Police log in May 15 Morning Herald

May 15, 2001

Police log in May 15 Morning Herald

Man holds up clerk at Amoco station

A man held up a clerk at gunpoint at the Maugans Avenue Amoco Sunday night.

The 9 p.m. incident at the 18418 Maugans Ave. business began when the man came in, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk.

No shots were fired. The amount of money taken wasn't revealed.

The man fled in an older model blue Ford Ranger with Pennsylvania tags.

The man is described as white, in his mid-20s and 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall. He was wearing a long dark trench coat, black pants and a red St. Louis Cardinals baseball hat.

Police ask that anyone with information on the robbery contact Detective Greg Alton with the Washington County Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

Deputies investigate theft from trailer

Estimating a loss of about $15,000, Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies were trying to figure out exactly what was taken Sunday night from a Craig Paving construction trailer at a building site on Robinwood Drive.

The theft was discovered Monday morning when crews arrived for work at the new development north of the Robinwood Medical Complex.

Pa. man critical after Sunday crash

SPRING RUN, Pa. - A Franklin County, Pa., man was hospitalized in critical condition following an accident that tore his car in half Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Luther Bernard Carlin, 20563 Hammond Road, Spring Run, suffered severe leg and chest injuries and was listed in critical condition at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, Pa., Monday afternoon, police and hospital officials said.

The single-vehicle accident happened at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Pa. 75, about a mile north of Richmond Road in Metal Township, police said.

Carlin was north on Pa. 75 when his vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a guard rail on the driver's side, splitting the Chevrolet Cavalier in two, police said.

Carlin was ejected from the car, police said.

Metal Township Fire and EMS personnel assisted Pennsylvania State Police at the accident site.

Chambersburg bar cited by state police

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police cited a Chambersburg bar, alleging patrons were still on the premises after the state-required closing time last week.

Police filed summary charges against Cabbage Patch, 460 Grant St., at District Justice Gary Carter's office.

The establishment was charged in the citation with for allowing patrons to remain inside after 2:30 a.m. Troopers on routine patrol noted several vehicles, which belonged to patrons inside the bar, parked outside Cabbage Patch at 3:45 a.m. May 8, police said.

Blaze breaks out in apartment building

FREDERICK, Md. - Improperly discarded smoking materials caused a fire at a three-story apartment building Monday afternoon, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

Fire broke out at 501 Prospect Blvd.. Apt. 21-B, in Frederick, just before 1 p.m., a fire investigator said.

Smoking materials that had been placed in a plastic trash container on the apartment balcony ignited, causing $1,000 in damage, an investigator said.

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