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Police log 8/14

August 14, 2002

Businesses vandalized on Wayne Avenue



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police were investigating two incidents of criminal mischief at Wayne Avenue businesses last weekend.

Between 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday, someone shot a hole through the front window of Route 5 Gifts at 380 Wayne Ave., with a BB gun or slingshot, police said.

During the same time period, someone propelled a small object through the front door of Bob's Bicycle Shop at 603 Wayne Ave., damaging the plate glass on the door, police said.

Anyone with information can call Chambersburg Police at 717-264-4131.




Police looking for man charged in break-in



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are looking for a man charged in a warrant with a July break-in at a Martinsburg restaurant in which several boxes of steak sub meat and change from video game machines was taken.

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A warrant was issued charging Shawn Jerome Nicely, 25, with felony breaking and entering.

Nicely is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 220 pounds. He has no fixed address, police said.

He is accused of breaking into Ramon's Pizza & Sub Shop on Winchester Avenue through a ground-level window early on July 12, said Detective Sgt. George Swartwood of the Martinsburg Police Department.

Nicely called police Monday night, asking why officers were searching for him, Swartwood said. Although Nicely told police he was in Tennessee, the call was made from a pay phone in Martinsburg, Swartood said. Police drove to the phone but Nicely had left, he said.

Police believe Nicely is still in the area. Anyone with information may call 304-264-2100.




Man accused of rape wanted by city police



Hagerstown City Police were on the lookout for Carlton Walker, who is wanted on a rape charge.

Walker, 20, is 5 feet 4 inches tall, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, police said.

In addition to one count of second-degree rape, Walker also is wanted on one count of fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault in a warrant issued Monday, police said.

A Washington County Circuit Court bench warrant for failure to appear on June 26 is also on file for Walker.

Anyone with information on Walker's whereabouts may call police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.




Four people injured in three-vehicle crash



Four people were injured, one of them seriously, in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday evening in the 22500 block of Jefferson Boulevard, Maryland State Police said.

The 6 p.m. accident occurred in the eastbound lane when a 2000 Ford Ranger driven by Carl Lee Spessard ran into the rear of a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier that was stopping to make a turn into a fruit stand parking lot, Trooper 1st Class Scott Bare said.

Spessard, 21, of Old Catoctin Road, Smithsburg, was taken to Washington County Hospital, where he was treated and released, hospital officials said.

The driver of the Cavalier, Alethea Marie Lochner, 45, of Ritchie Road, Cascade, was being assessed in the hospital emergency room late Tuesday, hospital officials said.

The third vehicle involved in the accident was a westbound 2001 Hyundai Accent driven by Justin Manahan, 18, of Manahan Road, Sabillasville. Bare said the Hyundai was hit when the Lochner vehicle was propelled into the westbound lane.

Manahan, who was driving on his learner's permit, was treated at the hospital and released. His 42-year-old father, who was in the front passenger seat, had head injuries in the accident and was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by state police medevac helicopter.

Barney Leroy Manahan's condition was serious Tuesday night, hospital officials in Baltimore said.




Identity of teen who drowned released



FREDERICK, Md. - A 16-year-old girl who drowned in a swimming pool in the 4700 block of Araby Church Road Monday evening has been identified as Malorie Hupp, according to Cpl. John Keyser of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Police said the teenager was swimming in the pool at around 9:53 p.m. when she went under water and began flailing her arms.

One of the other swimmers pulled her head out of the water, police said.

The other swimmers pulled her out of the water and said that she appeared to have stopped breathing. Witnesses began CPR and called 911, police said.

The Shookstown Road girl was pronounced dead at Frederick Memorial Hospital, police said.




Vandals break hundreds of windows at school



Vandals broke between 200 to 250 window panes at Bester Elementary School on South Potomac Street late Monday or early Tuesday, causing $20,000 in damages, said Carol Mowen, public information officer for Washington County Public Schools.

Dennis McGee, director of facilities management, filed a police report and met Tuesday with a contractor, who has begun repairs, Mowen said.

The broken windows are being boarded up as the repair process gets under way.

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