Police log

February 16, 2004

Two men charged with burglary in city

The Hagerstown Police Department arrested two people in connection with a burglary at a vacant Hagerstown property owned by the city.

Police charged Steven L. Nelson, 42, of no fixed address, and Ciril E. Madison, 41, also of no fixed address, with fourth-degree burglary, criminal trespass and damage to property in connection with an 11:55 p.m. incident Friday at 212 N. Jonathan St. Nelson also was charged with resisting arrest, police said.

Police said a police K9 was used to help in the arrest of one of the men.

Deputy placed on leave after shooting

FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick County Sheriff's Department deputy has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly shot another deputy during a drug raid, police said.

The Sheriff's Department said the officer, whose identity has not been released, discharged his weapon during the execution of a search and seizure warrant Thursday evening in the area of Ladd Court in Frederick.


A round hit 10-year-veteran Richard Gast, police said. Gast was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was treated for his injury and released Friday.

Deputies would not comment Sunday evening on where Gast was hit.

Deputies said results from a preliminary investigation indicate the shooting was accidental. The officer is on leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.

Woman slightly hurt in Pa. 997 crash

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said one woman had minor injuries early Sunday morning in a collision at the intersection of Pa. 997 and Orphanage Road in Quincy Township.

Police said the crash occurred at 1:40 a.m. when a 1990 Oldsmobile driven by Carol Brown of Greencastle, Pa., was eastbound on Orphanage Road and entered the intersection, hitting the passenger's side of a 1991 Plymouth Voyager driven by Diana Myers of Zullinger, Pa.

The Voyager then hit a truck parked along the shoulder of Pa. 997, police said.

Myers was hurt in the crash, police said. Brown and her passenger, Wayne Bowman of Greencastle, were uninjured, as was Myers' passenger, Kenneth Myers of Zullinger.

Pa. man injured in Sunday crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man had minor injuries Sunday morning in a one-car accident in the 2700 block of Leafmore Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Police said Bradley S. Wright, 21, was driving west at 12:29 a.m. when he lost control of the 1991 Olds Cutlass Ciera and struck a snowbank. The car rolled over 21/2 times before coming to rest on its roof in a field, police said.

Driver avoids injury in Pa. crash

MONT ALTO, Pa. - No one was injured Saturday night when a vehicle struck a utility pole off Slabtown Road in Quincy Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Nadene Etzweiler, 29, of South Mountain, Pa., and two passengers were in a 1989 Chevy Blazer when she lost control of the vehicle on ice and went into a field before hitting the police.

The 9:42 p.m. accident happened about half a mile east of Pa. 997, police said.

No fatal crashes in county last month

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - There were no fatal vehicle accidents in Franklin County in January, but 99 people were injured in crashes, according to the monthly report issued by the Pennsylvania State Police.

During the month, troopers responded to 178 crashes and another 23 hit-and-run accidents. Thirty-one people were arrested for driving under the influence and 11 of the crashes were DUI-related, according to police.

Thieves steal aluminum pistons

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Thieves broke into a locked warehouse of Streigel Supply Co. in Fulton County, Pa., between Feb. 7 and 10 and made off with $75,000 worth of aluminum pistons, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Each of the 25 pistons is 2 feet long and 13 to 14 inches in diameter. Each is valued at $3,000.

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