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Police log

October 07, 1998

Fire damages apartment house

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A late-night fire Monday caused $35,000 damage to an abandoned two-apartment house at 220-222 South Water St., Martinsburg Fire Department officials said Tuesday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by police and fire department investigators, officials said.

The alarm came in at 11:18 p.m. Firefighters left the scene at 2:35 a.m. The fire caused heavy damage to 220 South Water Street and spread to 222 where it did moderate damage, officials said.

The property is owned by Rebecca Sullivan, officials said.

Woman, child hurt in wreck

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a woman and a child were injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 11 in Antrim Township.

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Jennifer Henderson, 30, of Greencastle, and 2-year-old Rachael Henderson were treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor.

The police report said Jennifer Henderson was driving south on U.S. 11 at 7:45 a.m. when her 1990 Geo Prizm was struck by a 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Stacy Aleshire, 25, of Hagerstown. The impact forced Henderson's car off the road and into an embankment, police said.

Aleshire was unhurt, the report said.

According to police, the accident occurred as Aleshire attempted to drive onto U.S. 11 from Interstate 81 at Exit 2.

Boy charged with possession of LSD

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Chambersburg borough police charged a 17-year-old boy with possession with intent to deliver LSD after an incident Friday at Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

The borough police report said the unnamed boy gave the hallucinogen to an unidentified girl at the school. The incident was reported at 2:51 p.m.

Myersville woman faces cocaine charge

FREDERICK, Md. - A Myersville, Md., woman was charged with possession of cocaine after the drug was found in a purse during a traffic stop on Route 15 and Catoctin Road in Frederick County, Md., on Tuesday, Maryland State Police said.

Donna Sue Daugherty, 26, of 12036 Pleasant Walk Road, was stopped for traveling at 88 mph in a 55 mph zone on Catoctin Road at 11 a.m., police alleged.

While she was looking through her handbag, police noticed a vial containing a material, police said. A straw also found was found, according to police.

She also was charged with speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Halloween items stolen from home

Halloween decorations were stolen Monday from a home at 242 West Side Ave., Hagerstown City Police said.

Taken were a scream mask, a decorated Crissy doll and a Winnie the Pooh flag, with a total value of $128.

- Also on Monday, someone damaged a gate and electrical boxes to the rear of the Washington County Free Library, police said.

- A $200 Alpine stereo was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1100 block of Beechwood Drive, police said.

Officials struggle to remove canister

Police and wrecking company workers on Tuesday were trying to figure out how to solve a 55-ton problem along U.S. 40 at McDade Road.

The situation occurred when a tractor-trailer driver swerved his truck to avoid a pedestrian early Tuesday, causing his load to shift and fall from the truck, Maryland State Police said.

Early efforts to move the 110,000 pound canister were futile.

No one was hurt in the incident nor was traffic impeded, police said.

Bicycle stolen from unlocked shed

A $500 Mongoose bicycle was stolen Monday from an unlocked shed at 124 Potomac St. in Boonsboro, according to Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The 20-inch bike is black and blue.

- A Rockford amplifer valued at $400 was taken from a vehicle Monday at 108 Bethlehem Court in Funkstown, deputies said.

Domestic dispute turns into chase

A domestic dispute Monday afternoon turned into a brief chase in the South End of Hagerstown, according to Hagerstown City Police.

Walter Franklin Barnhart, 31, of 729 Spruce St., was charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while suspended/revoked and other traffic violations following the 4:32 p.m. incident, police said.

Police were called to the 100 block of East First Street by a woman who said she was being harassed by her estranged husband.

When police arrived, they spotted a man in a vehicle on Pope Avenue near the woman's home. Believing that a court order was in effect, police ordered the man to stay away.

A brief vehicle chase ended in the 500 block of Chestnut Street where the man fled on foot and was soon apprehended, police said.

Barnhart was being held on $10,000 bond Tuesday.

Police are asking witnesses to the pursuit to contact Officers Angela Poole and Brian Barnhart at 301-790-3700.

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