cop log for 12/26

December 26, 2000

Police log for 12/27

Stereo equipment stolen from car

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Several pieces of electronic equipment were taken from a Mercersburg man's car Sunday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Ralph Hawbaker told police his car was parked on Bino Road, about a half-mile east of Pa. 416, when someone smashed the front and rear windows of his car shortly after midnight.

A Pioneer super tuner 45 x 4 stereo, a Pyramid 500 watt stereo amplifier, a Rockford punch XLC 10-inch stereo speaker and a Pioneer 350 watt 10 inch speaker were taken, police said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161 and reference case H3-1168336.

Man charged for attempt to flee

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man wanted by the Pennsylvania parole board tried to flee Chambersburg Police Thursday morning when they attempted to pick him up on an outstanding warrant, police allege.


Timothy Sanders, 24, of no fixed address, was charged with escape and resisting arrest, according to police.

Chambersburg Police officers spotted a man around 1:14 a.m. Thursday on Pine Court near Cedar Street that they believed to be wanted by the Pennsylvania State Parole Board, police said.

An officer approached the man and advised he had an arrest warrant. The man ran and Chambersburg Police units were involved in a lengthy foot chase, police alleged.

Sanders was taken into custody and committed to Franklin County Prison.

Charges had been filed with District Justice Gary Carter and Sanders remained in jail Tuesday night.

Man charged for hit-and-run

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Hagerstown man was charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident Sunday after a witness followed him and flagged him down when he left the accident scene, Chambersburg Police alleged.

Jeffrey F. Sellers, 43, of 1324 Cedar Wood Drive, Hagerstown, was charged with a hit and run accident, a red light violation and careless driving, police said.

The accident happened at the intersection of South Main Street and Orchard Drive at midnight, police said.

A man was driving south on Main Street when his car struck a van driven by Micah Slothour of Chambersburg, who was stopped to make a left turn on Orchard Drive, police said.

A witness followed the first car on South Main Street and flagged him down about a mile away, police said.

Neither man was injured in the accident.

Business evacuated after bomb threat

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg business was evacuated last week after someone wrote a bomb threat on an office wall, Chambersburg Police said.

G.S. Electric, 1051 Sheffler Drive, was evacuated at 8:45 a.m. after someone wrote a bomb threat on a wall of the building, police said.

Police did not specify the nature of the threat or where it was written.

Police searched the building and did not find anything suspicious. They were continuing the investigation.

Students charged for disorderly conduct

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police were called to two area schools on three occasions recently, Chambersburg Police report.

On Dec. 15, police were called to Chambersburg Area Middle School, 1151 McKinley St., at 7:33 a.m. after a juvenile threw firecracker poppers on a school bus while on school property, police said.

A 14-year-old male was charged with one count of disorderly conduct in connection with the incident, police said.

Last Thursday, police charged three youths with disorderly conduct at J. Frank Faust Junior High School, 1957 Scotland Ave.

In one instance, a 14-year-old was charged with one count of disorderly conduct after he shouted profanities at school personnel in front of a classroom of students, police said.

In the other incident, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old were each charged with disorderly conduct after they became engaged in a fight in the school, police said.

Woman uninjured after car overturns

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Greencastle woman escaped injury Saturday when her car rolled down an embankment, Pennsylvania State Police report.

Jessica Rae Witfield, 19, of Greencastle, Pa., was wearing her seat belt and was not injured, police report.

The accident happened around 3:10 a.m. on Pa. 16, about a half-mile west of Hill Road in Antrim Township. Witfield's westbound car traveled into the north berm and struck a guardrail, went down an embankment and overturned, police said.

Windshield cracked by snowball

A 12-year-old boy was charged Tuesday evening after a snowball was thrown at a parked vehicle, cracking its windshield, Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said the boy aimed at the car, which was parked at a gas station in the 1000 block of West Washington Street.

The juvenile was charged with malicious destruction of property and throwing missiles at a vehicle.

Ford Explorer stolen

A 1996 Ford Explorer parked on Winter Street was stolen Tuesday, Hagerstown City Police said.

The owner of the black sport utility vehicle had left the keys in the ignition, police said.

The vehicle, which has Maryland registration M430168, was last seen being driven south on Winter Street, police said.

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