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Police log 12/7

December 07, 2000

Police log 12/7



Police still seeking driver involved in Tuesday crash


A pickup truck driver fled after a Tuesday night head-on crash on U.S. 40 during an apparent drag race, Maryland State Police said Wednesday.

Steven Jennings Harvey, 29, of 213 Bentley Court, was the operator of a 2000 Chevrolet pickup that was westbound on U.S. 40 near Crossfield Road at 8:30 p.m., police said.

Witnesses told police he was speeding, passing traffic on the right shoulder and participating in a racing contest with the other pickup truck, which was passing vehicles on the left.

When Harvey passed a vehicle on the left, he drove into the path of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am operated by Christopher Anthony Smith, 19, of Myersville, Md., police said.

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At that point, the other pickup in the race left the scene, police said,

Taken to Washington County Hospital were Harvey, Smith, Harvey's passenger, Jason Kelly Ball, 22, of 1825A Abbey Lane, Hagerstown, and a 16-year-old boy in Smith's car.

Smith's condition was listed as serious Wednesday evening, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Harvey was in fair condition.

Ball was treated and released. The condition of the teenager in Smith's car was unavailable.

Trooper 1st Class John Sexton said seat belts and shoulder harnesses were in use, as well as airbags, which inflated.

Witnesses who might be able to help track down the second pickup involved in the race may contact the state police at 301-739-2101.

Second armed robbery reported in Frederick


FREDERICK, Md. - For the second time in two days, an armed robbery has been reported in Frederick.

At 1:23 p.m. Tuesday, employees at Sally Beauty Supply in West Ridge Square were approached by the man who pulled a gun and took money from the cash drawer.

The robber escaped in a silver 1990 Honda Civic, Maryland tags 419 ATD, police said. The vehicle had been stolen Nov. 30 from the parking lot at Frederick High School.

On Monday evening, two men robbed a 17-year-old male employee at Hoyt's Cinema 10 in the Fredericktowne Mall, by luring him into the men's room at 8:13 p.m. and taking cash from him.

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.

"His description is similar to the one from the Tuesday afternoon robbery," said Lt. Thomas Chase Wednesday.

The second robber Monday 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.

Pa. juvenile apprehended after leading police on chase


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A juvenile caught urinating in a store parking lot led police on a chase through Guilford Township, Pa., Tuesday morning before he was apprehended, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police observed the 17-year-old male from Chambersburg urinating beside his station wagon in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1730 Lincoln Way East, at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

As two state troopers approached, the juvenile entered his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene, ignoring the lights and the siren of the patrol car, police alleged.

The troopers followed the youth east on Pa. 30 until he turned north and came to a stop on Ragged Edge Road. The juvenile began backing up, intentionally ramming the patrol vehicle, police alleged.

He then drove north on Raged Edge Road until stopping at Farm Lane where he again put his car in reverse and rammed the patrol vehicle, police said.

The juvenile was taken into custody and taken to Chambersburg Hospital, where he was treated for injuries sustained as a result of the intentional ramming.

The two troopers were not injured.

Police filed a petition with Franklin County Juvenile Probation charging the juvenile with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, fleeing, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Mercersburg man held on pair of drug charges


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police picked up a man Friday night who was wanted by the Franklin County Drug Task Force on two outstanding warrants, according to a statement from the Franklin County District Attorney's Office.

Michael Starliper, 21, of 7482 Dusty Road, Mercersburg, Pa., was charged with two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance on Nov. 15 by the task force.

Starliper was arraigned before District Justice Larry Meminger and placed in Franklin County Prison where he remained Wednesday night on $25,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday before District Justice David Hawbaker in Mercersburg.

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