Police log

July 29, 1999

McCONNELLSBURG Pa. - A Hancock woman accused of stealing nearly $3,000 earlier this month was being held today on $25,000 bond at the Franklin County Prison in Chambersburg, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Janet Martens, also known as Janet Love, age unknown, has been charged with one count of felony theft, police said.

The victim, James W. Haines, also of Hancock, told police the money was taken on July 10 along Heavenly Acres Road in Fulton County. The amount was $2,800, police said.

Martens (Love) was picked up on a warrant last week, police said

FREDERICK, Md. - The two men who robbed the Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick Wednesday morning are still at large today, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said this morning.

The men forced two employees into a refrigerator and forced a third worker to open a safe at gunpoint, deputies said.


A fourth employee was in the dining section of the 5605 Spectrum Drive restaurant while the robbery took place at 11:30 a.m.

One shot may have been fired at an employee, deputies said. No one was injured in the incident in which an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

One of the robbers was described as a black man, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, thin build, and wearing gray sweatpants and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

The other robber was also a black man of about the same height.

He was wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt and has a muscular build.

Anyone with information may call 1-301-694-1747.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man has been charged by borough police with burglary and terroristic threats after a counselor for Women In Need reported being assaulted Monday night at a women's shelter.

The report said Wilson Margarito, 29, was also charged with simple assault in the incident, which occurred at an undisclosed location in the borough.

Margarito was arraigned before District Justice John Weyman and jailed in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bond, jail officials said this morning.

Police said the unnamed woman was followed into a supply room at the shelter by a man who grabbed her by one arm and put an unknown object across her throat.

"I going to kill you," the man said to the counselor and then fled the shelter. Police said Margarito was taken into custody a short time later.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle firefighters responded to a call at the Jerr Dan factory on U.S. 11 for an electrical fire Wednesday morning that did no damage to the interior of the building, a fire department spokesman said.

Chief Robert Ebersole of Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 said the fire started in wiring that leads from a utility pole to the factory building. The fire was contained to the area where the line enters the building, he said.

The call came in at 11:06 a.m.

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - The theft of two chain saws from a garage just north of Pa. 643 was reported to Pennsylvania State Police Monday.

In addition, the thieves tampered with the victim's freezer in the garage causing $800 worth of meat to spoil, police said.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - All four tires on two vehicles belonging to Steven Dale Winegardner of Fort Littleton, Pa., were punctured early Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The vehicles were on Winegardner's property on Sinoquipe Road.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A set of golf clubs, binoculars, a Sony camera and a vacuum cleaner were reported stolen Wednesday from the Shippensburg Golf Center on Old Scotland Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The loss was $2,690.

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