police log

November 02, 2000

Police log 11/3

Townhouse fire claims man's life

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - One man died and another suffered smoke inhalation in a townhouse fire early Thursday.

City police and deputy state fire marshals were investigating the blaze. The fire was contained to the second-floor bedroom where the unidentified dead man was found, according to Rodney Masser, deputy chief of the Independent Hose Co.

Officials said the fire broke out around 4 a.m. in the home occupied by the two men.

Two hospitalized after Md. 63 crash

Two people remained hospitalized, one in critical condition Thursday, following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday on Md. 63 at the intersection with Resh Road, according to Maryland State Police.

A 1987 Oldsmobile driven by Walter Howard Jarrett Jr., 73, of York, Pa., pulled out from Resh Road onto Md. 63 into the path of a 1993 Toyota pickup truck driven by Richard Edward Dayhoff Jr., according to Trooper First Class Kim Barnes.


Jarrett was charged with failure to yield the right of way after the 5 p.m. accident, according to Barnes.

Dayhoff, 34, of 13824 Distant View Ave., was taken to Washington County Hospital, as were Jarrett and one passenger from each vehicle.

Most seriously injured was Dorothy Mae Ebersole, 64, of York, Pa., a passenger in Jarrett's car.

Ebersole was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was listed in critical condition Thursday evening.

Jarrett was listed in fair condition at Washington County Hospital Thursday evening.

Dayhoff and his passenger, Richard Edwin Grove, 40, were both treated at the hospital and released.

Tools valued at $400 are taken from van

Tools valued at $400 were taken from a 2000 model van parked at 15604 National Pike, Washington County Sheriff's deputies were told Thursday.

VW tire slashed

A tire was slashed on a Volkswagen parked at 9720 Chapelwood Lane Wednesday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

The loss was $100.

Rig takes out light, ties up traffic

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A tractor-trailer took out a traffic light and tied up traffic for hours Wednesday when its driver failed to make a wide enough turn onto an Interstate 81 entrance ramp, Chambersburg Police said.

Bruce Weimert, of Lima, Ohio, was attempting to turn onto the I-81 southbound entrance ramp from Lincoln Way East at 10:30 a.m. when the trailer of the truck struck the traffic signal standard, police said.

The accident knocked out the controls for the light directing eastbound traffic on Lincoln Way East and I-81 southbound exiting onto Lincoln Way East, police said.

Chambersburg borough crews replaced the traffic light, but personnel had to direct traffic into the evening when the signal was fixed.

Traffic backed up a few blocks in both directions while crews removed the signal from the truck.

Northwest Ohio Towing company of Lima, Ohio, owns the 1990 Kenworth tractor-trailer, police said.

Police cited the operator for careless driving.

Go-cart stolen from township store

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A go-cart was stolen from a Guilford Township business Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Central Tractor Store told police someone drove off in a Fox GHP go-cart on display outside of the store between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said the the go-cart was driven through a nearby field to an unknown location.

Woman's purse taken in parking lot

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man in a ski mask stole a woman's purse last month while she was in the Wal-Mart parking lot, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Rosemary Bowser left the Guilford Township store at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 19 with a grocery bag and her purse tucked under her arm.

A man came up to the woman and took her purse, but he did not injure her, police said.

The man was described a white male, 5-feet, 7-inches tall and was dressed in a black and plaid shirt and a ski mask.

Pennsylvania State Police ask anyone with information to call the Chambersburg Barrack at 717-264-5161.

Police find man was wanted on warrant

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man wanted on drug charges out of Baltimore was apprehended by Martinsburg City Police Oct. 31, police said.

Police said they stopped a driver on traffic charges and he initially identified himself as Ricky Philip Roper.

He was placed in Eastern Regional Jail on related charges.

The next day his fingerprints were sent to the FBI Special Processing Center in Clarksburg, W.Va. and investigators found the prints matched those of Wayne Gregory Shelton, 31, no address available.

Police said there was an active warrant for Shelton's arrest on narcotics charges.

Shelton was being held on $35,000 bond.

Assault report made from HCC

Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called to Hagerstown Community College Thursday afternoon for a report that a woman had been assaulted.

Deputies said the woman was taken to the Washington County Hospital.

Additional information was unavailable Thursday evening.

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