Crime Archives - Franklin County Free Press (2024)

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Ex-Manager Charged with Felonies on Tuesday Amid Financial Scandal Adams County Fugitive Arrested for Impersonating Priest and Multiple Thefts Bomb Threat at Cumberland County Prison Resolved Teen Arrested for Assault on Disabled Sister in Adams County Neglect Charges for Franklin County Pair Over Starving Dogs Suspects Identified in Bomb Threat at Franklin County Judicial Center Weapon-Carrying Impostor Triggers Lockdown at Franklin County High School Arrest in Fatal Shooting of Waynesboro Resident Man Arrested in Failed Arson Attempt in Hagerstown Hagerstown Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Incident Arrest Made in Chambersburg Heist of Pennsylvania Skill Machine Money Cumberland County Man Arrested for Virginia Street Takeover Maryland Attorney General Announces Convictions in Vulnerable Adult Abuse Cases Prison Assault Leads to Multiple Charges for Inmate in Cumberland County Prison Fraudulent $300K Auto Insurance Scam Uncovered in Central PA Gettysburg High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash Gettysburg Man Arrested for Threatening to Blow Up Ex-Girlfriend’s Home Chambersburg Pair Arrested for Child Exploitation and Drug Offenses Woman Faces Charges for $60K Relocation Scam Juror Misconduct Overturns ’90 Day Fiance’ Star’s Conviction in PA Adams County Kidnapping Suspect on Child Rape Bail Ends Life During Police Chase Chambersburg police identify suspect in theft Police Need Your Help on Hit and Run Suspended Judge Faces Court Over Alleged Shooting of Ex-Boyfriend Former Cumberland County Constable Faces Charges After Polling Place Disruptions Aggravated Assault Following Catalytic Converter Theft Armed Robbery in Broad Daylight PA’s Automated Traffic Enforcement: Safety Measure or Revenue Scheme? Sean Banks Awaiting Preliminary Hearing on Drug-Related Charges Inmate Charged in Plot to Murder Witnesses in Attempted Homicide Case Burglary on Roseann Drive Chambersburg Chambersburg Police Seek Driver in Pedestrian Collision Chambersburg Man Arrested for Firearms and Drug Charges After Late-Night Traffic Stop Cumberland County: Police Involved Shooting Incident Neglected Home Discovery in Pennsylvania Leads to Arrest and Child Rescue Pennsylvania Man Sentenced in National Illegal Human Body Parts Scheme Authorities Seek Public’s Help to Locate Suspect in Domestic Violence Assault Case Shippensburg Man Faces Charges for Repeated Misuse of 911 and Obscene Calls Two Hospital Assaults Lead to Felony Charges for Chambersburg Borough Man Chambersburg Police Seek Two Suspects in Snow Blower Theft Case

Ex-Manager Charged with Felonies on Tuesday Amid Financial Scandal

April 16, 2024No Comments

Fred Potzer, a 62-year-old former borough manager of Newville in Cumberland County, was arrested on charges related to public record tampering. Potzer had been employed

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Adams County Fugitive Arrested for Impersonating Priest and Multiple Thefts

April 16, 2024No Comments

Malin Rostas, 45, a man previously referred to by one police agency as “a fugitive from justice and God,” has been arrested. Rostas was nationally

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Bomb Threat at Cumberland County Prison Resolved

April 16, 2024No Comments

A bomb threat was reported at Cumberland County Prison on April 15 at 5:01 p.m. Responding to the incident were the Carlisle Borough Police, Middlesex

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Teen Arrested for Assault on Disabled Sister in Adams County

April 15, 2024No Comments

Austin Noel, 19, of Gettysburg, faces charges after allegedly assaulting his wheelchair-bound sister on Easter, March 31, at his Madeline Court home. He is charged

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Neglect Charges for Franklin County Pair Over Starving Dogs

April 15, 2024No Comments

Tylor Young, 27, and Nicole Wagerman, 25, both residents of Waynesboro, have been charged on Tuesday with neglecting two dogs, one of which was in

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Suspects Identified in Bomb Threat at Franklin County Judicial Center

April 11, 2024No Comments

Two suspects, Chadwin Rogers and Jason Rogers, have been linked to a bomb threat at the Franklin County Judicial Center in Chambersburg, which occurred on

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Weapon-Carrying Impostor Triggers Lockdown at Franklin County High School

April 11, 2024No Comments

An incident at James Buchanan High School in Franklin County prompted a lockdown when an individual armed with a weapon attempted to impersonate a student.

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Arrest in Fatal Shooting of Waynesboro Resident

April 11, 2024No Comments

A 36-year-old man named Campbell was arrested in Sacramento, California, for his alleged involvement in the October 2020 killing of Daynard Devere Johnson from Waynesboro.

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Hagerstown Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Incident

April 9, 2024No Comments

James Kenneth Leaman Jr., 44, of Hagerstown, is facing charges including three felony first-degree assault charges after allegedly fleeing a hit-and-run incident in Hagerstown. The

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Arrest Made in Chambersburg Heist of Pennsylvania Skill Machine Money

April 6, 2024No Comments

Pennsylvania State Police have announced an arrest in connection with the March heist of Pennsylvania Skill Machine money at the Southgate Mall in Chambersburg. Alfredo

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Cumberland County Man Arrested for Virginia Street Takeover

April 6, 2024No Comments

Dylan Heckard, a 20-year-old from Cumberland County was arrested in Carlisle by Middlesex Township Police on April 4, following an arrest warrant issued by Virginia

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Maryland Attorney General Announces Convictions in Vulnerable Adult Abuse Cases

April 4, 2024No Comments

Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced convictions related to the abuse of vulnerable adults across three jurisdictions: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Howard

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Prison Assault Leads to Multiple Charges for Inmate in Cumberland County Prison

April 3, 2024No Comments

Justin Miles Bookwalter, from Huntingdon, has been charged with multiple offenses following an incident at Cumberland County Prison on March 27, 2024, where he allegedly

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Fraudulent $300K Auto Insurance Scam Uncovered in Central PA

April 2, 2024No Comments

In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, three individuals, Kwa’rai Samuel (24), Lori Fish (50), and Kevin Hartung (45), along with two fictitious auto body repair shops named

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Gettysburg High-Speed Chase Ends in Crash

March 29, 2024No Comments

An Adams County man, James A. Coffey, 47, from Bonneauville, is facing charges including DUI, fleeing, and attempting to elude, along with several traffic violations,

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Gettysburg Man Arrested for Threatening to Blow Up Ex-Girlfriend’s Home

March 28, 2024No Comments

Taylor Rojo, a 23-year-old from Gettysburg, faces charges for allegedly threatening to explode a home in Adams County with a propane tank, as per court

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Chambersburg Pair Arrested for Child Exploitation and Drug Offenses

March 27, 2024No Comments

In Chambersburg, a mother, Asheyla Barbour, and her boyfriend, Sean Banks, have been charged in connection with producing child p*rnography involving Barbour’s children, aged 3

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Woman Faces Charges for $60K Relocation Scam

March 26, 2024No Comments

A woman from Cumberland County, identified as Lori Ann Ketcham, 42, from Newburg, faces charges for allegedly defrauding a couple from Union County of approximately

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Juror Misconduct Overturns ’90 Day Fiance’ Star’s Conviction in PA

March 26, 2024No Comments

Michael Anthony Baltimore, a 44-year-old from Carlisle, PA, formerly appearing in “90 Day Fiance” and related shows, had a conviction overturned due to improper communication

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Adams County Kidnapping Suspect on Child Rape Bail Ends Life During Police Chase

March 25, 2024No Comments

James Lee Kopp Jr., 53, of McSherrystown, Pennsylvania, who was out on bail for multiple felony charges related to child sexual offenses, kidnapped a 12-year-old

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Chambersburg police identify suspect in theft

March 25, 2024No Comments

The Chambersburg Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Alfredo Cardona-Padilla, 45, of Reading, for his involvement in a robbery at 251 Southgate Mall,

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Police Need Your Help on Hit and Run

March 24, 2024No Comments

Authorities are probing a hit-and-run case that occurred on Friday evening. A press release detailed that a black Kia Soul collided with another vehicle at

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Suspended Judge Faces Court Over Alleged Shooting of Ex-Boyfriend

March 22, 2024No Comments

A Dauphin County Court is set to hear charges against suspended Magisterial District Judge Sonya McKnight, who is accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend, Michael McCoy,

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Former Cumberland County Constable Faces Charges After Polling Place Disruptions

March 21, 2024No Comments

Troy Beam, a 59-year-old former Cumberland County constable from Shippensburg, is now facing legal repercussions for his conduct at several polling stations last November, as

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Aggravated Assault Following Catalytic Converter Theft

March 20, 2024No Comments

The Chambersburg Police Department is actively investigating a case of aggravated assault stemming from an incident reported on Monday evening, shortly before 5:30 p.m. The

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Armed Robbery in Broad Daylight

March 19, 2024No Comments

The Chambersburg Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that occurred in broad daylight at the Southgate Mall on March 18, 2024, around 1:05

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PA’s Automated Traffic Enforcement: Safety Measure or Revenue Scheme?

March 17, 2024No Comments

In Pennsylvania, the deployment of automated traffic enforcement cameras, particularly speed and red-light cameras, has sparked a nuanced debate encapsulating the conflict between public safety

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Sean Banks Awaiting Preliminary Hearing on Drug-Related Charges

March 17, 2024No Comments

Banks, an alleged drug dealer from the Chambersburg area, is now facing multiple felony charges. Following the execution of a search warrant early this morning,

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Inmate Charged in Plot to Murder Witnesses in Attempted Homicide Case

March 14, 2024No Comments

Jonathan Lepperd, a 44-year-old inmate from Carlisle, incarcerated at Cumberland County Prison, is charged with criminal solicitation for murder of the first degree. The charges

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Burglary on Roseann Drive Chambersburg

March 12, 2024No Comments

On the evening of March 9, 2024, the Chambersburg Police Department responded to a distressing call from a resident of the 300 block of Roseann

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Chambersburg Police Seek Driver in Pedestrian Collision

March 9, 2024No Comments

On February 17, 2024, at approximately 6:13 A.M., a collision occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Way West and S Federal St, involving a black

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Chambersburg Man Arrested for Firearms and Drug Charges After Late-Night Traffic Stop

March 9, 2024No Comments

Emmanuel Nath Florestal, a 26-year-old man from Chambersburg, has been arrested and charged with several offenses following a late-night traffic stop on Olde Scotland Road.

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Cumberland County: Police Involved Shooting Incident

March 7, 2024No Comments

In Hampden Township, Cumberland County, on March 7, 2024, police responded to a call about a disturbance on the 5000 block of Erbs Bridge Road.

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Neglected Home Discovery in Pennsylvania Leads to Arrest and Child Rescue

March 7, 2024No Comments

Pennsylvania State Police discovered a family living in severe neglect at a residence in Biglerville, Franklin Township, after responding to a cardiac arrest call on

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Pennsylvania Man Sentenced in National Illegal Human Body Parts Scheme

March 7, 2024No Comments

Jeremy Pauley, a 41-year-old from Pennsylvania, was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor abuse of a corpse on January 8,

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Authorities Seek Public’s Help to Locate Suspect in Domestic Violence Assault Case

March 7, 2024No Comments

Public Assistance Requested to Locate Individual in Assault Case The Chambersburg Police Department is actively seeking information on the whereabouts of an individual identified as

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Shippensburg Man Faces Charges for Repeated Misuse of 911 and Obscene Calls

March 7, 2024No Comments

Steven K. Blake, a man from Shippensburg, faces multiple misdemeanor charges for repeatedly contacting emergency services without a genuine need. Over the past year, Blake

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Two Hospital Assaults Lead to Felony Charges for Chambersburg Borough Man

March 6, 2024No Comments

Oscar Edwin Lopez-Marquez, a resident of Chambersburg Borough, is currently detained on charges related to two separate incidents of assault at Chambersburg Hospital’s Behavioral Health

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Chambersburg Police Seek Two Suspects in Snow Blower Theft Case

March 4, 2024No Comments

Chambersburg Police Department is searching for Francisco Rivera-Tosado and Armando Baez-Molina in connection with a theft incident. The suspects are accused of stealing a snow

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