Police briefs

September 07, 2010

Thefts, break-ins reported in St. Thomas Township

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police were investigating thefts from several vehicles and outbuildings over the weekend in St. Thomas Township.

Loose change and other items were taken from vehicles on Stone Bridge Road, Franklin Avenue and Warm Spring Road between Saturday night and Sunday morning, police said.

Police were advising residents to lock vehicles and outbuildings, and to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Police also were asking people to be on the lookout for anyone making purchases with large amounts of change.

Anyone with information about the incidents may call police at 717-264-5161.

Driver in crash that injured 8 was distracted by bee

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A driver who was distracted by a bee contributed to a Sunday afternoon accident at the intersection of Pa. 316 and Poe Road that resulted in injuries to eight people, police said.

Robert Furry III of Chambersburg was traveling north on Pa. 316 at 1:30 p.m. when a bee flew in through the window, police said. The Ford F-350 that Furry was driving crossed into the southbound lane and struck the rear of a Honda Accord driven by Paul Schedler of Mont Alto, Pa., police said. Furry's vehicle then struck a tree, police said.


Furry and four unidentified juveniles in the truck were taken to Chambersburg Hospital, police said. Schedler and passengers Judith Schedler and Robert O'Toole were treated at the scene, police said.

All of the occupants of Schedler's vehicle were wearing seat belts, while the juveniles in Furry's vehicle were not, police said.

Police described injuries to Furry and his passengers as moderate.

Furry was listed in good condition Tuesday by a hospital spokeswoman.

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