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Police briefs - April 6

April 06, 2011

Area PSP barracks release March statistics

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg and Chambersburg, Pa., released a statistical reports Wednesday regarding their activities in March.

Police at the McConnellsburg barrack said they made 47 criminal arrests based on 83 criminal offenses. They responded to 34 crashes, two of which involved fatalities.

Almost 500 traffic citations were issued, police said. Fourteen people received seat belt citations, and one child seat citation was issued, police said.

At the Chambersburg barrack, police made 172 criminal arrests. State police from Chambersburg responded to 86 accidents. Twenty-six people were injured, but no was killed in the accidents. Fifty people received seat belt violations, police said.

More than 830 traffic citations were issued, including 40 DUI citations. Troopers responded to six DUI-related crashes, according to the report


PSP issue 790 citations during hazmat inspections

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday they inspected nearly 1,600 commercial vehicles transporting hazardous materials during a one-day enforcement effort last week.

Police said in a news release they issued 790 citations on March 29.

In addition to issuing citations, the teams placed 174 trucks and 43 drivers out of service and handed out 1,286 written warnings for vehicle and driver violations, Acting State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said in the news release.

Troop H includes Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry and York counties. Troop H conducted 94 inspections, placing nine vehicles and four drivers out of service.

Troop G includes Bedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin counties. Troop G conducted 119 inspections, placing seven vehicles and three drivers out of service.


High school student charged in rock throwing

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A high school senior has been charged with criminal mischief after a window was broken at James Buchanan High School last month, according to the Mercersburg Police Department.

A stone was thrown at a classroom window on the school at 4773 Fort Loudoun Road on March 8 about 9:15 p.m., police said.

The outer pane of double pane window was broken, police said.

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Vandalism, thefts reported in Washington County

The following incidents were reported Tuesday and Wednesday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

• Vandalism in the 16800 block of Blake Road.
• A Samsung phone was stolen in the first block of South Clifton Drive in Williamsport.
• A theft in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.
• A validation sticker was stolen from a vehicle in the 11100 block of Medical Campus Road.

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