DUI suspected in crash
Driving under the influence (DUI) was suspected in a three-vehicle crash Sunday on Hanover Road (Pa. Route 116).
Tory Warren, 42, of Gettysburg, “was transported to Gettysburg Hospital for a blood draw for suspected DUI” after the 9:40 p.m. crash, state police said.
No injuries resulted from the crash east of Storms Store Road near Bonneauville, police said.
A 2009 Subaru Tribeca driven by Warren struck a 2003 Saturn Ion driven by a female 17-year-old from Hanover, causing the latter to sideswipe a 2012 Toyota Tacoma driven by Christopher Casey, 55, of Hanover, police said. Casey was turning left into a driveway, police said.
United Hook & Ladder directed traffic after the crash, police said.
Sex offender scams rising
Attempts to scam people required to register as sex offenders in Pennsylvania are one the upswing, according to state police.
A telephone caller claiming to be a law enforcement official tells the offender “he or she is not in compliance with their registration requirements, and sometimes claims to hold a warrant for the offender’s arrest. The caller advises that the issue can be resolved if the registered sex offender obtains some form of cash card and or arranges a money transfer,” police said.
Recipients of such calls “should not initiate any type of financial transaction without further verifying the validity of the call,” police said.
“Pennsylvania State Police does not solicit registered sex offenders for any type of monetary compensation to gain compliance with registration requirements” and any such issues are “only resolved by an offender appearing at an approved registration site, or by personal contact with a law enforcement official,” police said.
Any offender who receives such a call “should contact the Pennsylvania State Police, Megan’s Law Section at 1-866-771-3170,” police said.
Anyone “who believes they may have been the victim of similar fraudulent activity should attempt to verify the phone number of the incoming call, obtain as much information as possible about the caller, note the details of the instructions provided to resolve the issue, and contact their local police department. These perpetrators can be very difficult to locate. An electronic money transfer can be accomplished in minutes, and the funds are often unable to be recovered,” police said.
EARP lists township calls
Eastern Adams Regional Police (EARP) issued a summary of recent activity in Oxford Township.
5:29 a.m. – Police defused a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Irishtown Road.
8:29 a.m. – EARP responded to a hit-and-run crash at Katelyn Drive and Brickyard Road.
1:19 p.m. – Police retrieved lost property from the 6000 block of York Road and returned it to the owner, who found no contents missing.
5:11 p.m. – A sinkhole appeared in the pavement of the first block of Walnut Lane. Police notified Oxford Township personnel to make repairs.
1:50 p.m. – A driver fell asleep and drifted into a parked vehicle, causing minor damage to both, in the 600 block of Harmony Drive at Cross Keys Village — The Brethren Home Community.
12:28 p.m. – In the first block of Hidden Acres Drive, EARP tried unsuccessfully to notify a resident at the request of Hanover police. EARP passed along contact information to Hanover.
1:54 p.m. – Police responded to the 5600 block of York Road, where emergency medical personnel were treating a resident.
2:41 p.m. – Vehicle damage was minor and the driver was unhurt when a northbound vehicle hit a deer in the 1500 block of Hanover Street.
4:47 p.m. – EARP responded to a crash in the 2700 block of Carlisle Pike.
11:54 a.m. – A resident extinguished an illegal open fire in the 200 block of Berlin Road after police explained the law.
12:59 p.m. – Police told officials at the Brethren Home they could have an unauthorized parked vehicle towed.
2 p.m. – Police removed tree debris blocking the road in the 1100 block of Irishtown Road.
3:15 p.m. – A vehicle backed from a parking spot and caused minor damage to a parked vehicle at the Brethren Home. The driver left without providing information despite a request by an employee.
3:20 p.m. – A second vehicle proved to have been struck by the hit-and-run vehicle at the Brethren Home.
2:15 a.m. – Patrolling police saw an unsecured rear door in the New Oxford Shopping Center. EARP contacted and checked the property with the key holder without negative results.
10:23 a.m. – Police defused a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Hanover Street.
6:58 p.m. – Vehicles were being unloaded from a tractor-trailer stopped in a turn lane in the 1700 block of Carlisle Pike. EARP ordered the driver to move the vehicle to a safer location.
12:15 p.m. – Police assisted in an unsuccessful search for a yellow Labrador retriever dog in the 800 block of Kohler Mill Road.
2:02 p.m. – EARP responded to a dispute between businesses in the 300 block of Kohler Mill Road and explained the civil legal process.
12:37 p.m. – Brenden Feuerstein, 20, of Hanover, “was cited for possession of marijuana and other drug-related charges” after “a vehicle traveling at a high speed” was stopped in the first block of Black Lane, EARP said.
10:53 p.m. – “An unidentified person took a lawn decoration of a Confederate flag” June 8 between 5:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. in the first block of West Locust Lane, police said.
8:29 p.m. – Someone was trespassing in the 200 block of Brickyard Road. Police found parked vehicles but could not find the drivers.
7:05 a.m. – A white tractor-trailer was southbound on Carlisle Pike after being involved in a hit-and-run crash in Reading Township. EARP set up surveillance but did not locate the vehicle.
9:20 a.m. – Edward Swope was arrested on a warrant without incident in the 600 block of Red Hill Road, police said.
2:15 p.m. – After “a civil matter over property lines” in the first block of Hampshire Drive, police advised those involved to contact the township zoning officer.
4 p.m. – A resident was defrauded in the 800 block of Hanover Street. A resident received a message saying his or her computer was infected. The message included a number to call for anti-virus protection. The resident called it and followed instructions to buy $1,500 in Google Play Cards and provide the card numbers.
GPD lists calls
Gettysburg Borough Police Department responded to the following calls between May 9 and May 12.
9:28 a.m. — Suspicious activity, 900 block of Baltimore Street
10:18 a.m. — Traffic accident, hit and run, first block of North Fourth Street
10: 33 a.m. — Hazard, 500 block of Baltimore Street
11:26 a.m. — Internet scam, first block of West Stevens Street
1:01 p.m. — Mental health, first block of South Franklin Street
6:32 p.m. — Harassment, first block of Buford Avenue
7:15 p.m. — 9-1-1 open line, 200 block of West Lincoln Avenue
10:52 p.m. — 9-1-1 open line, 100 block of Breckenridge Street
12:03 a.m. — Open door, first block of North Washington Street
12:11 a.m. — DUI/drug violation, first block of Chambersburg Street
12:33 a.m. — Assist other agency, 100 block of Gettys Street
1:48 a.m. — Sounding alarm, first block of Breckenridge Street
5:48 a.m. — Public service, police, Straban Township
8:05 a.m. — Public service, first block of East High Street
10:01 a.m. — Retail theft, Straban Township
10:20 a.m. — Harassment, first block of West High Street
10:58 a.m. — Parking complaint, North Stratton and Water streets
12:05 p.m. — Traffic accident, no injury, 500 block of Baltimore Street
6:01 p.m. — Parking complaint, first block of Chambersburg Street
6:25 p.m. — Assist fire/EMS, first block of Steinwehr Avenue
6:41 p.m. — 9-1-1 open line, 100 block of Breckenridge Street
6:59 p.m. — Disabled vehicle, 300 block of North Washington Street
7:54 p.m. — Disturbance/loud noise, Lincoln Square
12:49 a.m. — Suspicious activity, 100 block of South Stratton Street
2:11 a.m. — Disturbance/loud noise, 100 block of Pape Alley
2:10 p.m. — Suspicious activity, 500 block of Baltimore Street
3:41 p.m. — Disorderly conduct, first block of North Washington Street
4:20 p.m. — DUI, Liberty Street and Zerfing Alley
9:02 p.m. — Suspicious activity, 200 block of York Street
10:15 p.m. — Drug violation, 200 block of West Street
12:32 a.m. — Suspicious activity, 100 block of North Stratton Street
7:24 a.m. — Wanted person, Lincoln Square
10:45 a.m. — Threats/harassment, 100 block of Gettys Street
2:43 p.m. — Parking complaint, 600 block of South Washington Street
2:57 p.m. — Assist police, wanted person, Cumberland Township
4:17 p.m. — Weapons offense, 500 block of West Middle Street
4:51 p.m. — Well-being check, first block of East High Street
5:09 p.m. — Civil issue, 500 block of Steinwehr Avenue