Police briefs - Jan. 31

January 30, 2011

Two teens questioned about home invasion

Two teenage males were taken into custody for questioning by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in regard to a home invasion that occurred Friday afternoon near Hagerstown’s North End, according to a police news release.

Deputies responded to a robbery in progress at 5:05 p.m. Friday at 408 Chartridge Drive, police said.

Three juvenile males living at the residence reported that four teenage males entered the residence wearing ski masks, police said. One of the suspects forced one of the teenage residents against a wall when the teenage residents were discovered in the home, police said.

Then the suspects fled, police said.

Greencastle property damaged by vehicle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Property west of Greencastle was damaged after a vehicle was driven into a man’s fence and then through a woman’s yard Thursday night west of Greencastle, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Hill Road, according to a police news release. Hill Road is off Pa. 16.

The vehicle is believed to have been a black older-model Dodge pickup truck with an extended cab, police said. The truck might have front-end damage with a missing grill and might be missing a driver’s-side mirror.

Anyone with information about the incident may call the Chambersburg barrack at 717-264-5161.

Dump truck knocks down utility wires


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Utility wires on Portico Road, northwest of Chambersburg, were knocked down Saturday night by a dump truck that still had its bed raised, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

Portico Road was closed after the 6:30 p.m. incident while utility workers repaired the lines, police said.

A 2006 International dump truck pulled out of a driveway on Portico Road while the truck’s bed was still raised, police said. The raised bed caught utility wires and brought them down across the road.

St. Thomas Volunteer Fire Department assisted.

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