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FRANKLIN COUNTY — Today’s police log includes incidents from Chambersburg and Waynesboro Police Departments. Shippensburg has not reported any incidents. The lineup includes; Rape of a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Criminal Mischief, Theft, Lost and Found and Terroristic Threats.


Chambersburg Police Report

John J. Bright, 54, of York
John J. Bright, 54, of York

Rape: John J. Bright, 54, of York, was arrested July 12 and charged with Rape of a Child and Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse. The charges resulted from an investigation which was begun in Fayette County PA.

Chambersburg Police Department and Franklin County Children and Youth Services received a report from Fayette County CYS regarding a disclosure of sexual abuse which occurred in Chambersburg approximately 6 years ago.

This incident was investigated by CPD and Franklin County CYS and resulted in these charges being filed.

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Criminal Mischief: On June 4, Chambersburg Police Department officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Brumbaugh Ave for a report of criminal mischief. The caller reported that sometime overnight her vehicle’s tires had been slashed by an unknown assailant. If anyone in the public has any information on the incident they are asked to please contact the Chambersburg Police at (717) 264-4131.


Theft: Sometime between the hours of 11 p.m. June 5 and 8 a.m. June 6 someone entered a detached garage in the 700 block of S Second St. and stole a Red Rider BB gun similar to the one in the picture. 

Stolen BB gun
Stolen BB gun

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


Lost and Found: On July 18, CPD took a report of a found bicycle found on the rail trails near Commerce St. The bike is a Kent Ambush that is white and black in color with two blue pegs on the front wheel. The owner of the bicycle can claim it at the Chambersburg Police Department at 116 S. Second St. 

Found bike
Found bike

Waynesboro Police Report

David L. Ressler, 56
David L. Ressler, 56

Terroristic Threats: Waynesboro Police Department charged David L. Ressler, 56, with one count of terroristic threats after an incident occurred at a business on S. Potomac Street on June 18. According to police, Ressler has no fixed address and no further details about the incident were given.


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