PSP Roundup: stolen delivery, lawnmower crashes, and a driver hitting a combine late at night

19 December 2023- Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a vandalism incident at the site of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. Troopers say it was discovered around 8am on December 15th that $1,200 worth of damage was done against a window, or potentially multiple windows, on the campus. Anyone with information should contact PSP Chambersburg.

Troopers say that the cause of a fire on Limekiln Road, Southampton Township, last weekend is undetermined. Fire crews and PSP investigators arrived around 12:30am on December 16th to a home at 3420 Limekiln Road to find a significantly damaged home, eventually leading investigators to determine the home was a total loss.

Nobody, including the one listed victim, sustained injuries in the incident. The cause of the fire is still under active investigation.

Troopers continue to investigate a stolen vehicle from a local auto auction earlier this year. Police just recently alerted the public to the theft of a 2013 black Chevrolet Silverado from Mason Dixon Auto Auction sometime between midnight on October 31st to midnight on November 1st.

Troopers say that the vehicle has not been recovered and that the person who stole it fled in an unknown direction. How they managed to gain access to the vehicle, as well, is unknown.

An undelivered grocery order in Chambersburg is being investigated by authorities as a theft. Troopers say that around 12:37am on December 11th, PSP Chambersburg was dispatched to a home on Meadow Lane, Greene Township to take a report of an undelivered grocery order. That driver, who does not have a name or description, picked up the order from Walmart in Guilford Township and subsequently took the order for themselves. The store, Troopers say, is out $422.97 in miscellaneous grocery items.

A crash between a New Holland combine and a 1997 Toyota Camry is being investigated by PSP Troopers after a collision at night last Friday. Troopers say the Camry, driven by William Myers, 75, of Gettysburg, was driving eastbound on Lincoln Way East in Greene Township when it struck the rear end of the combine, driven by a 20 year old Shippensburg man.

The combine, Troopers say, was operating with its required lights that were needed due to the crash taking place at 10:37pm.

Both the Camry and combine, a Sperry New Holland model TR88, sustained disabling damage, including heavy front end damage to the Camry and rear end as well as axel damage to the combine. Both Myers and his passenger, an 82 year old woman also of Gettysburg, were transported to Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries. Myers was subsequently cited for following too closely.

A crash on Stone Bridge Road, Antrim Township, last Friday afternoon is being investigated by Troopers following the driver of a custom built riding lawnmower being catapulted off his vehicle.

Troopers say the man, who’s name was not released, was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic after his unregistered customized vehicle (a personal build riding mower) traveled off the roadway and into a ditch. After hitting the ditch, the man was thrown from the mower following it tipping onto its side. Though EMS and PSP were called, the man refused treatment.

Police say the man had no safety equipment (helmet, straps, etc), and that he was “just taking a drive” and lost control of it.

A 15 year old is facing charges after allegedly taking his family’s 2005 GM Yukon without consent. The juvenile, who’s name has not been released, police say took the car around 8:15pm on December 1st and was pulled over on I-81NB in Greene Township. Troopers only learned that the vehicle had been taken illegally after the teen was pulled over for multiple traffic violations.