Police briefs - Sept. 21

September 21, 2011

Tuscarora School District reports damage to two buildings

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — The Tuscarora School District recently reported damage to two of its buildings, according to news releases from the Mercersburg Police Department.

School officials reported Friday that $500 worth of copper downspout was stolen from the administrative building at 118 E. Seminary St., police said.

Police believe the downspout was stolen when additional downspout was stolen from Trinity United Church of Christ earlier in the month.

A metal picnic table was damaged twice in June at Mercersburg Elementary School, police said. Police charged three juveniles with institutional vandalism and criminal conspiracy to commit institutional vandalism.

Garage door damaged after break-in attempt

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A garage door was damaged when someone used a sharp instrument to try to gain entry overnight Monday,  Mercersburg Police Department news release said.

The garage is along Lion's Alley to the rear of 10 Prospect St., police said.

Anyone with information on the incident may call police at 717-328-2221.


Franklin County Emergency Services report

The following incidents were reported by Franklin County Emergency Services:


  • At 10:22 a.m., an automatic fire alarm in the 400 block of North Franklin Street in Chambersburg.
  • At 11:04 a.m., an automatic fire alarm in the 3000 block of Archer Drive.
  • At 1:42 p.m., an automatic fire alarm at Primary School.
  • At 6:42 p.m., a pedestrian accident at East Baltimore and South Washington streets in Greencastle.
  • At 6:55 p.m., a vehicle fire on Interstate 81 South in Greene Township.
  • At 7:22 p.m., a pedestrian accident in the 200 block of South Main Street in Greencastle.


  • At 1:14 a.m., a commercial fire alarm in the first block of Kenneth Square in Shippensburg Township.
  • At 6:44 a.m., a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Ritchey Road in Guilford Township.
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