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Police log for Aug. 15

August 14, 2000

Police log for Aug. 15



Hospitalized couple listed in serious, fair


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A Orrtanna, Pa., couple remained hospitalized Monday evening after being injured in a Sunday afternoon accident on U.S. 30 in Greene Township.

John Roland Hoffman, 42, was in fair condition Monday evening, while his wife, Octavia L. Hoffman, 46, both of 295 Poplar Springs Road, Orrtanna, remained in serious condition, according to a hospital spokesman.

Pennsylvania State Police said the Adams County, Pa., couple was flown by Life Lion helicopter to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center after the two-vehicle crash.

The accident happened at 12:55 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Fayetteville's Main Street. A 1991 Ford Explorer driven by Connie Rhae Harris, 42, of 2620 Kellar Road, St. Thomas, Pa., pulled from Main Street into the path of the westbound 1990 Chrysler LeBaron driven by John Hoffman.

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Company reports weekend vandalism


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg police are investigating a weekend burglary in which a construction company was vandalized.

The report said two buildings at the E.F. Goetz Construction Corp., 700 West Loudon St., were broken into between the close of business Friday and 3:10 a.m. Sunday. Police said the buildings were entered either by breaking the windows or kicking in the doors.

Police said spray paint, fire extinguishers and grease were used to damage the insides of the buildings and other items were scattered about the interiors.

The police are asking anyone with information about the vandalism to call 1-717-264-4131, ext. 323.

Pa. man charged with making threats


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Philadelphia, Pa., man was charged with making terroristic threats after an incident in a borough man's home early Sunday morning, according to Chambersburg police.

The report said Jesse Kin, 21, was also charged with disorderly conduct in the 1:51 a.m. incident at the Garber Street home of David Robinson. Police said Robinson, 38, was awakened by a man who assaulted and threatened to kill him.

Waynesboro has 8 vehicles damaged


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro's version of a drive-by shooting left eight vehicles on six borough streets with windows damaged by BB guns over the weekend, Police Chief Ray Shultz said Monday.

"It's been a bad weekend," Shultz said. "The officers are working on it, but we don't have any suspects yet."

The incidents occurred Friday and Saturday.

The four that took place on Saturday were reported between 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The affected vehicles were parked in the 100 and 200 blocks of North Broad Street, the 400 block of Scott Avenue and the 100 block of South Church Street.

The vandalism on Sunday occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., police said.

The damaged vehicles were parked on the 200 block of West North Street, 200 block of North Grant Street, 200 block of Hawbaker Street and the 300 block of North Broad Street.

Shultz asks that anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the areas where the vandalism occurred call the Waynesboro Police Department at 717-762-2131.

Burglary probe made in Orrstown


ORRSTOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary reported early Monday morning at the Country Diner, 11472 Cumberland Highway.

Police said a screen on a window was removed to gain entry and an unknown amount of cash was stolen. The burglary was reported at 1:36 a.m., according to the report.

Change taken from Pa. church


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - About $50 in change was reported stolen in a burglary at a Peters Township church, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The Upton Church of the Brethren on Lemar Road was broken into through a window sometime between 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

Man chased, caught by W.Va. authorities


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Christopher P. White, 24, 116 Fairlawn Garden, was arrested Saturday night after a chase though the city by police officers.

He was charged with kidnapping, domestic battery, destruction of property and obstructing a police officer.

Jennifer White was beaten and held against her will at her home for portions of Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, court records state. Tires were slashed on a car, police said.

Christopher White was arrested near Martin Street. He was awaiting arraignment Monday in the Eastern Regional Jail.

Frederick man held in bicycle incident


FREDERICK, Md. - A 34-year-old Frederick man was charged Sunday with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and driving with a suspended license, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Dwane David Ivey, 34, of 5768 Hannover Court, was in custody Monday, pending a bond hearing.

Police said a 15-year-old boy was bicycling in Hannover Court at about 8 p.m. Sunday when a driver attempted to hit him while he was on his bike. The boy fell off his bike, injuring his hands and knees, police said. He declined medical attention, police said.

City police respond to calls for damage


Hagerstown City Police were kept busy over the weekend responding to calls for damage and thefts involving motor vehicles.

Calls came in from the 800 block of Maryland Avenue, Glenwood Drive, the Taco Bell parking lot on the Dual Highway, 111 Elizabeth St. and 225 Jonathan St., police said.

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