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January 13, 2000

Pa. man killed in one-vehicle crash

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Fort Littleton, Pa., man died early Wednesday from injuries he suffered when his Chevrolet S-10 Blazer crashed about a mile west of the Franklin/Fulton County line, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Edward E. Sipes, 39, was pronounced dead at 12:07 a.m. at Fulton County Medical Center, police said.

Sipes was headed west on U.S. 30 in Ayr Township at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. He apparently lost control on a right curve, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck the metal guardrails, according to police.

The Blazer traveled over the guardrails and rolled down an embankment, coming to a rest on the passenger side about 60 feet from the road, police said. Sipes was thrown from the vehicle during the crash.


Frederick County man killed by falling tree

FREDERICK, Md. - A Thurmont, Md., man died Wednesday morning when the tree he was cutting down struck him as it fell, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Claude Samuel Humerick, 83, of 112 Dogwood Ave., was alone at 13613 Catoctin Furnace Road at 11:32 a.m. when the accident occurred, police said.

He was using a chain saw to cut a tree and it fell, hitting him on the side of his head.

Humerick was found by a family member and taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital by Thurmont Ambulance. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.

Baltimore woman charged with drug offenses

A Baltimore woman was charged Tuesday with selling crack cocaine to a confidential police informant, Hagerstown City Police said.

Earlean Denise Williams, 18, of 708 Benninghaus Road, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack and possession of crack, police said.

The alleged incident occurred at about 10:45 a.m. at Murph Avenue and Jonathan Street.

She was being held without bond.


Car stolen outside Boonsboro home

BOONSBORO - A 1994 Pontiac Grand Am was stolen from in front of a Boonsboro home Wednesday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies said the car, owned by Linda L. Warrenfeltz, 53, was left running outside her 110 S. Main St. home at 9:35 a.m.

The Grand Am is aqua with a rear spoiler and aluminum wheels. It has Maryland plates BKP731.

Anyone with information may call deputies at 301-791-3020.

Three lawnmowers and two bicycles were found near railroad tracks Tuesday morning, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The bicycles consisted of a black boy's bike and a purple girl's bike, deputies said.

They were found at the tracks at Edgemont and Leathers roads, along with three push mowers. Two of the mowers were Craftsman mowers. The make of the other one was unknown.

Purse stolen from shopper at Hagerstown supermarket

A purse was stolen Tuesday from a shopper at the Martin's supermarket on Wesel Boulevard, Hagerstown City Police said.

A woman told police someone snatched the purse from her shopping cart when she was not looking.

The $10 purse contained about $840 in cash and assorted credit cards, police said. The incident occurred at about 1 p.m.

Vandalism of unlocked cars reported in Pa.

SCOTLAND, Pa. - Several unlocked vehicles in the area of Second and Fourth avenues in Scotland were entered and the glove boxes riffled between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Nothing was reported missing from the vehicles, but state police said car entries are an ongoing problem in the area.

Vehicles also were entered Tuesday night or Wednesday morning on Second and Fourth avenues in Scotland, police said. Nothing was reported stolen.

Saturday night or Sunday morning, items had been stolen from three unlocked vehicles on Sampache and Yeager drives near Shippensburg, Pa. Last week several cars were also entered in the Sycamore Grove Road area outside Chambersburg, Pa.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Pickup stolen in Kansas found in Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A vehicle reported stolen last week in Kansas was found Tuesday parked at the Comfort Inn, 50 Pine Drive, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The report said the Ford F-350 pickup had been reported stolen last Friday to the Wichita, Kan., Police Department. The truck was found in the parking lot of the motel shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Bulldozer vandalized on Crayton Boulevard

Someone vandalized a bulldozer Tuesday on Crayton Boulevard, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Six windows, totaling about $600, were damaged, deputies said.

The incident occurred behind the Penske building on Crayton Boulevard.

Chambersburg hair salon is target of break-in

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are investigating a burglary over the weekend at Hair Unlimited, 368 Lincoln Way East.

Police said the business was broken into sometime between Friday evening and Monday morning. The report said $100 was stolen.

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