Man accosts girls

A man invited two 12-year-old girls into his vehicle April 14 in Bonneauville but they ran to a nearby Dollar General store instead, state police said.

The man, driving an older blue station wagon, stopped and yelled to the girls as they walked along White Hall Road between 11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., police said.

While the man was talking, the girls, both of Littlestown, saw a black handgun on the vehicle’s center console, police said.

The white man was mid-50s to mid-60, said police, who searched the area without finding anything.

Investigation is continuing, police said.

Bicyclist charged

A bicyclist was charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance April 15 on Baltimore Pike, state police said.

Ellacia West, 27, of Gettysburg was arrested after a caller claimed she fell and was nearly struck by a vehicle about a quarter-mile southeast of Low Dutch Road in Mount Joy Township, state police said.

She was also charged with public drunkenness, according to a magisterial docket.

West was taken to Gettysburg Hospital and then Adams County Prison after the 3:17 a.m. incident, police said.

Hit-and-run on Route 97

A driver failed to stop after side-swiping a car April 16 on Baltimore Pike (Pa. Route 97), state police said.

Unhurt in the 3:53 p.m. crash near U.S. Route 15 was Patricia Zinn, 65, who was turning right onto Heritage Drive in Mount Joy Township, police said.

Zinn drove a 2006 Chrysler Sebring, said police, who gave no description of the other vehicle.

Purse theft alleged

A man was arrested after security video showed him stealing a purse April 16 at Sheetz on York Road at Cross Keys, state police alleged.

While responding to the 3:53 p.m. incident, a trooper saw a man hitchhiking near Sheetz, police said. David Gilland, 61, of Gettysburg, was charged with public intoxication, according to a magisterial docket.

The man “was confirmed” to be the one who took the purse from an outdoor seating area, police alleged.

The purse was returned to its owner, a 62-year-old New Oxford woman, who did not want the man to be charged, police said.

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