Police log

October 29, 1998

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Three women were treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released after a three-vehicle accident Wednesday in Peters Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The accident happened at 4:06 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Hawbaker Road, police said.

Tammy Cook, 29, of Three Springs, Pa., was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee and struck the rear of a car driven by Rebecca Nonemaker, 28, of Waterfall, Pa., that had slowed for a turning vehicle, police said.

The impact forced Nonemaker into a car driven by Katherine Lawyer, 51, of Fort Loudon, Pa., police said.

The police report said Cook was cited for careless driving.

WEVERTON - A woman was injured when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer Thursday on U.S. 340 in Weverton, according to Maryland State Police in Hagerstown.

The accident occurred at about 7 p.m. when one of the vehicles swerved to avoid hitting a deer, police said.


It was unclear Thursday night which driver that was, police said.

The tractor-trailer fell on its side, blocking both lanes of U.S. 340 for about an hour, police said.

Additional information was unavailable.

Two men in a stolen car were arrested Thursday, one of them after leading police on a high-speed chase along Halfway Boulevard Thursday evening, according to Hagerstown City Police Sgt. Kenneth Wasilius.

Wasilius said two men were observed acting in a suspicious manner near a housing development on Potomac Avenue around 5 p.m.

Wasilius said the men entered a home and while they were inside, an officer ran the car's tags and found the Land Rover was stolen in Delaware.

The officer arrested one of the men when he left the home. The second man took off in the car and headed onto Oak Ridge Drive.

Police briefly abandoned the chase when the man turned into the parking lot at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, said Wasilius. It resumed when a member of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force followed the vehicle to Halfway Boulevard.

Police said the driver drove down an embankment and all four tires on the Land Rover were flattened. He then jumped out of the vehicle and was arrested by police.

The Pennsylvania State Police helicopter was used in the chase.

The names of the two men were not released.

Two St. Bernards who escaped from their owner's home and were playing at F&M Bank on Virginia Avenue were picked up by SPCA employees Thursday afternoon.

Hagerstown State Police Sgt. L.A. Mastiano said the animals were lingering around the bank grounds, scaring customers.

Patrons were afraid to enter or exit the bank, he said.

A 1995 Chevrolet truck was damaged while it was parked in the Mack Trucks lot at 13302 Pennsylvania Ave. Thursday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said the truck was scratched with a tool, possibly a key, between 3:15 and 7:45 a.m.

The truck is owned by Eugene C. Yetter, 56, of 12525 Ashton Rd., Clear Spring.

Damages were estimated at $1,000.

BOONSBORO - The Washington County Sheriff's Department is warning people to be wary of people operating a bogus contracting scheme in the county.

Sheriff's deputies said a Boonsboro homeowner told them that three men approached him to repave his driveway.

Two of the men were white, the other was black.

Deputies said the men gave the homeowner an inflated price of $6,000 to pave a portion of a 40-square-foot driveway.

The department recommends that homeowners employ only licensed contractors. In addition, they should check for company names on their vehicles.

A contract outlining the work to be performed and the price should also be insisted upon, deputies said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 6-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Thursday in a hit-and-run accident on Memorial Square, according to Chambersburg police.

The police report said the unnamed boy was in the South Main Street crosswalk when he was hit at about 12:15 p.m. The driver of the car left the scene, police said.

The car was described as a green late-model, two-door sedan with an unknown Pennsylvania license plate. The driver was a white woman in her 20s with blond hair and a thin build, according to police.

The report said she was wearing sunglasses and a white turtleneck sweater.

A Smithsburg man was charged with one count of second-degree assault after a woman was hit at the Sheetz store east of Hagerstown early Thursday, according to Maryland State Police.

John Travis Little, 27, was taken into custody at 12:05 a.m. Thursday at the AC&T service station on Dual Highway by Trooper 1st Class Doug Bittinger.

The trooper responded to the Sheetz Store on U.S. 40 at Md. 66 for a report of an assault taking place in the store. When he arrived, the two people had left in a blue Ford Tempo, which Bittinger soon located as he headed west toward Hagerstown.

The woman, who was photographed by police Thursday morning, didn't require hospitalization, police said.

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