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Police log

January 26, 2004

Crews respond to Morgan Co. house fire


CHERRY RUN, W.Va. - The cause of a fire that damaged a Morgan County, W.Va., home had not been determined as of Sunday night, according to Berkeley Springs Volunteer Fire Department Lt. James Steiner.

Steiner said the fire at the intersection of Householder and Poole roads was called in at 6:20 p.m. The fire may have originated in a wall of the two-story, wood-frame house, he said.

The fire was quickly brought under control and damage was limited, Steiner said. The house was occupied at the time, but no residents or firefighters were injured.

Units from Hedgesville, W.Va., and Hancock assisted at the scene. Firefighters were there for about 90 minutes, Steiner said.

Safe reported stolen from Pa. home


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a safe from a Hamilton Township home between 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

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Police said the blue Sentry safe was taken from a home on the 2300 block of Adrienne Lane. It contained $1,400 in cash, a Social Security card, a U.S. savings bond and credit cards, according to police.

Robbery investigated at Pa. woman's home


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a robbery early Saturday at a woman's home.

Police said the robbery was reported at 12:48 a.m. The woman said she allowed two black males into her home on the 7700 block of Lincoln Way East, believing that a male friend of hers was with them. The men then asked her for money, police said.

Police did not indicate whether any money was stolen.

The men left the house in her car, which later was recovered, according to police.

Tractor-trailer crash blocks lanes of 81


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An overturned tractor-trailer blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 for about two hours Saturday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Frederick Henry Wilson, 36, of New Cathedral, Md., had minor injuries in the 4:36 a.m. accident near Exit 14. He was driving south when he lost control of the 1995 International truck, which struck a guardrail and flipped onto its side.

The accident closed the southbound lanes between Exit 14 and Exit 10, police said.

Man injured in crash on Pa. 223


FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Chambersburg, Pa., man had minor injuries Saturday evening when his 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck crashed on Pa. 233 about 11/2 miles north of U.S. 30.

Police said Vincenzo Festivo, 37, was traveling south at 6 p.m. when the truck went off the road and into a ditch.

Woman, two children hurt in Pa. 997 crash


PLEASANT HALL, Pa. - A woman and two children had minor injuries Saturday in a 6:46 p.m. accident on Pa. 997 in Letterkenny Township, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said April Shipley, 22, of Newburg, Pa., was driving north when she lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice, striking a road sign and a utility pole. A 14-month-old girl and a 2-year-old boy also were hurt, police said.

Shipley, address unavailable, was cited for driving too fast for conditions, police said.

Man unhurt when wheel comes off SUV


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Fayetteville, Pa., man was unhurt Saturday when a wheel broke off his 1993 Ford Explorer, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Thomas Perry, 37, was driving north on U.S. 11 north of Frank Road when the wheel came off at 4:29 p.m. The Explorer then hit a utility pole, according to police.

Va. man faces DUI, weapon charges


FREDERICK, Md. - A Reston, Va., man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and carrying a concealed deadly weapon after a car crashed into a parked car and a wall Friday, according to the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Department.

A black Chevrolet Blazer hit a parked Ford Mustang in a snow-covered parking lot and then was driven into a cinder-block retaining wall near Pargo's Restaurant at 5597 Spectrum Drive, according to a police press release.

Zakary Sunrise Hubbard, 22, also was charged with disturbing the public peace, disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property and driving while impaired, police said.

Hubbard was released on personal bond by a District Court Commissioner.

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