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Police briefs - June 23

June 23, 2011

Theft, vandalism incidents reported in Washington County

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

Tuesday

• A Sony laptop computer and video games were stolen in the 3200 block of Gapland Road.
 

Wednesday

• A window was shattered and a metal rail was bent in the 400 block of Bentley Court.

Man struck in face by thrown posthole digger in Pa.

A man who allegedly threw a posthole digger through the front door window of a home in St. Thomas Township, Pa., has been charged with simple assault and other counts, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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Jason Michael Belluscio, 34, address not provided, also was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, according to a prepared release from state police.

Troopers said the incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a man was struck in the face with the posthole digger, which was through the front door window of a home in the 7600 block of Cumberland Circle.

The man who was struck in the face suffered unknown injuries, state police said.

Waynesboro man charged with choking woman

A Waynesboro, Pa., man has been charged with choking a woman in a Gap Road home last month, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Richard Kirk Winger, 33, of 8910 Gap Road in Waynesboro, was charged with harassment and simple assault, according to a state police press release.

Troopers allege that Winger choked and struck the woman at the home on May 19.


Two Waynesboro men charged in gasoline pump-and-run thefts

Two Waynesboro, Pa., men have been charged with pumping gas and not paying for it, Pennsylvania State Police said.

John Joseph McCauley, 18, and Barry Lynn Yeager Jr., 19, both of Waynesboro, were charged with retail theft, according to a state police press release.

Troopers said the incident happened at about 7:45 a.m. Sunday, when $40.02 worth of gas was pumped at a gas station in the 7400 block of Anthony Highway in Quincy Township, Pa., and those who pumped the gas left without paying.


Franklin County Emergency Services responds to fire, accident calls


The following incident was reported Thursday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:

  • At 4:10 a.m., a fire alarm in the 100 block of Walnut Bottom Road in Cumberland County.

The following incidents were reported Wednesday by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services:

  • At 4:49 a.m., a vehicle fire on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
  • At 5:31 a.m., a traffic accident in the 21900 block of Leitersburg Road.
  • At 6:19 a.m., a controlled burn in the 4500 block of Molly Pitcher Highway.
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