Police log in Feb. 16 Morning Herald

February 16, 2001

Police log in Feb. 16 Morning Herald

Hagerstown police still searching for suspect

A man who police say assaulted a Hagerstown woman by hitting her with a gun was still at large Thursday evening, Hagerstown City Police said.

Officers spent the day searching for the man following the 7:24 a.m. incident at an apartment at 36 E. Washington St., police said.

As police converged on the apartment, reports came in that the man, still brandishing the handgun, had been seen heading on foot toward East Antietam Street through back alleys.

The man was described as black, tall and thin, wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt.

Meanwhile, the investigation was continuing at the apartment building, police said.

The extent of the woman's injuries was not disclosed but no ambulance was sent to the apartment.

Pa. restaurant owner faces arson, other charges

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg, Pa., said Thursday they have charged the owner of a restaurant in Fort Littleton in northern Fulton County with arson after the restaurant sustained $150,000 in damages in a Jan. 15 fire.


Kenneth E. Deshong, 59, was charged with arson and "related offenses," according to police. Deshong owns the Pleasant Valley Restaurant on U.S. 522 in Fort Littleton.

The fire started in the basement, according to investigators.

Woman injured when vehicle runs off road

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was treated at Chambersburg Hospital after her car ran off the road Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Sarah Virginia Martin, 70, was treated for chest pains caused by the seat belt, police said.

The accident happened at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday while Martin was driving west on Jackson Drive in Green Township. Her 1991 Ford Escort traveled off the road and struck a mail box and fire hydrant, police said.

Franklin County juvenile cited for curfew violation

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County juvenile was charged with a curfew violation, loitering and prowling after he led Chambersburg Police on a foot chase early Thursday morning, police said.

Police were dispatched to Sheetz at 169 Lincoln Way West at 12:45 a.m. to investigate a fight.

One person was found hiding in a shed behind a nearby residence, police said.

The 16-year-old male ran, police said. After a short foot chase, police caught him and charged him with violating the curfew, loitering and prowling at night.

The juvenile was already on probation through Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department at the time of the charges, police said.

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