Police log 11/19

November 19, 1999

$13,000 in tools and equipment stolen

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday were investigating the theft of $13,000 in tools and equipment from Millennium Motors, 1905 Philadelphia Ave.

Police said a door to the business was forced open between 1 and 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

A 5-foot tall Craftsman tool box containing tools worth $10,000 was stolen, the report said. The tools belong to Robert K. Wright, 28, of the 1900 block of Wagner Road, police said.

Also stolen was a $3,000 engine diagnostic machine, police said.


Police charge man with leading chase

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A motorist who police allege led them on a chase before crashing a car and fleeing on foot Thursday morning has been charged, according to records in Berkeley County Magistrate Court.


Aaron F. Edwards, 22, with no fixed address, was charged with drinking under the influence - second offense, fleeing in a vehicle from an officer while driving under the influence, petit larceny, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to stop for an emergency vehicle, driving on a revoked license and two counts of reckless driving, court records state.

Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Russell H. Shackelford said he was patrolling near Woody's Market south of Martinsburg early Thursday when he saw a white 1986 Oldsmobile weaving across a lane, court records state.

The car slowed, then sped away onto Airport Road where it crossed the center line, went off the road and was in the opposite lane, court records state.

The pursuit continued on Kelly Island Road, Van Metre Avenue and Capital Drive, where the driver turned off his lights to try to elude police, Shackelford alleged in court records.

Police alleged Edwards jumped out of the car, allowing it to coast down a hill and crash into a wooded area.

Edwards was later found by West Virginia State Police in the lower area of Capital Heights, court records state.


Thefts from two vehicles reported

Two thefts from vehicles were reported on Wednesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

* A Kicker speaker and enclosure, valued at $75, were stolen from a vehicle parked at Southside Bowl at 17325 Virginia Ave., deputies said. The theft was reported at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

* Another theft from a car was reported at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 16717 Aqueduct Drive southwest of Williamsport. A portable compact disc player, a radar detector and assorted CDs were taken, deputies said. The items were valued at $700.


2 motorcycles stolen in burglary

LEITERSBURG - A house in the 8100 block of Avis Mill Road was broken into and two motorcycles were stolen Wednesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The motorcycles - a 1971 Honda CL 100 and a Honda CT 70 - were valued at $1,900 total, deputies said.


Car window broken

A vandal broke the rear passenger window of a 1985 Mazda sedan parked at the rear of 626 N. Mulberry St. Wednesday or Thursday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The car is owned by Lettea Cox, same address, they said.

The broken window was valued at $400.


Wallet taken from store shopping cart

A woman's wallet was stolen from her shopping cart at the Martin's grocery store on Dual Highway Thursday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said Constance Turner of Funkstown was shopping in the store when she noticed her wallet, containing cash and credit cards, was gone.


VCR reported stolen

A Magnavox video cassette recorder was stolen from a basement apartment in Hagerstown Thursday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

The thief might have entered the building in the 200 block of Summit Avenue through an unlocked bathroom window, police said.

The VCR is valued at $150, police said.

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