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Man Arrested for Stealing Sword From Trojan Statue

A local man is in Franklin County Jail today, accused of stealing the sword from the Trojan statue at the entrance to Chambersburg Area Senior High School earlier this month.

Police Obtain a Warrant for Local Man on Theft Charges

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man they say failed to make payments or return items he leased from a local rental center.

Warrant Issued in Indecent Assault Case

An arrest warrant has been issued for Guillermo Cervantes-Cardenas, 31, is wanted for indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, and corruption of minors.

Police Looking for Lawn Mower Thief

One thief in Chambersburg came up with a way to solve the equipment side of the lawn care chore this week.

Texas Man Faces Multiple Charges in Guilford Burglaries

An Arlington, Texas, man is in Franklin County Jail this week, facing a long list of charges stemming from burglaries at three Guilford Township businesses last weekend.

Police: Fake $50 Bills Passed at Two Sheetz Stores

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two separate incidents in which counterfeit currency was used to make purchases at two different locations this week.

Accused Kidnapper Waives Hearing

Thomas Dewald, the 20-year-old Waynesboro man accused of kidnapping a four-year-old child from her Rouzerville home last month waived a preliminary hearing in Franklin County Central Court Tuesday.

Man Accused of Choking Victim in Domestic Violence Case

A local man accused of strangling another person and pushing her into a glass window last week is free on $100,000 unsecured bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment.

Marysville Borough Manager Accused of Illegally Using Gift Cards

Marysville Borough Manager Scott Weaver has been charged with bribery and theft for allegedly buying unneeded products for the borough and keeping gift cards that were included with the purchase for his personal use.

Would-Be Armed Robbers Leave Sheetz Store Empty Handed

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two masked men who tried to rob a Sheetz store on Ritter Highway at gunpoint late last night.

Good Wolf Court: Latest Tool in War on Drugs

Good Wolf Court helps first-time drug offenders stay out of jail and turn their lives around.

Shippensburg Police Looking for Hit and Run Driver

Police here are looking for a hit and run driver who struck a parked car in the first block of South Queen Street Thursday evening.

Chambersburg Duo Arrested in Arson Attempt

Two Chambersburg residents are in Franklin County Jail this week, charged with arson in connection with two fires April 25 and 26 at a South Fourth Street home.

Maryland Man Gets Time in Federal Pen for Local Bank Robbery

A Maryland man has been sentenced to almost 3 1/2 years in a federal penitentiary for robbing banks in Blue Ridge Summit and Fairfield last year.

Waynesboro Man Charged in Kidnapping, Two Home Invasions

Dewald told a chilling story of casing the neighborhood, looking for children playing in their yards, mostly unsupervised, in areas without video surveillance.

Chambersburg Man Arrested in New Jersey Murder Case

A Chambersburg man arrested last week has been charged with murder of a New Jersey woman

Charged With “Stealing Our Hearts”

EXTRA, EXTRA! Read all about it! The charge: Stealing our hearts. Outcome: Bailed. Sentence: Time served. Washington Township Police use social media and get creative in finding owner of lost dog.

PSP Investigating Child’s Abduction

Police want to know: Who took 4-year-old Gemma Moats from her home in the middle of the night and later dropped her off at the side of a road, unharmed, the next morning?

Arsonist Tried to Set Fire to a South 4th Street Home

CHAMBERSBURG-- An image of arsonist who tried to set a fire at an entrance to a home on South Fourth Street last night is being circulated on social media by local police.

Burglar(s) Steal, Then Trash Home in Easter Heist

If you saw suspicious activity in the 400 block of West Queen over the Easter weekend, let Chambersburg police know.

Lost Your Pot? Claim It at CPD

Baggie filled with marijuana was found in a yard near the street in the 900 block of South Fourth Street this morning, according to police.

Dora the Explorer Is Homeless Today

Missing: one very large 13-foot tall, 200 pound Dora the Explorer inflatable bounce house. Did you see anything suspicious going on in the first block of South Queen Street in Shippensburg Thursday night or Friday morning? If so, Shippensburg police would like to talk to you.

Community Policing Getting Results

”Successful policing of any City, Town, or Borough is a collaborative effort; we cannot do it alone anymore. Your constant and consistent cooperation lets us know that you are committed to making sure that Chambersburg is a safe place to work, visit, and reside in,’

Waynesboro Man Charged in Domestic Violence Case

Waynesboro — Police arrested Douglass C. Holden, 39 years old, after a domestic violence disturbance was reported on April 10th. Douglass was charged with one count each of strangulation, simple assault, terroristic threats and unlawful restraint.

Hagerstown Man Wanted on Four Warrants for Dealing Drugs

Police allege Roshell Warren sold crack cocaine to an undercover informant last spring and fall at different locations in the borough.

Men Wanted in Jewelry Store Heist in Custody

Two Philadelphia men accused of stealing a $12,000 1.7-carat diamond ring from Ludwig Jewelers last week are in Franklin County Jail tonight, unable to post $200,000 bail.

Shippensburg Woman Arrested in Jewelry Store Heist

Police are still looking for two suspects who allegedly stole an expensive diamond ring from a downtown jewelry store on Wednesday. A Shipppensburg woman has been arrested in connection with the crime.

Police Looking for Suspects in Jewelry Store Robbery

Chambersburg police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who robbed a downtown jewelry store Wednesday.

Drive-By Shooting Meant to Intimidate Witnesses, Victims in Earlier Crime

Shooting was linked to March 30 incident in which two people were shot.

Police warn of survey, mystery shopper scams

Be careful when responding to emails offering lucrative deals for surveys and mystery shoppers, local price warn, it may be a scam.

Local man charged in 2018 shooting

The charges came more than six months after myltiple shots were fired into a Birch Street home last September.

Charges Filed in South Main Street Shooting

Two men arrested earlier this week on weapons related charges have been charged with attempted homicide in a March 30 shooting in downtown Chambersburg.

Teens Arrested in Mike Waters Park Robbery

Tips from the public helped Chambersburg police quickly solve an armed robbery case this week.

Police seek info on suspects in park robbery

Group who robbed victim at gunpoint fled through Mike Waters Park and down South Second Street

Hearings Set in Gun Violation Cases

Two men arrested Monday on firearms charges haven’t been charged with shooting anyone in last weekend’s downtown Chambersburg shooting but they do face a number of other charges. They will have .preliminary hearings next week in Franklin County Central Court.

Shooting Update: Men Wanted for Questioning in Custody

Two men sought by Chambersburg police for questioning in a shooting Saturday morning in the 300 block of South Main Street are now in police custody.

Police Looking for ‘Persons of Interest’ in Shooting

Police have identified Christopher Curtis Darby as a person of interest in an early morning shooting in the 300 block of Third Street

Breaking: Two injured in South Main Street shooting

Police are investigating a shooting that sent two people to area trauma centers early Saturday morning.

Police Seek Info on 4th St. Skatepark Assault

Police are seeking the public's help in finding two people who assaulted and robbed another person at a local skate park last week.

Head of Hagerstown drug ring gets federal time

Prosecutor said drug lord will spend 14 years in federal prison, where there is no parole—ever. He put drug traffickers on notice that dealing in fentanyl increases their odds of federal prosecution and federal prison.
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