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Police log

February 23, 2004

Outlet fire causes damage to home


A house fire near the Forty West Landfill about 6 p.m. Sunday burned part of a closet, a bedroom and a hallway, Maugansville Volunteer Fire Co. Lt. Chuck Burleson said.

Two adults and their two children were home at 13026 Pine Hill Drive when the fire began. They evacuated the home and were not injured, Burleson said. He said he did not know their names.

Firefighters contained the fire when they arrived, he said.

The fire began in an electrical outlet by the bedroom, he said.

He did not have a cost estimate for the damage.

Pa. police probe theft of automobile


GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a 1989 blue Ford Tempo from the 400 block of Cedar Lane in Antrim Township, police said.

The vehicle, owned by Robert Sposito of Lilly, Pa., was taken Feb. 21 between 2 and 9 a.m., police said.

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Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

Horses flee after gate is removed


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Someone removed a gate from its hinges and allowed three horses to leave a corral on the property of Clifford Dewayne Hogue on the 2500 block of Edenville Road, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The horses entered a feed-storage area and damaged five to six bales of hay, police said. The incident happened Feb. 21 between 1 and 9:30 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

Two are injured in Pa. crash


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people were injured Sunday morning in an accident on Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

Beth Molsky, 36, of Dillsburg, Pa., received minor injuries in the 12:17 a.m. crash, police said. Dustin Varner, 24, of Chambersburg, was injured and transported to Chambersburg Hospital.

Molsky was wearing a seat belt and Varner was not, police said.

Two passengers in Molsky's vehicle, Chris Molsky, 37, and Jere Molsky, 7, were wearing seat belts and were not injured, police said. Two others, Luke Molsky, 4, and Tommy Molsky, 1, were in car seats and were not injured, police said.

The accident occurred when Molsky was backing her 1998 Plymouth Voyager from a private residence to travel east on Lincoln Way East, police said. Varner was traveling west on Lincoln Way East and, as Molsky began to travel east, Varner's 1985 Chevrolet S-10 collided with the Voyager in the westbound lane, police said. Varner's vehicle then traveled onto a lawn on the north side of the road and hit a mailbox, police said.

Varner was charged with driving under the influence, police said. Both vehicles received front-end damage, police said.

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