Police briefs

November 27, 2004

Televisions reported stolen from Pa. store

Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of five plasma television sets from an electronics store Friday.

The theft happened around 3:10 a.m. after a window of the Rex TV and Appliance store in the Chambersburg Mall was broken, police said in a press release.

A sixth plasma television was damaged, police said.

Damage was estimated at $9,200.

Anyone with information may call Trooper Walter Brunner at 717-264-5161.

Units respond to former YMCA building

Five units from the Hagerstown Fire Department were called to the former YMCA building at 149 N. Potomac St. at about 9:30 p.m Friday.

"We were dispatched for a possible chimney fire and upon arrival we found smoke in the building from the fireplaces," Battalion Chief Richard Hopkins said.


Firefighters spent about 20 minutes on the scene ventilating the building. They also put out fires that were burning in two fireplaces and checked the chimneys in both, Hopkins said.

There were no injuries, Hopkins said.

Truck catches fire on Interstate 81

A pickup truck caught fire Friday night and brought traffic to a standstill in the northbound lane of Interstate 81 near Williamsport, according to Capt. Gary Lady with the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co.

Firefighters from Hedgesville, W.Va., and with the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. put out the fire, Lady said.

Lady said firefighters from Hedgesville were transporting a fire engine to a repair shop near Williamsport when the call came in at 8:47 p.m. Traffic on I-81 was shut down temporarily while firefighters secured the area, Lady said.

The driver of the truck was not injured, Lady said.

Shooting victim remains critical

Cathy Myers, who was shot the morning of Nov. 15 at her 12507 Kemps Mill Road home in the Williamsport area, remained in critical condition Friday evening at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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