Porch, meters, tree hit

A vehicle struck parking meters and “grazed” a porch early Thursday in the 100 block of York Street (U.S. Route 30), Gettysburg Police Officer Shannon Hilliard said.

Keith Askins, 19, of Gettysburg, said he dozed off briefly and over-corrected prior to the crash about 2 a.m., according to Hilliard.

Askins and his 14-year-old female passenger were unhurt, but the 2007 Mazda 3 had to be towed, Hilliard said.

In addition to striking two poles bearing four parking meters, the vehicle “took out an entire tree” that was planted in the last year or so, Hilliard said.

Askins himself called in the crash, which occurred near Li’s Buffet at the intersection of York, Hanover, and Liberty streets, Hilliard said.

EARP lists township calls

Eastern Adams Regional Police (EARP) responded to numerous calls between May 1 and May 12.

May 1

2:45 p.m. — There was an attempted IRS scam on East Locust Lane. The complainant did not wire any money to the alleged agent.

8:30 p.m. — Police cited a man dressed in all black on a bicycle for improper safety equipment.

May 2

5:26 p.m. — Two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Hanover Street and Irishtown Road. One of the vehicles rear ended the other. The vehicles sustained minor damage and no one was injured.

8:04 p.m. — Police stopped an Adams Country Transit Bus traveling on York Road that had its emergency sign displaying “help.” The sign was malfunctioning.

May 3

6:16 a.m. — Police notified the fire department of an open burn in the 1600 block of Carlisle Pike.

10:11 a.m. — A person in the 300 block of Kohler Mill Road told police an unidentified individual posed as a Medicare representative and tried to obtain personal information over the phone.

2:27 p.m. — Police aided Children & Youth at New Oxford High School with securing a child for an interview.

9:36 p.m. — An alleged theft in the 1300 block of Red Hill Road led police to advise the people, a former couple, the incident is a civil matter, not criminal.

May 4

3:33 p.m. — Police cited a resident on Fiddle Drive for leaving a dog outdoors overnight in bad weather conditions.

May 6

1:24 p.m. — Police aided EMS in persuading a resident at the 500 block of Mount Misery Road to go for treatment.

4:04 p.m. — No assistance was needed after a 9-1-1 hang up on West Locust Lane.

4:16 p.m. — Police assisted in traffic control after a vehicle turned over on an embankment at the intersection of York Road and Carlisle Pike.

4:59 p.m. — A person posed as an IRS agent over the phone trying to scam a resident in the 300 block of Poplar Road. The complainant did not send any money as requested.

5:47 p.m. — Police provided information to a resident regarding an ongoing problem on Walker Drive.

6:26 p.m. — A property dispute between neighbors on Heritage Court led police to remind the residents that in order to install a fence a property survey had to be conducted and a report filed with the code enforcement officer.

6:57 p.m. — Police helped a person gain entry to a vehicle at New Oxford High School.

9:15 p.m. — Police were able to defuse a domestic between a husband and wife in the 2100 block of Carlisle Pike.

11:32 p.m. — Police searched a property with negative results in the 1000 block of Irishtown Road after an alarm.

May 7

10:40 a.m. — Police attempted to assist the York County district attorney’s office with verifying the residence of a wanted person. Police determined the person did not live at the residence.

11:46 a.m. — Police responded to New Oxford Intermediate School after receiving a social media post that a student might be having a medical problem. School officials told police no one by the name attends the school.

2:17 p.m. — Police conducted a welfare check in the 700 block of Red Hill Road and determined the resident needed no assistance.

4:25 p.m. — Police made contact with two males soliciting at the intersection of Carlisle Pike and York Road and asked them to leave the area.

8:20 p.m. — Police dealt with a harassment by communication incident in the 500 block of Mount Misery Road. Police advised the person to stop calling the complainant.

May 8

10 a.m. — Police cited a student at New Oxford High School for disturbance.

May 9

11:56 a.m. — Police spoke to a garage owner who agreed to contact the customer who complained.

6:23 p.m. — A resident in the 200 block of Matthew Drive accidentally set of her medical alarm bracelet.

May 10

12:08 a.m. — Police searched the 400 block of East Golden Lane with negative results after an alarm,.

8:00 a.m. — Police conducted traffic control for a military funeral procession on York Road through Oxford Township.

May 11

11 a.m. — Police searched school buses and the area around New Oxford Intermediate School with negative results after a report of several juveniles trespassing.

4:10 p.m. — Police advised an ex-girlfriend and boyfriend to consult legal counsel over property after a domestic in the 1500 block of Carlisle Pike.

5:52 p.m. — Police advised a car delivery truck to move to a safer location when unloading vehicles to Lawrence Subaru on Carlisle Pike.

May 12

12:09 a.m. — Police provided an escort home to a man who appeared to be in medical distress in the 200 block of West Golden Lane.

10:36 p.m. — Police advised complainants to contact the SPCA after observing stray cats fighting in the 1000 block of Irishtown Road.

EARP answers New Ox call

Eastern Adams Regional Police responded to a variety of incidents in New Oxford Borough between May 1 and May 10.

May 1

9:10 a.m. — Police notified PSP Bomb Squad to retrieve an artillery shell from a complainant’s porch in the 100 block of Lincoln Way East.

4:25 p.m. — Police searched the 200 block of West Golden Lane with negative results after an alarm.

9:22 p.m. — Police searched the 100 block of North Peters Street with negative results after a report of a “suspicious” person walking down the street with a suit case.

May 2

4:46 p.m. — One car rear ended another vehicle when the vehicle was attempting to pull out of a parking spot without clearance in the 300 block of South Water Street.

May 5

3:38 p.m. — Police arrived after a disturbance was resolved on North Peters Street.

May 6

8 a.m. — Police resolved a parking lot blockage by relocating a vehicle so a resident could proceed on her way on Lincoln Way East.

May 9

9:31 a.m. — Police contacted an owner whose dog was “acting viciously” on Center Square Police reminded the owner his pet must be leashed or he could be cited.

10:29 p.m. — Police found no signs of individuals or attempts to burn bushes in the 400 block of North Bolton Street.

May 10

4:20 p.m. — Police searched the 300 block of Lincoln Way West with negative results after an alarm.

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