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Police briefs

June 27, 2004

Alleged hit-and-run driver faces charges


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Shippensburg, Pa., man who allegedly drove away after a two-vehicle crash on Olde Scotland Road on June 19 is facing several charges, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release Saturday.

Timothy Adams, 42, driving a 1989 Dodge Caravan, hit a 1993 Ford Thunderbird that was turning into a driveway, then drove away, police said.

He was charged with causing an accident involving death or personal injury, causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle or property, and other traffic violations.

Joseph Statum of Shippensburg, a passenger in Adams' truck, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released, police said.

Police did not say if Adams or Jonathan Schelander, 17, of Shippensburg, who was driving the Thunderbird, were injured.




Police looking for truck that hit signs


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are looking for an older model pickup truck that hit three traffic signs on Stitzell Road Friday night and drove away.

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Police said the truck had "redneck" painted on the sides.

Police have asked anyone with information to call Trooper Dowlin at 717-264-5161.




Police seek couple in park robbery


FREDERICK, Md. - A man and a woman walking in Willowdale Park Saturday afternoon assaulted and robbed a man riding a bicycle, Frederick Police said in a news release.

At around noon, the woman kicked the man's bicycle, knocking him to the ground. The man with her pulled out a knife and jumped on the bicyclist, taking his money, police said.

The woman was described as black, 5 feet 4 inches tall, thin, and wearing a black T-shirt and black pants.

The man, who had a small straight-blade knife, was described as black, 6 feet tall, with a medium build and short hair, and wearing a black T-shirt and black jeans.

Frederick Police have asked anyone with information to call them at 301-694-2100.




Boys with BB guns charged with theft


FREDERICK, Md. - Two boys who had BB guns at the Best Buy on Guilford Drive on Thursday were charged with theft, the Frederick County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Store security saw a 15-year-old boy with a gun in his waistband and apprehended him, police said. Two other boys also were held. A fourth boy left the store and ran.

A nearby resident reported seeing the boy hiding in a building under construction at the Frederick Crossing Shopping Center.

Police surrounded the center. Two K-9 officers and their dogs searched for the boy, who finally emerged and was captured, police said.

The boy, who is 14 and lives in Frederick, also had a BB gun, which he left near where he was hiding, police said.

According to police, the boys earlier had stolen the BB guns from Wal-Mart on Guilford Drive.

The 15-year-old boy, who lives in Adamstown, Md., was charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and theft under $500.

The 14-year-old Frederick boy was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and theft under $500.

The other two boys were not charged and were released to their parents.

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