Police log 3/23

March 24, 2000

Man stabbed near Martinsburg Mall

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City police Thursday night were investigating the stabbing of a man during an altercation behind Hoyts Cinemas on Foxcroft Avenue shortly after 8 p.m Police described the stabbing as "minor."

A search of the area around the Martinsburg Mall complex failed to locate the assailant. The victim, unidentified by police at press time, was not seriously injured, police said.


Wiring starts fire in attic of garage

HALFWAY - A Coffman Avenue garage fire that started in the building's attic caused $3,000 in damages Thursday evening, according to spokesman Alan Matheny of the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway.


He said firefighters went to 10815 Coffman Ave. at around 8:34 p.m. for a report of a garage fire.

The fire was extinguished quickly and the attached home had only minimal fire and smoke damage, he said.

Matheny said the fire was caused by faulty wiring to an electric paddle fan.

In addition to Halfway, firefighters from Williamsport and the Washington County Air Unit were at the scene for about an hour, he said.


Similar burglaries investigated in Pa.

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating two burglaries in Southampton Township in which power tools were stolen this week.

Between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Mount Rock Road garages of John Baughman Jr. and Chris Reed were broken into, police said. Saws, drills, air compressors and other tools were stolen, according to police.

The tools were valued at more than $2,100, according to the report.

Pepsi machine vandalized

Someone broke into and damaged a Pepsi machine Wednesday at 19112 Keep Tryst Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Damages was estimated at $140.

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