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November 10, 2003

W.Va. home is destroyed by fire

GLENGARY, W.Va. - An A-frame home in the Glenwood Forest subdivision was destroyed by fire Saturday night, a spokesman for the Back Creek Valley Fire Department said.

Capt. John Chapman could not say what started the fire, adding that it is under investigation.

The fire, which was reported about 7:30 p.m., occurred along Huckleberry Drive, Chapman said. Glenwood Forest is a wooded subdivision off W.Va. 45.

Chapman said he did not know who lived in the house or who owned it.

Chapman said he believes no one was home when the fire started.

It took about 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control, Chapman said. Back Creek firefighters were assisted at the scene by the South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co. and the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Fire Department, Chapman said.

Pa. resident hurt in Sunday crash

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., resident was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center by Life Lion helicopter following a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Lemar and Renninger Roads in Peters Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.


Shawn Weller, 35, address unavailable, was listed in critical condition Sunday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said Weller was driving near the intersection shortly before 4 p.m. when the vehicle went off the road and hit a tree.

Woman avoids injury after crashing vehicle

MARKES, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a St. Thomas, Pa., woman was uninjured Saturday when she crashed her vehicle while trying to avoid a cat in the road.

Police said Rachele Renfrew, 18, was driving north on Pa. 416 in Peters Township at 1:42 p.m. when she lost control of the 1994 Toyota Corolla. The car crossed the southbound lane, went off the west side of the road and rolled over, going another 200 feet before coming to rest.

Man charged with harassment, littering

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - A Fort Loudon man was cited with harassment and littering after allegedly throwing corn cobs at another man's home Saturday night, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Mark Wise, 41, of 1660 Path Valley Road, allegedly pelted the Mullen Drive home of Wayne Ebersole between 11:10 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.

Man faces DUI charge

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Fayetteville, Pa., man with driving under the influence following a hit-and-run accident in Chambersburg Sunday morning.

Police said Charles Talhelm, 35, address unavailable, was stopped at 1:30 a.m. as he was walking along Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township. Police said he subsequently was charged in connection with his alleged involvement in the hit-and-run accident, which occurred in the 200 block of Lincoln Way East.

W.Va. men charged

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Two Martinsburg, W.Va., men were arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with an assault in Guilford Township.

Police said Doug N. Hartz of Fayetteville was assaulted at a residence in the 4000 block of Wayne Road.

Valentin Paniagua, 24, no address given, was charged with harassment, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Tomas Martinez, 24, address unavailable, was charged with public drunkenness.

Exhaust system stolen

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a chrome exhaust system off a truck between 10:30 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

Police said the exhaust pipes were removed from a 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer parked at the John Wayne Car Wash in Antrim Township. The truck belongs to William Mellott, 36, of Zullinger, Pa., police said.

Tractor-trailer robbed

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating a theft from a tractor-trailer parked at 11564 Hopewell Road between Thursday at 9 p.m. and Friday at 6 a.m.

Deputies said several truck drivers in the nearby area discovered the locks had been cut off their trailers during the period. Only one driver, James M. Williams, reported items were missing, deputies said.

Williams said several sets of tan Timberland coveralls were stolen from his load, deputies said.

Drug charges filed

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department arrested a Walkersville, Md., man Thursday evening after numerous people reported gunshots in the area of East Sixth Street and Chapel Alley.

Police allege they found a loaded .45-caliber handgun in the pants pocket of Jack T. Stewart Jr., 19, of 8833 Seekers Walk. Police also allege they found crack cocaine and $750 in cash on him.

Police charged Stewart with possession of and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of a handgun during a drug trafficking crime, carrying a deadly weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department's Special Operations Division arrested a Frederick man Saturday in connection with a month-long drug trafficking investigation.

Police allege they found about $5,800 worth of cocaine, more than $1,700 in cash and an indoor marijuana growing system at a residence and barber shop at 511 N. Market St.

Police charged the resident, John R. Lindsay, 23, with possession of and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Police also charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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