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Police log

April 07, 1998

Child causes car to hit Pa. house

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police said a 2-year-old caused a car to run into a house Monday night.

No one was injured in the 11 p.m. accident that happened near the intersection of East King and Kennedy streets, the report said.

Andrienne Vann Carlton, of 2962 Fillmore Road, Chambersburg, started her 1981 Chevy and put her two children, both 2 years old, in their child safety seats.

The report said one of the children got out of the seat and put the car in drive. The car mounted a curb and struck the home of Jeff Mummert of 327 E. King St.

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Damage to the car and the siding of the house was minor, police said.

City man charged with assault

SHARPSBURG - A Hagerstown man was charged Monday after police were told a woman was assaulted while holding her 13-month-old daughter, according to a report from the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Warner James Quick Jr., 21, of 9804 Country Store Lane, was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of malicious destruction of property, the report said.

Sheriff's deputies responded to 202 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg at 8:19 a.m. after a passerby reported seeing a female holding an infant and being forcibly carried from a vehicle into the residence, the report said.

When deputies arrived on the scene, no one was home, but signs of a struggle could be seen through the front door window, the report said.

The door was unlocked and no one was found inside, according to the report.

Deputies returned to the home later and found a female who was visibly upset who said she was assaulted, the report said.

Some of the assault occurred while she was holding her daughter, including being carried into the residence, the report said. During the assault, a wooden coffee table and a cordless telephone were destroyed, the report said.

Firefighters battle two brush blazes

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - For the second time in two days, St. Thomas firefighters were out quelling brush fires Tuesday afternoon.

St. Thomas Fire Company Lt. Ben Rice said the first of the back-to-back fires was reported at noon at Pioneer Drive property owned by Dean Bricker. Rice said someone was burning near a field behind the house and it got out of control.

Rice said about an acre was charred by the fire and firefighters were back at the station at 12:49 p.m.

At 1:04 p.m., a second fire was reported at the home of Carl Johnson, 95 Circle Drive. Rice said Johnson was burning a brush pile and wind gusts caused it to get out of control.

That fire scorched about 11/2 acres of mountainside land, according to Rice. St. Thomas firefighters were aided by a unit from Chambersburg, Pa., which transferred to the station for the earlier fire.

The firefighters returned from the second fire at 2:16 p.m.

On Monday, firefighters from St. Thomas and five other companies put out a brush fire that burned about three acres at an abandoned distillery in the township.

Schools evacuated for bomb threat

FREDERICK, Md. - Students at Walkersville High School and Walkersville Middle School were evacuated Tuesday morning after school officials found graffiti on a wall of the high school stating a bomb would go off that day, according to Maryland State Police.

State police troopers, officers from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office and a bomb-searching dog searched the school but found nothing, police said.

Motor home damaged

The owner of a motor home reported Monday that someone caused $100 damage while attempting to break in, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The motor home was parked in front of 14108 Cearfoss Pike, police said.

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