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Police briefs - June 29

June 29, 2011

Bullet hits Clear Spring-area home
 

CLEAR SPRING — Police have determined that a bullet struck a house Tuesday in the Blairs Valley Road area, a 911 dispatcher said.

It is believed that the house might have been hit because of people hunting in the area, the dispatcher said.

Police were still on the scene at 10 p.m. Tuesday trying to determine where the bullet came from, the dispatcher said.

It is unknown if anyone in the house was hurt, the dispatcher said.

The incident occurred between Mercersburg  and Broadfording roads, the dispatcher said.

Incidents reported in Washington County

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

  • A burglary in the 11400 block of Fawnbridge Drive.
  • Vandalism in the 700 block of Cushman Avenue.
  • A theft in the Leitersburg area.

Franklin County Emergency Services report

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

  • At 2:54 a.m., a fire alarm in the 100 block of Ragged Edge Road in Greene Township.

Marshal: Device used to blow up mailbox

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said an improvised explosive device was used to blow up a mailbox Saturday in the 15700 block of Jones Chapel Lane north of Williamsport.

The incident occurred at about 7:05 a.m., when a soda-bottle bomb placed in a residential mailbox detonated, according to a fire marshal’s office news release.

There were no injuries, according to the fire marshal’s office.

The amount of damages was not reported.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

 

Man driving skid loader seriously hurt in crash
 

CHAMBERSBURG., Pa. — A Newburg, Pa., man was seriously injured when the skid loader he was driving collided with a sport utility vehicle Monday night in Lurgan Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

John Speicher, 30, of Newburg, was flown to Altoona (Pa.) Regional Health System, according to a state police news release.

Speicher was listed in serious condition Tuesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Troopers said Speicher was driving a New Holland skid loader south in the 17200 block of Cumberland Highway at about 11:35 p.m., when the vehicle was struck from behind by a 2004 Dodge Durango that driven by Timothy Dietz, 29, of Hanover, Pa. The accident occurred as the Durango crested a small hill.

The release said that the roadway was closed for almost two hours.

The Newburg-Hopewell Fire Co., and Pleasant Hall Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene.

 

Copper stolen from home in Franklin Co.
 

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said copper was stolen from a home in the 4300 block of Letterkenny Road in Greene Township.

The theft occurred Saturday between 6 and 8 p.m., when someone cut copper pipe out of the basement of a home at 4326 Letterkenny Road, according to a state police press release.

Anyone with information may contact state police at 717-264-5161.

 

Man says $300 in quarters were stolen from home
 

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Hamilton Township, Pa., man told authorities that someone stole $300 in quarters from his home at 1483 Pleasant View Drive, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The man said the theft happened sometime between Saturday and Monday, according to a state police news release.

Anyone with information may call state police at 717-264-5161.

 

Deer parts left in road
 

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Authorities are looking for the person or people who left parts of a dead deer in three plastic bags on Everetts Road in Thompson Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

The deer remains were found Monday at about 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Everetts Road, according to a state police press release.

Anyone with information may call state police at 717-485-3131.


 

Picnic table, siding damaged at Pa. school
 

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A picnic table and vinyl siding on a storage building were damaged at Mercersburg Elementary School between Thursday and Monday, according to a news release from Mercersburg police.

Police said damage is estimated at $150.

Anyone with information can call police at 717-328-0150 or Franklin County (Pa.) Crime Solvers at 717-264-3000.

 

Welcome sign vandalized with spray paint

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A “Welcome to Historic Mercersburg” sign was damaged with spray paint on Loudon Road between June 22 and June 24, Mercersburg police said in a news release.

Green paint was sprayed on the 8-foot by 20-foot sign valued at $2,362, police said.

Anyone with information can call police at 717-328-0150 or Franklin County (Pa.) Crime Solvers at 717-264-3000.

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