Police briefs

August 20, 2010

Residential burglary reported on Harbaugh Church Road

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Washington Township Police are advising residents to be cautious after a residential burglary Tuesday morning in the 13000 block of Harbaugh Church Road.

At about 4:45 a.m., the homeowner walked in to find an intruder who had broken into the house, police said. The intruder fled when discovered by the homeowner, police said.

The man was described as white, with a dark complexion, in his 20s and about 5 feet 10 inches tall, police said. The man was wearing black clothing and a black cap, police said.

Anyone with information about the burglary, or who saw something suspicious, may call police at 717-762-1145.

Residents in the Harbaugh Church Road area are advised by police to be aware of suspicious activity.

Reward offered for information in Rutter's store robbery

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Franklin County Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information leading to arrests in an Aug. 2 robbery of the Rutter's store at 4030 Lincoln Way East.


When an employee opened the store shortly after 3 a.m., two men entered, Pennsylvania State Police said. One of the men was armed, and the other restrained the employee, police said.

Cash was stolen from the store safe, and several packs of Newport cigarettes were stolen, police said.

The men wore dark hooded sweat shirts, dark pants and dark bandanas over their faces, police said. Information leading to the arrests of the men involved in the robbery can result in a reward of as much as $2,000.

Tips may be called to 717-263-3000. Callers may remain anonymous.

Police looking for driver after child struck by vehicle in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick Police Department was seeking information about the driver of a vehicle that struck a child Thursday night at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Hoke Place.

The child sustained no apparent injuries in the 8:30 p.m. accident, police said. The boy was legally in the crosswalk with his mother when his by a gold Hyundai Santa Fe that turned onto westbound U.S. 40 from the Frederick County Square Shopping Center, police said.

The driver was described as a white female, possibly in her 50s with shoulder-length dark hair, police said. The vehicle might have had a West Virginia license plate, police said.

Anyone with information can contact Frederick police at 301-600-2102. Anonymous information can be reported to 301-600-TIPS, or to">

Fulton County man charged following domestic altercation

BIG COVE TANNERY, Pa. -- A Fulton County, Pa., man was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment following a domestic altercation Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Mark Alan Rhodes, 36, of Big Cove Tannery was taken to Franklin County Jail after the incident, which was reported at 3:51 p.m., police said. Rhodes got into an argument with a 33-year-old woman at an address on Stone Ayr Drive and struck her in the head, police alleged.

The woman and a 7-year-old boy ran outside to call police and Rhodes threatened her, police alleged. He injured the woman's arm trying to wrest the phone from her, but she was able to call police, police said.

Police allege Rhodes threw rocks at the woman and boy and put the boy in a headlock.

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