Police log in April 24 Morning Herald

April 23, 2001

Police log in April 24 Morning Herald

Three charged in connection with Williamsport break-in

WILLIAMSPORT - Three people were charged with breaking into a house at 10638 Peach Tree Lane Friday and assaulting people who were inside, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Deputies said Samuel Henry Dunn, 20, of 8222 Reichard Road, St. James; Josh Adam Robins, 20, of 18030 Herr Lane, Boonsboro; and Jeremy Michael Kolbfleisch, 19, of 16000 Spielman Road, Williamsport were charged following the incident.

Entry to the house was gained by forcing open a garage door, according to deputies.

One of the intruders punched Rodney Young of Williamsport in the face and mouth, fracturing his jaw, deputies said.

When Curtis Whitmore of Williamsport tried to break up the fight, he was struck on the back and arm with a baseball bat, police said.

The bat also was used to break windows on Whitmore's vehicle, police alleged.

Police said Young and Whitmore were visiting John Koogle, who lives at the house.


Dunn, Robins and Kolbfleisch were each charged with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of third-degree burglary and one count of malicious destruction of property under $500 in connection with the damage to the garage door.

Dunn and Robins were also charged with one count each of first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

Dunn also faces one count of malicious destruction of property over $500 in connection with the damage to Whitmore's vehicle, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

Police also charged Kolbfleisch with one count of fourth-degree burglary.

Two file charges against each other after incident

Two Hagerstown men filed charges against each other after a dispute on Friday involving money and a woman, Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said.

Jake Laster, 24, of 1113 Church St., Apt. 2, and Randy Overcash, 33, of 17336 Virginia Ave., Apt. 2, were each charged with second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property after filing complaints against each other with a District Court commissioner, police said.

Laster was also charged with trespassing.

Police said Overcash accused Laster of owing him rent from when they lived together. Police said Overcash was also upset that a Hagerstown woman - who he said was his girlfriend - was now living with Laster. The woman denied being Overcash's girlfriend, police said.

Overcash allegedly threw the woman's stereo out of a second-floor window, police said.

During the argument at Overcash's residence, he allegedly punched Laster, bloodying his nose, police said.

Chambersburg man faces DUI, several other charges

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was charged with driving under the influence after police found him passed out in his car at a traffic light in the borough Friday night, Chambersburg Police said.

Alan E. Rodgers, 21, of 444 S. Seventh St., was charged with driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Chambersburg Police responded to a call about an unconscious motorist in his car at South Sixth Street and Lincoln Way East.

Police found the man, who had fallen asleep or passed out, behind the wheel of his car at a red light at the intersection around 11:45 p.m.

Further investigation revealed he was intoxicated and ia small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found, police alleged.

Pa. police investigate hit-and-run accident

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident Saturday in Guilford Township.

Shannon Arrowood, 27, of Guilford Township, told police he was northbound on Mont Alto Road when he stopped his 1988 Ford Escort in order to turn left into a driveway at 11:30 p.m.

A teal-colored Saturn struck the rear of the Escort and took off when Arrowood moved his vehicle off the roadway.

Arrowood was not injured but there was moderate damage to the rear of the Escort, police said.

Anyone with information may call Trooper Ronald Herman at Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 1-717-264-3518.

Drivers escape injury in North End collision

Two drivers escaped injury in a collision at Northern Avenue and U.S. 11 Monday evening, a Washington County Sheriff's deputy said.

The accident occurred around 5 p.m., deputies said.

Sheriff's Department probes several incidents

A front-end loader was damaged at a construction site near Old Forge Road off Md. 64, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

There was no estimate of the damage, which was reported Sunday.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Someone reported seeing people shooting at road signs on the 16300 block of Wishard Road, off Md. 494, on Sunday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. No one was charged.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Two tires on a vehicle on the 16800 block of Petmar Circle, off Maugans Avenue, north of Hagerstown, were flattened Sunday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

An ice pick may have been used, police said.

Damage was estimated at $100.

Three items stolen from Ranson residence

RANSON, W.Va. - A lawn mower, a wood furnace and a kerosene heater were taken during a break-in at a Ranson house last month, according to the Ranson Police Department.

The theft occurred between March 25 and March 30 in the 300 block of East 4th Avenue, while the occupants were out of town, police said.

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