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Police briefs - Sept. 18

September 18, 2012
  • Theron Edgar Moore
Mercersburg (Pa.) Police

Mercersburg police seek man charged in pickup truck theft

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Mercersburg police were looking for a man charged with auto theft and criminal mischief for allegedly stealing a pickup truck from Bob Hoffman Chevrolet.

Police said in a news release they executed a search warrant at the 115 S. Fayette St. home of Theron Edgar Moore, no age given.

Officers found a key believed to belong to a red 2012 Chevrolet 2500 series pickup truck reported stolen by the auto dealer, the news release stated.

The vehicle was stolen from the sales lot at 378 N. Main St. late Sept. 10 or early Sept. 11, police said.

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Anyone with information about Moore’s whereabouts may call police at 717-328-0150 or 717-328-2221. 

Police seek man in Pa. kidnap attempt


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said they were searching for a man who tried to kidnap a woman Monday evening on Roxbury Road in Southampton Township.

The incident happened in the 400 block of Roxbury Road at about 6:45 p.m., when a man stopped his vehicle and asked a 20-year-old woman if she wanted a ride, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said the woman declined the ride. The man drove a short distance, got out of the vehicle and started to chase her.

The man tried to drag the woman into the vehicle, police said, but after a brief struggle, he released the woman and drove away.

Troopers said the man was described as a white male in his 30s,  about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with short brown hair and a heavy build. He was wearing a blue shirt and sunglasses with orange lenses.

Police said the vehicle was red. The make and model were unknown.

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


Burglars damage house doors in break-in

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Burglars caused $320 in damages to two doors when they broke in to a house Monday on Coseytown Road in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. at a home at 4395 Coseytown Road, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said the burglars entered through a garage door and stole $30 from a bedroom.

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

Thefts reported in Washington County

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents from 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday:

  • A stolen vehicle was reported in the 17700 block of Timber Lane.
  • A theft was reported in the 100 block of East Main Street.
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