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Police briefs - Aug. 2

August 01, 2012

Police looking for person who stole handguns

Pennsylvania State Police said they were looking for the person who stole $2,600 worth of handguns from a home on Sipes Mill Road in Licking Creek Township.

The victim told police that someone entered his home and stole four handguns between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to a state police news release.

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

Flat-screen television reported stolen

A 72-year-old McConnellsburg, Pa., man told authorities that someone broke in to his home and stole a flat-screen television, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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The incident occurred between Friday and Tuesday at a home at 113 Lincoln Way East, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said the victim claimed that the 42-inch, LG television was valued at $500.

$800 of copper wire stolen from school

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — About $800 worth of copper wire was stolen late July 26 or early July 27 from Fairview Elementary School, according to a news release from Waynesboro police.

A contractor working at the school reported 200 feet of wire was stolen, police said. It had black, rubber insulation.

Police said the welding wire was not secured, as the courtyard gate was left unlocked.

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

Police use taser on 17-year-old boy

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Waynesboro police said they used a taser on a 17-year-old boy later charged with loitering and prowling at night.

Police said in a news release they received a report about people running between houses Sunday.

Three officers chased the juvenile through yards and over fences in the 100 block of North Church Street, where thefts were reported recently.

The teenager charged at an officer and did not stop when ordered to do so, police said.

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