Police log 11/2

November 02, 1999

Halloween vandalism reported in county

Early Sunday, someone threw a pumpkins at a lamp post at 215 Emmert Road, causing about $200 damage, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputies were also called to the Robinwood area Saturday after residents reported someone had toilet-papered some trees and vehicles on Pheasant Trail and Cardinal Avenue.

A pumpkin was thrown through the windshield of a pickup truck at 11801 Pleasant Trail and broken pumpkins were found on the street, deputies said.



Man charged with disorderly conduct

KEEDYSVILLE, Md. - A disturbance at 2 a.m. Monday in Taylor Park led to the arrest of an 18-year-old on charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest.

Jeremiah Thomas Dillard, address unknown, also was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Reports of a disorderly person brought Deputy Michael Palladino and Trooper 1st Class D.A. Harper to the scene, where they found a man who became combative and had to be restrained, police alleged.

Dillard was being held on $2,000 bond Monday evening, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.


Tools, furniture stolen from shed

The theft of more than $4,000 in power tools, furniture, ladders, a water cooler and a snowblower was reported Friday to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The theft occurred from a shed in the 18000 block of Wagaman Road.

Counterfeit bills turn up at eatery

Counterfeit $20 and $10 bills showed up over the weekend at McDonald's Restaurant in Williamsport, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.


Snook Park press box broken into

Someone broke into the Senior League press box at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park Sunday but there was no word on what, if anything, was taken, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.


Jewelry stolen in Walkersville burglary

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Responding to an alarm late Sunday at Olde Towne Jewelers in Walkersville, Maryland State Police found the front window broken and an undetermined amount of jewelry missing.

A witness described a suspect as a white male teenager wearing blue jeans and a black jacket, apparently seen in the area around 11:43 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information may call 1-301-663-3101.


Teenager critically injured in wreck

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., teenager was seriously injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle accident on Brookens Road in Greene Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Stephanie Jo Johnson, 16, address unavailable, was flown from the scene to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. A hospital spokeswoman said she was in critical condition Monday evening.

Police said Johnson was a passenger in a 1991 Chrysler Laser driven by Joshua Lynn Leininger, 17, of Chambersburg. The car was southbound at 8:35 p.m. when it crossed the northbound lane, went off the road and struck a tree.

Police said the car was partially wrapped around the tree.

Both Leininger and Johnson were wearing seat belts. He was treated for minor injuries at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

The report said the accident is under investigation.


Pa. girl hit by car

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A girl was treated for cuts and bruises after she was hit by a car Sunday afternoon on Barr Road in Antrim Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The report said the unnamed girl, whose age and address were not released, ran onto the road without looking to get a toy and was hit by a car driven by Anthony Wayne Burkett, 35, of Greencastle, Pa. Police said the girl was treated at Waynesboro Hospital.

The accident happened at 4:37 p.m. on the 3400 block of Barr Road.


Man recently jailed faces new charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man sentenced last month to 14 years in prison on federal drug charges is facing new charges, according to a Chambersburg Police Department report.

Donald Troy "Peanut" Houser, 27, of 30 W. South St., was arraigned before District Justice Gary Carter on charges of robbery, burglary, receiving stolen property and two counts of criminal conspiracy. His bail was set at $50,000 and he was returned to York County (Pa.) Prison where he is awaiting transfer to a federal prison, the report said.

Police said Houser was charged with an Aug. 8, 1998, theft from Lehman Dental Associates, 1102 Sheller Ave., Chambersburg. He was also charged with a July 17, 1998, holdup at Henicle's Market, 11359 Anthony Highway in Washington Township.

Chambersburg police and the Washington Township Police Department conducted a joint investigation, the report said.

Houser was sentenced Oct. 21 in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., to 14 years in prison for possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver. In January the Franklin County District Attorney's Office turned over state charges against Houser to federal authorities and Houser later pleaded guilty.


Officer says he was dragged by car

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