Police log 8/17

August 17, 2002

Firefighters battle fire in downtown Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro, Leitersburg and New Franklin firefighters were trying to extinguish a house fire in downtown Waynesboro late Friday night, according to Franklin County Emergency Services.

The 911 call around 10 p.m. reported smoke in the attic at 14 N. Potomac St., a 911 dispatcher said.

Seven fire companies were called to the scene, but only three were still being held there as of 10:45 p.m., according to 911.

No one was transported to the hospital, according to 911.

Units also were called from Smithsburg, Greencastle, Pa., Mont Alto, Pa., and Site R.

One injured in head-on collision near bridge

LEITERSBURG - One person was taken by ambulance to Waynesboro Hospital after a head-on collision around 6 p.m. Friday that briefly closed a one-lane bridge on Leiters Mill Road, Maryland State Police said.

The person had a minor injury, police said.

The bridge is just off Leitersburg Pike.


No further details were available.

Police say missing girl has been found

A 15-year-old girl reported missing earlier this week has been found, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Kimberly Sue Hopkins had last been seen leaving her Tanglewood Court home in Hagerstown on Monday night, police reported.

Details were not available concerning where or when Hopkins was found.

Suspected marijuana found in search of home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two Greencastle residents were charged with possession of a controlled substance this week after police found a small amount of suspected marijuana, a set of scales, smoking devices and plastic bags with suspected marijuana residue in their home Wednesday, police said.

Mark B. and Kathy Kyler, of 162 N. Carlisle St., also were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. She was charged via summons, police said.

Mark Kyler was released on $3,000 bond, police said.

The search warrant for their home was the result of a joint investigation by the Franklin County Drug Task Force and Greencastle Borough Police. Waynesboro Borough Police assisted.

Motorcyclist charged with negligent driving

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick man was charged with negligent driving Friday after his motorcycle hit the side of a home, destroying an air conditioner, according to the Frederick Police Department.

The driver of the Kawaski Katana motorcycle stopped at a stop sign at Wheyfield Way and Wheyfield Drive, but lost control as he left the intersection, police said.

The motorcycle went between two homes before striking the side of a home in the 1700 block of Wheyfield Drive around 1:30 p.m., police said. A city housing inspector checked the damaged wall and cleared the home for occupancy, police said.

Roderic Lanier Simmons, 29, also was charged with operating a motorcycle without a proper license class and operating an uninsured motor vehicle, police said.

Simmons was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

Police warn citizens of driveway sealant scam

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Police are warning citizens of a scam in which three men tried to get a senior citizen to pay for work she didn't want done.

Three men in a light-colored pickup approached an 82-year-old woman at her home Thursday and asked to seal her driveway, police said.

When she declined and went inside, they put a substance on her driveway, police said. Then they asked for money, police said.

Anyone with a similar experience is asked to call Frederick Police Sgt. Andy Dewese at 301-624-1202 or the Communication Division at 301-694-2100.

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