Police briefs - Sept. 9

September 09, 2011

Pa. man listed in good condition after Fulton County crash

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — A Big Cove Tannery, Pa., man was injured when the truck he was driving crashed into a ditch Thursday evening on Pa. 655 in Thompson Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Christopher Ray Hinish, 19, of 2695 Covalt Road in Big Cove Tannery, was listed in good condition Friday morning at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The accident happened at about 7 p.m., when the 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 that Hinish was driving south on Pa. 655 left the roadway, struck a guardrail and went into a ditch, according to a state police news release.


Needmore Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene.

253 gallons of gas stolen from Chambersburg station

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police were looking for the person who stole 253 gallons of gasoline from a Chambersburg service station.

The incident happened Thursday at the Etters Shell Station at 3680 Lincoln Way East, according to a state police press release. Troopers said the person stole the fuel from an underground storage tank at an unknown time.

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

Thefts, vandalism reported in Washington County

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

  • A burglary in the first block of West Potomac Street in Williamsport.
  • A guitar stolen in the 17500 block of York Road.
  • Vandalism in the 10700 block of Brookemeade Circle.
  • A theft in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.
  • A black BMX bicycle stolen in the first block of Antietam Drive.
  • A theft in the 14100 block of Zinnia Lane.
  • Two laptop computers, two cameras and a camera case stolen in the 20100 block of Hogmaw Road.

Franklin County Emergency Services report

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


  • At 11:32 p.m., a traffic accident in the 10800 block of John Wayne Drive.


  • At 12:56 a.m., wires on fire in the 18200 block of Springtown Road.
  • At 12:56 a.m., a fire alarm in the 18000 block of Path Valley Road in Fannett Township.
  • At 6:03 a.m., a traffic accident in the 5500 block of Buttermilk Road in Quincy Township.

Copper pieces stolen from Waynesboro church

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Several pieces of copper downspout were stolen this week from the Otterbein Church, Waynesboro police said.

Church officials estimated 75 feet of copper downspout was stolen Tuesday or Wednesday from the South Potomac Street site, a police news release said.

Anyone with information can call police at 717-762-2132.


Offices of D.L. Martin Co. broken into

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — The offices of D.L. Martin Co. at 25 E. Harbaugh Drive experienced a break-in on Friday, Sept. 2, or Saturday, Sept. 3, Mercersburg police said in a news release.

The thief or thieves ransacked the desks of 11 office employees, apparently only stealing change, police said.

Dodge Caravan broken into

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Someone forced entry into a maroon Dodge Caravan parked near First United Methodist Church of Mercersburg, damaging two doors and pulling out the glove box, Mercersburg police said in a news release.

The minivan's owner discovered the damage Tuesday, police said.

The van was parked in the parking lot along McLaughlin Alley, police said.

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