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Radio-thon to benefit Salvation Army in Carlisle

A Christmas Radio-thon benefiting the Salvation Army of Carlisle will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Giant Food Stores, 950 Walnut Bottom Road, South Middleton Township.

The Salvation Army partners with WIOO-FM Country Gold radio 97.9 and CenturyLink, a communications services provider, for the event, which is in its fifth year.

WIOO-FM Country Gold 97.9 radio listeners are encouraged to call the Radio-thon hotline at 717-240-0235 throughout the day to make a donation. Funds generated will support programs and services provided year-round to hundreds of local families, such as My Brother’s Table feeding program, Choice food pantry, Clothing and household goods assistance and the Senior Action Center.

The Salvation Army of Carlisle has raised more than $35,000 through the Christmas Radio-thon since its inception. The goal for this year’s event is $12,000.

WIOO-FM will broadcast live from Giant every hour. Salvation Army staff and advisory board members will man the phones, provided by CenturyLink. Clients of Salvation Army’s meal program, housing program and social services will discuss on the air how the Salvation Army has helped change their lives.

“We would like to thank WIOO-FM Country Gold, Centurylink and Giant supermarket for partnering with us for the Radio-thon again this year, as well as the members of the community for their continued support,” said Maj. Alma Riley, co-commanding officer of the Salvation Army of Carlisle. “Funds raised through events like Radio-thon allow us to provide vital support to local residents who are struggling to make ends meet.”

Listeners may make a secure credit card donation to the Salvation Army of Carlisle through its website: Donations are also accepted through the mail. Checks can be sent to the Salvation Army of Carlisle, 20 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA, 17013, with “Radio-thon” in the memo line. Donors should not send cash.

Hampden police warn of phone scam

Hampden Township Police Wednesday are warning residents of a phone scam after receiving a report from a township resident.

The resident reported to police that the caller says he is from AT&T and is talking to customers about dropped calls in the area and that they are installing updated towers to assist with the issue.

The caller then offered a $20 credit per line for the inconvenience. The caller knew the resident’s phone numbers and that the resident had three lines in the home.

Police said the caller then also mentioned the resident will receive a letter in the mail and a text, which the resident immediately received. The text asked to change a password, and the resident noted that the call with the scammer was a bad connection.

The caller said the resident should click on the link in the text so they can track whom they called. The bottom of the text said AT&T will never ask for your pin and to call a number if you did not request it to be reset.

Police said the resident hung up, and the caller tried calling back 10 times after that. The resident also called the number on the text, and it took the resident to a survey asking three questions to be put in a drawing for free cruise tickets.

The resident reported that the phone number shown for the calls was from 1-800-331-0505.

Sentinel police log for Dec. 6

Carlisle Police (717-243-5252)

Simon Joseph Bowers, 30, of Carlisle, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault by a prisoner, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after an incident at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the 100 block of North Bedford Street. Police said an officer saw Bowers who was highly intoxicated in public. The officer attempted to take him into custody, but he resisted arrest. The officer was injured, and police said Bowers also spit on an EMT when their services were called for Bowers. He posted $20,000 cash bail.

Justin James Harrison, 30, of Carlisle, was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia after police received a report of an unconscious person at 8:34 a.m. Nov. 24 in a vehicle in the 300 block of West Willow Street. Police said the driver and passenger were sleeping, and Harrison was found to have a warrant for his arrest. Police discovered several stolen items missing from Cumberland and Franklin counties inside the vehicle, as well as drug paraphernalia items. The other person in the vehicle, Lesley Bittinger, 34, of Dillsburg, was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lesley Bittinger also faces charges of receiving stolen property, forgery, identity theft, unauthorized access device use and driving while operating privileges are suspended/revoked after police received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 900 block of North West Street at 3:10 p.m. Nov. 24. The owner reported someone had taken the vehicle, which contained a firearm and a debit card. Police said Bittinger used the debit card throughout Carlisle and Mount Holly Springs. Police determined his identity using surveillance footage. The vehicle and firearm were located by Mount Holly Springs Police and returned to the owner.

Raheem Dajon Gray, 29, of Carlisle, was charged with possession of a controlled substance during an investigation in the 100 block of North Pitt Street at 9:55 a.m. Nov. 29. Police said Gray was found to be in possession of Oxycodone and Percocet packaged in cigarette cellophane. Police said Gray did not have a valid prescription for the drugs.

Middlesex Township Police (717-249-7191)

Michael Allen Cathey, 36, of Carlisle, was charged with simple assault and harassment after a domestic incident in the 700 block of MacArthur Drive on Dec. 1. Police said Cathey assaulted a person before fleeing the scene. He was found the next day and taken into custody. He posted $5,000 bail.

Shippensburg Police (717-532-7361)

Several items were stolen from a vehicle parked in the rear of the 200 block of East Garfield Street between 10 p.m. Nov. 30 and 8 a.m. Dec. 1. The items have since been recovered. Police seek information.

An Apple iPad mini was found in the street in the first block of West Burd Street on Nov. 29. The device can be claimed by contacting police.

State Police at Carlisle (717-249-2121)

Someone damaged the rear windshield wiper of a vehicle in the first block of Richard Avenue, Shippensburg Township, between Nov. 30 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Someone took residential garbage cans from a residence in the 1000 block of Roxbury Road and the 100 block of Subdivision Road, Upper Mifflin Township, and scattered the contents in neighboring yards about 11 a.m. Dec. 4.

State Police at Newport (717-567-3110)

A Mechanicsburg woman was injured when police said she struck a parked car, mailbox and utility pole in the 400 block of East Main Street, Landisburg, at 12:01 p.m. Nov. 26. Police said Gina N. O’Donel was driving west on East Main Street in a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze when she traveled off the road and struck the mailbox, pole and car. O’Donel was transported to Harrisburg Hospital for medical treatment, and police said alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Herman R. Garman Sr., 65, of Newport, was charged with DUI general impairment and public drunkenness after police said he struck the rear of a parked car in the 400 block of South 4th Street in Newport at 9:37 p.m. Dec. 2. Police said Garman was driving a 1998 Mazda B3000SX south on South 4th Street when he struck the parked car. Garman was uninjured, but a passenger in the parked car, Richard F. Walborn, 48, of Newport, was injured and transported to Holy Spirit Hospital. There was no driver in the parked vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

A 17-year-old from Loysville was injured when police said her 2004 Dodge Dakota veered off Shermans Valley Road in Centre Township and struck and sheared a utility pole at 4:35 p.m. Nov. 7, police reported Dec. 6.

Someone entered a home on Mahanoy Valley Road in Miller Township at 3:06 p.m. Nov. 3, took a photo, ripped the photo and threw it outside the front door before leaving, police reported Dec. 6. Police seek information.

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in the 300 block of Old Limekiln Road, Miller Township, at 4:05 p.m. Nov. 22. Police said Ernest W. Kocher Jr., 49, of Newport, was traveling east in a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier VL when he attempted to drive along a right curve in the road, crossed into the left lane, left the road and struck a fence. The vehicle continued into the yard and struck the rear of a 2004 Dodge Dakota that was stopped at a mailbox. Kocher was not injured, but the two occupants of the second vehicle, J.R. Heisey Jr., 77, of Newport, and Mary E. Halliday-Heisey, 63, of Newport, were injured. Both sought their own medical care. Police said Kocher left the scene prior to police arrival.

Fairview Township Police (717-901-5267)

Police are investigating reports of Christmas decoration thefts in the Green Lane Farms and Green Lane Manor neighborhoods. Police said the incidents were reported on Green Lane Drive, Equus Drive, Yellow Breeches Drive and Oak Drive. Police said thieves appear to be targeting a wide variety of decorations. Police urge residents to report suspicious activity.

A number of items including cash and DVDs were stolen from an apartment in the 500 block of Ross Avenue between Nov. 24 and Nov. 30. Police seek information.

Sentinel area fire calls for Dec. 5

Tuesday, Dec. 5

6:48 a.m.: auto accident, Walnut Bottom Road at Allen Road, South Middleton Township; Citizen-Mount Holly Springs, Union, Carlisle Fire & Rescue

6:51 a.m.: automatic fire alarm, Ritner Highway, Carlisle; Carlisle Barracks, North Middleton, Union, Carlisle Fire & Rescue

8:49 a.m.: first alarm structure fire, Westport Drive, Lower Allen Township; Lower Allen, Shiremanstown, Upper Allen, Hampden, Naval Inventory Control Point

10:16 a.m.: outside investigation, Simpson Ferry Road, Lower Allen Township; Lower Allen

12:03 p.m.: auto accident, Interstate 81 north, Dickinson Township; New Kingstown, Citizen-Mount Holly Springs, Union, Carlisle Fire & Rescue, Newville, Penn

12:42 p.m.: auto accident, Bridge Street at Sixth Street, New Cumberland; New Cumberland

1:13 p.m.: nonstructure accident, Market Street at North Eighth Street, Lemoyne; West Shore

1:14 p.m.: water rescue, New Cumberland South, New Cumberland; River Rescue of New Cumberland

1:27 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, Chestnut Street, Mount Holly Springs; Citizen-Mount Holly Springs

2:05 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, Dennison Circle, Dickinson Township; Citizen-Mount Holly Springs, Union

3:33 p.m.: fire police, Bridge Street, New Cumberland; New Cumberland, West Shore

3:50 p.m.: nonstructure accident, North College Street at West North Street, Carlisle; Union

5:03 p.m.: first alarm structure fire, Market Street, Camp Hill; Camp Hill

6:54 p.m.: auto accident, Dry Powder Circle at Creekview Road, Hampden Township; Hampden

9:36 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, Dewey Lane, Hampden Township; Hampden

Police: Vehicle went airborne during crash

A car was airborne for more than 20 feet during a crash in South Middleton Township in late November, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Michelle Lee Brown, 37, of Carlisle, was traveling on Holly Pike when her 2002 Volkswagen Jetta drifted of the road and onto the right shoulder around 9 a.m. Nov. 20, police said.

Brown’s vehicle then struck a drainage ditch and traveled approximately 21 feet in the air before landing, traveled back onto the road and finally came to a rest along the right berm because of disabling damage, according to police.

She told police that she had blown a tire and struck a rock before the crash, police said.

According to police, alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Police search for woman in illegal dumping at Cumberland County recycling center

Middlesex Township Police are looking to identify a woman after a report of illegal dumping at the Cumberland County Electronic Recycling Center on Claremont Road on Dec. 2.

Police said a woman arrived at the recycling center at 11:43 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and placed a TV and paper shredder on the ground before driving away.

The center was closed at the time, and there are signs posted on the property warning of illegal dumping. The center charges a fee to recycle electronic materials.

Police ask anyone who can help identify the woman to contact them at 717-249-7191.

Wednesday lottery

Pick 2

Midday — 3-7

Straight — $50

Boxed — $25

Evening — 5-4

Straight — $50

Boxed — $25

Pick 3

Midday — 0-1-7

Straight — $250

Boxed — $40

Evening — 0-0-2

Straight — $250

Boxed — $80

Pick 4

Midday — 9-9-4-5

Straight — $2,500

Boxed —$200

Evening — 3-8-7-0

Straight — $2,500

Boxed —$100

Pick 5

Midday — 5-4-3-2-5

Straight — $50,000

Boxed — $850

Evening — 5-8-4-3-1

Straight — $50,000

Boxed — $425

Wild Ball

Midday — 6

Evening — 4

Treasure Hunt


2 players matched 5, receiving $15,000

235 players matched 4, receiving $100

1,818 players matched 3, receiving $6

11,629 players matched 2, receiving $1

Jackpot— $10,000

Cash 5


No player matched 5

34 players matched 4, receiving $283.50

1,280 players matched 3, receiving $12.50

16,036 players matched 2, receiving $1

Jackpot — $200,000

Match 6


Jackpot — $950,000

Mega Millions


Mega Ball — 22

Jackpot — $176 million


Powerball numbers were not available for this edition.