Police log for Oct. 24

October 23, 2000

Police log for Oct. 24

Dog blamed for two-car wreck

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A wandering dog has been blamed for a two-car collision Sunday in Guilford Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Brandon R. Hetzel, of Chambersburg, was headed south on PA 11 at 4:13 p.m. Sunday when he slowed to avoid hitting a dog in the middle of the road, police said.

When Hetzel slowed, a vehicle driven by Brent A. Crider of Chambersburg hit the Hetzel vehicle from behind, causing him to hit the dog, police said.

Erin V. Crider, a passenger in the Crider vehicle, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Police had no information on the condition of the dog.

Pumpkin tossed at man's truck in Pa.

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A pumpkin caused $800 damage to a Fayetteville man's truck over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police report.


Someone threw a pumpkin from a moving vehicle at Terry Seibert's 1984 Ford Ranger, which was parked on the south side of East Main Street near Cold Spring Road, between 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The pumpkin hit the truck behind the driver's side door and caused about $800 in damages, police said.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg Barrack at 717-264-5161.

Mailboxes damaged in two townships

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Several mailboxes throughout Greene and Guilford townships were damaged Saturday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Between 9 and 10 p.m. Saturday one or more people smashed mailboxes in the two areas and caused more than $200 damage, police said.

Fla. residents injured in wreck

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Two Florida residents passing through Franklin County, Pa., were injured Friday afternoon when their motorcycle overturned, Pennsylvania State Police said.

George Havis, 40, and Donna Wollet, 39, both of Edgewater, Fla., were northbound on Tomstown Road at 3:37 p.m. when the motorcycle hit gravel and went over onto its side, police said.

Havis and Wollet were taken to Waynesboro Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries, police said.

Newville man charged by police

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Newville, Pa., man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over for a traffic violation early Sunday morning, Chambersburg Police said.

Shane M. Ramsey, 38, of 657 Big Spring Road, was traveling in the 600 block of Lincoln Way West when police pulled him over at 12:39 a.m., police said.

Police alleged they found a pipe to smoke marijuana in the car.

Ramsey also was charged with driving with a suspended license and a traffic violation for driving without vehicle title or registration.

'Bait and switch' incident reported

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police said someone pulled a "bait and switch" at Staples and made off with a large amount of cash.

Police said the man asked a cashier at the store at 1025 Wayne Ave. to exchange larger denomination bills for smaller ones at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The man managed to divert the cashier's attention and switched the envelope with the larger bills with one filled with torn paper, police said. Upon paying for his purchases, the man said he came up short and would go out to his car for more money, leaving what the cashier thought was the envelope with the larger bills at the register, police said.

When the man failed to return, the cashier discovered he had left the torn paper and made off with the cash, police said.

Bowling bag taken from Smithsburg

SMITHSBURG - A bowling ball and bag and other items were reported stolen from a Hyundai Elantra parked outside the Food Lion at 22401 Jefferson Blvd. Sunday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Police probe tire slashings

Hagerstown Police are investigating tire slashings on four vehicles in the same neighborhood on Oct. 21 or Oct. 22.

On the 1000 block of Wayne Avenue, tires on a 1991 Toyota Camry, a 1993 Dodge and a 1992 Chevy were slashed.

A tire also was slashed on a 1993 Dodge van on the 1000 block of West Irvin Avenue.

Also over the weekend, cars on Randolph Avenue, Ridge Avenue and Manor Drive were damaged, police said.

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