Police log in 12/6 Morning Herald

December 05, 2000

Police log 12/6

Mercersburg man faces two drug charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg, Pa., man was sent to Franklin County Prison Friday on $25,000 bond following his arrest on two counts of delivery of marijuana to an undercover agent, according to the Franklin County Drug Task Force Tuesday.

Charged was Michael Starliper, 21, of 7482 Dusty Road, police said.

Two men rob Frederick movie theater employee

FREDERICK, Md. - Two men robbed a movie theater employee at gunpoint in Frederick County Tuesday evening, Frederick City Police said.

Police said a 17-year-old male employee at Hoyt's Cinema 10 in the Fredericktowne Mall was lured into the men's room by a man at 8:13 p.m. Inside the men's room, the man and his partner took a "quantity of cash," from the teenager.

The men then told the employee to open the cash register but he was unable to do so, police said.

The two men fled through a side door.


The first robber was described as a black man about 30 to 35 years old. He was about five feet, 11 inches tall and was wearing a blue baseball cap with a white "NY" logo, and a black jacket. He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

The second robber was described as a black male about 20 to 25 years old and about 5 feet, 10 inches tall. The man was wearing a black stocking cap, shirt, jacket, pants and sneakers.

Four people injured in Tuesday night crash

Four people were injured in a head-on collision on U.S. 40 near Crossfield Road around 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher.

At least three people were injured seriously, he said.

Firefighters investigate burning smell at high school

CLEAR SPRING - Clear Spring firefighters were called to investigate the odor of electrical wires burning at Clear Spring High School Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., according to the Clear Spring Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived they found a light haze in the building and an odor in the area of the gymnasium.

Firefighters said the source of the odor was a malfunction in the electrical system, which was quickly repaired.

The building was aired out and firefighters left the scene around 10:45 p.m.

Pa. woman still hospitalized following Saturday accident

MYERSVILLE, Md. - A Pennsylvania woman remained hospitalized Tuesday as a result of injuries suffered in one of two Saturday afternoon wrecks on U.S. 40 in Frederick County.

Anita Gail Snyder, 65, of Sharpsville, Pa., was flown to Washington County Hospital by Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter following the 1 p.m. accident near Harmony Road.

Snyder was listed in fair condition Tuesday evening, a hospital spokesman said.

Snyder was the passenger in a Subaru driven by Charlene Ireland of Frederick, who was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

The Subaru was involved in the first accident when a Jeep Cherokee driven by Kelly Kegarise, 21, of Maugansville, failed to stop at the Harmony Road stop sign, police said.

Kegarise was treated and released from Frederick Memorial Hospital.

A second accident involving a Dodge truck and a Chevrolet Lumina occurred when traffic slowed for the first accident, police said.

The Lumina, driven by Lynn Dodson, 39, of Boonsboro, ran into the rear of the truck, police said. She was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

Thieves take items from Resh Road garage

A crime spree on Resh Road seems to be continuing as thieves hit a garage at 13003 Resh Road Monday.

Taken were a five horsepower air compressor, power and hand tools and some fishing rods, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies. Total loss was $800.

Last week, three garages were broken into and property was taken.

Deputies investigating vandalism of automobile

Washington County Sheriff's deputies went Monday to Larstan Industries at 9317 Earley Drive, where windows had been broken out of a Plymouth parked in the lot.

The incident was reported at 4:15 p.m.

Fire departments called to Washington Twp. blaze

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington County firefighters were called to help put out a house fire in Washington Township, Pa. Tuesday evening, according to Washington County Emergency Services dispatchers.

Smithsburg and Leitersburg fire departments were dispatched to 5299 Iron Bridges Road at around 9 p.m.

Large display stolen from Chambersburg florist

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A large display was stolen from a local florist last week, Chambersburg Police said.

Caroline Leemons, owner of Lilies Flowers at 127 N. Main St., told police a large cream-colored vase filled with dried flowers was removed from the hallway of her business between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 25 and 5 p.m. Nov. 28.

The vase was 3 feet to 4 feet tall and 2 feet to 3 feet wide. A wrought-iron stand and candle holders were also taken, police said.

The items were valued at more than $400.

Anyone with information may call Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131.

Police seeking juvenile who drove off in vehicle

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were looking for a juvenile who drove off in someone else's car Monday.

The juvenile, whose name is not being released because of his age, drove off in Mark Robert Farley's 2001 blue Dodge Neon at 7 a.m. Monday, police alleged.

Farley, 35, of 345 Warmspring Road in Chambersburg, told police the youth left in the car and has not returned it.

The car has the Pennsylvania registration DPD4488.

Anyone with information may contact police at 717-264-5161.

Nissan Maxima stolen on Virginia Ave. recovered

Warming up a car proved costly Tuesday for a motorist whose 2000 gold Nissan Maxima was stolen at 7:45 a.m. from the 600 block of Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown City Police said.

The car was recovered later Tuesday, police said.

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