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Police log 2/7

February 07, 2001

Police log for 2/7

Pa. man charged with assault following dispute



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Waynesboro, Pa., man was put in Franklin County Prison after he violated a restraining order and assaulted his estranged wife, Chambersburg Police said.

Lamont D. Johnson, 37, of 119 W. Second St., Waynesboro, was charged with simple assault and violating an order prohibiting contact with his wife, police said.

Chambersburg Police responded to a call about a domestic dispute at 265 Martina Drive at 11:05 a.m. Monday.

Lori Johnson, 24, told police she was punched, dragged down a flight of stairs and dragged back inside when she ran out of the house.

Police picked up Lamont Johnson at his job Monday and he was arraigned by District Justice Gary Carter and put in Franklin County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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He has since posted bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Family injured in accident; Man cited by authorities



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A family was injured Monday evening when another car ran a red light and crashed into their vehicle, Chambersburg Police said.

James McNew and family members Mary and Marina, all of 546 N. Franklin St., Chambersburg, were treated at Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

Nathan Runk, 80 Topaz Drive, Chambersburg, was cited for a red-light violation, police said.

The 8:33 p.m. accident at the intersection of South Second and East Queen streets occurred when Runk failed to stop at a steady red light and struck McNew's car, police said.

Runk, who was headed north in a 1993 Ford Probe on South Second Street skidded about 130 feet and came to rest in the right hand lane of travel on the road, police said.

McNew's vehicle, a 1988 Dodge Caravan, crossed the intersection while spinning 180 degrees and came to a final rest in the northeast corner of the intersection.

Runk had minor cuts and refused treatment at the scene.

Both vehicles were towed from the intersection.

Man still hospitalized after I-81 fatal wreck last week



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg man who was involved in a fatal accident on Interstate 81 last week remains hospitalized.

Lance S. Parkins, 19, 151 Sandy Circle, was still listed in critical condition at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown Tuesday night.

Pennsylvania State Police have not filed any charges against Parkins and are awaiting results to blood and urine tests.

According to police, Parkins was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-81, just north of Greencastle, Pa., around 3 p.m. Jan. 31, when he collided head-on with the Berkeley County, W.Va., Sheriff's Department cruiser.

Deputy John Lewis Burkett, 28, was killed. Deputy Joseph Miller, 58, and prisoner Gary Lynn Moser, of Waynesboro, Pa., were hospitalized for their injuries.

Miller has since been released and Moser was listed in good condition at Washington County Hospital Tuesday.

Coffee pot taken from Washington County store



BEAVER CREEK - A granite coffee pot was taken from a Washington County antique store on Jan. 18, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

The man was described as a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds.

He was wearing a brown jacket with the logo "Bear Mountain," on the back, deputies said.

He drove away in a white, late 1980s, Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with primer or black paint on both front fenders.

Anyone with information about the theft can call sheriff's deputies at 301-791-3020.

The information about the theft was released on Tuesday.

Minivan hits embankment in Interstate 70 accident



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Delaware man escaped serious injury Tuesday morning when his Plymouth minivan ran off the north berm of Interstate 70 in Fulton County and hit a rock embankment, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Kenneth A. Dobson, 42, of Wilmington, Del., lost control of his vehicle at 12:30 a.m., police said. After striking the rock, the minivan rolled onto the driver's side and came to rest on its wheels, facing south.

Dobson, who was wearing his seat belt, complained of neck and back pain, police said. He was taken to Fulton County Medical Center.

Frederick man charged with burglary by county deputies



FREDERICK, Md. - A burglary suspect was arrested Monday evening holding the tools of his trade, according to Frederick County Sheriff's deputies.

Lewis Eugene Nolan, 41, of the 6600 block of Pebble Court, was charged with numerous counts of burglary, destruction of property/scheme, theft, theft/scheme, rogue and vagabond, and marijuana possession.

Nolan was spotted inside The Way Station by officers who were responding to reports of a burglary in progress at 5:45 p.m. Monday, police alleged.

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