Shots fired

UPPER PAXTON TOWNSHIP - Two individuals, including a 17-year-old from Dalmatia, were charged by state police at Lykens following an altercation at 618 Paxton Drive in this Dauphin County township at 4:45 p.m. Monday.

Police said the 17-year-old and Gregory Strauser, 45, of Millersburg, were having a dispute when Strauser punched the teen in the face, injuring the teen's cheekbone. The teen then fired at least two shots from a high-powered rifle into property owned by Strauser, police said.

Police did not identify the teen.

The teen provided false written statements to law enforcement in an attempt to conceal the true nature of events prior to the physical altercation, police said.

Police charged the teen with criminal mischief and providing false statements to law enforcement authorities, and Strauser was charged with harassment. All counts were filed with Magisterial District Judge Rebecca Margerum, of Elizabethville.

iPods stolen

COAL TOWNSHIP - Debbra Rosa, of West Spruce Street, reported to Coal Township Police two iPod mp3 players were stolen from her residence on or about July 10. One of them is a black fifth-generation model valued at $300. The second one is black and valued at $199.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 644-0333.

Criminal mischief

COAL TOWNSHIP - Police are investigating an incident of criminal mischief that occurred between noon and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1618 W. Arch St.

Patrolman Jason Adams said several decorative items on the front porch were knocked over and scattered around. Adams reported that someone also cut into cushions on a piece of furniture on the porch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 644-0333.

Dog found

COAL TOWNSHIP - A small terrier/chihuahua weighing about 10 pounds was found trapped in a hole in the Big Mountain area near Shamokin Street.

The dog was rescued and is being cared for by a volunteer. The animal is light brown, beige and tan in color with gray around the face. It wore no collar.

For more information, contact the Coal Township Police at 644-0333.