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February 02, 2000

Man hurt when car strikes house in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Chambersburg man had minor injuries after a car struck a house Saturday morning in Guilford Township.

Police said Scott Bruck, 20, was northbound on Molly Pitcher highway when he lost control of a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta and crossed into the southbound lane. The car struck a retaining wall at the home of Frank Merletti, of 4808 Molly Pitcher highway, police said.

The car went airborne for about 20 feet, hit a tree and then spun around and hit the front wall of the house, police said.


Pickup stolen from home in township

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday were investigating the theft of a pickup truck from a Greene Township woman's home between 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday.

The report said the green 1977 Chevy truck has a black right front fender. The Pennsylvania license plate number of the vehicle was 4581541.

Two charged with assault at city bar

Two area men faced assault charges Saturday following a brawl at a downtown Hagerstown bar, according to Hagerstown City Police.

William John Long, 44, of 511 W. Washington St., was charged with two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He is charged with cutting Gary Harbaugh, 39, of Hagerstown, in the chest outside Duke's Tavern at 33 E. Franklin St., police said.

The man left the bar after having a domestic dispute in the tavern with a Hagerstown woman, but he returned, police said.

At that point, some bar patrons, including Harbaugh and David Allen Miller, 24, of 17801 Spielman Rd. in Fairplay, tried to calm Long, police alleged.

It was then that Harbaugh was cut, police said.

The fight moved outside, where Long was struck in the head and face with a pool cue, police said.

Miller was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to police.

Long and Harbaugh were treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

Anyone who witnessed the incident may call Officer Wayne Zimmerer at 301-790-3700.

Long was being held Sunday on $80,000 bond. Harbaugh's bond information was unavailable.

Va. woman remains in serious condition

FREDERICK, Md. - A Springfield, Va., woman remained in serious condition at Washington County Hospital Sunday evening after she crashed while trying to avoid an accident on U.S. 15 at Fish Hatchery Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Mary E. Boyle, age unknown, was driving a 1999 Toyota 4Runner north on U.S. 15 at 10:21 a.m. Saturday when she swerved to avoid a previous accident, police said.

Her three passengers, Jennifer Boyle, 20, Julia Boyle, 17, and Jeffrey Boyle, 11, all of Springfield, Va., were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where they were treated and released, police said.

Trooper 1st Class E.P. Funk said the incident began when a 1985 Ford Escort driven by Earl Franklin Warrenfeltz, 82, of 10121 Putnam Road, attempted to cross U.S. 15 from Fish Hatchery Road and collided with a 2000 Ford Ranger driven by Elvin E. Polesky, 74, of 1601-D Berry Rose Court.

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