Police log

January 02, 1997

W.Va. police chase ends in arrest

BEDINTON, W.Va. - A vehicle persuit Monday night which reached speeds of about 90 mph on U.S. 11 ended with the arrest of a Berkeley County man, said West Virginia State Police.

The incident began about 11 p.m. when state police saw a tan-colored car leave Ritter's Club along U.S. 11 with its high-beams on, said Sgt. Rob Blair.

Troopers started to follow the car, and the vehicle sped away, reaching speeds of 80 mph as it headed toward Bedington crossroads, Blair said.


The car turned left onto Scrabble Road and slowed down to the speed limit. But the driver would not stop and the car went into the Spur Cap mobile home park, Blair said.

Troopers asked the man to exit the car but he remained inside. The officers attempted to take the man out of the car and he became combative. The motorist was sprayed with pepper spray and troopers were able to get him handcuffed, Blair said.

Brian Propps, 40, who lived in the trailer park, was charged with second offense driving under the influence, obstructing an officer, possession of marijuana, and other charges, Blair said.


Burglars hit apartments

Two apartments were broken into and a third apartment's door was damaged in the Robinwood Court area some time between 3:40 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Burglars entered the apartments by prying open sliding glass doors at the rear of the apartment complex, police said.

The amount of damage and stolen items taken were valued at $14,500, police said.

Computer items stolen from store

BOONSBORO - About $2,000 in computer items were stolen from Quantum Mechanics, at 16 High St., some time between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Burglars broke a rear glass window of the business, police said.


Md. man faces drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of a non-controlled dangerous substance reasonably believed to be a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a non-controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, Frederick Police said.

Joey E. Guyer, 23, of West Patrick Street, was picked up by police at 323 N. Market St. at 11:10 p.m. Monday after a concerned citizen pointed him out to bike patrol officers, police said.

He allegedy was carrying a drug smoking device, a bag of marijuana and a bag of counterfeit marijuana, police said.

Hagerstown woman missing

A 60-year-old Hagerstown woman has disappeared after leaving her home Tuesday morning, said Maryland State Police.

Troopers said there are no indications of foul play, but the family members told them it is "highly unusual" for her to leave home and not return.

The woman, Alleine Grace Mills, is described as white, 5-feet, 3-inches tall, 140 pounds with auburn hair. She was last seen about 10 a.m. Tuesday driving away from her home in a silver and gray 1986 Chevrolet Caprice with Maryland tags BSB474.

She had indicated she had a doctor's appointment, but a later check with the doctor's office showed she was not on the schedule, police said.

Anyone with information about her is asked to call state police at 739-2101.

Pa. school windows shot out

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Someone shot out three large windows at Fayetteville Elementary School on New Year's Eve, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The vandalism occurred between 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the school, 8 E. Main St., Fayetteville, police said.

Man charged with assaulting wife

SMITHSBURG - A Smithsburg man was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly hitting his wife in the face, a police report stated.

Richard Darrell Burr, Jr., 31, of 13 E. Water St., was charged with second-degree assault, said Smithsburg Police Chief Thomas Bowers.

The police report said Burr allegedly came home drunk and got into an argument with his wife. Police said they observed broken furniture and other household items on the floor.

Fatal accidnet victim identified

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man who died after being hit by a car Monday has been identified as Robert T. Nitterhouse Jr. of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Nitterhouse, 80, of 2949 Philadelphia Ave., was struck on U.S. 11, about two miles north of Chambersburg, police said.

Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr. pronounced him dead at the scene shortly after the 5:45 p.m. accident, police said.

Police said Nitterhouse was in the middle of the traffic lane when he was hit by a 1994 Ford Mustang driven by Christopher M. Krebbs, 24, of Chambersburg.

Nitterhouse is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Dorothy Lehman Nitterhouse, according to an obituary from the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Inc. of Chambersburg.

A 1934 graduate of the Scotland School for Veterans Children in Scotland, Pa., Nitterhouse served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot in 1974 after 30 years.

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