Police log

November 26, 1997

Man nabbed for public drunkenness

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Boonsboro man was arrested Tuesday night at Presidential Suite for alleged public drunkenness and littering, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

William Joseph Cukla Jr., of 221 S. Potomac St., was picked up by police at 7:25 p.m. after members of the Shippensburg Citizens Rallying Against Pornography reported seeing Cukla remove several light bulbs from the spa's outside lighting, police said.

Witnesses also told police Cukla spread trash on the ground around the business and near Interstate 81, police said.

He then left the scene, police said.

He was placed in Franklin County Prison, police said.

Gas line ruptured by road crew

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The intersection of Main and Broad streets was blocked off and some workers at the Waynesboro Post Office were moved from the east end of their building around noon Wednesday when a borough crew digging up a water line ruptured a natural gas line, a fire department spokesman said.


Assistant Chief Gary Summers of the Waynesboro Fire Department said there were no injuries. The area was kept clear of motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic for about an hour and 20 minutes while gas company officials stopped the leak.

Dennis Benshoff, maintenance foreman for the borough, said crews were digging up the pavement for a broken water line when the backhoe struck the plastic gas line.

"We thought we were about a foot-and-a-half away from the gas line," Benshoff said.

Man charged with DUI, failure to yield

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A West Virginia State Police trooper arrested a Charles Town man Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence after he pulled out of a liquor store parking lot, nearly striking the trooper's cruiser.

Paul Warfield was being held on $7,500 bond at the Eastern Regional Jail on charges of driving under the influence third offense, failure to use the turn signal, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, having an unsigned registration card, failure to yield the right of way, failure to have motor vehicle inspection, failure to have proof of insurance, and not wearing a seat belt.

Warfield pulled out of a liquor store onto W.Va. 9 in front of Trooper D.D. Forman, nearly causing an accident, according to charging documents.

Forman turned on his emergency lights to get the driver to stop, but the car kept going at a slow rate of speed, charging documents said.

The trooper pulled in front of the car, forcing the driver to stop, charging documents said.

When the trooper approached the driver, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and noticed he had bloodshot and glassy eyes, according to charging documents.

Man sought in bank robbery

FREDERICK, Md. - A man robbed a bank on Opossumtown Pike Wednesday, according to the Frederick Police Department.

A man walked into the Frederick County National Bank branch at 1595 Opossumtown Pike at about 9:55 a.m. and passed a note to the bank teller, police said. He received an unknown amount of cash and then walked from the bank, heading south.

The robber displayed no weapon and no one was hurt, police said.

The robber is described as a black man with a medium complexion in his 30s or 40s, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a blue ball cap with Camel inscribed on the front, black sunglasses, a black shirt and a blue windbreaker, police said.

Possible theft from Wendy's probed

Police are investigating a possible theft from the Wendy's on Wesel Boulevard, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Police took a report Wednesday that about $1,500 that is missing from the restaurant, Sgt. Ken Wasilius said.

Wasilius said the money was supposed to have been deposited in the bank on Nov. 13. But the cash is not there, he said.

Wasilius said police are trying to determine if someone stole the money or if the bank has made an error.

Pa. woman injured when car hits rig

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A New Stanton, Pa., woman was injured Wednesday when her car collided with a tractor--trailer, Maryland State Police said.

Gladys M. Poorman, 76, was taken to Washington County Hospital, where she was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of the 1990 International tractor-trailer, Robert K. Simpson, 27, of Keedysville, was not hurt, police said.

Poorman, who was driving a 1988 Ford, struck the tractor-trailer in the rear in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70 at about 1 p.m., police said.

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