January 9, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Contrary to complaints of poor police protection in the neighborhood that was the scene of a shootout Thursday night that left two men wounded, officers have been stepping up activity there all along, Chambersburg Police Chief Michael DeFrank said. Police released no new details on the shooting Friday, but identified the victims as Roy Morris, 27, of 411 Chateau Terrace, Shippensburg, and Lucas Ismond, 38, of 141 Greenmeadow Drive, Chambersburg.
November 30, 1997
Drive-by shooting under investigation Hagerstown City Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred late Saturday night, authorities said Sunday. A vehicle was hit with bullets fired by a car in the first block of Fairground Avenue some time after 11 p.m., police said. Sgt. Craig Bakner said he does not know how many bullets were fired. The shots apparently came from a gray Renault or Nissan, Bakner said. The car, which had Maryland tags, was following behind the vehicle that was shot, he said.
November 2, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer Audrey Mardon no longer keeps the front door of her Hagerstown home unlocked. "I didn't used to worry about it," Mardon, 54, said. "But I do now. I've had my car broken into. I've had furniture stolen off my front porch. A week ago someone broken into my daughter's car and stole her purse. "This used to be a nice neighborhood. You never had to worry about anything. You could leave your front door unlocked. Now all of a sudden nothing's sacred any more," Mardon said.
October 7, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Harrisburg, Pa., man was being held in Franklin County Prison Tuesday morning, charged with criminal homicide in the Monday shooting death of a Chambersburg man, according to Chambersburg Police. Bryan K. Jefferson, 37, of 226 Harris St., turned himself in to police Monday and gave investigators a handgun, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Jefferson gave a statement to police after his arrest, court records said.
October 5, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The driver of the car involved in a drive-by shooting in Chambersburg on July 20 identified William C. Houser as one of two teenagers riding in the back seat who have been charged in the incident. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing Friday before District Justice Gary L. Carter. Carter said he found probable cause to send the case against Houser to the Court of Common Pleas for prosecution. Houser, 17, is being tried as an adult in the case.
September 8, 1997
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A fifth Chambersburg man has been charged in connection with the July 20 drive-by shooting that injured two, according to Chambersburg Police. Nathan Loreman, 20, of 628 Pleasant St., was arrested Thursday at the Chambersburg Mall, police said. Loreman is charged with hindering apprehension and making false reports, police said. He was released on $25,000 bail, police said. Four others have been charged in the 2:09 a.m. shooting on the corner of Hollywell Avenue and South Street.
August 29, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg teen wanted in connection with a July 20 drive-by shooting was placed in Franklin County Prison Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail after he was taken into custody on Aug. 21 in Wheeling, W.Va., according to Chambersburg Police. William C. "Woo" Houser, 17, last known address at 117 Garfield St., was returned to Chambersburg on Tuesday and arraigned before District Justice Gary Carter, police said.
July 22, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police were still looking for suspects Monday in drive-by shootings the day before that wounded two Chambersburg men and struck a nearby house. The victims in the drive-by shooting were standing with a group of people on West South Street across from the Laurel Lodge IBPOE at about 2:08 a.m., police said. A vehicle with an undetermined number of occupants crossed over the railroad tracks heading east and began firing into the group, police said.