Police briefs

August 08, 2004

Juvenile charged in Friday night fire

A juvenile was charged with first-degree arson and other charges in connection with a fire that caused $30,000 in damages to a home on Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown on Friday, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

The release states that a cigarette was used to ignite combustible items in the attic of a two-story, wood-frame single-family home in the 900 block of Mount Aetna Road.

The fire happened about 6:10 p.m. and was under control in 10 minutes.

The juvenile, who is being held by the Department of Juvenile Services, was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and reckless endangerment, according to the release.

The fire caused $5,000 damage inside the house, the release states.

The Funkstown Fire Company and the Hagerstown Fire Department responded to the call.

Two flown to hospital after accident on I-81

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Two people were flown to the hospital on Saturday after an accident on Interstate 81 in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.


Police said the accident happened about 7 p.m. on southbound I-81 near the Marion exit.

Police had no information about where the victims were flown. No more details about the accident were available Saturday night.

Police are investigating the accident.

Police seek person who ditched trailer

Maryland State Police are looking for the person who abandoned a 70-foot-long mobile home on the shoulder of the eastbound lane of U.S. 340 just east of the intersection with Md. 67.

The trailer is tan with brown trim and has a hand-painted sign on it that says "FREE," police said.

Police believe the mobile home was parked there sometime between Sunday and Monday.

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