Police log

March 23, 1999

Tools stolen from parked vehicle

Power tools were stolen from a vehicle parked overnight at 18005 Lappans Road, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said Monday.


Three hurt in Pa. car-truck crash

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said three people were injured Monday when a car and tractor-trailer collided at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Pa. 75 in Peters Township.

A passenger in the car, Ruth E. Claar, 80, of McConnellsburg, Pa., was listed in serious but stable condition Monday evening at Chambersburg Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Police said she suffered rib and chest injuries.


According to the report, Brian K. Costello, 27, of Delaware City, Del., was driving the tractor-trailer south on Pa. 75 at 1:33 p.m. when he entered the intersection. The truck collided with an eastbound Buick Regal driven by Francis G. Claar, 51, of McConnellsburg.

Costello and Francis Claar were treated and released, according to the hospital spokeswoman.


Pa. man charged in break-in attempt

CONCORD, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police on Monday said charges had been filed against a Fort Loudon, Pa., man for an attempted break-in last week.

Keith Scott Fleagle, 29, of 1106 Bear Valley Road, was charged with attempted burglary, felony criminal trespass, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in connection with the March 14 incident.

The report said a man went to the home of Robert D. Beaston and Heather Renee Beaston at about 9 p.m., climbed onto the garage roof and tried to break in through a second-story window. Police said the man claimed to be armed and threatened to kill Heather Beaston and her boyfriend.

Police said the man fled when Robert Beaston, Heather's father, armed himself.

According to police, Fleagle was taken into custody when they stopped his vehicle as he was driving home.

The report said Fleagle was an ex-boyfriend of Heather Beaston.


Hancock man faces burglary charge

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Hancock, Md., man was charged with burglary after an incident Friday morning at an Antrim Township residence.

A police report said Randy McCarty, 28, was also charged with simple assault. The incident happened at 13740 Worleytown Road at 9:30 a.m.

Police said a man forced open the front door of the house and assaulted David Hollinshead, 29, of Chambersburg, Pa. He received bruises and lacerations on his face, police said.

Another person in the house, Teresa Kyler, 27, of Greencastle, was unhurt. The man fled the house after the break-in, police said.


City girl facing theft charge

A Hagerstown minor faces theft charges after shoes were stolen from Rack Room shoe store at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown on Monday, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said the girl was charged with attempting to walk out of the store wearing a pair of Nike sneakers valued at $50.

I-70 closed after one-car accident

Both lanes of Interstate 70 westbound were closed following a one-car accident around 9 p.m. Monday, according to Maryland State Police.

The car ended up in the median on I-70 near the Smithsburg-Boonsboro exit, police said.

Additional information was unavailable.


Three cars collide

Three cars were damaged in a collision on Md. 65 around 4 p.m. on Monday, according to Maryland State Police.

Police said Kenneth Warren Moats, 18119 Manor Road, Boonsboro, was cited for failure to reduce speed.

Police said Moats's car hit the rear of a car driven by Kathy Jo Smith, 911 Corbett St.

Smith's car, in turn, was pushed into a car driven by Sherry Lynn Weltz, 17744 Broadfording Road.


Money taken from student's locker

The Washington County Sheriff's Department was investigating the theft of $110 from a student's wallet at Boonsboro High School on Monday.

Deputies said the money was taken from a locker between 8:55 a.m. and 9:35 a.m.

The student's locker apparently was not shut properly, deputies said.

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