Police log

February 07, 1997

Pa. man critical after accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., man was in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa., Thursday after the car he was driving struck a sign pole on Lincoln Way East Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police said.

James B. Knight, 19, was flown to Hershey from Chambersburg Hospital after his Honda Civic struck a pole at 4:35 p.m. holding up the Super Shoe Store sign at 1525 Lincoln Way East, police said.

It took emergency personnel between 10 and 20 minutes to remove Knight from the vehicle, Franklin Fire Department officials said. There were no other passengers.


The car was totaled, a police report stated.

Police said Knight was traveling eastbound on Lincoln Way East at a high rate of speed within the turn only lane. As he approached the 1500-block of highway, Knight swerved into the westbound lane of traffic to avoid a vehicle turning left, police said.

When Knight swerved back into the eastbound lane, he lost control of the vehicle, police said. The vehicle went into a yard, struck a mailbox and became airborn, police said. When the vehicle landed, Knight lost complete control, swerved across the eastbound and westbound lanes of the highway and struck the sign pole, police said.

Knight was wearing a seat belt, according to a police report.

Maryland man charged with arson

FREDERICK, Md. - A Rocky Ridge, Md., man has been charged with arson in connection with a Dec. 11 fire that destroyed a barn and its contents on Motters Station Road.

Ronald Lee Hahn Jr., 26, was arrested Wednesday by Maryland State Fire Marshals and jailed in lieu of $20,000 bond at the Frederick County Detention Center.

Fire marshals said the 100-by-70-foot barn on Twin Rivers Farm contained two trucks, a tractor, other farm machinery and 200 tons of hay.

Damage was estimated at $132,000.

The fire drew 75 firefighters from 15 companies.

If convicted, Hahn could face up to 20 years in prison and or a $30,000 fine.

Man charged with assaulting officer

A 37-year-old Hagerstown man was charged Wednesday with assaulting a police officer at the Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission.

Clifford Edward Glunt Jr., of 149 N. Potomac St., was scheduled for a bond review at Washington County District Court.

At 12:08 p.m., a man began causing a disturbance at the mission, saying it was a church and he couldn't be told to leave, police said.

Officer Michael Moats, who went to the mission to remove the man, was struck in the arm, police said.

Graffiti spray found in city

Graffiti was sprayed on Ellsworth Electric Company's building and a truck Wednesday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The business is located at 25 W. Lee St.

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