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Police log 2/22 Morning Herald

February 22, 2001

Police log 2/22 Morning Herald



Police seeking three men involved in carjacking


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three men forced a Chambersburg man into his car at gunpoint, then drove him from Hagerstown to Chambersburg before he escaped Tuesday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Derrick Felder, 20, of Chambersburg, suffered minor injuries during the ordeal. He was treated and released at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

The incident began around 6 p.m. in the Hagerstown area when Felder was forced into his own vehicle and driven up Interstate 81 from the Maryland-Pennsylvania state line to Chambersburg, police said.

During the drive, Felder was punched several times and stabbed once in the leg, police said. He jumped out from the vehicle once they entered the borough, police said.

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The suspects are described as black males in their teens to early 20s, wearing dark clothing and boots, police said.

They were last seen in Felder's vehicle traveling through Chambersburg. Police later recovered the car.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 1-717-264-5161.

Chambersburg pair escapes injury after train strikes car


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman and her child were uninjured when a train struck their car at a Norfolk Southern crossing in Guilford Township Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Kendra N. Piper, 28, refused treatment for herself and her 2-year-old son, said Trooper Eric R. Campbell.

The accident happened at 8:56 a.m. where the tracks cross Kriner Road, about 100 yards east of U.S. 11, Campbell said.

The driver allegedly passed three sets of flashing lights and went onto the railroad tracks. Campbell said she noticed the approaching train at the last minute and attempted to accelerate across the tracks.

The train hit the right rear wheel of the 1992 Pontiac Passport van and spun it around clockwise over an embankment and onto its roof, Campbell said.

"The lady in the car was not paying attention and didn't see the train coming," he said.

The train, which was headed north from Hagerstown, sustained minor damage.

Piper extricated herself and her son from her severely damaged car.

"The front half of the car was all right, but the back half was gone," Campbell said. "I was finding debris a quarter-mile down the tracks."

The train operator, Arnold Perry, 51, of Gallitzin, Pa., was uninjured.

Franklin Fire Co. and Chambersburg Emergency Medical Services assisted state police and Norfolk Southern personnel, Campbell said.

Abe's Towing removed the vehicles from the scene.

Campbell said an investigation was continuing and no charges have been filed.

Pa. man suffers head injury in Chambersburg robbery


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was assaulted and his wallet stolen in a robbery outside a borough establishment Saturday, Chambersburg Police said.

Efren R. Perez was taken to Chambersburg Hospital and treated for a head injury following the 12:38 a.m. attack Saturday, police said.

Perez was assaulted outside of Rob and Dara's at 464 Hollywell Ave., police said.

Police found his wallet near the scene, but $350 was missing.

Man treated at hospitals following barroom dispute


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A barroom argument outside a Chambersburg restaurant sent one man to the hospital Saturday, Chambersburg Police said.

Michael S. Butt of 460 Wayne Ave. was taken to Chambersburg Hospital and later to Hershey Medical Center. He has since been released.

The incident happened around 1:53 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cabbage Patch, 460 Grant St., police said.

Witnesses told police he was injured in the midst of an ongoing dispute that began inside the bar.

Cash stolen from safe of vending service's truck


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cash was stolen from a vending service's truck Tuesday morning, Chambersburg Police said.

A Covenco Inc. Vending Machine Service truck was parked at 1450 Sheffler Drive in Chambersburg between 6:45 and 7 a.m. when someone broke into the truck and removed money from the safe inside the vehicle, police said.

Police said they were pursuing leads and ask anyone with information to call the Chambersburg Police Department at 717-264-4131.

Fire marshal investigating blaze that damaged vehicles


FREDERICK, Md. - The State Fire Marshal was investigating a fire that damaged two abandoned vehicles at Gambrill Park and Whiskey Spring Pond in Frederick, the marshal said.

The two vehicles appeared to have been stripped and vandalized, the fire marshal said. The fire was at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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