Police log 8/11

August 11, 1999

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 4-year-old boy was in critical condition Tuesday night after being pinned under a car Monday evening.

Cody Shoemaker of Martinsburg was flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital in Virginia Monday with severe head and upper body injuries after an accident at his grandfather's home on Berkeley Station Road in Bedington, police said.

Woodrow Smith used a tire jack to lift a Subaru sedan off his grandson after he found the youngster pinned beneath a front tire around 7 p.m., West Virginia State Police Trooper E.D. Burnett said.

The boy had crawled into the car and knocked it out of gear, Burnett said.

"Apparently he got scared and tried to get out of the car. It appears he might have been hit by the door and fallen under the car," Burnett said.


The incident has been ruled accidental by state police, Burnett said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred between July 31 and Saturday at a Hamilton Township home.

The report said the home of Margaret Evans, 47, of 532 Nottingham Drive, was entered by removing an air conditioner from a window. A 25-inch General Electric television, a Black & Decker hedge trimmer, a Vivitar PS 420 camera, gold wedding band and coins were stolen, police said.

Anyone with information about the break-in may call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An undetermined amount of property and cash was stolen Tuesday from the Elks Lodge at 168 Lincoln Way East, according to borough police.

The report said the building was broken into between 1:30 and 6:55 a.m. Anyone with information may call borough police at 1-717-264-4131.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police have a description of a man who stole cash from a Chambersburg home Tuesday morning.

The report said a house at 349 Stouffer Ave. was entered about 8:30 a.m. by a white male wearing a black T-shirt and black jeans. The man was seen leaving the house headed toward Brumbaugh Avenue, police said.

The man was described as being in his 30s, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall with a medium build. He had shoulder-length black hair, according to police.

A vandal sprayed paint on two large concrete lions at the entrance to Black Rock Estates Monday evening, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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