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Police log for 10/23

October 23, 2002

Oily material causes shutdown of street lane



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro police closed off the westbound lane of the 100 block of West Main Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after an unidentified truck left a block-long strip of oily material, believed to be home heating oil, on the roadway.

Borough Fire Chief Dale Fishack called in borough street crews to lay sand over the substance to keep vehicles from skidding on the slippery substance.

Police were looking for the vehicle, believed to be a leaking heating oil delivery truck, authorities said.




Motorcyclist injured after hitting deer



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A motorcyclist was injured Sunday when his motorcycle hit a deer, Pennsylvania State Police said.

David E. Johnson, 42, of Estancia, N.M., was eastbound on U.S. 30 in Peters Township and passing another vehicle in the passing zone when a deer entered the highway's westbound lane in front of the motorcycle, police said.

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The driver was unable to avoid striking the deer, police said.

Johnson, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., by Life Lion medical helicopter, police said.

He was released Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.




Two suffer injuries in Interstate 81 crash



SCOTLAND, Pa. - Two people suffered minor injuries Monday when their vehicle ran off Interstate 81 and struck a tree, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The southbound Honda Accord traveled from the right lane of the highway off the roadway onto the shoulder, back into the right lane and off the road a second time at 3:30 p.m. and continued down an embankment near mile marker 22 and struck a tree, police said.

Driver Eleanor Fuller, 77, and passenger John Broton, 75, both of Liverpool, N.Y., were treated at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital for minor injuries, police said.




W.Va. man sentenced on drug charges



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Charles Town, W.Va., man was sentenced Monday to three years and five months in prison on two drug charges, said U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston of the Northern District of West Virginia.

Chad Hough, 28, of 120 General Rogers Road, will be on probation for three years once released, Johnston said.

Hough entered guilty pleas before Judge Craig Broadwater in June to one count each of possession with intent to distribute amphetamines and Ecstasy from his residence in September 2000.

The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.




Tractor-trailers bump vehicles on I-81



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two tractor-trailers bumped other vehicles on Interstate 81 Tuesday night in Berkeley County, W.Va., and did not stop, dispatchers said.

In one of the hit-and-run incidents, a tractor-trailer hit another tractor-trailer. In the second accident, a tractor-trailer bumped into a pickup truck, dispatchers said.

The accidents did not cause major damage to the vehicles, dispatchers said.

Both hit-and-runs occurred in the northbound lanes around construction areas, dispatchers said.

One occurred at 7:52 p.m. at the 16-mile marker and the second occurred at 8:09 p.m. at the 13-mile marker, dispatchers said.

West Virginia State Police did not have additional details about the accidents.

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