Police log

March 01, 1998

Police log

Home invasion under investigation

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred Saturday while six children were in the home.

State police said two armed men entered a mobile home in Royal Creek Estates in Martinsburg at about 10 p.m. and ordered the residents to tell them where they could find money.

Two of the children in the home jumped out of a bedroom window and began yelling for help. The other occupants took the gunmen to a safe, where they got an undisclosed amount of cash and some property, police said.


The six children in the mobile home ranged in age from 1 month to 16 years old, police said.

Police did not release the name of the occupants, if any adults were home at the time or the exact location of the trailer.

One suspect is described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a dark complexion. He was wearing a dark jacket, baggy jeans, black gloves and a black mask.

The second suspect is described as white, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a jacket with a gold Nike emblem, baggy jeans and a cream-colored mask.

Both were carrying silver handguns, police said. The make and model of the guns was unknown, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Trooper E.D. Burnett at 1-304-267-0000.

Pig dies in blaze

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Damage was minor, but one pig died Sunday in a fire at a St. Thomas Township farm.

According to St. Thomas Fire Chief Thomas Bigler, the fire was in a concrete block outbuilding attached to a barn at the farm of Edward B. Brechbill, of 8875 Edenville-Cheesetown Road. Bigler said straw and wood were burning in the building.

Bigler said there were several pigs in the shed. He said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but it may have been electrical.

The fire was called in at 4:45 p.m. and firefighters were on the scene until 5:56 p.m, he said.

Woman hurt in Pa. accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Chambersburg woman suffered minor injuries Sunday morning when she wrecked her car trying to dodge a turkey.

Police said Sheretta Maria Davis, 19, of 5257 Guitner Road, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for injuries from the 8:45 a.m. accident on Jacks Mill Road in Hamilton Township.

The report said Davis told police she lost control of her car when she swerved to avoid the bird and struck a tree.

Woman hurt in W.Va. house fire

RIPPON, W.Va. - A Jefferson County, W.Va., woman was admitted to Jefferson Memorial Hospital Friday night after fire caused an estimated $30,000 to her home.

Virginia Burns, age unavailable, was admitted to the hospital in stable condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

According to the Independent Fire Co. report, the fire at the two-story farmhouse on U.S. 340 was called in at 6:07 p.m. The fire caused extensive damage to the first floor and is believed to have started in the living room, the report said.

The report said the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical. The report listed Burns as the owner of the house.

Firefighters from the Citizens, Blue Ridge Mountain, Shepherdstown, Baker Heights and John Enders fire companies assisted. Units were on the scene for about two hours.

Teen injured in 4-car accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg girl had minor injuries Friday afternoon when the car she was riding in was involved in a four-car accident, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Hannah Bock, 16, was treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor.

The accident happened at 2:05 p.m. on Lincoln Way East at the Interstate 81 overpass, police said. She was a passenger in a car driven by Brenda Bock, 41, of Chambersburg, that rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped for traffic, police said.

The impact caused a chain reaction that caused minor damage to two other cars, police said. There were no other injuries, police said.

Tires slashed in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The tires on nine vehicles were slashed Wednesday night or Thursday morning in Hamilton Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The cars were parked on Adin Lane, Majestic Drive and Majestic Court when they were vandalized, the report said. They were damaged between 9:30 p.m. and 7:50 a.m, according to the report.

A gym bag, Fila sneakers, Champion shorts and a Walkman were stolen from the car of one victim, Chad W. Glass, of Chambersburg, the report said.

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

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