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February 28, 2002

Man charged after trying to buy handgun

A Boonsboro man has been charged with attempting to purchase a handgun while being the subject of a protective order, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General reported Wednesday.

Philip Alan Marshal, 37, of 19200 Betty's Avenue in Boonsboro was charged with making a false application to purchase a regulated firearm, perjury, and attempting to illegally possess a handgun by claiming on a Nov. 15 application that he was not the respondent in a protective order, according to a statement from the attorney general's office.

Marshal is accused of having been the subject of a protective order when he filed the application, according to the statement.


Driver charged with impersonating officer

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police have charged a Mercersburg man with impersonating a public servant after getting reports that he stopped motorists by flashing his headlights and using a red light.

Police alleged that during January and February the man stopped several people he knew and also some people he did not. When the people he did not know pulled over, he sped by, police said.

Firefighters battle W.Va. mountain fires

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Firefighters were battling two woods fires on North Mountain Wednesday night, said dispatchers.

Both fires covered about three acres and were in a rugged section of the mountain off Swinging Bridge Road, which is accessible off Tuscarora Pike, said dispatchers and firefighters on the scene.

Both fires were under control as of 10:30 p.m.

Some of the heavy duty trucks that were being used to get to the fire scene were parked at the entrance of Swinging Bridge Road.

Cold temperatures were causing some of the firefighting equipment to freeze, dispatchers said.

- Dave McMillion

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