Police briefs - afternoon

March 02, 2005

Driver sought in Md. 63 incident

Maryland State Police are seeking the public's help in finding the driver of a car who apparently forced a Greencastle, Pa., woman to drive off northbound Md. 63 Tuesday evening, according to a news release.

Barbara Lee Rupp, 36, drove her 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier off northbound Md. 63 at Castle Hill Road, which is close to the Pennsylvania state line, and into a field where it overturned at about 6:05 p.m., police said.

Rupp was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected, police said. A passenger in the car, a juvenile, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries, police said.

Police said another car pulled onto Md. 63 into the path of Rupp's car, forcing her to "take evasive action."

The other vehicle was described as silver.

Rupp was listed in serious condition at Washington County Hospital this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police ask anyone with information on the accident to call Trooper 1st Class P. Martin at 301-739-2101.

Sheriff's deputies respond to calls

The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls since Tuesday, Sgt. Mark Knight said:

On Tuesday:

· At 11:30 a.m., two Coke machines at Food Lion, at 17718 Virginia Avenue, were reported broken into overnight. No damage estimate was listed.

· At 7:30 p.m., breaking and entering was reported in the 11300 block of Lakeside Drive. A Zenith VCR was reported stolen. There was no value listed.

· At 6 p.m., a powerwasher and some DVDs were reported stolen from a home in the 11300 block of Lakeside Drive.

· At 4 p.m., a 5-foot by 8- foot utility trailer was reported stolen from the 16800 block of Sterling Road. The trailer, with Maryland tags 744369G, was valued at $2,500.


· At 6:30 a.m., a windshield was reported broken on a car parked at Microtel Suites, at 13726 Oliver Drive in Maugansville. The windshield was valued at $300.

City residents face drug charges

FREDERICK, Md. - Two Hagerstown residents were charged with drug- and firearm-related offenses after a Friday traffic stop in Frederick County, according to a release from the Frederick County Sheriff's Department.

Kristina Angelina Imbraglio, 21, and John Thomas Pheabus, 31, both of Hagerstown, were charged after police searched the vehicle in which they were riding, police said.

At about 6:25 p.m., deputies saw a vehicle stopped in an intersection on Monocacy Boulevard, near the City of Frederick. They also saw four children, who were 5 years old or younger, unrestrained inside the vehicle and a fifth child was outside the vehicle, police said.

A police dog trained in drug sniffing alerted officers to the presence of drugs, police said. Deputies alleged that they found a syringe filled with heroin, caplets filled with heroin, cash and a loaded .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun that was cocked.

Imbraglio and Pheabus were charged Friday with transporting a firearm while engaged in drug trafficking, having a loaded firearm where an unsupervised minor could gain access and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute.

Pheabus was being held on a $250,000 bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, according to jail information. Imbraglio was being held there on $65,000.

Two injured when car, buggy collide

ORRSTOWN, Pa. - An Orrstown man and woman injured Sunday when a car struck a horse and buggy in Southampton Township remained in Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Tuesday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Eugene and Mary Weaver, ages and addresses unavailable, were flown to Hershey following the 9 a.m. accident on Rowe Run Road, according to Pennsylvania State Police. They were traveling east when they were hit from behind by a Ford Escort driven by Donald Ulsh, 67, of Orrstown, police said.

Mary Weaver was in critical condition Tuesday night, and Eugene Weaver was in fair condition, a spokeswoman said.

Ulsh was not injured in the crash, police said.

Stereo equipment stolen from vehicles

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Stereo equipment worth $505 was stolen from three unlocked vehicles between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said a 1996 Ford Explorer, 1993 Pontiac Sunbird and 1990 Pontiac Grand Am belonging to Stacey Lynn Foreman of 6583 Guitner Road were entered between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. A car stereo, 18 CDs and two speakers were stolen, police said.

Police also were investigating a series of other thefts from vehicles in Antrim and Montgomery townships in recent days.

Anyone with information about the thefts can call police at 264-5161.

Firearms reported stolen from Pa. home

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the theft of five firearms from a Montgomery Township man's home in February.

Police said the guns were removed from a gun cabinet in the man's Long Road home between Feb. 1 and Feb. 26.

Police warn against blocking parking

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Borough police are reminding residents not to block street parking spaces with furniture and other items in an attempt to reserve spots after it snows.

Police said on-street parking spaces can be used by anyone and placing chairs, tables or other items in the spaces is a violation of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Law. Police said officers will remove the items from the parking spaces when they see them.

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