Break-in nets vacuums

Someone using bolt-cutters to access a fenced garden supplies area at Walmart, made off with five vacuum cleaners, according to Adams County Crimestoppers Facebook page.

The post includes photos of two individuals and a vehicle with a Maryland plate.

The incident occurred March 30 about 1:37 a.m. at 1270 York Road.

State police are asking anyone with information to contact Trooper Justin Horan at the Gettysburg barracks at 717-334-8111, according to the post.

Information can also be submitted to Crimestoppers, which is offering a reward, at 717-334-8057 or, according to the post.

Buchanan siren moved

The Buchanan Valley Fire Department’s siren was relocated and reactivated Thursday.

“A few weeks ago, the siren was taken out of service to be completely rehabilitated. While it was down, work was done to relocate the siren to the rear of the firehouse on the hill,” according to a post on the department’s website,

“A utility trench was dug to the new location by local volunteers Gary Cole, Dave Myers and Gary Mauston. Adams Electric donated a new pole, a truck and crew to reset the siren. We are sincerely thankful for their assistance,” according to the post.

“The siren length has been shortened to one minute total,” according to the post.

The department’s facility is at 1180 Buchanan Valley Road, Franklin Township.

Helmet theft charged

A 17-year-old is accused of stealing a helmet valued at $1,350 from the Gettysburg Fire Department, 35 N. Stratton St.

Gettysburg police said the theft was reported March 7 at 7:51 p.m.

Investigation led to a charge of theft against a male Gettysburg resident, police said.

Theft captured on video

A home security camera recorded a person stealing a plant from the porch of a home on West Water Street, according to a Gettysburg Police Department’s Facebook post.

The incident occurred Sunday between 2 a.m. and 2:18 a.m., according to the post.

Anyone with information about the plant-napping is asked to contact either Officer Bryan Holden or Officer Bo Taylor at 717-334-1168 or Adams County Crime Stoppers website at

Bicyclist struck

A vehicle struck a bicyclist March 28 about two miles northwest of New Oxford.

Bicyclist Jason Sheely, 35, of Hanover, was transported to York Hospital with injuries of unknown severity after the 7:49 a.m. crash in the 700 block of Brickcrafter Road, state police said.

The driver of a northbound 2016 Toyota Camry, Maddison Evans, 21, of New Oxford, “was distracted and struck the rear” of the bicycle, police allege.

Sheely was “thrown” from the bicycle and came to rest “approximately 50 feet north from the point of impact,” police said.

Alpha emergency medical personnel were on the scene, police said.

McSherrystown lists calls

The McSherrystown Borough Police Department posted a list of recent calls on its Facebook page.

March 25

11:30 a.m. — broken window in unoccupied building, 600 block, South Street

12:16 p.m. – well-being check, first block, North Sixth Street

4:30 p.m., verbal domestic dispute 200 block, North Fifth Street

March 26

2 p.m. – drugs, 300 block, Fairview Avenue

1:30 p.m. – dispute, 200 block, North Fifth Street

March 27

2:58 p.m. – parking complaint, 600 block, Main Street

March 28

7:05 a.m. – house and vehicle egged, first block, Main Street

2:50 p.m. – disturbance, 100 block, Michelle Drive

5:25 p.m. – complaint of soliciting, 200 block North Fifth Street

March 29

9 a.m. – animal neglect, 400 block, South Street

March 30

2:21 a.m. — fight in progress, first block, South Fourth Street

11:28 a.m. – 9-1-1 hang-up, 600 block, Main Street

March 31

4:04 a.m. – disturbance, first block, Main Street

April 1

11:05 a.m. — lost dog, found a short time later, 100 block, North Oxford Avenue

4:50 p.m. – parking complaint, 100 block, Michelle Drive

6:30 p.m. – open lewdness, man seen urinating on a resident’s property, 600 block, Cricket Lane

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