Police log

June 23, 1999

A rash of vandalism was reported Monday around the county, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

- Workers at the Washington County Solid Waste scalehouse at 13300 Greencastle Pike discovered about $1,000 damage to the electric panel at 9 a.m. Monday.

- Phone lines were cut, apparently during an attempted burglary, at the Nationwide Warehouse at 13730 Pennsylvania Ave. Monday.

- Someone broke into the Springfield Farm Museum at 24 Springfield Lane in Williamsport - a crime discovered by Mayor John Slayman Monday.

There was some vandalism but details weren't available this morning.

- At Hagerstown Cinemas at 20135 Leitersburg Pike, a car was "keyed" while it was parked in the lot Monday.

- A thief was also active at 18316 Woodside Drive where a stereo, CD player and some sunglasses were taken from a vehicle Monday.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman was flown to the Hershey Medical Center by Life Lion helicopter from the scene of an accident Monday afternoon in Chambersburg, according to borough police.

The single-vehicle accident happened at 2:10 p.m. on Scotland Avenue. According to Chambersburg Borough Off. Anthony Rosenberry, the vehicle struck a utility pole.

Clara Ashway, 70, of 3641 New Franklin Road, Chambersburg, had to be freed from the wreckage of her vehicle, police said.

She was in fair condition this morning at Hershey, according to Rosenberry who had called to check on her at 8 a.m.

MARION, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Marion man was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center after his car collided head-on with a firetruck Sunday night.

Pastor Chacon, age unavailable, of 5535 S. Main St., Marion, was in critical condition this morning, according to a hospital spokesman.

Chacon had initially been treated at Chambersburg Hospital before being flown to Hershey by Life Lion helicopter.

Police said Chacon was driving south on U.S. 11 at 9:29 p.m. when his 1988 Toyota Tercel crossed the center line and went into the northbound lane. The car struck a Franklin Volunteer Fire Co. firetruck returning from a call.

The driver of the fire truck, Russell Norman Lake, of 427 Hade Road, St. Thomas, Pa., was unhurt. Another firefighter on the truck, Josh Pogue, address unavailable, was also unhurt.

It was the second accident in recent weeks involving a fire engine. On Monday, May 21, a bicyclist was seriously injured when he rode into the side of a Chambersburg Fire Department vehicle at the intersection of Lincoln Way East and Second Street.

Borough police later released a report saying the bicyclist, Daniel R. Fleming, 55, of St. Thomas, Pa., was at fault in that accident.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Washington, D.C., man charged with possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct was jailed over the weekend on $150,000 bond.

Akil M. Brock, age unavailable, of 140 38th St., was taken into custody at 12:20 a.m. Saturday and was still in Franklin County Prison this morning, jail officials said.

Borough police said they took a man into custody at Dilly's, 642 Lincoln Way West, for possession of marijuana. The report said the man was violent, abusive and made "unreasonable noise."

Weyman said he set bail high because the man did not have a local address and was uncooperative with borough and state police during his arraignment.

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two men who stole a television and VCR from The Bon-Ton at Chambersburg Mall on Sunday.

The report said one man walked out of the store's home section at 4:25 p.m. carrying the TV and VCR. He got into a primer-colored black Datsun station wagon driven by another man.

The man was described as white, about 6 feet tall and 275 pounds with light brown hair and possibly a mustache. He was wearing glasses, a red T-shirt, blue jean shorts and sneakers. There was no description of the driver.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police are investigating a burglary that occurred Sunday at the Pizza Hut at 928 Lincoln Way East.

The report said the restaurant was forcibly entered between 12:17 and 7:26 a.m. An undetermined amount of cash was stolen, according to police.

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Three people were injured in a two-car accident on Pa. 997 west of Main Street in Scotland at 7:30 p.m. Monday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

A Toyota Corolla driven by Kristen D. Messinger, 18, struck a guardrail and traveled across the center line, where it collided with a Buick LeSabre driven by Emmert E. Banzhoff, 52, police said.

Both drivers, and a passenger in the Banzhoff car, Helen M. Banzhoff, 54, were treated at Chambersburg Hospital, according to police.

Both cars were heavily damaged, police said.

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