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Police log in May 1 Morning Herald

May 01, 2001

Police log in May 1 Morning Herald



Girl hospitalized after being struck by vehicle


A 7-year-old Hagerstown girl was in intensive care at Washington County Hospital after being hit by a van in the 100 block of East Franklin Street Monday, a hospital spokeswoman and Hagerstown City Police said.

Police said the girl, who lives on Locust Street, was attempting to cross the street when she darted out in front of a van around 4:30 p.m.

The driver of the van was not cited, police said.

The girl's condition was unavailable Monday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Maugansville home damaged in morning fire


MAUGANSVILLE - A fire damaged a Maugansville home early Monday. There were no injuries.

Second Lt. Craig Sipes of the Maugansville Fire Company said the cause of the 2:07 a.m. fire at 18222 Shawley Drive is still under investigation. No dollar estimate of damage was available Monday.

Sipes said the blaze began around the two-story siding home's chimney, which was in operation at the time of the fire.

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"When we first arrived, we found fire beside the chimney on the left side of the house," Sipes said.

Balloon construction within the home allowed the fire to spread between walls and floors, Sipes said. Firefighters were kept busy trying to prevent any more spreading.

"The house is livable ... we put up some plastic," Sipes said.

Firefighters from Long Meadow and the Washington County Air Unit were at the scene.

A Maryland state fire marshal is expected to visit the scene this morning and determine the exact cause and damage estimate.

The one occupant was out of the house before firefighters arrived, Sipes said. But none of the smoke detectors in the house was sounding at that time, Sipes said.

Man charged after crack seized from Pa. apartment


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police seized crack cocaine with a street value of more than $2,000 from a borough apartment Friday, and charged a man with possession with intent to deliver the drug.

Jason Brothers, 26, of 246 E. Washington St., was also charged with receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Members of the Chambersburg Police Department Patrol, Detective Division and Crime Impact Team served a search warrant Friday at Brothers' second floor apartment.

Police seized about 45 grams of crack cocaine, $1,602 in cash, a stolen 45-caliber pistol and a Mitsubishi Gallant car.

Florida resident arrested after Chambersburg chase


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Police charged a Miami, Fla., man on several counts after he led them on a chase in a stolen car Friday afternoon, Chambersburg Police said.

Jayson Christopher Tyler, 30, was charged with receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment and fleeing and eluding police, police said.

Police attempted to stop the driver of the car on a traffic violation at 3:35 p.m. Friday at Main and King streets. The driver took off in the car and was finally stopped at the dead end of Heintzleman Avenue, police said.

Tyler was being held in Franklin County Prison Monday evening.

Man steals deposit money in bank parking lot


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Pizza Hut employee was robbed of the restaurant's deposit Friday night while in a bank parking lot, Chambersburg Police said.

The employee was in his car in the parking lot of F & M Trust, 831 Wayne Ave., preparing to make a bank deposit around 8:10 p.m., when a man approached him and demanded money.

Police said the man, white, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds, and wearing a dark ski mask, fled on foot with the money.

Two charged after making false report to police


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Chambersburg residents face charges after one falsely reported he was robbed outside of a borough business last month, Chambersburg Police said.

Brian W. Dile, of 1069 Lincoln Way West, Lot 5, was charged with one count each of theft, conspiracy and false reports, police said.

Tammi N. Sollenberger, of the same address, was charged with one count each of theft, conspiracy and receiving stolen property, police said.

Dile, an employee at Jiffy Lube, 1250 Orchard Drive, told police he was robbed of the store's nightly deposit at 7:33 p.m. April 17, police said.

Police saturated the area within minutes of the report, looking for the alleged robber.

After further questioning, police learned Dile took the deposit himself and gave it to Sollenberger before making the false report, police said.

Dile was in Franklin County Prison Monday evening. No information on Sollenberger was available.

Police investigating Confederate flag theft


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a Confederate flag that was replaced with an offensive homemade sign over the weekend.

John C. Simms, 26, told police someone removed his Confederate "South will rise again" flag from the front yard of his Burkett Road home.

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