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March 23, 2000

Police: Teen assaults teacher, two others

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 14-year-old boy was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of disorderly conduct after an incident Monday morning at Faust Junior High School, according to Chambersburg police.

The report said the boy became unruly in a classroom at about 11 a.m. and punched teacher Ronald Luffy in the face when he was told to go to the school office. Police said he repeatedly kicked teacher's aide Angela Danzberger and Kelly Cuff, a LodgeQuest therapeutic support staff member assigned to accompany the boy to class.

The police turned the case over to Franklin County Juvenile Probation and the boy was placed in a detention center pending court action, according to police.



Basement wall in home collapses

Recent heavy rains may have contributed to the collapse of a basement wall in a home at 360 Pangborn Boulevard early Wednesday, firefighters said.

Hagerstown firefighters responded to the incident at 1:25 a.m. and found that about half of a man-made rock basement wall had crumbled.

Though the footers of the home were built on top of that wall, the building above remained intact, fire officials said, adding that a new basement wall will have to be built to support the house.

No one was injured in the incident.

Longmeadow firefighters responded along with Civil Defense and Community Rescue Service personnel.


Md. man sentenced for role in robbery

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hagerstown man was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County court to five to 10 years in state prison for his role in a 1998 robbery.

Darren Andrew Seibert, 20, of 16615 Broadfording Road, had pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit robbery in January, according to court records. Judge John R. Walker ordered the sentence to run concurrently with a robbery sentence he is serving in Maryland.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Seibert and Gary M. Sabean, 19, also of Hagerstown, robbed Kline's Market, 1940 Buchanan Trail East, Shady Grove, Pa., on Oct. 27, 1998. Sabean went into the store wearing a ski mask, pulled a revolver and stole $1,437 from the cashier and $200 from a customer.

Sabean then ran to a nearby parking lot where Seibert was waiting in a getaway car, according to police records.

Sabean was given a five to 10 year sentence when he was sentenced on Jan. 19, according to court records.


Woman charged with theft, forgery

A Smithsburg woman has been charged with stealing three personal checks and cashing them, Maryland State Police said.

The checks were taken from a Cumberland, Md., woman in February and forged and cashed between Feb. 5 and Feb. 9, police said.

Annie Elizabeth Miller, 25, 13185 Edgemont Road, was charged with theft over $300 by scheme and three counts each of forgery, uttering false documents and theft under $300, police said.

Miller was arrested on unrelated charges in Pennsylvania and found to be wanted in Maryland, police said.

She waived extradition proceedings and was brought back to the state from York, Pa., police said.

She was being held Wednesday at Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.


2 fires in 5 days reported at facility

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the second time in five days, firefighters were called to a business at Letterkenny Army Depot Tuesday night to put out a fire in a paper grinding machine, according to a Franklin Fire Co. report.

The fire was called in from Applegate Industries in Building 53 at the depot, according to the report. The company recycles paper, turning it into insulation, yard mulch and other products, according to a fire company member.

Damage was limited to the paper in the auger and no one was injured. Firefighters from the depot fire department and fire companies in Pleasant Hall and Shippensburg also responded and were on the scene for about 90 minutes, according to the report.

Franklin and Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Co. units were called to the company Friday at 8:15 a.m. to deal with fires in two of the augers, a fire company member said.

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