Police log in May 17 Morning Herald

May 17, 2001

Police log in May 17 Morning Herald

Worker hospitalized after getting leg stuck in tractor

WILLIAMSPORT - A Town of Williamsport employee was treated at Washington County Hospital on Wednesday after getting his leg stuck in an overturned tractor in the C&O Canal, said Williamsport Fire Chief Will Ball.

The man was mowing the hill into River Bottom Park shortly before 9 a.m., when the tractor malfunctioned and overturned into the canal, said Ball, with the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department.

The man's leg was pinned between the mower deck and the tractor, but he was above water, Ball said.

"He was very, very lucky," Ball said.

Since the man's name was unavailable, it wasn't possible to obtain his condition at the hospital or whether he'd been released.

About 5 gallons of diesel fuel and oil spilled into the canal, Ball said. Absorbents were placed in the canal to soak up the spill, which should take about 36 hours, he said. Department of Natural Resources officials will return to the canal to clear the absorbents out of the canal.

Wednesday morning fire damages Sheetz restroom

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Someone set a fire in the men's restroom at the Sheetz store on Woodsboro Pike early Wednesday, causing an undetermined amount of damage.

Firefighters were called out at 3:13 a.m.

Two charged in connection with April burglary in Pa.

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two men have been charged in connection with an April burglary in Antrim Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Michael Blubaugh, 7186 Ruritan Drive, Chambersburg, Pa., and Michael Miller, 11246 Beaninstiff Road, Greencastle, were each charged with burglary.

According to police, the charges are related to tools stolen from a garage on Brook Street in Antrim Township April 26.

Both were arraigned before District Justice Shirley Shatzer. Blubaugh was released on $3,000 bail and Miller on $10,000 bail, police said.

Junior high school student accused in bomb threat

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A junior high school student was charged with making terroristic threats and harassment by communication after a bomb threat was made at the school Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The 14-year-old male was taken into custody by the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department, police said.

Officials at J. Frank Faust Junior High School at1957 Scotland Ave. received a threat that a bomb was inside the school at 7:23 a.m. Tuesday. Students arriving for school were not allowed inside until the building was searched, police said.

Once the building was cleared, classes resumed as normal.

Deputies probe break-in, theft of stereo equipment

Just before midnight Tuesday, Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called to Building 800 on McAfee Hill Road for a report of a break-in.

Deputies discovered that someone had kicked in a door and stolen two cash boxes that contained about $500 in cash.

The victim was PenMar Corp., deputies said.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Also Tuesday, a 1988 Pontiac Firebird was broken into at 11301 Youngstoun Drive and $250 in stereo equipment was taken, deputies said.

Police seek information on pony that was killed

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - A pony was shot in the head and killed Monday or early Tuesday while it was in the owner's pasture on Hill Road in Fulton County.

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are asking anyone with information about this incident, which is being investigated as a cruelty to animals case, to come forward.

The police number is 1-717-485-3131.

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