Police log from March 29 Herald

March 29, 2001

Police log for March 29

Bomb threat note found on train

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - An Amtrak train on its way to Washington, D.C. from Chicago was stopped in Harpers Ferry on Wednesday after a bomb threat note was found in a bathroom on the train, police said.

The note was found when the train was about a mile from Harpers Ferry, said Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker.

The train was stopped and 145 passengers were evacuated from the train, Buracker said.

Buses from the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park were used to transport the passengers to Brunswick, Md., where they were expected to board another train, Buracker said.

Bomb sniffing dogs searched the train but found nothing, Buracker said.

Police were called to the scene at 2:41 p.m.

Pa. man charged in parking lot incident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man who tried to run down a woman in the Chambersburg Hospital parking lot Tuesday afternoon was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, Chambersburg Police said.


Scott W. Walters, 472 Elm Ave., Chambersburg, was charged following the 2:30 p.m. incident at the hospital, 112 N. Seventh St., police said.

Police received several calls reporting a man driving a van recklessly, trying to run down a woman in the hospital parking garage.

Police located the van traveling west on Lincoln Way moments later. The driver was taken into custody.

The victim, Jane Lentz Walters, of Chambersburg, was inside the hospital, unharmed, police said.

Police said they filed two counts of reckless endangerment against Scott Walters because other people in the area were also put in danger at the time of the incident.

Numerous calls from concerned citizens assisted in locating the van and driver, police said.

Three-car collision injures two men

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two men were injured in a three-car collision Tuesday morning in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The 5:50 a.m. accident on Pa. 16, just east of Hollowell Church Road, sent Richard Miller, 46, of Orbisonia, Pa., to Washington County Hospital, and David Hummer, 31, of Waynesboro, Pa., to Waynesboro Hospital.

The third driver, Gary Keefer, 31, of Waynesboro, was not injured.

The accident happened when Miller was headed east in a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier and Hummer, in a 1997 Ford Aerostar, and Keefer, in a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier, were traveling west, police said.

The eastbound car allegedly crossed the yellow lines on Pa. 16 and impacted the front end of the Ford Aerostar, police said. The eastbound Cavalier became airborne and came to a final rest north of the roadway. The Aerostar spun clockwise and impacted with the second Cavalier.

Miller was listed in fair condition Wednesday night at Washington County Hospital. Hummer was treated and released, according to a Waynesboro Hospital spokesman.

No charges have been filed, police said.

CD players stolen from three cars

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Compact disc players and compact discs were stolen from three cars this week in Shepherdstown, police said.

Two of the cars were parked along W.Va. 480 near the bridge crossing the Potomac River and one was on the west campus of Shepherd College, according to the Shepherdstown Police Department.

The thefts occurred between Monday and Tuesday about 6 a.m., police said.

Anyone with information the thefts can call Shepherdstown Police at 304-876-6036 or Shepherd College's campus police at 304-876-5202.

Tires slashed at two businesses

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County sheriff's deputies were investigating tire slashings at two businesses just outside the city limits early Tuesday.

Tires were slashed at Wright Motors and Tony's Auto Sales, neighboring businesses on North Queen Street, said Chief Deputy Kenneth LeMaster.

No estimate of the damage was available.

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