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Police log

June 29, 1999

An early morning accident on Interstate 70 east of Hagerstown sent one person to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries, according to Maryland State Police.

The 7:58 a.m. incident occurred at the 38-mile marker approaching the Frederick County line, police said.

A single vehicle went off the eastbound roadway and plowed into a wooded section of the median, according to police.

The driver, unidentified as presstime, was transported to the hospital by ambulance.




A Hagerstown Cinemas patron got an unpleasant surprise Monday evening when he returned to his vehicle after attending a movie.

The passenger side window of the victim's 1999 Plymouth Voyager had been broken out, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Apparently nothing was taken, deputies said.




St. THOMAS, Pa. - Prowlers with flashlights were seen early Monday around the 7132 Lincoln Way West home of Tony Gladfelter, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa.

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Police said the prowlers fled when the resident appeared.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Schnecksville, Pa., man was injured Sunday when his motorcycle was hit by a car on Interstate 81, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Mark Dyslin, 42, was treated for his injuries at Chambersburg Hospital. A hospital spokesman said Monday he was no longer there.

Police said Dyslin was riding northbound near Chambersburg at 2:15 p.m. when his Honda Shadow was hit by a 1985 BMW driven by Mark Slaughter, 41, of Hiawatha, N.J. The report said the motorcycle was struck when the car moved from the right lane to the left.

Dyslin was thrown from his cycle when it ran into the grass median.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for two women involved in a strong arm robbery Saturday at a store in the Norland Shopping Center.

Police said it happened at 3:15 p.m. in the Busy Bobbin Fabric Center. One woman approached owner Nell Allen, 60, of Chambersburg, at the cash register with items to purchase but began grabbing money from the register.

Allen grabbed the money back from the woman, but the woman grabbed a money bag Allen was holding and left the store.

The thief was described as about 60 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and overweight with black hair and a dark complexion.

Police said a second woman was near the door acting as a lookout. She was described as being in her mid-20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a dark complexion.

The two women left with an undisclosed amount of money, walked to nearby Gold's Gym and got into a black Honda driven by an unidentified man, police said.




CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said power tools worth about $2,500 were stolen over the weekend from a Chambersburg business.

The report said the tools were stolen from a van at Trim P.A.C., 2823 Molly Pitcher Highway, between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. Some of the stolen property belonged to A-1 Rent All, 501 Cleveland Ave., Chambersburg, the report said.

Stolen were two Craftsman tool boxes, a 10-inch table saw, belt sander, brad nailer, Daywalt hammer drill, Emglo air compressor, Milwaukee miter box saw, framing gun and a roofing gun.




GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police estimated damage to a cornfield at about $3,000 after a vehicle ran through it over the weekend.

The report said a vehicle ran through the field off Hege Road in Montgomery Township sometime between 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. The field belongs to Hissong Farmstead Inc., 5492 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle.

Police said the incident is being investigated as a case of agricultural vandalism.




James Ernest Howard was released from jail Monday night after posting $10,000 bond on charges of second-degree assault for choking a Funkstown woman during a domestic disturbance earlier that day.

Howard, 31, of 110 E. Chestnut St., Funkstown, has the same address as the victim, Kathy Merchant, 41, who was thrown down and choked, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.




BRUNSWICK, Md. - A fire that started in electrical wiring caused $5,000 in damage to a two-story home in Frederick County on Monday, according to a report from the Maryland Fire Marshal's Office.

The blaze at 114 Fourth Ave., Brunswick, broke out about 8:40 a.m. in a wall on the second story of the home, the report said.

Grandchildren of homeowner Noel Williams discovered the blaze, which the report attributed to faulty wiring.

The home had no smoke detectors. No one was injured in the fire, the report said.

Fire departments from Brunswick, Jefferson, Loretteville and Loudoun County, Va., responded.

The 15 firefighters on the scene brought the blaze under control in 15 minutes.

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