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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2013
The Franklin County, Pa., district attorney said he has investigated and cleared Pennsylvania State Police of any wrongdoing in the Labor Day shooting of a man in St. Thomas Township. Police fatally shot Philip E. Rank, 47, when he fled his house at 599 St. Thomas-Williamson Road during a standoff Monday. When troopers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on an aggravated assault charge that morning, Rank barricaded himself in the home for five hours. During negotiations, Rank said he had two semiautomatic rifles and 75 rounds of ammunition, and he claimed to have his scope trained on a trooper, District Attorney Matt Fogal said in a statement this weekend.
NEWS
November 5, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in November and December throughout Franklin County, state police in the Chambersburg barrack said in a news release. Police said that the checkpoints will be held on "various roadways throughout Franklin County," but did not provide specific locations or dates for the traffic stops. In addition, "roving DUI patrols will be utilized throughout the remaining year," according to the release.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2012
A Mercersburg, Pa., man accused of hitting a motorcyclist on U.S. 11 last month and fleeing the scene waived his preliminary hearing in Franklin County (Pa.) Court Tuesday. Leon Chalmers Deardorff Jr., 29, is charged with eight criminal counts, including homicide by vehicle, accident involving death or personal injury, and accident involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed. A mandatory arraignment was scheduled for June 6 at 1 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police said that Deardorff was driving a 2002 Isuzu box truck that hit a motorcycle while crossing the intersection of U.S. 11 and Social Island Road on March 7. Keith Lee Monninger, 37, of 1286 Preston Lane, Greencastle, Pa., died in that crash.
NEWS
April 30, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said they responded to a call of an explosive device that was found Sunday afternoon on Bear Valley Road in St. Thomas Township. The unspecified device was rendered safe by the Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosives Section, according to a news release.
NEWS
June 27, 2007
Person wanted in county arrested FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick resident wanted in Washington County was arrested Monday night, police said. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office charged Jamie R. Alexander, 30, with theft of less than $100, driving on a suspended license, giving a false name to a uniformed officer and driving a motor vehicle without a registered license, police said. Cpl. Dave DeWees saw a Pontiac Grand Am on Center Street and discovered that the car's registration plates were reported stolen through Washington County, police said.
NEWS
July 23, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 22-inch Briggs and Stratton rotary push mower was reported stolen Thursday from the yard of its 79-year-old owner at 1176 Leisure Drive, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
NEWS
February 12, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A single-vehicle accident closed northbound Interstate 81 at Exit 14 for a time this morning, Pennsylvania State Police said. The crash was reported at about 6:50 a.m.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
A Hamilton Township couple was found dead inside their home Friday morning after a murder-suicide that occurred Thursday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Read the full story in Saturday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
September 18, 2005
NEEDMORE, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police are searching for the person who shot a 2-year-old dog in the mouth earlier this month, police said Saturday. The dog belongs to a resident of the 1000 block of Gem Road in Needmore, police said. Anyone with information on the crime may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-485-3131 or Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771.
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September 9, 2013
A man police said robbed a bank in Franklin County later died and several troopers were injured after a pursuit that ended in Cumberland County, according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police responded to an armed robbery of an M&T Bank at 1798 Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township, Pa., shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, state police spokesman Trooper Robert Hicks said in a news release. The male suspect in the 4:52 p.m. robbery was driving a black minivan spotted by a trooper, Hicks said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2013
The Franklin County, Pa., district attorney said he has investigated and cleared Pennsylvania State Police of any wrongdoing in the Labor Day shooting of a man in St. Thomas Township. Police fatally shot Philip E. Rank, 47, when he fled his house at 599 St. Thomas-Williamson Road during a standoff Monday. When troopers attempted to serve an arrest warrant on an aggravated assault charge that morning, Rank barricaded himself in the home for five hours. During negotiations, Rank said he had two semiautomatic rifles and 75 rounds of ammunition, and he claimed to have his scope trained on a trooper, District Attorney Matt Fogal said in a statement this weekend.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
Tri-State area authorities are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man who has been charged in warrants with theft, distribution of heroin and other counts, according to the Hancock Police Department. Michael John Burton, 37, whose last known address was Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is wanted in Maryland for theft under $10,000 and numerous traffic warrants, a Hancock police news release said. Burton also is charged with distribution of heroin in Pennsylvania, and a parole violation in West Virginia for cutting off his monitoring bracelet and fleeing the state, police said.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
Martinsburg man charged in burglary at Queen St. business MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg police said they charged a city man with breaking and entering after he was taken into custody during a burglary in progress  Tuesday  night. Officers responded to an alarm at JR's Things and Stuff, 108 N. Queen St., at  9:15 p.m. , police said. The rear door had been forced open and during a search of the business a man was found inside and taken into custody without incident, police said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday released the name of a man who troopers shot and killed a day earlier, but offered no further information about the incident. Police fatally shot Philip E. Rank, 47, when he fled his house during a standoff Monday. “During the negotiations for his surrender, (Rank) disregarded commands and fled the residence with multiple firearms,” Trooper Robert Hicks said at the scene Monday afternoon. Rank encountered troopers who had established a perimeter around his home in the 500 block of St. Thomas-Williamson Road, and he was shot, Hicks said.
NEWS
August 29, 2013
A St. Thomas, Pa., man has been charged with threatening to hang an entire family because of its ethnicity, Pennsylvania State Police said. Ronald Jay Krenzer, 27, was charged with making terroristic threats, driving under the influence, harassment, disorderly conduct and possession with intent to manufacture and deliver, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the incident occurred at about  6:30 p.m. Saturday , when Krenzer went to a home in the 100 block of Cottonwood Ave. in St. Thomas Township and shoved females to the ground.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
An employee was killed Thursday in an industrial accident at Manitowoc Crane Group, according to a company official and state police. Rickie Lee Grimsley was killed when he was pinned between a parked crane and a crane that was being moved by another employee, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. No age and hometown for Grimsley were available Thursday night. Wayne Bunch, Manitowoc's vice president of human resources Americas, confirmed earlier Thursday that a worker had died in the accident.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2013
A couple who died in a murder-suicide over the weekend in Chambersburg was in the process of divorcing, according to documents filed in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas. Gordon M. Brown, whom Pennsylvania State Police said fatally shot his wife and himself in their home, was seeking custody of their two sons. In his petition for custody, he claimed Kelly R. Brown filed for divorce and was “threatening to leave the home with the children.” Brown shot Kelly Brown in the head with a handgun, then shot himself with the same gun, according to state police.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
A Greencastle, Pa., man has been charged with trying to run a woman off the road Monday afternoon in Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Devin Spoonhour, 19, was charged with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering, disorderly conduct and harassment, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the incident happened at 3 p.m. Monday, when Spoonhour allegedly tried to run a 20-year-old woman off Ragged Edge Road as she drove to work. Police alleged that Spoonhour then followed the woman to her place of employment and caused a disturbance there.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 6, 2013
Washington Township (Pa.) Police Officer Stephen Shannon received citations Thursday, but they were vastly different than the criminal ones he hands out through the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project. Shannon received citations from state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, for his efforts to crack down on aggressive driving. He also received recognition from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
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