Police log

December 12, 2003

Smithsburg students face theft charges

SMITHSBURG - Two Smithsburg High School students were charged Thursday with stealing another student's vehicle.

Smithsburg Police said a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl got the keys to another student's vehicle and drove it away from the school parking lot about 12:30 p.m.

Police said the girls drove back to the school at least 40 minutes later and hit another vehicle as they parked.

The girls were arrested when they got out of the stolen vehicle. Police did not release their names.

Both girls were charged with juvenile delinquency by unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

The 16-year-old girl also was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and possession of tobacco products.


The 15-year-old girl also was charged with operating a motor vehicle on a learner's permit without supervision.

The girls were released to the custody of their parents.

Police looking for former city man

Police in Anne Arundel County, Md., are looking for a former Hagerstown resident wanted on a warrant for armed robbery.

Jerry Allen Morsell, 42, may be in the Hagerstown area, Hagerstown Police said.

Police said Morsell should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about him is asked to call Hagerstown Police at 301-790-3700.

Woman charged with theft from center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police charged a Mercersburg, Pa., woman with theft Thursday.

Stevie N. Gibson, 21, allegedly stole about $500 worth of merchandise from the Target distribution center on Archer Drive in Guilford Township, Pa., on Oct. 11, police said.

The items included a DVD player, a women's jacket, plush toy dogs and a throw blanket.

Woman charged with aggravated assault

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly slashing another woman with a box cutter Tuesday, according to borough police.

Shantel L. Love, 23, of 334 S. Hackberry Drive, was arraigned before District Justice John Weyman and released on bond, police said. She turned herself in to police after the 5:38 p.m. incident, police said.

Love and Brenzina Florian, 22, of Chambersburg, had gotten into a fight at 252 Larch Ave., police said. Florian was taken to Chambersburg Hospital, where she received seven stitches for a wound to her face and six staples to close another on her arm, police said.

Tool theft reported

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Police are investigating the theft of $4,199 in tools Wednesday night or Thursday morning from a construction site on Moss Spring Avenue in Antrim Township.

Police said the tools were stolen between 2 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday from a construction trailer belonging to Xtreme Builders of Mercersburg, Pa.

One hurt in crash

MARION, Pa. - One man was injured Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main and Colorado streets, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Paul B. Roseberry of Marion was treated at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital and later released, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police said the accident happened at 5:05 p.m. when a 2001 Honda Acura driven by Jeffrey A. Kessinger of Chambersburg drove into the intersection from Main Street and collided with a 1996 Toyota Tacoma driven by Roseberry.

Windshield smashed

MARION, Pa. - The windshield of a tractor-trailer was smashed Wednesday afternoon when it was hit by a chuck of ice that came off another truck on Interstate 81, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Melton William of Staunton, Va., was northbound near Exit 10 at 4 p.m. when the accident happened. William was not injured and the other truck did not stop, police said.

Machines vandalized

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating thefts from three Pepsi machines in Franklin County Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Police said two Pepsi machines at Jarrett's Sawmill, 3462 Path Valley Road, were broken into between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. About $10 was stolen and damage was estimated at $600, police said.

Between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, about $25 was stolen from a machine at St. Thomas Towing, 8565 Lincoln Way West, St. Thomas, Pa., police said. Damage was estimated at $25.

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