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A Duncannon man is wanted by Cumberland Township Police Department in connection with a July traffic incident in which a Palmyra man was also charged.

Brian K. Harman, 41, of Duncannon, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, a third degree felony, according to Cumberland Township Police. An arrest warrant was issued but Harman has not been located, police said.

On July 12 about 10:55 p.m., an attempt was made to stop a 1997 Suzuki motorcycle for a traffic violation in the 1000 block of Emmitsburg Road, when the motorcycle fled north, turned onto Taneytown Road and continued south on U.S. Route 15, police said. The pursuit was eventually terminated, Cumberland police said. At the time the rider was described by Cumberland police as a white male with shoulder-length blonde/brown hair wearing cargo-style shorts, a gray sweatshirt with a florescent yellow shirt underneath, and an orange and white full-face helmet.

The registered owner of the motorcycle, Matthew B. Kauffman, 44 of Palmyra, was contacted and “alleged that a subject known to him only as ‘Jason Summers’ ‘rented’ the Suzuki from him” on July 12, according to police.

During the continuing investigation, Cumberland Township Police Department allege Kauffman provided a false written statement to police.

Police said they determined Kauffman was an acquaintance of the operator of the fleeing motorcycle.

It was determined “Jason Summers” was a fictitious name made up by Kauffman, Cumberland police said.

“Kauffman provided this false information to police during an active investigation to hinder police,” officials said.

Kauffman was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution and unsworn falsification to authorities, said police.

Through investigation, police said Harman was identified as the operator of the fleeing motorcycle.

Anyone with knowledge of Harman’s whereabouts can contact Cumberland Township Police at 717 334-8101. Callers may remain anonymous.

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