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Police log

October 07, 1998

3 still hospitalized after Pa. accident

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Three West Virginia women remain hospitalized from an accident Saturday evening in Antrim Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Priscilla Nicole Freeze, 16, and Chastity Hutzell, no age available, both of Falling Waters, W.Va., remained in critical condition Wednesday night at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, according to a nursing supervisor. They were flown there following an accident at the intersection of Grindstone Hill and Clayhill roads, according to state police.

Jody Jones, 16, of Martinsburg, W.Va., was in satisfactory condition Wednesday night at Chambersburg Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor.

State police said the accident occurred at 6:15 p.m. when the 1989 Ford Escort driven by Freeze was struck by a 1996 Dodge Ram driven by Bradley Glessner of Greencastle. Glessner suffered minor injuries in the crash and his passenger, Travis Gossard of Chambersburg, Pa., was unhurt.

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Juveniles face drug charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police filed drug charges against three juveniles after an incident Tuesday afternoon at Faust Junior High School.

According to the police report, police filed a juvenile petition through the Franklin County Probation Department against a 15-year-old for delivery of marijuana. Police charged another 15-year-old and a 13-year-old with possession of marijuana.

The incident was reported at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday, according to the report.

Two injured during accident on U.S. 11

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said two people were injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Roland Avenue in Greene Township, Pa.

According to a nursing supervisor at Chambersburg Hospital, Susan Didyoung, 22, and Timothy Potts, 22, both of Shippensburg, Pa., were treated and released.

Police said the accident happened at 7:24 p.m. as Didyoung was driving a 1986 Ford Mustang south on U.S. 11. Police said she tried to turn left onto Roland Avenue and into the path of a northbound 1989 Nissan pickup driven by Judith Hetrick, 57, of Chambersburg.

Hetrick was unhurt, according to police.

Mother, 2 children hurt when car flips

FREDERICK, Md. - A Union Bridge, Md., woman and her two children were injured Wednesday afternoon after their car overturned and they were thrown to the street, Maryland State Police said.

Mary Lamb, 26, was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

She was charged with negligent driving and failure to wear a seat belt, police said.

Lamb's children, Christopher Lamb, 4, and Christina Lamb, 6 months, were flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said. Both were treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The accident occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. when Lamb lost control of her Chevrolet Camaro on Coppermine Road, police said.

Purse stolen

WILLIAMSPORT - A purse and other personal items were taken from a car parked in the Williamsport High School parking lot on Tuesday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The theft occurred during the night when a window was broken, deputies said.

Troopers arrest 177 in September

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County made 177 criminal arrests in September, according to Barracks Commander Lt. Thomas L. Barkdoll.

The report said state police received 283 reports of criminal offenses and 270 were founded. Troopers cleared 153 criminal cases during the month.

On the county's roadways, three people were killed in auto accidents and another 80 were injured. There were 98 accidents during the month and another 20 hit-and-run accidents.

Thirty people were arrested for driving under the influence.

Troopers handed out 476 traffic citations and another 279 written warnings, according to Barkdoll's report.

Pa. woman charged with welfare fraud

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Office of Inspector General has filed welfare fraud charges against a Chambersburg woman, according to a press release from Inspector General Nicolette Parisi.

The criminal complaint alleges that Maria A. Banks, 36, of Fillmore Drive, illegally received $2,007.30 in public assistance benefits by failing to report ownership of two mutual fund accounts to the Franklin County Assistance Office from June 18, 1996, to Nov. 17, 1997, according to the release.

The charges were filed before District Justice Gary L. Carter, according to the release.

Those found guilty of welfare fraud may face a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, fines up to $15,000, mandatory restitution to the commonwealth and program disqualification, according to the release.

Scanner, ring stolen from home

Thieves broke into a home in the 400 block of North Potomac Street Monday and stole a scanner and a ring, valued at $299, Hagerstown City Police said.

The resident was in jail at the time of the break-in, police said.

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