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State Police at Carlisle (717-249-2121)

  • Police are investigating a case of criminal mischief that resulted in more than $1,000 worth of damage on Stonehouse Road in Dickinson Township at 9:45 p.m. June 3. Police said a preliminary investigation determined that three men came onto the property and damaged a vehicle while attempting to access the gas tank of another vehicle. The men left the scene before police arrived.
  • Someone stole a debit card from a vehicle on May 29 on Clarissa Drive in Southampton Township and made purchases with the card before it was canceled by the victim’s bank. Police also reported that items including Oakley sunglasses and CDs were stolen from another vehicle on Clarissa Drive the same night.
  • Wood storage chests and a power drill were stolen from a garage on Ridge Road, Southampton Township, between 11 p.m. May 29 and 7 a.m. May 30.
  • Money and a portable air conditioning unit were stolen from a location on Burnt House Road, Dickinson Township, between April 1 and May 31, police reported June 12.
  • Christopher Augustyniak, 32, of Baltimore, Maryland, was charged with two counts each of felony forgery, felony theft by deception, felony counterfeit access device, misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking, misdemeanor receiving stolen property and misdemeanor bad checks, as well as one count of conspiracy forgery after two incidents on May 31. Police said Augustyniak cashed a fraudulent check for $1,687.04 at Orrstown Bank in Hampden Township, and about a half hour later, attempted to cash a second fraudulent check at Orrstown Bank in South Middleton Township. He was taken into custody without incident and remains in prison on $20,000 cash bail.
  • A 12-pack of Miller Light and a Samsung S5 phone were stolen from a residence on Old Railroad Bed Road in Cooke Township before 8:32 a.m. May 30. Police said someone gained entry into the resident, and damage was found on the property.
  • Police are investigating a possible scam after a Southampton Township woman reported that on June 8 she allowed someone who said he was a Microsoft employee over the phone to gain remote access to her home computer. She provided the caller with her name, date of birth and address, and she plugged in the web camera, which allowed the caller to take a picture of her. Police said the woman’s identity could have been compromised.

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State Police at Newport (717-567-3110)

  • Police are investigating a hit-and-run in which an unknown vehicle struck a parked vehicle on North High Street west of Cemetery Street in Duncannon Borough at 7:17 p.m. June 3. The unknown vehicle fled the scene, and the parked vehicle had damage to a side mirror. No injuries were reported in the crash.

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