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Police log

October 25, 2003

20 units at scene of Pennsylvania fire

QUINCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - At least 20 fire units responded to a house fire Friday night between Greencastle, Pa., and Mont Alto, Pa., according to Franklin County Emergency Services.

No injuries had been reported, a 911 dispatcher said late Friday night.

The fire at Rock Hill Road and Hades Church Road was reported at 8:31 p.m., the dispatcher said.

No additional information was available.

Juvenile accused of false alarm

CLEAR SPRING - A juvenile was referred to the Department of Juvenile Services after being accused of maliciously activating a false fire alarm Thursday night at Oak Hill House, a group home east of Clear Spring, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office said.

Five firefighters responded to a false alarm at 10 p.m. at the 12806 Independence Road home, according to a news release from the fire marshal's office.

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The juvenile also was referred to Juvenile Services for second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, the release states.

Deer carcass left in Pa. parking lot

ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are trying to find out who threw a deer carcass into the parking lot of I Skate 81 between 10 p.m. Thursday and 11:56 a.m. Friday.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

Lottery tickets are reported missing

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Lottery tickets worth approximately $64 were reported missing from Choice Outlet, 975 Lincoln Way West, according to a Pennsylvania State Police news release.

The tickets went missing between 5 p.m. Tuesday and midnight Wednesday, police said.

A suspect was being investigated, police said.

Streetlight knocked down near city alley

A Hagerstown streetlight was knocked down Friday afternoon near an alley in the first block of West Franklin Street, Hagerstown Police Officer Clif Briggs said.

A fireman at Pioneer Hook & Ladder Co. heard a thump around 1 p.m. and when he looked out he saw the streetlight had been knocked onto the sidewalk, police and fire officials said.

Police were investigating whether a delivery truck seen near the scene was involved, Briggs said.

Mulch fire forces evacuation of lab

WILLIAMSPORT - The Hagerstown Medical Lab in Williamsport had to be evacuated briefly Friday after smoke from a mulch fire filtered into the building, according to Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications.

A call for an odor of smoke in the 307 E. Potomac St. building was dispatched at 2:57 p.m. and firefighters cleared the scene at 3:20 p.m., according to the 911 dispatch center.

Accident shuts down Jefferson Boulevard

A three-car accident on Md. 64 near Md. 66 Friday morning temporarily closed Jefferson Boulevard (Md. 64) and sent people to the hospital, Maryland State Police said.

The accident occurred about 7:02 a.m. and the road was closed at 7:24, police said. The road was reopened at 8:09 a.m.

Child on bicycle is struck by car

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A child on a bicycle was hit by a car in St. Thomas Township on Thursday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The 9-year-old child, who was not identified, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released.

Police said a blue two-door car hit the boy about 7 p.m. as the boy went from Schoolhouse Lane to Schoolhouse Road.

The driver left the scene, police said.

Theft of bicycle at library probed

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of a men's bicycle from the Clear Spring Library, Sgt. Mark Knight said.

The theft was reported at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, he said. The bicycle was valued at $500.

The department is also investigating the theft of a 2001 Suzuki, valued at $1,000, Knight said. The theft was reported Thursday at 9 a.m.

Fire department provides batteries

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Using a grant from the Energizer battery company, the Waynesboro Fire Department is giving away 175 9-volt batteries.

The batteries are meant to be used in smoke detectors.

Waynesboro Fire Department Chief Dale Fishack recommended people change smoke detector batteries when they set their clocks back this weekend

Fishack said residents who need a battery can get one free at the fire station at 29 S. Potomac St. until Monday, Nov. 3.

Residents may call the fire station from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 717-762-2616.

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