Suspected heroin found

Law enforcement officials nabbed a man transporting what appeared to be heroin on Tuesday.

Police found “21 clear capsules containing suspected heroin” in the vehicle of Christopher Wright Jr., of Baltimore, after stopping him on Biglerville Road in Cumberland Township about 1:38 p.m., state police said.

The Adams County Drug Task Force, in cooperation with Pennsylvania State Police Troop H vice and local patrol units “conducted an investigation into heroin and fentanyl being transported to Adams County from Baltimore,” police said. Wright was arrested and transported to Adams County Prison for arraignment, according to police.

To report drug activity in Adams County, call state police at 717-334-8111.

Gas leaks at Knouse

Natural gas leaked from a malfunctioning bypass valve last Wednesday at the Knouse Foods plant in Orrtanna, Cashtown Fire Chief Jeff Bowling said.

No injuries or damage resulted, he said.

The leak occurred about 7 a.m. as workers conducted routine maintenance on a turbine that generates electricity and steam in a boiler room, Bowling said.

Firefighters assisted in locating the source of the leak after the original report of a smell of gas outside the facility, he said.

“We were a precautionary measure until the leak was located and secured,” Bowling said. Firefighters were on the scene until about 8:15 a.m., he said.

No evacuations or road closings were required, Bowling said.

Fairfield and Arendtsville firefighters were on the scene along with Adams Regional Emergency Medical Services and Columbia Gas, he said.

Child abuse alleged

Alleged abuse of a 2-year-old boy is under investigation, according to state police.

Troopers were called to Gettysburg Hospital and talked to the complainant and child, who is from Gettysburg, police said.

Photographs were taken, the state’s ChildLine abuse registry was notified, and the investigation “is ongoing,” said police.

Police said the incident occurred April 7 at 9:47 p.m. in the area of Quaker Valley Road in Menallen Township.

Toolbox found

A toolbox was found last Monday along Carlisle Pike just south of Browns Dam Road in Reading Township.

Anyone wishing to claim the item, which was found at 8:40 a.m., can call state police at 717-334-811 and give a description.

Arrested on warrant

A Gettysburg man was arrested last week on a warrant charging him with receiving stolen property.

William Peterson, 21, of 117 York St., was arrested at 4:35 a.m. in the 100 block of Baltimore Street and turned over to a constable, Gettysburg police said.

York city police initiated the warrant, borough police said.

EARP lists calls

Eastern Adams Regional Police (EARP) responded to a variety of calls in Oxford Township between April 1 and 8.

April 1

6:26 a.m. — Overnight a vehicle hit a mailbox in the 300 block of Oxford Road and fled. The vehicle, suspected to have been a pickup truck, ran over the mailbox.

8:58 a.m. — A student brought a pen knife to New Oxford High School. School officials took the knife and turned it over to police.

3:45 p.m. — A white Volkswagen was supposedly speeding west on York Road from Abbottstown. Police could not find the vehicle.

April 2

1 p.m. — Police were contacted about an assault of a family member that occurred 21 years ago. Police are investigating.

4:25 p.m. — An unknown man left a voicemail requesting personal information from a resident of the first block of East Locust Lane. The complainant did not respond and police advised them to contact the state attorney general fraud unit.

4:34 p.m. — Police were called to check on a pedestrian in the 1700 block of Carlisle Pike and saw the person was walking without any trouble.

April 3

5:55 a.m. — An injured deer at Hanover Street and Red Hill Road was not located.

7:01 p.m. — Police were called to check on the well-being of a resident in the 100 block of Drummer Drive; the resident did not require assistance.

April 4

12:48 a.m. — A Pontiac Grand Prix was supposedly driving recklessly on Route 30 from York County toward New Oxford, but police did not locate the vehicle.

April 5

11:20 a.m. — Equan Robinson, 38, of Spring Grove, was arrested at Plainville Farms in the 4800 block of York Road. Southwest Regional Police, York County, requested EARP serve a warrant on Robinson. He was charged with strangulation, simple assault, and harassment by physical contact, according to a York County criminal docket.

4:41 p.m. — A man with a “heavy Indian accent” called a resident in the 100 block of Katelyn Drive and told her he was a federal agent from Texas with a warrant for her arrest. The caller requested personal information, including bank account numbers. The resident ended the phone call.

4:44 p.m. — A resident in the 100 block of Heritage Court received a request for $5,000 from an unknown woman via Facebook Messenger. The resident said he was conversing with the woman on Facebook when she requested personal photos, to which the resident complied. Then the woman asked for money in exchange for not publishing the photos on social media. The man did not give her money and Facebook was notified.

April 6

4:09 a.m. — A vehicle partially parked on private property in the 900 block of Red Hill Road. Police found the driver to be sleeping and asked him to leave.

April 7

3:48 p.m. — A suspicious woman walking in the first block of Liberty Drive turned out to be lost. Police gave her directions.

April 8

8:06 a.m. — There was a “disturbance” at New Oxford Middle School, which was resolved by school officials.

8:14 a.m. — Police checked on the well-being of a resident in the first block of Spruce Lane; no assistance was required.

11:46 a.m. — Police checked on the well-being of a resident in the 200 block of Berlin Road; no assistance was needed.

2:20 p.m. — An unknown person transferred money from a Bough Lane resident’s checking account without his permission. The first time $1,889 was taken, and then $1,800. Both transfers went to an unknown VEMO account.

4 p.m. — A resident of Carley Drive was the victim of suspected fraud. The resident applied for a loan online through Lending Club. The “club” said it would send a check for the resident to deposit and then return the amount through Western Union in order to improve their credit score. The resident sent $795 to the club and received a bad check in return.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.