Police log 10/13

October 14, 2000

Police log 10/13

Police looking for pumpkin throwers

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Anyone with information about who is throwing pumpkins off highway overpasses is asked to call West Virginia State Police's Charles Town Barrack at 1-304-725-9779.

A pumpkin thrown off W.Va. 9 onto the northbound lane of U.S. 340 last Sunday night crashed through a car windshield, seriously injuring the driver, said Trooper E.S. Fultz.

The man's face and eye were cut, Fultz said.

Thursday night, more pumpkins were thrown off the Flowing Springs overpass on U.S. 340, Fultz said.

Greencastle man injured in crash

ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., man was in serious condition Friday night at Washington County Hospital after his car crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck, police and hospital officials said.

Thomas Lanehart Jr., 19, of the 12100 block of Carol Avenue, was eastbound in the 3200 block of Buchanan Trail West at 7:35 p.m. Thursday when he crossed the center line, police said.


Lanehart's 1987 Nissan Stanza hit the driver's side of a 1989 Ford pickup driven by Wayne C. Lutz, 40, of Greencastle, police said.

Lutz, who was wearing his seat belt, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Lanehart, who was not wearing his seat belt, was flown to Washington County Hospital, police said.

Martinsburg man charged in robbery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Charles Town, W.Va., man was charged with aggravated robbery Friday after an undisclosed amount of money was stolen from a Weis Market cash register Thursday night, Martinsburg City Police reported.

Larry Leon Adair, 36, of 206 Oak St., was being held Friday night on $25,000 bond at Eastern Regional Jail, police said.

Computers, gear, firearms stolen

CLEAR SPRING - Computer equipment and firearms were among the items stolen overnight Thursday from the Blair's Valley Wildlife Management Area office building, Maryland State Police reported.

Stolen were two Gateway computers, monitors, printers, a Marlin Bolt Action .22-caliber rifle, a Pardner 20-gauge, single-shot shotgun, a 32-gauge Cap-Chur gun, a Q-Beam spotlight and two rolls of stamps, police said.

The thief or thieves forced their way in through the front window, police said. The theft occurred at the 14038 Blair's Valley Road office between 5 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Maryland State Police at 301-791-4686.

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