Police log

February 24, 1998

Police log

3 injured when pickup flips in Pa.

FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., woman and two children sustained minor injuries Sunday night in a one-vehicle accident in Metal Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Dorcas Keefer, 33, was traveling south on Pa. 75 at 8:10 p.m. when she lost control of a 1983 Chevy pickup on a curve, police said. The pickup rolled over and landed back on its wheels, police said.

Keefer and the two children, Zebulon, 6, and Clayton Keefer, 9, were taken to Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital, police said. A hospital spokeswoman said all three were treated and released Sunday night.


Police said none of the Keefers was wearing a seat belt.

Woman charged with theft at store

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Maryland woman with retail theft after a shopping cart full of merchandise was removed from Value City at the Chambersburg Mall.

Police charged Linda D. Abe, 48, of 1401 Haven Road, after the 5:45 p.m. incident. The police report said a security guard from another store escorted a woman back to Value City from the parking lot.

According to the report, the merchandise in the cart was valued at $318 and had not been paid for.

Salesman didn't deliver in Pa.

NEWBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State police are investigating a report of a door-to-door fire extinguisher salesman who failed to deliver.

According to the report, a man went to the homes of Benjamin Fisher, 61, and Samuel Byler, 87, both of Newburg, on Dec. 23. The man took orders for the fire extinguishers, but they were never delivered.

The only description of the suspect was that he was white.

Cash stolen from Pa. Subway shop

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a weekend burglary in which $375 in cash was stolen from the Subway sandwich shop at 1752 Lincoln Way East.

Police said an empty steel air tank was thrown through a double-paned window to gain entry. The report said $225 was taken from the cash register and another $150 in a bag of change under the counter was removed.

The break-in took place between 11:45 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, police said. Police estimated damage at $450.

2 charged with harassment

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police charged an adult and a juvenile with harassment in separate incidents over the weekend.

One incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday when a man shoved a 10-year-old and then sat on the child's chest and head to keep the person from calling police. The report said Dean Bolton, 27, of 427 Cedar St., was charged in the incident.

On Sunday at 11:33 p.m., a juvenile was charged with harassment for an incident at 239 College Ave. The mother of the child was struck over the head with a can opener and then sprayed in the face with pepper spray, according to police.

U.S. 11 clogged by 3-vehicle accident

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A three-vehicle accident closed down U.S. 11 in Southampton Township for about 90 minutes Monday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The report said the wreck happened south of Pinola Road at 8:50 p.m. when a tractor-trailer driven by Charles Freeland, 24, of Bel Air, Md., attempted to pass a pickup driven by Marlin McBeth, 63, of Shippensburg.

Police said McBeth's vehicle swerved into the side of the tractor-trailer and both skidded out of control. The truck blocked the roadway and was hit by a northbound car driven by Kristen Stahl, 22, of Chambersburg, Pa., police said.

McBeth and Stahl had minor injuries, according to police.

Man charged with robbery, theft

Hagerstown City Police apprehended a Hagerstown man Monday afternoon after a clerk at Professional Dry Cleaners at West Franklin Street reported being robbed.

Michael Lee Thurmond, 50, of 149 N. Potomac St., was charged with armed robbery and theft. He was being held in the Washington County Detention Center Monday night, police said. No bond was set.

Police said the suspect held his hand in his pocket and demanded money from the clerk at about 2:31 p.m. There were no weapons displayed, police said.

The suspect got away with an undetermined amount of cash before police found a person walking on the first block of West Church Street who matched the description given by the clerk, police said.

Armed robbery suspect sought

Police were searching for a man Monday night suspected in the armed robbery of Potomac Liquors late Monday afternoon.

A man entered the store at 284 S. Potomac Street at about 5:21 p.m. displaying a knife and demanding money, according to Hagerstown City Police.

He got away with an undetermined amount of cash and was last seen heading north on South Potomac Street, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male with reddish-blond hair in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, weighing 160 pounds, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

City man facing drug, DWI charges

A Maryland State Police trooper responding to a reported car theft late Sunday happened upon the vehicle before he reached the crime scene.

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