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Police briefs

January 16, 2005

Fraudulent traveler's checks used at store


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are looking for the person who used fraudulent $100 Visa traveler's checks on Jan. 8 at The Bon-Ton at Chambersburg Mall.

The Bon-Ton notified police on Friday of the bad checks, police said.

Police said someone used the traveler's checks to purchase small items totaling $10 and received about $90 back in change. Two such transactions were made at different times during the same day, police said.

Anyone with information on this or similar incidents may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.




Two cans of soda stolen from trailer


McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Two cans of soda worth $1 were stolen Thursday from a trailer on Mountain Ridge Road in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg said.

Police said someone walked through the trailer and rummaged through two bedrooms. The soda was taken from a refrigerator, but nothing else was stolen, police said. Police said they think the person who took the soda fled the scene through the rear door.

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Anyone with information on the incident may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-485-3131 or Fulton County Crime Solvers at 717-485-5771.




One flown to hospital after Saturday crash


BUNKER HILL, W.Va. -One person was flown to the hospital after a vehicle accident early Saturday near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Scott Myers said Saturday night.

Myers said the one-vehicle accident happened about 12:45 a.m. at Winchester Avenue and Monument Lane.

The vehicle hit a pole and someone was trapped in the vehicle, Myers said.

Myers said he wasn't sure to which hospital the injured person was flown.

Another passenger was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., and later released, Myers said.

Myers said the accident is under investigation and that further details, including the names of those involved in the crash, were unavailable Saturday night.




Icy roads cause several accidents


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Icy roads contributed to minor accidents in the Baker Heights area, Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and on Blairs Valley Road in Washington County on Saturday morning, Tri-State area emergency services officials said.

At least one person might have been taken to a hospital following a two-vehicle accident at Charles Town Road and Safeguard Lane, according to Berkeley County Emergency Services.

No further information was available about that accident.




Car crashes into Martinsburg house


MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A car crashed into a house in the 600 block of South Queen Street around 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, according to Berkeley County Emergency Services.

Someone was transported to a hospital and at least one person was arrested, but a detailed report of the accident was not available, Martinsburg Police Sgt. John Sherman said.

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