Articles in the Police & Fire Category
SHIPPENSBURG – A Shippensburg man is charged with punching a Shippensburg Police officer.
Tyler McCalom, 22, 442 Cortland Circle, was charged with felony aggravated assault on police, simple assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and public drunkenness.
Police were dispatched to a report of an assault at 22 N. Earl St., Wednesday evening and found McCalom, who matched the description of the suspect.
Police said McCalom fled on foot and while trying to get away allegedly punched an officer twice, causing minor injuries to the officer’s face.
He was subdued with …
Leon Young, 84, who was previously reported missing, was found safe and alive in West Virginia today, according to Pennsylvania Trooper Robert Hicks.
Police had previously reported that he had gone missing on Monday.
Police did not release any other information.
SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a Cumberland County man after family believes he was in a confused state of mind while leaving his home on Michael Court on Monday.
Leon W. Young, 84, was last seen leaving his residence in a white Buick Century and headed in an …
SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> Larry Shipley, 36, Shippensburg, was charged with attempted theft, reckless endangering and criminal mischief after he reportedly tried to cut down a blue spruce pine tree out of the backyard of a home on Strohm Road on Friday, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle.
Police report the resident of the home heard a chain saw and went out to investigate. As Shipley was leaving, he almost struck the man and fled the scene but was located later by police.
SHIPPENSBURG TOWNSHIP >> Six individuals were cited with underage drinking and one arrested for driving under the influence after Pennsylvania State Police, Carlisle pulled over a vehicle on Nov. 24 at North Prince Street and Eckle Avenue.
Katelyn M. Rineer, 18, Leola, was arrested for driving under the influence as the driver of the blue Honda Civic.
The other occupants of the vehicle were found to be highly intoxicated and they were cited for underage drinking.
These individuals were Andrew J. Eck, 19, Ryan C. McGinley, 19, and Daniel P. Botley, 18, all …
SHIPPENSBURG >> Someone entered a vehicle parked on North Queen Street and stole a black Applaus guitar sometime between 9 p.m. on Thursday and 12:10 p.m. on Friday, according to Shippensburg Police.
Anyone with information may contact the Shippensburg Police Department at 532-7361 or email email@example.com and callers may remain anonymous.
SHIPPENSBURG — Jeremy Fieni, 35, Chambersburg, was taken into custody on Nov. 5 after he began a fight with a Shippensburg man around 2:30 a.m. near the Ship Wreck building on W. King St, according to the Shippensburg Police Department.
According to police, Fieni had begun a fight with a Shippensburg man behind the Ship Wreck building.
The Shippensburg man had multiple lacerations on his face and EMS were called. Police searched the area for the individual but found no one.
Several moments later, police were called back to the area at the …
By William Kauffman, News Editor/ The Slate
A number of incidents involving BB shootings on campus have the University Police looking for a suspect who could face charges ranging from criminal mischief to assault.
Near the beginning of the semester, a student was visiting a friend in McLean Hall, rolled into the hallway on an office chair and was shot in the right cheek by a BB. Before he could look to see what happened, he heard doors slam and no one was in sight.
That student required medical attention at Chambersburg Hospital …
By Carolyn Seibert-Drager, Staff Writer, The Slate
When was the last time you thought about what to do if a fire broke out in your home?
If you live on campus at Shippensburg University, you are reminded every month, when residence hall staffs conduct fire drills and health and safety inspections.
If you live off campus, it may have been a while. There likely was a fire drill at your high school during your senior year. As far as what to do if there is a fire, you may have been taught to …
SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg Fire Department has a new partner in its firefighting and fire prevention efforts — social media.
The department recently launched Facebook and Twitter pages to provide local residents with event news and photos and information on fire safety. The sites also are a way for community members to connect with the department and learn how they can volunteer.
The Facebook page is www.facebook.com/ShippensburgFireDept. The Twitter page is twitter.com/ShipFire.
“We think Facebook and Twitter will be great tools for us to let the community know what the department is doing, …
SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg Police Department has received a report of several repeated phone scams in Shippensburg.
Various businesses have reported receiving phone calls from individuals portraying themselves as representatives of Penelec, an electricity provider. Police report they are being advised that their electric bills are past due and that service will be turned off within hours if they do not make a payment.
The phone calls inform the individual to purchase cash or similar cards and to call them back with the numbers, according to police.
Residents are advised that nearly all …