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Police log in 12/21 Morning Herald

December 21, 2000

Police log in 12/21 Morning Herald



Car, tractor-trailer collide near Pa. Turnpike entrance


FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - A tractor-trailer and a car collided on U.S. 522 near the entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike here Wednesday evening, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The collision was described as serious, although everyone involved in the crash survived, a dispatcher said.

The accident occurred about 5 p.m.

Additional details were not available at presstime.

Woman treated, released following Tuesday stabbing


A 28-year-old woman was stabbed in the thigh in a domestic dispute Tuesday in the city, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said officers were called to 69 E. Antietam St., at 11:15 a.m. for a report of a domestic dispute.

The victim told police she had been assaulted by her former boyfriend.

The woman was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.

Fayetteville man in jail after fleeing accident scene


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Fayetteville man was imprisoned on six charges after leaving the scene of an accident in downtown Chambersburg Tuesday evening, Chambersburg Police report.

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Chad R. Cook, 1214 Black Gap Road, Fayetteville, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting arrest or other law enforcement, disorderly conduct, accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle, driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked and accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle, police said.

The incident began when a man struck a parked car in front of 125 W. King St. at 6 p.m. Tuesday and then fled from the scene, police said.

He then collided with an occupied vehicle on North Franklin Street. Police later located him in the 400 block of East Washington Street.

Cook was placed in Franklin County Prison and was still there Wednesday.

Chambersburg women charged with retail theft


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Chambersburg women were put in county jail after they were caught shoplifting from Wal-Mart, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Shirley Lee Thomas, 36, and Stacey Marie Barnes, 21, both of Chambersburg, were each charged with retail theft.

Two women were observed concealing merchandise and leaving the Wal-Mart, 1730 Lincoln Way East, Guilford Township, without paying at 7 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

One woman had about $125 in merchandise and the other $196 of store items in her possession when they were caught, police said.

Because both women had prior retail theft convictions, police said, they were arraigned by District Justice Larry Pentz and placed in Franklin County Prison.

Bail for Thomas was set at $5,000. Barnes' bail was set at $10,000, according to police.

Both women were still in the prison Wednesday.

Police arrest three men entering truck trailers


Three Washington County men were being held at Washington County Sheriff's Department after police observed people entering several trailers at a Hagerstown trucking company Wednesday morning.

Alexander Joseph Ringus III, 25, 15820 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, William Eugene Pompell III, 23, of 237 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown and Dorin Clayton Pompell, 18, of 237 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown were each charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree burglary and fourth-degree burglary/tools.

Deputies said Ringus was being held on $50,000 bond.

Bond information for the Pompell brothers was unavailable.

Deputies said they were conducting surveillance of the trucking company on Blake Road around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday because thefts had been reported there.

A vehicle pulled into the business parking lot and dropped off two men behind a truck trailer Wednesday morning. The vehicle then left the lot. Two men were seen entering trailers on the lot, police said.

Deputies said all three men were arrested at the parking lot.

Computer stolen from Fountaindale Elementary


Hagerstown Police are investigating the theft of a computer from Fountaindale Elementary School on Northern Avenue last month, according to Lt. Gary Spielman.

Police received a complaint about the theft Tuesday.

Spielman said the school got a shipment of computers in November and they were stored in the cafeteria. One of the computers, a Gateway model E1400 valued at $1,200, is missing, Spielman said.

Frederick resident charged in cocaine sale at complex


FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged Tuesday with selling cocaine at an apartment complex.

Frederick Police charged Carvin Solomon Jr., 31, of the 200 block of Center Street, with distribution of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and possession of cocaine.

Police said undercover drug enforcement unit officers arrested Solomon at the John Hanson Apartment Complex.

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