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Police log

January 20, 1999

A Waynesboro, Pa., man faced traffic and criminal charges Tuesday after a Monday night police chase through two states that reached speeds of 100 mph, Maryland State Police said.

Police said the chase ended Monday night, when the man wrecked his car on the Maugans Avenue ramp.

John Travis Little, 26, was being held at the Maryland State Police barracks Tuesday morning awaiting an appearance before a bond commissioner.

He was charged with resisting arrest, according to Maryland State Police Trooper First Class Kyle George.

Police alleged that Pennsylvania Trooper Chris Fow was assaulted.

Police alleged that officers had to force Little out of his vehicle and then he was sprayed with pepper spray to keep him from escaping.

It was then that an attempt was made to tackle the trooper, police said.

Traffic charges include speeding, fleeing and eluding, failure to stop for an accident, running a stop sign, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended, police said.

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A record check revealed Little was wanted by the Washington County Sheriff's Department on two warrants.

Both Little and Fow were taken to Washington County Hospital, where Little was treated for injuries he got when he wrecked his Chevrolet Camaro, and Fow for a hand injury he got during the apprehension.

The owners of three vehicles reported to Hagerstown City Police Monday that someone had broken windows.

The incidents occurred at 129 E. Franklin St., 419 Summit Ave., and 67 W. Baltimore St., police said.




SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - An electrical fire Monday afternoon caused an estimated $20,000 damage to a house in Greene Township, according to a West End Volunteer Fire Co. report.

Deputy Fire Chief Doug Shields said the fire at the home of Earl Killian, of 5613 Philadelphia Ave., was called in just before 2 p.m. and units were on the scene until 3:33 p.m.

Shields said the fire started in an electric heating unit in the second floor ceiling of the home. The fire spread from the attic to a bathroom and firefighters had to break through the ceiling to put out the fire, he said.

No one was injured in the fire, he said. Units from Pleasant Hall, Chambersburg and Letterkenny Army Depot assisted at the scene, Shields said.

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