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Police log

July 22, 2003

Teen severely injured following Pa. crash


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - A 14-year-old was flown to Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., with severe injuries suffered in a two-car crash in the 1500 block of Mont Alto Road in Guilford Township, state police said.

The name of the injured teenager was not released by Trooper Jon Mearkle, the investigating officer.

According to Mearkle, Joshua Strode was driving northbound in a red 1990 Ford Mustang and failed to negotiate a curve. He crossed the double yellow line and hit a southbound 1993 Honda Accord driven by Lisa Willard, no age available, of Sabillasville, Md., police said.

The teenager, who was a passenger in the Mustang, had to be extricated from the vehicle, the trooper said.

According to Mearkle's report, Willard suffered moderate injuries in the crash. There was no indication in the report that she was taken to a hospital.

Officials at Chambersburg Hospital had no record of a patient with Willard's name.

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Both vehicles were towed from the scene.




City man faces rape, sex assault charges


A 21-year-old city man faces rape and assault charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault in the 400 block of Jonathan Street.

Police charged Carlton Walker, of the 1000 block of Noland Drive in Hagerstown, with second-degree rape, second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense in connection with the rape of a city woman, whose age was not listed in court records.

Records say the woman went to a friend's home, where Walker was the only person inside. The woman told police Walker pushed her down on the bed and forced her to have intercourse, according to allegations in court records.

Walker was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $300,000 bond, according to a detention center spokeswoman. Walker's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19 in District Court, records say.




Local man charged with robbery, assault


A city man faces charges stemming from a strong-arm robbery attempt earlier this month.

Police charged Anthony Aaron Henson, 41, of the first block of East Baltimore Street, with attempted robbery and second-degree assault in a July 4 incident in Henson's home, according to court records.

Records allege that Henson punched Dennis Pugh four or five times in the face and tried unsuccessfully to take about $160 in cash out of Pugh's front pants pocket.

Henson was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $250,000 bond, according to a detention center spokeswoman. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14 in District Court, records say.




Police investigating ATM machine break-in


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department and the FBI were investigating a breaking and entering of an ATM office and machine early Sunday.

Martinsburg police said authorities were investigating a break-in at the First Union Bank and Trust at the Old Courthouse Square plaza. Entry to the building was gained from a roof, police said.

Police did not specify how much money was taken. Authorities were reviewing a video tape taken from the crime scene, according to police.

Martinsburg police ask anyone with information regarding the theft to call 304-264-2100.




Purses, wallets stolen from cars


RANSON, W.Va. - Purses and wallets were stolen when seven cars were broken into in Ranson over the weekend, police said.

The valuables were taken out of the cars after windows were smashed on the vehicles Friday night and Sunday night, said Ranson Police Department spokesman R.J. James.

In most of the cases, the thieves used whatever they could find at the locations, such as rocks or decorative paving bricks, to break the windows, James said.

The thefts occurred from Fifth Avenue and north, James said.

In two of the thefts, wallets that had been left in the cars were taken, James said.

In the rest of the thefts, purses were taken, he said.




Chambersburg, Pa., man hurt in crash


WILLOW HILL, Pa. - A Chambersburg, Pa., man was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Sunday afternoon after being injured in a motorcycle accident in Fannett Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Mark Rowles, no age or address given, was listed in fair condition Monday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said Rowles was riding a 1997 Suzuki north on Hill Road at 1:14 p.m. when he ran the cycle off the road and was thrown into a guardrail. Police said the accident happened about two miles south of Pa. 641.




Pa. man charged with assault


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A McConnellsburg, Pa., man was charged with aggravated assault Sunday after a woman was hit over the head with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and then cut with the broken bottle, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Roger Lee Barnett, 47, of 835 Lincoln Way East, also was charged with simple assault, harassment and driving under the influence. He was arraigned before District Justice David Hawbaker, police said.

According to police, Barnett and Patricia Ann Burbaker, 38, of Chambersburg, got into an argument at 4763 Burkholder Road at about noon. After being hit on the head, Burbaker was cut on the arm, an injury that required 12 stitches, police said.

Barnett fled the scene, but was later apprehended, police said.

Police said he was also being investigated for possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident.

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