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FRANKLIN COUNTY (Oct. 3, 2019) — Area police investigated a variety of crimes recently ranging from scams to illegal drug activity.


Chambersburg Police Log

IMPERSONATION: Chambersburg police were called to the first block of South Federal Street at 1:37 a.m. Sunday, 9-1-19, at 0137 hours for a report of a man impersonating a Chambersburg Police officer. When a real officer arrived at the scene a woman reported a man approached her claiming to be a Chambersburg Police officer working undercover.

Police log
Christopher Garrison

An investigation developed Christopher Garrison, 27, as a suspect in the case. Police said Garrison admitted to impersonating a public servant (police officer).


Waynesboro Police Log

SCAM: The Waynesboro Police Department has been notified of a new scam. A subject claiming to be from Apple Customer Service is calling and asking individuals if they have a computer and what sites they visit.

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The caller then says that they see a problem and has the individual transferred to a “Tier 2” technician. This technician then gains access to the victim’s computer.

The caller or “technician” does not ask for personal information, but access does gain access to the individual’s computer.

The Waynesboro Police Department is warning residents not to fall for the scam.

Residents receiving such calls should not provide personal information or allow the caller to ask any other questions. Simply hang up police advise, and block the caller’s number if possible. 

Be aware of the following scam tactics:

  • Requesting of iTunes cards, Google Play cards, other gift cards.
  • Winner of an excessive amount of money through emails, letters, texts, etc.  
  • Asking for personal information.

DRUGS: David E. Beaver III, 27, Waynesboro, was charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop at 111:02 p.m. Sept. 17 on South Potomac Street.

Police log
David E. Beaver, III

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