Malfunctioning furnace fills duplex with smoke
A furnace malfunction filled a Hagerstown duplex with smoke and prompted neighbors to call for help Monday afternoon, firefighters said.
Firefighters called to 25 N. Locust St. at around 3 p.m found a faulty furnace was the source of the smoke and quickly shut it down, said Battalion Chief Richard Hopkins.
He said no one was home at the time.
Firefighters ventilated the building with fans.
Hopkins said the house was without heat afterward.
Cash taken from back room of Jefferson restaurant
RANSON, W.Va. - At least $7,500 in cash was stolen from Boss's Restaurant on Mildred Street between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Ranson Police Department.
The money was taken from a back room of the restaurant, police said. About six gray poker machines were broken into as well, police said.
W.Va. search warrants net vehicles, drug-related items
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sheriff's deputies from Berkeley and Morgan counties executed three search warrants Friday as the result of a two-month investigation into multiple larcenies, burglaries and breaking and entering incidents in the two counties and Maryland, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
Some all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles were recovered in the searches, as well as controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, the department alleged.
Nancy Lee Jones, 37, of Potomac Park Estates in Berkeley County, was charged with possession of marijuana as a result of one of the warrants.
Police said they were trying to find the owners of a green Honda Recon, Polaris Trail Boss and Kawasaki KAVS 400 recovered as a result of the searches.
The search warrants also covered Nestle's Quarry Road in Berkeley County and Pious Ridge Road in Morgan County, said Cpl. Gary Harmison, lead investigator.
Police say anyone who thinks the vehicles might belong to them or who has information about the incidents may contact Harmison at 304-267-7000.
Pa. police investigating attempted burglary at store
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for information leading to an arrest in the attempted burglary of a Greencastle hardware store Monday morning.
The front door of True Value Hardware at 785 S. Washington St. was broken out at around 1:45 a.m. but nothing was taken, police said.
A red and white Chevrolet S-10 truck with a white cap was spotted in the parking lot near the door shortly before the attempted break-in occurred, police said.
A white male wearing a baseball cap and baggy pants was seen standing next to the truck.
Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161 and reference case H3-1180975.
Williamsport man accused of theft at liquor store
A Williamsport man was charged with theft at a Dual Highway liquor store Saturday, Maryland State Police said.
Edward Louis Foley, 24, of Frederick Street, was charged after an employee of the Liquor Locker called state police to report someone had taken an 18-pack of beer, police said.
Chambersburg resident faces drug-related charges
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man faces drug-related charges after in connection with the sale of heroin Friday, Chambersburg Police said.
Tyler M. Shaffer, 18, of 511 Nottingham Drive, was charged with delivery and possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to Franklin County Prison, police said.
A vial of heroin was sold for $50 to a "cooperating individual" at his home at 10 p.m. Friday, police alleged.
The charges are the result of a joint investigation between the Chambersburg Police Department's Crime Impact Team and the Franklin County Drug Task Force.
Hunting equipment taken from vehicle in Cascade
CASCADE - Hunting equipment was stolen from a vehicle parked at a home on Pennersville Road over the weekend, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said Monday.
Deputies said someone entered the vehicle between 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, taking a Merlin compound hunting bow, 12 Easton hunting arrows, a Grandy scope, one custom Pro-Lite Sight, a pair of binoculars and other hunting equipment valued at $2,900.
Anyone with information about the theft may call deputies at 301-791-3020.