Police log 4/30

April 30, 2001

Police log 4/30

Chambersburg man hurt in Pa. accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was hospitalized in serious condition following an accident Saturday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Mark Moran, 35, of Chambersburg, was listed in serious condition in the Trauma-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at York Hospital, York, Pa., Sunday, a hospital spokesman said.

The accident happened at 10:40 p.m. Saturday as Moran was driving a 1993 Ford Ranger north on Mt. Pleasant Road in Greene Township, police said.

His car left the roadway and struck a tree. Police did not say why the vehicle traveled off the road.

Moran was not wearing a seat belt and struck the windshield and steering wheel, police said.

He was taken to Chambersburg Hospital and later flown to York Hospital.

Fireworks caused fire at three buildings

KNOXVILLE - A Maryland State fire marshal said a child playing with fireworks caused a fire which destroyed three storage buildings on Brownsville Road Saturday evening.


Fire broke out at 20016 Brownsville Road at 6:40 p.m. when fireworks ignited nearby combustibles outside a shed.

A neighbor discovered the fire and called 911.

There were no injuries.

The fire took 30 firefighters from area companies one hour to get under control, an investigator said.

The damage was estimated at $11,000, all three buildings were a total loss, he said.

Ceiling fan blamed for Boonsboro blaze

BOONSBORO - A malfunctioning ceiling fan is being blamed for a fire to a Main Street restaurant Saturday, said an investigator with the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

Fire broke out in an second-story office above Heather B's Pub at 1 N. Main St. just before noon.

The damage was estimated at $10,000, a fire investigator said.

The fire was discovered when a waiter noticed smoke coming from the fan. It took firefighters less than five minutes to put it out.

Thirty area firefighters from Boonsboro, Sharpsburg, Funkstown, Fairplay and Middletown, Md., were at the scene.

City man robbed

A 34-year-old Hagerstown man was robbed late Saturday night while walking in the 200 block of East Antietam Street, Hagerstown police said.

Police said the man was hit on the head from behind, which caused him to fall. While on the ground, two men struck and kicked him.

During the attack, one of the men removed the victim's wristwatch. Both of the suspects then fled on foot.

The victim received minor injuries.

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