Police log for Oct. 5

October 05, 2000

Police log for Oct. 5

Half a brick tossed through a window

SMITHSBURG - Half a brick was thrown through the rear window of a vehicle parked at 28 E. Water St., Smithsburg, Monday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The damage was estimated at $450.

Two hurt in U.S. 11, Craig Road wreck

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two people were taken to Washington County Hospital following a Tuesday afternoon accident at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Craig Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Michael L. Shaffer Jr. of St. Thomas, Pa., and Karen Lynette Laird, of Chambersburg, were both listed in serious condition Wednesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said the accident happened at 2:42 p.m. when Laird attempted to turn north onto U.S. 11 from Craig Road. The report alleged that Shaffer was driving south, but was using the center turn lane of U.S. 11 to pass other vehicles.


Shaffer's 1985 Ford Thunderbird struck the driver's side of Laird's 1992 Chevy Lumina, police said. A passenger in her car, Shaliqua Ivory Joy Johnson, 4, of Waynesboro, Pa., was taken to the emergency room at Washington County Hospital, but was released Tuesday.

Pa. police probe 398 cases in September

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin County investigated 398 criminal offenses in September, according to Barracks Commander Thomas L. Barkdoll's monthly report.

Police cleared 220 cases and made 195 arrests, the report said.

Troopers responded to 122 accidents in which two people were killed and 85 injured. There were another 26 hit-and-run accidents last month, the report said.

Police arrested 39 people for driving under the influence, handed out 698 traffic citations and another 616 written warnings, according to Barkdoll.

Man charged with indecent exposure

CASCADE - Washington County Sheriff's deputies charged a man with traffic violations and exposing himself in public Tuesday evening in the Cascade area.

James Calvin Black III, 32, of 210 Lamb's Gap Road, Marysville, Pa., was charged with speeding, failure to drive right of center, negligent driving, driving while intoxicated and indecent exposure.

He was released on $1,500 bond.

Police were called to the 400 block of West Reckord Avenue at 10 p.m. for a report of disorderly conduct.

Police said the tractor-trailer that Black had been driving was parked on West Reckord Avenue when they arrived.

The driver was charged with indecent exposure after police were told he had allegedly exposed himself in full view of area children.

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