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State Police at Carlisle (717-249-2121)

  • Two vehicles were involved in a hit-and-run crash at 7:20 p.m. May 16 in Penn Township, police said. A driver was attempting to leave a parking spot on Walnut
  • Bottom Road near Farm Road and backed into a parked 1999 Saturn SC, causing minor damage to its front. The driver fled the scene. A witness described the vehicle as an older-model, silver Pontiac Coupe, with tinted windows, black wheels, a black trunk
  • lid, and a licence plate number beginning with JKF.
  • An unknown vehicle caught a guide wire in North Newton Township at 1:15 p.m.
  • May 4, causing the destruction of a utility pole, police said. The vehicle was traveling south in the 100 block of Oakville Road when it or its load hit the steel guide wire that ran across the roadway. The wire pulled the base of a utility pole 2.5 feet up from the ground, uncovering the base, and the pole split into two pieces.
  • Wires were also torn from the poll. The vehicle continued south.
  • A tractor-trailer and a motor home were involved in a hit-and-run crash at 2:56 p.m.
  • May 8 on Interstate 81 North at mile marker 45 in South Middleton Township, police said. The tractor-trailer
  • was not able to stop for the motor home, which was stuck in traffic, causing minor damage to the motor home.

Carlisle Police (717-243-5252)

  • Christopher R. Coldsmith, 36, of Shippensburg, and Jerrica Laree Hargett, 29, of Shippensburg, were charged with retail theft following a May 6 incident. Coldsmith and Hargett were involved in a retail theft at the Walmart on Noble Boulevard, police said.
  • William Roy Thomas III, 30, of Boiling Springs, was charged on May 13 with a materially false statement related to the purchase, delivery or transfer of a firearm for a Jan. 13 incident. Thomas went to a firearms dealer in the 800 block of Hamilton Street to attempt to transfer a firearm, police said. He falsely completed a written form that was part of the required paperwork for the transfer.

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