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Area first responders answered fire calls, arrested some people and investigated a pedestrian accident as the first full week of the new year began Monday.


Franklin Fire Company

Firefighters from Franklin Fire Company answered a fire call in The 9400 block of Circle drive in St. Thomas Township last night.

St. Thomas Township fire
Firefighters found This 25’x40’ detached garage on Circle Drive budging Monday night. (Franklin Fire Company photo)

Engines 43, 45 and Squad 41 were first in with fire showing. St. Thomas’s fire chief reported “aglow in the sky” when the call went out at around 9 p.m. Reports indicated a detached garage was on fire.

The firefighters found a 25’x40’ detached garage, fully involved and a 360° report of no exposure problems.

Crews put multiple lines in service and were able to have the fire under control in 10 minUtes.


Chambersburg Police Log

Chambersburg police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian Monday afternoon on Philadelphia Avenue.

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Police said Bryan Pettit was hit by a vehicle driven by Anthony Keefer Sr. at about 4 p.m. in the 200 block of Philadelphia Avenue.

He was sitting on the sidewalk in front of 258 Philadelphia Ave. and had visible injuries when police arrived on the scene, according to a police report. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The crash was still under investigation Last night. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Chambersburg Police at (717) 264-4131.


Waynesboro Police Log

Waynesboro police arrested two Florida residents Monday wanted since last May in connection with an access device fraud case.

Brandon Guerrero, 24, Miami, Florida, and Sabrina Lagina Denise Simmons, 29, Fort Pierce, Florida, face charges of access device fraud and identity theft. Magisterial District Judge Annie Gomez Shockey set Guerrero’s bail at $30,000 and Simmons at $15,000. Both bails are unsecured, making them eligible to be released immediately following their mandatory arraignments Monday morning.

The fraud involved the use of a forged or altered card at an ATM machine on North Grant Street April 15, according to a police report and online court documents.

The two access device fraud charges are third degree felonies. The identity theft charge is a misdemeanor. Both Guerrier and Simmons have preliminary hearings Jan. 21 in Franklin County Central Court.

Local Crime News

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.
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