Chase results in two wrecks

December 02, 1998|By DON AINES

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police and three municipal departments were involved in a 45-minute chase Tuesday night that ended with the wreck of a stolen vehicle and the apprehension of a suspect.

The chase resulted in minor injuries to one Washington Township police officer in an accident, according to state police.

The unidentified suspect was taken into custody just before 8 p.m. after a one-vehicle crash near the intersection of U.S. 11 and Walter Avenue, north of Pa. 16 in Greencastle. State police said the man was also wanted in a strong-armed robbery but provided no other details.

The report said the pursuit began near the intersection of Pa. 16 and Old Forge Road east of Waynesboro when a Washington Township cruiser began chasing a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

The chase continued west onto Ridge Road in Antrim Township, according to state police. Ambulance personnel from the Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. were called to an accident scene there, but no other details were available Tuesday night.


The chase headed north to the Chambersburg area and into the borough along McKinley Street. Borough police joined the chase as the suspect went through town and then south onto U.S. 11.

State police said Washington Township, Chambersburg and Greencastle police became involved in the pursuit before it ended.

According to the report, the suspect was to be taken "possibly for treatment" and then arraigned before District Justice Gary Carter in Chambersburg.

The injured officer was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, according to state police. The name of the officer and details on how the pursuit was initiated were not available from Washington Township police late Tuesday night.

State police had been looking for two male suspects in a strong-armed robbery Sunday evening when two women were pushed to the ground outside of the Wal-Mart store in Guilford Township. One woman's pocketbook was stolen in the robbery.

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