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Police log

December 12, 1997

Two injured in Pa. collision

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two drivers were injured Wednesday night in a three-car collision at the intersection of Woodstock and Hafer roads in Greene Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Miriam A. Horst, 71, of Chambersburg, and Tammy J. Leedy, unknown age, of Greencastle, Pa., were taken to Chambersburg Hospital with injuries after the 3:49 p.m. accident, police said.

Horst, driving a 1996 Oldsmobile, pulled out from the stop sign at Hafer and Woodstock roads and drove across the northbound lane of Woodstock Road when Leedy, driving a 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass, hit the passenger side, police said.

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Horst's car spun around clockwise and hit a 1987 Chevy Camaro driven by Deborah A. Arnold, unknown age, of Fayetteville, Pa., who was waiting to pull out from a stop sign at Hafer Road, police said.

All three drivers were wearing seat belts, police said.

Horst's and Leedy's cars were towed from the scene, police said.

Pa. man charged with possession

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg, Pa., man was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Chambersburg Police.

Anthanasios Petsinis, 20, was arrested at 2:28 a.m. at 393 Bedington Blvd., Chambersburg, after police found a pipe used to inhale marijuana in Petsinis' possession, police said.

Blaze destroys W.Va. home

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Several area fire departments were fighting a blaze late Thursday that destroyed a home on Chestnut Hill in an area once known as Harpers Ferry Campground, according to officials from the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Department.

There were no injuries.

Further details were not available at press time.

3 charged in car break-ins

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Three youths were charged Thursday with 131 counts of theft in connection with a string of car break-ins, Maryland State Police said.

The thefts occurred Oct. 23 and Nov. 24, police said.

The youths allegedly entered unlocked cars and stole property or ransacked the vehicles.

One juvenile was charged with 40 counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles, 28 counts of theft and one count of malicious destruction of property.

The second youth was charged with 31 counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles, 24 counts of theft and one count of malicious destruction of property.

The third teen was charged with three counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and three counts of theft.

Police reminded car owners to lock doors and remove valuables.

Coat stolen

A coat was stolen from Hagerstown Junior College Wednesday night, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

Boonsboro resident Paula Masters told authorities she was leaving the Kepler Theatre when she discovered her coat missing. It was described as a black, three-quarter-length silk coat with a black fox fur hood.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Car flees scene after collision

A car backed into another vehicle near a Hagerstown bar and then fled the scene Thursday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The car, described as a blue Pontiac Grand-Am, was driven by a white man, police said. It backed out of an alley behind Little Mike's Tavern on West Washington Street into another vehicle just before 9 p.m.

After striking the vehicle, the car headed south on Buena Vista Avenue, police said.

Firefighters respond to hissing tank

A hissing oxygen tank at the Ravenwood Lutheran nursing home early Thursday morning brought firefighters to the scene at 3:05 a.m.

"A large oxygen tank tipped over and began to hiss,'' said Capt. Brian Pile of the Hagerstown Fire Department. While the tank wasn't ruptured, the staff called the fire department as a precaution.

Pile said the call was a good one, just in case. When firefighters from Hagerstown, Funkstown, Halfway and rescuers from Community Rescue Service arrived, the problem was quickly fixed, he said.

"We shut the valve off, replaced the oxygen tank and everyone left by 3:16 a.m.,'' Pile said.

Break-ins reported in city

Several Hagerstown residents had unwelcome visitors early Thursday morning, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Someone entered 102 E. Baltimore St. and 27 E. Washington St. but nothing was taken in either instance, police said.

Thieves busy on Edgewood Drive

Several residents of Langley Drive, a residential area off Edgewood Drive, have now joined the ranks of their neighbors as victims of thefts from vehicles, Hagerstown City Police said.

Stereo equipment valued at more than $3,500 was taken from three vehicles Wednesday, two parked at 1676 Langley Drive and one at 1660 Langley Drive, police said.

Earlier in the week and over the weekend, residents of nearby Edgewood Hills Circle were also victimized by thieves, police said.

Suspects arrested in burglary spree

FREDERICK, Md. - An 18-year-old and six juveniles, ranging in age from 13 to 16, were arrested in connection with a series of daytime burglaries, according to Frederick City Police.

Bradley Ambush, of M Building, Applegate Apartments, was being held Thursday morning on $75,000 bond in the Frederick County Detention Center.

Four of the juveniles are in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, police said. Two others were released to their parents.

All are charged with multiple counts of daytime burglary and theft, police said.

The arrests came after a surveillance of the Ambush youth and a 15-year-old old boy who also lived at Applegate Apartments, police said.

Their arrests led to the others and also to the recovery of the stolen items from several of the suspects and in a number of pawn shops, police said.

Several of the burglaries occurred at the Applegate Apartments. Others were on Taney Avenue, Military Road, Heather Ridge Drive, Shawnee Drive, Millstream Drive, Lawnview Drive, North Market Street, Delaware Road, Culler Avenue, Young Place, Wilson Place and 13th Street.

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