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CHAMBERSBURG – This police log involves theft of a purse and gun from a car, a DUI and child abuse.


Endangering a Child: Arslie Dorilus, 28, from Chambersburg, was charged with Endangering Welfare of a Child and Simple Assault as a result of an investigation by Chambersburg Police Department into injuries of a 6 year-old child. 

Arslie Dorilus, 28, from Chambersburg
Arslie Dorilus, 28, from Chambersburg

The young girl sustained bruising on her back and the facial area which police said were caused by Dorilus.

According to court documents, the injuries happened around June 7-10 and were reported by a “mandated reporter.”

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In Pennsylvania, mandated reporters are people who are required by law to report suspected child abuse. They make over 75% of the calls to ChildLine, the state’s 24-hour hotline to report child abuse.

The incident was investigated by CPD and Franklin County Children and Youth Services. Dorilus was arrested Wednesday. Information about her court dates are not available this week.


Theft: Chambersburg police are investigating the theft of a handgun and purse stolen from a parked car Wednesday.

Police said the purse was taken from a car parked in the 1600 block of Orchard Drive sometime between 5 p.m. and 730 p.m. A purse similar to the one pictured was stolen from the vehicle. Contained within the purse was a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm handgun similar to the one pictured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131. 


DUI: On 06/17/2019 at 3:45 pm Chambersburg Police Department was notified of a hit and run accident. Joshua Toporzycki, 40, Fort Loudon, was attempting to depart the borough but his vehicle had become disabled after several blocks.

Joshua Toporzycki, 40, Fort Loudon
Joshua Toporzycki, 40, Fort Loudon

Several citizens were able to keep Toporzycki from leaving the area until Chambersburg Police Department units arrived. During the investigation of the accident, Toporzycki was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently arrested for DUI.

Police said in charging documents that Toporzycki first claimed that another vehicle had cut him off, causing him to crash instead to another vehicle in the area of the Monticello Court Sheetz.

Witnesses, however, told police Toporzycki hit a parked car in the 300 block of Lincoln Way West, then continued on LWW until witnesses who were following him pulled in front of him in an effort to stop him.

Toporzycki then told the police officer that the tie rod on his vehicle had dislodged, causing the crash, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

Police said Toporzycki’s eyes were glassy and he smelled of alcohol. When an officer tried to administer a breathalyzer test, Toporzycki was uncooperative and it took three tries for the officer to get a “quick capture” sample indicating an alcohol level above the legal limit.

He also failed a field sobriety test, police said in charging documents. He refused to take a blood test at Chambersburg Hospital to determine his blood-alcohol level.

He is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol a misdemeanor, and two summary offenses: careless driving and accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20 in Franklin County Court.

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