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Police log for 8/29

August 29, 2002

Teen injured in Pa. car accident



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A teenager suffered minor injuries when he lost control of his car and it struck a mailbox and a pole Tuesday night, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Timothy Ulrich, 17, of the 6800 block of Furnace Road, Waynesboro, Pa., was driving a 1990 Ford Probe east on Social Island Road near Staler Road when he lost control and the car struck a mailbox, police said.

The car continued in a southeast direction until it struck a utility pole during the 9 p.m. accident, police said.

Ulrich was later taken to Chambersburg Hospital where he was treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

A passenger in the vehicle, Codi Horst, 17, of the 7800 block of Oak Drive, Waynesboro, was not injured, police said.




Garden tractor stolen from Pa. business



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A tractor was stolen from a Hamilton Township business Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police said.

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The Kubota Garden Tractor was taken from Stouffer Brothers Inc. at 1066 Lincoln Way West, police said.

The tractor is valued at $8,080.




Soda machine damage estimated at $1,500



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating damage to a soda machine in Greene Township over the weekend.

Someone caused about $1,500 damage to a Pepsi machine at 1424 Doran Drive between 4 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161 and reference case H3-127827.




Vacant Fort Ritchie apartments damaged



Several crimes were reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday.

  • Eight unoccupied apartments in the 400 block of Reckord Avenue at the former Fort Ritchie Army base were broken into with $600 damage done. A window was damaged in one apartment, while at the others, porch lights were damaged and air conditioners unplugged.

  • A mailbox and homemade sign in the 12700 block of Spickler Road had $50 damage.

  • Two soda machines at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown were broken into, causing $1,500 in damage. About $400 was taken.

  • A Pioneer compact disc player and a correctional officer's duty belt were stolen from a 1986 Honda Accord in the 17500 block of Virginia Avenue. The items were valued at $160.

  • A window was shot out at Burkholder's floor covering store, 13412 Pennsylvania Ave., causing $1,000 in damage.

  • A green 10-speed boy's bicycle and various tools were stolen from a garage that was broken into in the 17500 block of Virginia Avenue. The items were valued at $250.





Teenage boy robs woman after work



FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick woman was robbed Tuesday night after she left work at the Cracker Barrel restaurant and found a teenager with a knife in her car, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was leaving work at the 7408 Shockley Drive restaurant at around 10 p.m. when she discovered she had left her Pontiac Grand Prix unlocked, police said.

When she opened a back door to put her belongings inside, she found a teenage boy lying on the back seat with a pocket knife in one hand, police said.

The boy grabbed her tip money from her hand and ran out of the car, police said.

Besides the approximately $50 in tips, medication tablets were stolen from the car, police said.

The woman was not injured, police said.

The boy ran toward the Interstate 270 area and the water treatment plant on Shockley Drive, police said, but could not be found.

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