Police log

August 03, 1998

Conn. couple injured in accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Connecticut couple was hospitalized Saturday after their motorcycle collided with a truck on U.S. 11 in Guilford Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The operator of the 1996 Harley-Davidson, Jeffrey Gladding, 32, of Hartford, was in satisfactory condition Sunday afternoon, according to a Chambersburg Hospital nursing supervisor. His wife, Patty Gladding, 32, was discharged Sunday, the supervisor said.

The accident was reported at 7:27 p.m. and happened just south of the Loop Road intersection, the police report said. The Gladdings were riding south behind a 1994 Chevy truck driven by Nicholas Yeager, 17, of Chambersburg, police said.


Police said Yeager was turning right into a private driveway at the same time Gladding tried to pass the truck on the right. Jeffrey Gladding suffered arm and leg injuries in the collision, according to police.

Police seek trucks in horse theft

QUINCY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two vehicles that may have been involved in the theft of three horses on Saturday.

Two quarter horse mares and a paint stud were stolen from a barn along Pa. 997 in Quincy Township, Pa., according to police. The three horses were worth a total of $9,000 and belong to Amy Lynn Cordell, 29, of Quincy, police said.

The police report said the theft was reported at 7:30 p.m. The report said a maroon truck pulling a maroon horse trailer with a white stripe was seen in the area. Police are also looking for information about a white truck seen with the maroon vehicle.

Anyone with information about the theft can call Trooper Jeffrey Bopp at 1-717-264-5161.

Man faces tests after motel burglary

WILLOW HILL, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County, Pa., said a Beaver County, Pa., man was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for a psychiatric examination after a break-in early Saturday at Willow Hill Motel, 12537 Path Valley Road.

The report said the burglary at the motel, owned by William and Patricia Elliott, was reported at 5 a.m. A man broke a window to get into the office and stole cash, a hammer and a pair of shoes, according to the police report.

The report said "throughout the crime, the accused screamed obscenities and claimed to see demons."

According to the report, state police from the Pennsylvania Turnpike barracks in Newville, Pa., caught a man at the Willow Hill exit.

David Davis, 23, of Monaca, Pa., was taken to the hospital after being taken into custody, police said.

Guns, bow stolen

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Several firearms and a bow were among the items reported stolen from an Antrim Township, Pa., home Thursday or Friday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the burglary occurred at the home of Martha Creswell, of 2136 Buchanan Trail West. The report also listed Preston Shaw of Hagerstown as a victim.

Stolen were a .30-06 rifle, a .22-caliber rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, a Golden Eagle compound bow, a black Motorola pager and $125 in silver coins, according to the report.

The report said police did not know how the house was entered.

Car stolen

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Virginia woman who offered two people a ride was left without a car at a Charles Town, W.Va., restaurant early Sunday after she went inside to eat and left them in the car, according to West Virginia State Police.

Jodi Reel, age unavailable, of Whitacre, Va., offered the man and woman a ride home from an area nightclub, police said.

On the way, at about 4 a.m., she stopped at the Rainbow Diner to eat and left them in the car, police said.

When she came out, they and the car, a 1994 Dodge Shadow belonging to Elden Tiller, 50, of Stephens City, Va., weren't there, police said.

Hagerstown woman in U.S. 40 wreck

A Hagerstown-area woman was seriously hurt Sunday afternoon after her car struck another vehicle, ran into a road sign and collided with a tree, Maryland State Police said.

Marah Eugenia Griffith, 21, of 11208 F Pepperbush Circle, was thrown from her car, police said. She was taken to Washington County Hospital, where she was in critical condition Sunday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The 1994 Hyundai Excel that Griffith's car struck spun around and came to a rest in the median strip of U.S. 40, police said.

Christopher Hicks, 12, of Smithsburg, who was riding in the front seat of the Excel, was taken to Washington County Hospital following the 2:25 p.m. accident, police said. He was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The driver of that vehicle was Patrick Giles, 37, of Smithsburg, police said.


City man charged with possession

A Hagerstown man was charged with drug possession Sunday, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Gerald Winston Jones, 26, of 453 W. Antietam St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine, police said.

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