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Police log

April 09, 1999

Wreck seriously injures Pa. man

MONT ALTO, Pa. - A Mont Alto man remained hospitalized Thursday from neck injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Quincy Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Robert D. Flory, 66, of Mont Alto, was in serious condition Thursday evening at Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said the accident happened at 4:40 p.m. at the intersection of Anthony Highway and Manhiem Road. Flory was driving north when a southbound car driven by Barbara J. Weaver, 49, of Chambersburg, tried to make a left onto Manhiem Road.

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Weaver and her passengers, Jesse Provard, 17, Tyler Provard, 10, and Steven Stitley, 6, all of Chambersburg, were treated at Waynesboro Hospital for minor injuries, according to police.

Pair charged with stealing electricity

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police on Thursday charged a pair of borough men with stealing electricity.

According to police, Gary Plummer Jr. and Arman Davis, both of 67 Hazel St., were charged with stealing electricity from another apartment in the same building. The report said an extension cord had been run from their apartment to an upstairs apartment in the same building.

More than $30,000 in items stolen

ADAMSTOWN, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Wednesday morning burglary at 7680 Stewart Hill Road.

The items taken include furniture, sports equipment, wine and cigars, according to deputies. Total value was estimated at $30,000.

The incident was reported at 11:35 a.m., Wednesday.

Three charged with theft in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - Three people were apprehended by the Frederick Police Department's Community Services Division on Tuesday after incidents were reported at several stores at the Westridge Plaza.

Police recovered items totaling more than $390 and returned them to Giant Foods, Burlington Coat Factory and Payless Shoes.

Harcs Hamidzai, 19, of the 1700 block of St. Teresa Drive in Olney, Md., was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.

Christa Anne Johnson, 20, of the 3000 block of Cherry Valley Road, Olney, was charged with theft of less than $300 and conspiracy to commit theft.

Erin Michelle Peddicord, 21, of the 19000 block of Sweet Gum Circle, Germantown, Md., was charged with theft over $300 and conspiracy to commit theft.

All three were released on $500 bond each.

Pedestrian struck; teen charged

Hagerstown City Police said a pedestrian was struck in the 100 block of High Street early Thursday.

City Police are continuing their investigation into the 1:29 a.m. accident that sent a 17-year-old boy to Washington County Hospital. He was treated and released, hospital officials said.

A few hours later, police located a vehicle they thought was involved in the incident and charged the 16-year-old driver with driving with no license or registration, according to Officer Corey Borns.

A friend of the victim gave police a description of the vehicle, Borns said. At 3:20 a.m., that vehicle was found in the Market House lot with four occupants and damage to the front end, police said.

The three passengers were allowed to leave, Borns said. The driver was released to his parents after he was charged.

Power, hand tools stolen from truck

A Snap-On Tools dealer was the victim of a $30,000 theft on March 31 in the area of 9236 U.S. 40 Alternate south of Funkstown.

The tools were taken from a truck, which had an alarm system the thieves defeated by removing the battery cables, according to Maryland State Police.

A side window was removed and both power and hand tools were taken.

Anyone with information may call Trooper 1st Class Michael Kretzer at 301-791-4686.

City man arrested on drug charges

A Hagerstown man was taken into custody at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of North and Jonathan streets in connection with drug violations.

Van Oswald Bonitto, 39, of 64 1/2 W. Franklin St., was charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

County building vandalized

Holes made by a BB gun Wednesday were apparent in two windows to the rear of the Washington County Administration Buildings at 100 W. Washington St.

Damage to the four-foot window sections was estimated at $1,600, Hagerstown City Police said.

* Police are also looking for a $600 saw stolen Wednesday from the rear of 18 East Ave.

* A Mitsubishi parked in the 200 block of Burhans Avenue was painted white with the letters, "YRS."

* Four windows were shot out of a garage at 223 Summit Ave. on Wednesday.

Cell phone and pager stolen

A cellular telephone and pager were stolen from 15704 National Pike, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Other incidents reported:

* Two checks were stolen from the office at T.A. Baer Inc. at 16125 Business Parkway.

* An $800 Sony television set was taken from Rex at 11305 Massey Boulevard after the front door was broken out with a pick axe.

The two thieves were caught on videotape, police said.

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