Police log for Sept. 12

September 11, 2000

Police log for Sept. 12

Man arraigned on charges of DUI, state police report

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man was spotted early Monday driving erratically on Interstate 81, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report.

Police said a trooper saw the driver of a northbound 1977 Ford Thunderbird weaving from the left-hand lane to the right shoulder at 5:50 a.m.

Daniel T. Coulter, 48, of West Virginia, was arraigned before District Justice Shirley Shatzer on charges of driving under the influence.

R.I. man charged with burglary in Pennsylvania

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - A man entered a Southampton Township home Thursday and threatened a couple with a shotgun, according to Pennsylvania State Police.


Police said a man entered the McCleary Road home of Dick and Betty Kling at about 8:30 p.m. and pointed a shotgun at the couple. The man left without harming the couple or stealing anything.

Thomas V. Danserau, of Glendale, R.I., was taken into custody by the Gloucester (R.I.) Police Department on unrelated charges.

Danserau was charged with burglary, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Those charges were filed with District Justice John Weyman, the report said.

Rutter's Farm Market burglarized, trooper notes

MARION, Pa. - Rutter's Farm Market convenience store was burglarized Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the store, at 5459 Molly Pitcher Highway, was broken into at about 2:20 a.m. Police did not say what, if anything, was stolen.

Police are asking anyone with information about the burglary to call Trooper Alan Trees at 1-717-264-5161.

$10,000 in damages caused by city fire; origin probed

A Monday morning fire in the vacant half of a double house has been described as suspicious by Hagerstown Fire Marshal John Hersh.

The 12:51 a.m. blaze at 113 N. Mulberry St. caused approximately $10,000 in damage to an upstairs hallway and bedroom, Hersh said.

The other half of the double, 115 N. Mulberry St., was undamaged.

Hersh said the owner is from out of town.

County deputies investigate $300 in vandalism at home

Washington County Sheriff's deputies investigated a $300 worth of vandalism at a home under construction at 2400 Grey Rock Road Sunday evening around 6 p.m.

Also Sunday evening, deputies went to the Plaza Hotel on Underpass Way where someone had stolen a set of golf clubs from a vehicle.

Glen Burnie man charged with escape after chase

FREDERICK - Two people who escaped from the Victor Cullen Academy in Frederick County Monday morning were back in custody about eight hours later after leading police on a 100 miles an hour car chase, Maryland State Police in Frederick said Monday.

Police said Roger Picket, 18, of Glen Burnie, Md., was being held at the Frederick County Detention Center. Picket is charged with escape and felony theft. A juvenile was returned to the Victor Cullen Academy, police said.

Police said the people fled from the institution at 3:45 a.m. Authorities searched for them but were unsuccessful.

At 10 a.m. a resident of Thurmont, Md., reported to police his 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck had been stolen.

About 90 minutes later a trooper driving on Md. 97 said a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck passed him in a "no passing zone."

The trooper alleged he saw the driver make other traffic violations. He said he made eye contact with the driver and showed him his badge, but the man accelerated instead of stopping.

The officer chased the driver and the pickup truck reached speeds of 100 miles an hour while going east on Interstate 70 west of Md. 32, police said.

The driver exited onto Md. 32 and lost control of the vehicle. The driver stopped the vehicle and fled on foot as the trooper approached. A male passenger in the vehicle also fled on foot, police said.

Both were apprehended by authorities nearby, police said.

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