Police log for Aug. 9

August 08, 2000

Police log for Aug. 9

Pa. police report shooting incident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Police were investigating a shooting incident on East Land Road in Washington Township Tuesday evening.

According to 911 dispatchers, the shooting occurred at 8:10 p.m. Franklin County Coroner Jeff Conner confirmed the incident and added that no death was involved in Franklin County.

A spokesman for the Washington Township Police said the incident is under investigation and offered no other details.

Driver flees after trooper gives chase

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - A gas drive-off early Tuesday morning involved a pickup truck stolen from Mercersburg, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a white male driving a 1996 Chevy pickup pumped $10 of gas into the vehicle at the Uni-Mart, 7391 Lincoln Way West, just after midnight and drove off without paying. The report said a state police cruiser chased the truck for a short distance before the driver pulled off and fled on foot.


Police were unable to find the driver, but discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen about half an hour before the gas drive-off.

Purse stolen in city

A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Wacohu Grange Hall next to the Sheetz Store at Huyetts Crossroads Monday night while the owner was inside at a Christian concert, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The theft was reported early this morning. The purse contained credit cards and other items but no cash.

In another incident at 8 p.m. Monday, someone entered a home at 13219 Resh Road and stole $96. A neighbor saw someone around the home and called deputies.

Chambersburg notes July PD report

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County investigated 205 criminal offenses in July, according to the monthly report by Barracks Commander Lt. Thomas L. Barkdoll.

The report said troopers cleared 127 criminal cases and made 119 arrests.

On county roads there was one fatal accident, 120 traffic accidents and 22 hit-and-run accidents, according to the report. There were 115 people injured in those accidents, according to Barkdoll.

Troopers issued 869 traffic citations and 1,740 written warnings. Fifty-five people were charged with driving under the influence, police said.

Injuries reported in Pa. accident

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Chambersburg man had minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident Monday on Pa. 233 in Guilford Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Anthony Moats, 34, of Chambersburg, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital after he was hurt in the 12:45 p.m. accident.

The 1997 Saturn ran off the road and hit a tree, police said.

City probes tavern break-in

Hagerstown City Police are continuing their investigation of the Aug. 3 break-in at the South End Tavern at 807 S. Potomac St., where $831 was taken from the till.

The employee who left at 3 a.m. told police she locked all the doors. But when the first employee showed up at 6 a.m., the back door was closed but unlocked and the front door was secured with only one lock, police said.

$100,000 loss in Frederick fire

FREDERICK, Md. - A lightning strike and fire at a two-story apartment building at 6950 Lord's Court caused $100,000 damage Monday afternoon.

Deputy Chief Maryland Fire Marshal Ted Meminger said more than 50 firefighters took about 45 minutes to bring the two-alarm fire under control after it broke out at 2:55 p.m.

Smoke and water damage, as well as fire damage to the roof, led to the displacement of the occupants of four apartments. They were taken in by family or friends, Meminger said.

There were no injuries.

Chambersburg police check assault

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police are investigating an assault on a borough man Sunday night on Coldbrook Avenue.

The report said that a passing motorist spotted Larry Boley in the 1100 block of Coldbrook Avenue at 10:45 p.m.

Police said Boley was treated for injuries at Chambersburg Hospital.

There was no description of the assailant.

Chained man is recaptured in W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man chained to a desk while being charged with domestic battery Sunday escaped from police custody, but was later caught, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.

Shawn J. Nicely, 23, of Route 6, Box 300-152, was recaptured at about 7:10 p.m., police said. He was apparently free for at least 45 minutes before he was picked up on New York Avenue.

Deputy Ken Mauck of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department stated in a criminal complaint that he arrested Nicely on Johnson Street for allegedly taking his girlfriend's car without her permission.

Angela Trenary said that Nicely threatened her and took her Ford Probe, the allegation said.

According to West Virginia State Police, Nicely allegedly grabbed Trenary, pulled her from her car and threw her to the ground at about 4 a.m. at the Super 8 motel on North Queen Street.

Mauck reported that he stopped Nicely on Capitol Drive late Sunday afternoon and drove him to the sheriff's station to process the arrest.

Nicely was handcuffed to a wooden bench while the criminal complaints were typed, according to Mauck. When Mauck and another deputy were out of the room, Nicely allegedly removed the chain with cuffs from the bench and left with it, the complaint stated.

Nicely was initially charged with domestic battery, second offense, unlawfully taking of vehicle, destruction of property, petit larceny, not having insurance and not having an operator's license.

A charge of escape from custody was added later.

He is free of $7,909 bail, according to court records.

Pa. state police probe forgery case

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a forgery case involving the cashing of five checks in July.

The report said Randy Beecher of Fayetteville reported five checks were forged and cashed without his permission between July 1 and 19. The checks, all cashed in the Fayetteville area, totaled $1,040, police said.

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