Franklin Co. PSP Roundup: Found firearm on Black Gap Road, another DUI checkpoint announced

18 August 2023- Pennsylvania State Police Troopers are investigating a reported single car DUI related crash on I-81 earlier this summer. Police say that around 6:15am on July 19th, they responded to Interstate-81 in Antrim Township at mile marker 8 for a single vehicle crash on the southbound side of the road.

According to a release, police say that Krista L Brandenburg, 46, of Shippensburg was driving a 2009 Ford Edge in the left hand lane before she traveled off the side of the roadway. After leaving the lane, Brandenburg allegedly side-swiped the guide rail and came to a controlled rest on the shoulder of the highway. No injuries occurred as a result of the crash but Police arrested Brandenburg on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and was subsequently taken into custody.

Pennsylvania State Police announce another DUI checkpoint planned for Franklin County in the month of September. As per usual, PSP is not saying when exactly the checkpoint will take place nor where, but that “roadways targeted will be those that are experiencing a high volume of DUI arrests and crashes”.

A reminder that Labor Day Weekend runs Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th.

Police are investigating a reported identity theft attempt involving a 57 year old Chambersburg victim. Troopers were called to a location on Lindman Drive in Hamilton Township around 4:43pm on August 14th for a reported theft by deception.

Troopers say that an attempt was made to cash a check using the victim’s identity. Authorities continue to investigate.

Troopers took possession of a found firearm that was located at the intersection of Black Gap Road and Houser Road in Greene Township. Around 12:45am on July 17th, police were called to the intersection where the found a number of firearms accessories, a gun, and ammunition.

Found and taken into police custody were a Bersa Piccola 9mm handgun, a 9mm magazine for the gun, a black tactical bag, some 9mm bullets, and a blue Bersa firearm case. Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg continue to investigate.