Police log

April 10, 1998

Pa. couple injured in head-on collision

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Chambersburg couple was injured Wednesday in a head-on collision on the Falling Spring Road.

The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. near the Garman Drive intersection, police said. Kathleen Kopack, 48, of Chambersburg, was driving south when her car crossed into the northbound lane and hit a stationwagon driven by Agnes E. Maloy, 72, of Chambersburg.

Maloy was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital for observation, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Robert H. Maloy, 76, suffered a broken arm and internal injuries and was flown to York Hospital where he was in the surgical transitional care unit, according a hospital spokeswoman.


Kopack was treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital, the spokeswoman said.

Hagerstown woman charged after wreck

A Hagerstown woman was charged Thursday after two cars collided at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Eastern Boulevard at 8 a.m., according to a report by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Bonnie Michelle Robinson, 22, of Jefferson Street, was charged with failing to yield the right of way, the report said.

Sheriff's Deputy Mark Keys said the car driven by Robinson turned left in front of the car driven by Elizabeth Anne O'Hare, 37, of Kellys Lane, Hagerstown.

Both drivers were taken to Washington County Hospital where they were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Stolen check probe results in arrest

SMITHSBURG - A Sabillasville, Md., man was charged Thursday following an investigation of checks stolen from a Frederick County, Md., company that were forged and cashed at First United Bank and Trust in Smithsburg, according to Maryland State Police.

Christopher Allen Biser, 19, of 14812 Quirauk School Road, was charged with three counts each of forgery and uttering forged documents, two counts of theft over $300, and one count each of theft under $300 and theft by scheme, police said.

Biser was released on personal recognizance, police said.

Police said one check was cashed at the bank's drive-through window each day for three consecutive days between Jan. 28 and Jan. 30.

Total loss to the bank was in excess of $1,500, police said. The money has not been recovered, police said.

Man injured when truck hits bridge

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was injured Thursday after a truck struck a bridge at Siloam Dam in Greene Township and went over an embankment, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Dennis Brown, no age available, of 4500 Rocky Spring Road, Lot 7, was in the emergency room at Chambersburg Hospital Thursday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Brown was driving a 1986 Ford pickup truck east on Siloam Road at Shatzer Road when it slid into a bridge rail, struck the bridge, and went over an embankment, police said.

The truck did not fall into the creek, police said.

The truck sustained severe damage, police said.

Man charged after woman accosted

FREDERICK, Md. - A Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man was charged Thursday after a woman told police a man opened the driver's side door to her car, entered the back seat, and held a large knife to her throat as he instructed her to drive, according to Frederick Police.

Anthony William Padinha, 27, of Trilak Park, was charged with second-degree assault, attempted theft, carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure, attempted armed robbery and attempted armed car jacking, police said.

Padinha was being held Thursday night at Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

Police said the woman was eating lunch in her car that was parked at the Prospect Plaza Shopping Center when the incident occurred.

The woman opened her car door and began to scream, and the man fled on foot, police said.

The woman was not injured, police said.

A Braddock Avenue resident later saw a man lying on the ground in his yard, and walked him to the shopping center where officers interviewed him, police said.

Police found the weapon and clothing worn by the woman's assailant in a dumpster in the parking lot of the shopping center, police said.

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