Police log

November 02, 1998

Bronco, tractor-trailer collide on Interstate 70

An accident on westbound Interstate 70 near the Huyetts Crossroad interchange occurred early Monday when a Ford Bronco collided with the side of a tractor-trailer while it was passing, Maryland State Police said.

The driver of the Bronco, a Frederick, Md., woman, was charged with negligent driving, according to Trooper 1st Class J.B. Robinson.

The identity of the woman, who wasn't injured, was unavailable Monday morning.

The Overnite truck driver, also unidentified, was also unhurt, police said.

Traffic was slowed only briefly while the truck was moved off to the shoulder of the road.


Thieves fail in attempt to enter elementary school

Thieves tried to get into the Conococheague Elementary School Monday morning but were unsuccessful, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Three windows were broken and a door was damaged, deputies said.



Sheriff's deputies investigate several thefts in county

Washington County Sheriff's deputies on Sunday investigated several thefts, including $300 worth of hunting equipment taken from a vehicle at the Del Mar Inn on U.S. 40; a Browning semiautomatic shotgun worth $500 from a truck parked in the 1600 block of Cloverton Ave., Williamsport; and $200 in CDs from a home in the 13800 block of Greenfield Avenue.

In addition, someone threw a bucket through the window of the Stop 'N Shop on Leitersburg Pike Sunday, causing $450 damage.


Police probe theft of cash

Hagerstown City Police were investigating the theft Sunday of $125 in cash taken from a room at the Super 8 Motel on the Dual Highway.

Also on Sunday, someone shot out a windshield of a vehicle parked in the 400 block of Park Place, police said.


Bottle thrown through truck window on Halloween

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - On Halloween, someone threw a glass bottle through the rear cab window of a 1994 Chevrolet truck parked in a driveway at 1337 Aubrey Drive, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Damage was estimated at $350.


State police cite 12 at sobriety checkpoint in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police cited a dozen people for driving under the influence as a result of a sobriety checkpoint and roving patrols late Saturday and early Sunday.

The checkpoint was set up near the U.S. 30 Diner on Lincoln Way West in Hamilton Township, Pa., Cpl. Thomas O'Connor said. Between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m., about 100 vehicles were stopped, he said.

He said roving patrols also operated on the roads surrounding the checkpoint to pick up impaired drivers who were trying to avoid being stopped.

Among the 12 taken into custody for drunken driving, one was also charged with possession of crack cocaine. Police also handed out a number of traffic citations and oral and written warnings to motorists, O'Connor said.

Troopers have five days to file charges by summonses against the suspected drunken drivers, he said. Tests were done at Chambersburg Hospital to determine the drivers' blood alcohol levels.

O'Connor said troopers also took five other people into custody Friday night for driving under the influence. Three of the cases involved crashes, he said.

Ten people were cited for underage drinking at parties raided by police, according to the report.

O'Connor said about three months ago, the barracks began what he called "permanent midnight patrols." Two patrols of six troopers each are paid for in part by the federal Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunken Drivers program, he said

State police arrests for driving under the influence are up by 135 this year, compared to the same period last year, O'Connor said. The arrests over the weekend brought the figure up to 313.


Teen charged after police officer hit by car

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., teenager was charged with recklessly endangering another person Sunday after a borough police officer was hit by a car, according to Chambersburg police.

Paul Beck II, 18, of 570 Mont Alto Road, was charged after the 2:16 a.m. incident at 303 W. Irva Drive, police said. The report said the officer hit by the car, Patrolman Richard Morrissette, was unhurt.

Another borough police report said an unnamed 17-year-old Chambersburg boy was charged with underage drinking in the same accident.


Tombstones overturned at church in Kempton

KEMPTOWN, Md. - Sixteen tombstones were overturned at the Providence United Methodist Church in Kemptown on Saturday.

The Frederick Sheriff's Office said most of the monuments received minor damage and some of the older ones were destroyed.


Man found wounded in car on U.S. 340

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said a man was shot in the face Sunday night.

Sheriff's deputies said Richard E. Beachley, 36, address unavailable, was parked on the median of U.S. 340 east of South Mountain Road when officers noticed him at 11:50 p.m.

The officers discovered that the man, who was in the back seat of the vehicle, had been shot in the face.

Beachley told the deputies he was traveling east on U.S. 340 when he passed by a small red car. He heard a gunshot and thought he blew out a tire.

Beachley said he later realized he had been shot.

He was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition on Monday night.

Additional information was unavailable.

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