Police log for 2/1

February 01, 2002

Police log for 2/1

SMITHSBURG - A Sony PlayStation II and a video game, valued at $350, were taken from an apartment at 58 W. Water St. between 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Thursday, said Smithsburg Police Chief Michael Potter.

The home was entered by prying open a locked door. Once inside, the thieves went to the bedroom and took the items. Nothing else was disturbed.

Anyone with information about the crime or who may have seen suspicious people in the area may call either the Smithsburg Police at 301-824-3500 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

CLEAR SPRING - A five-vehicle accident on U.S. 40 at the Conococheague Grocery Store Thursday resulted in three minor injuries, said Maryland State Police who responded to the 6:49 a.m. wreck.


A Chevrolet Lumina driven by Madalyn Huston, 69, of Hagerstown, had slowed to make a left turn into the store when her vehicle was struck from behind by a westbound Dodge Neon driven by Michael Bishop, 20, of Hancock, police said.

Hutson's vehicle was pushed into the eastbound lane where it hit a Ford pickup driven by Kevin Yost, 28, of Clear Spring. Yost's truck then ran off the road and hit a Buick Century parked in the driveway of 14859 National Pike, police said.

The fifth vehicle was a Chevrolet pickup driven by David Lady, 42, of Clear Spring, who was unable to avoid the Neon which was stopped in the westbound lane.

Hutson, Yost and a passenger in the Neon, were taken to Washington County Hospital for what police described as minor injuries.

Trooper 1st Class P.A. Martin is continuing his investigation.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A three-car collision Wednesday sent a Maryland woman to the hospital with minor injuries, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Stanley R. Brown, 74, of Chambersburg, was stopped on Wiles Road at New Franklin Road at around 3:30 p.m. and pulled into the path of 1997 Ford pickup truck westbound on New Franklin Road, police alleged.

The collision sent the truck, driven by Kevin Oberholser, 26, of Chambersburg, into the eastbound lanes where it hit a 1999 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Vicki Ginsburg, 51, of Frederick, Md., police said.

The impact forced the Tracker off the road, causing it to roll on its passenger side, police said.

Ginsburg was treated at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

Brown, his passenger Mildred Brown, 70, and Oberholser were not injured, police said.

Police cited Brown for failing to yield the right of way.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police filed charges against four J. Frank Faust Junior High School students this week.

On Monday, police charged a male student with harassment after another student was struck in the face.

Also Monday morning, police charged two students with disorderly conduct in connection with a fight in the cafeteria on Jan. 25.

A female student was charged with harassment Tuesday morning after a probation officer was struck with a door, police said.

All incidents reportedly took place at the junior high school at1457 Scotland Ave.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A car parked outside Chambersburg Area High School was broken into Tuesday evening, Chambersburg Police said.

A 17-year-old male from Roxbury, Pa., told police his 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse was parked in the school parking lot at 511 S. Sixth St. between 8:10 and 9:15 p.m.

During that time, someone entered the vehicle and removed a checkbook, driver's license, $30 and a face plate from the car stereo and compact disc player, police said.

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