Police log

October 15, 1998

Two rigs collide on Pa. Turnpike

WILLOW HILL, Pa. - An accident involving two tractor-trailers Wednesday night backed up traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Willow Hill exchange and Kittanning Tunnel in Franklin County, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The accident was reported at 10:07 p.m. in Fannett Township and there were injuries, according to state police in Newville, Pa. The accident happened at mile post 194.

According to police, one tractor-trailer apparently caught fire and another wrecked while trying to avoid the burning truck. Troopers were still on the scene late Wednesday so further details were unavailable.


Pair of break-ins under investigation

Two break-ins on Wednesday morning had area police heading to a school and to a veterinary clinic.

Nothing was apparently taken when someone broke into E. Russell Hicks Middle School on Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown City Police said.

At 2 a.m., an audible alarm at the Smithsburg Veterinary Clinic at 22949 Jefferson Boulevard apparently scared off burglars, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Again, nothing was taken.

Equipment, clothes taken from vehicle

Sporting equipment and clothing, valued at $1,021, were taken from a vehicle in a garage to the rear of 246 West Side Ave. on Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

Pumpkin throwers cause damage

Pumpkin-throwing season is in full swing, both in Hagerstown and out in the county, according to area police.

Around 6:46 a.m. Tuesday, the resident of 46 Redwood Drive reported a pumpkin thrown through his windshield, causing $200 to the 1988 Nissan, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Also Tuesday, a 1996 Pontiac was damaged to the tune of $300 when a pumpkin was hoisted into the side, causing a dent. That car was parked at 405 E. Irvin Ave., Hagerstown City Police said.


RV burglarized

A thief broke into an unlocked 1978 RV parked at 102 E. Green St. in Funkstown over the weekend, stealing property worth $320, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Taken were a tool box, a 180-piece tool set, a Chevrolet hat and a Dale Earnhardt hat, deputies said.

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