Police log

December 26, 1997

Woman charged in murder attempt

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a man was stabbed in the head, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Diana Carol Cramer, 37, was charged with attempted homicide and arraigned before District Justice Larry Pentz, police said.

She was placed in Franklin County Prison.

Gerald Lemont Cramer, 53, was stabbed at 144 Echo Drive in Guilford Township at about 2:15 p.m. following an argument, police said.

Gerald Cramer was taken to Chambersburg Hospital Wednesday and was released Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Man charged with attempted rape

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Criminal attempt at rape and indecent assault charges were filed against a South Mountain, Pa., man Dec. 18 after he attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old female without her consent, according to Pennsylvania State Police.


Jamie Lynn Sease, 27, of 4622 Carbaugh Rd., is charged in the incident that occurred at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 13 on Spruce Road in South Mountain, police said.

W.Va. woman robbed

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman was robbed Tuesday evening when a man forced his way into her home, according to West Virginia State Police.

The report said the robbery occurred at about 8 p.m. at a house on U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg near Mid-Atlantic Park Road. The man displayed a weapon and demanded money from the woman, who was not identified in the report.

The police did not reveal what kind of weapon the man had, or whether he actually stole anything from the woman, who was unhurt.

The suspect is a white male in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 155 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and wore some kind of covering over his face. He may have had his hair pulled back in a ponytail, according to the report.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Trooper Z.J. Vaughan at 1-304-267-0000.

2-car accident leads to minor injuries

FREDERICK, Md. - A Kensington, Md., woman had minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Thursday at the intersection of Md. 26 and Routzahns Way, according to Maryland State Police.

A Frederick Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said Genevieve Leper, 72, was treated and released following the 4:54 p.m. accident.

She was westbound on Md. 26 when she tried to make a left turn and was hit by an eastbound Jeep driven by Gary Wayne Lupp II, 27, of Westminster, Md., according to police.

Leper was charged with failure to yield the right of way, police said.

Christmas presents turned in to police

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four Christmas gifts were turned into the Pennsylvania State Police Thursday.

Witnesses said they saw the gifts fall off the roof of a maroon Mercury station wagon, according to state police.

Anyone who may have lost the gifts can call the station at 1-717-264-5161 and give a description of the gifts or say what names are on the tags to claim them.

W.Va. duplex damaged by fire

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Half of a duplex was badly damaged Thursday, but both the owner and the person that lived there were away visiting relatives, according to the Martinsburg Fire Department.

The fire at 215 S. Maple Ave., was reported at 1:45 p.m., Capt. David Brining said. The fire started in the basement of the two-story brick duplex and some fire damage extended into the first floor.

Brining estimated the fire, heat and smoke damage at about $30,000. The fire did not damage the other half of the duplex, which he said was vacant.

The cause of the fire has not been determined and Brining said no firefighters were hurt. Units were on the scene for about two hours.

He said the renter of the property and its owner had not been contacted as of late Thursday night. Brining said he could not release the names until they had been notified.

Two injured in single-car accident

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Two women were injured Thursday night in a one-vehicle accident on Cannon Hill Road, according to a Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Co. officer.

The accident was reported at 8:38 p.m. near the Diana Drive intersection, according to West Virginia State Police. The investigating trooper had not returned to the barracks as of late Thursday night.

Hedgesville Deputy Rescue Chief Jeff Myers said a small car ran off the road and struck a tree. One of the women was flown by helicopter to Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The other was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., he said.

Teen hurt when car careens off road

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 16-year-old girl suffered minor injuries Wednesday night in a one-vehicle accident in Guilford Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Christina E. Gelsinger of Chambersburg was traveling east on Falling Spring Road at 8:49 p.m. when her 1995 Eagle Summit ran off the road, police said. The car hit a guardrail and flipped onto its roof, police said.

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