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Police Log

January 12, 1998

Police Log

Truckers robbed at gunpoint in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Brinkhaven, Ohio, man was injured after he and another man were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning as they were transferring loads onto their semi trucks in a Chambersburg parking lot, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The victim, Herbert O. Gardner, was in the parking lot of the Super Shoes Store at 1525 Lincoln Way East with James R. Melton, of Ruby, S.C., when they were approached by two black males, said to be in their 20s, each with semi-automatic handguns, police said.

The suspects demanded money and then one of them struck Gardner in the head several times with his gun, police said.

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Both suspects then stole the wallets from Gardner and Melton and fled the scene in an unknown direction by unknown means, police said.

Gardner was treated at the scene and released, police said.

One suspect is described as about 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds, wearing a dark jacket and pants, police said.

The second suspect is described as about 5-feet, 11-inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, also wearing a dark jacket and pants, police said.

Anyone with information can contact state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Man still critical after accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 20-year-old Shippensburg, Pa., man remained in critical condition Sunday night at Hershey Medical Center following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Loop Road in Guilford Township Saturday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Brent Jason Shaub was flown to the hospital following the 7:53 a.m. crash in which he was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Shaub, driving a 1984 Camaro, pulled out of Loop Road into the path of a full-size pickup truck in the southbound lane of U.S. 11 driven by Tony E. Bigler, 34, of Chambersburg, according to police.

Bigler, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital.

Gunfight victims remain in hospital

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two men wounded in a gunfight Thursday night in a house at 61 West South St. remain hospitalized at Hershey Medical Center, one in critical condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Lucas Ismond, 38, of 141 Greenmeadow Drive, Chambersburg, was still listed in critical condition Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Roy Morris, 27, of 411 Chateau Place, Shippensburg, Pa., was in fair condition at the hospital, she said.

The shootings occurred at 7:41 p.m. in the house after an argument, according to police.

Four charged in armed robbery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three men and a woman were arrested Friday by city police in connection with armed robbery at a home on the 400 block of Porter Avenue.

The robbery occurred at about 8:50 p.m., the report said. The two victims told police three people robbed them at gunpoint of cash, a video camera and electronic equipment.

Police had a description of the vehicle used to take the suspects to the house and spotted a car fitting that description in the parking lot of the Old Courthouse Square shopping center at 10:37 p.m.

The report said officers waited until the four suspects returned to the vehicle and arrested three of them. A fourth suspect fled on foot, but was captured a short time later with the help of a city police K-9 unit.

The report said the suspect who fled was found to be carrying a handgun. Police said it was believed to have been used in the holdup and may have been stolen in an earlier burglary.

Evan Sears, 20, of 605 State Circle, was charged with armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, obstructing an officer and possession of marijuana. The report said he was jailed on $79,657 bond.

Jonathan Crawford, 19, of Huntington, W.Va., was charged with armed robbery and jailed on $50,000 bond.

Levar G. Crawford, 20, no fixed address, was charged with armed robbery, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and possession of marijuana and was jailed on $34,000 bond.

Charged with aiding and abetting an armed robbery was Marcia L. Whitehair, 19, of 200 Main St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. She was released on $30,000 bond, according to police.

Man charged with obstructing officer

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police arrested a man Saturday after an off-duty trooper was threatened while using the bathroom at Wal-Mart.

Robert E. Santa, 23, was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer and battery on a police officer following the 2:43 p.m. incident involving Trooper E.D. Burnett. Sgt. Rob Blair said Burnett had previously arrested Santa on Dec. 9, 1996.

The arrest report said Burnett was in the restroom when he heard the door open and a man said, "Hey, remember me?"

When Burnett said he did not, the report stated the man said, "I am going to get you, I am going to cut you. I will see you on the street and I am going to get you good. You know who I am, you put me in jail for a year and I'm going to get you for that," the man said.

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