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Police Log: Thefts, Hit and Run Among Reports

Police are investigating a hit and run, a vandalism incident and some thefts.

Police Log: Missing Person, Vandalism and a Pedestrian Accident

Local authorities are looking for a Heather Keppley reported missing on Sept. 9th. Local police are looking for information about a stolen bike battery, vandalism of a mailbox, investigate a pedestrian accident and recover a lost ID.

Felony Assault Charges in Attack on Local Cop

Nakiah Denise Spriggs, 19, faces felony assault charges resulting from an attack Wednesday morning on a police officer.

Police Log: Recent Crimes Result in Arrests

Police in Waynesboro report several arrests recently. Just across the border, sheriff’s officers are looking for a man involved in an incident in Hagerstown, Md.

Police Log: Pharmacy Tech Charged With Stealing Opioid Pills

A Waynesboro woman faces almost 100 different charges, most of them felonies, in connection with the theft of opioid pills police said she stole from her employer, a Waynesboro pharmacy.

Fight Led to Chambersburg Couple’s Friday Drug Arrest

A fight in which a local came out of bloodied and bruised Friday led not only to her assailants arrest on assault charges, but to a drug bust that netted 418 grams of marijuana.

Police Log: Underage Drinking, Vehicle Theft, Found Title

Police investigated a number of crimes recently, including the theft of a truck from the same parking lot twice in one week.

K9 Mattis Sniffs out 418 Grams of Pot During Search of...

A big, black drug-sniffing local K9 officer looked pretty pleased with himself in a photo released this weekend by Chambersburg Police Department.

Robbery Spree Ends With Chambersburg Man’s Arrest

A Chambersburg man is in custody in Cumberland County tonight, charged with six robberies.

Charges Filed in 47-Year Old Turnpike Murder Case

A man currently serving a life sentence for murder in Ohio has been charged with the 1972 murder of a New York man on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Local Woman Accused of Threatening to Shoot Area Medical Office Employees

A preliminary hearing is set for next Tuesday for a woman accused of threatening to shoot medical office employees.

Police Log: Elderly Woman Missing, May Be Confused, disoriented (Update)

Area police are looking for a missing woman have a bible they would like the owner to claim and have investigated several crimes recently.

Police Log: Retail Theft, Illegal Dumping, Domestic Violence

Area police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an alleged shoplifter and finding the person who illegally dumped a television last week. One person was arrested recently in Waynesboro.

Local Man Arrested for Interfering With Sunday’s Murder Investigation

A man who interfered with a murder investigation Sunday in Chambersburg is behind bars tonight.

Police Log: In Custody, One Motorcycle Jacket – Owner Please Claim

Area police investigated a number of minor crimes and would like to return a lost motorcycle jacket to its rightful owner.

Man Charged With Murder in Chambersburg Shooting

A man who killed a 27-year-old in a shooting early this morning is in police custody after he holed up in a motel on Wayne Avenue today.

Police Log: Terroristic Threats and a Burglary

Area police departments are investigating crimes including someone threatening another individual and theft of items from an unlocked car.

Police Log: Impersonating an Officer, Assaults, Thefts and Summary Offenses

Local police have been busy this month, investigating a number of crimes. Police blotters include incidents in which a local resident tried to pass herself off as a police officer, several assaults and retail thefts and numerous summary offenses.

Police Log: Resisting Arrest, Assault, Drugs and School Zones

Today’s police log has three incidents from Waynesboro Police Department, plus a warning from Washington Township’s police officers about obeying those blinking yellow school speed zones.

Missing Adams County Children Found in Florida

Two missing children were located yesterday in Florida, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Police Seek Mother of Two Missing Children

Police are still looking for two young children reported missing Sunday. Now the search includes their mother and her boyfriend.

Local Man Charged With Theft in Dog-Napping Case

A Chambersburg man is in Franklin County Jail tonight, charged with abducting a mini Doberman Pinscher from a local residence on Friday.

Dognapped: Police Make Arrest in Missing Dog Case, Ask Public’s Help...

Police made an arrest today in the case of a missing dog taken from its West Catherine Street home Friday but have not been able to find Mocha, the miniature Doberman Pinscher belonging to Gerald Burns.

Police Log: Injured Bicyclist Released From Hospital, Criminal Trespass

A man injured in a late-night accident Friday is out of the hospital today, according to police.

Police log: Aug 24 – Retail Thefts, Hit and Runs, Burglaries

Police report a number of minor and not-so-minor crimes recently.

Police Log: Waynesboro Summary, Other Arrests Reported

The following arrests were reported today by Waynesboro Police Department.

Chambersburg Man Charged in Shippensburg Kidnapping

A Chambersburg man is in Cumberland County Prison today on kidnapping charges.

Police log: Something Lost, Something Found

Chambersburg Police Department often doubles as a community lost and found office.

Police log: Aug 19 – Chief Sets Town Hall Meeting With...

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Chief Ron Camacho will host a town hall-style meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chambersburg Recreation Center, 235 S. Third Street.

Man Wanted on Felony Warrant Now in Custody

A Waynesboro man wanted on a felony warrant in connection with an early morning strong-arm robbery last week turned himself into police Sunday.

Police Log: Waynesboro Runaway Located, Safe and Sound

Police reports include news that a runaway teen has been found safe, and a report of an arrest for resisting arrest and punching a police officer.

One Arrested in Early Morning Robbery, Another Suspect Sought

A Waynesboro teen is in custody in connection with an early morning robbery today. Police have an arrest warrant for a second man.

Police Log and Court Briefs: August 15th, 2019

Area police are investigating a variety of incidents, including the case of a missing man with health problems.

Arrests Made in Shippensburg Armed Robbery

Four people have been arrested in connection with a robbery on East King Street last week.

Police Log: Aug 13th – Runaway, Stolen Bike, Found Wallet

Area law enforcement agencies are looking for a runaway, investigating the theft of a bike and other crimes this week.

Adams County Fugitive Octavian Perez Captured in Virginia

Fugitive Octavian Perez was taken into custody at noon today in Virginia, according to police.

Court Hearing Set for Man Who Tried to Commit Suicide During...

A local man who tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself when Chambersburg police came to his house to arrest him last month will have a preliminary hearing next week.

Police Log: Vehicle Crashes, DUIs, High Speed Chase

Police agencies across the county investigated vehicle crashes and criminal incidents ranging from DUIs and high speed chases to child abuse this week.

Police Log for August 7th, 2019

Today's police log includes the arrest of two Maryland women on warrants, one almost a year old.

Jury: Strawser Guilty of Murdering Timothy ‘Asti’ Davison

John Wayne Strawser was found guilty by a Franklin County jury this afternoon of murdering Timothy Davison in 2014.
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