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Police log for July 20, 2000

July 19, 2000

Police log for July 20, 2000



Tour bus, pickup truck collide in Pa.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - One person was injured Tuesday evening in a collision between a tour bus and a pickup truck on Wayne Avenue in Guilford Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a passenger in the bus, Phyllis Peters of Romney, W.Va., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries after the 6:15 p.m. accident. There were 48 passengers on the bus, police said.

According to the report, the bus and a pickup driven by Andrew Macharsky of Fairfield, Pa., were both traveling east. The bus attempted to make a wide right turn and the truck tried to pass it on the right, colliding with the side of the bus.

County fugitive found in kitchen


A felony theft suspect who broke free from Washington County Sheriff's deputies late Monday was found hiding in a kitchen cabinet at a Hagerstown home Wednesday evening, deputies said.

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Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, deputies received an anonymous tip that Ronnie Eugene Domer was at 614 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.

Domer, 29, of 17403 Fair Oakes Court, had fled from the authorities at the Hagerstown Mini-Storage at 17100 Cole Road near the Valley Mall with one hand still in handcuffs Monday evening, deputies said.

Deputies had arrested Domer at the Hagerstown Mini-Storage for attempting to sell stolen property.

Sheriff's deputies, Hagerstown City Police and Maryland State Police entered the West End home around 6 p.m.

After they found Domer inside the kitchen cabinet he was taken to the Washington County Sheriff's Detention Center pending a bond hearing, they said.

He was charged with possession of burglary tools, second-degree escape, resisting arrest and two counts of felony theft.

Items stolen in Washington county


Thieves struck in one Washington County neighborhood Tuesday night.

Vehicles owners reported stereos, CD players, CDs, sunglasses, radar detectors, tools, jumper cables, cellular telephones and a weed-whacker stolen at 17956 and 17974 Hickory Lane and 17830 Red Oak Drive, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Also Tuesday, a small trailer used to haul lawn equipment was taken from 13348 Greensburg Road, deputies said.

Power tools taken in Boonsboro burglary


BOONSBORO - A burglar smashed a vehicle through a garage door at a Boonsboro home and made off with four power tools valued at $1,000 Tuesday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

Damages to the garage in the 21000 block of National Pike was estimated to be $600.

The incident took place between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., deputies said.

Anyone with information may call the sheriff's deputies at 301-791-3020.

No one seriously injured in wreck


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police Wednesday released the names of the three drivers involved in an accident on Interstate 81 Tuesday morning and said none was seriously injured.

Richard W. Williams, of Martinsburg, whose age was not available, was driving a pickup truck north at the Spring Mills exit. The truck's tires went through some spilled diesel fuel and slid into traffic, according to Bedington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Robinson.

Williams' truck was struck by a dump truck driven by Galen Johnson, 42, of Shippensburg, Pa., according to West Virginia State Police Trooper J.L. Folk.

The truck belonged to David H. Martin Co. of Chambersburg, Pa., Folk said.

Williams and a young girl were thrown from their truck when it was hit by the dump truck, Robinson said.

The dump truck then collided with a trailerless tractor - a 1995 Peterbilt - driven by Gary Powell, 44, of Kannapolis, N.C., according to Folk.

A nursing supervisor at City Hospital in Martinsburg said that Johnson was treated and released, but the other two drivers were not treated there.

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