa. break-in

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. -- Police said $300 in cash, a diamond blade chain saw, six hand tools and other items were stolen during a burglary at Mountain Side Repair at 18789 Shearer Road in Spring Run, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The burglary, which occurred Tuesday or Wednesday, also resulted in the theft of three children's wagons, 20 flashlights, three chains, 20 pairs of work gloves and 10 ratchet straps, police said.

Someone also defecated in a bucket in the repair shop, police said.

Anyone with information about the burglary can call state police at 717-264-5161.

Woman found after search

About 10 Hagerstown Police Department officers searched Wednesday night for a 54-year-old woman who was missing in the Palm Beach Drive area off Eastern Boulevard, according to a 911 dispatcher.

Authorities were looking for the woman in the Tracy's Lane area because she was endangered due to medical issues, the dispatcher said.


The woman was found at about 9:40 p.m. and was taken to Washington County Hospital for assessment, according to another dispatcher. She had been missing since about 3 p.m., officials said.

Police were being helped with the search by members of the Hagers-town Fire Department, officials said.

Man faces burglary charge

BOONSBORO -- A Boonsboro man was charged with first-degree burglary after a possible breaking and entering in progress at a house in the first block of Ford Avenue Wednesday afternoon, according to the Boonsboro Police Department.

Jarrett Kent Humphries, 19, of 204 Carroll Ave., also was charged with theft under $100, according to a news release.

Police said they received the call at about 1:10 p.m. and a suspect was found near Boonsboro High School, the release said.

The suspect had a plastic container of change that was taken from the house on Ford Avenue, the release said.

Checkpoint planned

The Hagerstown Police Department will conduct a field sobriety checkpoint Saturday and Sunday at an undisclosed location, according to Sgt. John Murray.

The checkpoint will be conducted from 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, Murray said.

The checkpoint is being conducted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Murray said.

The checkpoint will be conducted to help reduce drug and drugged driving, Murray said.

Items stolen from shed

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Two chain saws, six chain saw blades a game trail camera and other items were stolen after a shed was broken into on Coral Ridge Road in Quincy Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Theft at Walmart probed

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a retail theft at the Walmart store at 1730 Lincoln Way East in which $1,743 worth of merchandise was stolen.

State police say they have a suspect who allegedly took items from the store after his shift was over.

About 31 items were stolen between June 11 and 24, state police said.

Franklin County emergency calls

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County Department of Emergency Services reported the following calls:


o At 4:17 p.m., an auto accident with no injuries was reported at 304 W. Baltimore St. in Greencastle.

o At 5:11 a.m., a shed fire was reported at 12032 Old Route 16 in Washington Township.

o At 6:56 p.m., a brush fire was reported at 4596 Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas Township.

o At 9:01 p.m., smoke in a residence was reported at 3765 Club House Drive in Guilford Township.

o At 9:57 p.m., a transformer fire was reported at 640 Mickey Inn Road in Greene Township.

o At 10:04 p.m., an appliance fire was reported at 11787 Waxwing Drive in Antrim Township.

o At 10:16 p.m., odor of smoke in a building was reported at 401 N. Franklin St., in Chambersburg.

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