Police log for Sept. 7

September 06, 2000

Police log for Sept. 7

Woman cited for Pa. crosswalk violation

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman injured when she was struck by a car Sunday night has been cited for a crosswalk violation, according to Chambersburg police.

Liza S. Shaffer, age unavailable, of 246 E. Washington St., had two broken legs in the 11 p.m. accident at the intersection of South Second and East South streets. She was flown to Hershey Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition Wednesday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Shaffer had walked into the path of a car driven by Amanda Diffenderfer, of 5513 Honey Rock Road. Diffenderfer was not hurt, police said.

632 offenses reported by state police in August

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County reported 632 criminal offenses in August, according to the monthly report by Barracks Commander Lt. Thomas L. Barkdoll.


Troopers cleared 371 crimes during the month and made 324 arrests, the report said.

There were 106 accidents in August, including 12 hit-and-run accidents. Sixty-one people were injured, the report said.

Troopers handed out 620 traffic citations, 881 written warnings and charged 39 people with driving under the influence.

Over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-4, there were 25 accidents with 18 injuries and five people were charged with driving under the influence, police said. Troopers issued 66 traffic citations, including 26 for speeding and one for a seat belt violation.

Another 13 seat belt violation warnings and five warnings for speeding were issued, police said.

Enforcement by state police on Interstate 81 was beefed up over the weekend with additional police paid for by Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort, or CARE.

Tandem drivers over turn rig on I-81 ramp near Halfway

A husband-wife trucker team escaped serious injuries Wednesday morning when their tandem rig overturned on the ramp leading from southbound Interstate 81 to westbound Halfway Boulevard, Maryland State Police said.

Doris Gail Plante, 52, of Pearcy, Ark., was at the wheel at 2:11 a.m. when the 1996 Kenworth double box tractor-trailer was diverted onto the ramp along with all other southbound traffic because of construction.

Failing to slow for the sharp turn at the top of the ramp, the rig overturned on the driver's side, police said. Trapped briefly, Doris Plante was taken to Washington County Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released.

Her husband, Stephen E. Plante, 59, was in the sleeper berth when the accident occurred. He refused medical treatment, police said.

The ramp reopened 1:30 p.m., according to police.

Girl climbs out window, flees, city police report

A 14-year-old Hagerstown girl ran away from her home Friday morning, climbing out a second-story window to gain her freedom, police said.

Shelby Schroyer was last seen at her 540 N. Mulberry St. home shortly after midnight. She was wearing blue jeans and a gray two-piece shirt.

On Sunday evening, the North Hagerstown High School student was seen at the Sheetz store on the Dual Highway. She was then wearing shorts and a T-shirt, police said.

Shelby is described as 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, 138 pounds, with brown eyes and short, brown hair.

Anyone with information about Shelby's whereabouts are asked by authorities to contact Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700.

Deputies investigate money missing from campgrounds

Washington County Sheriff's deputies investigated a number of calls Tuesday:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> About $1,000 in cash was taken by people who broke into the KOA Campgrounds on Kemps Mill Road near Williamsport Tuesday.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> A door was damaged and $300 in cash and some cigarettes were taken Tuesday from Godlove's Liquors at 906 Antietam Drive.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> A stereo was taken Tuesday from a vehicle parked at 19306 Burnside Bridge Road.

No injuries reported following accident on I-81

HALFWAY - A Washington, D. C., man was cited following a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 in Halfway Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Maryland State Police said.

Police alleged that Leroy Spigner of Washington, D.C., was driving a 1985 Ford F-150 south on I-81 when he failed to slow down in time and his pickup truck hit a 1997 Ford Explorer driven by Michael Woods of Winchester, Va.

The impact caused Woods' Explorer to spin around and hit Spigner's truck and a 1995 Ford Aerostar driven by Lillian Gehr of Uniontown, Pa., police said.

Spigner's vehicle crossed into the fast lane and was struck by a 1997 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Jan Tator of Montrose, Pa.

No one was injured.

Spigner was cited for failure to control speed to avoid a collision, police said.

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