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May 02, 2000

Police seek help with unsolved killing

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding the person who responsible for the shooting death of a man in April.

Police said Eric Angel Lebron was found dead on April 28 at 8:50 p.m.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-694-2100.

Driver charged with ramming vehicle

FREDERICK, Md. - A driver was being held pending a bond hearing after being charged with ramming another vehicle on West Seventh Street at Fairview Avenue in Frederick on Tuesday, according to the Frederick Police Department.

Police alleged the driver rammed a vehicle that accidentally cut him off around 11:55 a.m.

Scott Ashcroft, 25, of Frederick, was charged with reckless driving and destruction of property, police said.

Pa. man injured in two-car collision

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a St. Thomas man was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center after a two-car collision Monday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Hade Road.


Michael Tritle, 39, was in critical condition Tuesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

The accident happened at 5:45 p.m. when David Schlosser, 64, of Mercersburg, Pa., attempted to make a left turn from the center lane into a business parking lot, police said.

Schlosser was treated for minor injuries at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

Vandals strike again in Guilford Township

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating more incidents of vandalism over the weekend in Guilford Township.

Between Friday and Sunday, 20 properties were vandalized, police said. Spray paint was used to deface mailboxes, road surfaces, signs, bus shelters and a vehicle with obscenities and symbols. Additionally, police said mailboxes were knocked over and a shed door was torn off its hinges.

The incidents occurred on Anthony Highway, Mountain Road, King Lane and Country View Drive, according to the report.

An earlier state police report said spray paint had been used to vandalize 11 properties on Bikle Road and King Drive over the weekend.

Anyone with information about the vandalism can call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

Change, other items taken from six cars

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Loose change and other items were reported stolen from six vehicles in Guilford Township Sunday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the vehicles were unlocked and parked in dark areas when they were entered between midnight and 6 a.m. The vehicles were parked on Pleasant Circle, Midland Drive, Woodland Way and Garman Road, according to police.

Garage fire brings damage, injuries

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two cars were destroyed and a garage heavily damaged Monday night when one of the vehicles caught fire, according to Chambersburg Fire Chief Allen Baldwin.

Baldwin said the fire in the wood frame, four-bay garage at the rear of 565 S. Fourth St. was called in at 9:23 p.m. and was brought under control within about five minutes. One of the vehicles was being worked on when it caught fire, he said.

One of the people working on the car was treated for minor burns and a firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion, Baldwin said. Firefighters were at the scene until about 11 p.m.

Single-vehicle wreck injures man in Pa.

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville man was in satisfactory condition Tuesday at York (Pa.) Hospital after a single-vehicle accident Sunday night on Black Gap Road, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Pennsylvania State Police said Joel Bradley Gorman, of 1304 Black Gap Road, was traveling south at 11:30 p.m. when he ran off the west side of the road. Police said his Mitsubishi Eclipse hit an embankment and went airborne, going over a ravine and striking a tree about three feet off the ground.

Gorman was freed from the wreckage by Pleasant Hall Volunteer Fire Co. firefighters. Police said he was treated at Chambersburg Hospital before being taken to York.

Trio charged with fourth burglary

An adult and two juveniles already charged in a three Washington County burglaries will face additional charges in a fourth burglary, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Patrick Sandel, 23, of Westminster, Md., who has been held at the Washington County Detention Center on $100,000 bond since March 23, was charged Tuesday with a burglary in the 13900 block of Gossard Mill Road in Hagerstown on Feb. 23.

Two 17-year-old boys, both of Westminster, also were charged. One of the juveniles was released to his parents and the other was being held at the Carroll County (Md.) Detention Center on armed robbery charges.

Sandel and the juveniles were charged with theft of more than $300, malicious destruction of property worth more than $300, first-, second-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit felony theft.

The arrests were part of an ongoing investigation into 15 burglaries in Washington and Frederick counties, he said.

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