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Police log

November 24, 2003

Fire under bridge being investigated


The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a brief fire Sunday under a bridge near Kmart.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said a small explosion occurred near railroad tracks under the bridge at Halfway Boulevard just before 8 p.m. Ernst said a wooden pallet, chair cushion and some aerosol cans were set on fire.

He said witnesses told investigators that four juveniles ran down the railroad tracks shortly after the incident.

The Halfway Fire Department briefly closed all but one lane of traffic in the area of the fire, Ernst said. It took firefighters about 10 minutes to extinguish the burning debris, he said.




City men face drug charges


The Hagerstown Police Department arrested two city men in connection with a drug investigation.

Police alleged John E. Claybon Sr., 51, of 447 N. Jonathan St., and Robert E. Turner Jr., 35, of 611 Knightsbridge Drive, were in the area of the 300 block of Jonathan Street Friday at approximately 9 p.m. to distribute drugs. Police allege they found a bag of fake crack cocaine during a search.

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Police said they charged each man with possession of, possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute a noncontrolled dangerous substance.




Stolen car sitting in parking lot for months


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police at Chambersburg recovered a stolen car at an Antrim Township hotel Thursday afternoon.

Police said they recovered a 1996 Infinite I30 in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn at 50 Pine Drive Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Police said the car was in the parking lot for several months.




Pa. man faces trespassing charge


MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Mercersburg man was charged with criminal trespassing and harassment after allegedly breaking into a woman's home between Friday evening and Saturday morning, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

Police charged Tony R. Daley, 32, in connection with an incident at 9580 Corner Road between 10 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. Police allege Daley, who was told by Rhonda S. Horn, 33, that he was no longer welcome in her home, entered the residence while she was sleeping.

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