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Area police agencies have investigated, and solved, a number of crimes recently.


Chambersburg Police Log

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: On 2/1/2020, at 1823 hrs, the Chambersburg Police Dept. was notified of an incident involving a group of kids at Icefest.  One of the kids in the group intentionally knocked over an Ice Sculpture in front of Boost Mobile.  After a number of interviews, the juvenile responsible for knocking over the sculpture was identified.  A citation for Criminal Mischief was filed against the 14-year-old juvenile. 

The Chambersburg Police Dept. would like to thank the public for offering a number of tips on Crimewatch reference to this incident.


Waynesboro Police Log

DUI: Joshua A. Sanders, 30, Waynesboro, faces charges of two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance.

Joshua A. Sanders
Joshua A. Sanders

The charges are a result of a traffic stop at 2:41 a.m. January 31 on North East Avenue.


INDECENT ASSAULT: Jonathan R. Hernandez, 19, Waynesboro, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of indecent exposure after an incident occurred on March 17, 2019 at 10:26 p.m. on Philadelphia Avenue.

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Pennsylvania State Police Log

THEFT BY DECEPTION: PSP in Chambersburg are investigating a theft by deception case in which a Chambersburg woman was scammed out of $3,000 between Jan. 1 and Feb. 11. Police said the woman was convinced to send the money in the form of gift cards bro a “Victor Hector.” Police did not give details about the scam, but said the investigation was “ongoing.”


DUI DRUGS: Avery Finniff, 23, Hagerstown, is free on $10,000 unsecured bail today after being charged with driving under the influence of drugs during a traffic stop Sunday. Finniff was pulled over by a state trooper at 2:07 a.m. on Molly Pitcher Highway at Lighthouse Road. In addition to the DUI charge, Finniff received five summary traffic citations for illegal passing, following too close, disregarding his lane of traffic, careless and reckless driving.

His preliminary hearing is March 17 in Franklin County Central Court.


CRASH: A Chambersburg man escaped injury in a one are crash early Saturday morning, but his 207 Honda Accord was not so lucky.

Ziad Ahmed, 20, was traveling south in the left lane on Interstate 81 at 12:11 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his vehicle and it went off the roadway and hit a guardrail in the median.

Ahmed was not injured. His car had to be towed.


DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Scott Pyles, 43, Willow Hill, is in Franklin County Jail, unable to post $10,000 monetary bail after being charged with simple assault and harassment this week. Police were called to a Mountain Green Road address at 12:45 a.m. Sunday for a domestic disturbance. They allege Pyles pushed a 20-year-old woman to the ground, injuring her.

Pyles preliminary hearing in the case is set for Feb. 18 in Franklin County Central Court.


DOMESTIC ASSAULT: David Thomas, 47, of Greencastle, is free on $10,000 unsecured bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges of reckless endangerment and harassment following a domestic dispute with his 43-year old wife Christina last weekend. His preliminary hearing is Feb. 18 in Franklin County Central Court.


CRASH: There were no injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday on Old Forge Road in Quincy Township. Elizabeth Breneman, 36, of Fayetteville, was northbound on Old Forge Road when she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and her Toyota Highlander went into the southbound lane and hit a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Scott Pryor Jr., 59, of Fayetteville. Breneman’s vehicle came to rest back in the northbound lane. Pryor’s vehicle hit a tree on the west side of the roadway.

Local Crime News

Local Man Charged With 50 Counts of Child Porn

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A Guilford Township man arrested by special agents with the Attorney General’s office last week has been charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.
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