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August 24, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 52-year-old man was taken to Chambersburg Hospital Monday for a mental health evaluation after barricading himself in a Limestone Drive home for almost six hours, Pennsylvania State Police said. The man received bad news and threatened to harm himself at 2 p.m., state police troopers told The Herald-Mail. Police were told the man had a firearm and a cross bow. They closed Limestone Drive, Shady Side Drive and Stanley Avenue Extended with the help of area fire police.
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January 14, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A standoff between a 37-year-old man and Pennsylvania State Police caused traffic to be detoured off U.S. 30 for several hours Saturday morning before the man left his house voluntarily. "Everything was resolved peacefully," Sgt. Gary Carter said of the incident, which began about 5:30 a.m. at 205 Guilford Drive in the North Guilford Hills development east of Chambersburg. The man left the house about 11:30 a.m. and was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for evaluation, Carter said.
NEWS
February 17, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Orrstown, Pa., man charged in a standoff with Pennsylvania State Police last week had his preliminary hearing continued Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court, according to the District Attorney's Office. The hearing for Gary Shoop, 53, of 3124 Orrstown Road, was delayed one month to Tuesday, March 17, to allow time for a mental evaluation, a staff member said. Shoop was charged with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in the Feb. 9 incident on South Road in Lurgan Township.
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January 5, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A search for a missing man this morning in Peters Township ended with the discovery of his body, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police said they received a call from the Greencastle (Pa.) Police Department for help in trying to find the 64-year-old Greencastle man. The state police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was called in to assist in the search, which ended at about 9 a.m. with the discovery of the body in the area of Tower Road in Peters Township.
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October 23, 2009
SCOTLAND, Pa. -- A Chambersburg, Pa., man who claimed he was armed and refused to leave his recreational vehicle surrendered Thursday night following a seven-hour standoff, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release. David C. Beam, 52, of 875A Limestone Drive, was charged with aggravated assault and risking a catastrophe. He was taken to Franklin County Jail, troopers said. The incident began at 4 p.m., when Beam stopped his RV in the 3600 block of Main Street in Scotland, west of the intersection with Pa. 997, troopers said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 10, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A five-hour standoff in Greencastle on Tuesday between Pennsylvania State Police and a Waynesboro, Pa., man ended when the man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man, identified by police as Richard A. Patterson Jr., 30, was found dead at the scene by the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team after he held his ex-girlfriend and her mother hostage in an Antrim Township mobile home at 3862 Grosh Drive over what was believed to be a domestic dispute, police said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | February 8, 2008
HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - A gunfight on Thursday morning in Belfast Township in Fulton County, Pa., left one man in the hospital and another on the lam from police. Pennsylvania State Police said Gregory Aaron Rouzer, who has been charged with attempted homicide, last was seen armed with a rifle and running into the woods off Sipes Mill Road. He was still at large this morning, police said. "There is a possibility he could've been hurt," Trooper David McGarvey said. "He could have been shot.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 7, 2008
HARRISONVILLE, Pa. -- A gunfight on Thursday morning in Belfast Township in Fulton County, Pa., left one man in the hospital and another on the lam from police. Pennsylvania State Police said Gregory Aaron Rouzer, who has been charged with attempted homicide, last was seen armed with a rifle and running into the woods off Sipes Mill Road. "There is a possibility he could've been hurt," Trooper David McGarvey said. "He could have been shot. " Central Fulton and Southern Fulton schools were put on lockdown after the 7:30 a.m. incident, McGarvey said.
NEWS
by DON AINES | December 19, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A domestic dispute Monday morning escalated into a standoff with Pennsylvania State Police on Social Island Circle that ended about six hours later when the man surrendered and was taken into custody on a mental health warrant. "The subject did harm to himself and then barricaded himself in the house," Trooper David Rush said. The 37-year-old man, who had cut his wrists about the time the incident began, came out of the house and surrendered to police shortly after 4 p.m., Rush said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 9, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, PA. - Area schools continued on lockdown Friday and police still were looking for a Harrisonville, Pa., man charged with attempted murder in a Thursday morning shooting in Belfast Township. Pennsylvania State Police said Friday night that Gregory Aaron Rouzer, 40, of 1291 Possum Hollow Road, still was at large. He is charged in the shooting of a man outside the man's home on Thursday about 7:30 a.m. Police said Rouzer is a skilled outdoorsman and should be considered armed.
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October 23, 2009
SCOTLAND, Pa. -- A Chambersburg, Pa., man who claimed he was armed and refused to leave his recreational vehicle surrendered Thursday night following a seven-hour standoff, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release. David C. Beam, 52, of 875A Limestone Drive, was charged with aggravated assault and risking a catastrophe. He was taken to Franklin County Jail, troopers said. The incident began at 4 p.m., when Beam stopped his RV in the 3600 block of Main Street in Scotland, west of the intersection with Pa. 997, troopers said.
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NEWS
August 24, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 52-year-old man was taken to Chambersburg Hospital Monday for a mental health evaluation after barricading himself in a Limestone Drive home for almost six hours, Pennsylvania State Police said. The man received bad news and threatened to harm himself at 2 p.m., state police troopers told The Herald-Mail. Police were told the man had a firearm and a cross bow. They closed Limestone Drive, Shady Side Drive and Stanley Avenue Extended with the help of area fire police.
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February 17, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Orrstown, Pa., man charged in a standoff with Pennsylvania State Police last week had his preliminary hearing continued Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court, according to the District Attorney's Office. The hearing for Gary Shoop, 53, of 3124 Orrstown Road, was delayed one month to Tuesday, March 17, to allow time for a mental evaluation, a staff member said. Shoop was charged with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in the Feb. 9 incident on South Road in Lurgan Township.
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By DON AINES | February 9, 2009
LURGAN, Pa. -- An Orrstown, Pa., man making claims about satellite interference was charged with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person following a seven-hour armed standoff with Pennsylvania State Police on Monday. Police pumped tear gas into a barn at 12924 South Road in rural Lurgan Township, Pa., at least three times between 1 and 2 p.m. in an effort to get 53-year-old Gary Eugene Shoop out of the building. At approximately 2 p.m., police used a tactical response vehicle known as a Bearcat to ram the barn door, taking Shoop into custody without injury to him or police, said Trooper Ed Asbury.
NEWS
January 5, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A search for a missing man this morning in Peters Township ended with the discovery of his body, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Pennsylvania State Police. State police said they received a call from the Greencastle (Pa.) Police Department for help in trying to find the 64-year-old Greencastle man. The state police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was called in to assist in the search, which ended at about 9 a.m. with the discovery of the body in the area of Tower Road in Peters Township.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 11, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A Waynesboro, Pa., man who killed himself during a standoff with Pennsylvania State Police on Tuesday had no history of suicidal tendencies, according to his mother. Lois Morgan of Waynesboro said her son, Richard L. Patterson Jr., 30, never spoke of ending his life, until he called her that afternoon barricaded in a mobile home park off of Grosh Drive. He was a normal person, she said. Police said Patterson died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound not long after he called police to report that he was holding his ex-girlfriend, Letitia Shreves, 27, and her mother Catherine Byrd, 49, hostage in an Antrim Township mobile home over what police called a domestic dispute.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 10, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A five-hour standoff in Greencastle on Tuesday between Pennsylvania State Police and a Waynesboro, Pa., man ended when the man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man, identified by police as Richard A. Patterson Jr., 30, was found dead at the scene by the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team after he held his ex-girlfriend and her mother hostage in an Antrim Township mobile home at 3862 Grosh Drive over what was believed to be a domestic dispute, police said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 9, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, PA. - Area schools continued on lockdown Friday and police still were looking for a Harrisonville, Pa., man charged with attempted murder in a Thursday morning shooting in Belfast Township. Pennsylvania State Police said Friday night that Gregory Aaron Rouzer, 40, of 1291 Possum Hollow Road, still was at large. He is charged in the shooting of a man outside the man's home on Thursday about 7:30 a.m. Police said Rouzer is a skilled outdoorsman and should be considered armed.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 8, 2008
HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - A gunfight on Thursday morning in Belfast Township in Fulton County, Pa., left one man in the hospital and another on the lam from police. Pennsylvania State Police said Gregory Aaron Rouzer, who has been charged with attempted homicide, last was seen armed with a rifle and running into the woods off Sipes Mill Road. He was still at large this morning, police said. "There is a possibility he could've been hurt," Trooper David McGarvey said. "He could have been shot.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | February 7, 2008
HARRISONVILLE, Pa. -- A gunfight on Thursday morning in Belfast Township in Fulton County, Pa., left one man in the hospital and another on the lam from police. Pennsylvania State Police said Gregory Aaron Rouzer, who has been charged with attempted homicide, last was seen armed with a rifle and running into the woods off Sipes Mill Road. "There is a possibility he could've been hurt," Trooper David McGarvey said. "He could have been shot. " Central Fulton and Southern Fulton schools were put on lockdown after the 7:30 a.m. incident, McGarvey said.
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