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Police log 1/29

January 29, 2001

Police log 1/29



Deputies probe burglaries


Washington County Sheriffs' deputies are investigating two recent Washington County burglaries.

Deputies said the owner of a home in the 19000 block of Jeffrey Drive went out for about two hours Friday evening and returned to find his house had been burglarized.

A person or persons entered the home by prying open the front door, deputies said.

An undetermined amount of change was taken from two bedrooms, deputies said.

Deputies are also trying find the person who broke into a home in the 11000 block of Fawnbridge Drive while the owner was on vacation from Jan. 14 to Jan. 27.

A large amount of jewelry, a microwave oven and a television were taken.

Anyone with information may call the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Cow dies when hit by car


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was not injured Saturday when she struck and killed a cow on a Guilford Township road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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Stacey Pyles, 20, was driving south on Pa. 316 in a 1999 Kia Sportage when she swerved to the left to avoid a cow. However, she did not see a second cow and struck it with the front of the car, killing it, police said.

Police said the 10:10 p.m. accident caused moderate damage to the vehicle, but Pyles was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.

Coins taken in Pennsylvania


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary in Greene Township that involved the theft of several 100-year-old coins this month.

Someone forced their way into Julia McNew's Cold Spring Road home between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Jan. 19 and removed a diamond ring, several silver dollars and half-dollar silver coins dating from the 1800s and 1900s, police said.

Assorted old coins and U.S. currency were also taken.

Anyone with information can call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-3518 and reference case H3-1172548.

Men injured in accident


FANNETTSBURG, Pa. - Two Spring Run, Pa., men were injured when their car ran off the roadway into a tree Friday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Josiah Steffen, 24, and David Bittner, 19, were transported to Chambersburg Hospital with moderate injuries, police said.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. Friday when Steffen was driving south on Pa. 75 and lost control of the car and crossed into the northbound lane and then hit a tree, police said.

Both men were treated and released from the hospital.

Mailboxes are vandalized


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the vandalism of at least six mailboxes in the Greencastle-Mercersburg area Friday night.

Between 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday vandals smashed the mailboxes with a blunt instrument and fled the area, police said.

The houses affected included 11357 and 12400 Cool Hollow Road in Greencastle, 5532 Steele Ave. in Mercersburg and 5342, 5367 and 5371 Lemar Road in Mercersburg, police said.

The mailboxes are valued between $30 and $125 each.

Anyone with information can contact Trooper Angel Garcia at 717-264-5161.

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