Police log

September 28, 1998

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police charged a man with aggravated assault and his father with hindering the apprehension of a suspect after an incident Sunday night on the 900 block of Scotland Avenue.

The police report said Frank J. Mumma Jr., 26, of 514 E. Washington St., and Frank J. Mumma Sr., 40, of 937 Scotland Ave., were taken to Franklin County Prison on $25,000 bond each.

According to the report, police went to Scotland Avenue after receiving a report at 8:13 p.m. of a small child being left unattended in a car. When police arrived at the scene they found two men "passed out in the residence," the report said.

One of the men fled the house and got into the vehicle while struggling with one officer, police alleged. The report said he drove off dragging the officer, but neither the officer nor the child inside the car was hurt.


The man was later caught, the report said. Both men were still in jail Monday evening, according to a prison official.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police were looking for a man in an attempted strong-armed robbery early Monday on the 200 block of West Catherine Street.

The report said Karla Strine, 41, of 445 Paul Ave., was riding a bicycle at 2:40 a.m. when she was pushed off the bike by a black man. The man demanded money and when she refused, he knocked her to the ground, according to the report.

The man then fled in a large, four-door, maroon car, police said.

Strine was treated for minor injuries at Chambersburg Hospital, according to the report.

STATE LINE, Pa. - A Georgia woman was treated at Washington County Hospital and released after the vehicle she was in overturned Sunday on Interstate 81 in Antrim Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. about one mile north of the Maryland border, police said. Austin L. Starrett, 91, of Doraville, Ga., was southbound when a rear tire blew on his 1989 Plymouth Voyager, police said.

The van went into the median and rolled over completely, landing on its wheels, police said.

Claudine T. Starrett, 74, was injured, according to police.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Waynesboro, Pa., man with driving under the influence after he crashed a motorcycle early Monday morning in Antrim Township.

The police report said Carl Lee Adams, 43, of Clay Hill Road, crashed the 1985 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Leitersburg Road at 12:10 a.m. Police said Adams suffered minor injuries in the accident.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Falling Waters, W.Va., motorist made a turn that helped lead to his arrest early Saturday during an effort to elude a Martinsburg City Police cruiser, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

A city police officer was attempting to stop a motorist who turned onto the W.Va. 45 ramp and found himself behind a Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy, according to court records.

The man made several unsuccessful attempts to get ahead of the deputy before stopping, according to court records.

He was bent over in the front seat of his vehicle when police walked up, according to court records.

He had to be physically removed from the vehicle and held on the ground, according to allegations contained in court records.

Police detected a strong smell of alcohol, but the driver refused to take field sobriety and chemical tests for intoxication, according to court records.

The license plate on his vehicle belonged to another vehicle, according to court records.

Steven J. Fravel, 24, of P.O. Box 332 on South Queen Street, was charged with fleeing while driving under the influence, a felony, driving under the influence - second-offense, driving with a revoked license and improper registration, according to court records.

He also was charged with improper use of a motor vehicle, stemming from a warrant issued Aug. 14 in the taking of a woman's car.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged with breaking and entering Saturday after police found a gaping hole in the side of a hardware store and a trail of tools outside, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Martinsburg City Police Officer Steven Urbanski was patroling in the Miller Avenue area when a man stopped him and reported that he suspected two men were trying to get into his garage or vehicle, according to court records.

A little while later, one of the men was seen carrying tools on Porter Avenue, according to court records.

The man was chased on foot and by car, according to court records.

After discovering new tools and other items near the Porter Avenue apartments where the chase started, police went to Boltz's Hardware and found a large hole on the south side of the building, according to court records.

A sharp knife with a green handle not sold at the store was found near the hole, and there was a trail of tools, according to court records.

Police found the man in his girlfriend's Porter Avenue apartment, according to court records.

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