Police briefs

October 18, 2004

Multiple crashes are reported on interstates

Multiple separate car accidents were reported on the interstate highways in Washington County on Sunday, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class J.W. Eichelberger said.

While some of the cars were damaged and some drivers were taken to Washington County Hospital as a precautionary measure, none of the injuries appeared to be serious, he said.

The past few Sunday evenings, "traffic has been terrible," Eichelberger said.

He said drivers were going too fast and coming too close to other cars, and the result was numerous accidents, he said.

Among the accidents was a four-car chain reaction on Interstate 70 at 6:16 p.m., state police said.

One driver slowed down, a second and third car stopped, and the driver of the fourth car hit the car ahead of it, Trooper 1st Class Robert Care said.


The problem Sunday could be summed up in one word, Eichelberger said: "Impatience."

Men face theft charges from Pa. carwashes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two Tennessee men have been charged with stealing money from two carwashes Friday, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said an undetermined amount of cash was stolen from The Rain Tunnel, 1350 Orchard Drive, and $160 was taken from a change machine at Blue Diamond Auto Wash, 2098 Lincoln Way West. Police put the times of the thefts at about 10 p.m.

Charles W. Stevens, 36, of Corryton, Tenn., and Richard L. Dailey, 49, of Powell, Tenn., were charged with theft and arraigned before District Justice Kelly Rock, and jailed on $15,000 bond each, police said.

Equipment, tools stolen from Pa. home

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a burglary last week at a home in the 12000 block of Forge Road in Warren Township.

Police said three air compressors, a dehumidifier, two Estwing framing hammers, two Stanley pry bars, two shovels, a Craftsman tool set and other tools were taken. The burglary occurred between Oct. 9 and Saturday, police said.

Bulldozers damaged last week at landfill

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police say three bulldozers were damaged at a Greene Township landfill when they were started up and run into each other last week.

Police said the bulldozers were damaged between 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday at IESI Blue Ridge Landfill on White Church Road.

Pickup truck stolen from Pa. business

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A 1983 Ford F-150 pickup truck was stolen from a business in Peters Township between 5 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

The red and white pickup truck was stolen from Robert D. McCulloh Excavating & Paving Inc., 5006 Buchanan Trail West, police said. The truck, which had an aluminum toolbox and concrete saw in the bed, had Pennsylvania license plate YHZ-3103, police said.

Police: Jewelry reported stolen from Pa. home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Jewelry valued at several thousand dollars was stolen from an Antrim Township home Thursday, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The burglary took place at a home in the 10000 block of Worleytown Road, police said. Twenty DVDs, 20 video games, video game accessories and about $100 in cash also were taken, police said.

Man hurt in Sept. 19 crash is released

A Myersville, Md., injured in an accident on U.S. 340 on Sept. 19 was released from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Sunday, a spokeswoman said.

Richard W. Kettells Jr., 54, of Fischers Hollow Road, was injured when his 1993 Chevrolet Astro van traveled off westbound U.S. 340 near Valley Road at about 5:34 p.m., Maryland State Police have said.

Police said the Chevrolet struck an embankment and overturned in a stream bed.

Kettells spent several weeks in critical condition.

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