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May 08, 2000

Washington County Sheriff's deputies were searching Monday for a Washington County juvenile missing since Friday.

Ashley Christine Huntsberry, 15, of 13523 Halifax Drive, Hagerstown, was last seen at 8:30 a.m. at Smithsburg High School, deputies said.

She was described as being 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. She has brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts can call deputies at 301-791-3020.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A North Carolina man was charged with firing a 9 mm rifle in a crowded parking lot Saturday.

Damien T. Robinson, 20, of Spring Lake, N.C., was arrested by West Virginia State Police.

A written criminal complaint alleged he fired a shot outside the Tunnel Club on W.Va. 9 with several people around. He then dropped the rifle, according to the complaint.


Police said there had been a fight at the club at that time and security officers sprayed several people with pepper spray, including Robinson.

BACK CREEK, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police on Sunday charged a Hedgesville, W.Va., man with stealing a four-wheeler and hiding from a trooper who was looking for him.

Robert D. Parkinson, 34, was charged with receiving or transferring stolen property, altering a vehicle identification number and obstructing an officer.

Police said someone drove the bike along W.Va. 7, near the Back Creek firehouse, harassing and threatening people.

When Trooper E.D. Burnett responded to a complaint, he searched a home and found a man hiding in a bathroom, according to a criminal complaint.

The vehicle's ignition key hole was pulled out and one of the two vehicle identification numbers was changed, according to Burnett's complaint. He said the owner of the bike, which is worth $2,000 to $4,000, had not been determined.

Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller set Parkinson's bail at $10,567.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a McConnellsburg man Monday with poisoning two dogs with antifreeze-laced ground beef.

George W. Stenger, of Route 2, was charged with two counts each of cruelty to animals and criminal mischief.

One of the black Labrador retrievers had to be destroyed and the other was seriously ill Monday, according to Trooper Sean F. Flaherty.

The incidents occurred in the Pyle Drive area north of State Route 16, Flaherty said.

Police allege the man set out ground beef soaked with antifreeze in an effort to target one dog. The second dog also ate the meat, police said.

Stenger had no comment when contacted Monday.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Franklin County woman was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital Monday after the pickup truck she was driving collided with a parked flatbed trailer on Cumberland Highway in Letterkenny Township.

Alethea Ann McGee, of 11411 Cumberland Highway, was driving a 1987 Ford F-150 pickup when she lost control of the vehicle and hit the trailer, which was parked in a pull-off area, police said.

Officers said she told them she had swerved to avoid hitting a green pickup truck that was in her lane, the report said.

McGee, who was not wearing a seat belt, was in stable condition Monday evening, a hospital nursing supervisor said.

McGee told police the other pickup did not stop, the report said. Anyone with information about the other vehicle can call state police at 1-717-264-5161.

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man killed in a Saturday night accident in Peters Township had a blood-alcohol content "in excess of two times the legal limit," according to Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner.

Richard Lee Houpt, 34, of Chamberlane Drive, Chambersburg, died of multiple traumatic injuries, Conner said. He would not give a specific blood-alcohol level for Houpt, but said the autopsy showed it was above 0.2 percent.

The legal limit for intoxication in Pennsylvania is 0.1 percent, according to Pennsylvania state law.

Conner said Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating the accident, which happened on U.S. 30 two miles west of Pa. 75. Police said Houpt's vehicle was eastbound at 8:50 p.m. when it crossed the into the westbound lane and struck a pickup truck.

Houpt was not wearing a seat belt. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were uninjured, police said.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Fayetteville, Pa., man with putting condom wrappers in an automatic teller machine last week.

Joshua McCulloch, address unavailable, was charged with disorderly conduct, police said. According to the report, a man put two condom wrappers in a deposit envelope and put them in an F&M Trust Co. ATM along U.S. 30 in Guilford Township at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A woman with Alzheimer's Disease who walked away from her home Sunday was found unhurt after a six-hour search Sunday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The 65-year-old Fayetteville resident was reported missing about noon, police said. She was later found when she walked out of a wooded area near the intersection of Coldspring and Newman roads in Greene Township.

Police said members of the South Mountain and Fayetteville fire companies participated in the search, along with police K-9 units, a state police helicopter and State Department of Forestry personnel.

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Mont Alto man was charged with driving under the influence after a collision between a motorcycle and a Ford Bronco Sunday afternoon.

Police said Glenn Bumbaugh, of 6 Jones Ave., was treated at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital and charged after the 1:45 p.m. accident at the intersection of Pa. 233 and Beech Street.

Roy Ulrich of Waynesboro was trying to make a left turn onto Beech Street when Bumbaugh tried to pass on the left, police alleged. The motorcycle slid partially under the truck and Bumbaugh was thrown off the bike, police said.

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