Police log for Aug. 25

August 24, 2000

Police log for Aug. 25

Purse-snatching at home reported to Pa. authorities

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An intruder snatched a woman's purse early Thursday at her home, according to Chambersburg police.

Police said Vickie Pensinger was washing dishes in the kitchen of her North Franklin Street home at 2:40 a.m. when she heard someone rattling the locked kitchen door. She yelled at the person and then left the kitchen to get her husband, police said.

While she was out of the kitchen, the intruder pushed through the screen on the kitchen door and grabbed her denim purse from a stand near the door, police said.

BB damage reported at Letterkenny Twp. home

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating damage from a BB gun to a Letterkenny Township man's home early Wednesday.


The report said the windows at the Sandy Mountain Road home of Robert Fields were shot out at about 3 a.m.

Damage was estimated at about $200, police said.

Greene Twp. business storage unit burglarized

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary discovered Tuesday at a Greene Township storage business.

The police report said the lock on a storage unit rented by Ray Myers of Fayetteville, Pa., was broken between Aug. 8 and Tuesday. A chainsaw, storage boxes, tools and camping gear worth an estimated $1,125 were stolen, police said.

$12,000 in damages result from mobile home blaze

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A fire that caused an estimated $12,000 in damage to a mobile home Wednesday afternoon started on the kitchen stove, according to a Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Co. report.

The fire at the home of Walter and Carol Coldsmith, of 1595 Coldsmith Road, was reported at 5:18 p.m., the report said. The owners were heating a pan containing cooking oil on the right front burner of the stove when they noticed smoke coming from the pan, the report said.

Carol Coldsmith removed the lid and "the cooking oil flashed," according to the report. "She tried to extinguish the fire with a container of water," but that caused the flames to spread.

After firefighters were called, it took about 10 minutes to bring the fire under control and another 30 minutes before it was completely out. Firefighters were on the scene about 90 minutes.

The report said the Coldsmiths did not have any insurance for the 12-by-55-foot mobile home or its contents.

There were no injuries to the Coldsmiths, their two children or firefighters, the report said.

Fayetteville firefighters were assisted at the scene by units from two fire companies in Shippensburg, Pa.; the Franklin Fire Co. in Chambersburg, Pa.; the Letterkenny Fire Department and the Franklin County Air Unit.

Thefts from vehicles noted by county sheriff's deputies

Thefts from vehicles were reported from all around the county Wednesday, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

- A CD player and CDs worth $700 were taken from a vehicle parked at 10621 Peachtree Lane in Williamsport.

- Thieves took a camera and a cellular telephone from a vehicle at 11030 Clinton Ave.

- A CD player worth $350 was taken from a vehicle at 19324 Burnside Bridge Road in Sharpsburg.

- Shrubs and figurines valued at $2,500 were taken from an open truck bed at F&G Designs at 19231 Longmeadow Road.

- A purse left in a parked car at River Bottom Park was stolen along with the $5 inside.

- Four tires valued at $370 were stolen from Farris Auto Service, 260 Eastern Boulevard.

Windshield shattered along Pangborn Boulevard

A driver passing under the overpass in the 500 block of Pangborn Boulevard on Wednesday night reported hearing a thump and seeing a shattered area the size of a baseball on his windshield, Hagerstown City Police said Thursday morning.

No one was in the area when the driver stopped, police said.

Hagerstown City Police reported the following activity Wednesday:

- A black and silver 20-inch Haro bicycle was found in the first block of West Wilson Boulevard.

- Speakers and an amplifier were stolen from a locked 1988 Chevrolet Camaro parked behind 842 Spruce Street. The loss was $700. Police said the driver's side lock had been pried open.

- Another vehicle in the 700 block of Spruce Street lost a stereo/CD player worth $300.

- A fanny pack containing $15 was taken from a telephone booth at Food Lion on East Wilson Boulevard on Wednesday. The owner left it on the shelf and it was gone when he returned.

- A garden flag and a chair valued at $65 were taken from the 700 block of Westwood Street.

- Stereo equipment, sodas and a CD case were taken from a vehicle in the 550 block of Summit Avenue. The loss was $1,400.

Frederick man listed fair after 3-vehicle accident

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man involved in a three-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon at Old Camp Road and Route 40 Alternate was flown to Washington County Hospital.

Edward Golobic was listed in fair condition Thursday night.

At about 1 p.m., Golobic, driving a 1987 Buick Regal, pulled onto Route 40 Alternate in front of a 1998 Dodge Ram truck driven by Harold Buchanan of Grayling, Mich., according to Maryland State Police in Frederick.

Buchanan's truck and Golobic's Buick collided, then the truck hit a 1999 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Benny Joe Deem of Parkersburg, W.Va., police said.

The Maryland State Police's aviation unit took Golobic to Washington County Hospital.

A passenger in Buchanan's truck was taken by ambulance to Frederick Memorial Hospital. The name of the passenger and the ages of all of the participants in the crash were not available at press time.

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