Vandal broke display window at downtown business
A vandal who broke a display window at a downtown business over the weekend probably has a bad cut on his left hand or arm, Chambersburg police said today.
Nothing was taken from the business, KFB Jewelers, owned by Reed B. Runk. Runk said his daughter had removed everything from the window Saturday in preparation for redecorating.
He was awakened early Monday morning by borough police, who needed him at the business in the first block of South Main Street. Police at first believed vandals or thieves had removed merchandise that would normally be displayed there, because the display space behind the window was totally bare.
Mike Carty, owner of nearby Lotus Moon, owns the jewelry store business. The building is insured, Runk said.
The vandalism incident apparently happened sometime overnight Sunday. Police were called to the area at 6:43 a.m. Monday to investigate a report of criminal mischief.
Police told Runk seven people were apprehended Sunday night for being drunk and/or disorderly in the downtown area. CPD Sgt. Jon Greenawalt confirmed Monday that there had been a number is such incidents over the weekend.
Not many reports
Very few were reported on the department’s CRIMEWATCH® Website as of late Monday afternoon, however.
Terrence Gafford, 39, Hagerstown, was arrested for public drunkenness in the 400 block of Hollywell Avenue Sunday.
Police took Gary Reeder, 55,Chambersburg, into custody In the early morning hours Sunday. He was found laying in the street in the 300 block of Hood Street. Reederwas taken to Franklin County Jail, where he was charged with being drunk and disorderly. He was freed Monday after pleading guilty to the summary charge.
Police are still looking for the culprit in the broken window case. That incident happened early Monday morning. The suspect was cut, perhaps substantially, by broken glass, police said.
Person of interest
Police released two photos from downtown surveillance cameras of a man crossing the street in the vicinity of the jewelry store at the approximate time the vandalism happened.
They consider him to be a person of interest, but not necessarily a suspect at this time.
The person shown in these photos may have information relevant tothis investigation. Police ask that anyone who recognizes the man in the above photos contact
If you believe you have information that can assist the police in identifying or locating this person, please contact Chambersburg Police Department at 264-4131 or submit a tip through CRIMEWATCH®.