Police log

November 10, 1997

Police log

Man charged in shooting incident

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill man fired 10 times into a car early Saturday morning at Funny Farm Estates, according to police.

West Virginia State police arrested Roger Lee Smith, 37, of 306 Cedar Green Apartments, following the 1:30 a.m. incident at 119 Rosebud Road in Funny Farm Estates. He was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment and jailed on $20,000, according to a report in Magistrate Joan Bragg's office.

Savanna Watson and Christina Lanagan were at the home where Smith was visiting his son, according to the police. Smith later returned from Piggy's bar highly intoxicated, angry and screaming, Trooper R.J. Elswick's report said.


Watson and Lanagan tried to flee the house, but 10 rounds were fired from a .22-caliber rifle into the car. Police said bullets hit the headlights, right front tire and hood.

Police said the women then fled. Neither was injured.

Pa. man charged with assault

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was arrested early Monday morning after a woman was assaulted in his home and the telephone was ripped off the wall as she tried to call police, according to Chambersburg Police.

Timothy R. Rhone, 33, of 222 Macintosh Way, was arraigned before District Justice Gary Carter on a simple assault charge and placed in Franklin County Prison, police said.

Chambersburg Police responded to the address at 3:57 a.m. for a 911 hang-up call. After they arrived, it was determined that Mindy L. Gehr, 23, of the same address, had been assaulted

Man hurt in wreck

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fannettsburg, Pa., man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when the car he was in was hit by another after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Keith Carlin, unknown age and address, was taken to Chambersburg Hospital with serious injuries after the 5:53 p.m. accident, then flown by helicopter to York Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition Monday night.

Carlin was a passenger in a 1991 Chevrolet driven by Bonnie Carlin, also of Fannettsburg, who suffered moderate injuries, police said.

The two were traveling south on Pa. 75 in Metal Township when a 1990 Oldsmobile driven by Josephine Masteller, of East Waterford, Pa., failed to stop for a stop sign while entering the road from the Pennsylvania Turnpike exit at Willow Hill, police said.

Masteller's car hit the passenger side of Carlin's car, police said.

Masteller suffered minor injuries, police said. Her passenger, Betty McKnight, of Mt. Union, Pa., suffered moderate injuries.

Masteller was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign, police said.

Husband, wife hurt in wreck near mall

HALFWAY - A husband and wife were injured in a traffic accident near the Valley Mall Monday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Clarence and Dorothy DeLauter were taken to Washington County Hospital shortly following the accident, which occurred just before 6 p.m., deputies said.

Both were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

According to deputies, a 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Dorothy DeLauter turned left from Halfway Boulevard onto Massey Boulevard and was struck broadside by a 1994 GMS Jimmy.

The impact forced the Cavalier head-on into a 1983 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was stopped at a red light at the intersection, deputies said.

Dorothy DeLauter, of the 1600 block of Dual Highway, was charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic while turning left, deputies said.

Neither the driver of the pickup truck - William Haviland Sr., of Clear Spring - nor the driver of the Jimmy - Hagerstown resident Deanna Nalley - were hurt.

Window broken

Someone threw a brick through a window at Hub City Liquors at 1013 Maryland Ave. early Sunday but apparently nothing was taken, Hagerstown City Police said.

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