Police log in April 3 Morning Herald

April 03, 2001

Police log in April 3 Morning Herald

Homeowner reports bottle bombs on lawn

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two homemade bombs were thrown onto an Antrim Township lawn Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The bombs, contained in plastic soda bottles, were thrown onto the front lawn of a Grant Shook Road residence at about 9:45 p.m., police said.

No further information was available.

Youths allege man fired a gun near them

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with reckless endangerment after several juveniles were threatened with a gun Friday, Chambersburg Police said.

Clarence Coover, 74, of the 600 block of South Main Street, was charged with reckless endangerment following the 6:23 p.m. incident, police said.


According to police, a man who became irritated with three male juveniles making noise outside of his apartment went outside and fired his .38-caliber revolver into the ground as a warning shot.

Sheriff's Department seeks info on break-in

Vandals broke into a Washington County shale pit and damaged equipment, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said.

The equipment at C.W. Hetzer Shale Pit on Clear Spring Road was damaged between March 29 and April 2, deputies said. Damages were estimated at $1,500.

Anyone with information may call deputies at 301-791-3300.

Six injured in collision near freeway on-ramp

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Six people suffered minor injuries in a two-car collision Saturday afternoon, Chambersburg Police said.

Charles Clough, 202 Roxbury Road, Shippensburg, was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left, police said.

The accident happened around 12:25 p.m. when Clough turned his 1995 Buick Century across Lincoln Way East in an attempt to enter the Interstate 81 access ramp, police alleged. The Buick crossed the path of an eastbound 1995 Chevrolet Beretta.

Deborah Gaskill, 304 W. Irva Drive, Chambersburg, the driver of the Chevrolet, and her three children were treated for minor injuries or complaints of pain, police said.

Clough, and his passenger Mary Clough, were also treated for minor injuries.

Smithsburg man drops gun, shoots self in leg

SMITHSBURG - A Smithsburg-area man accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Alba Lynn Mathias, 61, was treated at Washington County Hospital and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mathias was getting a 9 mm handgun out of a sport utility vehicle at 21925 Durberry Road shortly before 8 p.m. when the gun almost fell out of the case, police said. Durberry Road is north of Smithsburg.

As Mathias grabbed the gun from the case his arm hit the steering wheel and he shot himself in the left thigh, police said.

W.Va. woman injured in single-vehicle crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A New York woman was listed in critical condition at City Hospital Monday night after a one-car accident on Interstate 81 earlier in the day.

Edna G. Kelly, 66, of Hamden, N.Y., told West Virginia State Police she believed she might have fallen asleep behind the wheel when the accident occurred just south of the Spring Mills Road exit about 2 p.m.

Kelly's 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, which was traveling north on I-81, flipped at least once in the median after the car drifted into the grassy area and struck a drain cover and an embankment, according to State Police Sgt. Deke Walker.

The right rear wheel of the vehicle broke off, Walker said. The car then struck a slight elevation in the median and flipped at least once, landing on its wheels, Walker said.

Kelly was taken to City Hospital, where she was undergoing surgery at 8:15 p.m., a hospital spokeswoman said.

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