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Police briefs

August 15, 2010

Thefts from unlocked vehicles investigated



HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police were investigating several thefts from unlocked motor vehicles that occurred between Friday and Saturday morning, police said.

Items stolen included purses, wallets, cell phones, GPS units, cameras and cash, police said.

Most of the thefts occurred in the area of the 1200 block of Warm Spring Road, Adin Lane and Gayman Road, police said.

Police said they believe the thefts and the theft of a sign, two golf flags and two trash receptacles from Majestic Ridge Golf Course, which is off Adin Lane, are related.

Anyone with information regarding the thefts may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday



The Washington County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a DUI checkpoint Saturday to reduce the number of driving under the influence-related crashes in the county, according to a news release.

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Police ask drivers to be alert as they approach and pass through the checkpoints, as several deputies will be on foot in the area.

Pa. woman injured in one-vehicle accident



PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A McConnellsburg, Pa., woman was taken to Fulton County hospital Friday after the car she was driving hit a dirt and stone embankment, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Chelsea McDonald, 20, was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon east in the 15000 block of Pa. 16 around 12:45 p.m. Friday when the accident occurred, police said.

The car missed a left curve and left the road, hitting the embankment off the south berm of the road, police said.

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