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Police log

June 16, 1998

Grain bin fire takes 4 hours to contain

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Firefighters from half a dozen companies spent almost four hours Monday containing a fire at a grain bin in Hamilton Township, Pa.

Franklin Fire Chief Jeffrey Clopper said a grain drier at the base of the 3,000-bushel metal bin caused the fire at the farm of Lee Lehman, 2065 Sollenberger Road. The fire was reported at 3:31 p.m.

Two Hamilton Township dump trucks were used to unload the bin so firefighters could get down to the base and shovel out the burning grain. Clopper said grain fires pose a danger because a buildup of gases in a silo or bin can cause an explosion.

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He said no one was injured in the incident.

Units from New Franklin, Marion, St. Thomas, Fayetteville and Mercersburg assisted, he said. Clopper said an ambulance from Chambersburg was on standby and Franklin County's Air 10 unit was on hand to supply firefighters with air tanks.

The last units left the scene at 7:15 p.m., Clopper said.

Teen charged with harassment

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A teenager was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct Monday after a Pennsylvania State Trooper witnessed a man being struck.

The report said the trooper was on patrol at 1:20 p.m. when he saw a juvenile approach a car at the intersection of Franklin Street and Lincoln Way West in the borough of Chambersburg. The report said the juvenile opened the car door, struck the driver and tried to pull him out of the car.

The victim was Joshua McCulloch, 18, of Fayetteville, Pa., according to the report. Police said an unnamed 16-year-old was charged.

Police said two other juveniles were taken into custody during the same incident, but were not charged.

Man charged with sexual assault

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police Saturday charged a South Mountain man with statutory sexual assault in an incident involving a 14-year-old girl.

Jamie L. Sease, 28, of Carbaugh Road, was arraigned before District Justice Larry G. Pentz and jailed on $15,000 bond, according to the report.

A Franklin County Prison spokesman said Monday that Sease had been released.

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., pleaded guilty Monday in Jefferson County Circuit Court to third-degree sexual assault for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Jerry Wayne Wilson, 41, was ordered held while a pre-sentence investigation report is prepared. His sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 10.

Wilson was charged with six counts of third-degree sexual assault for having a relationship with the girl from mid-June 1997 until Sept. 8, 1997, when the girl's mother called West Virginia State Police.

City man indicted on rape charges

A Hagerstown man was indicted on rape charges by a Washington County grand jury Monday.

Clifford Raymon Bosley Jr., 26, of 228 S. Prospect St., was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, according to Maryland State Police.

The indictments cap a 41/2-month investigation by the state police.

A 19-year-old Hagerstown woman called state police in Frederick, Md., on Jan. 25 to report a rape had occurred after a party at a Boonsboro-area home. The rape occurred early in the morning, police said.

Investigators contacted numerous people who attended the party and gathered other evidence, which was presented to the grand jury last Wednesday.

Bosley is free on $25,000 bond.

Service center, cars broken into

A Hagerstown service center was broken into, along with 12 vehicles Sunday night or Monday morning, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

When employees of the New Deal Truck Service Center at 441 S. Potomac St. opened the business Monday, they discovered the break-ins, police said. Most of the vehicles had been left overnight for service, police said.

Keys to all 12 vehicles were stolen, along with radios and CBs from three of the vehicles, police said.

The stolen property was valued at about $300, police said.

Counterfeit bill found in deposit

HANCOCK - Officials at a bank discovered a counterfeit $20 bill among the money that the Sheetz convenience store deposited, Maryland State Police said.

Sgt. Donald Stottlemyer said the Hancock Community Bank discovered the bill when it was processing the deposits. He said Sheetz employees did not notice it.

Stottlemyer said the bill will be turned over to the U.S. Secret Service, which investigates counterfeit cases.

Stottlemyer said the quality of the bill made it hard to detect.

Man charged in assault of wife

HALFWAY - A Virginia Avenue man Monday was charged with pulling his wife's hair and knocking her to the floor, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Charles Allen Kegarise, of 17321 Virginia Ave., was charged with second-degree assault, deputies said.

Deputies were called to 17321 Virginia Ave. for a report of a domestic disturbance shortly before 6 p.m.

The woman was knocked to the floor and kicked in the back, deputies said.

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