Police log

March 06, 1999

Hunting equipment stolen from storage

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - About $31,678 worth of bow hunting equipment was stolen Friday from a storage building at Budget Storage on East Main Street, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Stolen were 32 tree stands, 40 Buckmaster bows, 4,440 hunting arrows, 50 bow sights and a bow press. Police believe the equipment was stolen from a storage unit 96 sometime between 2 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Budget Storage is at 177 East Main St.

Anyone with information about the burglary can call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Martinsburg woman, accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife, used flour to stop the bleeding, police said.


Lana Jo Butts, 41, was arrested Friday and charged with the malicious wounding of Keith Hairston, 41, of Martinsburg.

Martinsburg Police found Hairston Jan. 2, with a deep cut to his arm and later found a pool of blood on the stoop and inside Butts' home, said officer Les Witt.

Butts admitted to the stabbing, Witt said. She told police that she took Hairston to the kitchen and applied flour to the wound to soak up the blood, he said.

Butts has been released from the Eastern Regional Jail on a $1,000 bond.

Driver leaves scene following collision

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The driver of a green Ford Taurus collided with another car along Letzburg Road on Thursday afternoon and left the scene, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Stephen R. Martin, of 4387 Gary Way, Chambersburg, was traveling south on Letzburg Road when the green car hit the front of his automobile and drove away, police said.

The accident occurred about a quarter-mile south of Pa. 16.

Thrown object damages car's grille

A Hagerstown woman and her husband were driving on U.S. 40 near Md. 144 Friday night when someone driving a white Plymouth Acclaim passed in a reckless manner, nearly causing an accident, police said.

The couple followed the car to Md. 63, where the driver of the white car threw something at the grille of the couple's car, causing about $100 in damage, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The white car then disappeared on Broadfording Road.

Road signs stolen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Twelve road signs in the Antrim Township area were stolen last week, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Signs on Mountain Laurel Lane, Skull Road, Flower Drive, Gearhart Road, McDowell Road, Shinham Road, Lorford Drive, South Young Road, Nancy Avenue, Martin Road, Mountain View Drive, Phillippy Road, Trolley Road and State Line Road were taken, police said.

Anyone with information about the thefts can call state police at 717-264-5161.

Fulton County lists Crime Solvers cases

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Fulton County Crime Solvers is looking for information about the following incidents:

* A vandalism incident that occurred at the Mount View Mini Zoo along Locust Grove Road.

Between Feb. 28 and March 1, someone drove up to the zoo and shot the fence surrounding the zoo with a paintball gun. Damage was estimated at $150.

* Someone drove through a hay field along Mays Chapel Road about four tenths of a mile south of Klondike Road. Vandals damaged the field by spinning tires in the grass, creating ruts and damaging sod. The incident occurred between Feb. 7 and Feb. 28.

Anyone with information about the crime can call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771. Anyone providing information leading to the arrest of a suspect is eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Information sought in car wreck

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A car collided with another automobile on Falling Spring Road on Saturday morning and left the scene, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The car struck an automobile being driven by Julia Marker of Chambersburg, police said.

The 11:30 a.m. accident occurred about one-tenth of a mile south of Cider Press Road.

Anyone with information about the wreck can call Trooper G.M. Goodyear at 717-264-5161.

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