Police log for 6/6

June 06, 2003

911 system experiences glitch due to phone problems

Washington County's 911 system was not accessible by some land-line phones for about 15 minutes Thursday afternoon due to a phone company problem, 911 dispatchers said.

The 911 lines still were accessible by cell phone, dispatchers said.

Dispatchers said they were not sure how widespread the problem was and were not aware of any emergencies that were missed during the glitch, which occurred at about 6:30 p.m.

Verizon could not be reached for comment Thursday night.

Man charged in connection with January armed robbery

A Hedgesville, W.Va., man faces charges in connection with a January armed robbery in Williamsport, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Wilbur Patton Crampton, 32, of 574 Back Creek Valley Road in Hedgesville, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, felony theft, and carrying a concealed weapon, Deputy 1st Class Christopher Weaver said.


Crampton was being held in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on unrelated charges.

The charges stem from a robbery at Byers Market at 18 N. Conococheague St. in Williamsport at about 7 p.m. on Jan 11. The robber displayed a gun and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Crampton was being held on $250,000 bond on the Washington County charges and an additional $160,000 on Frederick County charges.

Boys arrested Wednesday face drug-related charges

Two boys who were arrested Wednesday at North Hagerstown High School face drug charges, Hagerstown City Police reports said.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with drug possession and drug distribution. A 14-year-old boy was charged with possession of marijuana.

Further information was not immediately available.

Damage to School Board van leads to charges for teen

SMITHSBURG - A 14-year-old Smithsburg boy was charged with throwing a rock through the windshield of a food services van parked at Smithsburg High School, Smithsburg Police said.

After a seven-week investigation into the incident, police charged the boy with juvenile delinquency by malicious destruction of property over $500, police said.

It cost $1,025 to repair the 2001 Ford van, which belongs to the Washington County Board of Education, police said.

The boy was released to the custody of his parents pending action by the Department of Juvenile Services.

Two motorists injured in Greene Township accident

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two motorists suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning in an accident at the intersection of Scotland and Sycamore Grove roads in Greene Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said the accident happened at 7:20 a.m. when a 1997 Dodge Ram driven by Justin Robinson, 22, of 5920 Cumberland Highway, ran a stop sign and struck a 1990 Subaru Loyale driven by Sandra Kendall, 60, of 863 Anthony Highway.

Storage units burglarized at Hamilton Township business

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Hamilton Township storage business was burglarized Sunday night or Monday morning.

Police said locks were removed from several sheds at LCIU Store-It in the 2700 block of Lincoln Way West. Items were stolen from sheds rented by five people, police said.

SUV, high-powered rifle among items reported stolen

A sport utility vehicle, a high-powered rifle and vending machine change were among the items reported stolen to the Washington County Sheriff's Department since Wednesday, police said.

  • A gold Jeep Cherokee with Maryland tag M549826 was reported stolen at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday from its owner's residence in the 13100 block of Goldizen Lane northwest of Hagerstown, police said.

  • A high-powered rifle was reported stolen at 2:34 p.m. Wednesday from a home in the 18800 block of Shepherdstown Pike, police said. No further information was available.

  • An unknown amount of change was reported stolen at 6:05 a.m. Thursday from a soda machine at Your Country Store at 17035 Fairview Road, police said.

Thrown concrete block damages roof of work truck

A Callas work truck was damaged when someone threw a concrete block on the truck's roof, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The 1995 Ford truck was parked at an employee's house in the 12400 block of Gateway Avenue west of Huyetts Crossroads, police said. The incident was reported at 6:57 a.m. Thursday.

A damage estimate was not available.

Man is seriously injured when SUV crashes on U.S. 15

LEWISTOWN, Md. - A sport utility vehicle carrying an Adamstown, Md., family to a graduation ceremony crashed Thursday, seriously injuring the driver and his 72-year-old mother, Maryland State Police said.

Clay Riffle, 42, was northbound on U.S. 15 north of Angleberger Road when he experienced a medical emergency and lost control of his 2000 Ford Excursion, police said.

The vehicle swerved into the median and onto the right shoulder before it left the right side of the road and overturned several times, police said.

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