Police, fire briefs - Dec. 14

December 14, 2011

Waynesboro man charged with striking Pa. state trooper

A Waynesboro, Pa., man has been charged with striking a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in the face during a traffic stop Tuesday in Guilford Township.

Levi Ashton Kalathas, 18, of Waynesboro, was charged with aggravated assault, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said the incident happened at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Marion and Swamp Fox roads, where Kalathas was pulled over for suspicion of shooting BB pellets at passing vehicles from the passenger window of a Honda Civic.

During the stop, Kalathas became combative and, the release alleged, struck the trooper in the face. The trooper suffered minor injuries.


Troopers said Kalathas was taken to the Franklin County Jail.

He was being held Wednesday on a $25,000 bond, an officer at the jail said.

Franklin County tech center damaged; Waynesboro man charged

Pennsylvania State Police charged a Waynesboro, Pa., man with damaging the inside of the Franklin County Career and Technology Center at 2463 Loop Road in Guilford Township.

Corey Ray Ross, 19, of Waynesboro, was charged with disorderly conduct, according to a state police news release.

Police said they received a call at 12:37 p.m. Monday for a man who was being disorderly and causing damage to the inside of the building. Ross was arrested shortly after police arrived, the release said.

Franklin County Emergency Services report

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


• At 4:09 p.m., a traffic accident in the 200 block of West Baltimore Street in Greencastle.

• At 5:38 p.m., a traffic accident at Fifth and Norland avenues in Chambersburg.

• At 7:53 a.m., a stove fire in the first block of North Sixth Street in Chambersburg.

• At 8:51 p.m., an odor investigation at a residence in the first block of Lincoln Way West in Chambersburg.


• At 5:15 a.m., a traffic accident in the 100 block of North Main Street in Chambersburg.

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