Franklin County Crime Solvers: Rewards offered for information

Rewards of up to $2,000 are being offered for information leading to arrests in several local crime cases, according to Franklin County Crime Solvers.

Tips can be submitted by either calling the Crime Solvers hotline at (717) 263-3000, or online at this link. Franklin County Crime Solvers pays for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of a crime and for the arrest of wanted persons. Anonymity is assured; you do NOT need to give your name.

The system works this way:

 A caller will be provided a code to use for following up on the tip. The caller doesn’t have to provide his or her name. If information provided by the individual results in an arrest, the person who provided the information may contact the Pennsylvania State Police Crime Solvers Coordinator at 717-264-5161, Ext. 107, providing his or her assigned code to inquire about a potential reward.

“We understand that most people do not want to get involved with reporting crimes because they are afraid of retaliation or having their names published,” Crime Solvers acknowledges. The use of the special code given to callers, or on-line tipsters, instead of using their names ensures anonymity.

Current cases

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two brazen thieves who stole almost $500 in clothing from Walmart on Jan. 23. The man and woman loaded a shopping cart with clothing and smaller items such as 50-cent tumblers and wax melts, then headed to the self checkout area.

At 8:26 pm they scanned the cheaper items and bagged everything without scanning the larger clothing items.

They fled the scene in a blue mini-van. They got away with $482 worth of men’s clothing. The images below from store security cameras show them walking out of the store. If you think you can identify them, call Crime Solvers tip line at (717) 264-3000 or leave a tip here.

Motor vehicle theft

Pennsylvania State Police responded to 1506 Lincoln Way East, Guilford Township, for the report of a motor vehicle theft. On 01/24/21 at approximately 12:03 am, an unknown actor(s) stole the victims 1994 Dodge Pickup truck which was parked in the driveway. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were inside of it. The vehicle was recovered in a parking lot located at the cross-section of 5th Avenue and East Queen Street, Chambersburg Borough.

Rewards offered for information

The actor is still in possession of the victim’s wallet and keys to the involved vehicle.The above photo shows the two suspects believed to be involved.

The male was wearing a black Nike sweatshirt, torn gray sweatpants, and knee high black boots. The female was wearing a dark color winter jacket with fur on the hood, dark colored pants, and was in possession of a brown bookbag.

Active arrest warrant

Rewards offered for information
Chad A. Ward

The Pennsylvania State Police have an active arrest warrant issued for, Chad A. WARD, from Greene Township, Franklin County. He is wanted for occupied night-time burglaries in multiple locations. He has ties to both Franklin and York counties. Ward has been known to frequent local BINGO and Service Club establishments for the purpose of gambling.

Ward is described as W/N/M, 5’7″, 160lbs, and 24 years of age.

Crime solvers is seeking your help! If you have any information, call (717) 263-3000. Or leave a tip online. Information leading to Ward’s arrest may result in a reward of up to $2,000.

ATV thefts

Some cases just aren’t solved in spite of the best efforts of police, and Crime Solvers rewards.

FCCS still has the following old case on their website, offering a reward for information, so its never too late apparently to help solve old cold cases.

A 2008 green and white Kawasaki ATV and 1990 blue Honda ATV were stolen from Greene Township residences in October 2013. The crimes were never solved, according to Crime Solvers.

Police said the Kawasaki was stolen from a residence at 1997 Wagner Rd. It had a key in the ignition, making it a fairly easy chore to move it.

A Honda TRX300 was stolen from a shed at the rear of a residence at 5223 Cumberland Highway at around the same time. An investigation showed tire marks in the grass, indicating the ATV (with no key) was pushed from the shed, through a fence to the rear of the victim’s property and across a field directly to the rear of the Greenvillage Church of God, located at the intersection of S.R. 11 and S.R. 997.

About Franklin County Crime Solvers

Franklin County Crime Solvers was founded in 1982 through the efforts of Franklin County’s four Chambers of Commerce; local municipalities with Police Departments; the Pennsylvania State Police, and other elected officials and the citizens of the county.

The Board of Directors is comprised of concerned business leaders, and dedicated citizens of Franklin County.

Franklin County Crime Solvers is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. All contributions are tax exempt. Funding is derived from contributions by businesses, service organizations, social clubs, community fundraisers, grants and concerned citizens.