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Police looking for shooting suspect

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Police are looking for Nijah Malik Abdul-Rahim, 24, is wanted for allegedly discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and recklessly endangering others. The incident happened in the first block of Hemlock Circle Thursday.

Local man charged with assaulting newborn son

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A Chambersburg father is accused of dropping his infant son three feet onto a bed and then forcing a bottle into the baby’s mouth.

Waynesboro police log

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Waynesboro police recently released a list of people charged with a variety of crimes, ranging from hit and runs to fleeing from police, and lots of lesser crimes and summary offenses.

Police log: Summaries and drugs

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Waynesboro police investigated more than a dozen crimes in April and May in the borough. About half were summary offenses, while the others were drug-related.

Chambersburg woman facing gun charges

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Stinson told police she was putting her .40 caliber handgun in a small black bag on her kitchen counter sometime between 6:30-7 p.m. the night before when she accidentally pulled the trigger, according to court documents.

Police log: Arrests, warrants and tablets

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When they aren’t keeping an eye on traffic during demonstrations, or reuniting lost property with its owners, local police stay busy solving local crimes and investigating traffic accidents.

Police log: Guns, crashes and found bikes

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Police are looking for three teens termed ‘persons of interest’ in connection with an incident in an alley in downtown Chambersburg last Friday.

Police log: Infant death investigation

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Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death of an infant early this morning at a Guilford Township motel.

Local police ahead of the game

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When Gov. Tom Wolf proposed reforms to the state’s policing agencies based on the 21st Century Policing Task Force report, Chambersburg’s police department had already implemented many of those.

Escapee cut off electronic monitor

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Chambersburg police are looking for an escapee who cut off his electronic monitoring device and fled. He was on restrictive probation for a DUI charge, but now faces additional charges as an escapee.

Police Log: Vehicle theft heads list of crimes

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In Chambersburg, arrests were made last week in vehicle and retail thefts. Waynesboro police reported two older crimes that happened in February and March.

Manfredonia captured in Hagerstown

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Federal marshals and Washington County Md. sheriffs deputies took him into custody at a Pilot truck stop Wednesday night without incident, according to a Connecticut State police news release.

UPDATE – Fugitive spotted in Chambersburg – UPDATE

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Pennsylvania State Police believe he hired an Uber driver to take him to Hagerstown, Md., after abandoning a stolen Hyundai near a Sheetz on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg.

Last burglary suspect arrested in Florida

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Dormsley Audath is the last of four suspects to be arrested for a May 7 burglary and shooting incident at a Lincoln Way West apartment.

Local men apprehended

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Two local men wanted for aggravated assault in an incident earlier this month have been returned to Franklin County after being taken...

Scammers active in Waynesboro

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Scammers have been active in the Waynesboro area recently. The Waynesboro Police Department has learned that someone is...

Fugitive captured in Indiana

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Seger allegedly fired shots into an occupied building during the robbery attempt. He was taken into custody yesterday in Indiana

No safe way to end jail lockdowns

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Without tests, there’s no safe way to allow prisoners to go back to regular routines, such as working jobs, exercising and attending classes, public health experts say.

Muslim inmates struggle during Ramadan

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Vernon L. Ealy, Jr., a 44-year-old Muslim inmate who also acts as the county prison’s unofficial Imam, filed a lawsuit in January based on multiple grievances he filed against the jail last year.

Residents fought off armed burglars

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Two residents fought off four armed burglars who broke into their Chambersburg apartment late Thursday night. The burglary...

Bronx woman accused of defrauding county of $1.5 million

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The scheme to defraud the county began with an email to the Franklin County Controller’s Office Dec. 19 from someone claiming to be Lobar’s representative.

Time Served: Troubled veterans

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Time Served is a new PA Post documentary looks at how some veterans get treatment instead of incarceration. Others with similar crimes...

Police log includes assault, other crimes

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One local man just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He is spending his birthday in jail on assault charges but already had other charges for fighting and disorderly contact when arrested over the weekend.

Trio arrested in drug bust

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Police confiscated enough cocaine confiscated during the traffic stop and at the house to support charges of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Police Log: Wanted, Arrested, Harassment and Bad Checks

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Today’s police log includes the following incidents: Local police are looking for a woman wanted for theft, a missing juvenile and made...

Chambersburg police make arrests

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Chambersburg police made two arrests this week and are looking for a truck and its driver involved in a hit and run...

Police log: Pedestrian fatality, arrests, DUI

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Today’s police log includes a pedestrian fatality, DUI and other arrests. A teenager on a hoverboard was killed in...

Police log: Arrests, fraud, Hit and runs

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In Chambersburg, police solved a robbery and located a runaway girl reported missing from her Maryland home eight months ago. Waynesboro police investigated a bunch of minor drug-related incidents and managed to apprehend a driver who attempted to flee during a traffic stop.

Emergency room patient arrested

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A Fannettsburg man faces felony assault charges after spitting in the eyes of a security guard at Chambersburg Hospital Tuesday night.

Man attacks trooper called to domestic violence incident

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A Hamilton Township man is charged with several felonies after attacking a Pennsylvania State Trooper answering a domestic violence call last week.

Police log: Assaults, warrants, thefts

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Today’s police log includes investigations into assaults and thefts. Police are also looking for a number of people wanted i=on warrants.

Hunger strike at FCJ brought improvements

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Word reaching inmates families over the weekend is that the situation is so much better that some of the inmates have gone on record acknowledging the jail staff’s work to correct deficiencies at the jail.

Wolf’s prison release plan pleases few

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As expected, the governor’s decision was met with mixed reactions. No surprise, the tough-on-crime groups pushed back.

Police log: Fraud, robbery, disturbances

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Chambersburg police are looking for three men who made fraudulent withdrawals at ATM machines in March using stolen credit and debit card numbers

Police log: Bogus flier warning, crimes

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Today’s police log includes a report that a child was hit by a vehicle on Friday; plus a warning about a fake flier circulating about Homeland Security mobilizing the National Guard to help enforce Coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

Fugitive in custody, wanted by CPD

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Fugitive Yomero Jean-Giles was taken into custody by federal marshal Friday in Shippensburg. He was wanted by Chambersburg police in connection with a shooting incident during a riot last November.

Police Log: Assaults, Thefts, DUIs and Other Crimes

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In the middle of concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and orders from authorities to stay at home until it abates, people continue to get out and break the law.

State, Local Police Assist in Enforcement of Business Closures

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Pennsylvania State Police start enforcing Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure order, according to PSP Commissioner Col. Robert Evanchick.

Pennsylvania State Police Warns Against Coronavirus Scams

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The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) reminds Pennsylvania residents to remain vigilant against scams attempting to take advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Police Log: Assault, Stalking, Arrests, DUIs, Hit and Runs

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Area police taped busy at week investigating a variety of crimes, from assaults and stalking to criminal mischief and hit and run investigations.

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