Police log for 3/13

March 13, 2003

Road crews find gun in I-81 sinkhole

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa . - Pennsylvania State Police were trying to determine the origin of a rusted handgun discovered by road crews in an Interstate 81 sinkhole.

Crews working on the holes near mile marker 19.5 found an inoperable and rusted handgun at around 9 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

The gun appeared to have been at the location for an extended period of time, police said.

Man grabs cash and runs from Pa. store

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A man reached into an open register at a Greencastle gas station Tuesday night and grabbed a handful of cash as the clerk rang up his candy bar, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The man entered the Texaco at 705 Buchanan Trail East and carried a candy bar to the counter. While the attendant was ringing up the sale, the man reached over the counter and grabbed an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the store on foot, police said.


The man was described as a white male between the ages of 16 and 24 with a thin build, about 5 foot 9 inches tall, with brown, straight, collar-length hair and an unshaven face. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a bright yellow ski-type parka, dark pants and tennis shoes, police said.

Anyone with information on the theft or the suspect may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161 and reference case H3-1312852.

Pa. man charged with using baton in attack

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg, Pa., man charged with attacking a woman at a Greene Township mobile home park with a baton and pointed object Tuesday was in Franklin County Prison on $15,000 bail, Pennsylvania State Police said.

According to police, the man attacked a 31-year-old Chambersburg woman with an expandable baton and pointed object, causing several puncture wounds to her head and face.

She was treated at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

The incident took place at 7:40 p.m. at the Red Bridge Mobile Home Park.

Craig D. Brownfield Jr., 34, was taken into custody at the scene and arraigned by District Justice Gary Hawbaker on one count of aggravated assault, police said.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in Franklin County Court.

Man faces charges of assault, endangerment

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town man faces assault and endangerment charges after a gun was fired inside a house on Higgs Boulevard during a dispute last Saturday, police said.

Cpl. J.E. Knott of the Charles Town Police Department responded to the house at 134 Higgs Blvd. early Saturday and saw two overturned chairs and various items scattered on the floor, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

A woman at the house said her husband got into an argument with her about a car, court records said. After the man retrieved a shotgun, a round was fired into a stairwell, court records alleged.

Richard William McIntosh Sr., 38, of 134 Higgs Blvd., was charged with domestic assault and wanton endangerment.

McIntosh was being held at the Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night on $75,000 bond.

Man faces charges following police pursuit

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was charged with a list of violations following a police pursuit Tuesday night, police said.

The incident began when West Virginia State Police were notified of a stolen vehicle that was later spotted at the intersection of U.S. 11 and W.Va. 51 in Inwood, W.Va. said Sgt. Deke Walker.

Trooper Kevin Plumer requested the assistance of other troopers before approaching the car. The car then left its location with Plumer in pursuit, Walker said.

Part of the pursuit occurred on Arden Nollville Road, Walker said. He was unsure of the other roads where the pursuit occurred.

Tire deflating devices were set up at various locations and the car ran over one of them, Walker said.

The car became disabled on Orr Drive, Walker said.

The driver got out of his car and began running but Plumer caught him, Walker said.

Jason Scott Pack, 19, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing while DUI, DUI second offense, obstructing an officer and driving while revoked for DUI, Walker said.

Assisting in the pursuit were Trooper M.M. Kingery and Willie Johnson and W.D. Christian of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, Walker said.

W.Va. man faces traffic, drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - An attempt to stop a speeding vehicle on U.S. 340 Wednesday afternoon led to the arrest of a West Virginia man on additional traffic and drug charges, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

In addition to speeding, Wilbur Patton Crampton, 32, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was charged with negligent, reckless and aggressive driving, fleeing and eluding, driving while suspended and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

The drug charges include possession of cocaine and heroin and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

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