Police log

December 31, 1998

Thefts, graffiti reported to Hagerstown Police

Hagerstown City Police reported the following today:

- About $300 worth of masonry and carpentry tools were stolen from a pickup truck parked in the 400 block of Mechanic Street between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

- Graffiti was reported at the Four Seasons RV, 790 Potomac Ave., and at Foltz Manufacturing Co., 50 McComas St. The graffiti occurred between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

- A man living at 21 W. Antietam St. reported a stolen cellular telephone Tuesday night after letting another man into his home to use the bathroom.


- The tire of a 1976 Dodge pickup truck parked at 542 Washington Ave. was punctured between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

- The bed liner of a 1989 Nissan pickup truck parked in the first block of East North Avenue was stolen Wednesday.

- The driver's side window of a vehicle parked to the rear of 401 Liberty St. was shot out with a BB gun Wednesday afternoon. The 10-year-old boy who shot out the window agreed to get the window fixed.


Two teens charged in theft of 1994 Camaro

Two teenage boys were charged Wednesday with stealing a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, according to Hagerstown City Police.

The Camaro was stolen between noon on Tuesday and 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday from 37 S. Prospect St. and was recovered around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said.

An officer spotted the car being driven at the intersection of North Prospect and West Franklin streets and followed the vehicle, stopping it in an alley behind the 200 block of West Washington Street, police said.

The boys were charged with theft of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said. The 15-year-old boy was being held in juvenile detention, while the 16-year-old boy was released to his parents, police said.


Car overturns on I-70

A man was sent to Washington County Hospital this morning after his vehicle overturned on westbound Interstate 70 west of Sharpsburg Pike, according to Maryland State Police.

Firefighters from Halfway and Funkstown responded to the 7:30 a.m. accident, freeing the man who was entrapped in the vehicle, officials said.

No further information was available.


Man going 30 in 65 mph zone faces drug charges

A Riverdale, Md., man faces drug charges after Maryland State Police stopped him Wednesday night on northbound Interstate 270 south of Frederick for going 30 mph in a posted 65 mph zone, police said.

Paul J. Oliff, 45, of 5428 55th Place, was charged with impeding the flow of traffic, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of PCP with intent to distribute, possession of PCP and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police made the traffic stop north of Park Mills Road at 9:30 p.m.

Field sobriety tests were failed and a search turned up numerous packets of suspected PCP in the man's coat pocket, police said.

Oliff was turned over to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department pending a bond hearing before a District Court commissioner, police said.


Pa. women receive minor injuries in crash

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Two Waynesboro, Pa., women received minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle failed to yield, striking the vehicle they were in, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Evelyn E. Ross, 74, and Lucille Kendall, 72, were in the vehicle that was struck on Pa. 316 at Grindstone Hill Road, police said.

They were both treated and released from Waynesboro Hospital on Wednesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The driver of the other vehicle was Angelique C. Burkhard, 28, of Fayetteville, Pa., police said.

No further information was available.


Woman killed in accident died of blunt force trauma

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - A Gettysburg, Pa., woman killed when her car struck a house Tuesday morning died of blunt force trauma to the head, according to Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr.

That was the result of an autopsy conducted Wednesday in Allentown, Pa., on Amy A. Sunday, Peiffer said.

Sunday, 22, of 197 Plank Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of he accident early Tuesday along Buchanan Trail East in Washington Township, according to Peiffer.

Township police said she was driving west when her car crossed the eastbound lane, hit an embankment and went airborne. The car then hit a house.

The accident is still under investigation, police said Wednesday.


Dog, neighbors alert W.Va. family to fire

SHANNONDALE, W.Va. - A woman and her daughter were alerted to a fire in their house by their dog and neighbors early Wednesday, a fire official said.

People began beating on Linda Darlene White's door about 7:19 a.m. when a fire in a chimney spread to a wall in the house and burned through the roof, said Robbie Nick, captain of the Blue Ridge Mountain Fire Co.

The 16 firefighters who arrived at the scene saved the rest of the house, Nick said.

White and her daughter escaped the house uninjured, Nick said.


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