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WAYNESBORO (AUG. 17, 2019) — 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.


RUNAWAY: A 15-year-old runaway was located safe and sound this week and returned to Vision Quest, according to Waynesboro police.

Police said 15-year-old Noelle Carter was a part of a group that included VisionQuest staff and clients who were participating in an activity in the borough Aug. 12. At almost 4 p.m. Carter ran away from the group, heading northwest.

She was located a few days later.

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RESISTING ARREST: Nicholas Rowe, 27, of Waynesboro, was arrested Wednesday after Waynesboro police were called to a convenience store on Potomac Avenue for a report of an intoxicated individual harassing other individuals.

When officers tried to arrest him, he allegedly punched one officer in the face and threw a punch at another officer.

He was charged with the following crimes:

  • F2 Aggravated Assault
  • F3 Criminal Attempt – Escape
  • M2 Simple Assault
  • M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce
  • M3 Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting
  • M DUI: Gen Imp/Inc of Driving Safely – 1st Off S Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct

He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge T.R. Williams. He was in Franklin County Jail as of this weekend, unable to post $75,000 bail.

Local Crime News

Police Log: Megan’s Law, Domestic Violence, Hit and Run, Public Drunk

Area police log entries include a notice that a Megan’s Law offender had moved into a Chambersburg neighborhood, a domestic violence arrest in Waynesboro and a number of summary arrests.

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