Hagerstown man faces assault charge

June 12, 1999

A Hagerstown man was in custody Saturday after allegedly pointing a gun at another man in a dispute over a parking space, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Richard Lee Vance, 53, of 20042 Jefferson Blvd., was charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, transporting a handgun and using a handgun in the commission of a crime, police said.

Police said the man was parked near Virginia Avenue and Cemetery Lane early Saturday when a tractor-trailer driver asked him to move so he could park his truck, police said.

Angered by the request, the man retrieved a .357 Smith and Wesson revolver from his vehicle and pointed it at the truck driver, police said.


The man then yelled obscenities before fleeing the scene, police said. Deputies found the man at his home, and the gun on the front seat of his car. The truck driver was not charged.

Vance was being held on $30,000 bond Saturday afternoon at the Washington County Detention Center.

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Frederick men were arrested Friday night after police saw a suspected drug transaction on South Market Street, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Joseph Franklin Goudy, 25, of 106 S. Market St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Michael Anthony Eckles Jr., 23, of 1 College Ave., was charged with possession, police said.

Goudy was being held on $10,000 bond Saturday afternoon at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. Eckles was released on personal recognizance from the detention center Saturday morning, police said.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Fulton County Crime Stoppers are seeking information about a racially motivated crime.

Racial slurs were written in the dust on the back of a 19-year-old McConnellsburg woman's car while it was parked at the Penns Village Shopping Center between 4:10 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information should call 1-717-485-5771.

GREENE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run accident that occurred between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday at Caledonia State Park.

A 1996 Chevrolet Blazer owned by a Shippensburg, Pa., woman was damaged after being struck by another vehicle in the parking lot of the state park's pool area, police said.

Anyone with information should call 1-717-264-5161.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A man stole $140 from an 85-year-old woman's purse after entering her McConnellsburg home late Friday night through an unlocked side door, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The woman's son said he saw a man he described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall with shoulder-length brown hair and a broad face, wearing blue jeans and white sneakers, run out the front door after the crime, police said.

The home's resident was outside when the burglary occurred, police said. The assailant did not display a weapon, they added.

Police said the thief may have fled in a black, older-model, full-size Chevrolet truck.

HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that could lead to an arrest in a house fire that has been ruled arson in Fulton County.

Pennsylvania State Police say arson was the cause of a Feb. 4 fire that caused $129,000 in damage to a Harrisonville home. Police said an accelerant was used to start the blaze near the southeast corner of the house.

Anyone with information should call Fulton County Crime Solvers at 1-717-485-3131.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The theft of nearly $800 worth of stereo equipment from a Chambersburg man's truck is one of three thefts from vehicles in Franklin and Fulton counties within two weeks, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

From 4 p.m. to midnight between May 21 and June 8, a thief entered the rear cab window of a truck parked at Village Green Manor in Greene Township near Chambersburg, police said.

The thief stole two TS TRX truck speakers and a Rockford Fosgate amplifier valued at a total of $779, police said.

Another theft occurred between 11:15 p.m. June 6 and 1:30 a.m. June 7 at the Super Shoes parking lot, 1525 Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township near Chambersburg, according to police.

Someone removed a Nokia cellular phone from a 19-year-old McConnellsburg, Pa., man's 1990 Chevrolet Beretta, which was parked and unattended, police said.

An owner's manual holding $155 in cash was stolen between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m. June 8 to June 9 from the glove compartment of a Shippensburg, Pa., man's truck while the vehicle was parked in his driveway, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police have no leads on these crimes but do not believe they are related, said Trooper Trent Hurley, of the Chambersburg barracks.

Anyone with information about the thefts should call 717-264-5161.

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