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Area police have been kept busy recently with a wide variety of incidents, investigating everything from assaults and forged currency to truant kids hanging out along the railroad tracks.


Chambersburg Police Log

Sucely Recinos-Gonzalez
Sucely Recinos-Gonzalez

SIMPLE ASSAULT: Chambersburg Police Department responded to 246 S. Second St. to assist Sucely Recinos-Gonzalez, 22, in removing some property from her residence at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 8. Upon arrival at the residence, it was determined that Recinos-Gonzalez had been involved in a physical domestic altercation with her boyfriend. 

Her boyfriend had physical injuries which included a cut on his left arm where Recinos-Gonzalez allegedly cut him with a box cutter.  Recinos-Gonzalez was taken into custody and charged with Simple Assault.


CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Scott Riley, 22, was involved in an altercation with another male in the 600 block of Lincoln Way West at 7:21 p.m. Feb. 7. After the altercation, Riley allegedly damaged the other person’s vehicle, causing over $1000 in damage. Charges were filed against Riley for Criminal Mischief.


TRESPASS: CPD encountered three individuals on the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks at about 2 p.m. Jan. 30. The train tracks are private property.  When the three were approached, they attempted to flee from the area.  Within minutes, they were located and detained. 

They were identified as Rashad Torres-Aponte, 18, and 2 juveniles that were supposed to be in school.  Torres-Aponte and one juvenile were found to be in possession of Marijuana.  Torres-Aponte was charged with Corruption of Minors, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Defiant Trespass.  Both juveniles received a citation for Defiant Trespass. 

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Cornell Boat
Cornell Boat

RETAIL THEFT: Cornell Boat, 29, is charged with retail theft as the result of an incident at 6:42 p.m. Feb. 7. CPD responded to the Sheetz located at 1 Monticello Court that day for a report of retail theft. 

Police allege Boat took six Slim Jims, a pack of Chips Ahoy cookies and a large fountain drink from the store without paying for them.  Boat is being charged with one count retail theft.  


Eliza Bellows
Eliza Bellows

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: CPD apprehended two young people the afternoon of Jan. 29 taking an unauthorized trip down the slide at Chhambersbur’s Aquatic Center, 1 Memorial Drive.

Police said Eliza Bellows, 18, and a male juvenile were both found inside the Aquatic Center, making use of the pool’s slide at a time when the center was closed for the winter. Both were charged with Criminal Trespass


Shippensburg Police Log

FORGERY, DUI: Shippensburg Police were called to McDonald’s Restaurant at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, for a subject who attempted to purchase $16 worth of food at the drive-up window with a fake $100 bill. 

Gerald MacWilliams III
Gerald MacWilliams III

The subject was still waiting for his food when the police arrived.  He was identified as Gerald MacWilliams III, 23, from Hulmeville. The $100 bill was obviously fake, police said.

MacWilliams was taken into custody and transported to Cumberland County Prison.  He is charged with  Forgery, a 2nd-degree Felony, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.  Bail was set at $2,000. 


Waynesboro Police Log

DRUG PARAPHERNALIA: Hollyann F. Schultz, 27, Waynesboro, has been charged with one count of possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a traffic stop was conducted on February 10 at 11:46 a.m. at the intersection of N. Franklin Street and W. King Street.


PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS: Chloe L. Sorlingas, Hagerstown, was cited for public drunkenness after an incident occurred on February 5 at 1:02 a.m. on S. Potomac Street.  


DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Craig B. Hunter, Waynesboro, has been cited for disorderly conduct after a traffic stop was conducted on February 9 at 9:54 a.m. on E. Main Street.  


CRIMINAL TRESPASS: Samantha N. Yeager, no fixed address, and Lawrence H. Tallent, no fixed address, have been cited for criminal trespass after an incident occurred on February 4 at 5:34 a.m. on N. Broad Street.


Heather N. Helman
Heather N. Helman

DRUG POSSESSION: Heather N. Helman, 40, Waynesboro, has been charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charges resulted from an incident occurred at 10:52 a.m. Jan. 9 on Hawbaker Avenue. 


DUI: Brooke D. Mendyka, 38, Waynesboro, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance after a domestic was reported on February 9 at 1:50 a.m. on Frick Avenue.

Local Sports News

Tough Defense Vaults Mont Alto Men’s Basketball to PSUAC Semifinals

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Penn State Mont Alto men's basketball team cruised to a 79-58 win in Tuesday's PSUAC Quarterfinals matchup with PSU Beaver. With the win, Mont Alto hosts Penn State Wilkes-Barre, the No. 2 seed, in the East division Friday.
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