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Police log for 6/6

June 06, 2002

Youths damage door while collecting money


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three youths who said they were collecting money for a charity damaged a homeowner's door Tuesday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Three male juveniles were going door-to-door at around 7:15 p.m. when they stopped at 1623 Sugarbush Lane, police said.

A 13-year-old inside the house looked out a window and saw the three fussing over a bag they had the money in. Police said one pushed another, causing him to fall into Reuben Moore's front door and cause extensive damage.

The three fled the scene, police said.

Two of the juveniles wore T-shirts that said "Fox" and had a picture of a fox on them.




Allegheny: Lightning caused power outage


Lightning struck a sub-transmission line in the Williamsport area Tuesday night, causing a brief power outage that affected Hagerstown, the towns of Williamsport and Clear Spring and parts of Waynesboro, Pa.

"An employee saw it hit," said Tara Curtis, spokeswoman for Allegheny Power.

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That one lightning hit came at 9:20 p.m. and caused the 4 to 5 second outage, Curtis said. Power was quickly restored but traffic lights were blinking for some time and burglar and fire alarms were set off by the outage.




W.Va. man faces counterfeit charges


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town man was arrested on a counterfeit money charge Wednesday stemming from an incident at a local 7-Eleven store, said police.

Jason Lee Gray, 27, of Route 2, Charles Town, was arraigned by Jefferson County Magistrate Bill Senseney Wednesday on a charge of uttering counterfeit money, according to court records.

On May 10, a manager of a 7-Eleven store at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Jefferson Avenue told Charles Town Police that her store had received a $20 counterfeit bill, said Detective Mark Johnston.

The bill was unusual because it consisted of two photocopied bills that had been pasted together, Johnston said.

An employee at the store said he received the bill from a person he knew as Jason, said Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

The store employee said the man had earlier shown him a possible counterfeit $50 bill, said court records.

Gray was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on $3,000 bond.

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