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FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA (Oct. 11, 2019) — Today’s police log centers on mostly misdemeanor offenses, warrants were issued and arrests were made.


Chambersburg Police Log

ARRESTED: Michael D. Gardner Jr., 39, Shippensburg, was taken into custody by the Swatara Township Thursday on an active warrant issued by Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns Aug. 26.

Michael Gardner
Michael Gardner

Gardner is charged with theft of leased property, a misdemeanor. According to police, Gardner failed to make required payments on property that was leased from Rent a Center and failed to return the property upon request.


WARRANT: Darren Michael Thomas, 27, is wanted for theft of leased property. Police allege Thomas failed to pay for or return items he leased from Rent a Center upon their request.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Thomas is asked to contact the Chambersburg Police at (717) 264-4131

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Waynesboro Police Log

ASSAULT: Michelle L. Rusch, 35, Waynesboro, has been charged with simple assault as a result of a physical altercation occurred on October 3 at 8:53 p.m. on North Church Street. 


DRUGS: Steven N. Baugher, 29, Waynesboro, has been charged with one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident occurred on September 28 at 11:30 a.m. on N. Grant Street.

Steven Baugher
Steven Baugher

DUI: Kathryn E. Lapp, 25, Waynesboro, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance and one count of restriction on alcoholic beverages after police made contact with her on Tritle Avenue on September 23 at 1:08 a.m. 

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