Police log

August 11, 1998

Suspects sought in Pa. robbery

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police on Monday were investigating a Saturday morning robbery in which the victim was stabbed in the arm.

According to the police report, Apolonio J. Perez, age unavailable, of 9 W. Washington St., was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money by two men near the intersection of West Washington Street and Black Avenue at about 11 a.m.

The report said the two men were black and about 18 to 20 years of age. One was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and the other about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, the report said. Both had medium builds, according to the report.


Three hurt when car, jeep collide

Three people were hurt in an accident near the Dual Highway AC&T on Monday, according to Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Mark Renner.

Nicki Germroth, 26, of 111 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, was pulling out of the gas station's parking lot onto South Edgewood Drive shortly before 6 p.m. when her Chevrolet Cavalier collided with a northbound Jeep Cherokee, police said.

Germroth was hurt along with two passengers in the Jeep - James Wilburn, 40, and Ashley Wilburn, 9, both of 911 View St., Hagerstown - police said.

All three were treated at Washington County Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Neither the driver of the Jeep, Kendra Wilburn, 33, nor passenger Taylor Wilburn, 1, was taken to the hospital, police said.

Germroth was charged with failure to stop and yield the right-of-way, Renner said.

Cash, checks stolen from office

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cash and checks were stolen in a burglary over the weekend at a dental office, according to borough police.

The police report said Lehman Dental Associates, 1102 Sheller Ave., was broken into between 9:15 p.m. Friday and 7:45 a.m. Saturday. A bank bag containing checks and $171 in cash was taken from a drawer, according to the report.

Man faces assault, threat charges

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg man was charged by Pennsylvania State Police with simple assault and other offenses Saturday evening in an incident along Pa. 16.

Curtis Eugene Burkett, age unavailable, of 10601 Garnes Road, also was charged with making terroristic threats, recklessly endangering other people and harassment.

The report said Cathy Burkett of the same address was struck several times in the head by a passenger as she was driving on Pa. 16 at about 7:40 p.m. Police said the assault almost caused her to have a car accident.

Police said there were two children in the vehicle with the Burketts when the incident occurred.

2 injured when truck, car collide

FREDERICK, Md. - Two people were hurt Monday morning when an International truck collided with a Honda Accord on Interstate 270, Maryland State Police said.

The car and truck were traveling side by side on northbound I-270 near the 24-mile marker at about 8:15 a.m. when the truck driver tried to switch lanes, police said.

The collision sent both vehicles out of control and they collided again at least once, police said. The truck hit an embankment, sparking a small fire in the engine, police said.

The truck driver, Patrick J. Harrington, 20, of Mt. Airy, Md., was admitted to Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was stable Monday night, a nursing supervisor said.

The driver of the car, Vasantha Sarma, 48, of Great Falls, Va., was treated and released.

A passenger in her car, Sanjay S. Sarma, 22, was not hurt, police said.

Van, trailer flip on Interstate 70

HANCOCK - Traffic on Interstate 70 was delayed about an hour Sunday night after a van and 28-foot cargo trailer overturned near Exit 3, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said a Ford Econoline van, driven by Andrew Moxley, 23, of Lakeland, Fla., was eastbound on I-70 at 8 p.m. when it began swerving out of control and overturned on the center median, police said.

The contents of both the van and the trailer spilled into the highway, causing the traffic delay, police said.

Moxley was taken to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where he was treated and released. He was charged with negligent driving and driving with a suspended license, police said.

A passenger in the van, Emiko Dombroski, 60, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was taken to War Memorial and then to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition Monday night.

Cascade man charged in assault

A domestic dispute led to the arrest of a Cascade man Sunday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Wastler, 48, of 25624 Military Road, was charged with second-degree assault.

Police said Wastler's wife of 12 years, Linda Sue Wastler, 36, was pushed into a dining room wall at the couple's home, her hair pulled and three earrings pulled from her left ear.

After Michael Wastler was arrested, five rifles and a pistol were removed from the home, according to police.

Woman faces felony theft charge

Washington County Sheriff's deputies made an arrest Saturday at the new Prime Outlets of Hagerstown.

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