Police log:: Bike thefts, vandalism, scams reported

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Bike thefts, vandalism and scams. Those were among relatively minor non-violent crimes reported by area police departments. Then there was the public drunkenness case reported by Chambersburg police .

In that incident, a man walked into a local convenience store at about 10:40 Monday morning and went into the store’s cooler area. He took a 15-pack of Bud Light and a 25-ounce Natty Daddy beer from the cooler and went into the bathroom without paying for the merchandise. 

He then started to drink the alcohol and passed out in one of the toilet stalls. Some time later, apparently in the afternoon, he was found unconscious. Store management called borough police, who arrested him at 4:45 p.m. Police charged with public drunkenness and retail theft before taking him to Franklin County Jail to finish recuperating from his drunken stupor.

Washington Township Police Department

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RETAIL THEFT: Washington Township Police are investigating a retail theft incident at Walmart, 12751 Washington Township Blvd., Oct. 27. Police said at around 11:56 p.m. a man entered the store, went directly to the toy section and filled his shopping basket with Lego toys.

He immediately left the store with $840.60 worth of Legos without paying for the merchandise. The man entered a silver or while Chevrolet Malibu. The unknown male and vehicle are pictured above.

The suspect’s description is a heavy-set white male, wearing a grey polo shirt, blue skull mask and a grey FOX RACING baseball cap.

.If you have any information to share regarding the identity of the unknown subject or any information regarding this incident, please contact Washington Township Police Department at (717) 762-1447 or (717) 762-1145.You may remain anonymous.

Reference case # WTPD2020-08312.

Chambersburg Police Department

The bicycles

THEFT: Sometime between 4 p.m. Wednesday October 28, and Friday afternoon, someone stole a bright red Giant brand road bicycle and a maroon Fuji brand hybrid style bicyclefrom the victims back yard in the 900 block of Scotland Avenue.

If anyone has seen the bikes or has any information on the theft please contact the Chambersburg Police Dept. or leave a tip on CRIMEWATCH®.

VANDALISM: On 10/25/2020some time between 1600 hours and 1900 hours, someone puncturedthe tires on a bicycle in front of 123 E Queen Street.

Anyone with information cancontact Chambersburg Police Departmentat 717-264-4131 or leave a tip with CRIMEWATCH®.

FOUND BIKE: A local resident discovered an abandoned bike on his/her property in the 300 block of Martina Drive on October 28 and reported it to Chambersburg police.

The caller found a green and black Genesis GS29 sitting on his property. The bike is stored at the Chambersburg Police Department. The owner can claim it at police headquarters with proof of ownership.

The cell phones and keys in lost and found lockup

FOUND CELL PHONES: A citizen who found a cell phone at Memorial Park turned it into the CPD Oct. 28. If the owner wishes to collect the phone they should come to the CPD with proof of ownership. 

Then Monday the department took another report of a found cell phone, this one a silver iPhone. That phone was found on Sunday in 1100 block of Stanley Avenue. The owner can claim the cellphone at the Chambersburg Police Department.

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FOUND: On Oct. 27 CPD took a report of a found property.  The description of the property is two vehicle keys.  Someone found the keys at the corner of Main and Liberty Streets and turned them in to police. The owner can claim his/her property at the Chambersburg Police Department.

Dog winds up behind bars

FOUND DOG: On 10/28/2020 Chambersburg Police responded to the area of 175 S Main St for a loose dog.  The dog is a brown and white female Pitbull. 

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The owner of the dog can pick it up at the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter.

Waynesboro Police Department

SCAM ALERT: The Waynesboro Police Department was notified of a scam that is happening through the social media app, Instagram. Someone is sending messages from an account on Instagram stating to be someone they’re not. This subject is requesting personal information from individuals and asking to send money; where in return they convert the cash to Bitcoin currency.

If you receive a message like this on social media, report it to that social media platform.

Do not give out any personal information, send any form of payment or respond in general. 

Please be aware of the following scam tactics:

  • Requesting iTunes cards, Google Play cards or other gift cards
  • Winner of an excessive amount of money through emails, texts and letters (Publishers Clearing House supposedly delivers winning checks to participating contestants homes, and does not contact them on social media.)

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