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Police log for 11/13

November 13, 2002

Cars collide at Pa. intersection



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two cars collided Monday evening when one ran a red light, Pennsylvania State Police said.

A 1997 Ford Contour, driven by Shawn R. Franklin, 33, of Chambersburg, went through a red light while westbound on Pa. 316, striking a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer that was pulling out from Garber Road at 5:20 p.m., police said.

Franklin refused treatment at the scene but later went to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Franklin's 4-year-old passenger was not injured.

The driver of the Blazer, Richard L. Crider, 50, of Chambersburg, was not injured, police said.




Man tries to rob Pa. restaurant



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a borough restaurant Monday night.

The man entered the carry-out store of Schoenberger's Restaurant on Lincoln Way East just before 8 p.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money, police said.

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A restaurant employee fled into the kitchen and no one was injured, police said.

The man is described as being about 6 feet tall and was wearing a black and light-colored checkered jacket with a hood, police said.




Police: Man fires gun to scare daughter's ex



A man fired a handgun several times into the air in an alley behind the 400 block of Jonathan Street Tuesday morning to scare away his daughter's ex-boyfriend, Hagerstown City Police said.

Lt. Rick Johnson said the man was worried about his daughter's safety after the ex-boyfriend allegedly broke her car window.

Police were not releasing the names of the man who fired the gun, who is in his early 50s, or the ex-boyfriend, who is in his mid-20s, Johnson said.

The man who fired the gun lives with his daughter in that area, Johnson said.

"The ex-boyfriend showed up, causing problems," Johnson said.

The ex-boyfriend ran away when the shots were fired. Police were still looking for him Tuesday night, he said.

A police K-9 unit walked through the neighborhood, including a stretch of railroad tracks at Pennsylvania Avenue and Prospect Street.

Police stopped a young man on St. Clair Street, but let him go. Police Chief Arthur Smith said he seemed to fit the description of the man who ran away from the gunshots.

Johnson said police had not filed charges against the man who fired the gun and were deciding whether to do so.

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