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Police log for Aug. 31

August 30, 2000

Police log for Aug. 31



Thefts reported by sheriff's deputies


The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> A $2,000 Yamaha dirt bike was stolen from a garage in the 9600 block of Cafoxa Drive southeast of Williamsport within the last few days.

- A $200 face plate was stolen Tuesday evening off a display stereo at Rex TV and Appliances on Massey Boulevard.

- Cigarettes appeared to be the only thing missing from Funkstown Shooters after a breaking and entering was reported Wednesday morning. Someone cut the locks to break into the basement at the corner of South Antietam and Baltimore streets.

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Pa. man receives probation in arson


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man convicted of criminal attempt to commit arson with a Molotov cocktail was sentenced to eight years on probation Wednesday in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Shyrone Juray, 21, of 271 E. Liberty St., was fined $350 by Judge Douglas W. Herman and ordered to pay more than $2,000 in restitution to the victim, Hristos Lamnatos of Chambersburg, and his insurance cowmpany.

Juray had pleaded guilty to the charge on June 26, according to court records.

On Jan. 23 he had thrown a lighted malt liquor bottle filled with kerosene through the window of Lamnatos' home, but it failed to explode.

Two weeks ago, an accomplice, Brandon H. Arthur, 19, of Chambersburg, was sentenced to 18 months in the county prison for criminal conspiracy to commit arson.

The affidavit of probable cause said Arthur and Juray plotted to fire bomb Lamnatos' house after Arthur had transmission problems with a used car Arthur had purchased from him five days earlier.

Car, goods stolen from Pa. residence


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a burglary last week in which a car and other goods were stolen from an Antrim Township home.

Police say the Phillippy Road home of Thomas E. Yakicic, 47, was broken into Thursday. A 1992 Geo Metro was stolen along with guns, money, a vacuum cleaner, computer, dishes, a television and VCR.

The total value of the stolen goods, including the car, was $7,250, police said.

The report said the car was found Monday at the John Wayne Truck Plaza at Exit 3 of Interstate 81 in Antrim Township.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

Man robbed at ATM in Greene Township


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man was robbed at an automatic teller machine Saturday night in Greene Township, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said Donald Knoll, 65, of Chambersburg, Pa., was making a withdrawal from a machine at the Patriot Federal Credit Union on Philadelphia Avenue at 10 p.m. when a man approached him, took his money and fled.

The report said the man was white, about 6-feet tall and 16 to 20 years old with blonde hair.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call state police at 1-717-264-5161 and ask for Trooper David Peck.

Four hospitalized after Halfway wreck


HALFWAY - Four people were sent to Washington County Hospital after a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue Wednesday evening, according to Maryland State Police.

Police alleged that the driver of a Ford Escort going south on Virginia Avenue ran a red light at the intersection at 5 p.m.

A Dodge Infinity going south on Halfway Boulevard at the time was unable to stop and hit the passenger side of the Escort, police said.

The Infinity spun around and struck a Chevrolet pickup truck that was stopped at the light north on Virginia Avenue, police said.

Rescue crews from the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway and the Williamsport Ambulance Co. treated the victims at the scene before they went to the hospital.

State Police were unable to provide the names of those involved in the accident Wednesday evening.

City accident results in man being injured


A man was taken to Washington County Hospital with minor injuries after a vehicle struck a parked car in the city Wednesday evening.

Police said the driver of a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck hit a van parked near Park Circle Auto Repair around 10 p.m.

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