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Police briefs - July 17

July 17, 2012

Flatbed truck hit Mercersburg flower shop

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — A flatbed truck hit Phillips Flower and Gift Shop at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, Mercersburg police said in a news release.

Police said they received information indicating a dark-colored flatbed truck was being followed by two pickup trucks on Grain Alley when a banging sound was heard.

The flatbed truck turned right on Oregon Street, and the two pickup trucks turned left on Oregon Street, police said.

Anyone with information may call the Mercersburg Police Department at 717-328-0150.

Waynesboro police investigating school vandalism

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro police are investigating criminal mischief at Summitview Elementary School, including an ignited gas can on the property.

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Police said someone called 911 at 6:26 a.m. Tuesday to report finding a five-gallon gas can that was smoldering.

Waynesboro Area School District Facilities Supervisor Dwight Needham met with police and said it appeared as if the gas can was placed in the middle of a tire. The tire had burned away.

Needham said graffiti was discovered on the school. The graffiti included black Xs on the basketball backboard, a red smiley face on the post, a red star with black swooshes on a shed and several other smiley faces.

Anyone with information may call police at 717-762-2131.

Items stolen from vehicles in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro Police officers have responded to several incidents recently in which someone entered unlocked vehicles and searched the glove boxes, according to a department news release.

Some items were stolen, police said.

The majority of the incidents happened in the south and east ends of Waynesboro, police said. Police encouraged residents to lock their vehicles at night and to report any suspicious activity to 717-762-2131.

W.Va. State Police to conduct sobriety checkpoint

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 9 p.m., along U.S. 11 near the intersection of Evans Run Drive in Berkeley County.

The checkpoint will last until 3 a.m. on Aug. 19. The secondary location will be off of U.S. 11 near the intersection of Musselman Drive, near Inwood, W.Va.

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