Police log for Oct. 17

October 16, 2000

Police log for Oct. 17

Car damaged in garage break-in

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - An unknown person broke into a Greene Township woman's garage and damaged her car before entering her home, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Someone broke into Carol Cornell's Main Street garage and scratched her car and filled the keyholes of the garage padlocks with Crazy Glue before scaling the outside of her home and cutting the screens of two upstairs windows, police said.

Police did not note if anything was stolen during the break-in.

Roxbury woman injured in wreck

ROXBURY, Pa. - A Roxbury woman sustained minor injuries when her vehicle was rear-ended on Pa. 641 Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Mildred Myers was stopped in front of 10663 Newburg Road attempting to make a left-hand turn into a driveway when C. Braden Wadel of Cristown, Pa., hit Myer's Ford with his Dodge Caravan, police said.


Myers was transported to Chambersburg Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries, police said.

Chambersburg probes Sunday fire

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Police and Fire departments are investigating a Sunday night fire they believe was deliberately set outside a downtown furniture store.

The fire department received the call for a fire on the rear loading dock of Harmon's Furniture Store, 28 N. Main St., at 8:03 p.m., said Fire Chief Allen Baldwin.

Baldwin said furniture on the loading dock was burning when the first units arrived. He said the blaze was put under control quickly and all units had left the scene within two hours.

Both agencies are investigating the fire as a possible arson, Baldwin said.

Woman injured in 3-car accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A three-car collision downtown sent one woman to an area hospital Sunday, Chambersburg Police report.

Frederick Harris was traveling westbound on W. Washington Street in a Chevrolet van at 4:30 p.m. when he ran a red light, police said.

The van hit a Subaru in which Ann Seyler was traveling north on S. Second Street, police said. The impact rolled the Suburu on its side and caused Justin Bickle, who was behind it, to swerve to avoid the collision, police said.

Bickle suffered several scrapes and Seyler was brought to Chambersburg Hospital and later flown to Hershey Medical Center where she was treated for multiple broken bones in her arms, police said.

Police investigate cash theft in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A former Taco Bell employee is accused of taking cash from restaurant deposits, Chambersburg Police report.

Heather Marie Hallett, of no fixed address, was an employee of the Taco Bell at 901 Lincoln Way East at the time of the thefts, police said.

Police said the thefts occurred Oct. 5 and 8 when the suspect took cash from the restaurant's bank deposit.

Police are searching for Hallett, who is still believed to be in the Chambersburg area.

Pumpkin thrown through windshield

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A little early for Halloween mischief, someone threw a pumpkin through the windshield of a cable company truck over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police report.

The pumpkin damaged the Comcast Cable Chevrolet utility truck between 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, police said.BB shot damages car on Virginia Ave.

Damage to a 1995 Mazda Protege was reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department on Sunday afternoon.

The car, parked in the 17100 block of Virginia Avenue, had been shot with a BB gun, police said.

W.Va. police probe road pumpkin drop

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police are looking for help in determining who threw a pumpkin from highway overpass last week, severely injuring a motorist.

The incident occurred Friday night when someone dropped a pumpkin from a bridge that carries W.Va. 9 east over the Charles Town Bypass, said West Virginia State Police Trooper E.S. Fultz.

The pumpkin struck the windshield of a car passing below on the bypass, Fultz said. The pumpkin went through the windshield and struck the driver in the face, Fultz said.

Pieces of glass also hit the man in the face, Fultz said. The driver, whom Fultz could not identify, had to undergo eye surgery as a result of the incident.

Fultz is asking that anyone who may have information about the case to contact the local state police barrack at 304-725-9779.

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