Police log, Sunday

November 09, 1997

Fire damages barn

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A large barn on Warm Spring Road was heavily damaged by fire late Friday, according to Franklin Fire Company officials.

The fire was reported at 11:30 p.m. Friday. The cause and damage estimates were unknown Saturday.

Firefighters from Franklin were joined by tankers and personnel from Marion, St. Thomas, Chambersburg, New Franklin, Greencastle, Fayetteville and Mercersburg.

Firefighters left the scene at 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Electrical problem apparent cause of fire

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Firefighters saved two dogs and six cats from a burning house at 534 E. Washington St. Saturday afternoon in a blaze blamed on an apparent electrical problem.

"We believe it started in an upstairs bedroom around an electrical outlet,'' said Chief Ed Smith of Independent Fire Company.

Firefighters from Citizens were also on the 1:14 p.m. call, Smith said.

No one was home at the time of the fire but the pets, all of which were rescued unharmed.


Firefighters went back to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. for reports of smoke coming again from the upper floor of the house.

Damage was estimated at $20,000.

Break-in in Boonsboro

A break-in at Warrenfeltz Co. in Boonsboro early Saturday resulted in losses and damages in excess of $5,000, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputy Pam Fogle reported that someone got into the building at 214 N. Main St. through a side window.

Once inside, the thieves got into two cash registers and several display cases. Among the items taken was a shotgun and a rifle, valued at $354.

Cash was also taken, deputies said.

Man charged with assault

FREDERICK - A 31-year-old man was charged late Friday with second-degree assault after he allegedly shoved a Frederick City Police officer investigating a domestic dispute at 316 Heather Ridge Drive.

James E. Hall, of that address, was also charged with breaking and entering, destruction of property and resisting arrest. Hall was being held Saturday pending an appearance before a bond commissioner.

Off. Scott Stinnett responded to the call at 10:24 p.m. Friday and learned by Hall had allegedly kicked in the door of the residence.

While Stinnett was talking with Hall, he allegedly became verbally abusive of the female resident and her children. Then Hall allegedly pushed the officer in an attempt to get at the woman, police said.

Hall resisted being arrested but was shortly taken into custody, police said.

Blazer reported stolen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a 1985 Chevrolet K Blazer reported stolen late Friday from Jennings Value Center at 1005 Lincoln Way West.

The vehicle is valued at $5,995, police said.

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