Police log for Dec. 11, 2000

December 10, 2000

Police log for Dec. 11, 2000

Man charged with driving violations

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Mont Alto man who was stopped for speeding last week faces additional charges, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Charges have been filed in district court against Robert Stoops, 19, who is charged with driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police stopped a man on Falling Spring Road at 2:38 a.m. Dec. 3, near Briar Lane in Guilford Township, because he was driving at a high rate of speed, police said.

Police then determined the man was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and in possession of unspecified drug paraphernalia, police said.

Information sought on traffic accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for information involving a hit-and-run accident Friday in a Chambersburg church parking lot, police said.

William Campbell, of Chambersburg, reported to police someone collided with his white 2000 Buick LeSabre sedan while it was parked in the parking lot of Spirit of Christ Church, 1985 Wenger Lane.

The accident happened between 6 and 9 p.m. Friday, police said.

Anyone with information can contact Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161 and reference case number H3-1165491.

Money taken from Pa. gas station

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Someone made off with about $100 from a Greene Township gas station last week, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A person or persons gained entry into Maxx Exxon, near Exit 8 of Interstate 81, between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5:30 a.m. Thursday, and removed $100 from the cash register, police said.

There was no sign of forced entry and police are investigating.

$500 in damages following W.Va. fire

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - About $500 damage was done to an apartment at 34 Wilson Avenue late Sunday afternoon.

Units responded to the apartment to find the fire had begun when someone left some clothing on a heater, said Capt. John Bigiarelli of the Martinsburg Fire Department. The fire had just started to burn a wall when the units arrived and put it out, he said.

No one was home at the time of the fire. No one was injured.

Man charged with stealing car

A man driving a stolen car led police on a chase Sunday afternoon and then fled on foot after nearly crashing into a tree on South Prospect St., Hagerstown City Police said.

Darren Elwood Reeder Sr., 38, of 271 S. Prospect St., was charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful taking and numerous traffic violations.

He was being held on $10,000 bond at Washington County Detention Center.

Police said Officer Susan Lamb was on patrol at 2:15 p.m. when she noticed a light blue Chevrolet Corsica that had been report stolen, being driven west on Baltimore Street.

She put on her flashing lights and when the driver noticed he sped off, police said.

She chased the driver on East and West Baltimore streets, Lee Street, Park Circle and then down South Prospect Street where he skidded to a stop after just missing a tree in the 100 block, police said.

The driver fled on foot and was apprehended on South Walnut Street, police said.

Man charged with fleeing police

A man who Maryland State Police say fled during a traffic stop in Hagerstown was being held on $10,000 bond at Washington County Detention Center Sunday evening.

Billy Joe Thurmond, 48, of 619 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown was charged with fleeing and eluding police, driving with a suspended/revoked license and with having an unregistered vehicle.

Tpr. R. Coccodrilli stopped a 1986 Ford pickup truck with West Virginia plates on North Burhan's Boulevard for an equipment violation at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

As the trooper walked toward the car the driver spun his wheels and sped off, crossing Burhan's Boulevard and Franklin Street at a high rate of speed, police said.

With Coccodrilli in pursuit, the driver turned onto Church Street and then into a dead-end alley where he was apprehended.

Coccodrilli said a check of the man's driving record showed he was driving with a suspended/revoked license.

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